On March 18, over thirty American TFP friends and members gathered at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia to launch the TFP’s latest book, Rejecting The Da Vinci Code. The speaker, Mr. Byron Whitcraft, delivered an exposition on the book’s contents and the reasons why fighting against this latest attack on the Catholic Faith is necessary.
He spoke extensively on the hidden agenda contained in Dan Brown’s novel. “The Da Vinci Code has a code of its own,” Mr. Whitcraft said. “The novel does exactly what it accuses the Catholic Church of doing. Promoting the greatest cover up in human history.”
Mr. Whitcraft’s lecture also contained a tribute to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ asking the rhetorical question, “What did Our Lord do to deserve such treatment?” He finished by convoking all present to fight against the novel through prayer and peaceful protest. All present were enthusiastic about helping the endeavor in any way possible.
As snow fell and winds howled outside St. Jude’s Church Faith Formation Center on February 6, a crowd of over 75 people gathered inside to hear Mr. Norman Fulkerson speak about the latest book of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), Rejecting the Da Vinci Code: How a Blasphemous Novel Brutally Attacks Our Lord and the Catholic Church. The crowd was composed of regular members of the local Call To Holiness chapter and others who either received invitations in the mail or picked up flyers after local masses.
One professor from a local college braved the wintry weather to attend the talk. She was asked by her students to gather arguments for them to use, in their refutation against the Dan Brown’s book The Da Vinci Code, and the upcoming movie to be shown in May.
Mr. Fulkerson pointed out the lies contained in the book and refuted them with passion and conviction. Addressing arguments such as “it’s only fiction,” he explained that literature is not only meant to entertain, but also to educate, inspire and provokes critical thinking. “No one calls Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a quaint little entertaining novel” he said, “because it is not. It has a message.” However, people sometimes confuse the difference between fiction and truth. Just because something is a work of fiction, that does not mean it can be based on lies. “Literature is not free license to deny the truth,” Mr. Fulkerson added.
To dispute those who claim protesting only generates publicity, Mr. Fulkerson argued that the promoters of these productions do not want the negative publicity from protests since they cause people to stay away and not patronize their work.
One attendee remarked after the talk that he was very much impressed with how the presentation was done. Another said that it reminded him of the Crusades. One lady said that the TFP’s book is an excellent resource for lay Catholics because everything you need to know about the subject is there in a “handy, concise and complete way.”
The sure sign that Mr. Fulkerson really made his point was after the talk. Most in attendance signed up to help out with local TFP organized protests to be held in front of any theaters that show the movie in May. They especially appreciated the emphasis on how such protests must be peaceful, legal and prayerful. “Our way of protesting is in the manner of Catholic gentlemen”, he said, “peaceful but firm”.
One lady from Webster, New York, is from a family of ten. She admitted that she felt impelled to sign up after Mr. Fulkerson challenged those in attendance with an analogy. “What if such vile things were being said about your mother,” he said, “Then would you protest?”
After signing up for action, attendees also armed themselves with the arguments. The supply of books sold out in the first minutes. Most people were seen leaving the table with copies of Rejecting the Da Vinci Code in one hand, stacks of protest fliers in the other and smiles on their faces. They had everything they needed to defend our Lord.
In his closing remarks, Mr. Fulkerson asked several questions that undoubtedly touched the people in attendance. “What did Our Lord do to deserve such treatment?” “What crime did He commit?” “Why such hatred for this God that only wanted to do good?” “Can we not show our gratitude by standing up for Him?” This might have been the reason that so many signed up and purchased a book. The first in line was the college professor, who is now going back to her students, equipped with much-needed arguments.
Sometimes small presentations create a warmer and conducive atmosphere than large crowds. People feel free to discuss and voice their opinions. They become more engaged with ideas for action.
This was the case of Mr. Byron Whitcraft when he spoke in Lincoln, Nebraska on February 3 to a small but enthusiastic crowd at a local parish’s school library. He introduced the TFP book Rejecting The Da Vinci Code: How a Blasphemous Novel Brutally Attacks Our Lord and the Catholic Church.
Mr. Whitcraft pointed out that the matter at hand is not discussion or even debate with the current assailants attacking Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church, but of outright rejection.
He also spoke about how the purpose of speech is to speak the truth. However, the book spreads misconceptions and false ideas about the Church on a grand scale. The book also has its own agenda, which Mr. Whitcraft characterized as the promotion of a Gnostic “code” behind The Da Vinci Code.
At St. Patrick’s Parish in Wichita, Kan., Mr. Whitcraft delivered a lively presentation to nearly forty friends and supporters on February 4. He especially called upon Catholics in the area to join with thousands of others across the country who will stand up and be counted by peacefully, legally and also loudly protesting in front of theaters!
As in Lincoln, there were many questions and much discussion. Some people in the audience told stories of friends and family who have already suffered from the bad influence of the book. Mr. Whitcraft mentioned letters of people who have written the TFP telling of family members who even lost their faith because of The Da Vinci Code. Sadly, a number of attendees commented on how they had been discouraged from protesting. One young priest attended so he could get arguments for a series of talks where he will be refuting Dan Brown’s book.
In the end, the stage was set for future action. People signed up for future protests and went away ready to reject outright this blasphemous assault upon Christ and His Church.
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