|Catholic iPhone Apps Frequently Come Under Attack|
(The Guardian) - The launch of an iPhone app that guides Catholics through confession has prompted a furious response from gay rights groups, who accuse it of "promoting anti-gay spiritual abuse".THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Here's how you deal with this. Point out that the same moral issues are taught virtually the same way in Orthodox Judaism and Islam. So if Catholicism is singled out for it's stand on one moral issue or another, it is clearly a case of anti-Catholic discrimination and bigotry.
"Confession: A Roman Catholic App", which costs £1.19 from the Apple iTunes store, has shot to 26 in the download charts, behind Sims 3 and Resident Evil 4: Platinum.
The app allows "a personalised examination of conscience for each user", and has already won the backing of senior members of the Catholic church. A spokesman for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales said it was a "useful tool to help people prepare for the sacrament of reconciliation". Among the questions users are asked is: "Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?"
Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out, a group that campaigns on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people, accused the app of "helping to create neurotic individuals who are ashamed of who they are".
"This is cyber spiritual abuse that promotes backward ideas in a modern package," said Besen. "Gay Catholics don't need to confess, they need to come out of the closet and challenge anti-gay dogma. The false idea that being gay is something to be ashamed of has destroyed too many lives. This iPhone app is facilitating and furthering the harm."...
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You see the "politically correct" crowd, who so frequently defend the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) types are really cowards and bullies, in addition to bigots. They will not dare to pressure the Orthodox Jews for fear of harassment lawsuits and the public accusation of anti-Semitism. Nor will they dare pressure the Muslims for fear of radical Islamist reprisal. So instead they go after the Christians, particularly Catholics and Evangelicals, because they know these groups will follow the teaching of Jesus and accept their "politically correct" bullying as persecution for Christ. In other words, Christians (particularly Catholics and Evangelicals) are easy. At worst they know all we will do is complain. Like true bullies they go after the weak and easy targets. So what should we Catholics do in response? Here's how to stick the screws back to them...
Simply insist that anybody who criticizes the Catholic Church for it's stand against homosexuality must also level the exact same criticism of Islam and Orthodox Judaism. If they don't, then it's clearly a case of anti-Catholic bigotry and perhaps even "hate speech."
Now if by rare chance they're consistent, and willing to say that Muslims and Orthodox Jews should do the same, than commend them for being consistent, and then remind them that their argument against the Catholic Church has no merit until they put equal pressure on Muslims and Orthodox Jews. Then ask when and where they will be approaching Muslims or Orthodox Jews about this because you would like to watch. However, if they are not consistent, and in all likelihood they won't be consistent, trying to push their arguments unequally toward Catholics, then they obviously have a different standard for Catholics and are therefore prejudice. We should call them out on this.
When will we learn to turn the Liberals own rules against them?