Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nativity of John the Baptist


Today's the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Christ by preaching repentance. Part of that included attacking Herod for his sexual profligacy, which ended in the Baptist's martyrdom. 

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

We saw a similar kind of witness the other day, when Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco was vilified for daring to stand up publicly and defend marriage as something that only occurs between men and women. This, according to Nancy Pelosi and a host of other government officials, to say nothing of Episcopalian church leaders, was tantamount to hate speech. 

Nancy Pelosi Space Creature

You get the impression that the advocates for tolerance and inclusion would have liked nothing better than to have delivered the Archbishop's head on a platter to the nearest Integrity office. Despite that, Cordileone didn't stand stand down and delivered his message at the National march for marriage. 

John the Baptist

I suspect that John the Baptist would have used stronger language, but still, well done Archbishop. Predictably not well done, Pelosianites.

Here's the Collect for the day:

ALMIGHTY God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Saviour by preaching repentance; Make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God bless,

LSP

6 comments:

Brighid said...

Amen.

LL said...

If John was preaching today, calling people (appropriately) whoremongers and catamites, I'm sure that he would be beheaded and the Gay lobby would roll in the blood with joy.

LSP said...

Amen for sure.

LSP said...

They'd round on John the Baptist with all the fury of a rabid trans TEC dog.

LL said...

And they would re-crucify the Christ with extreme prejudice.

Arimathean said...

John the Baptist was a martyr for the sake of marriage.

Nancy Pelosi is a new Herodias.