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Silverine Capet • 6 months ago

I've been avoiding those companies for almost 3 yrs now. I have a Linux laptop instead of Microsoft or Apple. I bought a blackberry phone back when they hadn't partnered with Android yet (still using RIM). I use the site www.2ndvote.org religiously to determine what I can buy. I use www.duckduckgo.com as a search engine...There are lots of options out there still. It is hard, but doable and the rewards of seeing these left-leaning groups go down (e.g. NFL ratings, CNN ratings, Jennifer Lawrence's career, etc) are so worth it...

Rory Donnellan • 8 months ago

So what have country-children planned for the weekend? Will they be playing polo as part of your family team or could they be campdrafting again after Sunday Mass? Instead of playing computer games all weekend or reviewing the pornographic sex-ed they learned in school, your children could be enjoying some fresh country air and healthy exercise in the company of other farming families. Here's what the line-up of youngsters looks like in the hunt for Roma's coveted "Golden Hobbles." https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Uli07 • 8 months ago

I think it's quite easy: If you have the possibility to boycott the LGBT companies you should boycott them - and if you don't have the possibility you can't. But even if all conservative and faithful catholics would boycott those companies - it would neither change the world nor save your soul.

Rory Donnellan • 8 months ago

For those raised in the city who could be grappling with how to cope in the bush - here's a little encouragement from Queensland's own Therese Creed
https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

SkatinWithoutaStick • 9 months ago

Nicely written, nicely said.

Anonymous Disqus User • 9 months ago

Say it with me: Globohomo Industrial Gayplex

Enrique Munita • 9 months ago

Thank you Sir for this most excellent talk!! Fire came out of your words and you have recruited many for this essential Crusade. Enrique Munita

CJ • 9 months ago

Com-on Michael......., do you remember what Walmart did in Indiana!!! Walmart was one of only a handful of companies that started the destruction of marriage nationwide! Our family is Target and almost Walmart free. What Walmart did against God's form of marriage and Christians in Indiana was beyond what Target has been doing. It's like a race to see what corp retailer can out pervert the other! WALMART IS NOT CHRISTIAN FRIENDLY, don't be fooled!

I don't have the answers, all I know it is a pain to shop these days! We have to boycott the best we can because having them fail is the only answer. I want my vendors and retailers to keep their sexual desires to themselves and sell things without lecturing me on what I should / have to believe!!

Remnant Moderator • 9 months ago

I’m not sure what you’re getting at. Are you under the impression Mr. Matt is endorsing Walmart? Might I suggest you reread the paragraph? He’s saying nothing of the kind.

sgrice1 • 9 months ago

There is nothing wrong with switching from an openly sin endorsing business to a neutral one (for any product) if it is easy enough to do, but if we are being realistic here 90-99% of business out there oppose or soon will oppose the Catholic worldview. Often they couldn’t care less about moral issues and just want to advertise whatever is the popular public opinion.

Unless someone here is suggesting a mass migration to some unclaimed corner of the world, the more effective approach would be to engage the world with traditional morality rather than shunning it and trying to bury our heads in the sand.

Both liberals and the Trump presidency have shown that public bombast and a willingness to openly come into conflict with your opponents pays off. In fact this is how I imagine the early Christians spread the faith.

Rory Donnellan • 9 months ago

No-one here is suggesting moving to some unclaimed corner of the world. You should be able to find reasonably priced farmland in whichever country you live. Here's just one example from Queensland, Australia which is where we live...
http://www.noagentproperty....
The ambitious asking price of 2.5 million Aussie dollars equates to about 1.5 million US dollars. An adjoining north Queensland cattle station of similar size sold at auction for nearly half that price. This is wet tropics with an over-abundance of water where farming properties are typically measured in hundreds (or even thousands) of square kilometers or square miles. There are plenty of opportunities to spread the Faith in country areas. Even though your nearest neighbors may be many many miles from your house, you would likely interact with them far more often than the people in the city apartment a couple of yards from your door. There's a sense of camaraderie in the bush which you won't find in cities.

