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Calif. Catholic diocese publishes homily by priest calling for approval of homosexual marriage

Mark 10:6

But from the beginning of creation,
God made them male and female.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 6:

2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

The Catholic Voice, which identifies itself as “the official newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland” in northern California, has seen fit to publish a heretical priest Dan Danielson’s homily calling for the approval of homosexual marriage.

Below is the homily, “What are we to make of the Supreme Court ruling and marriage?,” in its entirety, including the illustrative photo of two sodomites chosen by Catholic Voice‘s editor.

Catholic Voice: A publication of the Catholic Diocese of Oakland

October 5, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA

Letters from Readers

Gay rights supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 26 after the justices ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

What are we to make of the Supreme Court ruling and marriage?

By Rev. Dan Danielson

The Catholic Church has lost the battle to allow the marriage of same-sex couples throughout the United States.

The Supreme Count of the United States, on June 26, ruled against the Church and others who supported Proposition 8, the California initiative that said marriage was between a man and woman only.

What are we to make of this whole scene as Catholics? Though I’ve had some struggle with myself about doing so, I want to try to address that issue.

There are some basic things that have to be made clear up front.

A homosexual orientation is born, not made. No one simply chooses to be “gay.” Studies have shown over and over that this attraction and orientation toward people of the same sex is not the result of particular environments or family structures. A person discovers him or herself to be “gay.” They don’t decide to be thus oriented. In our culture, why would anyone ever choose to live such a difficult life?

Being someone with a homosexual orientation, whether male or female, does not make one bad. It is not sinful or wrong. It is not a mental aberration. It simply IS. And as quoted above, in God’s own image, He made all people, without exception.

Every human being is a son or daughter of someone, is a brother or sister of each of us. And as such they are worthy of the same great respect, love, understanding, care and dignity to which we are all entitled as children of God.

That means that all forms of discrimination, abuse, disrespect, prejudice, hatred, insulting remarks are to have no place among us. Often such behavior really reveals the latent insecurities about the abuser’s own sexual identity.

All human beings, including those who have a homosexual orientation, are welcome to be members of the Christian community. We desire them to be “at home” here, to know that they are loved and respected here, that they have nothing to fear here — from any of us.

The issue that requires us to deal with this further, is the sexual activity of people with a homosexual orientation.

Again there are some issues that need to be clarified here:

The issue of chastity is an issue every human being has to wrestle with. The task of integrating this powerful aspect of humanity into the rest of our lives is a struggle for most everyone. And who among us can say that they have always made the right decision and have nothing to look back on with some shame?

All people face the struggle of “becoming chaste” with the help of God. Random acts of sexual encounter, using another human being in that way, can never be condoned or approved of, whether that person is “gay” or “straight.” And such acts have always been seen by the Christian Church as wrong.

The Church believes that the marriage between one man and one woman is the best environment in which to raise children. It is the foundation of all societies in our modern world. That is why the Church has fought to maintain that definition of marriage.

But we all know of heterosexual marriages that are miserable places in which to raise a child and many of us know of homosexual couples who raise children with great love, attention and devotion. So while the Church’s teaching is certainly in general correct, it does not work out that way in many instances.

When all is said and done, no one is the judge of someone else’s conscience. And we cannot set ourselves up to judge the stable relationships of homosexual couples, whether those relationships are called domestic partnerships or marriage by our civil laws and our society.

Indeed, there are things in many of the long-term relationships that homosexual couples have that are truly admirable, as they would be in any long-term relationship — fidelity, self-sacrificing love, care in times of sickness and disability among them. These relationships are not to be simply condemned as sinful.

The Catholic Church is not going to be performing religious ceremonies or marriages for homosexual couples. That is clear. And the Church is not going to simply accept that any relationship other than a committed relationship between one man and one woman can properly be called marriage.

But neither are we going to go on a rampage of ignorance and hate. We are going to accept all our brothers and sisters, wherever they are in their journey toward the God who made them in His image and likeness. We are going to love them as God loves us all and accept them as God accepts us all — without judgment or superiority, conscious of our own faults, failings, blind spots and at times — accommodated consciences.

May the Lord who made us all in His image and likeness, lead us all safely home together — one family, one Lord, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all. To Him alone be glory and honor now and forever. Amen.

