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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

In Some Matters, There Is No Such Thing As "Neutrality"

Also from the href
="http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/who-we-teach/youth/catholic-scouting-questions.cfm">bishop regarding the Girl Scouts:
At the same time, attentiveness is needed to avoid programming and initiatives that are not in accord with Catholic teaching. In addition, the Committee shared concerns with GSUSA about particular areas of research on the GSUSA website related to human sexuality and contraception, given the impossibility of a neutral treatment of such issues. The research remains on GSUSA’s website, though a disclaimer has been added. 
True enough..
But if they were serious in their reservations, that last sentence would have been, "Though a disclaimer has been added, the research remains on GSUSA’s website."

It's like a judge delivering a decision
If he leads off with, "while such and such...." you know that such and such counts for nothing, that the decision is going to ignore such and such and its implications, and that the judge has come to the opposite conclusion that such and such would have seemed to the naive to have militated for.

You can no more be "neutral" or non-judgemental about the private murder of unborn babies than you can be neutral about rape, or chattel slavery.
Allowing them to exist is support.
Silence = Complicity.

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