Rory Donnellan • 8 months ago

Here are the details of the adjoining cattle station I mentioned sold by auction last year:
https://www.farmonline.com....
To translate to US dollars - that's less than 1 million dollars - about four US dollars per acre - and don't forget 700 fat cattle and plant were included in the deal. Cape York is not desert-country; this is a tropical paradise with very reliable annual rainfalls. You may not find 4 dollars per acre with a liveable homestead, 700 cattle and plant included, but if you have a sense of adventure, you should be able to find similar sweet deals in your own country. Get rid of the apartment - and give all your children some space to play! "Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and the door shall be opened to you." Matthew 7:7.

Remnant Moderator • 9 months ago

Yes, great points! Mr. Matt specifically says in his talk that the people who changed history did two things: they kept the Faith and they weren't afraid to stand up and speak out.

Johnno • 9 months ago

Well Mr. Matt, in light of the SPLC lawsuit, good news may be around the corner!

"Contained within the Wednesday letter is a warning to companies such as Facebook, Amaaon, Google and Twitter - all of whom rely on the SPLC for guidance on "hate groups":

Editors, CEOs, shareholders and consumers alike are on notice: anyone relying upon and repeating its misrepresentations is complicit in the SPLC’s harmful defamation of large numbers of American citizens who, like the undersigned, have been vilified simply for working to protect our country and freedoms.

https://www.zerohedge.com/n...

I think it's tie we all had ourselves a nice big class action lawsuit, and drag Silicon Valley into the proceedings for complicity.

slyphnoyde • 9 months ago

To be honest, I am glad I never had children. Apart from the fact that due to my own mental and emotional problems I would probably not have been a fit and adequate parent even in a world like the 1940s and '50s I grew up in, by the time I came of age in the 1960s things were already getting so bad, to say nothing of the way they are today, that I would not have been up to the task of responsible and competent parenting anyway. I feel for those who have to raise children today in the moral cesspool that western society has become. As I have mentioned before in other threads, there are some people who are actually moving to Russia (yes) because they believe that in some respects it is a more moral place in which to raise their children than North American and western Europe.

Margaret Costello • 9 months ago

It's not that hard to stay away from the big "gay" companies since there are alternative out there. Coffee? Nah. Get a cup at home or the local mom/pop. There are tons of other outlets online other than Amazon...I haven't shopped there for years. No need for PayPal either. I stay away from the IPhones, don't want that blasted email and internet following me everywhere. And there is an online list that the sodomites create that rate companies who either support or don't support them. I use it as a tool to support companies that get dismal ratings:+) FYI: Nissan is at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to cars and supporting the sodomite agenda:+)

So what I'm saying is that I just try to be proactive in avoiding the big and obvious firms and do a little homework (thanks to the pro-LGBTXYZ sites LOL) before making a big purchase to support outfits that don't support the destructive agenda of sodomy.

The food stuff is tough. Whole Foods is the only major player right now with organic food, although others crop up i.e. Fresh Market and local stores. But I'm all for the other commenters here suggestion: let's get back to the land. Go Amish or at least attempt to create a network of Trads that can supply foods and other things where the principles and donations of the company are Catholic/Christian (Hobby Lobby, Chick Filet etc).

God bless~

Paul Bev. • 9 months ago

Some of the local food markets offer organic. I agree with you to a certain extent about the foods today, too much salt, sugar, and additives. I suffer from sensitivity to salt (thank God snot from hypertension due to a good diet and regular exercise includes weight training). Too much sugars and I feel low the next day. I always considered myself extremely sensitive to drugs (over the counter). What I am saying is anything I take in, foods, medication I feel it. But despite that I am able to find good foods at the local market without spending a fortune on such novelties and hype as organic. There are quite a few businesses that just stamp organic on their packages where one has to be careful of. There was an article some time ago warning shoppers.

