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MSM corrupt America by promoting polyamory

“[I]t is hard to imagine anything more social in its effects, and more determinative of what kind of a society we will have, than our customs and laws regarding sex, marriage, and the raising of children. For sex results in children. Have we forgotten this?…. Sexual morality is for the protection and promotion of the natural (biological) family, and of adoptive families that affirm the natural by exemplar. The family is both the cradle of society and one of the great ends for which we form societies in the first place. So it is nonsense to say that right and wrong as regards sex are ours to determine for ourselves. Those laws and customs form a language we all must use. We cannot have a private language.” –Anthony Esolen

If you still doubt that the mainstream media are anti-American and are actively working on corrupting our society, this post should remove all doubt.

Last May, Gallup conducted its annual Values and Beliefs poll on the American people’s views on the moral acceptability of 21 issues.

The poll found that despite our bitter partisan divisions, conservatives and liberals are broadly united in their belief that these five behaviors are morally wrong: suicide, cloning animals, cloning humans, polygamy, and extramarital affairs:

  • An overwhelming majority of Americans, 80%, believe polygamy to be morally wrong.
  • An even greater majority, 89%, believe “married men and women having an affair” is morally wrong.

But the major television networks are actively promoting sexual promiscuity and “polyamory” — which the Cambridge Dictionary defines as “the practice of having sexual or romantic relationships with two or more people at the same time.”

Peter Hasson reports for The Daily Caller, Oct. 29, 2019, that “major media outlets” are normalizing non-monogamous relationships.

The latest major media outlet to do so is CBSN, the digital streaming arm of CBS News, which aired an hourlong special, “Non-Monogamy,” last Sunday (Oct. 27) night.

The special portrayed non-monogamous relationships in a sympathetic light. CBS promoted the special in an Oct. 25 press release two days before the program’s airing:

For years, monogamy has dominated what society perceives as, and allows to be, ‘normal,’ but in the modern era, those parameters are softening….

The newest CBSN Originals documentary, “Non-Monogamy,” highlights individuals engaging in various forms of consensual non-monogamy including polyamory, a triad monogamous relationship, a polyfidelitous closed quad, and a committed couple dating outside of their marriage. As Dr. Elisabeth Sheff puts it, “I think of it almost like a menu, a relationship menu, and that serial monogamy is at the top of the menu, and probably the most popular dish that people order, but there’s all these other things that people can order now, and they are.”

Sheff calls herself (itself?) “one of a handful of global academic experts on polyamory”.

The CBS digital-streaming special included a 22-minute documentary of interviews with people in openly non-monogamous relationships. The documentary is followed by interviews with a pro-polyamory researcher and a pro-polyamory lawyer. The people in openly non-monogamous relationships who were interviewed include:

  • A man identified as Alex, in an “open marriage” with his wife Bridget of just one year, told CBSN: “The way our parents were brought up, monogamy felt like it was necessary. It was just the way culture accepted you, it is the way everybody accepted you. Now, things are different, things are opening up.” Alex and Bridget both have outside sexual partners.
  • Husband and wife C.J. and Brandi, who have a “triad monogamous relationship” with Brooke. “Triad monogamous” is an oxymoron because the very definition of “monogamy” precludes a threesome. Brandi said that “with three people it makes it a little bit easier to get those [sexual] needs fulfilled.” Brandi and Brooke don’t have sex with each other, which means that the purpose of the threesome is to “fulfill” the “sexual needs” of the man, C.J.
  • A man called Mahdi, in a “triad” with two women, said “I had to divorce my first partner because my second partner had immigration status issues” and that he is in a relationship with both of them. Mahdi complained that he lost his health insurance since he divorced his first wife.

According to The Daily Caller, “CBS is just the latest major media company to promote polyamory.”

Other major outlets promoting polyamory include:

  • The New York Times: In August, NYT published a feature piece titled “Polyamory Works for Them,” describing monogamy as “a curious stalwart” and that more and more young people are rejecting its “blandness.” In an Oct. 2 article on marriages involving members of polyamorous relationships, NYT said “People are becoming more curious about consensual non-monogamy.”
  • ABC News, in an Oct. 24 article, pronounced actor Nico Tortorella’s open marriage as “redefining what it means to be ‘husband and wife.’”
  • Not surprisingly, CNN appears to be the first major media outlet to promote polyamory. In an October 26, 2013 essay titled “Polyamory: When three isn’t a crowd,” reporter (((Emmanuela Grinberg))) highlighted an Atlanta, Georgia threesome — husband-wife Billy and Melissa Holder and “the couple’s partner” Jeremy Mullins — who were marching and passing out fliers promoting polyamory at the Atlanta Pride Parade. Marching with the threesome were 12 other “polyamorous” people.

