Sunday, September 20, 2020

One good priest responds to Fr. Altman‘s strong, uncompromising homilies and to his weak-kneed bishop.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s excellent article is entitled “On Prophets and Pearl-clutchers” and published by Crisis Magazine.

Read it here and pass it on.

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by Dave Durand September 1, 2020  Published in Legatus Magazine

“What does it mean when a CEO says, “we support Black Lives Matter?” On the surface, it appears the company affirms the dignity and equality of Black people. If it were that simple, all Catholics would be obligated to support such a movement.

75492C47-8B72-49C9-BD1D-D6375E37EF5CHowever, the motives and beliefs of BLM are not that simple. In fact, BLM is an overtly anti-American, pro Marxist, anti-family, pro-LGBTQ anarchist movement, aimed at deconstructing the United States. Therefore, when a company expresses formal support of the Black Lives Matter movement, they are, at a minimum, passively endorsing all those motives.

If the motives on BLM sound too hard to believe, a simple perusal of blacklivesmatter.com plus interviews from their founders will clear up any confusion.

On Marxism: BLM co-founder Patrice Cullors boldly promotes their plan stating, “We spent the year reading, anything from Marx, to Lenin, to Mao, learning all types of global critical theory and about different campaigns across the world, as a way to learn how to bring people in, how to keep them in an organization… There’s an entire skillset to this.”

25DD1910-E629-44A6-8DCB-74A70478F64FOn traditional family and LGBTQ issues: Blacklivesmatter. org’s “What we believe” section states, “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure”…“We foster a queer-affirming network…“We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead. We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege.”

Every major news outlet has parroted BLM’s battle cry to encourage anarchy and to defund the police. Where police have been defunded, crime is rapidly growing. Creating anarchy in the streets is a Marxist approach to gain control. It is backed by the attack on American history, witnessed in the tearing down of statues.

One can see the correlation between the racially motivated frustrations and tearing down Confederate statues, but the anarchists have gone way beyond that, making their motives confusing.

They have torn down the likes of Ulysses S. Grant and other abolitionists; saints such as Junipero Serra; and desecrated statues of Jesus and the Blessed Mother. Simply put, this has nothing to do with racism and everything to do with reinventing the United States.

The cunning strategies implemented by BLM include stonewalling, gas-lighting, and intimidation. They have redefined racism by declaring it not a personal decision or action but a systemic, collective action.

To be a racist has meant individually believing that a given race is superior to another and acting out on that belief. The new definition of systemic racism leaves no white person free of the label of “racist.” BLM leaders nationwide flatly demand all white people admit they are racist.

So, why would any CEO support the movement? There are two reasons. First, CEOs don’t want to be labeled racist – so they cave in. Second, BLM supporters threaten boycotts of business. That’s why organizations like Racialfairness.org have risen up.

The Racial Fairness banner allows for organizations to support the fight against racism, while also loving their country, supporting the police, and building great families.”

Dave Durand is CEO of Best Version Media and of Decided Excellence Catholic Media. He is a weekly contributor to Relevant Radio, and a three-time award winner of Glassdoor’s Top CEO Award.

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