I asked this in the Ask An Apologist board, but suppose it may not be answered… I thought it might be good to post it here.
[Last night] [Edgar Cruz]("http://www.edgarcruz.com/") [performed] at [a Unitarian Universalist (UU) "church"]("http://www.tvuuc.org/"). I have previously attended many events sponsored by the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Guitar Society (KORGS) which have all been hosted here; they bring guitarists from around the world to perform. I am now wondering whether my actions have been in line with Church teaching. On previous visits I have seen posters and brochures encouraging those with same sex attractions (labeling them instead 'homosexuals') to embrace their homosexuality, encouraging their members to fight "unfair, discriminatory" legislation supporting marriage. They believe in moral relativism, that "[ll individuals should be encouraged to develop their own personal theologies]("http://www.tvuuc.org/believe.html")", and so on; their services are for their members to worship whatever gods or goddesses they feel appropriate. A girl I know left her Lutheran faith to become Unitarian Universalist and later told me that by supporting Proposition 8 in CA I was "infringing on her religious freedom" since "[her] church holds gay marriage ceremonies", etc. I say all this in case there are any who are unaware of how very immoral UU's are; after rejecting the Church's authority they have been led into all kinds of heresy and blasphemy. In a recent Catholic Answers broadcast, the guest made it clear that early Christians *burned* heretical documents with false teachings, and he mentioned a few false gospels; Jesus himself overturned tables and tore things down when he saw how God's temple, a place of worship, was being abused. I have gone into that building, seen those brochures and posters, and have done nothing. As a Catholic, am I not obligated to tear apart their brochures and posters encouraging evil? (Am I not to work for the good of my fellow man?) Instead, I feel I have been cooperating with them by attending KORGS's events, since it seems clear that this UU "church" hosts these events in part to legitimize their organization. The concerts themselves are classical and fingerstyle guitar. One young guitarist, Saifiel Tmeizeh, even played several arrangements of Christian hymns, dedicating with prayer his performance to God. (Later I found he was leaving for a Protestant seminary school.) What do you think? What should I do? I suppose from this context, my two questions are: [LIST=1] *]Is it acceptable to attend a morally neutral event hosted by an immoral institution? *]Am I obligated to tear down fliers promoting evil and immorality? [/LIST]
I asked my mom, and she pointed out that
*]Jesus was critized for eating with sinners.
*]Jesus only tore things down once, but that these practices were widespread and Jesus didn’t go around tearing things down everywhere he went. (But how does she know?! And wasn’t Jesus historically charged with civil unrest?)