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petros
#1081
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Pope Francis: Abortion is never OK, equates it to 'hiring a hitman'
You can bet your boots that the Holy See has had a mountain of people hit over the last 1200 years.

A whole pile of dirt worshipping heathens.

Amen
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#1082
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

A whole pile of dirt worshipping heathens.
Amen

Protestants, Italian politicians, pregnant Nuns, whistle-blowing clergy, Jewish money-lenders, Knights Templar, competition for the Papacy Bishops, ....
 
spaminator
#1083
Vatican: gender theory a bid to 'annihilate nature'
Reuters
Published:
June 10, 2019
Updated:
June 10, 2019 12:33 PM EDT
Pope Francis celebrates the Pentecost mass-vigil on June 8, 2019 in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican.Getty Images
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican condemned gender theory on Monday as part of a “confused concept of freedom,” saying in a new document that the idea of gender being determined by personal feeling rather than biology was an attempt to “annihilate nature.”
LGBT rights advocates denounced the 30-page document, called “Male and Female He Created Them,” as harmful and confusing, saying it would encourage hatred and bigotry.
The document, the Vatican’s first on gender theory, was written by the Congregation for Catholic Education as an “instruction” to Catholic educators on how to address the topic of gender theory in line with Church teaching.
Rainbow flags are seen at the Stonewall National Monument, the first LGBTQ national monument, dedicated to the birthplace of modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights movement on June 4, 2019 in New York City. Pride Month 2019 marks The Stonewall 50th Anniversary. Getty Images
It was released as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world have been celebrating “Pride Month” amid a surge in demands for acceptance of the idea that gender is more complex and fluid than the binary categories of male and female, and depends on more than visible sex characteristics.
“The concept of gender is seen as dependent upon the subjective mindset of each person, who can choose a gender not corresponding to his or her biological sex, and therefore with the way others see that person,” the Vatican booklet says.
It says gender theories are “often founded on nothing more than a confused concept of freedom in the realm of feelings and wants, or momentary desires provoked by emotional impulses and the will of the individual, as opposed to anything based on the truths of existence.”
Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, which seeks to reconcile LGBT Catholics and the institutional Church, called the booklet “a gross misrepresentation” of the lives of LGBT people that could encourage violence against them.
“The misinformation the document contains will cause families to reject their children, and it will increase alienation of LGBT people from the Church,” he said in a statement.
While the document is not signed by Pope Francis, it several times quotes from his speeches and teachings and those of previous popes. It was issued with little advance notice to reporters and without the customary news conference.
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It denounced theories that attempted to “annihilate the concept of nature” and “educational programs and legislative trends that … make a radical break with the actual biological difference between male and female.”
A prominent American Jesuit writer, Father James Martin, tweeted: “The document is mainly a dialog with philosophers and theologians, and with other church documents; but not with scientists and biologists, not with psychologists, and certainly not with LGBT people, whose experiences are given little if any weight.”
DeBernardo added: People do not choose their gender, as the Vatican claims: they discover it through their lived experiences. The Church should respect and encourage this process of discovery, because it is a process by which individuals discover the wonderful way that God has created them.”
http://newwaysministry.org/media
http://torontosun.com/news/world/vat...ihilate-nature
 
Cliffy
+1
#1084
 
MHz
#1085
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Pope Francis: Abortion is never OK, equates it to 'hiring a hitman'

Anybody in the audience ask him wtfuk he knows about 'hitmen'? and why, . . . and how many molested kids were also 'whacked', as the Pope would probably say.
 
MHz
#1086
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

If the Clergy are the 'Patients' who is driving the bus?
 
Cliffy
#1087
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

If the Clergy are the 'Patients' who is driving the bus?

You in the market for a job?
 