Guest • 9 months ago
Margaret Costello • 9 months ago

I would love to boycott Whole Foods but I'm on an organic only diet due to major health issues *sigh* and don't live in the country *sighs again*. I try to use local stores too but sometimes their stock is very limited. I can't wait until all the food stores go back to organic again...then we can officially be rid of Whole Foods:+) God bless~

Guest • 9 months ago
Margaret Costello • 9 months ago

I'll check out Azure Standard! Thank you for that:+) Although I live in the Northeast and in Florida for part of the year, it's always good to know of companies that are Christian. They might expand at some point:+) Am glad I'm not alone in wanting both the Catholic Church and organic food to come back:+) God bless~

Remnant Moderator • 9 months ago

Good suggestions, and we're happy to hear you're finding alternatives where you can! The discussion we're encouraging is where to draw the line. Your own email address, for example, is at yahoo...which is owned by Verizon--huge proponents of gay marriage (https://www.verizon.com/abo.... Now that Amish-styled co-op you're talking about---those are great. We already have one, in fact. But not everyone has access to something like that, and unless we drill our own oil, we're buying gas for our trucks and tractors and tillers and supporting the most pro-homosexual, pro-abortion multinational companies of them all. Do you have a VISA card, or AMEX? How much of your fees goes to support causes antithetical to what you believe in? Do you use Google? Bing, then? They all are the most efficient conduits to pornography and Satanism in the history of the world. Do you use a bank, because all the big ones are in bed with the Devil at this point. Do you drive a car? I'd be happy to discover a car company that isn't supporting the LGBT agenda. And what about taxes, do you pay those? A percentage of taxpayer dollars are used for abortion. Also, you might want to check out some of the causes your electric company supports. Ours is as green and progressive as it gets. We're already heating with wood and working on a wind turbine, but that's not cheap and the government is trying to control those too. So, at the end of the day, going homeless, cold and pretty darn hungry is really the only sure way to stop supporting the Devil in our society. I don't mean to be flippant, Margaret. I'm just trying to show you the times in which we live and the full extent of the problem we face. From the Book of Revelation: "And that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name."

slyphnoyde • 9 months ago

Yes, it is getting harder and harder to escape things and still live in the world. There is a large shopping mall near me, and I go there several times a week to walk around to exercise my old joints. Usually I first have coffee and a pastry at a coffee bar before starting my walk. Most commonly, I have gone to Nordstrom's coffee bar, as I prefer their coffee over Starbucks, it's a little cheaper anyway, they have ample seating, and they have delicious brownies.

Unfortunately, I have run into a dilemma. Nordstrom openly supports Gay Pride Month, or whatever it is called, with the gay rainbow splashed all over the store. Do I give up my coffee and brownie, one of the few pleasures I have in life, or do I patronize a store whose public expression I disagree with? My alternatives at the mall are Starbucks, and I don't know about their positions on homosexuality, abortion, and the like (as well as their limited seating), or the Barnes & Noble bookstore's cafe, when I don't know their stance either. It becomes a real quandary when perversion and intolerance for moral values are getting more and more in your face.

Paul Bev. • 9 months ago

Well, one way to think about it it is that your are buying coffee and a brownie, not spending money to support a same sex lifestyle (let's stop using gay). I will say this, I have learned to make kick a** brownies from scratch where my daughter's friends asked her if I am a chef. Never buy prepared mix from box (and never by annuals when you can go perennials, but I am deviating). And coffee, I make it at home in the early morning. Though when on a trip, or work that puts me at a distance from my home I will buy coffee. Buying coffee and brownies at a shop does add up after awhile. A girl once wrote and article about when she decided to calculate how much she was spending per month on coffee from Starbucks. She quickly changed her approach about her buying habits and decided to buy a nice machine and make her own espresso. On a side note, doctors are recommending 3 cups of coffee a day. Benefits to the heart as well as not being catatonic half the day.

Margaret Costello • 9 months ago

I understand:+( And I don't use the Yahoo acct you send this too anymore...it's forwarded to another account I use. I just try to do my best to be informed of the alternatives (if there are any) and go from there. Nissan doesn't support the LGBT stuff, at least according to their status on the pro-gay website:+) I try to use other search engines and don't use AMEX. But like I said with the food, if there is no alternative (like the taxes and big oil---although I'm sure there might be a gas company that doesn't support sodomy---might have to check out that list again:+) Our Christian ancestors paid taxes to Ceasar who wasn't exactly pro-life:+) Just do what we can to be informed and choose the best alternatives until trads figure out a way to bypass it all. Good discussion point to bring up, though:+) God bless~

Bradders • 9 months ago

Margaret, I'm not sure of all the facts but Nissan and Renault were trying to merge earlier in the year. I don't know where Renault stand on LGBT but I'd be pleasantly suprised if they followed Nissan's example of not financing them.

slyphnoyde • 9 months ago

What is the website that homosexuals have to list those who do and do not support their agenda? I would like to take a look at it to see if there are merchants / vendors / companies that might be less objectionable.

