No, I'm not talking of the usual suspects, those progressives who have made a habit of openly defying Our Lord's teachings throughout the years. I am speaking of those who have earned some respect for being faithful, but who have recently displayed abysmal lack of judgment.
Two such examples happened this past week, both on Facebook. Two persons/entities posted memes that I might have expected from those who openly disparage Christian faith and morality. I post the memes below.
Let me point out a few things, though. First, these people themselves, by posting on social media, have made their identities known. I therefore have included their names on the original postings. Anyone who makes public statements should be prepared for public commentary and even criticism. Second, I voice some regret for these memes, for they are offensive. But light must shine on the rot so we can see with what we are dealing. Here they are.
St Peter of Verona, also known as St Peter Martyr. He met his death by having the axe put into his head. As he knelt down, he wrote the Creed with his blood before he was finally stabbed to death. I'm sure most decent people would hold that the image of a saint's martyrdom is not to be mocked and in fact constitutes sacrilege.
- Titus 2:12 exhorts us to live soberly.
- Ephesians 4:29 exhorts us to let no evil speech proceed from us. When we make light of holy matters, we engage in evil speech.