Challenging Church Compassion – 05: Church Silence
A Priest of God or a Priest of Satan? – Conclusion
As we conclude our review of the actions of Fr. Mick MacAndrew, as reported in Australian newspapers, let’s look at a few more things he says.
Continuing from Part 04, PETA is a secular organization, and as such, they are not espousing anything that could be considered ‘occult’. So why does Mick MacAndrew call them occult?
So, based upon the Biblical passages we quoted previously, we ask again: Is Father MacAndrew a priest of God or a priest of Satan? And, is he leading others astray by his false teaching?
Let’s return to the article:
“The Bombala priest, aged in his late fifties, feared activists were muddying the world’s natural law by condemning animal husbandry knowledge dating back thousands of years.”
“Are we humans being reduced to nothing but animal status?” he asked.
“Who wants to end up a forced vegan for the rest of their lives?”
“Perhaps his sharpest barb is saved for Abercrombie and Fitch, the American retailer boycotting Australian wool.”
“I went on to their website’s photo gallery and there were scantily dressed males and females – they wouldn’t be buying too much wool,” Fr MacAndrew said.
“The part-time teacher pledged to educate pupils about the controversial farming practice when he tutors an agricultural science class next year.”
Note what Jesus says about such teachers (Matthew 18:6):
6. but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.
It sure seems that this Bible verse is talking about people like Mick MacAndrew.
Let’s return to the article:
“The Catholic Church is yet to announce an official stance on mulesing.”
Which we believe it should strongly condemn.
This is why we have been saying that church silence promotes violence.
The closest it ventured to an animal rights issue recently was when Pope Benedict XVI condemned battery hen farms.
“PETA accuses many livestock farmers of cruelty,” Fr MacAndrew said.
“Cruelty is against the law in Australia and the RSPCA monitors cruelty yet there’s never been a prosecution against a woolgrower for mulesing.
“It’s not a crime – mulesing is anything but cruel, cruel is the malicious and intentional intent to cause harm.
“It is carried out to prevent greater injury to the animal.”
These are just more lies and twisting of the truth, for to deliberately cause pain and suffering for any reason is cruel, and mulesing causes horrible pain and suffering. It is this cruelty that we, PETA, and other organizations are working to stop, and to bring people back to compassionate ways of living.
This is something the church should be doing, but they just keep silent, and let spokespeople like Mick MacAndrew lie and twist the truth for them and show their lack of compassion.