A week or two ago I announced a talk given yesterday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Bethesda and sponsored by CanaVox. I attended and I'm happy to report that it was very well attended. They were going to have it in a class room but realized they had to have it in the Church itself (they did repose the Blessed Sacrament properly). It was recorded; when the video is available I'll post it.
In the Lourdes bulletin announcing this event, mention was made of Dolce and Gabanna. They are well-known fashion designers who also happen to be a gay couple. However, they had the clarity - and courage - to publicly acknowledge the necessity of true marriage. They caught a lot of flack from the gay community for their stance. Elton John has called for a boycott. I'd like to point out that this is the same Elton John who enthused over Pope Francis, calling for his immediate canonization. When that happened, many who wear rose-colored glasses waxed giddy about it, sighing that the pope was "reaching their hearts". Now I hope that at least in this regard, the rose-colored glasses are flung from their faces. I refer you now to the Lourdes bulletin as it describes the D&G-versus-John situation quite accurately; I think Ayatollah Elton is quite suitable. (By the way, dear ADW chancery! If this bulletin should "disappear", I'll just repost it with yet another blog post about any censorship. So please don't bother!)
At the talk yesterday was announced the next March for Marriage on April 25th. Please note that this is a Saturday; most of us who work should be able to make this one. Here are the details as they appear on the NOM site. Please be there. We must speak up for true marriage and the children who suffer because they lack one of their parents. Please spread the word through social media, email contacts, conversations, etc. So much is at stake.
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