(This was Father Dan Danielson’s homily, slightly edited, at Mass on June 28. He is the former administrator of the Diocese of Oakland and retired pastor of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton. He currently lives at Corpus Christi Parish in Piedmont.)

~End of Catholic Voice article~

Not only does Danielson’s homily directly contradict the Catechism of the Catholic Church, by the logic of his twisted reasoning, we must also not “set ourselves up to judge” adulterers, polygamists, pedophiles, bestialists, rapists, murderers and (fill in the blank). After all, Danielson tells us that “no one is the judge of someone else’s conscience.”

What purpose, then, is the Catholic Church’s sacrament of Confession?

Since this heretical homily was published in the official newspaper of the Diocese of Oakland, we can only conclude that Danielson’s preaching has the approval of Bishop Michael Barber and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Shame on you, all.


California legalizes euthanasia

After two tries, Democrats Death Eaters who dominate the California legislature finally have their way:

Euthanasia by the clinical name of “physician-assisted suicide” is now legal, signed into law by Death Eater Gov. Jerry Brown.

assisted suicide

Steven Ertelt reports for LifeNews that on Oct. 5, 2015, California became the 4th state to legalize “assisted suicide,” following Oregon, Washington and Vermont — all “blue” states.

In his signing message, Brown said he signed the bill because he wouldn’t want to be in pain in his final days — regardless of the fact that pain relief is readily available without killing patients.

Carol Tobias of National Right to Life said this about the new law:

“The so-called ‘right-to-die’ movement promotes these laws as simply ‘another medical option’ at the end of life, but their real goal is euthanasia on demand for any reason. There are no real safeguards. It is a well-established fact that nearly every terminally ill patient who desires death is suffering from treatable depression. In Oregon, fewer than 6% of patients have been referred for psychiatric evaluation before obtaining life-ending drugs. Rather than treat clinically depressed patients, the Oregon system, and the system that would be established by the California bill, indicates that you instead help the patients kill themselves.

Ironically, the bill was passed during a special session of the California State Legislature, which was originally called to address cost savings for the state’s MediCal program. Indeed, there are many who would see doctor-prescribed suicide as a “cost-savings” measure. Writing about the bill’s passage in The New York Times, Ian Lovett quoted Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of the medical ethics program at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine:

…[Kheriaty] said that low-income and underinsured patients would inevitably feel pressure to end their own lives in some cases, when the cost of continued treatment would be astronomical compared with the cost of a few lethal pills.

The California bill is modeled after Oregon, which, in 1994, became the first state in the nation to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide. Proponents argue that such laws are necessary to provide “compassionate aid in dying for terminally ill patients,” and point to safeguards similar to Oregon, but there are no real safeguards.

It is a well-established fact that nearly every terminally ill patient who desires death is suffering from treatable depression. In Oregon, fewer than 6% of patients have been referred for psychiatric evaluation before obtaining life-ending drugs. Rather than treat clinically depressed patients, the Oregon system, and the system that would be established by the California bill, indicates that you instead help the patients kill themselves.

The pro-life legal group Life Legal Foundation notes that the manner in which the law was passed invites a lawsuit to overturn the law. The bill, ABX2-15, was introduced during an extraordinary procedure by which the Governor can call the Legislature into session to enact legislation that cannot wait until the next regularly scheduled term. Governor Brown convened an extraordinary legislative session on June 19, 2015 to secure funding for Medi-Cal to provide for millions of new Medi-Cal beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act.

Supporters of physician-assisted suicide, which were not successful in passing legislation during the regular session, exploited the extraordinary Medi-Cal session to advance their agenda behind closed doors. Legislation allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs is highly controversial and opposed by disability rights groups, hospitals, physicians’ groups, as well as by Life Legal Defense Foundation.

Life Legal Executive Director Alexandra Snyder said, “We expect our state legislators to uphold the State Constitution and not bend the law to further their own ends. Californians have a right to an open, deliberative, and transparent legislative process when it comes to law and policy changes that are literally a matter of life and death.”

