Today a national referendum is held in the Republic of Ireland to legalise same-sex marriage.
Opinion polls are indicating that a Yes vote to approve that legalisation will win by a margin of as much as 2-to-1.
A petition has been launched by Citizengo. It says that “this push for same-sex marriage in Ireland has not at all been a ‘home-grown’ phenomenon, but, rather, a carefully-orchestrated and massively well-funded assault on the natural family, coming from private American funding”.
Foreign meddling in and funding of Irish politics is what is going on here.
Mercatornet reports: "A charity founded by Irish-American businessman Chuck Feeney, Atlantic Philanthropies, cheerfully acknowledges that it has poured about US$28 million over the past 13 years into strategic LGBT campaigns in Ireland."
The petition site adds:
With respect to impact on social issues, Atlantic Philanthropies certainly are not shy about reporting on what they have done. In their report, entitled, "Catalysing LGBT Equality and Visibility in Ireland," Atlantic Philanthropies details its funding, and gives a breakdown of how their money has been able to influence Irish social and political life.But that's not all. Apparently one of the reasons why support for homomarriage and "gay rights" has increased in Ireland in the last few decades is the decline of the Catholic Church's influence due to the so-called "child abuse scandals".
In the report's synopsis page, (http://www.atlanticphilanthropies.org/learning/report-catalysing-lgbt-equality-and-visibility-ireland), the author reviews some "accomplishments" of Atlantic's grantees, including:
* Passage of a landmark 2010 civil partnership law
* Secured public referendum on civil marriage, which is scheduled for 2015 [The referendum which is about to take place!]
* Government creation of a Gender Recognition Advisory Group, the role of which is make recommendations on how to proceed toward legal frameworks for gender recognition for transgender people.
So many things need to be said here.
First of all, the Catholic Church has had a much lower - yes, you read well, much lower - rate of child sex abuse than Protestant and Jewish institutions, and even lower than non-religious, secular ones. These are the well-known results of published, scholarly research.
The false image, opposite to what is the reality, has only been created and impressed in the public mind by the enormous coverage that the media, predominantly Leftist, anti-Christian and Jewish, have given to this topic, while neglecting widespread paedophilia abuses in other environments - although lately these have been impossible to suppress altogether any longer.
The power of mass media in our day and age is such that they can create imaginary worlds and make people believe in them. If mainstream media now started saying that the earth is flat, and Hollywood mass-produced hundreds of 2-hour-long films distributed all over the globe with images of a flat earth in them, in, say, 20 years a majority of people would think that the earth is flat.
Second, the abuses that did occur in the Catholic Church were the result of its "liberalisation", its new openness to the modern world and its compromises with non-Catholic, nay anti-Catholic and anti-Christian ideas that followed Vatican II in 1965.
The priests involved in the scandals were not paedophiles, their victims were not children but adolescent boys, the kind of sexual partners generally preferred by homosexual men.
The "openness" to accept homosexuals in the clergy was one of the consequences of the Church's new liberalism. In the past this would not have generally been allowed, but the new idea was that of helping these homosexual men by offering them an opportunity to overcome their pathological urges. In reality, very likely these "gays" were just trying to find access to teenager boys.
They were not real priests, but they were very real homosexuals.
The most repugnant thing is that the media and commentators were just castigating the Church for surrendering to the false and immoral dogmas of "liberals" like themselves.
Since those scandals erupted, the Catholic Church has stopped accepting homosexuals as priests - the same policy that the Boy Scouts were trying to adopt for their members and leaders -, and it is now even more than before by far the safest possible environment for children and young people.
Incidentally, several years ago American lesbian author Tammy Bruce was explaining in her books how it would have been wise for both the Church and the Boy Scouts not to accept homosexual men, to protect the kids.
Of course, part of Vatican II was the encyclical Nostra Aetate, which changed into its opposite the cautious attitude of the Church towards the Jews who, since then, have infiltrated its hierarchies even at the highest levels, furthering agendas which are contrary to the teachings of the Church - of Christianity really, which the Talmudic Judaism that developed after Jesus hates with a vengeance.
We are witnessing the results.