Thursday, August 17, 2017

LoveLoud? Try SinLoud

Dan Reynolds, the lead singer for the popular band Imagine Dragons (they won a Grammy), who is also sort of a Mormon, or used to be, has organized a gathering/sharing concert called the LoveLoud Festival for gay Mormon youth to be put on in Utah Valley near the end of August. He says this is "to help ignite the relevant and vital conversation of what it means to unconditionally love, understand, and accept and support LGBTQ+ youth in an effort to keep families together . . . and celebrate individuality. It all begins with talking about, sharing, and showing the realities of what LGBYQI+ teens face daily." He goes on to explain that religions that teach that homosexual behavior is a sin are hurting "our youth." More specifically, he says, " . .. Mormons believe the doctrine is if you are gay and acting upon it, that is sinful. That is a very dangerous and hurtful and hateful thing to preach and to teach our children. To be gay is beautiful and right and perfect . . . "

Once again, there is so much wrong with this we hardly know where to start. But before we start we must give you a terrible heads-up. Reynolds reports that the LDS Church contacted him and asked what they could do to help. They suggested an endorsement. WHICH WAS GIVEN. We quote:

     After receiving media inquiries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided the following statement about the LoveLoud Festival in Orem, Utah, which takes place August 26, 2017:

    We applaud the LoveLoud Festival for LGBT youth's aim to bring people together to address teen safety and to express respect and love for all of God’s children. We join our voice with all who come together to foster a community of inclusion in which no one is mistreated because of who they are or what they believe.

    We share common beliefs, among them the pricelessness of our youth and the value of families. We earnestly hope this festival and other related efforts can build respectful communication, better understanding and civility as we all learn from each other.

And the Church is supposed to be against the behaviors!?

Someone hasn't done their homework.

Here's what we know. Sex is a serious thing. If it is used improperly someone gets hurt. Improper human sexuality is precisely what is being promoted through this concert.

This adult band person (30 years old) is using his position in society, especially attractive to young people, to get his clutches on youth, in other words, to contribute to the delinquency and destruction of minors, no age limit specified. He is providing a special meeting place for encouraging same-sex lust, sexual predators, and sexual experimentation. There will be pro-gay speakers and group story sharing before the concert begins.

Apparently Reynolds doesn't have a single warning to give youth about chastity or even the specific and inordinate risks connected with the gay lifestyle. (This includes lies and propaganda, pornography addiction, drug use, violence, mental health issues, unlimited promiscuity, disease, chronic health issues, etc.) He doesn't know anything important about these kids, their troubles, their parents, their situation, their sexual development, or any abuse that may have occurred or be occurring. He has clumped these immature individuals together based on one superficial whim. Therefore it is obvious he doesn't care about "our youth;" he only cares about himself and pushing his passionate revolutionary sexual ideas. He disregards God and goodness and the welfare of immortal souls, and it is from this worldview that he seeks to influence minors. He is a modern-day Korihor. In fact, we've said before on this blog that Korihor was probably as popular as a rock star.  LoveLoud? It's SinLoud, Thumb-Your-Nose-at-TruthLoud, HateGodLoud, ExploitKidsLoud. The "individuality" Reynolds wishes to celebrate is about sexual sin, which is as human and common and ancient as mankind itself. No individuality there. (Please note the gay-affirming false rhetoric he uses.)  The "realities" gay kids "face daily" he mentions are actually sexual abuse and pornography and masturbation and sexual experimentation and thrills and rebellion and misery and dead ends.  Reynolds has the temerity to proclaim that it's hurtful to teach kids about sin. Sounds more and more like the anti-Christ, doesn't he? He says he is using profits from this concert to raise money for adult-run gay activist groups, what we know to be four horrible, filthy rich, predatory pro-gay organizations that seek to further the spread of unlimited sexuality to all ages. That includes the 70 and something sexes or genders now listed on facebook!

Why is our society and our Church encouraging this?

These are kids, Mormon kids, who are supposed to be cherished enough to be raised with a clear sense of right and wrong and knowledge of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Truth is nowhere to be found, only shaky human relations and vaporous immediate temporal felt needs. These kids---no age limit is mentioned---aren't even fully physically developed, not to mention intellectually and spiritually. Again we refer to the study that found kids are less and less likely to become suicidal the longer they PUT OFF self-identifying as LGBTQ+. And yet not only is no one warning these young people against what they are getting into, they are being encouraged and applauded for seeking out and experimenting with out-of-bounds, unnatural, high-risk sexual ideas and acts. All this by people perceived to be in positions of great respect, influence, and authority.

Reynolds said, "We know that with the Church's announcement and endorsement of the event that that's going to help people feel safe and give them the confidence to want to come to this . . . and with the Church's encouraging people to be involved, I think that's going to push ticket sales over the top."

Wait. Did he just say he is doing this exploitation of kids to get money?

We did a whole 2-hour KTALK radio show today on this topic and callers and messagers alike were outraged. You can hear it here. Some good callers. One said he joined the church as a teen primarily because of its strong standards, and now he has seen it, and his mentors, do a complete 180.  He is so demoralized he can't bear to go to church anymore. Another caller expressed the need to put our reliance on Christ, not church leaders.

We heard later from a 20-something LDS listener who was extremely frustrated about how when confusing and upsetting things actually occur that affect church members in living their lives (Boys Scouts, BYU changing its honor code, open homosexuality advocated from local pulpits, traditional values being pronounced "unkind and incorrect" from local pulpits) there is weak, superficial, or no response or leadership at all from church headquarters, but when there's something---anything---big happening that the whole world sees the Church makes an official, carefully-worded, politically correct public statement, pro-gay in this case. She feels abandoned and betrayed by her own church, and doesn't know what in the world she should teach her little children about these glaring omissions and contradictions.

