Since, in order that the deceits of the enemy may be avoided, it is necessary first of all that they be laid bare; since much is to be gained by denouncing these fallacies for the sake of the unwary, even though We prefer not to name these iniquities “as becometh saints,” yet for the welfare of souls We cannot remain altogether silent. ~ Pope Pius XI
There is something in the expression of the convicted child predator captured here in his post-conviction perp. walk that almost seems universal. It is the manifest realization that appears in the instant self-deception ends. It is a freeze-frame horror that awaits all who violate Gods law…as well as those who witness and enable through the cowardice of their silence!
As devastatingly heinous a crime as his was, it is a mere speck of mold on the surface of a façade that conceals the massive rot of our decay. And those of us who know the nature and location of the rot and do nothing are every bit as guilty as the man in hand cuffs! In fact, I would argue that the evil of silence is greater in its guarantee of future victims. And there is no greater dagger to the heart of a society than the dagger of silence hurled from the pulpits of the American Church! Look on this man you cowering fools and see the horrible reality of your own reflection!
Roast beef dinners, bake sales, clever tag lines on the marquee and the endless dose of your Sunday “feel-good” shtick ain’t cuttin’ it anymore. Look on the faces of your flock, sickened from the airborne spores bred from your neglect and cowardice! Look on Sandusky’s face! Look into the eyes of evil and see your own fate!
Every day, a new low! Every day, a new hypocrisy! Every day, a new defeat for those huddled beneath the banner of virtue and decency! Every day, a new victory for the forces of darkness and oppressive tyranny…while you collect your pay and await your pensions, regurgitating a scripture reading every now and then. What must it be like to look into the faces of your flock good shepherd…knowing in your heart, as you surely do, that you have done little but fatten them for the slaughter?
And for the benefit of my friends and neighbors from coast to coast, I humbly offer you this helpful evaluation form to guide you in the careful consideration of your clergy. For surely it is better to walk than to accept a ride from one who is clearly asleep at the wheel:
Clergy Evaluation Form
1) Does your priest, pastor, minister or rabbi speak the word of God through the filter of “political correctness”?
2) Have you ever heard them weave the words “Social Justice” into their Sunday Sermon?
3) Have you ever sensed a critical or disparaging tone from the pulpit while referencing Tea Party, Conservative or Republican values?
If you are unable to answer “no” to all three questions, then may I recommend that you gather up your loved ones and RUN from the infected space as fast as your legs will carry you! Because, as surely as the word of God is REAL, you have been sitting in a LIE with four walls, a roof and counterfeit steeple!