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So Garry Burns has lodged a complaint against Israel Folau. I guess he’s done so in order to demonstrate the ‘tolerance’ of the rainbow.
And, in that, he’s doing a great job I must say. Garry Burns has given us the best demonstration yet that when we get to the end of the rainbow we will not find any tolerance at all…
Most Australians would be wondering who the hell Garry Burns is. Being somewhat acquainted with him, courtesy of his obsession with me (he has lodged 36 complaints against me since 2014 and sent me hundreds of charming emails), I suppose I am well placed to answer this burning question.
So here goes.
Firstly, Garry Burns has complained that Israel Folau vilified homosexuals by warning on social media and in his sermon that those who engage in homosexual activity face the prospect of hell.
And Garry Burns knows a thing or two about condemning people to hell himself:
Secondly, Garry Burns has complained that Israel Folau’s statements are hate speech. Fortunately, ol’ Gazza is able to make that judgement as he is one of Australia’s foremost experts in this particular field:
Thirdly, while Burns is quick out of the blocks to use the ‘justice’ system, he also has quite a fondness for the idea of vigilante justice:
Fourthly, Australia’s favourite human rights warrior isn’t just doing this for sake of humanity, you know. He understands very well that the anti-discrimination industry also helps you to seize other people’s assets. All for the greater good, of course:
Fifthly, Garry Burns likes to tell the world that he doesn’t lodge complaints for his own financial gain.
Which is why it is sooooo odd that his private correspondence tells a different story:
Sixth, while Garry “I’m-Not-In-It-For-The-Money” Burns has publicly stated that he does not believe in free speech, he likes to freely express his views about violently assaulting Catholics:
Seventh, our good friend is also of the intellectual type. His actions are based on high principle and name calling and crude commentary is just not his thing:
Eighth, being such a hard working professional whinger, it can sometimes be difficult for our man Burns to find enough to complain about. However, Garry has a solution for that problem: when there’s not much action he then complains about his own comments!
He simply posts comments on other people’s Facebook pages, screenshots them and fires off a complaint to the ‘Thought Police’:
Just for the record, the words Burns’ complained about above were clearly written by him and the only time they ever appeared on my social media was when he posted them there. But that did not stop the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board from accepting his complaint that I had ‘published’ on my Facebook page the words “Exterminate the Homos” and this complaint eventually made it all the way to the High Court of Australia.
And it should not really fill you with confidence that I eventually defeated this complaint.
Why? Well, I won because I live in Queensland (a jurisdictional reason) and not because the complaint was fabricated (which is the common-sense reason it should have been dismissed).
Ninth, given all of this, you might not think too highly of Garry Burns. But don’t let that worry you. He has an even lower opinion of himself. He believes that he’s akin to a sexually-transmitted disease:
And tenth, it is unsurprising, given his line of work, that Old Mate Herpes also wants the taxpayer to kick in and pay for his legal fees:
Now that you know who the hell Garry Burns is, you’re probably not surprised at all that he has lodged a complaint against Israel Folau.
Neither am I.
Burns is merely following his ‘principles’.
And it is simply a matter of coincidence that Burns sprang into action against Folau months after the Rugby star made his comments. It has absolutely nothing at all do with the fact that just days before Burns lodged his complaint he was hit with bankruptcy action.
I’m pretty sure that no one in Australia could possibly think that Israel Folau is flush with cash and an easy target for an anti-discrimination complaint…especially if your ‘work’ consists entirely of lodging anti-discrimination complaints.
Last weekend approximately 5,000 young Catholics from around Australia converged on Perth for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. Below are the observations from one of those who attended.
For those unaware, this event is famous for beginning without a Mass and instead starting with a pagan, animist and pantheistic ‘Welcome to Country’ that called on the blessing of the gods. All of them. As you will see at the end below, perhaps it is better that it began without the Mass at all…
The insights below are well worth reading. It is clear that this festival had speakers that can be charitably described as ‘questionable’ while the rock show approach to the final Mass was nothing less than sacrilegious.
The person who penned the observations below has asked to remain anonymous – they would like to attend future diocesan events and already feel unwelcome. I think that says it all about the true state of the Church in Australia today…
As everyone else who was in attendance for the entirety of the festival, I began by attending the opening plenary session at 9:30am on Sunday 8 December.
I was instantly struck by the lack of an opening prayer and the “welcome to country” which contained much questionable language including but not limited to: “May all the gods bless you” and “All things are created equal, humans, rocks, bees, magpies…”.
