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Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Culture War Is Over - Evangelical Icon Surrenders

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The culture war is over, and the Liberal Modernists won! America's moral majority, the Christian Right, has surrendered. Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus On The Family and probably the ONLY man who can speak for most Evangelicals, has admitted defeat and effectively surrendered to the tidal wave of Left-wing extremism coming out of Washington DC and the media establishment. Gay-Marriage is now legal, or will soon be legal, in most New England states. Euthanasia is now legal in the states of Washington and Oregon.  Abortion-on-demand is still the law of the land. Embryonic stem-cell research is codified into law across the nation, even in the more conservative states. Teen pregnancy is on the rise. Promiscuity is now considered "normal" and "expected" of high school and middle school students. Our entertainment continues to become more graphic and sexual in nature. Washington DC now threatens to squelch free-speech when it comes to criticizing homosexuality and pedophilia. Freedom of religion is now on the line in the United States. There is now no measurable victory on any front in our society of the Christian Right Moral Majority. It's as if it never existed. Dr. Dobson explains...
I want to tell you up front that we're not going to ask you to do anything, to make a phone call or to write a letter or anything.

There is nothing you can do at this time about what is taking place because there is simply no limit to what the left can do at this time. Anything they want, they get and so we can't stop them.

We tried with [Health and Human Services Secretary] Kathleen Sebelius and sent thousands of phone calls and emails to the Senate and they didn't pay any attention to it because they don't have to. And so what you can do is pray, pray for this great nation... As I see it, there is no other answer. There's no other answer, short term.

I've been on the air for 32 years and I've never seen a time quite like this. It just illustrates what happens when we don't have what the Founding Fathers referred to as checks and balances, where the excesses of one party or one branch of government limit the reach of power hungry and self-serving people and keeps them from doing things that are harmful to the country. That's the way the system was designed. We have 2 major political parties in this country, not one. And bipartisanship is a media creation that's designed to promote one point of view instead of the debate that should occur. And that's why media doesn't talk about bipartisanship when conservatives are in power...

...[today] the radical left controls the executive branch through the president, and the Congress... and the Judiciary through the courts... now they control it all, including every department of government. As a result, the legislation that should shock the nation, if people were paying attention, is being rushed into law.

-- Dr. James Dobson, 5/14/2009
Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast
This is significant because Evangelicals have led the charge in America's culture war since the 1980s. Where were the Catholics? Well, at least half of them were asleep at the switch. That's right, at least half of America's Roman Catholics were so wrapped up in the culture that either they didn't care, or else they were on the wrong side! The other half have been fighting at the Evangelicals' side for part of the culture war, and battling off internal struggles within the U.S. Catholic Church for the rest of the culture war. It is telling when some of the biggest villains fighting for the Left-wing modernist agenda in Washington DC are themselves supposed to be "Catholics." I'm speaking of the likes of Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi for example, just to name a few. The U.S. Catholic Church is now in total crisis and virtually paralysed, incapable of effecting any meaningful change at any level of government in the United States.

So with that ends the American Empire. We shall now see the beginning of the end - the inevitable collapse that must follow - as the cycle of history always goes. On September 11th, 2001, our peace was taken away from us, and we have found ourselves perpetually at war ever since, against an enemy we cannot see or fight effectively. Last September our prosperity was taken away from us in the biggest stock market drop and credit collapse in U.S. history. Sometime later this year, it is expected that our very way of life will come to an end, as America settles into it's greatest economic depression ever. Our jobs will be taken away. Our banks will be taken away. Our very money itself will be taken away by runaway inflation. On the heels of this our military might be taken away as well, for a nation cannot maintain an army when it can no longer afford to feed it. Chaos will erupt in the streets of our major cities, and before it's all over, who can tell if we will even have a single unified nation anymore. Such is the fate of those nations that were once decent and sober, those nations that once claimed the Lord God as their own. We turned our back on God, and now he is finished with us. He'll wipe his hands clean of our dirty mess, and walk away, leaving America in shambles - leaving us to our own devices. America will learn that it's not so special after all. Americans will learn that God only blessed us so long as we blessed him. He used our military might when it pleased him, to defeat the Nazis and the Communists, but when he was through with us, he left us alone to see what we would do. With our freedom and prosperity we chose only to destroy ourselves, and we shall all see the effects of that (the whole world shall see) over the next few years.

What shall we do? We do the only thing there is left to do. We pray. We confess our sins, both personal and national, begging for forgiveness. Then we ask God to spare our families from the calamity of America's demise. We go to mass regularly, and seek out parishes that take the liturgy seriously, giving proper honor and glory to God. We take the necessary precautions to prepare for the inevitable fall of our once great nation, while at the same time we reach out to our neighbors and offer to help them do the same. Then we await our persecution, because before this is all over, the federal government will take it out on Christians - particularly Catholics.

So that's all we can do. Perhaps in upcoming elections we might have the opportunity to vote in such a way that will soften our national demise, but at this point nothing can prevent it. America is now in full self-destruct mode. Nothing can stop that from happening now.