August 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Do you remember watching the Disney film Pinocchio as a kid and hoping that someone might warn the naive puppet about the deceit of the villainous fox and cat before it was too late? Or maybe you remember seeing Star Wars and hoping that someone would tip off Han Solo before the charming, slick-talking Lando betrayed him directly to Darth Vader while seemingly offering him a safe haven. Or maybe you cheered when Gandalf finally got through to King Theoden in the Lord of the Rings before the evil Grima Wormtongue was able to betray the kingdom to the powers of darkness.
Everybody hates seeing the good guys betrayed. It’s even more true that everybody hates being betrayed themselves. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if someone could warn you ahead of the betrayal before it happens, point out the Judas, so you could stop him and perhaps save yourself and those you love from some great evil?
Catholic parents, listen up, because I’m about to warn you about a horrible betrayal that is happening right before your very eyes. It involves your kids and it’s happening right in your Catholic schools across the country and elsewhere.
Let’s start with this. You send your kids to Catholic school. On top of learning the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, you expect your kids to receive a genuine formation in the Catholic faith. You expect them to come away with a working knowledge of right and wrong and with a basic road map about how to get to heaven and to avoid hell. You expect that educators will help you in your God-given duty to guide your child along the straight and narrow. If you agree, read on.
Now, imagine if you sent your kids to school, and educators, instead of genuinely forming your kids in the Catholic faith, perverted your children in detestable ways? Imagine if educators told your kids that stealing was fine and killing others was OK as long as the circumstances permitted it? Imagine that if instead of being given a road map to heaven, the educators highlighted to your children the path that leads to hell? Lastly, imagine if educators purposefully excluded you from directing the kind of formation your child was receiving, so that you had no choice but to sit down and shut up when you wanted to raise concerns about what was happening?
Of course, you would not stand for it. The souls of your children are too precious. You would pull your kids away from those monsters and the institutions they run quicker than you can say “Bob’s your uncle.” And you would be right in doing so. If you agree, read on.
What I’m about to tell you right now will shock many. You might feel compelled to deny that the colossal betrayal that I am about to describe to you is actually happening. Some of you might feel compelled to write me off as a fundamentalist or as part of a lunatic fringe (but don’t worry, labels don’t bother me too much). As a warning, you might even feel compelled, because of various social forces at work (that are actually part of the plot to betray) to see what I have called ‘the betrayal’ as something that you think is good and positive. Of course, if this is happening to you, then the enemy’s strategy is even more far reaching than I realized. If you think you may have been influenced by the enemy as you read this, please take a big breath, pray for illumination, open up your mind, and continue reading.
What I’m about to write is not fanciful theory or an unproved hypothesis. It is the sobering reality that is happening in the classrooms of our publicly funded Catholic schools across the nation. I will be honest in saying that what I’m about to expose is comparable to the tiny tip of the iceberg floating on the ocean while the main bulk of it lies hidden below the surface. The betrayal is larger than even what I’m about to reveal to you. So, here we go.
Catholic parents, your children are being seduced in Catholic schools to accept a version of human sexuality that utterly opposes God’s plan for sexuality, marriage, and family, and that if not checked, has the power to corrupt your beautiful children physically and spiritually, even making them fit to become children of hell.
There, I’ve said it. Now breathe. Let me explain.
The people pushing this corrupted version of sexuality have painted a rather compelling picture of the goal they say they’re after. They want a society where everybody just happily gets along no matter what people are doing to one another in the sexual sphere. They’re after a sexual utopia where anything goes. They want inclusion, diversity, acceptance, and safe schools. But there’s one problem they’ve encountered. To get to this sexual utopia, they first have to stamp out every voice that has a version of sexuality that opposes the one they’re championing. See where this is going?
Let’s call these people gay activists. They push a pansexual version of sexuality where anybody is free to do whatever they want, however they want, and with whomever they want. They rather can’t stand Christians because Christians believe that sexuality comes from God with a pretty strict owner’s manual that must be pretty strictly followed if myriad human relationships are going to run the way God intended them to run.
The gay activists are dismayed that Catholics actually believe that there is a God-given purpose for sexuality, namely to create children and to strengthen the bond between the husband and wife. They are horrified that Christians hold that sexual intercourse is exclusively reserved for marriage and that its unchaste misuse is radically harmful to body, soul, and civilization. They block their ears and stomp their feet when Christians gently but firmly warn them of the spiritual and physical dangers of homosexual behaviors.