Additionally the Aboriginal elder who delivered the welcome to country spoke of many bizarre and blatantly non-Catholic things, such as invoking spirits for assistance. During the welcome to country, I walked out. I did not participate any further.
Following the opening plenary session, I attended the “Mary, did you know?” lecture by Br. Sheldon Burke. There was nothing that I can recall being questionable.
As I had attended Mass that morning prior to the plenary, I decided to have lunch while my friends attended the 12:30pm Mass on offer. I then attended the 1:00pm lecture “Pornography: Fact, fiction, formation?” by Paul Ninnes, which again I cannot recall containing anything questionable, aside from the topic itself.
I later attended the 3:00pm talk “Being a Catholic Man” by the Knights of the Southern Cross, the only criticism I can level against is that it was rather shallow.
I then ironically attended the 4:00pm lecture “Ready Player One: Let the Real Battle Begin” which spoke about gaming addiction. I felt as if it was an unnecessary talk on a subject not even tangentially related to the faith.
I then travelled around the Expo and watched live music for the remainder of the day until the closing plenary session, during which I decided to have a nap in a stairwell rather than attending.
I watched the Monday morning plenary session from the Riverview Theatre. The opening speaker was Grace Forrest from the Walk Free Foundation, who spoke of modern day slavery.
I am obviously not pro-slavery; however, I feel the topic was better suited to be in one of the lecture theatres, and not for a plenary session to start the day.
God or Jesus were again not mentioned once at the beginning of a day of a supposedly Catholic festival.
In addition to this, Grace Forrest made some rather ludicrous accusations including that people who are not feminists (the movement that gave us abortion on demand, no-fault divorce and the birth control pill) and people who do not agree with every last point of modern climate science are in fact pro-slavery.
She also blatantly lied on several topics (she used a photoshopped image of a polar bear – a well-known hoax – to peddle climate change in addition to making the easily disprovable claim that no religious texts support slavery).
Again, I found myself departing from the plenary and instead chose to find some other young Catholic adults who were also disillusioned. We had breakfast together instead.
At 12:00pm Monday, I attended a ‘Bishops X-Change’ Plenary Council sharing session. This one was entitled “A Church that is Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal”.
I have little to say about what occurred in this particular session other than I did not feel as if it was a fruitful discussion particularly after several youths called on the church to change her perennial teaching on sexuality. They were fortunately rebuked by others, although particularly aggressively by members of the Maronite community.
At 1:00pm I departed the room quickly and headed next door into another ‘Bishops X-Change’ session, this one called “A Church that is Open to Conversion, Renewal and Reform”.
Unlike the previous session which had mostly been a long argument over what the word ‘inclusive’ meant, this one produced some stellar commentary…which was quickly shot down by Bishop Vincent Long, who in the words of his colleague, Bishop Bill Wright, “is big on change”. (I will note here that these two are the only bishops in Australia that did not encourage members of their flocks to vote ‘no’ during the 2017 postal referendum).
Evidently, Bishop Long does not care for input from others since his ideas quickly shutout our own, instead talking of his agenda, whatever that may be.
At 2:30pm I poked my head into the “Missa Terra Sancti Spiritu” or the so-called “Mass of the Land of the Holy Spirit”. I have nothing to say on this other than that it is not how you will produce converts or do inculturation correctly.
I returned to the expo and to try and flush the mess that I had been through in the day sat and watched Emma Oorschot and the St. Mary’s Cathedral choir preform polyphony.
I then attended the 4:00pm session “Navigating a sexed-up world: the sexualization of children and what we should do about it” by Melinda Tankard Reist. It was okay. I don’t recall the evening plenary at all.
Tuesday, however, was by far the most disheartening day of the festival I attended yet.
After meeting with some new people over breakfast, I attended the 10:00am ‘Bishops X-Change’ titled “A Church that is Prayerful and Eucharistic”. In addition to the two bishops on the docket (Bishops Paul Bird and Terence Curtin), a third bishop was in attendance.
The room was quite empty, with only two full discussion groups and a less-than-full strength group (which I sat in). In addition to two other young adults, I was in a group with a bishop, a deacon and a high ranking member of the Catholic Education Office from the Diocese of Sale.
This session stung more than any other I attended, despite repeated calls by the young adults and youth in all three discussion groups, the two docketed bishops ignored or shot down our concerns and the third, unnamed bishop, (who I had initially mistaken as a priest due to a lack of any identifiers), who was taking notes on a notepad, even had the gall to right up ignore six out of the other seven people in his discussion group!
