Is Christianity no longer socially acceptable?

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Is Christianity no longer socially acceptable?

Speak­ing at the Lega­tus Con­fer­ence, Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sor Robert P. George asserted that the days of Chris­tian­ity being socially accept­able are over:

It is no longer easy to be a faith­ful Chris­t­ian, a good Catholic, an authen­tic wit­ness to the truths of the Gospel,” said Prince­ton Pro­fes­sor Robert George to a large crowd at the Lega­tus Sum­mit in Orlando, Florida last week­end. Pro­fes­sor George added that peo­ple can still safely iden­tify as “Catholic” as long as they don’t believe, or will at least be com­pletely silent about, “what the Church teaches on issues such as mar­riage and sex­ual moral­ity and the sanc­tity of human life.”

We have repeat­edly seen puta­tive Catholics like Nancy Pelosi who sup­port abor­tion,

For Ms. Pelosi, the notion of dis­agree­ing with other Catholics about abor­tion has not weighed on her sense of faith. “I think every­one grants every­one their posi­tion,” she said. “The church has their posi­tion, and we have ours, which is that a woman has free will given to her by God. My fam­ily is very pro-​life,” she added, not­ing that she has lived with the con­flict all her life.

Nancy, and many like her, may believe that “The church has their posi­tion, and we have ours,” is A-​OK for a prac­tic­ing Catholic. In fact, the Catholic Church is unequiv­o­cal on abor­tion:

2270 Human life must be respected and pro­tected absolutely from the moment of conception.

From the first moment of his exis­tence, a human being must be rec­og­nized as hav­ing the rights of a per­son — among which is the invi­o­lable right of every inno­cent being to life.71

In these days of pussy­hats, polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, and the mad­ness of crowds, con­ser­vatism is the new coun­ter­cul­ture [lan­guage warn­ing at link].

But it comes with a price. Back to Prof. George,

Are we “pre­pared to give pub­lic wit­ness to the mas­sively polit­i­cally incor­rect truths of the Gospel, truths that the man­darins of an elite cul­ture shaped by the dog­mas of expres­sive indi­vid­u­al­ism and me-​generation lib­er­al­ism do not wish to hear spo­ken?” he asked.

Prof. George declared in his speech, “One day we will give an account of all we have done and failed to do.” He has been tak­ing the fight to the bat­tle­grounds for decades.

As JD said, “The best friend of left­ist indoc­tri­na­tion is a silent right.”

Silent no longer.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog.

Speaking at the Legatus Conference, Princeton University professor Robert P. George asserted that the days of Christianity being socially acceptable are over:

“It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel,” said Princeton Professor Robert George to a large crowd at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. Professor George added that people can still safely identify as “Catholic” as long as they don’t believe, or will at least be completely silent about, “what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life.”

We have repeatedly seen putative Catholics like Nancy Pelosi who support abortion,

For Ms. Pelosi, the notion of disagreeing with other Catholics about abortion has not weighed on her sense of faith. “I think everyone grants everyone their position,” she said. “The church has their position, and we have ours, which is that a woman has free will given to her by God. My family is very pro-life,” she added, noting that she has lived with the conflict all her life.

Nancy, and many like her, may believe that “The church has their position, and we have ours,” is A-OK for a practicing Catholic. In fact, the Catholic Church is unequivocal on abortion:

2270 Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception.

From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.71

In these days of pussyhats, political correctness, and the madness of crowds, conservatism is the new counterculture [language warning at link].

But it comes with a price. Back  to Prof. George,

Are we “prepared to give public witness to the massively politically incorrect truths of the Gospel, truths that the mandarins of an elite culture shaped by the dogmas of expressive individualism and me-generation liberalism do not wish to hear spoken?” he asked.

Prof. George declared in his speech, “One day we will give an account of all we have done and failed to do.” He has been taking the fight to the battlegrounds for decades.

As JD said, “The best friend of leftist indoctrination is a silent right.”

Silent no longer.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog.