Tuesday, June 14, 2016


The left chose Islam over you.

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, all of the cool kids on Facebook raced to get that hip rainbow overlay for their profile picture. Your news feed was full of friends* who couldn't wait to remind those homophobic Christians that their hateful marriage amendments had failed.

If you didn't feel like a pawn after that spectacle, then the silence which has followed the killing of 50 gays by a Muslim man should leave you with no doubt.

The left has its religion, and it has nothing to do with your rights. Islam is the religion of the left. You were never anything more than a token that the left wanted to claim to protect from the the group the left wants to shame out of existence: that being, anyone who doesn't abide by its politically correct, privilege checking, greatness eliminating, false-equality enforcing rules. The left is full of people who are quick to accuse others of hate, racism, and sexism when they do not abide by the left's rules, and you were only going to benefit from that as long as it didn't infringe on the left's religion.

Monday, June 13, 2016


Where is the social justice outcry against Islam after the shooting at a gay bar in Florida? Facebook is clearly struggling to fill my feed this week

When Christians from Westboro Baptist Church hold signs, it's national news. They are called racists and bigots. They are rightly ostracized and shunned. But no one goes out of their way to make a distinction between Westboro and other Christians. When a Christian does something racist or bigoted or wrong, social media doesn't fill up with stories explaining how that one person is an outlier. When a Catholic priest molests a boy, all Catholic priests are suspects. And Catholics who support priests are deluded deniers. And so on.

Friday, June 10, 2016


For many people, it's too late to change. It's too late for them to recover. Their body or mind is too far gone to heal itself. You see these people in dialysis or nursing homes for a while, and then they are gone. At some point, your body can no longer heal itself, and your mind can't find its way back.

You are not one of those people. You have taken steps to get your body back to a self-healing status, and your body has responded. You have highs and lows--and while you don't always seem to know where you are, you do know where you don't want to be. While that doesn't necessarily help you find your destination, it does help you know the areas to avoid. Sometimes that's what success looks like--I know, because much of my success is due to nothing more than simply avoiding disaster.

Your body will recover remarkably as long as you continue to choose what is good.

Your mind will find peace if you spend time in the company of those who have your best interests at heart.

Thursday, June 2, 2016


The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered," contrary to natural law, and separate sexual acts from the gift of life. The same Catechism teaches that marriage is a covenant by which a man and woman are joined for life, for the good of the spouses, and the procreation of children.

In short, the Catholic Church teaches that homosexuality and marriage are not compatible. But that's not what this blog is about.

The use of a constitutional amendment to legally define marriage as being between a man and woman was never a moral approach. That's what this is blog is about. Beyond those laws which prevent murder and theft, laws only serve to determine the number of people standing at the business end of a government-wielded gun. As any law can only be enforced by force, coercion, and confiscation--all of which are, in the case of same-sex unions, far more destructive than the acts they prevent--the Church (or any of its members) should not advocate the use of a voting booth to force others to live in compliance with Church teachings. 

If the immorality of any type of government force is not reason enough to avoid writing laws in order to enforce one's faith, then the creation of division should be considered as well. Legally forcing outsiders to live by Church teachings (regardless of if done in defense of natural law or Church teachings themselves) creates a man-made divide between believers and unbelievers--and force and evangelism are, to put it lightly, at odds.


I have never known such innocence. As I watch your dark eyes change to blue, I can't help but ask what I can do to help you to stay just as you are. When the days are dark and the nights are cold, what can I do so that you can't breathe without knowing the love that I have for you?

All of your toys are simple, and everything I touch is complicated. Every time I try to simplify and cut things out, I only seem to find a more complicated way. What I would give if I could help you to see the precious few things which matter through the overwhelming number of things that don't. That you could see what would matter to you ten years from now, and allow that to help you ignore all of the noise that you hear today.

I would sing this to you, if it had a tune. There will always be a place you can go when this world wants to wash away everything that makes you sweet, your innocence feels like it holds you back, and you are rejected for living the principles that everyone else is content to merely talk about.

Do you know where you can go?

Long after the day comes when I can no longer carry you away from your tears, this home will still be yours. When your confidence is gone and you can't see anything beyond the floor, this home will be your new start. It will be here to remind you of why you are sweet and let you see the priceless value of your innocence. If you are rich in nothing but soul, you will be rich when you are here.