The member of the Catholic Education Office in my discussion group even had the nerve to suggest that we (that is myself and the two other young adults) were being unnecessarily exclusionary when it came to the topic of liturgical abuses – and downright sacrilege – occurring at school Mass.
Despite the fruitlessness of the discussion, it did prove to be a fruitful networking event and we spoke at length with total strangers, all our age or younger on liturgy and the renewal and restoration of the Catholic faith. I also panic to think about what this could mean for the Plenary Council, especially since the bishops do not seem to particularly care for input that does not align with their own views.
I was forced to depart the festival at this point as I was rostered on to work.
I returned at 7:00pm that night to Trinity College in Perth where the closing Mass for the festival was to take place. I was not present for the entire Mass, but I saw more than enough in my time there, including but not limited to:
- “Liturgical” dancing – lots of it.
- Some form of bizarre incensing ritual with people dancing around the censer
- A large brazier to the right of the altar with people dancing around it until the consecration
- The gospel was ‘incensed’ by waving it through this brazier
- Use of a didgeridoo as music for the offertory
- Rock music hymns (still tossing a coin on if this is better or worse than the above)
- People lining up for food trucks and eating their dinner throughout the whole Mass (I am told, although unable to confirm, that the bishops gave a general dispensation from the communion fast as apparently people would be exhausted after the 30 minute walk from the convention centre to Trinity College)
- People quite literally still eating their dinner while in line for communion
- An entire “paten” (a plastic dish) dropping to the floor, laden with consecrated hosts
- At least one girl I personally witnessed tried to slide the host into her pocket (but was hunted down and had the host taken from her by the priest, thanks be to God)
- A consecrated host being found in the grass
- And, of course, the ever present thunderous applause during the mass
Please pray for the youth of Australia after what was such a spiritually damaging experience.
As the dust settles on the Israel Folau saga, the real question is not whether Israel received $4 million or $8 million. It is not whether Raelene “I’m-A-Great-Leader” Castle keeps her job either.
The real question is this: has any of the effort put in to protect freedom changed anything?
And this is the answer: no. No. NO.
The stone, cold reality is that all the Folau saga has proven is that if you quote from the Bible, you will lose your job.
Because Folau has lost his job.
This reality is best outlined in an article on this controversy by the Sydney Traditionalist Forum:
Given the questions raised by this controversy (freedom of speech, public religious expression, the extent and enforceability of corporate speech codes on private conduct) it should have been an objective of Folau’s backers to have these ventilated in a court of law. Instead, current outcome offers no resolution, no precedent, and in no way has it secured the civil liberties of people who fall out of favour with Acceptable Opinion. The frontlines of the Culture War have moved precisely nowhere.
Indeed, the fact that Acceptable Opinion on matters relating to sexual morality has not suffered a dent to its hegemony can only be interpreted by the right-minded as a de facto win for the ideological left.
In other words, this is not what victory looks like.
Sure, it’s fun making jokes about Raelene Castle and it seems likely from all the media reporting that Folau has been paid something to disappear.
But so what? This only proves that, if the administration is incompetent and you have a high profile, you might get something to go away. But you will still be exiled.
It’s hardly comfort for the quiet Australians who simply cannot muster anything like the media coverage or support that Israel Folau did.
The reality is that, quite apart from not being a victory, this was also a massive lost opportunity.
I was inspired by Israel Folau’s courage. In fact, I was the very first person to donate to his campaign, although this was by mere coincidence. I just happened to stumble on the Sydney Morning Herald article reporting that his campaign had been set up about 30 seconds after it was published.
And many others were inspired too. Australians sent a river of gold to help him wage this battle. This money flowed because the impression was given that Folau was not just fighting for himself but for all of us. And Folau’s profile meant that this fight would be highly public.
For the first time in a long time, it looked like we had a shot at victory.
With the public support, financial muscle and media spotlight, Folau’s case was an opportunity for those on the side of freedom to actually win an important battle against an incompetent and totalitarian regime.
It was an opportunity to do something that would help all of us into the future.
But that battle has been avoided.
Good luck getting all of those conditions in place again.
Whatever happens post-Folau, you can bet your bottom dollar that the new codes of conducts and contracts that start flying around will make it even harder for the next person caught in the sight of ‘Thought Police’ to defend themselves.
