A columnist in the Post yesterday, Robert McCartney, illustrated his tolerance and appreciation of diversity by bashing a priest friend of mine, Fr. John DeCelles, the pastor of St. Raymond's in Springfield. What did Father do to deserve his attention and vitriol? He replaced the Boy Scout troop in his parish with Trail Life USA, a Christian organization that expects members to shut up about their disordered sexual inclinations. Now remember, we're talking about groups that start admitting boys at, what, six years old? Many members are in the latency stage when sex is the last thing on their minds. But, hey, when recruitment of young, undiseased new gay boys is part of your agenda you want them talking about sex and "questioning" their "orientation" as young as possible. "Sex before eight or else it's too late." So let's all stand up with Robert McCartney and pledge allegiance to the rainbow flag.
But, oh my, McCartney is outraged!
No tolerance for Fr. DeCelles. How dare he hold a different view from Robert McCartney and other gay promoters? Of course McCartney spouts the now infamous quote of Pope Francis, "Who am I to judge?" taking it out of context as all these "honorable" reporters always do.
About half the article talks about how the Boy Scouts have seen little impact from their change in policy. However, the days are early yet. In my own parish in Woodstock, the Scout Troop is in transition. The program for the young boys is switching to Trail Life while the Boy Scout troop continues since so many young men are close to achieving their Eagle Scout rank. This may be happening in many other places as well. If it is, it spells death for the Boy Scouts over time and the demise will accelerate once the group begins accepting homosexual leaders which is inevitable. How do you tell a graduating scout he is unfit to be a leader? The end may not be near yet, but the corruption and moral degradation of the Scouts is well underway. McCartney celebrates that saying that the Scouts should "end discrimination at all levels," i.e., admit homosexual leaders. Funny, when you consider the uproar over the years concerning the abuse of scouts by leaders. So now, we're going to send young boys camping overnight with same-sex attracted teens and men? Talk about letting chicken hawks guard the chicken house which is exactly what tents full of young scouts represent to those with perverted desires. Young scouts will be nice fresh chicken meat for chicken hawks on the prowl. Any parent who puts a young son in that situation is insane!
I want to publicly thank Fr. DeCelles for his concern for the young boys and teens at St. Raymond's. He is acting like the father of his parish which he is called to be. As for Robert McCartney, his intolerance oozes through every line of his slimy article. "If you don't think like I do," you can almost hear him say, "you are an intolerant, homophobic bigot. So get with the program and celebrate the diversity of gay life with its anal sex, fisting, AIDS, S&M practices, and all its other benefits!"
At morning Mass, our acting pastor said the modern day pharisees can be found in the ranks of the media. Robert McCartney illustrates that truth in spades!