What Would Your Grand-Grandpa Do? Suggestions To Pope Francis For When Sodom Visits A Family.
One thing off the bat: I do not have perverts in my family, either close or enlarged. A solid (cultural) Catholic environment, intact families, an environment where men are expected to be men and women women, and a strong feeling that sexual perversions are extremely disgusting taboos will do that to you.
Still, let us imagine that the neighbours had had one of those as, say, a young man. Out and proud, as these people say, and most of them do.
What I would have thought is that, whilst you can never really be sure of how your son will turn out, there’s very much the parents can do to keep even the suggestion of perversion away from their offspring. If it had turned out that the neighbour’s son was a fig-fog, or a dik-dak, I know my parents, my grandparents and myself would have looked at the parents first.
Same, of course, in case of thieves, drug addicts, sluts, etc. Apples and trees come to mind.
If the parents are known to be good people who have put a serious effort and were very, very unlucky, I would still wonder what they will do next. Because, you see, where I come from the responsibilities of the parents (both of them, the male and the female one) do not end when the son reaches adulthood, but extend to his entire life, and to the community in which the parents live.
This means that said parent, or uncle, or cousin, or brother, cannot just say they have done their best and it is now the time to be “inclusive”. Rather, they need to defend their values, their community, the good name of their family and, most importantly, Christianity as a whole, by cutting their ties with the unrepentant sodomite.
This is what our grand-grandparents would have done, without hesitation; bearing, all their lives, the shame of the disgrace that has befallen their family. There are things that come before your son, or brother, or cousin. Family, decency, and Christ are three of them.
Mind: the prodigal son must always know he will be accepted back, if he repents and reforms. But really, every family who accepts the pervert in its midst shows how the perverted member became that way in the first place.
There. In just some short sentences, your humble correspondent has given Francis all the support he needs, and all necessary information to give to the families afflicted by a Sodomite. H
e can, now, give precious Catholic advice to the families which, through their fault (most of the time) or without fault (the really unfortunate ones) find themselves in this horrible situation.