But, you might say, Folau has pointed out that the new Religious Discrimination laws coming our way will help.
Actually, they won’t. On this point Folau is dead wrong.
If those laws were in place, they would have made it easier for Rugby Australia to defend its decision in court to sack Israel Folau. These laws will only make a bad situation worse.
We need these proposed laws like we need a hole in the head. The very fact that these laws will put the protection of Christian Australians in the hands of the anti-discrimination industry should send us all into a cold sweat.
However, given all of this, I still understand the pressure on Israel Folau more than most. I know what it is like to go through the legal wringer. I have been in it since 2013 and will be back in court in February next year.
The decision to settle, with the money on the table, in many ways was a sensible one for Folau personally, although I do believe that his apology was terrible in principle and practice. But, regardless, this settlement does not help the rest of us.
Folau still must face the anti-discrimination industry too given the perpetually offended and serial litigant Garry Burns has now lodged a complaint against him. Folau must fight that complaint and it would be a complete betrayal of all of us if he chose to settle that legal issue too.
I have no idea where this complaint will go. Based on what has been deemed ‘vilification’ in the past, it will not be an easy fight for Folau to win. However, to be honest, I would not be surprised if the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board ‘manages’ to decide, for once, that Burns’ latest complaint is, cough, vexatious.
After all, it comes just days after he launched a fundraiser to stave off bankruptcy resulting from his failed High Court challenge against me.
Plus the Anti-Discrimination Board does its best work when it picks on the fringes: the brain-damaged, the insane and the outcasts. It probably doesn’t have the bravery to bear the scrutiny that Burns’ complaint against Folau will bring.
That I could hold as possible two completely different outcomes in this matter merely demonstrates the flaws of this entire area of law. It is chaotic, political, arbitrary and subject to the whims of those in positions of power. There is no principle in it at all.
If the complaint does go ahead, I would not be surprised either to see the ‘unbiased’ Kate Eastman representing Burns. After all, she has represented him previously in cases which have revolved around argument about the content of the Bible.
And who is she? Why, she’s just one of the Rugby Australia tribunal members that found Folau ‘guilty’. Her bias and role in this process should have been raised in court.
But it wasn’t. And now the irony is that, even if Kate Eastman doesn’t appear for Burns, her previous work is still likely to be used in his complaint against Folau.
That is another massive missed opportunity which may come back to bite Folau hard.
Finally, I cannot but lament the lost opportunity that my legal action against the Chief of Defence Force has become.
Like Folau, I was sacked for offending the LGBT mafia for comments that I made in my own spare time and in my own private capacity.
Unlike Folau, however, every ‘workplace’ investigation into my private behaviour found in my favour (and there were 14 of them, all brought against me following complaints or lobbying from gay and transgender activists inside Defence).
On top of that, Defence even had to fork out $25,000 to my father along the way for the abuse he copped from the most senior transgender officer in the military (Defence refused to investigate my complaint about this matter).
Despite all of this, I was still sacked. And my termination notice admitted that I was a high performing officer but, you know, diversity yada yada.
I fought my termination in the courts with almost no institutional support (you might want to ask certain organisations why that is) and with very little media attention. Despite all the odds, I won the first case. This only occurred because ordinary Australians rallied to help me.
Unfortunately, Defence won on appeal. For legal reasons, I cannot state publicly my full views on this decision. However that decision has been heavily criticised in academia, legal commentary and even in the media.
But that is cold comfort to me and it should be cold comfort for all Australians. Now we must all live with a precedent that it is legally permissible to sack someone, even if they have done nothing wrong, because of their private views.
My great regret about this case is not so much that we lost. It is that I have no doubt that we would have won if there was institutional support and a willingness by the ‘mainstream’ conservative organisations to back the fight in 2014.
Sixty-odd investigations and court cases later, I still remain enmeshed in litigation for my views on marriage, family and morality without institutional support.
This is the reality for ordinary Australians caught up in situations like Folau’s. There’s no cameras. There’s no support network. There’s no fanfare. You are left to fight by yourself, pay by yourself and in the hope that your family will be able to manage the stress, anguish and pain.
Indeed, I am one of the lucky ones. I have somehow managed to build a much wider support network of ordinary Australians and I am extremely grateful to each one of you who reads this, prays for me and contributes to the fight. Most other people do not even have this to help them through.
Now Defence is pursuing me for almost $750,000 in legal costs. It has already spent almost $30,000 just preparing its costs claims against me when it knows that it can’t wring much more than $1,500 out of me.