Cliffy
+1
#1088
 
Cliffy
+1
#1089
 
Cliffy
+1
#1090
 
spaminator
#1091
Priest's 'racist' dog blamed for denying work to black housekeeper
Washington Post
Published:
August 19, 2019
Updated:
August 19, 2019 1:04 PM EDT
Rev. Jacek Kowal (LinkedIn)
The home of a Catholic priest was the last place LaShundra Allen ever would have expected to be denied work because of her skin colour, she said.
Allen, who is black, arrived with her white co-worker the morning of May 3 for what was supposed to be her first day cleaning the Rev. Jacek Kowal’s rectory at the Catholic Church of the Incarnation in Collierville, Tenn. The co-worker from the cleaning company who accompanied her, Emily Weaver, was quitting and came along to introduce Allen as her replacement.
But the women wouldn’t get far. The secretary stopped them, Allen told the Washington Post, and said she would have to go ask Kowal if the new arrangement was OK.
The secretary soon informed them it was actually not OK – because of the priest’s “racist” dog.
“I’m sorry,” Kowal’s secretary said, according to a complaint sent to the Catholic Diocese of Memphis last month. “We are not trying to be rude, but the dog doesn’t like black people.”
Allen said she “didn’t really even have words,” baffled at what she just heard. She was ultimately turned away, and the experience haunted her so much that she felt she could not stay silent. “They came at me like it was supposed to be a joke,” she said, “but it was not funny. There was nothing funny about it.” Allen and Weaver sent a racial discrimination complaint to the Diocese of Memphis on July 3, seeking a “settlement and compromise.”
But on Friday, the Diocese of Memphis said in a statement that it completed its investigation and found that what happened at the priest’s rectory “simply was not a case of racial discrimination” and that Kowal “did nothing wrong.” The investigation came in response to the complaint, which was first reported by the Commercial Appeal last week.
In the church’s version of events, the secretary’s words were, “Father Jacek’s dog is kinda racist” – although in the eyes of the diocese, the statement did not stem from any racial discrimination. The priest and church staff were strictly concerned that the dog, a German shepherd named Ceaser, could attack Allen or both women, based in part on a past incident the dog had with an African American person, according to the letter from Bishop David Talley.
“Although the parish staff member’s choice of words was highly unfortunate and imprecise – they were not motivated by racial animus,” Talley wrote. “Rather, the concern by all involved was the safety of these women, one of whom was a stranger to the dog, and they knew that attempting to crate the dog would be dangerous when its owner was not present.”
Allen’s attorney, Maureen Holland, said she was disappointed in the bishop’s finding. Allen said she feared the diocese was not taking her complaint seriously, especially because the church did not respond for weeks to her letter. Blaming a dog for racism, she said, appeared to mask underlying discrimination. And she felt both discipline and training for the priest and staff should have been required, “because he needs to know that it’s not OK to say something like that to people.”
“I took it to be that he was using [the dog] as an excuse,” Allen said. “Dogs can’t see colour. Dogs can only be taught who to be around and who not to be around.”
According to the diocese’s letter, Weaver said she would be happy to put Ceaser in his crate if the secretary was concerned the dog would become aggressive in Allen’s presence. Weaver never had any problems with the dog previously, according to her and Allen’s complaint. But Kowal insisted putting the dog in the crate would be too dangerous without his supervision, “as he was concerned that they would be at risk of being bitten,” Talley wrote. Talley said Kowal would have had the same fear regardless of any new visitor’s skin colour, because the dog does not like strangers.
Still, skin colour was also part of the discussion.
“The staff were aware that years ago the dog had been threatened by a person who happened to be African American, causing the dog to be somewhat more agitated initially around strangers with darker skin, until the dog gets to know them,” Talley wrote. “The replacement employee who was planning to enter the rectory was an African-American person the dog had never met.”
Talley said the employees’ interpretation that Kowal was “motivated by a desire not to have an African American housekeeper” was “simply not true.” He had previously employed an African American housekeeper for five years during his last assignment, Talley noted.
Nick Signaigo, the owner of the cleaning company, Master Building Service Contractors, said Allen and Weaver each called him “hysterical” in May to tell him what happened. The women’s accounts synced up, he said, and he felt like he needed to take immediate action. “I had to take care of my employees,” said Signaigo, a parishioner at Kowal’s church whose children attended Catholic school there.
He immediately severed the contract to clean Kowal’s rectory, although he retained contracts to clean the church and school. He also pulled his children out of the school, saying he felt as if the diocese was ignoring his employees.
“I’m Catholic, I’m a part of the diocese – that’s where I attended church, and I expect something like that to be handled professionally, quickly, and handled immediately,” he told The Post. “But it was not. . . . For this to happen to my employees upsets me highly.”
Kowal did not respond to requests for comment from The Post, but in a statement to the Commercial Appeal last week, he echoed Talley’s explanation, mentioning the dog’s “bad experience” with an African American person. “Since that time, Ceaser (the dog) has been aggressive with strangers until he gets to know them. And this is especially true for strangers that happen to be African American,” Kowal wrote to the newspaper. He strongly disagreed that the incident could be described as racist.
“As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I wholeheartedly believe all forms of discrimination based upon race or ethnicity are sinful and wrong,” he wrote. “As a pastor, I have ministered to, employed and worked with numerous African Americans. Their claim that I didn’t want an African American to clean my rectory is simply not true.”
An attorney for the diocese declined further comment.
Allen’s attorney, Holland, said that the diocese has not contacted her clients directly about their complaint.
http://torontosun.com/news/weird/pri...ck-housekeeper
 
Danbones
#1092


RACIST??? Against Blacks???

It's a BLACK DOG! FFS!!!
 
Cliffy
+1
#1093
 
Cliffy
#1094
Priest Says Fat Women Won't Go To Heaven, Woman Knocks Him Off The Stage

In the church, a priest is expected to perform ceremonies and give sermons to the congregation. The sermons usually address varied religious and scriptural topics. But it's easy to get carried away when you're preaching to a large gathering - like this priest in Brazil.
We'll tell you what he said, but what's more important is what happened to him after - a woman jumped on stage and proceeded to knock the said priest off the platform.
And it was all caught on camera. The video has obviously gone viral on the internet.
According to reports, the woman was listening from the audience but lost it when the priest said ‘fat women don’t go to heaven.’






More: https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/...ge-371635.html
 
spaminator
#1095
Catholic school bans 'Harry Potter' books because they contain 'actual curses and spells'
WENN - World Entertainment News Network
Published:
September 3, 2019
Updated:
September 3, 2019 10:31 AM EDT
GEE WIZ! HARRY'S HERE! Harry Potter And The Half-Blood PrinceGreg Henkenhaf, Toronto Sun
The Harry Potter books at a private Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee have been removed from library shelves on the advice of exorcists.
St. Edward Catholic school’s pastor Rev. Dan Reehil claims author J.K. Rowling’s books contain “actual curses and spells”, and therefore they’re not suitable for kids.
In an email to parents, obtained by The Tennessean, Reehil explains he consulted with exorcists, who recommended he remove the books.
He wrote: “The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.”
The school pastor reportedly sent the email after a parent asked why her daughter couldn’t find a Harry Potter book in the library.
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http://tennessean.com/story/news/rel...ool/2168489001
http://torontosun.com/news/world/cat...ses-and-spells
 
MHz
#1096
Should the 'day of the lord' tomorrow I don't hold much hope for everybody being around to post on that thread. Good thing conversion isn't part of the mandate. Opening your own yews is the task everybody is given. Not everybody is paying attention, the question here is, how many of you would be able to avoid being found by his band of roaming angels? When asked how many I helped the true answer will have to be 'zero'.
Joe:2:1-11:
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion,
and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:
let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:
for the day of the LORD cometh,
for it is nigh at hand;
A day of darkness and of gloominess,
a day of clouds and of thick darkness,
as the morning spread upon the mountains:
a great people and a strong;
there hath not been ever the like,
neither shall be any more after it,
even to the years of many generations.
A fire devoureth before them;
and behind them a flame burneth:
the land is as the garden of Eden before them,
and behind them a desolate wilderness;
yea,
and nothing shall escape them.
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses;
and as horsemen,
so shall they run.
Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap,
like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble,
as a strong people set in battle array.
Before their face the people shall be much pained:
all faces shall gather blackness.
They shall run like mighty men;
they shall climb the wall like men of war;
and they shall march every one on his ways,
and they shall not break their ranks:
Neither shall one thrust another;
they shall walk every one in his path:
and when they fall upon the sword,
they shall not be wounded.
They shall run to and fro in the city;
they shall run upon the wall,
they shall climb up upon the houses;
they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
The earth shall quake before them;
the heavens shall tremble:
the sun and the moon shall be dark,
and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army:
for his camp is very great:
for he is strong that executeth his word:
for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible;
and who can abide it?
 