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~Eowyn

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Lies are a hallmark of evil

John 8:43-47

Why do you not understand what I say?
Because you cannot bear to listen to my words.
You are from your father, the devil,
and you prefer to do what your father wants.
He was a murderer from the start;
he was never grounded in the truth;
there is no truth in him at all.
When he lies he is speaking true to his nature,
because he is a liar,
and the father of lies.

But it is because I speak the truth
that you do not believe me.
Can any of you convict me of sin?
If I speak the truth,
why do you not believe me?

Whoever comes from God
listens to the words of God;
the reason why you do not listen
is that you are not from God.

Anthony Esolen writes in Catholic World Report that our Lord Jesus the Christ reminds us to speak plainly and directly, “Let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.” (Matthew 5:37).Therefore, we who are committed to holiness must be committed to clarity of intention and speech. For:

The lie is the distinguishing feature of evil, because of its self-devouring commitment to what is not: it is an inner vacuity. […] 

Orwell’s dystopian regime in 1984 rests upon a ground floor of terror and violence, but its bedrock foundation is the lie: witness the hero Winston Smith’s work at the “Ministry of Truth,” sending precious archival materials down the “memory hole,” where they will be lost forever. It is why Dante situates fraud below violence in the Inferno’s decrepit descent into non-being and idiocy; so we find the giant Nimrod, builder of the heaven-aspiring Tower of Babel, sputtering gibberish, and the consummate liar Satan uttering not a single word, but telling the same old lie again and again with every flap of his bat-like wings, “I rise by my own power.”

Esolen notes that the result of lies is confusion and chaos. Indeed, the late Malachi Martin with keen insight had observed that whereas simplicity and clarity are the hallmark of goodness, a confounding complexity is a mark of evil because the labyrinth of lies is confusing.

Former satanist Deborah Lipsky, now a specialist in education in Maine, can testify to all this.

Before her return to the Church, Lipsky had spent years in Satanism, where she gained sharp insight into the various ways and reasons demons gain power in our lives.

Lipsky says the occult is the foremost way that evil enters our realm, along with sexual immorality, negativity, hatefulness, and other forms of sin. But often people forget about seemingly trite and common practices such as lying, which in our day is rampant, to the point where lying has become our second nature. Lies in sales pitches, advertising, politics, and in personal relationships. We rationalize lying, and consider some forms like white lies, harmless. But there is no such thing as a “half-truth.” There are only “half-lies.”

In her new book, A Message of Hope, Lipsky points out that lying is one of the devil’s most effective ways to separate us from God, for at the heart of darkness is the Prince of Deception:

“Untruthfulness of any sort is the sort of ‘stuff’ demons feed on. It is a vibrational pattern that mirrors their essence. As they absorb this ‘energy’ of lying emanating from you, they grow stronger. Lying is beyond question the most toxic activity we can engage in. Every time we ignore the truth, we ignore God. God is Truth. When we lie, we can’t be part of that because He is absolute truth. Lying is a demon’s native tongue. When you lie, you are not only speaking the language demons can connect with, but you also are in sync with a demon’s nature. […]

We convince ourselves that under certain conditions telling a lie isn’t a sin. If anything, the one you are deceiving is you! Demons aren’t finicky; they will feed on any deception including white lies. I am guilty of knowingly telling white lies because I don’t want the person to suffer undue emotional stress if they can’t handle the truth at hand. That doesn’t make it right. Telling a full lie or half-truth is the quickest way to nourish a demon. If a lie is an especially ‘juicy’ one, you can bet that the initial demon drawn to your lie will scream out ‘buffet!’ so as to attract his buddies. Demons are not only pack hunters, but they are also communal feeders.”

It is no wonder, then, Lipsky warns, that “The Holy Spirit and Holy Angels including your guardian angel will ‘step back’ a step … when you engage in telling a lie because they refuse to co-inhabit in your ‘space’ with any hint of evil.”

Yikes!!!

The plain truth is we are breaking one of the Ten Commandments (the 9th) every time we lie.

And it’s not just the 9th Commandment, for lying is at the basis of every one of the Ten Commandments.

Think about it . . . .

Telling lies causes bondage that eventually clouds our judgment. In contrast, the truth — and only the truth — sets us free. The truth also brings Joy and an inner serenity. For, in the end, “If you please God, it matters not whom you displease, but if you displease God, it matters not whom you please” because “The Lord hates lying lips, but those who speak the truth are His joy.” –Proverbs 12:22

“I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6).

“I am the light of the world; anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

See also “How to spot a liar“.

~Eowyn

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