When I was a kid, there were no “parental control” settings on our family’s lone television set. No, the technology didn’t exist back then, but even if it had, it wasn’t necessary.
Boy are things different today.
How different? So much so that our children can’t even watch the Olympics without adult supervision.
Four years ago, as the Winter Olympics in Vancouver were in full swing, I wrote a column for Catholic News Agency that elicited some passionate feedback from a number of readers.
One such response came from a woman in Oregon who left a rather memorable profanity laced voicemail in which she ranted about her “gender nonconforming” six year old son. (I literally had to research the term, as up to then I had been unaware of this particular form of child abuse.)
In any case, here are some excerpts from that all-the-more relevant column:
There seems to be an unspoken competition-within-the-competition among many of the male figure skaters these days. It’s as though each one is trying his level best – be it through make-up, hair-dos, mannerisms or costumes – to out gender-bend the next guy.
I’ve never been a big fan of men’s figure skating. I’ve always kind of figured that any guy that can skate like that should have a hockey stick in his hand and a few less teeth than the rest of us. Even so, back in the day it seemed like breakthroughs in the sport were measured in terms of acrobatics, now they seem to be measured in terms of histrionics as these grown men prance about like little drama queens determined to take flamboyance to here-to-fore unseen heights.
How far is this spectacle going to go, I wonder? Seriously, is there anyone who watched the telecast the other night that would be even remotely surprised if four years from now one of these guys comes out skating in an evening gown and tiara?
Even the announcers were not entirely comfortable it seemed, but they dutifully did their jobs as they forced feigned laughter and tried their best to put a positive spin on the clearly bizarre; as if they were laboring to convince themselves as much as anyone else; “isn’t this wonderful!”
Well, here we are four years later, and though it remains to be seen whether any dudes in evening gowns will be taking to the ice in Sochi, one thing we do know is that at least one of the NBC Sports analysts (former Team USA member, Johnny Weir) would be tickled pink if they did.
Heeeeeeer’s Johnny! from Louie Verrecchio on Vimeo.
Consider how far we’ve fallen over the last four years:
– The Connecticut Insurance Department joined several other states in directing all health insurance companies operating in the state to provide “gender transition” coverage.
– Colorado Division of Civil Rights officials ruled against a suburban Colorado Springs school district saying it discriminated against a 6-year-old “transgender” boy, Coy Mathis, by preventing him from using the girls’ bathroom.
– The state of California became the first state to enact “transgender rights” for K-12 students, requiring public schools to allow those students to choose whichever restroom or locker room they want to use.
– Twelve more states have passed so-called “same-sex marriage” laws, raising the total from five to seventeen.
Each one of these quantum leaps in the moral decline of society took place in my own United States, but our neighbors to the north made their own contributions.
Bringing the discussion back to sports, Canadian media giant Rogers Sports Net unceremoniously fired anchor Damian Goddard in May of 2011 for sending out a Twitter message, from his personal account, on his own time, voicing his “support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage.”
Goddard hasn’t worked in the industry since.
Think about that for a moment:
A respected sports anchor finds himself unemployed as a result of having voiced his Catholic faith on personal time; meanwhile, NBC Sports is pleased to hire a flamboyant, cross-dressing, homosexual man who thinks he has a “husband” in order to provide color commentary (presumably rainbow) to viewers worldwide during the upcoming Winter Olympics.
So, unless you want your children exposed to the likes of Johnny Weir, an icon of the popular culture’s Hell bent determination to undermine the objective truth about marriage and family, as well as the God-given characteristics that make us either male or female…
BE FOREWARNED: If you allow it at all, don’t let your children watch the Olympics without supervision.
It’s all a bit of a mess really, isn’t it?
The vast majority (if not all) of male (female also)ice skaters who make it to the Olympics have been groomed from very early childhood by obsessive parents. I wonder how their lives would have turned out if they were not so aggressively pushed in this direction–clearly without the expressed consent of the child. I guess we’ll never know, but it’s an interesting thought. Are these feminized men a product of their radical upbringing?
Let me add the cherry on top, whom am I to judge?
Consider the following as a measure of the decline of a civilization. At one and the same time, Catholics are mocked:
1) for accepting Transubstantiation, which does not claim that your eyes deceive you; and,
2) for not accepting so-called “trans-sexuality”, which does.
I remember when skating was a sport to watch with no antics based more on technical aspects than interpretive.
I found a quote from Mr. Weir from a interview he did a few years back with PEOPLE- “I am so happy to have found my match. Finding someone to share your life with is one of the most important things a human can do and was preached to me by my mother.” Seems his mother may be condoning of his behaviors and failed to show him the truth of God’s natural order. She must be so proud also of his response to the question in the video you posted above. Good Greif Charlie Brown!
It would seem that coming out is now the “sport” of the LGBT community and Hollywood and mainstream media are heavily behind it as it seems everyday the news is about the latest “celebrity” person to do so with accolades and applause for their bravery in taking it public. Based on study’s/statics they still remain a global minority yet their lobbying dollars seem to get them the most airtime to promote their agenda.
(and I DO mean FREAKIN’!)
“…And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the great! It has become a dwelling place of demons, a haunt for every foul spirit, a haunt for every foul and detestable bird. For all nations have drunk the maddening wine of her impure passion. The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich with the wealth of her wantonness.”
actually he must stay well put in Sotchi, as the recently approved Russian law forbid any publicity or any public demonstration, especially towardchildren, of homosexual behaviour.Besides, the feminization of male skatingfeatures is much more a Western than a Russian or Japanese thing, as anyone who follows this sport knows. I have just watched the European chamionship, and no one of the men skating this evening ( dance) was remotedly aqueer. By the way the Italian couple won the goldmedal, dancing on Rossini’ s Barbiere di Soviglia, being the guy tipically male South Italian
Not to worry, I looked up Johnny of Wikipedia, it states he is Roman Catholic.
Terry: It also said he was for all belief systems and is thinking of converting to Judaism. Seems this young man is confused on many things.
the homo lobby has very successfully employed the tactics of the soft communists here in Italy, of having laws passed which fund in one way or another their political agenda: sex chang operations being covered by health care insurers is one extreme example: sex education programs in schools another…
the silence of our bishops (when they out to be organizing us against this agenda) is the biggest coup for the homo lobby…perhaps black mail and outright coopting of the hierarchy is what’s behind it. Surely Bergoglio’s defense of pedofiles in his own diocese in Argentina shows what side he is one