Now, gay activists know that unless they can convince kids about their version of sexuality, they will never be able to change the way millennia have thought about their practices and behaviors. And change they want so that everyone will accept what they do and thus give some legitimacy to it. So they very cleverly target schools where the nation’s children congregate. They have been very clever in how they have introduced their own version of sexuality, which is at odds with God’s version, into schools.
First they made everyone feel very sorry for the sexually confused children coming from broken homes and families, telling everyone that it was their job to make such children feel safe, accepted, and welcome. They manipulated statistics to show that such children have higher rates of depression and suicide due to — and get this — not their condition, but because they were bullied for being different. The gay activists then went on to convince people that the only way to stop the bullying and to end the suicides was to make everyone welcome and accept such children and to approve of their sexual inclinations and behaviors.
But even this was not enough for the gay activists, since some parents nevertheless told their children that God created marriage and marriage could only be between one man and one woman. The gay activists then reacted by pressuring governments to pass laws that forced schools to teach children to accept divergent forms of sexuality. The laws stated that children led by gay activists must be allowed to form “safe” clubs where the activists could more easily convince children about the behaviors and practices of homosexuals.
But even this was not enough for the gay activists. They saw to it that all-encompassing curriculums were introduced that made it seem to children that the world revolved around the “heroic” struggle of homosexuals to gain what they called equality and rights.
In the end, gay activists have infiltrated the Catholic school system and have rejigged morality, religion, science, and even math, to serve their purposes, which is the manipulation of your dear children to accept behaviors and practices contrary to God’s law.
‘Catholic Teachers Pave the Way for LGBTQ Inclusion’
All this came to a head in my mind after encountering an article by one of the activists, who says he is Catholic, on a blog that seeks to change sexual teaching in the Catholic Church.
As I was reading the article by Kevin Welbes Godin titled “In Ontario, Catholic Teachers Pave the Way for LGBTQ Inclusion,” I kept on thinking to myself that someone has to warn parents that they are being betrayed by sending their kids to Catholic schools and thinking that they are receiving a genuine Catholic education.
If you won’t listen to me, just listen to what Welbes Godin says. If anyone knows what’s going on in the Catholic school system on this topic, he does. He has even made presentations on sexuality at places like the Guelph Sexuality Conference in 2013. He’s quite an individual, winning a “teacher of the year” award in 2012.
Welbes Godin admits right off the bat in his article that he has worked at the homosexual organization Egale for four years as an “equity and diversity coordinator” as well as at the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), where he’s helping the union to “better serve their LGBT students.” Wow, alarm bells should already be sounding. It’s like Lando admitting to Han that he’s really working for Darth Vader.
For those of you who don’t know, Egale pushes the acceptance of homosexuality among young people by creating homosexual curriculum, publishing very questionable surveys about the rates of discrimination in schools, and funding numerous projects that basically tell kids that it’s OK to be gay.
It gets worse. Welbes Godin lets us know that while the “slogging is still tough in Catholic schools, definite gains are being made for LGBTQ youth.” In other words, despite Catholic schools still holding onto the teaching that God created sexuality to function a certain way, and not in other ways, gay activists are making steady gains in pushing the overall acceptance of homosexuality by using the safe schools strategy (remember, they convince us that safe places must be created for sexually confused kids or else they will get depressed and commit suicide [too bad nobody wants to help the kids get over their confusion]).
Welbes Godin then boasts that Egale “has faithfully supported the training of Catholic teachers and has touted this service as ‘one of a kind’ in the world.” Yup, you read that right. Here’s another cat out of the bag moment. Catholic teachers aren’t being trained by Catholic bishops, priests, or institutions when it comes to the sexual sphere, but by a homosexual organization that holds positions outrightly contrary to the Catholic Church.
Here’s a Grima Wormtongue moment. Welbes Godin then goes on to say that he expects “our Catholic hierarchy to lead” when it comes to outing the “structural homo/bi/transphobia in schools.” Read that again if you didn’t get it. Our activist actually wants the bishops to become homosexual activists like himself so that they can basically tell children in schools that God made a huge mistake when he created humans as male and female and gave them to one another in marriage so that they might increase and multiply. For Welbes Godin, bishops have to throw out the outdated morality and come up to speed with the progressive times. You get the picture, Wormtongue whispering poisoned words in the ear of the King.
