Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I was listening to Rush Limbaugh today and heard one caller tell him that if the opposition to gay marriage had only excluded the reference to religion, it would have won. That’s ridiculous of course. There’s nothing that can withstand the zeitgeist made up of the media, the academy and the legal establishment. Forget about it. The church will be next; at least that part that still believes in the gospel. That’s a shrinking faction.
Like it or not, this is where the end-game is leading:if the Church won’t obey The Party; if it will not acquiesce to The Party, it will have to be dismantled, bit-by-bit. While everyone else is tilting at windmills, insisting that “if we just work hard, keep telling the truth, keep repeating ourselves in our echo chambers, we can still win” (an insistence that assists The Party by keeping most folks distracted and divided, by the way) The Party is intent on accomplishing a kind of coup against the Catholic church and all believers of “orthodox” stripe. Tax-exempt status’ will soon be stripped. Lawsuits will be filed. Properties will be confiscated and awarded elsewhere. A Carter-ballyhooed “enlightened” American Catholic Church will quickly emerge — one happily in tune with the secular government and all of its social pronouncements; one that can “partner” with the government in a way the stubborn old Roman church never would. Its pews will fill early because its message will resonate with the Oprahesque and shallow Gospel of Feeling Good About Ourselves that we have been so attentively tutored-to these past decades. There will be bells; there will be smells; there will be rites and rituals and it will all seem like the Catholic church, but it won’t be. It will be the Church of The Party. China has one, too. The Roman church, the remnant, lives underground.
It will not be long before there are underground churches in America. And why not?