Everything I owned has already been consumed in this battle.
As taxpayers, you should all be outraged that the Chief of Defence Force is so wantonly and maliciously wasting your money for absolutely no purpose at all.
I suppose it’s small change for a large organisation – especially when it is funded by you and me – but it highlights exactly how difficult it is for ordinary Australians to build the firepower that they need to defend themselves.
Israel Folau had the chance to do something really great for Australia. But he didn’t seize the moment.
For once, all the elements for a successful fight were in place. But that firepower has not been used. Instead, it is now being de-stockpiled.
And that means we are all now relying on some unknown little person to have the courage to fight a harder battle sometime in the future. And then, somehow, to win it.
We are looking for a miracle. Like I said, this is not what victory looks like…
Whatever Archbishop Coleridge is doing, it is hard to see how he is doing the “bishop” part right.
His statements on moral issues, at best, are confusing. At worst they directly condone grave evil. Regardless of his intention, the objective reality is that his statements on issues such as abortion, homosexual behaviour and adultery can, and are, interpreted to mean that Catholics can approve of these evils.
Archbishop Coleridge’s statements on the kingship of Christ, his decision to allow a Catholic church to be used for scandalous conduct and his failure to prevent nonsense being taught in Catholic schools in his diocese also are of the greatest concern.
Finally, the Plenary Council in Australia, which he is largely responsible for, has been used to promote heresy and schism. It is a trainwreck unfolding before our eyes.
Archbishop Coleridge would need prayers, even if he was perfect. Bishops have very difficult jobs. Please sign up to pray the rosary for him each and every day. May he become a truly great bishop, bravely defend the Church and lead the souls under his care to Heaven.
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I have been tied up lately with a number of pressing legal issues – some of which are positive and others not so much – as well as working on a number of new projects. An update will be sent in coming days.
In the meantime, I am pleased that Jim From Boomba has returned to the fray and will be posting regularly here into the future. He is after your commentary as he likes arguing.
It has just been confirmed that the High Court has accepted Cardinal Pell’s appeal.
This is great news and confirms how serious the circumstances surrounding his conviction are.
Make no mistake – reputations will be utterly and irretrievably destroyed by whatever decision the High Court ultimately reaches.
If Cardinal Pell’s conviction is upheld, that is the end of him, forever and ever.
And the Catholic Church will also suffer reputational damage of the most serious order (not that it hasn’t already – most of it self-inflicted).
But – if the conviction is overturned, two judges of the Victorian Court of Appeal may well be exposed as partisan, legal incompetents whose continued presence on that bench is untenable.
If Pell is acquitted, those judges might need to search the web for further employment opportunities.
And Premier Andrews will have to see that they do so with impressive alacrity.
Further – if Pell is acquitted, then legions of anti-Catholic, leftoid sneerers and jeerers will also have to eat humble pie, admit that they have been mercilessly hounding a man who, like Linda Chamberlain, faced false and terrible accusations – and publicly acknowledge that Pell is innocent.
Chances of that happening?
Probably a big, fat zero.
Leftards don’t do humility.
We shall see.
The next 12 months are going to be tumultuous indeed.
And they will go down in Australian legal history.
Please God justice is done.
Let me know your thoughts below and I’ll certainly respond if they deserve to be pilloried.
Last week it finally happened.
Mark Latham stood up in the New South Wales parliament and became the first politician from that state to call out the obscene waste of taxpayers’ money that has been thrown away supporting serial litigant, Garry Burns.
You can watch his speech below:
No one knows for sure exactly how much has been spent by the New South Wales government to prop up Burns’ obsessive witch hunt.
But considering there have been hundreds of complaints, ‘investigations’ by the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board and hearings before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Local Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia over the past 20 years it now surely runs into the multiple millions.
And that’s just to hold the hearings.
On top of that the New South Wales Attorney General has even intervened against me in multiple proceedings, wasting further money to directly support Burns.
Yet not a single, solitary finding has been made against me.
At least in the old days witch hunts would manage some sort of guilty verdict. This kangaroo court system is so farcical it can’t even conjure that up.
Unsurprisingly, Burns has reacted to Mark Latham’s speech with all the grace of a triggered old hag.
I’ve received numerous abusive emails including one just this morning which contained these words:
But Garry Burns is just like a good dose of herpes because he doesn’t go away or ever give up…
…There will always be minor league dills with domestic trimmings like Mark Latham in our parliament and we the sensible folk should deal with him like passing a motion ( bowel movement ) and just flush the chain and let the the poo poo disappear.
