“Let’s Talk”

Editor’s Note: As Pope Benedict wrote in Caritas in Veritate, “Without truth, charity degenerates into sentimentality. … In a culture without truth, … [love] falls prey to contingent subjective emotions and opinions.”

As you read the article below, you will see an example of how some people are using emotion and sentimentality to lead people away from the truth about love, marriage and family. The false premises that are being taught is are that sex equals love, that families with children deprived of married mothers and fathers are a good thing, and that there is a right to create families of choice to suit the desire of adults without respect for the rights of children. It is important for Marriage Reality supporters to learn how to spot false premises and to ask questions that reveal truth.

In a recent article in Crisis Magazine, author Gene M. Van Son focuses on an important contemporary challenge: the Church’s demonstration of love for all people, and the desire of LGBT activists to push that demonstration into a change of the Church’s teachings on marriage and sexuality.

“Holding meetings under the guise of “dialogue” that are really aimed at furthering the LGBT agenda, is, in a word, deceitful,” Van Son writes.

Read the entire article, which covers what “Let’s Talk” programs are, how outside agendas are pushing them to attack Church teaching, and how you can respond to such programs at your parish.