While the California Constitution permits the Governor to issue proclamations to convene extraordinary legislative sessions, the Legislature is prohibited from enacting bills that are not the specific subject of the proclamation. In this case, Governor Brown’s proclamation expressly states that the purpose of the extraordinary session on Medi-Cal is to “stabilize the General Fund’s costs for Medi-Cal” and to “provide rate increases for providers of Medi-Cal and developmental disability services.” The Legislature was specifically tasked with enacting legislation to expand access to Medi-Cal services, increase oversight, and “reduce the cost of providing health care services.”

Brown himself has stated that the extraordinary session was not the proper vehicle for ABX2-15 and has recommended that the bill be taken up during the next session.

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition tells that people need to know of the dangers associated with assisted suicide:

“Does legalizing assisted suicide show care and concern to someone who is living with psychological pain? Recently, Dr Will Johnston wrote about a young adult patient who became suicidal after watching a video about Brittany Maynard, the California woman who moved to Oregon to die by assisted suicide. He said, “A primary risk associated with depression is suicidal ideation. The data indicates that legalizing assisted suicide does not reduce suicide, rather it appears to have a suicide contagion effect.”

Other experts on assisted suicide and euthanasia say lawmakers are ignoring problems in other states that have passed it. Margaret Dore, president of Choice is an Illusion, said this about ABX2-15:

“The bill is sold as giving people choice and control at the end of life. Yet the bill’s language is stacked against the patient and applies to people with years, even decades, to live.The bill applies to people with a ‘terminal disease,’ which is defined as having less than six months to live.  Most people thinks this means ‘dying.’ However, in Oregon, which uses a nearly-identical definition of terminal disease, an 18-year-old with insulin-dependent diabetes is ‘eligible’ for assisted suicide. Doctors are often wrong at predicting life expectancy. Sadly, this bill encourages people with years, even decades, to live to throw away their lives.

In my law practice, I started out working in guardianships, wills and probate, and saw abuse of all kinds, especially where there was money involved (where there’s a will, there are heirs). The California bill sets up the perfect crime: your heir can actively participate in signing you up for the lethal dose and once the lethal dose is in the home, there’s no oversight –not even a witness is required. If you resisted or struggled, who would know?

Hippocratic Oath

The Netherlands and Belgium show how physician-assisted suicide can be and is being abused, resulting in doctors killing people who are not terminally-ill, including the elderly, the young, the mentally ill, and babies. See:

See also “Why you should be concerned that the largest U.S. nursing association endorses socialist Bernie Sanders for President” (Hint: Sanders is pro-euthanasia.)

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV


Fort Collins, CO considers letting women go topless in public

The Untied [sic] States is more than $18 trillion in debt, a record high of 94.61 million Americans (ages 16 and over) are not in the labor force (which means the labor participation rate is a paltry 62.4%), Obama’s ruinous Middle East policy not only is a main cause of Europe’s “refugee” crisis, it is also bringing us perilously close to a war with Russia in Syria.

But Americans, ever frivolous, are told that the social issue of the day is #FreeTheNipple, a faux feminist cause that has a city in Colorado considering letting women go topless.

old hippie chick

She’s freeing her nipple!

CBS4 Denver reports, Oct. 6, 2015, that Fort Collins City Council is considering potential changes to the current public nudity ordinance that would allow women to be topless in public after the issue was brought to their attention by a group of citizens.

On Oct. 20 the council will consider two potential updates to the ordinance:

  1. Maintain the current policy outlawing women to be topless in public, with an exception for breastfeeding mothers, medical emergencies and changing areas.
  2. Allow women to be topless in public.

Both options continue to prohibit any nudity from the waist down by any person over the age of 10.

Note: Fort Collins presently allow children under the age of 10 to expose their genitalia? Good grief. The city must be a haven for pedophiles.

Citizens are invited to respond to a brief online poll and share their opinions on the proposed changes to the ordinance at The poll will be open through Oct. 12.


Mom says YMCA’s transgender policy could be dangerous for children

This mom just needs to get over it and “navigate using four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility”.


My A policy instituted by the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap counties has one mom worried about her children’s safety.

KTTH’s Todd Herman spoke with Jill, a mother and volunteer at YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, about the policy enacted in April that gives transgender individuals the ability to choose the locker room he or she feels most comfortable with, no questions asked.

