Having failed to intimidate Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, the sexual activists have set their sights on comedian/actor Bob Newhart. According to the website for the high profile LGBTQA-advocacy organization known as GLAAD, Newhart has canceled his headlining appearance in Orlando, FL with Legatus, a networking organization for Catholic professional leaders.
An advocate with GLAAD describes Legatus as a “rabid anti-LGBT group” because it supports marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Perhaps GLAAD is not familiar with Catholic Doctrine, however Catholics who are faithful to Church teachings know that the Catechism of the Catholic Church is very clear on homosexuality:
Paragraph 2357: Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
Teaming up with GLAAD to intimidate Bob Newhart, is a Soros-funded group called Faith America that serves as the “religious form of Moveon.org”. The Daily Caller reports Faithful America was formed in 2004 by the left-wing National Council of Churches of Christ and kicked off with an ad on the Al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya networks condemning the Bush administration’s Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. Soros was heavily involved that year in building the progressive activist and media establishment, deemed by writer Byron York as “the vast left-wing conspiracy,” targeting President Bush’s re-election effort.
But, Bob Newhart is no Duck Commander, and although he is a life-long Catholic, he quietly bowed out of the Catholic event where he would have shared the stage with Catholic Archbishops, tweeting the following:
As of the time of this post Legatus website still indicates that Bob Newhart is headlining their February conference. Other speakers are:
• David Bereit, co-founder of 40 Days for Life
• Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput
• Physical fitness pioneer Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper
• Author and TV/radio host Michael Coren
• Dr. William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
• Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gómez
• Lou Holtz, football coach and motivational speaker
• Best-selling author and speaker Matthew Kelly
• Curtis Martin, president and founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students
• Orlando Bishop John Noonan
• Sen. Rick Santorum
• Motivational speaker Ross Shafer
• John Smeaton, executive director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
It looks like this is not over yet. If you care to respectfully urge Bob Newhart to not turn his back on his fellow Catholics who remain faithful to Church teaching and Holy Scripture, you can contact him on Facebook or Twitter.