MHz
#1097
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Catholic school bans 'Harry Potter' books because they contain 'actual curses and spells'
WENN - World Entertainment News Network
Published:
September 3, 2019
Updated:
September 3, 2019 10:31 AM EDT
GEE WIZ! HARRY'S HERE! Harry Potter And The Half-Blood PrinceGreg Henkenhaf, Toronto Sun
The Harry Potter books at a private Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee have been removed from library shelves on the advice of exorcists.
St. Edward Catholic school’s pastor Rev. Dan Reehil claims author J.K. Rowling’s books contain “actual curses and spells”, and therefore they’re not suitable for kids.
In an email to parents, obtained by The Tennessean, Reehil explains he consulted with exorcists, who recommended he remove the books.
He wrote: “The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.”
The school pastor reportedly sent the email after a parent asked why her daughter couldn’t find a Harry Potter book in the library.
J.K. Rowling set to unveil four new Harry Potter eBooks
#BLACKHOGWARTS: Trending Harry Potter hashtag gets love from J.K. Rowling
Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game
http://tennessean.com/story/news/rel...ool/2168489001
http://torontosun.com/news/world/cat...ses-and-spells

This is about Rome's 500 year rule over Jerusalem. Can you spot the place where God makes them stumble but not fall?
Da:8:9-12:
And out of one of them came forth a little horn,
which waxed exceeding great,
toward the south,
and toward the east,
and toward the pleasant land.
And it waxed great,
even to the host of heaven;
and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground,
and stamped upon them.
Yea,
he magnified himself even to the prince of the host,
and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away,
and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression,
and it cast down the truth to the ground;
and it practised,
and prospered.


There is more at play than the verses as the RCC has some masters that they obey right here. I fear this place is not ready for that truth, . . . and may never be. God has a solution to those that ignore 'tribulation, it is called Great Tribulation.
 
Cliffy
+1
#1098
 
spaminator
#1099
LILLEY: 'Scrap Catholic schools', says Liberal leader hopeful
Brian Lilley
Published:
October 25, 2019
Updated:
October 25, 2019 4:54 PM EDT
File shot of the Toronto District Catholic School Board building at 80 Sheppard Ave E. in Toronto.Michael Peake / Toronto Sun file
I remember the scene vividly while dropping by the campaign office of a local Liberal candidate.
I was dropping in to see a friend who was working on the campaign, and it was just him and the campaign manager doing some data entry ahead of the official campaign launch.
“Get me the list of Catholic school supporters and I’ll tell you where to put my signs,” the campaign manager said.
It was true then and in many cases is true now — the Liberal Party of Ontario draws a large part of their support from Catholic school supporters.
So it was more than a little surprising to hear Liberal leadership candidate Alvin Tedjo promise to scrap the Catholic school system if elected to lead his party.
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“I think it is time here in Ontario that we took a real look at this,” Tedjo said.
“We have multiple systems and we don’t need that.”
Tedjo points to claims that merging the Public and Catholic school boards would save $1.6 billion annually, with the money reinvested into classrooms.
You’ll forgive my skepticism, but we heard that municipal mergers would save money and most taxpayers wouldn’t say they’ve seen the savings.
Tedjo says municipalities and school boards are different, and believes the savings will still be there.
Given that Catholic school boards often pay employees slightly less, that they are — in general — more fiscally prudent, I can see those promised savings evaporate.
So what about all those families that send their children to Catholic school, would they still have that choice and simply see the administration sides merge?
No, Tedjo says it would be one board and that religion could be an elective that students could take but that no one would be forced to pray in schools — as many Catholic schools do to open the day.
“I am an unabashed defender of choice for families,” education minister Stephen Lecce said Thursday in response to the proposal.
“We will defend vigorously the maintenance of that system notwithstanding the requests by many Liberals including leadership aspirants to remove that choice from parents.”
There was a time when calls for removing funding for Catholic education would come mainly from the Progressive Conservative Party.
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The old Orange Lodge wing of the party never liked the idea that Catholic schools were funded.
Strange then that it was the PC government of Bill Davis that brought in full-funding for Catholic schools, and Mike Harris who extended that funding equity even further.
Those moves cost the PCs support years ago, and now they are defending the Catholic system while the Liberals — or, at least some Liberals — want the Catholic system to go.
Tedjo, who sends his own kids to a French Catholic school, says the current system is unfair.
“I have that choice but other Ontarians don’t have that choice. I don’t think it is fair to only provide for some parents,” Tedjo said.
Under his plan there would be more courses available for all faiths, but no denominational schools.
It’s worked in Quebec and Newfoundland but so far has been too controversial in Ontario.
It would not only require a constitutional amendment, it would require angering what was once the political base of the Ontario Liberal Party.
Tedjo is betting that the base of the party has changed and will be open to this idea.
It’s a risky bet, and not one that I’d be making if I were him.
http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...leader-hopeful
 
Cliffy
#1100
 
MHz
#1101
Why weren't they shut down after the Residential Schools became public knowledge. Kill Indian kids but coddle White kids. Let their banker buddies find somebody else to keep the consumers distracted from the financial rape that has been going on for 100's of years.

Nice to see you are part of the problem rather than the solution.
 