The guy even likens himself to a sexually-transmitted disease. It’s not a bad description, to be honest.
This is the man the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board has wasted millions of dollars protecting. These are the words of the bloke who is the face of anti-discrimination law in Australia.
Why the political class and the vast majority of the media have allowed him to wage his obsessive, fanatical, abusive and vengeful campaign of terror for so long is one of the great mysteries of our times.
It will forever be a stain on the New South Wales justice system that the vast majority of vilification case law has been generated by Burns and his decade-long taunting of a legally-unrepresented and brain-damaged man from Newcastle (you can read about John Sunol here).
Burns will eventually be stopped.
But the real problem is the Anti-Discrimination Board and the Tribunal which have long-known about Burns’ abusive conduct and John Sunol’s disability and turned a blind eye to both.
This is where the true evil in this farce lies. It needs to be confronted and weeded out.
Please take the time to write to Mark Latham to thank him for his courage. And it would also help if you wrote to the New South Wales Attorney General and asked him why the Anti-Discrimination Board has not been sacked.
Mark Latham can be reached by email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Speakman, the New South Wales Attorney General, can be contacted via an online form here.
For anyone with eyes to see or ears to hear, the Plenary Council in Australia has become a scandalous disaster. We are watching a train wreck unfold in Australia.
On Monday the Final Report for the Plenary Council Phase 1: Listening and Dialogue was released by the National Centre for Pastoral Research.
This organisation reports directly to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
And chapter 16 of this report argues that the Catholic Church should ‘modernise’ to accept things such as contraception, homosexual marriage and euthanasia and even change the concept of sin.
Other large segments of the report are devoted to calls for female ordination.
And this document is written in the context that the calls have come directly from the ‘people of God’ who have been inspired by the ‘Spirit’ to answer the question: what do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?
It is clear that, as a collective, bishops are either allowing the Church in Australia to start on a path that will see it formally break off communion with Rome, or they have lost control of the Plenary Council process and we will end up, for all intents and purposes, in a mess that looks much the same.
We are faced with a disaster of calamitous proportions for the true faith in this nation.
I have sent the open letter below to every bishop and hundreds of priests. You might like to sign the petition below it in support – however due to technical limitations this will only be sent to the Secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Archbishops of Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
But, most importantly, it’s time to get on our knees, pull out our rosary beads and beg Our Lady Help of Christians for assistance…
AN OPEN LETTER TO AUSTRALIA’S CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Dear Australian Bishops
An open letter to Australia’s Catholic Bishops: The Plenary Council has become a scandal!
The release of the Final Report for the Plenary Council Phase 1: Listening and Dialogue dramatically makes clear two things: the bishops have lost control of the Plenary Council and the Catholic Church in Australia is in the midst of a full-blown revolutionary crisis.
This report gives credence to all manner of heretical, blasphemous and evil ideas, including:
- Female ordination
- An end to priestly celibacy
- Communion for all
It is scandalous that this document has been released under the authority of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference via the National Centre for Pastoral Research. It not only fails to condemn the above and other evils but instead cloaks them with a veneer of legitimacy by claiming that they are Catholic answers to the question: what do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?
This document stands in stark contrast to Mirari Vos which condemned attacks on religious celibacy and liberty of conscience. There can be no doubt that in saner times the very documents of this Plenary Council would have been condemned and destroyed and the words of Pope Gregory XVI almost two centuries ago ring ever louder:
The Church has always taken action to destroy the plague of bad books. This was true even in apostolic times for we read that the apostles themselves burned a large number of books.
The Plenary Council process has now descended into a farcical and scandalous sham that, at best, will plunge the Catholic Church in Australia into a civil war for generations. At worst it will result in open and defiant schism, heresy and destruction of the Church morally, institutionally and financially.
That the Plenary Council process is now dangerously out of control of the bishops is plainly obvious.
The Plenary Council cannot change the doctrines of the Church, yet all the documents released to date are filled with revolutionary cries in relation to Church teaching on basic morality and attacks on the very nature of the priesthood, the holy sacrifice of the Mass and the sacraments. Consequently, the spirit of the Plenary Council is now one that revolts openly against apostolic authority and the laws of the Church.
The Plenary Council is harming the mission of the Church to save souls by sowing dissent, revolt and confusion by also aiding the great attacks on the family and the very nature of man that we are assailed with today.
