Sunday, June 28, 2015
#mowwidge And Civil Disobedience
At Mass today, our pastor made plain that we might have to engage in civil disobedience for we cannot obey laws that run counter to God's laws. He cited Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" that outlined King's own thoughts and experiences with civil disobedience as he fought unjust discrimination laws in the early 1960s. As you read the letter, you'll note that he invoked both St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine of Hippo, both Doctors of the Church.
Other Christian leaders are also considering civil disobedience. Reverend Bill Owens, president and founder of Coalition of African-American Pastors, said on Tuesday (prior to the Obergefell v Hodges ruling ) told Breitbart News that should the ruling happen (and it did), he envisioned "another civil rights movement of Christians of various churches and massive civil disobedience." Read the article.
IMHO, he's spot-on correct. Until we elect leaders with firm moral convictions and spinal fortitude, we'll have no alternative. I'll now link to some helpful tips from the American Family Association and Alliance Defending Freedom. There are measures that can be taken to stave off attacks from the get-go. In any event, we must stand firm and pray to Our Lord for strength and guidance.