MHz
#1102
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Maybe you should try and remember the dead baby is the prize big pharma is after. There would be hell to pay if that business ever suffered a slowdown because safe sex was being practiced. 2 for 2 cliffy where you are supporting the corruption rather than exposing it. Kind of explains why you comments in the religious section are so stupid.
 
MHz
#1103
https://www.jstor.org/stable/223424?...n_tab_contents



https://www.theepochtimes.com/chapte...i_2661712.html



Special Series
Chapter Seven: Destruction of the Family (Part II)


The specter of communism did not disappear with the disintegration of the Communist Party in Eastern Europe
By The Editorial Team of "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party"
2 Comments July 13, 2018 Updated: September 26, 2019 Share



The Epoch Times is serializing a translation from the Chinese of a new book, How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World , by the editorial team of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party .
Table of Contents

5. How Communism Destroys Families in the West (continued)
b. Promoting Feminism and Spurning the Traditional Family (continued)
c. Promoting Homosexuality to Undermine the Family
d. Promoting Divorce and Abortion
e. Using the Welfare System to Encourage Single-Parent Families
f. Promoting Degenerate Culture

6. How the Chinese Communist Party Destroys Families
a. Breaking Up Families in the Name of Equality
b. Using Political Struggle to Turn Husbands and Wives Against Each Other
c. Using Forced Abortion for Population Control
7. The Consequences of Communism’s Assault on the Family
References
5. How Communism Destroys Families in the West (continued)

b. Promoting Feminism and Spurning the Traditional Family (continued)

Results of the Feminist Movement: Broken Families, Degenerate Relationships, Confused Sex Roles
Feminism is now prevalent in all sections of society. According to a public survey conducted by Harvard University in 2016, about 59 percent of women expressed support for feminist views.
One major assertion of contemporary feminism is that apart from the physiological differences in male and female reproductive organs, all other physical and psychological differences between men and women, including divergences in behavior and personality, are social and cultural constructs. By this logic, men and women should be completely equal in all aspects of life and society, and all manifestations of “inequality” between men and women are the result of a culture and society that is oppressive and sexist.
For example, the number of men working as executives in large companies, high-level academics in elite universities, and senior government officials far outstrips the number of women in similar positions. Many feminists believe this is mainly caused by sexism, when in fact a fair comparison between the sexes can be made only when considering factors such as ability, hours, work ethic, and the like. Success in high-level positions often requires long-term, high-intensity overtime work — the sacrifice of weekends and evenings, sudden emergency meetings, frequent business travel, and so on.
Having children tends to interrupt a woman’s career, and women are inclined to reserve time to spend with their families and children instead of dedicating themselves completely to their work. In addition, people with the aptitude to fill high-level positions tend to possess strong personalities, whereas women tend to be gentler and more agreeable. These are the main reasons why females fill such a small proportion of high-level positions. However, feminists regard women’s tendencies to be gentle and to orient themselves around family and children as traits imposed upon them by a sexist society. According to feminism, these differences should be corrected by services such as public daycare and other forms of welfare. [1]
Contemporary feminism cannot tolerate any explanation of inequality between men and women that bases its argument on natural physiological and psychological differences between men and women. All blame must be laid at the feet of social conditioning and traditional morality.
In 2005, Lawrence Summers, president of Harvard University, spoke at an academic conference to discuss why women are less likely than men to teach in the scientific and mathematics fields of top universities. In addition to highlighting the 80-some hours per week and unpredictable work schedules required for these positions (time most women would reserve for family), Summers proposed that men and women may simply differ in their competence when it comes to advanced science and math. Despite supporting his statements with relevant studies, Summers became the target of protests by the feminist organization National Organization for Women (NOW). The group accused him of sexism and demanded his removal. Summers was roundly criticized in the media and forced to issue a public apology for his statements. He then dedicated $50 million to increasing the diversity of the Harvard faculty. [2]
In 1980, Science Magazine published a study showing that male and female middle school students had significant differences in their mathematical reasoning ability, with boys performing better than girls. [3] A subsequent study that compared SAT math test scores for males and females found male examinees were four times as likely to achieve a score higher than 600, as compared with females. This gap became even more extreme at the 700-point threshold, where 13 times more male test-takers reached this score than did females. [4]

