But when it comes to 50 Shades of Grey, the book-turned-movie coming out on Valentine's Day which promotes everything bad and nothing good, I'm not particularly willing to be silent.
Moments ago, one of my friends posted as his status on Facebook:
We get it. 50 Shades of Grey is porn and encourages domestic violence. Can we stop posting about it to Facebook?
How can we, as Catholics, sit back and allow this to happen? Can't we "put up" with a few more Facebook posts on certain topics in order to potentially reach those who believe these things are ok? Where can we draw that line, and decide that enough is enough?
Everyone has those subjects which fire them up, get them going. Those things about which they can quote statistics, cite research, and share stories they've read from all over. For whatever reason, this is an issue about which I refuse to be silent. [I wrote my thesis on it, for goodness sakes!] Is it acceptable to be silent when so many are being emotionally, physically, and psychologically damaged by pornography use and abuse?
What if God uses my words to begin to change a heart? That is what I pray for, and what I hope will happen.
So I, for one, am willing to be an annoyance by posting frequently about these issues. Block me if you will, but I think my words are worth it.