Priest experiences gay activists' 'tolerance'

Matt C. Abbott
August 26, 2012
Reproduced with Permission

Father Gerald O'Reilly, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and devoted defender of the unborn, recently prayed the rosary among several homosexual activists who were picketing a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

As you can see in this video, the activists' behavior toward Father O'Reilly was nothing short of demonic. Not surprising, really. And it's interesting to note that those who preach tolerance are often some of the most intolerant people themselves. But this is nothing new.

I asked another staunchly pro-life and pro-family priest, Father Richard Perozich of the Diocese of San Diego, to comment on what transpired with Father O'Reilly.

Father Perozich's response:

Tolerance for a Christian is an expression of love that holds a person to one's heart when that person is doing evil, praying that love will conquer and free the doer from the evil that dominates him.

Tolerance according to current practice is a stepping stone begged by a minority of the majority that the latter accept the people where they are in their behavior, and not to call it evil. The second step is acceptance of the evil behavior. Step three is celebration of the evil behavior as good and normal, and even superior to what a Christian knows to be good. Step four is domination and oppression of all who disagree with the behavior.

For us Christians, prayer to the Trinity is necessary to expel any evil from a person. After that, evil must be explicitly called what it in fact is: evil. The Christian who prophecies in the name of Jesus can expect then to suffer hate and loss of freedom, power, possessions, and prestige for the opposition to evil, sometimes even to the loss of the Christian's life in order to save himself and those who are overcome by evil.