Worse, while the Plenary Council documentation is filled with buzzwords and phrases like ‘discernment’ and ‘listen to the Spirit’, there has been no training or guidance given to Catholics on the basics of discernment, which is to recognize and perceive that not all inspirations come from God, but that the evil spirits are also active.
Thus the process of the Plenary Council has opened the Church to Satan himself and it is now clear that his diabolical and destructive suggestions are wreaking havoc.
The only benefit that comes from this latest report, albeit accidentally, is that it highlights the true and sorry state of the Church in Australia today: most who call themselves Catholic do not know the faith and are openly opposed to the teachings of the Church.
Therefore, there has never been a more important time for Australia’s bishops to strongly defend the faith and clearly teach it to all.
The only question is whether any will do so. It has now been four days since this report was released and the response has been mute silence in the face of this scandal.
Now is not the time for inaction, sluggishness or hiding! In moments of great crises we can be sure that God stands ready to provide great graces to those who have the duty of acting boldly and courageously to defend His Church.
There is great grace available for any bishop who stands ready to do his duty and become the saint that he was made to be.
I pray that you accept this grace. All Australians, whether they adhere to the true faith or are unwittingly or even knowingly part of the revolution against the Church need you to. God has ordained a hierarchy and unless the bishops do their duty of state all of society faces natural and supernatural perils.
The Plenary Council should be stopped. In its current form it will only endanger souls.
Will any bishop state this plainly obvious truth?
May Our Lady Help of Christians, Australia’s great patroness who has so protected the Church in other times of crisis and who has been so rudely and scandalously ignored in the Plenary Council process, guide and protect us.
An open letter to Australia's Bishops regarding the Plenary CouncilRead the petition
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As I wrote earlier today, there is a fresh push to sell the ABC.
And it cannot be sold soon enough.
For example, your dollars are funding this:
It was written by a gay activist and starts with these words:
Are you terrified of sucking d*ck? If you don’t have one yourself, it can be quite confronting. Even if you’re a guy and it’s your first time getting one in your mouth, it can be daunting.
And while that particular article may be two years old, don’t for a moment think that it’s a one off.
Just three days ago the ABC spent 30 minutes giving a ‘beginner’s guide’ on how book a hooker, which included promotion of certain establishments:
In May, the ABC ran this article:
The ABC website proudly displays an article published in April that contains these words:
I don’t care if you’re the most virile person on earth, no one can produce 13 litres of cum in one go. (Though I’m willing to be proven wrong if you have the receipts.)
And nine months ago it thought it was a good idea to produce a program about this:
Ever thought of putting a steel rod into your urethra for sexual pleasure? Sounding can be done no matter what genitals you have. You’ll hear from Mistress Tokyo on what’s involved with this act and why it might be best left to the pros, and producer James Findlay goes to a sounding workshop to see how to sound a penis first hand.
Remember, all of this occurred because the government skimmed your wages and handed the dosh over to the people producing this garbage.
Given the ABC is promoting this filth, it is not hard to understand why it’s basically been running cover for programs such as ‘Safe Schools’. Indeed, it is completely unsurprising that almost every single tweet issued by The Drum’s Twitter account regarding Safe Schools quotes a defender of the program:
“There's gay and trans students being told ‘this isn't the right school for you,’ and worse still, they're staying at school and being subject to harmful, damaging practices. There's kids in these schools that need to be kept safe.” @AnnaEquality #auspol #TheDrum pic.twitter.com/8pnBDc3PeG
— ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) December 13, 2018
The PM weighed in on teachers being trained to identify transgender children saying ‘we don’t need gender whisperers in our schools. Let kids be kids’. Fiona McLeod says the Government pushing values can be damaging and programs like Safe Schools protect vulnerable kids. #TheDrum pic.twitter.com/PZKDt6kAnN
— ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) September 5, 2018
“Gay conversion therapy has done more damage to young gay people than the Safe Schools Program. No reasonable or respected mental healthcare professional would say it was a good idea.” @RebeccaHuntley2 on #auspol #TheDrum pic.twitter.com/33FKdDmuST
— ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) September 3, 2018
— ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) October 24, 2017
— ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) April 19, 2017
— ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) April 17, 2017
— ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) March 18, 2016
Sell the ABC. And save our taxes. It won’t end this filth but at least the weirdos who want it will need to pay for it themselves.
