Decieving yourself [II Thess 3]

Wars and rumours of wars? Earthquakes? Overnight there is one in the Kiribas and another in California. The first one worries us a bit, though the tsunami is rated at around a foot when it gets halfway across the pacific. Still not a day to go to the beaches.

There are earthquaeks within our society. I said years ago that the progressives would be most dangerous when their time is ending, and the French Parliament shows that they will muzzle those who call evil wrong, or protest the same.

The Socialist government wants to criminalise sites which it says “exert psychological or moral pressure” on women not to abort. The proposed offence would be punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment and a €30,000 fine.

Archbishop Georges Pontier of Marseille, president of the French bishops’ conference, has written to President François Hollande expressing his concern about the bill.

Archbishop Pontier urged Hollande to not allow the bill’s passage, calling it a “serious infringement of democratic principles”.

French law already prevents pro-lifers from demonstrating outside abortion clinics. Supporters of the bill argue that pro-life tactics have now moved online and must be stopped.

The bill will now need to pass through the French senate, which blocked the legislation earlier this year.

Dominique Tian, MP for Les Républicains, said there was a “very heavy atmosphere in parliament” and accused the government of “attacking freedom of expression”.

He said the government’s proposals were “dangerous for democracy and probably anti-constitutional”, and that his party would do all it could to stop them.

On Thursday Laurence Rossignol, the Socialist women’s minister, told parliament: “Everyone is free to affirm their hostility to abortion online or anywhere else, but on condition of doing it in all honesty, because freedom of expression can’t be confused with manipulating people.

“Thirty years ago, campaigners chained themselves to the gates of family planning clinics or operating tables to stop women accessing terminations. Today the next generation continues this battle online.”

Rossingol, Abortion is an evil. It is a sacrifice to Molech. I am a New Zealander. Your laws do not apply.

You need to get on your knees and repent, for your time here is limited.

And your nation needs to again honour Christ their redeemer.

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

(2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 ES

A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

“You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

(Luke 22:24-30 ESV)

The rulers of this world want to control out thoughts and our actions. They will not let us reform. They need us nicely enchained in plantations, voting as directed. But there will be consequences, Lynchings included.

About six years ago, more than half a dozen families in Buenos Aires accused a preschool music teacher of molesting their children.

In 2010, the teacher, Marcelo Fabian Pecollo, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges of sexually abusing five of the children, ages 3 to 5.

But four years later, his sentence was reduced, and he was released from prison. He quietly slipped back into society, joining a local orchestra group as a trumpeter.

In late October, Pecollo, 42, was playing the trumpet mid-concert in a church in the suburb of Moron when a mob of angry parents stormed in.

“There is a pedophile and a rapist in the church and he is playing in this orchestra!” they yelled, according to witnesses in the church that day, October 30.

He tried to run away, escaping through a door behind the church’s altar, but they blocked him in a passageway, beating him and thrusting him against the wall until he bled from the mouth. Some witnesses claimed he was even struck with his own trumpet, local Argentine media outlets reported.

Pecollo was hospitalised for grave injuries – later falling into a coma – and died last week, Argentine police confirmed to The Washington Post. The priest in the church that day, Jorge Oesterheld, told local media outlets the attackers were outraged parents of children who attended the nearby preschool where Pecollo used to teach music classes.

“I think they came to kill him,” Oesterheld told one television station. “If there hadn’t been people that defended him, and that left injured for defending him, they would have killed him there, behind the altar.”

Authorities arrived at the scene – as the police station is only a block away from the church – but the crowd of assailants had already left the area. Police continue to investigate and have not yet arrested any people in connection to the beatings. Upon Pecollo’s death, the case’s category was changed from “injuries” to “homicide.” The autopsy results had not yet been released by mid-Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time), Argentine police said.

When they arrived at the church, the group of demonstrators hung posters on church property and wore T-shirts with the words, “With the children, no!” a rallying phrase used by local residents to protest Pecollo’s actions and his shortened prison sentence.

By the time the priest reached Pecollo, the attackers had already left. Oesterheld stayed with the bruised, injured man until the police and ambulance arrived, he said. Pecollo has been playing as a member of the orchestra since late last year as a substitute, and earned a position in May, local media outlet Infobae reported. A member of the group, who also witnessed the attack, told Infobae the orchestra members did not know about Pecollo’s criminal record.

The priest publicly condemned the beating, saying the parents “took justice into their own hands, but it was revenge, it was murder.”

“The boys not only suffered the abuse but now have their parents involved in a suspicion of murder,” he added. “Really, if we think about those kids, it’s a nightmare,”

It would be better to damn what is wrong, and let free speech reign: to not allow those sentenced to 20 years out after a fifth of their sentence, and to provoke such anger.

But that would not allow a chance for the elite to virtue signal. Pecello was set up, to be a useful victim. (He was also stupid: the sensible thing to do if you have such tendencies in a Catholic country would be to become a lay brother in monastic seclusion, well awa from any kids). The Lynching was predictable.

The horror from the elite and their false tears equally so. They want to protect evil.

We want to deal with the evil in our own souls. So we will not be like them, and not share their fate.

And for that reason, if no other, serve each other rather than demand all agree within the quietness of their heart with whatever evil you call good, decieving yourself.