Margaret Costello • 9 months ago

I forget which list I looked at years ago. But here is one as of this year. Hess (for gas), Bed, Bath and Beyond, Dick's Sporting Goods, LL Bean are just some of the 'grey' answers i.e. they don't bother responding and don't have a good rating when their basic website info is looked at.

Start on page 93 or so:+)

https://assets2.hrc.org/fil...

Nissan it looks like is back in the bad guy column *sigh* but Honda isn't:+)

God bless~

slyphnoyde • 9 months ago

Thanks for the link. I downloaded the report and will take a look at it as I have time. One issue for me is that I consider there is a difference between a company merely hiring and retaining an employee who is competent, conscientious, and reliable and does not make an issue of his/her stance on certain issues, regardless of other personal characteristics, and a company which openly supports, even flaunts, the practitioners of an immoral agenda.

Margaret Costello • 9 months ago

The sodomites rarely hold back on making an issue of their agenda and usually bully companies into openly supporting their evil. It might take awhile, but the "gay" explosion these past two decades points to the reality that sodomites are driven to shove their immorality to anyone and everyone...even their employer. *sigh* I don't believe in a competent, conscientious or reliable sodomite...I've seen too many and have dealt with too many to know they don't really exist. Eventually, the bat crazy comes out and the spiritual demonic pig pen that follows them everywhere effects the people around them, even at work. God bless~

Convert • 9 months ago

Thank You Mr. Matt for defending our Catholic one true faith.

Eventually the Dolan & Martin SLOP show will end ....................like an old tv show flop

Rory Donnellan • 9 months ago

There is a better option than frequenting hippy farmers' markets - grow food yourself on your own farm. Back to the land! For the same price as upscale apartments in some crowded liberal hell-hole like Los Angeles, London or New York City, you could have thousands of hectares of good agricultural land to grow your crops and meat.

John O'Neill • 9 months ago

We are fortunate to live in the middle of Amish country in central Pennsylvania. We have many Amish farms where we can buy our produce, even better there is a local farm that offers fresh farm produce in a community food program where you prepay in March , our choice is the $300 plan which gives us a box of in season produce every week in June, July, August, September, and October fresh off their family farm and other coops , they also have a meat plan and a bakery plan. Besides the amish do have a lot of organic shops in the area and health stores. In the winter they do sell a lot of canning items for sale. We also are fortunate to also have furniture shops where the Amish sell American made furniture from their own shops at reasonable prices. It is also a plus to hire local Amish carpenters and builders who work hard and price reasonably. What America needs are more Amish like local communities where we can purchase good merchandise and not be at the mercy of the global fat cats who prey on our families. Buy local Think local. BTW we do live on seven acres and have the land to grow our own food but it is more economical to buy in season products from local farms. My son in law usually provides our meat during deer season and it is not hard to keep a few chickens usually six is enough for a family of six tp provide us with all the eggs we need.

Rory Donnellan • 9 months ago

We slaughter are own cattle for domestic consumption. One steer provides over 6 months of beef for our 7 children and barbecues with friends. On the subject of the Amish, a very big strong Amish-trained horse towed our family in a wagon all around Ocala, Florida when we visited there a few months ago. Apparently he had been used by the Amish for ploughing farmland in his younger years. We were impressed with his cool, calm temperament on busy roads - and his ability to attract flashy thoroughbreds to the fence.

sgrice1 • 9 months ago

In your haste to avoid being in the presence of the depraved culture, you are retreating into smaller and smaller corners. If you cede the entire world to the depraved, they will eventually come knocking on your door anyway.

John O'Neill • 9 months ago

St Benedict must have been an avoider. He built his monasteries on top of hills and built walls around them. His monks took vows that separated them from the outside world. Saint Anthony fled into the desert. I fail to see the advantage of subjecting your children to the filth of the public schools and American tv. I do not see the point of ingratiating yourself with a culture that hates you and spits on your values. Our duty is to survive and prosper.

sgrice1 • 9 months ago

If that were truly the best method, then it is one that the early Christians had little to do with.

