Well, well the Liberals never fail to take the word “progressive” and bend it to their Marxist way of thinking. In New Zealand one Liberal Anglican church has gone as far as invoking the Virgin Mary.
We have the main stream media siding with the Anglican morons and decrying a Catholic activist who on Sunday damaged a billboard depicting the Virgin Mary looking at a pregnancy test kit, located outside the St. Matthews-in-the-City Church in Auckland, New Zealand. Yes, damaging the billboard seems to be the news down under not the immoral use of the Virgin Mary.
“Even people who aren’t Catholics know instinctively you don’t attack the Blessed Virgin who gave us the savior of the world,” the man responsible for ripping the image, Arthur Skinner of the Catholic Action Group told New Zealand television. “To see this at this time is an absolute abomination.”
St. Mathews vicar Glynn Cardy and associate priest Clay Nelson, invited people to offer their own thoughts.
“This billboard portrays Mary, Jesus’ mother, looking at a home pregnancy test kit revealing that she is pregnant,” they wrote when the billboard went up. “Regardless of any premonition, that discovery would have been shocking. Mary was unmarried, young, and poor. This pregnancy would shape her future. She was certainly not the first woman in this situation or the last.
“As in the past it is our intention to avoid the sentimental, trite and expected, to spark thought and conversation in the community. This year we hope to do so with an image and no words. We invite you to wonder what your caption might be.”
So being in the Christmas spirit and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ means being provocative at the expense of religious beliefs according to the Progressives. The wish to “avoid the sentimental” and “spark thought and conversation.”
Catholic Diocese of Auckland spokeswoman Lyndsay Freer on Monday provided a statement, saying that the St. Matthews’ initiative:
“…ignores the gospel account of matters surrounding Mary’s pregnancy and the birth of Jesus, in which Mary is not a shocked solo mother, but a young woman who, despite any anxiety she may have had, has given her firm assent and trust to God, saying ‘Be it done to me according to your will.’”
Progressive’s often claim people who don’t like their broad interpretations and beliefs are simply “intolerant.” St. Mathews Cardy and Nelson said:
“Frankly, we are tired of Christian intolerance – and embarrassed by it,” they said.
“When will we recognize that none of us have the whole truth? When will we recognize that those who hold contrary opinions are not ‘of the devil’? When will we recognize that truth comes in many guises, often in unexpected ways?”
St. Mathews is a self-proclaimed “progressive” church that offers same-sex civil union ceremonies and hosts a Sunday evening service of the “Community of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Straight People.” Partly visible behind the ripped Mary poster is an earlier one advertising these all-inclusive services.
Tolerance, not in the name of Jesus Christ, but in the name of Vladmir Lenin.
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