The same research team did another study in the year 2000, finding that both male and female SAT examinees who demonstrated mathematical genius on their SAT scores tended to obtain advanced degrees in science and math-related fields, and were satisfied with their achievements. Thus, Summers’s arguments were backed up by scientific data.
Some reports noted that Summers’s treatment following the 2005 conference mirrors the re-education policies used by communist regimes to suppress dissidents. Even as the causes of inequality had yet to be determined, equality of outcome was enforced by encouraging “diversity” — that is, ensuring there was a larger number of female instructors in math and scientific subjects.
It is simple to see the links between feminism and socialism. The 19th-century French diplomat and political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville said: “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: While democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” [5]
None of this is meant to prove that men are superior to women in intelligence or ability, as men’s and women’s talents manifest in different competencies. Deliberate attempts to eliminate differences between the sexes run counter to common sense and prevent both men and women from fulfilling their potential.
While the reasons for psychological and intellectual disparities between men and women may not be immediately obvious, denying their physical and reproductive differences flies in the face of fact. In the traditional view of both the East and the West, men are protective figures. It’s normal that firefighters are overwhelming male. However, feminists, believing in absolute equality between men and women, demand that women take on traditionally male duties, with unexpected results.
In 2005, the New York Fire Department allowed a woman to become a firefighter without passing the physical trials, which typically include completing tasks while wearing oxygen tanks and other equipment weighing 50 pounds. Other firefighters expressed concerns about this, saying that colleagues who couldn’t meet the standards would inevitably create burdens and danger for the rest of the team and for the public.
The fire department eventually hired the woman so as to avoid a lawsuit: Feminist groups had long blamed NYFD’s high physical standards for the low proportion of women entering the firefighting force. [6] The Chicago fire department faced similar challenges and was forced to lower the standard in order to increase the number of female firefighters.
In Australia, many city fire departments have implemented gender quotas. For each male applicant hired, a woman has to be hired as well. In order to meet this requirement, vastly different physical standards have been set for men and women despite their applying for the same dangerous, high-stress job.
This illogical campaign for equality of outcome didn’t stop there. The quotas created friction between male and female firefighters, who reported that their male coworkers blamed them for being unqualified and incompetent. Feminist groups latched onto this as “bullying” and “psychological pressure.” [7] The situation created yet another battle for feminists to fight in their ostensible crusade for equality.
But this absurdity is a deliberate step in the plans of the communist specter: By challenging the supposed patriarchy — that is, traditional society — feminism undermines the traditional family in the same way that class struggle is used to undermine the capitalist system.
In a traditional culture, it is taken for granted that men should be masculine and women should be feminine. Men shoulder responsibility for their families and communities by protecting women and children — the very patriarchal structure that feminism challenges on the grounds that it confers unfair advantages to men while restraining women. Feminism has no place for the traditional spirit of chivalry or gentlemanly behavior. In a feminist world, the men aboard the sinking Titanic would not have sacrificed their places in the lifeboats so that the female passengers could have a better chance at survival.
Feminism’s crusade against patriarchy has also entered the realm of education. In 1975, a Pennsylvania court ruling on a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Athletic Federation ordered that schools must include both male and female students in all physical activities, including wrestling and American football. Girls were not allowed to abstain on the basis of their gender alone. [8]
In the 2013 book The War Against Boys: How Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men, American scholar Christina Hoff Sommers argued that masculinity is under attack. [9] She showcased the example of Aviation High School in Queens, New York, which primarily accepts students from low-income families. The school raised these children to high standards of academic achievement and was ranked as one of the best high schools in America by U.S. News and World Report.
The school specializes in teaching its students via hands-on projects such as constructing electrical mechanical aircraft, and unsurprisingly, the class body is overwhelmingly male. Girls, while making up a smaller percentage of students, also perform remarkably and earn the respect of their peers and instructors.
Nevertheless, Aviation High School faced increasing criticism and threats of lawsuits from feminist organizations demanding that more female students be admitted. Speaking at the White House in 2010, the founder of the National Women’s Law Center took specific aim at Aviation High School as a case of “gender isolation” and said, “We are hardly going to rest on our laurels until we have absolute equality, and we are not there yet.”
 
MHz
#1104
For feminists, raising boys to pursue masculine traits of independence and adventure, and encouraging girls to be gentle, considerate, and family-oriented, amounts to nothing more than oppression and sexist inequality.
Modern feminism is forcing society into a gender-free future by attacking the psychological characteristics of men and women that characterize their respective sex. This has particularly severe implications for children and young people who are in their formative years and among whom increasing numbers are expected to become homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.
This is already underway in some European countries, where more and more children report feeling that they were born in the wrong body. In 2009, the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), based at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London, received 97 referrals for sex transitioning. By 2017, GIDS was receiving more than 2,500 such referrals annually. [10]
Traditional society regards childbirth and the education of children to be the sacred duty of women, ordained by God or Heaven. In the annals of both the East and the West, behind every great hero is a great mother. Feminism discards this tradition as patriarchal oppression, and holds that expecting women to be responsible for raising their children is a key example of this oppression.
Contemporary feminist literature is replete with denunciations of motherhood and married life as being monotonous, boring, and unfulfilling. The bias of this dim view is apparent when considering the personal lives of well-known feminists. Nearly all of them suffer from broken relationships or failed marriages, or they are childless.
Feminism has opened the door to all kinds of ridiculous notions. There are those who insist that “the personal is political” and see domestic conflicts as gender wars. Some consider men parasites who enslave women’s minds and bodies. Others describe children as a hindrance to women looking to reach their full potential and claim that the roots of oppression are in the family structure.
Modern feminism openly proclaims that its aim is to destroy the traditional family. Typical statements include the following: “The precondition for women’s liberation is an end to the marriage system.” [11] “The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn’t be.” [12] “We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.” [13]
Feminist movements resolved supposed social problems by promoting moral degeneracy and destroying human relations in the name of “liberation.” According to Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an American economist and gender specialist, modern feminism is the major contributing factor to a large number of single-mother households, while no-fault divorce actually provides a convenient means for men to abandon their responsibilities. Ironically, feminism’s assault on the existing family structure works to destroy the haven that ensures the happiness and security of most women.
Easy divorce did not emancipate women. Studies found that 27 percent of divorced women were living below the poverty line, a percentage three times higher than that of divorced men. [14] The specter of communism cares nothing about women’s rights. Feminism is merely its tool to destroy families and corrupt humankind.
c. Promoting Homosexuality to Undermine the Family

