Sunday, December 06, 2009

Obama's New "Safe School Czar" and the End of Western Civilization

**See update and action request below**
Warning: While I am doing my best to keep the content in this post as non-disturbing as possible, it is nevertheless upsetting and possibly triggering. I apologize ahead of time if this is disturbing for any of my readers, but I think this is important information to disseminate.  Unfortunately, the main stream media apparently do not think this is urgent enough to cover.   

When the priest abuse crisis surfaced, along with being horrified and saddened, the thought occured to me that one day in the not so distant future, given the direction we are moving in today, our society will look back and wonder what all the fuss was about.

I'm afraid that day has arrived.

As difficult as it is for most of us to wrap our minds around, there are groups of people who believe that sexual acts between adults and children should be legal and indeed encouraged.  Many people assume that such an opinion is both horrifying and rare.  It is sickening, I agree, and I hope it is rare, but lately, I have begun to question that assumption.

President Barak Obama's new Safe School Czar (the irony there is unfathomable) is Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN 's proported purpose is to "empower gay youth" by, among other things, a "recommended reading list" for Kindergarten through 12th grade with very  graphic sexual content including what could only be described as felony child sexual abuse portrayed as normal and "natural".

(I am putting a link here to Gateway Pundit, who decided it was crucial to reproduce some of this horrifying recommended reading material to educate the public on exactly what this new Safe School Czar believes in.  Click at your own risk.)

This man is now the unelected, un-nominated so-called Safe School Czar who has recommended graphic descriptions of sexual acts between adults and children as required reading for school children!!!!!!

Sit with that bit of information and let it sink in.

Why is this ok!?!?!?

This evening, my husband and I attended an Advent Lessons and Carols at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary.  It was beautiful, transporting and reverent.  As we were leaving, the thought occurred to me--*this* is where    
 "civilization" has gone.  The orthodox churches and seminaries are the only place where true Judeo-Christian civilization still exists.

We think tabloid media is civilization.  We think "reality tv" is civilization. We think public sex acts as entertainment is civilization.

I believe we have entered a new Dark Ages in our society.  We no longer study art.   We no longer study, play or listen to music.  We no longer read literature, attend plays or study philosophy. We no longer study Latin or Greek.  We have no idea what we believe or why.  We have no idea of the linguistic roots of the most widely spoken language in the world. We no longer, as a society, hear the basic stories from Jewish and Christian scriptures during our childhoods, not to mention its mores and values.

True civilization is being preserved, as it was during the Middle Ages, in the churches, homes, schools and seminaries that follow the teaching of the Magisterium and dare to be truly counter cultural in birthing, raising and educating future generations in what is lasting and important and in what has sustained our civilization for thousands of years.

For those of us, including myself, who have not done our part in passing on this civilization to future generations, may God have mercy on our souls.

Update:  Eastern Catholic priest The Byzantine Rambler has just posted about this issue.  Father is recommending calling the White house at 202-456-1111 and e-mailing them through the White House website

Before you call, Father recommends saying the Prayer of St. Ephram the Syrian as well as the penetential psalm 50. (51)  Both are reproduced below.

Prayer of St Ephraim the Syrian
"O Lord and Master of my life, a spirit of idleness, despondency, ambition, and idle talking give me not. But rather a spirit of chastity, humble-mindedness, patience, and love bestow upon me Thy servant. Yea, O Lord King, grant me to see my failings and not condemn my brother; for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen."

Psalm 50 (51)

Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness; in your abundant compassion blot out my offense. Wash away all my guilt; from my sin cleanse me. For I know my offense; my sin is always before me.

Against you alone have I sinned; I have done such evil in your sight That you are just in your sentence, blameless when you condemn. True, I was born guilty, a sinner, even as my mother conceived me. Still, you insist on sincerity of heart; in my inmost being teach me wisdom.

Cleanse me with hyssop, that I may be pure; wash me, make me whiter than snow.
Let me hear sounds of joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

Turn away your face from my sins; blot out all my guilt. A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit. Do not drive me from your presence, nor take from me your holy spirit. Restore my joy in your salvation; sustain in me a willing spirit.

I will teach the wicked your ways, that sinners may return to you. Rescue me from death, God, my saving God, that my tongue may praise your healing power. Lord, open my lips; my mouth will proclaim your praise.

For you do not desire sacrifice; a burnt offering you would not accept. My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit; God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.

Make Zion prosper in your good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will be pleased with proper sacrifice, burnt offerings and holocausts; then bullocks will be offered on your altar.


Patty said...

Thanks for sharing this. Although I know I had heard of this in the past, with everything Obama is doing, it seemed to get caught up in the whirlwind. I am going to share this on my blog, Facebook and Twitter. I hope you do not mind.

I love the colors in your blog and hope to come back soon and often to read and comment.

Have a joyous Advent, God bless.

Dymphna said...

Thanks for sharing this information, Patty. I think it is definitely something that needs to be shared.

Thanks, also, for your compliment about my blog colors. Colors are so important to me, personally--I find myself really reacting to them. This is my attempt at "Third Sunday of Advent Colors".

I hope you have a joyous Advent as well.

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