Many columnists and reporters are very upset with the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. They claim that his recent action in signing a bill ordering, among other things, public schools to allow boys to use girls rest rooms, is a sign that he has "blatantly attacked tradition family values."
The same bill also bans "anything in public schools that could be interpreted as negative toward homosexuality, bisexuality and other alternative lifestyle choices."
Now, let's see what this might really mean, shall we? During the time when Arnold was running for governor we called upon the California bishops to make it clear that as a pro-abortion Catholic, Arnold could not receive the body and blood of Christ in Holy Eucharist. We were roundly ignored.
We watched other quasi-Catholics like Sean Hannity interview Arnold and defend him because, as Hannity said on one program, "the governor of a state doesn't have all that much to do with abortion anyway."
So now that California is reaping the fruit of this man's deal with the devil, which is precisely what Schwarzenegger has been doing for some time now, everybody's upset. Screaming all over the place that the governor has betrayed the family.
Well, you see he has been doing that, and denying that preborn children have a right to life, for as long as I can remember. Therefore I say to all those who are now up in arms, "get real!" Where were you when he was running for office? Why didn't you expose his hypocrisy then, when it might have done some good?
Nobody in the pro-life movement embraced the man when he was running for governor, but nobody adamantly opposed him and exposed his flawed thinking either. It seemed at the time as though people were claiming, "Yes, Schwarzenegger's bad but Angiledes is worse." And you know, sometimes you simply get what you ask for!
While it is a sad day for the parents of California whose children will now be brainwashed in the public school system of that state, it is surely not a shock.
Two years ago Christian writers and news analysts were telling us that Schwarzenegger signed into law liberalized abortion bills and a bill that claims that all speech against homosexuality, including preaching the Biblical passages against it, are hate speech. But did they work against his election?
My guess is that perhaps the worst is yet to come in California, but maybe it will be a wake up call for Christians. There is no such thing as the lesser of two evils; evil is what it is, period.
We need solid Christian men and women in positions of influence, be it politics, media or education. But until Catholics start standing up for truth -- beginning with our bishops (!!!) -- and our Protestant brothers join us by making it clear that nobody deserves to be elected who will not stand up for the rights of every single preborn child without exception, bad stuff is going to keep happening.
Pragmatism -- no! Loyalty to Christ -- yes!