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement has been closely associated with communism ever since the first utopians began touting the practice of homosexuality as a human right. Since the communist movement claims to emancipate people from the bondage of traditional morality, its ideology naturally calls for LGBT rights as a part of its program of “sexual liberation.” Many proponents of sexual liberation who staunchly support homosexuality are communists or share their views.
But the communist specter isn’t genuinely interested in the rights of the LGBT community. It is using the vehicle of LGBT rights for its own end—to destroy the family structure.
The world’s first major LGBT movement was started by senior figures of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) during the 1890s. Led by Magnus Hirschfeld, this group promoted homosexuality as being “natural” and “moral.” In 1897, the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee, known in German as the Wissenschaftlich-humanitäres Komitee (WhK), was founded by Hirschfeld to advocate for LGBT causes and began its first public campaign that year.
In 1895, when British writer Oscar Wilde was investigated for his sexual relationship with another man, the SPD was the only group that stood up in his defense. SPD leader Eduard Bernstein proposed a bill to overturn the law banning sodomy.
One of the most radical examples of sexual liberation in the era followed the Bolsheviks’ October Revolution in Russia. Soviet sexual policies, which were discussed earlier in this chapter, abolished legal prohibitions on homosexual relationships, making the Soviet Union the most liberal country on earth by leftist standards.
In 1997, the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa passed the world’s first constitution that recognized homosexuality as a human right. The ANC, a member of the Socialist International (formerly a branch of the now-defunct Second International), has consistently supported homosexuality.
Inspired by Hirschfeld’s WhK, in 1924, Henry Gerber founded the Society for Human Rights (SHR), the first American LGBT rights organization. SHR was short-lived, as several of its members were arrested soon after its establishment. In 1950, American communist Harry Hay founded the Mattachine Society in his Los Angeles residence. The organization was the first influential LGBT group in the United States. It released its own publications and expanded to other areas.
By tying together LGBT rights and sexual liberation, and thereby normalizing promiscuity in general, communists have undermined the sanctity of marriage, setting the stage to further destroy the family.
In the 1960s, accompanying the wave of sexual liberalization and the hippie movement, the homosexual cause went public. In 1971, the National Organization for Women (NOW), a major American feminist organization, stated its support for homosexual rights.
Communism’s promotion of homosexuality, has contributed to the growth of a number of unhealthy states that are prevalent in the LGBT community. Many studies confirm that homosexuals have significantly higher rates of certain sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, higher rates of depression, committing suicide, and abusing drugs than the general population, even in countries such as Denmark, where same-sex marriages have long been legal and destigmatized. [15] [16] The prevalence of AIDS and syphilis among homosexuals is between 38 and 109 times that of the normal population. [17] Before the breakthroughs in AIDS treatment made in the 1990s, the average lifespan of homosexuals was eight to twenty years shorter than the average population. [18] These facts do not suggest that homosexuality is healthy.
The LGBT movement, sexual liberation, and feminism have put the family structure and human morality under siege.
Everyone should be treated with kindness and compassion. Gods created man and woman in their own image, and thereby set the conditions for being human. True compassion is reminding people to live by divinely established moral codes.
d. Promoting Divorce and Abortion

Before 1969, state laws across the United States on divorce were based on traditional religious values. In order for a divorce to be considered, it required a legitimate claim of fault from one or both of the spouses. Western religion teaches that marriage was established by God. A stable family is beneficial to the husband, wife, children, and all of society. For this reason, the church and U.S. state laws all stressed the importance of preserving marriages, except in extenuating circumstances.
But in the 1960s, the ideology of the Frankfurt School had radiated out to society. Traditional marriage came under attack, and the most damage was done by liberalism and feminism.
Liberalism rejects the divine nature of marriage by reducing its definition to a social contract between two people, while feminism views the traditional family as a patriarchal instrument in the suppression of woman. Divorce was promoted as a woman’s liberation from the “oppression” of an unhappy marriage, or her path to a thrilling life of adventure. This mindset led to the legalization of no-fault divorce, allowing either spouse to disband a marriage as irreconcilable for any reason.
The U.S. divorce rate grew rapidly in the 1970s. For the first time in American history, more marriages were being ended not by death but by disagreements. Of all couples wed in the 1970s, nearly half would divorce.
Divorce has deep and long-lasting effects on children. Michael Reagan, the adopted son of former President Ronald Reagan, described the separation of his parents: “Divorce is where two adults take everything that matters to a child — the child’s home, family, security, and sense of being loved and protected — and they smash it all up, leave it in ruins on the floor, then walk out and leave the child to clean up the mess.” [19]
Advocates of sexual liberation believe that sex should not be limited to the confines of marriage, but unwanted pregnancy presents a natural obstacle to this sort of lifestyle. Contraceptives may fail, so the promoters of unrestricted sex took up the cause of legalized abortion rights. At the 1994 U.N. International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, it was openly stipulated that “reproductive rights” are a natural human right, including the right to a “satisfying and safe sex life,” which covers abortion on demand. [20]
At the same time, feminists introduced the slogan “My Body, My Rights” to argue that women have the right to choose whether to give birth to or kill their unborn children. The debate expanded from allowing abortion in special circumstances to giving women the power to unilaterally end human life.
By killing the unborn, people have not only been led to commit monstrous crimes, but they also have abandoned the traditional understanding that life is sacred.
e. Using the Welfare System to Encourage Single-Parent Families

In 1965, just 5 percent of children were born to unmarried mothers. [21] In that time, it was taken for granted that children grew up knowing their biological fathers.
By the 2010s, however, unwed mothers accounted for 40 percent of births. [22] From 1965 to 2012, the number of single-parent families in America shot up from 3.3 million to 13 million. [23] Though some fathers stayed, through cohabitation or later marriage, the majority of children born to these single mothers grew up without their fathers.
Fathers serve as role models to their sons, teaching them how to be men, and show their daughters what it feels like to be respected in the way women deserve.
Children suffer greatly from the absence of a father. Research shows that children who grew up without fathers often suffer from low self-esteem. They are likely to skip classes and drop out of school at a rate as high as 71 percent. Many do drugs, join gangs, and commit crimes: 85 percent of jailed youths and 90 percent of vagrants were raised in fatherless households. Early sexual experience, teen pregnancy, and promiscuity are common. People who grew up without their fathers are 40 times more likely to commit sex offenses compared with the rest of the population. [24]
The Brookings Institute offered three key pieces of advice for young people looking to escape poverty: Graduate from high school, get a full-time job, and wait until age 21 to marry and have children. Statistically speaking, only 2 percent of Americans who meet these conditions live in poverty, and 75 percent are considered middle class. [25] In other words, completing one’s education, finding employment, marrying at a suitable age, and having children in the confines of marriage is the most reliable way to become a responsible adult living a healthy, productive life.
Most single mothers rely on government charity. A report published by The Heritage Foundation used detailed statistical data to show that the welfare policy so strongly advocated by feminists actually encourages the creation of single-mother households, even to the point of penalizing couples who marry, as they receive fewer benefits. [26] The government has effectively replaced the father with welfare.
Welfare policies have not helped families living in poverty. Instead, they have simply supported the ever-increasing number of single-parent families. With the children of such households themselves prone to poverty, the result is a vicious cycle of expanding reliance on state aid. This is exactly what the specter of communism aims to achieve: control over every aspect of the individual’s life through high taxation and omnipresent government.
f. Promoting Degenerate Culture

