Over the years, I’ve heard or read a question that always provokes my heart and mind. It goes something like this: “If you were arrested by an anti-Christian government, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”
Just to be clear: I’m not especially brave, am seldom accused of great nobility and have no desire to die a martyr. (You don’t have to be burned at the stake to get into heaven, or so I’ve been told.)
Just the same, I think real persecution is approaching and I want to remove any doubt by providing future prosecutors/persecutors all the evidence against me that they will need. Here are a few of the things I believe:
- Everybody ought to obey all 10 of the 10 Commandments.
- St John Paul II got it right with his Theology of the Body.
- The world would be a better place if everyone followed the teachings in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
- Every human being deserves compassion and respect, but that doesn’t mean you accept everything they do or approve of everything they believe.
- Marriage is between one man and one woman.
- There are only two legitimate genders of human being: male and female.
- Christianity is a religion of peace; Islam is a religion of violence.
- Abortion is murder.
- Boys should use the boys’ bathroom; girls should use the girls’ bathroom.
- I want my priest to decide when I’m dead, not a government bureaucrat.
I would go on…but I figure this is enough. I hear the heavy boots of the thought police approaching.