måndag, april 13, 2009

Culture Wars lost

Dr James Dobson of Focus on the Family , one of the leaders of the anti Modern movement in USA and the World, the one who de-nounced Harry Potter as witchcraft ;=) who resigned a couple of years ago as chair of FoF, one of the bigger lobby groups over there, recently said to his staff in his farewell speech that the Culture Wars are lost and the USA is "awash in Evil" ;=)

So far, I haven’t seen many comments on this (there is this one in The Telegraph ) but a link on the first page of Huffington Post lea-ding to The Washington Monthly (Click on the headline!), but I find this piece of news most significant: the maker of late modern anti Modern Social Politics in Biblical drag concedes defeat after almost 40 years!

"We tried to defend the unborn child, the dignity of the family, but it was a holding action."

"We are awash in evil and the battle is still to be waged. We are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking, we can say we have lost all those battles..."

Intolerance and Hate have lost.

But, Dr Dobson hasn’t given up hope quite yet: “… but God is in control and we are not going to give up now, right? ... I have been assured by the board [of FoF] and by many of you that we're not going to cow, we're not going to be discouraged."

Yeah, God is in control. Dr Dobson better start listening to the Gospel!

7 countries in the World (6 in Europe and 1 in Africa) presently allow Gay Marriage, so does 4 States in the USA, some only from this month, with more coming up.

Indeed, Intolerance and Hate and the Re-subordination of women as Social Politics have lost its appeal.

Time for the ancient Paschal cry of generations:
Χριστός ανέστη! Christ has arisen!

17 kommentarer:

Fred Schwartz sa...

GÖRAN:

Thank you, this is a wonderful post, full of hope and promise for a better tomorrow.

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

A better tomorrow it is! A future where all people will be able to walk together, hand in hand.

And Das Land wo die Citronen blühn will no more be poëtry but reality.

Leonardo Ricardo sa...

Dear Göran,

I saw this too, I had the same thought...the World is ¨awash¨ in evil partially because of the fear/hate this fellow, and his wife, spewed...NO, he´s also right, it´s not over yet, there is plenty of his filth that they left for us to clean up...these bigmouthed sickos don´t even consider they are accomplices to murder and crimes of hate.

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

I think so too! But it will be over in our time...

David |Dah • veed| sa...

Padre, civil marriage has been legal in all of Canada for several years now. First it moved through most of the provinces, and then a federal law made it nation-wide.

Here in Mexico, civil marriage is also legal in the Mexico City, Federal District and the State of Coahuila.

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

True... but here in Sweden we are traditionally very strict on the requirement of f u l l sovereignty, following old Hugenot Boudin's theories in his 6 Livres de la République, 6 Books on the State, which took the full Sovereingty of the Kingdom of France as a rule (forgetting all different forms demi-sovereignty).

So we wouldn't count anything below Federal...

;=)

David |Dah • veed| sa...

So Canada qualifies. It is a federal law providing full civil marriage to all Canadians.

It will be a while before those of us whose nations are a union of sovereign states catch up! Most likely the USA before the UMS (United Mexican States).

The Statesonians have two clauses in their US Constitution which will obviously one day be taken to the US Supreme Court. The first says that all subjects not treated in the federal constitution are states issues. There is no federal marriage in the federal constitution, so marriage is a states issue. The second says that what is recognized as legal in one state should be recognized as legal by the other states. So the legal same sex civil marriages of MA, VT, CN and IA, should be recognized as legal civil marriages in the other 46 states.

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

Canada qualifies!

That what is recognised in one legal system also is valid in all others, is one of the founding principles of International law, all the way back to (at least) 1648, but quite a lot of the anti modern propaganda tries to forget it ;=)

Saint Pat sa...

So sad that Dobson doesn't see the effects of what he promulgates.

Prayers for more love out there for others, as Christ commanded.

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

Indeed, they are tragic people causing tragedies.

Mike in Texas sa...

Goran ... while you were away, a 5th US state, New Hampshire has passed a gay marriage bill just today. It hasn't yet been signed by the Democratic governor, but he is not expected to veto it.

Erika Baker sa...

The good thing is that more and moer mainstream people think that Dobson's views are immoral.

Every social change has this long journey where the new thing is seen as immoral, then it is slowly seen as tolerable, then as acceptable. Once the old thing is seen as immoral the change is compelte.

Fred Schwartz sa...

GÖRAN:
Hey guy, how is the house thing going? Haven't heard in some time. Hope everything is okay.

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

It's slow. Very slow. I have been throwing things every day for a month now. Sometimes I think it will never go away :-( Three containers filled so far. Haven't even been in the garden...

And the telephone company (tired old State monopoly) made a mess of my order for Broadband & c... Only got it just now - but then the telephone is dead!

But it will come!

Fred Schwartz sa...

Good to see you out and about. Look forward to when things become more normal and you begin posting.

Mike in Texas sa...

At last! Wecome back, Goran

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

Thank you Mike!