It is nearly impossible to overstate the evangelistic failure of the Catholic Church in Ireland following that country’s democratic embrace of homosexual marriage – the first nation ever to openly choose such debauchery for itself instead of having it imposed by the courts.
Many reasons were offered last week for why this happened on an island nation where roughly 84 percent of the population identifies as Catholic. Among them were the tone-setting decadence of a divorce culture, the priest abuse scandal and the fat, dumb and happy that came with the country’s economic revolution in the 1990s.
There is something more fundamental going on, though, and it is hidden in plain sight when you bottom line the election turnout. While 62 percent of those who voted came down on the side of bringing Romans 1 to life by endorsing perversion and chaos, that testimony actually amounted to only 36 percent of the total electorate.
Put another way, 4 out of every 10 voters simply stayed home on Election Day and seemingly didn’t give a rip one way or the other. To paraphrase scripture, be either hot or cold because lukewarm is a vital trump card of the Rainbow Jihad.
The church has always had its heresies to fight, but never does it seem to have had quite so many ‘who cares’ to run de facto interference for those who wish to do it harm. There is simply no way a land with the kind of “Catholic” majorities Ireland has could have endorsed homosexual marriage unless the faith in general had become a game of make believe to a vast segment of society.
That fact is embodied by this shocking tale of free fall: Whereas nearly 90 percent of Irish Catholics went to Mass every week in 1984, only 18 percent were going as of 2011.