And finally, there is at least one person at the ABC who also acknowledges that this is a serious issue. If there were more Steve Austins, the ABC would not be held in such contempt…
— Steve Austin (@SteveAustinABC) July 16, 2019
So, over the weekend this story in The Brisbane Times caught my attention:
The ABC has been labelled an enemy of the LNP by party members.
At the LNP state convention, being held in Brisbane over three days, members passed a resolution calling on the federal Coalition government to “enforce the ABC charter by ensuring balanced debate”.
Logan state electoral council (SEC) member Bernie Gaynor lashed the national broadcaster, arguing the ABC was “not our friends, they are our enemies”.
“Everybody in this room should realise right now that the ABC spends 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year, on a whole range of levels, working against us,” he said.
Mr Gaynor suggested the charter could be enforced via withdrawing funding.
“You’re lucky I didn’t get a motion in calling for the ABC to be banned completely, scrapped, sold off, because I tell you what, I’ll put it in next year,” he said.
At the LNP state convention, being held in Brisbane over three days, members passed a resolution calling on the federal Coalition government to “enforce the ABC charter by ensuring balanced debate”.
Just to make it clear, the Bernie Gaynor referred to in this article is not me. But we share the same views.
It must be something to do with the name and it’s proof that the world would be a much better place if there were a few more Bernie Gaynors floating around.
Don’t worry, I’ve done my bit to make sure the next generation has at least one.
As for the ABC, it should be sold. Its taxpayer-funded model fundamentally distorts the economics of media and news.
Rent-seeking lefty commentators should not be given a free run courtesy of the public purse. If they want to earn a living airing their views, they should do so by producing content that the public can freely choose to pay for. Or not.
I’m guessing that most in the ABC know that they would never get by if they were not cocooned in a billion dollar system that is funded by forcibly siphoning hard-earned cash from every Australian worker, regardless of whether they tune into the ABC or not.
Sell the ABC. And let Australian workers choose if they would prefer to subscribe to a sports network or a commercialised ABC running QandA episodes about the impact of climate change on sex-change surgery…
Who made the statements below? More importantly, when were they made and what major political battle occurred shortly afterwards?
I think you may be surprised. But, then again, you may not.
There will be brownie points and perpetual boasting rights on this site for the first person with the correct answer.
Who said this:
But the truth is our Western societies are not ageing; they are dying.
Tonight I will argue that Australians should pursue some clear national goals in the field of family policy. These include:
- Generally, the promotion of pro-natalist policies designed to ensure that, ideally, our birth rate increases closer to replacement level (2.1) or at least does not decline any further;
- The recognition that “children are a social good and not merely a private, optional pleasure.” We all have an interest in each other’s children and nobody more so than the childless.
- The recognition that women and their families’ desire to exercise their human right to have children is being restricted and in many cases denied by the failure of the world of work (mostly ruled by men) to recognize that women are not identical to men, but are, uniquely, able to bear children and should be given every encouragement to do so, as those children, their health and education are a vital national interest.
- The recognition that a higher birth rate requires us to ENHANCE rather than restrict the choices of women and that it is desirable for women to fulfill two goals: childbearing and a career; and that our society’s survival depends on making it possible for them to do both.
- The recognition that the dramatic decline in marriage and increase in divorce has had profoundly damaging effects on our society and that we should take steps to promote the traditional married family with a view to increasing the number of marriages and decreasing the number of divorces.
- In summary, the recognition that our nation would be stronger and our future more secure, if there were more children, more people were married, fewer were divorced and, as a corollary, more children grew up with both their biological parents.
There is nothing more natural, nothing more human, than the creation of new life when a man and a woman come together in marriage and create a family. That human right has never been more challenged.
The gravest threat to Western society over this century is neither global warming nor international terrorism. Rather it is the unprecedented, sustained decline in the birth rate in almost all developed countries to levels that are well below replacement rate.
We should not be afraid to make the case for marriage. There is a very high correlation (higher than there is for race or poverty) in most of the research between the absence of the biological father and child poverty, juvenile crime and sexual abuse.
We know that children are in every respect better off if they are living with their biological parents, formally married (as opposed to cohabiting). We know that there is a social cost (and not just in dollars) from marriage breakdown and single parenting.
Here’s a little hint:
And thanks to Sean for the tip!
Who said this:— Bernard Gaynor (@BernardGaynor) July 11, 2019
The gravest threat to Western society over this century is neither global warming nor international terrorism. Rather it is the unprecedented, sustained decline in the birth rate in almost all developed countries to levels that are well below replacement rate.