Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2009 / 04:38 am (CNA).-
Several Catholics are included among President Barack Obama’s announced appointments to his advisory council on faith-based partnerships. However, the appointees also include a homosexual activist who has described the Pope as a “discredited leader” and the Knights of Columbus as “foot soldiers” of an “army of oppression” because of their opposition to same-sex “marriage.”...President Obama also appointed to the board Harry Knox, a leader with the homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC). A former licensed minister of the United Methodist Church, Knox directs the HRC’s religion and faith program. He said in a statement on the HRC web site that he was “humbled” by the appointment.“The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is eager to help the Administration achieve its goals around economic recovery and fighting poverty; fatherhood and healthy families; inter-religious dialogue; care for the environment; and global poverty, health and development. And, of course, we will support the President in living up to his promise that government has no place in funding bigotry against any group of people.”According to CNSNews.com, Knox has described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as “discredited leaders” because of their opposition to same-sex marriage. Though granting the Knights of Columbus’ “good works," Knox also called the organization’s members “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression” because of the Catholic group’s support for the successful California ballot measure Proposition 8. Proposition 8 restored the definition of marriage to being between a man and a woman.Knox’s remarks, reportedly made to the Bay Area Reporter, also criticized the Pope’s comments on condoms and AIDS. He also told CNSNews.com that he “absolutely” stands by his criticism of the Pope.Another appointee to the advisory council, Bishop Charles Blake, is the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, California. A member of the U.N. New World Ecumenical Movement on Gay Rights, he is also a signatory to the 2008 “Faith in Human Rights Statement,” which world religious leaders signed to mark the 60th Anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Here is the news: a Catholic organization standing up for Catholic tradition and teaching. Who would have ever thought that? I guess he skipped the Book of Leviticus, where is specifically says that Homosexuality is an abomination, and is forbidden. It also calls for repentance that is a complete 360 degree turn away from that activity. Don't get me wrong I'm not a saint, I don't proport myself to be one. But to accuse us of being an "army of oppression" is down right ridiculous. The definition of freedom is not doing what you want to do, but what you should do, according to God's Will, not that of Human, certainly not of the flesh. We must pray everyday that Obama is in Office that he should Listen to God, and do His Will. He is our President, and we must respect his office. Even though he chooses to bow down almost prostrate himself before a foreign power. St. Micheal Defend us!