THE POWER TO LOVE, HARD QUESTIONS
BY NOW, WE'VE ALL READ OR HEARD ABOUT THE UTTERLY 'SCANDALOUS' letter Jane Pitt wrote to her local paper the Springfield News-Leader this week. Almost every headline I've read---except ironically on Drudge---decries her remarks as 'anti-gay.' Here's the quote from Jane's letter and a link to Business Insider piece, inaptly entitled Read the Anti-Gay Letter Brad Pitt's Mother Just Wrote Her Local Paper:
Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.
That such an innocuous letter could be a source of such outcry is beyond silly, except of course for the fact that her liberal film star son Brad is wildly pro gay marriage along with his unwed baby momma Angelina Jolie. The latter being those anything goes trend setters of their brave new godless world. Or should I say, Jane's young Pitt children have become their own gods with their own morally relative creeds.....who needs the silly old Bible anyway? So uninformed and out of date.
Apparantly Jane Pitt does. And reads and studies it too. I'm sure as a believer, Jane prays daily for mercy on her children and for their eventual salvation in Jesus Christ. I'm sure she also prays for a spiritual revival in our country. She, as I do, does not equate same-sex 'unions' with one man-one-woman marriage as ordained by God. It's not because she hates anyone. It's because she believes what the Word of God teaches over and over. She fears God and the eventual judgment of those who don't return to its teachings.
From my reading of her statement above, Jane is basically endorsing Mitt Romney for president and asking people not to vote for Barack Hussein Obama for a second term because: He went to the church of Jeremiah Wright, has failed the keep the traditional national day of prayer, supports abortion---the killing of unborn children---and finally supports gay marriage.
Nothing more, nothing less. She has every right under the First Amendment to say that and to support her deepest held beliefs against abortion and gay marriage without being brow-beatend and silenced as anti-gay by the the over-reacting, screaming press. Or by her non-role model children.
So do I. So let me say it loud and clear: I second every word and sentiment Jane Pitt says and think it's terrific she wrote to her newspaper.
Since when does not being for gay marriage make someone anti-gay and homophopic? It's quite a jump. But one the left-of-center main-stream-media makes routinely, hysterically now in order to cast them as the dreaded homophobic. What a joke.
And to badger, intimidate and outright nag ad naseum anyone who doesn't believe in gay marriage is abuse. Today's godless proponents simply cannot fathom anyone having principles deeper and older than our post-modern society.
I say stay the course, dear Jane. Good for you! I'm sure Jolie's politically conservative father agrees with most everything she says. But whether Jon Voight does or doesn't have the courage to agree because of his fragile relationship with his daughter, Jane Pitt has spoken her mind and made herself a dignified part of the conversation which is much more than I can say for many of her loud-mouth, hysterical detractors in the MSM. Jane should always speak her conscience before to cowtowing to her morally degenrate son and his baby momma in a world that's fast approaching the abyss.
And may God bless her and all those who are willing to stand up for what they/we believe.
An important link from Fraydna: The Power to Love, Hard Questions
COMMENT FROM GREG COTHARN (which I also published in my comments) One of the best comments I've ever had. Thank you, Greg!
TO WIT, GREG WRITES:
The genesis, of the American left's ability to say that Mrs. Pitt is anti gay, was the group of Frankfurt School Marxists who were sheltered at Columbia University in 1933 (several of them were Jews who were fleeing Hitler). B/c Marxist theory - that the workers of the world would unite - had been proven wrong (b/c the workers were happily pursuing the free market American dream), the Frankfurt Schoolers, over some years of brainstorming, perceived that they must bring down American capitalism.
How to do it?
Their solution: attack American culture, from within, via causing Americans to lose confidence in our culture. How to do this? Political correctness, and the grievance industries (race, gender, et al). Also, for instance, the free love movement of the 1960s was originated by the Frankfurt Schoolers, in hopes that it would attack American's confidence in our cultural sexual mores. And, bringing this comment full circle, the Frankfurt School's Max Horkheimer argued that " logic is not independent of content."
In practice, this meant that an argument was logical if it helped destroy Western culture; illogical if it supported Western culture.
Horkheimer's argument has been accepted, and expanded, by modern political correct thinkers.
A person is virtuous and caring if they help destroy Western culture (via, for instance, supporting gay marriage), and a person is a hater if they support Western culture (via, for instance, opposing gay marriage). If logic is not independent from content, then virtue is not independent from content.
I do not know how to speak of the above w/o appearing as a wackadoodle conspiracy theorist. When I first happened upon the information, I thought is must be conspiracy bunk.
Yet, I was curious enough to give it a brief look.
I have enough knowledge of the 1960s to have, during my initial look, recognized that historic truth was being presented.
In the last couple of years of his life, Andrew Breitbart frequently referenced the Frankfurt School's attempt to damage America's confidence in her cultural heritage.
Currently, Bill Whittle makes reference to the same thing. The theories of the Frankfurt Schoolers are undisputed historic fact. It is just that, when you first speak of them, your audience believes you have gone round the bend. video: http://lockerz.com/d/5599523 Whittle video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhugUzUuPkE of course, I absolve you of responsibility to watch these videos - especially while you are on vacation! I am not a demanding commenter! I just put them here so that they will be here, for reference, in case you ever wish to look at them. Love from Texas.
Greg, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Let's continue from herek on the Frankfurt School.