Over 80 supporters and friends of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) assembled at the Ave Maria Center in St. Louis, Mo. on February 22, to attend a launching of the American TFP’s new hard-hitting book, Defending a Higher Law: Why We Must Resist Same-Sex “Marriage” and the Homosexual Movement.
Attendees listened as TFP member Michael Whitcraft presented some of the points made in the book. Many were surprised to learn the falsity of many arguments of the homosexual movement, such as: the lie that 10% of the male population is homosexual, the reality that no homosexual instinct exists in animals and the fact that there has been no scientific evidence to suggest that homosexuality is an innate or unchangeable condition.
Others were happy to hear Mr. Whitcraft trace 2000 years of unequivocal Church teaching against homosexuality. “I always knew that the Church was against homosexuality,” said attendee Carolyn Miller. “But that such an unbroken chain of consistent teaching has existed from Apostolic times to our very days was something new to me. I find it very encouraging.”
Mr. Whitcraft framed his message to deal with three main questions, each of which is answered in detail in the book. These three questions were: 1) Who is behind the homosexual agenda? 2) What are its weaknesses? and 3) What strengths do we as Catholics have to resist this movement?
In signature TFP style, Mr. Whitcraft ended with a message of hope and a call to action. He stated: “Since God is on our side we know that we cannot lose, but this does not mean that we can sit around and do nothing. God wants us to work with Him. As Saint Joan of Arc used to say: ‘we must fight so that God will grant us victory.’”
He outlined three ways that anyone can resist the homosexual movement, which consisted in prayer, studying the argumentation contained in the book and spreading this argumentation.
Mr. Whitcraft expressed his hopes that Our Lord, through the intercession of Mary Most Holy, will multiply these efforts, as He multiplied the loaves and the fishes, and grant victory to His cause.