At Daily Kos you can find a good example of how the Left thinks. This is also an insight into how the catholic Left think, too. For confirmation just watch the combox of the Fishwrap. You see similar attitudes and tone.
Daily Kos attacked Card. Burke in an especially vicious way. HERE Why? He stated, clearly, what we know about homosexuality. Same sex-attraction is an inclination that is not a well-ordered inclination, according to human ecology, the natural law. It is, as the Church has explained in rather clinical language, disordered. The Kos writer, probably not up to date on any sort of technical language or the finer points of any language, leaped to conclusion that Card. Burke (or any of us) think that homosexuals are therefore deranged.
So… here is a sample of how the Left “thinks”, which includes also – in many cases – the catholic Left. Thus, Kos, with my usual emphases and comments:
Hey, Cardinal F*ckwit, listen here: [With an intro like that, imagine what sort of brilliant reasoning and prose might follow!] The only “intrinsic disorder” here is your hatred and bigotry that belongs in the Dark Ages. [I suspect that, for the writer, “Dark Ages” is only a vague trope, a cliché.] The only thing that LGBT people suffer from is the efforts of people like you to condemn their lives at every turn, [Who did that?] and to fight with every ounce of your strength [I suppose the writer thinks that the world revolves around homosexuals. We don’t really spend much time thinking about them.] their dignity, equality and civil rights. [No. This is a canard. Do not be taken in by the claim that this is a civil rights issue, as if it was on par with racial civil rights.] The only thing that makes them “profoundly unhappy” are your constant messages of hostility, animosity and condemnation for nothing else than who they are [?] and who they love. [It seems to me that only a profoundly unhappy person could write this stuff.] Something that actually scandalizes children is the rape and sexual abuse of them, which has been perpetrated, defended and covered up by your church for decades. [A drastic overplaying of that card.]
Homosexuality is not a mental disorder. [Card. Burke didn’t say that it was. This is a straw man.] The beliefs that the Catholic Church holds about it is. [Try to follow that. “The beliefs” are a “disorder”? Does that even make sense?] The cure for this disorder is [This is where it gets really nasty.] to challenge them, shun them, shame them, ridicule them, mock them, condemn them, and make anyone who is considering holding them too embarrassed to do so. [You’ll have to try harder than this, I’m afraid. This is simply rude slop which only paints the writer as the one with the problem.] And I’m tired of having the meaning of tolerance dictated to me by the right. Tolerance means that I don’t ban you from saying what you just said. [This person isn’t full of herself. Nope. Not a bit.] That’s it. I do not owe your sick beliefs one iota of respect. In my mind, they should be shoved to the absolute fringe of society, away from where any half-decent person can give them any consideration at all. They should have no place in mainstream society, in the same category as racism, misogyny and religious prejudice, [Of which the writer is deeply guilty.] and they deserve nothing but profound disrespect.
It’s the only way you’ll learn.
That’s your pitch?
It seems to me that this person may need counseling.
Meanwhile, that other liberal bastion quoted Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap, thus demonstrating that the Left and the catholic Left are at work in the same echo chamber.
In response to Burke’s declaration that gay relationships are “intrinsically disordered,” National Catholic Reporters’ Michael Sean Winters called the cardinal”tone deaf” and said such statements “make the Church look foolish and mean-spirited.”
“This man’s inability to speak with even a whiff of human compassion is intrinsically disordered if you ask me,” Winters said.
Sound familiar? Now compare and contrast the above with the Fishwrap’s combox. You will need a mask and nitrile gloves for this one. HERE
Cowards. They hide behind their anonymity to pour all manner of spiritual poison out into the world.
We respond with,
Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you. “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:11-16)
And to Card. Burke, I say:
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry. (2 Tim 4:1-5)
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The aptly-named Daily Beast has a piece by someone named “Barbie” in the same vein as Kos and HuffPo, but with a bit less bile. HERE These folks come quite simply unglued at the thought that people should have to rut constantly.