[quote="Schieffelin, post:1, topic:283759"]
This week just about everyone I went to high school or college with has been pushing the pro-homosexuality agenda on their facebook page (I grew up in NC and they had a vote this week on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman).
I can look back to the 10+ years ago when we were in school and say with certainty that these seeds were all being planted back then by our teachers and mentors (and now many of these people are teachers themselves). Some of these people were even converts to the Catholic faith, and I see that they now label themselves as atheists.
Anyway, the things they are posting on Facebook are militantly pro-gay agenda and many of them are saying hateful and spiteful things about Christians. I don't even have kids yet but I am starting to really worry about the kind of world they will grow up in. I just don't know how to protect them from these influences. Part of me thinks this issue may eventually come to bloodshed.
What do you think is going to happen in the future with this whole thing? Will Christians be persecuted for rejecting gay "marriage"? Do you have any recommended reading so we can educate ourselves more on how to answer those who oppose us? It's such a difficult issue to discuss in public when you will most likely be labeled as an ignorant bigot who is unworthy to speak or to vote! :(
Schieffelin, I completely understand. Did you see the new thread about the NC vote? I just replied that I had the same reaction from many of my FB friends, really angry, :slapfight:awful name-calling, etc.
I believe you are so right about some of our public schools and wish Catholic schools were more affordable for everyone.:angel1: I'm a grand-mother now, and worry about these agendas being pushed by militant people who force their lifestyles on others. If I were a young mother now, I'd go for Catholic school or home schooling.
I mentioned on the other thread that I'm simply posting up, on my own FB page, classic artwork of The Marriage of Mary :nun1:and Joseph,:knight1: as well as The Holy Family, :heaven:and also some excerpts on the Sacrament of Marriage:highprayer: from the Catholic Encyclopedia. It's my way of taking a public stand :yeah_me:without getting into all of their ugly name -calling.