[from one of my postings on Holy Smoke Blog]
...more and more frequently the government/secularism/social services/ the Intelligentsia are recognising catholicism as their arch-nemesis - and are acting accordingly - in the name of tolerance/multiculturalism/community cohesion and human rights of the individual - Christians are slowly becoming perceived as more and more 'intolerant and bigotted' as those goalposts of 'tolerance' are constantly being moved.
We're misogynists [especially catholic women - traitors to the sisterhood!] We're hetero-supremacist [especially our celibate homosexuals who are denying their sexual ontogeny] We're murderers [all those millions starving and dying of AIDS because we're pro-life] we're enemies of Truth [because we say the Truth is real and we perceive it through a glass darkly - not the 'truth' of many incompatible truths which are created in the situationist pragmatic mind or by sub-committee or in an academic wunderkind's latest treatise] we're enemies of individuality [by refusing to become homogenised into the all-embracing 'holistic' collective of the new world order] we're enemies of the state [by rendering to caesar that which is Caesar's and God which is God's] we're evil [because we believe in original sin and the weakness/frailty of human beings] we're enemies of justice [by believing in justice tempered with mercy for all - not just for those 'on our side'] we're enemies of the family [for suggesting they should be allowed to thrive socially and economically as parents and children - and not as some post-nuclear family amalgam where anyone but the biological parents care for the kids] we're enemies of the sick and elderly [by suggesting their last few years should be lived out with care and dignity not finished off prematurely with pneumonia or a removed feed-tube ]...the list goes on, but most of all we are enemies of love and beauty and human authenticity[for a hundred reasons- a hundred lies]..... we're enemies of everyone and everything !!!
And the outrage at the evil inherant within the catholic church is becoming more vociferous; and is rapidly turning to the law to defend itself against our malevolence and cruelty....
So our leaders [especially the bishop's conference] are panicking - and reassuring all these 'champions of tolerance' that they are not the guilty evil participants in the catholic conspiracy against a secular world peace - they rather apportion the blame on the 'traditional recalcitrant deluded non-socially aware catholics' [i.e. we poor orthodox and morally coherent sinners who actually believe in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church [and His Holiness] and all that is taught therein...]
Our Bishops , administrative and profession clergy /laity are all crying out fearfully :
'DON'T BLAME US !! WE'RE ON YOUR SIDE !!! BLAME THEM - BLAME HIM - THE GUY IN WHITE - SEE?? WE'RE NOT HIS FRIEND - WE'RE DOING THIS TO PROVE WE'RE NOT!!!'