By Judie Brown
The latest Wednesday STOPP Report carried a news item entitled “Wearing ‘Fairy Wings’ While Doing the Devil’s Work: Planned Parenthood On-Campus Club,” and it addressed a Planned Parenthood campus club at the University of California Santa Barbara. If the mental picture of fairies running around campus spreading condoms and sexual lubricants comes to mind, this will probably not shock you.
However, it was not the appearance of winged sex marketers that troubled me. It was the false narrative that somehow a condom would protect the user from diseases, be they physical or spiritual. After all, everyone knows that condoms are not foolproof, but chastity surely is.
We know that self-control is not on the top of the social agenda these days, nor is it a concern of our government. It seems the Biden administration is more concerned with filing charges against pro-life activists than it is with protecting citizens from dangerous behaviors.
After all, as veteran nonviolent pro-life activists like John Cavanaugh-O’Keeffe would say, “The truth is, nonviolence is utterly different from violence. Nonviolence is not a step on the way to war. Rather, the final test of nonviolence . . . is martyrdom.”
In truth, pro-life defenders of the preborn are performing a work of mercy, but in Biden’s world they are the enemy! Attorney General Merrick Garland made that case himself, saying, “Under bedrock constitutional principles, women who reside in states that have banned access to comprehensive reproductive care must remain free to seek that care in states where it is legal.”
In other words, abortion is healthcare and protesting against it is unacceptable. Perhaps this is why Garland used the FBI and swat teams to go after pro-life activist Mark Houck. Houck was vindicated, but the battle rages. The point is, in the new United States, also known as the Valley of the Damned, those striving for equal justice under the law for our preborn vulnerable brothers and sisters are fair game!
The fairy wings being worn by those who fail to see the injustice of killing a preborn child, whether legal or not, are actually stained with the blood of abortion’s victims. This is what drives pro-life warriors forward, unafraid of what the world condones but fearful of failing to serve God and His laws.
This is why we continue to stress the real culprit in all of this, which is the evil of sexual sin—the root cause of abortion and so much more. Spiritual leaders like Fr. Dwight Longenecker combat this in many ways.
Longenecker tells the truth abortion. He writes, “Everyone knows deep down that abortion is a shameful, horrible thing that goes against the laws of nature. Mothers of all species love and nurture their offspring. They don’t kill them.”
Sin hurts people because it destroys their main chance of happiness (or someone else’s happiness) in this life. Take, for example, all the sexual sins. You know the whole long list: adultery, fornication, pornography, prostitution, promiscuity, etc. etc. These things undermine and destroy either marriage or a person’s capacity for true, lasting, loving marriage, and a good marriage–as fragile as it is–is the best chance we have of real happiness in this life.
It is the same with every sin.
It is wrong because God said its wrong.
Those who wear fairy wings have dismissed the truth that sin is bad, not to mention that contraception and abortion are among the most grievous of sins. But we have not, and we will not because lives and souls are at stake.
And like a broken record, I repeat, we are not on this earth to avoid truth, because as St. John Paul II has written, “The meaning of life is found in giving and receiving love, and in this light human sexuality and procreation reach their true and full significance.”
The fairy wings are for the damned; the love of God is for the people who choose His will and His gift of love.