“demonic gender ideology”

Another note in the wake of the wonderful National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

During his speech, Card. Sarah referred to “demonic ‘gender ideology’“.

I think we should all start using this description whenever the topic comes up.

From the LifeSite report on the speech:

“Good becomes evil, beauty is ugly, love becomes the satisfaction of sexual primal instincts, and truths are all relative,” said Sarah.

“All manner of immorality is not only accepted and tolerated today in advanced societies, but even promoted as a social good,” he continued.  “The result is hostility to Christians, and, increasingly, religious persecution.  Nowhere is [this] clearer than in the threat that societies are visiting on the family through a demonic ‘gender ideology,’ a deadly impulse that is being experienced in a world increasingly cut off from God through ideological colonialism.”

¡Hagan lío!

UPDATE:

The full text of the Cardinal’s speech is HERE.  Excerpt:

Today we are witnessing the next stage – and the consummation – of the efforts to build a utopian paradise on earth without God. It is the stage of denying sin and the fall altogether. But the death of God results in the burial of good, beauty, love and truth. Good becomes evil, beauty is ugly, love becomes the satisfaction of sexual primal instincts, and truths are all relative.

So all manner of immorality is not only accepted and tolerated today in advanced societies, but even promoted as a social good. The result is hostility to Christians, and, increasingly, religious persecution.

Nowhere is this clearer than in the threat that societies are visiting on the family through a demonic “gender ideology,” a deadly impulse that is being experienced in a world increasingly cut off from God through ideological colonialism.

Saint Pope John XXIII observed in 1962:

“Tasks of immense gravity and amplitude await the Church, as in the most tragic periods of her history. The Church must now inject the vivifying and perennial energies of the gospel into the veins of the human community.”

This remains the challenge that the Church is facing presently, more even than in 1962, and it is our task today. This is what I spoke of in my book God or Nothing [US HERE UK HERE]:

“Today the Church must fight against prevailing trends, with courage and hope, and not be afraid to raise her voice to denounce the hypocrites, the manipulators, and the false prophets. For two thousand years, the Church has faced many contrary winds but at the end of the most difficult journey, the victory was always won.”

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13 Responses to “demonic gender ideology”

  1. DonL says:

    When radical feminism arrived on the scene decades ago, I instinctively thought then, what I believe now to be the truth. It had nothing to do with freeing women and plenty to do with feminizing men, that they be unable and unwilling to aggressively resist the evil agenda in play. The family, headed by a traditional father, was the goal.

  2. frjim4321 says:

    I think, like marriage equality, this is just another divisive issues being manufactured as a means of driving up voter turnout in November. This is not a new disorder; it’s been diagnosed and treated for years. Now, all of a sudden, it’s all blown up in the media. I think the prelate is playing right into the charade.

  3. frjim4321 says:

    = “issue”

  4. I think we need to reclaim the rhetorical high ground. The phrase “demonic gender ideology” is a good start. Next, we need to start characterizing people who promote immorality as “religiophobes.” It may be childish, but I don’t know any other way that will work.

  5. majuscule says:

    frjim–

    Be careful. Using a word like “disorder” and a phrase like “diagnosed and treated” could very well get you on trouble in some venues.

  6. ViperDoc says:

    Our next Pope, I hope.

  7. CharlesG says:

    Demonic gender ideology, atheistic Communism, rosy fingered dawn…sounds good to me!

  8. Orlando says:

    Cardinal Sarah would be an amazing Pope, should the Holy Spirit desire it.

  9. frjim4321 says:

    “Be careful. Using a word like “disorder” and a phrase like “diagnosed and treated” could very well get you on trouble in some venues.” – majuscule

    Please help me with this. I guess I understand that “disorder” is an issue; what about “diagnosed and treated?”

    I apologize that I did not fully grasp the upgrade from IV to 5; my bad. I hope I did not offend.

  10. robtbrown says:

    frjim4321 says:

    I think, like marriage equality, this is just another divisive issues being manufactured as a means of driving up voter turnout in November. This is not a new disorder; it’s been diagnosed and treated for years. Now, all of a sudden, it’s all blown up in the media. I think the prelate is playing right into the charade.

    Are you saying the homosexual activists and their allies were pushing for state sanctioned same sex unions just as a campaign issue?

  11. frjim4321 says:

    “Are you saying the homosexual activists and their allies were pushing for state sanctioned same sex unions just as a campaign issue?”

    No, I thought that it was groups like Prop 8 and other such efforts were intended mainly to drive voters to the polls.

  12. Kathleen10 says:

    frjim, Majuscule is correct, “diagnosed and treated” indicates something that needs diagnosing and treating, and activists today would steam at that. They are also horrible fascists who seek to punish and silence critics who speak of homosexuality as anything other than a gift. It is certainly not something that requires “treatment”.
    I’m utterly torn between the conviction people need to speak the truth about this satanic lie and concern about our vulnerable priests who must teach the truth.

  13. robtbrown says:

    frjim4321 says:

    “Are you saying the homosexual activists and their allies were pushing for state sanctioned same sex unions just as a campaign issue?”

    No, I thought that it was groups like Prop 8 and other such efforts were intended mainly to drive voters to the polls.

    So those who agree with you politically are sincerely motivated, but those who disagree are just engaging in campaign tactics.

    Perhaps you would have been more amenable to Prop 8 if it had said: If you like your same sex union, you’ll be able to keep your same sex union.