They didn’t flee from the pagans

Rory Donnellan • 8 months ago

The life of Jesus provides the perfect example - he spent 30 years in obscurity quietly working for his Father and foster father.

Remnant Moderator • 9 months ago

You quite sure about that? The early Christians didn't intermarry with pagans, refused to worship with them, gave their lives rather than pay homage to pagan gods, worshipped illegally and in secret, disobeyed pagan laws, and avoided the local amphitheaters at all costs. Doesn't exactly seem like cozy integration to me.

sgrice1 • 9 months ago

I’m not advocating for integration or endorsing anything you just listed. I’m arguing against isolation. I think it makes us weaker, keeps us always on the defensive side of things, and is a poor method of evangelization.

My point about the early Christians was that despite all the sin, perversion, and persecution in the pagan world, they did not leave it to ruin. They stayed, reformed the culture, and didn’t willfully choose to live underground for any purpose other than to avoid being killed.

I think it is a powerful statement to live amongst the pagan world but live completely and openly different. This seems to reflect the life of Jesus.

Rory Donnellan • 9 months ago

If you look beyond the big city filthy sewers - there's a very big horizon in God's country. Rather than being stuck in traffic jams with a bunch of cursing pagan savages, you could enjoy burning firebreaks or bonfires in the winter with the family, mustering cattle aboard some good horses, or riding the fence-line without having to turn the horses for a couple of days. But if you prefer television and computer games, then the countryside may not be the right place for you.

Guest • 8 months ago
Rory Donnellan • 8 months ago

Far more alarmingly, the devil's reach has extended to the upper echelons of the Catholic Church on earth at the Vatican. Even Pope Paul VI admitted that "the smoke of satan had entered the sanctuary. "

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Rory Donnellan • 8 months ago

The fight of the Church Militant starts at home with raising the family. Then there's the battle within the wider Catholic Church where we have a major sodomite problem - not just among the clergy but nearly every other Catholic institution too. Some years ago I gave a talk to a local Catholic medical guild which included discussion of the sodomite infiltration of Catholic healthcare being a major obstacle to restoration of a Catholic culture in our hospitals. I presented only themes and while I did include real events, I never mentioned any names. Nevertheless the objections came fast and furious and suddenly I found myself "persona non grata" in Archdiocesan healthcare for suggesting discrimination against homosexuals. No retreat - just no longer welcome.

ahem • 9 months ago

I agree. Retreat, and you hand the battlefield to the enemy. When Peter was trying to escape certain death in Rome, he encountered Christ on the road, walking in the opposite direction. 'Quo vadis?' 'Where are you going?' (In my imagination, Christ says this with a smile.) Where, indeed? There is no place on earth where we can escape the Enemy, not are we intended to.

We are meant to be saints; we are meant to participate in the energies of God, including sacrificing ourselves. The whole message of the Cross is the victory of God's love over the world's evil.

Think of those who risked their own lives to assist the wheelchair-bound, as they fled down the stairs of the Twin Towers.That's a good guiding metaphor for us, I think. God was present in those acts. When you feel faint, grasp the handles tighter, and keep moving forward.

To the extent of your ability, don't gratuitously support the current depravity of the culture, but never abandon the task that God has given you.

Rory Donnellan • 9 months ago

Retreating to smaller and smaller corners? No, just the opposite - retreating from a small but luxurious apartment in an overcrowded city to a much, much larger tract of farmland. Sure the sodomites and feminazis may come knocking - but they have to drive on dirt roads for a few hours first!

Chloe • 9 months ago

Not in the UK you can't. Another problem is, if you could afford the farm, it would likely be a long way from a Latin Mass. I'm trying to grow food in our tiny garden and I'm afraid I'm not good at it. I seem to be flogging myself stupid to grow four lettuce and a dozen tomatoes. (I've got lots of nice, fat, juicy slugs though. {Eeeew!})

Julia • 9 months ago

Sell them to the French chefs!

Chloe • 8 months ago

Ewwww!