It seems that Mark Shea is not happy with my Jeff Foxworthy parody since he has now officially called it "Factional shit." He followed that up referring to me with, "I could not care less if I hurt the feelings of such bullies. Similarly, I train my fire on gay bullies who harass and abuse people for not celebrating their disordered appetite. " That is typical Mark Shea rhetoric for those of you who are not familiar with his shoddy work. We can see the noxious nonsense that Shea is trying to spin here by comparing me to a gay bully trying to force my disordered lifestyle on people. That is what windbags like Shea do when they have no substantive material to write, they resort to malicious ad-hominems. What bothers me about Shea are not necessarily his personal accusations, but the fact that he never never backs them up with any substance. For example, he accused me of being a "Rad Trad" who is for maximum death. What is that supposed to mean anyways? Have I ever called for the maximum use of the death penalty? I bet Shea has not even read the articles I have written on the death penalty and other social justice issues. If so, I would like to see a substantive argument from him arguing against what I actually wrote, rather than read his mindless bitter rhetoric like, "Why don't you get back to your pleas for maximum executions, Matthew. What the world really needs more of is Catholics hungry for death, death, and more death. You represent all that is ugliest in so-called Traditionalism, Mr. Bellisario."
So here is my challenge to the heavy windbag Mark Shea. Where have I called for maximum execution or maximum death? Have you read what I have written on the death penalty? If so, on what points do you disagree with me, and where in my work have I ever called for maximum execution? Where have I demonstrated that I am hungry for death? Perhaps you would be willing to debate my position on the death penalty sometime, we can see how well you do. I am willing to defend what I have written on the subject any time and any place.
The fact is, there is nothing that I have written on the matter that conflicts with official Church teaching. That is not important for Mark Shea however. It is only important that he puts "Rad Trads" like me in what he deems to be their proper place. The weak-minded Shea however will certainly flee when he is challenged to bring forth anything substantive to the table. Instead he would rather hurl general insults at people, and yet when he is called out to actually defend his written accusations, he runs like a coward. I expect that is what will happen here as well. Until he decides to actually retort with real substance to back up his personal accusations against me, which will be a cold day in hell for sure, Mark Shea will probably continue to maliciously slander my character and call me "Maximum Death Matthew" without any support whatsoever for doing so. But as long as Shea feels he has put me in my place, all is well.