The Wall Street Journal published a report quoting a U.S. Census Bureau finding that in 2000, 55 percent of people between the ages of 25 and 34 were married, and 34 percent had never been married. By 2015, these figures had changed to 40 percent and 53 percent, respectively. Young people in the United States are avoiding marriage because in today’s culture, sex and marriage are considered separate. What do they need to get married for? [27]
In this degenerate environment, the trend is toward casual, no-strings-attached hookups. Sex has nothing to do with affection, not to mention commitment and responsibility. Even more frightening is the profusion of myriad sexual orientations. The social media site Facebook’s user profile options, for example, include sixty different types of sexual orientations. If young people can’t even tell whether they are male or female, how will they view marriage? The evil specter has used the law and society to completely rework these God-given concepts.
“Adultery” used to be a negative term referring to immoral sexual habits. Today, it has been watered down to “extramarital sexual relations” or “cohabitation.” In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the protagonist Hester Prynne committed adultery and struggled to remake herself through repentance, but in today’s society, repentance is not necessary: Adulterers can enjoy life holding their heads high and proud. Chastity used to be a virtue in both Eastern and Western cultures. Today, it is treated as an anachronistic joke.
Passing judgment on homosexuality and sexual morality is forbidden under today’s political correctness. The only acceptable stance is to respect others’ “free choice.” This is true not only in everyday life, but throughout academia, in which morality is divorced from practical reality. Deviated and degenerated things have been normalized. Those who indulge in their desires feel no pressure or guilt.
Western people under the age of 50 can barely remember the culture that used to exist in society, in which almost all children grew up with the presence of their biological fathers. “Gay” meant “happy.” White wedding gowns represented chastity. Pornographic content was banned from TV and radio. But that was undone in just sixty years, as the devil completely overturned the traditional way of life.
6. How the Chinese Communist Party Destroys Families

a. Breaking Up Families in the Name of Equality

Mao Zedong’s slogan “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” has now made its way to the West as a trendy feminist catchphrase. The ideology that men and women are the same, promoted under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party, is essentially no different from Western feminism. In the West, “gender discrimination” is used as a weapon to maintain a state of “political correctness.” In China, though it differs in practice, the label “male chauvinism” is used to similar destructive effect.
The gender equality advocated by Western feminism demands equality of outcome between men and women through measures such as gender quotas, financial compensation, and lowered standards. Under the CCP’s slogan that women hold up half the sky, women are expected to show the same ability in the same work that is done by their male counterparts. Those who attempted to perform tasks for which they were hardly qualified were lauded as heroines and awarded titles such as March 8th Red Banner Holder.
Propaganda posters in the 1960s or ’70s typically portrayed women as physically robust and powerful, while Mao enthusiastically called on women to turn their love for makeup to military uniforms. Mining, lumbering, steelmaking, fighting in the battlefield — every type of job or role was opened up to them.
On October 1, 1966, the People’s Daily carried a story titled “Girls Can Slaughter Pigs, Too.” It described an 18-year-old girl who became a local celebrity working as a slaughterhouse apprentice, where studying Mao Zedong Thought helped her to work up the courage to slaughter pigs. She said, “If you can’t even kill a pig, how can you expect to kill the enemy?” [28]
Although Chinese women “hold up half the sky,” feminists in the West still find China’s gender equality lacking in many areas. The CCP’s Politburo Standing Committee, for example, never has any female members, for fear that this would encourage a social movement for more political rights, such as democracy, which would pose a threat to the Party’s totalitarian rule.
Out of similar concerns, the Party also refrained from publicly supporting homosexuality, instead taking a neutral stance on the issue. However, seeing it as a convenient tool in the destruction of humankind, the Party encouraged homosexuality to grow in China by using the influence of media and popular culture. Since 2001, the Chinese Society of Psychiatry no longer lists homosexuality as a mental disorder. The media also quietly substituted the word “gay” with “comrade,” a term with more positive connotations. In 2009, the CCP approved the first Chinese LGBT event — Shanghai Pride Week.
The approaches may vary, but everywhere the devil pursues the same goal: to abolish the traditional ideal of a good wife and loving mother, to force women to abandon their gentle character, and to destroy the harmony between men and women that is needed to create a balanced family and bring up well-adjusted children.
b. Using Political Struggle to Turn Husbands and Wives Against Each Other

Traditional Chinese values are based on family morality. The devil knows that the most effective way to undermine traditional values is to start with sabotaging human relations. In the continuous political struggles started by the CCP, family members reported each other to the authorities, in a mad competition for a better political status. By betraying those closest to them, they could demonstrate a firmer, more loyal stance in favor of Party orthodoxy.
In December 1966, Mao’s secretary Hu Qiaomu was dragged to the Beijing Iron and Steel Institute, where his own daughter took to the stage and shouted, “Smash Hu Qiaomu’s dog head!” Although she did not actually smash her father’s head, there were others who did just that. At the time, there was a “capitalist” family in the Dongsi subdistrict of Beijing. Red Guards beat the old couple nearly to death and forced their middle-school-age son to beat them. He used dumbbells to smash in his father’s head and went insane afterward. [29]
Often, those condemned by the Party as “class enemies” would disown their families so as to spare them from implication. Even “class enemies” who committed suicide would first have to break off family ties lest the CCP hound their family members after their suicide.
For example, when the literary theorist Ye Yiqun was persecuted and driven to suicide in the Cultural Revolution, his parting letter read, “Going forward, the only thing that is required of you is to resolutely listen to the Party’s words, stand firm on the Party’s position, gradually recognize my sins, stir up hatred against me, and unwaveringly break off our familial ties.” [30]
The persecution against the spiritual practice Falun Gong, which has continued since 1999, is the largest political campaign launched by the CCP in the modern era. A common strategy the authorities use against Falun Gong practitioners is to coerce their family members to aid in the persecution. The CCP imposes administrative harassment, financial penalties, and other forms of intimidation upon family members to get them to use any means to pressure practitioners into giving up their faith. The CCP blames the victims of persecution for practicing Falun Gong, telling them that their families are being implicated because they refuse to compromise their beliefs.
Many Falun Gong practitioners have been divorced or disowned by their loved ones due to this form of persecution. Given the large number of people practicing Falun Gong, countless families have been torn apart by the Party’s campaign.
c. Using Forced Abortion for Population Control

