There can be no moral neutrality in an era of moral revolution

Jun 3, 2021 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite:

With the arrival of Pride Month comes the relentless pressure on corporations, schools, charities, and public institutions to signal support for the LGBT movement. Live and let live is long dead — now a significant portion of the month is dedicated to demanding that the flag of an ideological movement get hoisted over religious schools. The media assists in these efforts by serving as a microphone for LGBT groups seeking to colonize other spaces to air their accusations.

Consider, for example, an article this week from the CBC, Canada’s taxpayer-funded state broadcaster. Titled “Hamilton Catholic school board facing backlash for refusal to raise Pride flag in June,” the story itself constitutes the backlash. The story is only accurate because the story exists. Is it news that a Catholic school does not want to raise the flag of an ideology which celebrates what the Catholic Church calls sin? According to the CBC, it is — and so a controversy is brought into being.

According to the CBC:

The Queer Trans Diversity Coalition of Hamilton (QTDC) and the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) are demanding the local Catholic school board raise the Pride flag in June. The QTDC said it was “sorely disappointed and deeply saddened,” adding the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board (HWCDSB) is dismissing students in the LGBTQ+ community.

Considering the wording here. These LGBT groups are “demanding” that a Catholic school raise their flag. They are also claiming that the refusal to raise the flag of their choice (and now there’s a trans flag, too) constitutes an attack on students who might identify as LGBT, as if those two things were the same, which they obviously are not. In order to portray the Hamilton Catholic school board is an overt threat to its own students for refusing to bend the knee, they make their accusations even more explicit:

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