Jill said that her concerns are not an attack on transgender people, but more a criticism of the policy itself, which was never announced to the public or employees. She said the policy allows anybody to walk into either bathroom, which puts children at danger. “Anybody who might want to go in there, (employees) can’t ask them, they can’t tell them no,” she said. “So any man can say, hey, I’m transgender’ and go in that way.”

“The employees didn’t know about this,” she added. “The public doesn’t know about it. YMCA doesn’t plan to inform the membership or potential members.”

Herman also said he spoke with Michelle Larue, Senior Vice President of Marketing with the Pierce and Kitsap YMCA, who told him that the organization has spent a lot of time speaking with ways to better accommodate the transgender community. A public forum on the issue was held Sunday; an attendee told Herman that approximately 50 people showed up.

Herman said some parents are asking that a written notice be placed at the locker room that informs people that they might encounter people of the opposite gender in the bathroom. He said the YMCA’s response has only been that the organization is committed to inclusion and diversity.

Jill believes the new policy also contradicts portions of the YMCA’s child abuse prevention training, most notably that abuse is more likely to happen if somebody who wants to do harm to children is given access and privacy, and that anywhere a child is scantily clothed or naked — e.g. pool or locker room facilities — the chance of sexual abuse increases. She added that it’s not only children who might feel uncomfortable.

“You cannot blend in when you are not anatomically correct in the opposite sex locker room,” she said. “This is not possible … Do you want an anatomically correct man showering with your wife or daughter? Or how about an anatomically correct female showering with your teenage son?”

“In my opinion, seeing a naked man in my locker room is sexual harassment for me,” she said. “That’s the way I feel about it. This isn’t specifically singling out transgenders, it’s singling out the policy that would allow anybody who wants to abuse it to be in there.”

Michelle Douglas, Executive Director at the Rainbow Center, an LGBTQA community center in Tacoma, said she hadn’t seen the YMCA’s policy and wouldn’t speculate on its implications. She said the Rainbow Center is unequivocal about its stance that people should be free to use the restroom or locker room that they identify with. She said Washington State nondiscrimination laws are not new and that some organizations have moved faster to make updates than others. She said the Rainbow Center still hears a lot of “misguided concerns” about this topic.

“People have lost sight of why they go to the restroom or locker room in the first place, which is to go to the restroom or to change and get ready for work,” she said. “I think there is a lot of fear mongering around these pieces and I just don’t feel that it’s accurate.”

Larue told Herman that people who feel uncomfortable with the change can use one of the YMCA’s private rooms. Herman asked whether fairness is truly being spread around to everyone and that there should be better communication.

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, whose mission is To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all”,  issued this statement:

YMCA President and CEO Bob Ecklund

YMCA President and CEO Bob Ecklund

 “The Y’s mission is to serve everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As our community changes, we often find ourselves in the unfamiliar, but remain committed to creating a culture focused on safety and inclusivity.

Transgender members in transition will use private locker rooms for dressing and showering (at family facilities). Transgender members may use standalone restrooms that align with their gender identification.  Transgender members may use locker rooms and restrooms that align with their gender identification (at adult facilities).

The growing diversity of the U.S. population makes inclusion by and within YMCAs increasingly important. While diversity enriches and improves us, it sometimes includes the unfamiliar, which we will navigate using our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We hope our staff, members, volunteers, and community will navigate this way with us as well.”

Read the full statement here.


Ham Sandwiches And Sausage Rolls May Be Banned From Office Kitchens For Being ‘Offensive’

I’d bring me a pork product every day if I worked in a place that tried to ban my bacon!

I really don't see a problem with this...

I really don’t see a problem with this…

UK Yahoo: Kitchens that are shared between office workers may soon be banned from storing pork products like sausage rolls over fears that they are “offensive”.

New guidelines proposed by interfaith group CoExist House say that employers should consider worker’s religions before allowing ham sandwiches placed in the fridge alongside other products.

The group also suggests that alcohol should not be served at corporate events in case it upsets members of certain faiths.

are you serious

Andy Dinham, professor of faith and public policy at Goldsmiths, University of London, is writing up the guidelines that will be put forward to employers this week. Defending the controversial report, he told The Sunday Times: “It would be good etiquette to avoid heating up foods that might be prohibited for people of other faiths. The microwaves example is a good one.”