Welbes Godin really reveals himself when he wonders if the “episcopal gents” have not joined him in gay activism because they are governed by “stubborn, rigid language and rules.” Yes, Welbes Godin ultimately shows whose side he is on here. The Catholic Church’s beautiful teachings on love, marriage, family, and sexuality — as encountered, for instance in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body — amount in the mind of this activist to “rigid language and rules” that must be done away with to make our schools more “safe.”
Please keep reading, it gets worse. Welbes Godin goes on to state: “Catholic teachers have recognized the ‘signs of the times’ and are acting accordingly, and quickly, to support the dignity and well-being of LGBTQ students.” Did you catch that? Read it again and let it sink in. It is teachers, not parents, who have taken upon themselves the initiative to promote homosexuality within the classroom.
If you are like me, then you should be outraged by this. Parents are not demanding that their Catholic children learn that male-on-male sexual activity is a so-called “authentic” form of sexual expression. No parent is demanding that children learn that it is okay to switch genders if they happen to be born in the “wrong body.” No Catholic parent would ever want their children exposed to the sea of filth that is being taught in the name of “inclusive” sex-ed. Parents don’t want this. The push to form your children in this insane form of sexuality is coming from the teachers, the professionals, the so-called “experts” – you know, the ones who apparently know better than you, the parent, what is right for your kids.
As a Catholic parent, I'll tell you want I do want. I want my children to learn the four Biblical sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance, learning that among the sins of murder (Gn 4:10), oppression of the poor (Ex 2:23), and defrauding workers of their just wages (James 5:4) is the sin of sodomy or homosexual activity (Gn 18:20-21). I want them to learn that because of its respect for the natural and moral order established by the Divine Creator, the Catholic Church teaches (as stated in the Catechism) that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” since they are “contrary to the natural law” in that they “close the sexual act to the gift of life.” I want them to learn that the Church established by Christ holds that the homosexual inclination is itself “objectively disordered” (since God created the sexual urge to function between members of the opposite sex for the sake of procreation and union) while teaching at the same time that men and women who experience same-sex attraction must be “accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity” and that “every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”
As a Catholic parent I would throw out the inclusive education programs that infest our schools and instead have curriculum written from the perspective of St. Peter Damian, an 11th century Italian Catholic reformer and a Doctor of the Church, who uncompromisingly preached the whole truth about God’s plan for sexuality and how terrible are the consequences, both temporal and eternal, to those who engage in what he called the “unnatural sexual practices” of homosexuality, masturbation, and contraception.
Following Scripture and the Tradition of the Church, Damian described homosexuality in his famous Book of Gomorrah as a “diabolical” corruption of God’s plan for sexuality between a man and a woman. It is a direct assault against God. He wrote that homosexuality must not only not be tolerated, but it must be condemned and stamped out, describing it as a “lethal wound festering in the very body of the holy Church.” I don’t think St. Peter Damian and Welbes Godin would get along.
St. Peter Damian might tell the distinguished educator, as the medieval saint wrote: “This vice [of same-sex activity] is the death of bodies, the destruction of souls, pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the intellect, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, introduces the diabolical inciter of lust, throws into confusion, and removes the truth completely from the deceived mind…It opens up hell and closes the door of paradise…It cuts off a member of the Church and casts him into the voracious conflagration of raging Gehenna.”
Now, that’s what I call laying it down on the line. The saint would likely tell the educator and activist that his strategies are, in effect, betraying children over to Satan and his deceitful version of sexuality. I think the saint would become sick to see how homosexuality has been accepted and promoted in our Catholic schools through the slick strategies of the activists. He would cry tears of sorrow over the corruption happening to the children.
What Catholic parents do want is for our children to learn the Ten Commandments by heart. We want them to learn that God didn't make a mistake when he created humans as male and female and gave us male-and-female marriage to increase and multiply. We want them to learn self-mastery, to safeguard chastity with custody of the eyes and modesty of dress and behavior. We want them to be given the roadmap to heaven that was penned by God and handed to us via the Catholic Church instituted by Christ. Ultimately, we want them to flourish by following God’s ways, knowing that they will wither and die if they follow man’s.
