Matt C. Abbott
'The great deceiver, divider, and the devil'; Obama regime's notion of global 'gay' rights
By Matt C. Abbott
December 10, 2011

"The great deceiver, divider, and the devil."

Those are the words of a priest-monsignor here in Chicago who was referring to someone whose name is recognizable to many. Take a guess as to who that person is.

If you guessed that the monsignor was referring to infamous late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart, who a year ago moved his killing business to Maryland and has killed 720 preborn children since his arrival there (source), you're wrong.

If you guessed that the monsignor was referring to a radically pro-abortion politician who portrays himself/herself as a good, God-fearing person, you're wrong.

No, the Chicago monsignor was actually referring to — wait for it — longtime pro-life activist Judie Brown, president of American Life League. He was incensed that ALL continues to help expose the problematic aspects of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Click here for more information on the CCHD controversy.


Speaking of deceivers and dividers...

From a Dec. 6 Associated Press story:
    'The Obama administration bluntly warned the world against gay and lesbian discrimination Tuesday, declaring the U.S. will use foreign assistance as well as diplomacy to back its insistence that gay rights are fully equal to other basic human rights.

    'In unusually strong language, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton compared the struggle for gay equality to difficult passages toward women's rights and racial equality, and she said a country's cultural or religious traditions are no excuse for discrimination....' (Click here to read the story in its entirety.)
Thanks to Father Richard Perozich, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Escondido, Calif.; Michael L. Brown, Ph.D., author of A Queer Thing Happened to America; and Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute for responding to my request for comment on the story.

Father Perozich wrote:
    'While President Obama and Secretary Clinton have a forum for speaking and some power to influence with their opinions, these politicians promote, in part, an agenda developed from adults trapped in childhood experiences that have deformed their sexual desires. The president and secretary hold the upper hand when they condemn forced rape of lesbians and imprisonment of those who have the homosexual disorder. The president and secretary show arrogance and sink to the depths when they try to dictate or impose their unfounded opinions on other cultures and on the American people regarding sexual deviance from married relations between a man and a woman.

    'Every false opinion that is proposed needs to be countered by the truth, lest the false opinion that is unchallenged be thought to be a truth. Secretary Clinton speaks an unfounded opinion when she says gay rights are human rights; and while rightly acknowledging homosexuality as unchosen desire, she wrongly declares it as irremediable and deceives people with same-sex attraction, her audience, and herself.

    'The new mantra of rights, freedoms, justice, equality and fairness and the demonization of others as bigots are subversions of truth holding a person in ignorance. Bringing this to other countries is imposing one's own ignorance in a way that presupposes the other nations are inferior.

    'Biologically, man and woman are made one for the other and for procreation. Psychologically, each person has a history of experiences that form or deform desires, including sexual ones. Emotionally, each person's life work is to develop a full set of emotions that correspond to the situations that confront them. Ethically, people need the guidance of faith and reason to form their choices. Morally, exercise of these choices form a mature individual who does not try to misuse the aforementioned mantra to promote behaviors counter to nature. Spiritually, people need religion based in truth rather than reinventing their own.

    'In this way, people come to peace with the struggles of imperfection each one of us has, promoting objectively good behaviors for happiness, dealing with inner struggles, saying 'yes' to that which forms them into adults in truth and 'no' to those desires which hold them bound in ignorance to their limitations formed from childhood.'
Dr. Brown wrote:
    'This is a national and international outrage. It's one thing to urge countries to treat all their citizens with fairness and justice and to decry violent crimes against any people group. It's another thing entirely to put pressure on other countries to embrace the ideology of gay activism which equates sexual behavior and romantic attraction with skin color, ethnicity, or gender, and which claims that 'gay rights' are 'human rights,' as if all human beings have some kind of 'right' to fulfill their romantic and sexual desires, and as if people are born gay.

    'Our government is also mocking the religious and moral beliefs of hundreds of millions of people worldwide, not to mention the beliefs of whole countries. In reality, we are seeking to impose our immorality on other nations in the name of morality, failing to realize that the modern gay liberation movement is part of the larger sexual revolution of the 1960s and part of the larger decline in marriage, family, and gender distinctives. What right do we have to impose this on the rest of the world?'
Mrs. Higgins wrote:
    'With the usual cunning of the Left, Clinton begins her speech by referencing the 'beating, terrorizing, and executing' of homosexuals, but then with some skillful bait-and-switch rhetoric, she starts talking about undefined 'discrimination.' In the incoherent world of 'progressivism,' moral disapproval of homosexual acts becomes 'discrimination' which is equivalent to terrorism.'

Pertinent links:

A Queer Thing Happened to America...

Illinois Family Institute

The Courage Apostolate

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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He also has an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management from Triton College. Abbott has been interviewed on HLN, MSNBC, Bill Martinez Live, WOSU Radio in Ohio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 2019 ‘Unsolved’ podcast about the unsolved murder of Father Alfred Kunz, Alex Shuman's 'Smoke Screen: Fake Priest' podcast, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) and WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wisconsin. He’s been quoted in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets. He’s mentioned in the 2020 Report on the Holy See's Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930 to 2017), which can be found on the Vatican's website. He can be reached at

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