“We also say, ‘Don’t put kosher or halal and other… special foods next to another [food] or, God forbid, on the same plate.” He also said that religious people should be entitled to wear religious clothing and symbols as required.

He added: “We have lost the ability to talk about religious belief because of a century of secular assumptions, and most religious belief is either highly visible and we don’t reognise it, or it’s invisible and we miss it entirely.”


Students warned: Bulging biceps, big guns advance unhealthy masculinity

Pajama Boy Approved.


College Fix: The size of G.I. Joe’s biceps and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s guns in the Terminator movies is proof that the dominant form of masculinity is out of control. That message and similar ones were conveyed recently to students during Vanderbilt University’s “Healthy Masculinities Week,” organized by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. Attendance for students was optional.

The Vanderbilt week kicked off with a lecture by the first man to minor in women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jackson Katz. (His alma mater now offers a bachelor’s in women, gender and sexuality studies.) The self-described “anti-sexist activist” and filmmaker said that sexual violence and domestic abuse are men’s issues and that men would “benefit tremendously from having this conversation.”

Professional know-it-all Jackson Katz

Professional know-it-all Jackson Katz

Katz founded a consulting firm that “provides gender violence prevention and leadership training to institutions in the public and private sectors” and has pioneered the use of bystander training in the U.S. military, according to his website.

At the event, Katz likened racism to sexism, and told students that “people interrupt other people when they make racist comments.” Therefore they should have the same mindset in response to sexist comments, Katz said. But he backtracked during an audience question-and-answer session, admitting that sexist comments can be contextually appropriate in a humorous setting.

Hasta la vista, PC

Political correctness has value, Katz said. Supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump say like they him for “not being politically correct,” but what they really mean is they like him “for saying racist and sexist comments,” Katz added.

"Who are they to protest me, huh? Who are they? Unless they've been me and been there and know what the hell they're yelling about!"

“Who are they to protest me, huh? Who are they? Unless they’ve been me and been there and know what the hell they’re yelling about!”

Pop culture also has an insidious effect on masculinity, Katz continued, imploring the audience not to “check your brain and moral conscience when you go to the movies.” He showed clips from his film Tough Guise, in which Katz claims “there has been a ratcheting up of what it takes to be considered menacing in the 1980s and 90s.” As evidence, Katz noted that G.I. Joe’s biceps have gotten larger over the years and that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone use bigger guns for their iconic roles as the Terminator and Rambo than did Humphrey Bogart in his 1930s and 1940s film roles.

‘The three most destructive words’ are ‘be a man’

Athletes and fraternity members are a risk to themselves and others because of the pressure put on them to act masculine, according to other events from the week.

One event featured a screening of the limited-release documentary The Mask You Live In, which blames “America’s narrow definition of masculinity” for the deteriorating mental health of boys and men. The three most destructive words that every man receives when he’s a boy is when he’s told to ‘be a man,’” former NFL player Joe Ehrmann says in the film. Now a minister, Ehrmann spoke on an all-male panel in 2013 titled “Breaking the Male Code,” which was organized by Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler.

“Whether it’s homicidal violence or suicidal violence, people resort to such desperate behavior only when they are feeling shamed and humiliated, or feel that they would be if they didn’t prove they were real men,” psychiatrist James Gilligan, a professor at New York University, says in the The Mask You Live In.

Following the screening, a Vanderbilt professor whose research focuses on race and sports told the audience “I should have hung myself or jumped out a window from my involvement in athletics.” Gilman Whiting, who teaches a class called “Black Masculinity: Social Imagery and Public Policy,” blamed the hypermasculinized sporting culture in the U.S. for the intense pressure he faced.

Being a woman is more predictable than being a man because men constantly have to be ready to “prove it,” Whiting said. The film isn’t without critics: A female gender-equity author said it’s “sensationaliz[ing] the issue being discussed” by taking statistics out of context and making several “alarmist” statements.

Paging Woody Allen

A healthy masculinity?

A healthy masculinity?

On the panel “Maintaining Bro Status,” Interfraternity Council Vice President Jay Reynolds told the audience they should all get therapy so they can better understand their own minds. Reynolds added that he sees unhealthy masculinity in some form daily, but he didn’t elaborate on what that entails.