This is probably my favorite line from the Welbes Godin piece. He boasts about how OECTA is standing in solidarity with LGBTQ members, mentioning that OECTA marches in Pride parades. I don’t know about you, but I’ve examined what happens at Pride parades and it’s nothing but a raunchy gathering of immodestly dressed individuals who think throwing their version of sexuality in your face will somehow make them more acceptable to you. It’s really the kind of celebration that belongs to Sodom and Gomorrah. And we all know what happened to those places. And besides, who really wants to be exposed to the group of old naked guys who show up annually at the parade proudly showing off their aging mechanics to anyone who wants to see them, including children? Seriously, God protect the children.
And do you know what is really chilling about this whole matter? It’s that no matter how much you kick and scream against the system you have put your kids into, the folks running the show will not even listen to you one little bit. Principals will laugh at you. Teachers will tell you to get with the program. Priests and bishops will largely ignore you. Homosexual activists might sue you. You will try your best to opt your kids out of the Health and Wellness classes where the Church’s sexual teachings are especially betrayed, but even if you manage to do it, your kids will still be exposed to the ideology in all other subject matters, including math and science (yes, it’s true).
You can do your best to proof text the system managers with the Bible, the Catechism, and encyclicals from various popes, all highlighting parental rights and God’s plan for marriage and sexuality: At best, they will simply smile at you politely, inwardly shaking their heads, while at worst they will call you a hater, a bigot, a homophobe.
The only power you might still be able to exercise at the end of the day is to eject your kids out of the system and school them yourself, but governments are even cracking down on this.
At the end of the day, there is a real battle being waged for your child’s soul. Instead of Catholic schools forming the next generation of Catholic soldiers to fight for the Kingdom of God in this world, they are spiritually neutering your children, pointing them in the direction of the cesspool, and giving them a push down the slippery slide that leads to darkness.
‘What must I do to inherit eternal life?’
There you have it. Catholic parents, you are being betrayed. Welbes Godin did a good job of making that clear. Unfortunately, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Below the surface lurks the bigger question of why Catholic leadership has allowed this to happen under their watch. There is no easy solution. The fox and the cat need to be exposed for the villains that they are. Darth Vader needs to be confronted and defeated. Grima Wormtongue needs to be sent packing. Is any of this easy to do? No. Must we do it? Yes. Our children’s eternal destinies are at stake. As parents, it is our primary responsibility and duty to see to it that the genuine faith is passed on to our children. If this report has moved you, please pray for the protection of your children and that God will reveal to you the best way in which you can protect them (I’ve included some helpful links below that highlight the deadly nature of the betrayal). I believe that God answers prayers, especially the prayer of parents for their children. Begin by asking God what you and your family must do to inherit eternal life. The question has been asked before. The answer might turn your world upside down, but if you follow through, your family, faith, and love of God will be stronger than ever.
Welbes Godin ended his piece this way: “Yes, the slogging still remains tough, but as Canadian singer Bruce Cockburn said, ‘nothing worth happening comes without some kind of fight.’ Continue on … there’s no turning back now.”
Contrary to Welbes Godin, I think it’s time to put a stop to the homosexual agenda in Catholic schools. It’s time to take back our schools for the sake of our children’s souls. And if we can’t take the schools back, we must leave them in droves and watch them crumble to dust as we seek other ways to educate our children in ways that won’t compromise our precious faith. Yes, it’s time to fight. Once the betrayal has been exposed, there can be no turning back.
Pete Baklinski has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a Masters in Theology with a Specialization on Marriage and the Family (STM). He is married to Erin. Together they have six children.
Note: The following articles help paint the picture about what is happening to our children. The last item might give you some hope.
Lesbian: I use math class to teach young kids about homosexuality so I can ‘hide’ it from parents
Lesbian teacher: How I convince kids to accept gay ‘marriage’, starting at 4 years old
Catholic Student: Gay-straight alliances are NOT a safe place for me
OECTA votes to form working group to force greater acceptance of openly gay teachers in Catholic schools
The real agenda behind gay anti-bullying clubs in your school
In 2011, I attended Toronto Pride, but I couldn’t stomach showing you what I saw, until now
Heartbreaking photo: Young girl covers her eyes as nude men walk past during Gay Pride Parade
New ‘Credo for Catholic families’ affirms key Catholic teachings
WATCH: Bishop Schneider’s 12 steps to surviving as a Catholic family in a heretical wasteland