A.J. Castellitto
May 1, 2014
David Fiorazo's Just Inquiry & The Free Kate Saga
By A.J. Castellitto

"What's your take on this story? This happened at a Catholic school" -David Fiorazo (Christian author)

This question was posed in response to a news story featured at The Christian Post. The article describes how students at an all-girl Catholic High School in Southern California held a rainbow-laden rally for their gay teacher who was let go after he went public with his recent same sex marriage. The school made a choice consistent with centuries-old tradition grounded in Biblical truth and a Christian-based moral standard.

School officials released the following statement,

"While the school does not discriminate against teachers or other school employees based on their private lifestyle choices, public displays of behavior that are directly contrary to church teachings are inconsistent with these values. These values are incorporated into the contractual obligations of each of our instructors and other employees."

The reaction of the rally participants is comparable to that of the low information voter. Truth is we also suffer from low scripture-IQ, but that doesn't even tell the whole story.

My oldest son is going to be 14 in a few weeks. About two to three years ago, as I was talking to my wife, I reluctantly took a moment to briefly explain to him the growing movement to publicly validate same-sex marriage.

My kids are somewhat sheltered (not overly or excessively so), but his eyes almost fell out of his head at the idea of two individuals of the same sex getting married. Not because he is a child-Biblical scholar, but because the concept was so naturally 'QUEER' – the label is so very fitting.

"It was never a problem," said Brittany Littleton, a 2008 graduate who created an online petition at Change.org that garnered more than 50,000 signatures.

"We were always taught to support equal rights and that's what we're doing today,' Littleton told a reporter for the Glendora Patch.

These kids (and even the young adults who participated in the protest) just don't know what the heck they're doing; they are influenced by Gaga and Glee and have been told they are being 'sensitive,' 'loving,' 'caring,' etc., in their knee-jerk emotional response. But there is no real thought behind what they're doing; it's merely liberal parroting. It's childish behavior in the vein of 'Its Not Fair!!!' They've been brainwashed and indoctrinated; and their parents are either complicit, indifferent, or preoccupied.

This is not reality – it's staunch rebellion and willful ignorance.

Free Kate

"If I were to see the case of a boy aged ten or eleven who's intensely erotically attracted toward a man in his twenties or thirties, if the relationship is totally mutual, and the bonding is genuinely totally mutual...then I would not call it pathological in any way"-Professor Emeritus (Johns Hopkins U.) sexologist Dr. John Money

Rather than expose the cycle and consequence of sexual abuse , what 'political correctness' actually does is discredit, discount, and redefine these realities in favor of normalization and indoctrination that only adds to the frustration and confusion of those personally affected by such victimization. Is it a stretch to say that radical progressives who promote the queering of society and the 'rights' and 'recognition' of sexual preference are providing cover to those with a tendency to molest? Could this actually be one of the 'intended' consequences of such efforts?

Let's consider both the pedophilic and homosexual aspects of the 'Free Kate' saga.

As reported by The American Spectator's Robert Stacy McCain,

"the case involves Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt, an 18-year-old in Sebastian, Florida, who was arrested in February after admitting that she had a lesbian affair with a 14-year high-school freshman...Hunt was expelled from Sebastian High School – where she and the younger girl had sex in a restroom stall – and charged with two counts of 'felony lewd and lascivious battery on a child'....her supporters have organized an online crusade to have her let off scot-free – in effect, nullifying Florida's law, which sets the age of consent at 16.

Using the slogan "Stop the Hate, Free Kate" (the Twitter hashtag is #FreeKate) this social-media campaign has attracted the support of liberals including Chris Hayes of MSNBC, Daily Kos, Think Progress and the gay-rights group Equality Florida....Portraying Hunt as the victim of prejudice, her supporters claim she was only prosecuted because she is homosexual and because the parents of the unnamed 14-year-old are 'bigoted religious zealots.' "

Most often, the perpetrator was once the victim – this is reality, folks. Many who struggle with sexual identity issues are those who were exposed or affected by some form of sexualization, incest/molestation, pornography, parental absenteeism, etc. during childhood/young adulthood – no amount of political correctness can discount these realities.

We live in a fallen world. Whether it's environmental or physiological, nature or nurture – our learned, acquired, or 'natural' sexual tendencies and/or dispositions need not define who we are.

First and foremost, we are spiritual beings with souls made for eternity ready to be moved by the potency of the Gospel via the Holy Spirit.

I am familiar with so many people, so many stories, so many scars...

God is ready and willing to take a tragedy and turn it into a trifle. When we overcome the evil and adversity of this world, the greater good received will make our victory and redemption that much sweeter!

Remember the sweet words of Jesus:

"In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world"

* 'Just Inquiry' (August 2013) and 'Free Kate' (May 2013) were originally published @ WesternJournalism.com

© A.J. Castellitto

 

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A.J. Castellitto

A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.

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