Jon Zacharias, a member of Vanderbilt’s Liaisons Educating & Advocating for Psychological Support, said students can see “unhealthy masculinities” in almost any social environment on a Friday or Saturday. Bill Savage, IFC vice president of recruitment, said he hates the term “man up” or a phrase he claims is closely related, “don’t be a pussy.” In contrast to stereotypes, “being emotional is manly in my opinion,” Savage said.

The other two events were “Masc 4 Masc: Policing masculinity in the gay and bi communities” and “Masculinity XXL? The portrayal of manhood in ‘Magic Mike.’”

‘Thumb-sucking little beta males in skinny jeans’

This is the second consecutive year Vanderbilt has hosted a discussion about masculinity. The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society hosted “The Politics of Masculinity” last year. Rory Dicker, the director of the Women’s Center, told The College Fix by email that it hosted the week to “further the conversations” in response to Katz’s “provocative ideas” about masculinity.

But this year’s masculinity series was roundly mocked in national news outlets in the week leading up to the observance, including by a panel of four women and one man on the Fox News show Outnumbered. Host Andrea Tantaros claimed the organizers were trying to “demasculinize men” and turn them into “thumb-sucking little beta males in skinny jeans.”

Asked about the Fox News pundits’ criticisms, Vanderbilt’s Dicker said they “missed the fact that … there are many ways to be masculine, but American society pressures boys and men to adopt” the version that prioritizes “being competitive, stoic and aggressive, for example.” Boys and men should also be taught that “emotional vulnerability, cooperation, and sensitivity are valuable human traits,” Dicker said.


Florida Senate candidate drank goat’s blood in satanic ritual

Formerly-Christian America is unraveling before our eyes.

A 32-year-old criminal defense lawyer in Florida who’s running for the U.S. Senate, once killed a goat and drank the animal’s blood to give thanks to the “god of the wilderness.”


Brendan Farrington reports for the AP (via Orlando Sentinel), Oct. 5, 2015, that two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn’t survive. When he safely returned home, he gave thanks by killing a goat and drinking its blood in a “pagan” ritual.

Note: Augustus Sol Invictus — a Latin phrase that means “majestic unconquered sun” — is a wholly concocted name. Invictus refuses to disclose his original given name.

Invictus said, “I did sacrifice a goat. I know that’s probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans. I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness. Yes, I drank the goat’s blood.”

Adrian Wyllie, the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida and the Libertarian candidate for governor last year, has resigned to call attention to Invictus’ candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Wyllie says Invictus wants to lead a civil war, is trying to recruit neo-Nazis to the party and brutally and sadistically dismembered a goat.

Wyllie said that Invictus “is the absolute exact opposite of a Libertarian. He’s a self-proclaimed fascist. He’s promoting a second civil war. It’s absolute insanity. We must explain to people this is the opposite of Libertarians. This guy has no place in the Libertarian Party.”

In a phone interview last Friday (October 1, 2015), Invictus says Wyllie lies and is running a smear campaign against him, twisting his words. Invictus denies he’s a white supremacist, pointing out his four children are Hispanic — though he acknowledges that some white supremacists support his campaign. He also denies that he’s trying to start a civil war, but he says the government already is at war with its citizens and that it’s certain to escalate. Invictus says, “The only question is when are the citizens going to start fighting back? I don’t think I’m the only person who sees a cataclysm coming, but I think I’m the only person saying it, and I think that scares people.”

The worshipper of “the god of the wilderness” admits he’s been investigated by the FBI, the U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement, in part for a series of YouTube videos and other writings in which he discussed government, prophesied a great war, and said he would wander into the wilderness and return bearing revolution.

But he insists that he doesn’t advocate violence. “You do not initiate force,” he said. “If the government is waging war on citizens, we as citizens have the right to self-defense on government.”

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley

According to Sunday World, Invictus belonged to a sect called “Thelema,” which sacrifices animals and is heavily based on the philosophy of occultist satanist Aleister Crowley. Invictus said he was “expelled from the order for political reasons.”

Note: Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) fancied himself to be a “ceremonial” or occultic magician. He concocted what he called the law of Thelema: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.”

Do-as-thou-will or self-indulgence is also the motto of the Church of Satan, the adherents of which regards themselves as their own gods.