John Smeaton, chief executive of the Spuc (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children), some time ago during a conference titled “Why defending marriage is a pro-life issue” in some passages underlined the importance for pro-lifers in defending natural marriage.
The complete text of the speech is available on the web. Here we have some particularly interesting passages.
The homosexual rights political agenda, the same-sex marriage agenda, is actively undermining the family and the culture of life, through targeting its message at little children at school. The homosexual rights agenda is targeted at our children and at our grandchildren in their school years.
In this connection, Pope John Paul II, in Evangelium Vitae, number 97, makes it clear that there’s no hope of building a culture of life without teaching young people the truth about human sexuality.
As you know, same-sex couples are now demanding the right to have children – making it even more difficult for pro-life groups effectively to oppose surrogacy and in vitro fertilisation. For every baby born by IVF, 23 are either discarded, or frozen, or used in destructive experiments, or miscarry. Defending the right to life of unborn children will be increasingly viewed as an attack on the rights of homosexual couples. What do you think teachers will say to our little children and grandchildren in their Catholic schools when they say: “Can two men who get married have a baby, Miss?” Even if teacher says “No” will children think that’s fair?
“Christians are too politically correct” when it comes to opposing same-sex “marriage,” Archbishop Stankewics told LifeSite News. “They are keeping silence instead of proclaiming truth. We are called to evangelize the contemporary world … and we are invited not to have shame for the sake of our message – even if the message is against political correctness, and even if the message is not in concordance with the majority.”
Destroy the rainforest and you destroy protection for that wildlife … In the same way, marriage between a man and a woman is the natural habitat of children, of unborn children. Indeed, the natural family, which is based on marriage, is a pre-political and pre-Christian institution. Destroy that institution in society and you destroy protection for children.
Modern Europe and the Catholic Church in many parts of the world, including the Vatican authorities at the Synod, like the Sahara, seems to be a lifeless desert. Yet just beneath the surface life waits to be given the opportunity to spring forth. Faithful Catholics worldwide, lay and Episcopal, are the leaders who are seeds of this life, waiting to spring forth. Let us pray that the harvest is very great in the months and years ahead.
Source: Voice of the Family