Shortly after Western feminists succeeded in the battle to legalize abortion, women in the People’s Republic of China had abortion imposed upon them by the CCP’s family-planning policies. The mass killing of the unborn has resulted in a humanitarian and social disaster of untold scale.
The CCP follows Marxist materialism and believes that childbirth is a form of productive action no different from steelmaking or agriculture. It thus follows that the philosophy of economic planning be extended to the family. Mao said: “Mankind must control itself and implement planned growth. It may sometimes increase a bit, and it may come to a halt at times.” [31]
In the 1980s, the Chinese regime began to implement the one-child policy with extreme and brutal measures, as exhibited by slogans unfurled across the country: “If one person violates the law, the whole village will be sterilized.” “Birth the first, tie your tubes after the second, scrape out the third and fourth!” (A variation of this slogan was simply “Kill, kill, kill the third and fourth.”) “We would rather see a stream of blood than a birth too many.” “Ten more graves is better than one extra life.” Such bloodthirsty lines are ubiquitous throughout China.
The Family Planning Commission uses heavy fines, plunder, demolition, assault, detention, and other such punishment to deal with violations of the one-child policy. In some places, family-planning officials drowned babies by throwing them into paddy fields. Heavily pregnant women were not exempt. Even with childbirth just days away, they were forced to have abortions.
According to incomplete statistics published in the China Health Yearbook, the total number of abortions in China between 1971 and 2012 was at least 270 million. That is, over a quarter of a billion unborn children were killed by the CCP over this period.
One of the most serious consequences of the one-child policy is the disproportionate number of female infants aborted or abandoned, leading to a serious imbalance in the sex ratio of Chinese under the age of 30. Due to the shortage of girls, it is estimated that by 2020, there will be some 40 million young men who cannot marry a woman of childbearing age.
China’s man-made sex imbalance has triggered serious social problems, such as an increase in sexual abuse and prostitution, commercialized marriage, and trafficking of women.
7. The Consequences of Communism’s Assault on the Family

Marx and other communists advocated the abolition of the family by pointing out and exaggerating the existence of phenomena such as adultery, prostitution, and illegitimate children, despite the fact that the communists themselves also were guilty of these things.
The gradual degeneration of morality that occurred in the Victorian era eroded the sacred institution of marriage and brought people further from divine teachings. The communists urged women to violate their marital oaths for the sake of their supposed personal happiness, but the result was the opposite, like drinking sea water as a remedy for thirst.
The communist specter’s “solution” for oppression and inequality amounts to nothing more than dragging down the standards of human morality to hellish depths. It made behavior once universally condemned as ugly and unforgivable into the new norm. In the “equality” of communism, all are marching toward the same fate—destruction.
The communist specter created the mistaken belief that sin is not caused by the degeneration of morality, but by social oppression. It led people to find a way out by turning their backs on tradition and moving away from God. It used the beautiful rhetoric of freedom and liberation to advocate feminism, homosexuality, and sexual perversion. Women have been stripped of their dignity, men have been robbed of their responsibility, and the sanctity of family has been trampled upon, turning the children of today into the devil’s playthings.
Read Chapter Eight here.

While Communism is mentioned here the 70 years of medical and social experiments don on the many villages in Canada's north is where the data comes from. Even the ones publishing the results are smart enough to change who is doing the crimes that nobody will challenge that while if they admitted they were the cause of it all they would be 'out of business forever' within a few short weeks, probably with many dead.
 
DaSleeper
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Cliffy
#1106
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Maybe you should try and remember the dead baby is the prize big pharma is after. There would be hell to pay if that business ever suffered a slowdown because safe sex was being practiced. 2 for 2 cliffy where you are supporting the corruption rather than exposing it. Kind of explains why you comments in the religious section are so stupid.


 
Cliffy
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The walking wounded: In Canada, survivors of Catholic Church sex abuse await a reckoning

While countries around the world make meaningful change in the wake of devastating abuse, Canadian survivors are left to make things right on their own


Rob Bowden, a goldsmith in Sydney, Cape Breton, is plagued by nightmares from the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. Evelyn Korkmaz in Ottawa has recurring flashbacks of the mental, physical and sexual abuse she experienced in the early 1970s at the notorious St. Anne’s residential school in northern Ontario, and sometimes stutters when she tries to speak. Across the country in Tsawwassen, B.C., Nicholas Harrison still bears a scar that snakes across his chin from when he says he was thrown down the stairs at school as an eight-year-old.
All three are survivors of clergy abuse. Yet, even after decades of abuse-related scandals in the Catholic Church, there is little understanding of how many other walking wounded there are across Canada, and the true scope of the damage.
In countries such as Australia, the United States and Ireland, revelations of the scale of abuse meted out by Catholic priests and other religious figures have been making headlines and forcing meaningful changes, spurred by a combination of pressure from survivors’ groups, public outrage and criminal investigations.
But such a broad reckoning has yet to unfold here in Canada, where we are still trying to grasp the enormity of the abuse against thousands of First Nations, Inuit and Métis boys and girls at residential schools, many of which were Catholic run.


More: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...urch-sex-abuse
 

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