|Pope condemns gays whilst praying to Fatimah|
13 May 2010. At the shrine to Virgin Mary at Fatimah Portugal, Pope Benedict again called same-sex marriage the most "insidious and dangerous" threats facing the world today whilst worshiping Mary. The Pope was leading a Catholic mass of 400,000 people worshiping Mary at Fatimah, a shrine where many go to obtain healing from the blessed virgin. The Pope is again distracting the issue of the massive and systematic sexual abuse of young children that has plagued the Catholic Church over the last 30 years. Gays are becoming the scapegoat again for blame.
The Catholic mass of 400,000 people at Fatimah is a very big event that should have been reported at Christianity Today and Christian Post SG. The insignificant news on gay marriage of a very small minority of the population we would report and make news headlines in the Christian circles, whilst an extraordinary mass at Fatimah we would ignore. Yet, the worship at Fatimah appears to contradict the core tenants of Christian Faith and orthodoxy, not any obscure bible verses we used to condemn gays:-
It is ironical that we would not utter a word of condemnation at 400,000 “Christians” engaging in idol worship, yet vehemently criticize the same sex love between two in their private lives. Yet, this is understandable for gays are weak, and could not stand up for themselves whereas the Catholic Church has 1 billion adherents with immense wealth and political power.
The Church addresses the virgin as the "Queen of Heaven." We see different incarnations of the same Mother/child cult in Ancient Babylonian, Canaanite, Greeks, and Roman Gods. In the modern 21 st century, Christians somehow blame gays even though all these involved massive female prostitution and sexual orgies by straight men to worship the goddess.
We dare not translate the anti-gay clobber verses correctly lest it implicates us. The problem with the ancients was their worship of other gods instead of Almighty God, and not a gay issue. Yet, instead of faith in the death and resurrection of Christ, like the Pharisees, we long for a sign, the sign of the miracles at Fatimah. We have become carnal and worldly persecuting the weak and the outcasts and worshiping idols instead of lifting up higher the name of Jesus Christ.
In the bible, it was Jesus that healed the sick, and not Mary. Mary was blessed as a women of faith, as an example to all just as the Patriarchs and the Apostles, but we are to worship God. There is no intermediary between God and Men, for at the Cross of Calvary, Jesus had reunited us to God that through God’s Grace and mercy the veil of the temple was broken and we can have direct communion with God.
We are deceiving ourselves, playing up the gay issue, in an attempt to seek control and power in the Anglican Communion, through the formation of the Anglican Global South as a rising standard against this perceived Gay threat. Yet, we ignore an insidious and dangerous threat to Christianity where Christians begin to worship another god other than Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
We are not good Protestants after all, nor we stand up to the core testaments of faith but rather engaged in the persecution of the weak as if it validates our Christian credentials. Our silence towards the sin of idol worship makes our loud voices against the gay outcasts much more deafening as if all our own sins are packaged and heaped on the forehead of the innocent gay lamb.
(Luke 1:38 NKJV) Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
Yet, at the end, the message of Mary was that Christians are to be servants of God, and many a times to follow the Word of God incarnate, Jesus Christ without really understanding how or why God moves in a certain way in His infinite grace and mercy. Mary was willing to be condemned, looked down by others as a “sinner” carrying an illegitimate child.
Similarly, the Gay community is created by God as such carrying a “burden” of illegitimacy as humanity unworthy of intrinsic worth and consideration by the straight patriarchal majority, yet our salvation and redemption may be found in seeing fully the Christ, the Hope of Glory, in our abject humility, pain and suffering. Let us say like Mary, “Let it be to me according to your word”, not to question God why He created us as different humanity in a straight world and not blame others for it.