Here's one instant message we received:

"Call to action. Flood the lines at LDS public affairs office. 801-240-1000! This is unbelievable. They have crossed my line of morality! Anal sex is dangerous, whether heterosexual or homo. Emphasize that! What happened to a message of living a clean life? This is an abomination and the Lord with condemn us for this atrocity being advocated to young people."

One concerned citizen, Angela Fallentine,  a social scientist who works with the UN, wrote a comment on the Deseret News facebook page. You can read it here. It's excellent. Nice to have someone else besides us telling the truth for a change. The only thing we worry about is the search for "middle ground" coming from the Church she refers to a few times. Pretty sure there is not supposed to be fence-sitting of any kind when it comes to God and His Word. And we're pretty sure anything pro-homosexuality is not near any form of  middle ground. It's pure leftist. But we understand her attempt to find some explanation for the Church's official volunteered endorsement of this event.

As always, make of this what you will. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Red: Child Sex Abuse in a Crayon

Children live what they learn. Does anyone doubt this? And yet the same people who insist babies are born with all sorts of crazy sexual ideas in their heads will use their positions of authority as adults, teachers, or leaders to put all sorts of crazy sexual ideas into children's heads. How does that work? If kids are already born that way, why do we need to teach them all things LGBTQAI, etc.?

They may argue that transgenderism must now be introduced and taught in schools so other kids will accept the trannie kid and not bully them. Right. Do they really not know they are putting ideas in children's heads? After all, this is what teachers and adults do. TEACH. As Plato said, adults teach children what they should think of as right and good and what they should think of as wrong and disgusting. The problem is not that kids aren't being taught at all---they are always being taught if only by example and the culture around them. The problem is that now the powers that be have made a whole new set of rights and wrongs, what? about 10 seconds ago, that are totally contrary to the whole of human history and experience and literature and biology and reality. And they are quite actively teaching this new base and baseless morality. It's really quite insane. But it's worse than that. It's evil.

Image result for red a crayon's storyAs a new school year begins, in elementary schools across America, little school kids are being treated to some attractive new picture books about glorifying transgenderism in childhood. One is called Red: A Crayon's Story, published by Greenwillow Books and snapped up like candy by librarians and teachers everywhere.

From what we can gather, in this picture book a red crayon that is actually the color red goes through life feeling bad until it finally decides it is really a blue crayon because it miraculously colors an ocean blue (or thinks it does, because everyone knows it's impossible for a red crayon to color blue), after which the crayon's confidence and acceptance by others skyrockets. If you don't believe this book is meant to be for children about changing one's sex in childhood, read here.

Nowhere in this agenda are children to be told facts such as: if they get confused or tampered with they need to tell someone they trust, and it's quite common for children to go through stages such as boys being sissy-ish and girls being tomboy-ish and that they will quite naturally grow out of these phases. Oh no. No truth allowed.

Yes, this book about a crayon discontented with its obvious, natural self is the first book being read to many children this year, at back-to-school orientation no less. School hasn't even started yet and we have heard of kids being treated to more than one group reading of this book. And it's only one of many, which are more specific, such as Jacob's New Dress, The Sissy Duckling, Roland Humphrey is Wearing a What?, The Only Boy in Ballet Class, Annie's Plaid Shirt, Be Who You Are, Ballerino Nate, Not All Princesses Dress in Pink, Backwards Day, Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, Oliver Button is a Sissy, My Princess Boy, A Fire Engine for Ruthie, etc.

One of our questions is: who are these people whose priority (over reading, writing, and arithmetic) it is to mess with kids' core biological identities as male or female and normal sexual development? Where do they get the nerve to do such a thing? We'll tell you who they are and how they possess the temerity. They are those who have been conditioned and deceived into furthering the sexual revolution, those think themselves morally superior by their supposed inclusivity, those who are victims of unresolved child abuse themselves, those who have been unsuccessful in their own normal relationships and have become embittered and wish to recruit children into sharing their misery, those who are personally involved in homosexuality, or those who actually desire to introduce little children to risky and perverse sexuality, which is child abuse. Pick one or more or add some of your own. What other reasons could there be for interfering with children in this highly inappropriate way other than ignorance, pride, bitterness, sin, and evil?

And again, the anti-bullying excuse doesn't cut it. Most everybody gets made fun of, even cruelly, in their lives for some reason or another, and it usually has nothing to do with gender or sex. The reality of this situation is that everybody is being made to conform to a very few people's whims or disorders. When the rules are made according to exceptions, there are no more rules. C. S. Lewis called this the fatal principle. In this case, we're all supposed to ignore certain observations and facts and upend certain customs that help ensure safety and order, give of our personal resources, and even allow our little ones to be exposed and exploited, all to accommodate a very tiny demented demographic. Make no mistake, there are and will continue to be fatal repercussions in every aspect of civilization directly related to this twisted, free-sex social experiment.
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FYI, Bradly Manning, the soldier who betrayed our country bigtime, who announced he was a female trapped in a male body the day after he was charged with treason, who demanded free sex-change treatments and surgeries while in prison, had previously broken up with his boyfriend. So you see what we have here is a man having sex with men and then pretending he is a woman, what, so he can have more sex with men? Whatever. You can bet it's all unimaginably perverse. Because of a pardon from Obama, Manning got out after serving 7 years of a 35-year sentence. He was there long enough to steal our tax dollars for the travesty of pretend sex-change treatment and become a national phony hero, or rather, phony heroine. Again we say, it has been found that post treatment transgenders are 20 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.

And this glorification of all things homosex is what our elementary schools are insidiously teaching innocent, pre-pubescent children. Plato would call it downright disgusting.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Where Straight Means Hate

In the last post we talked about how all homosexualist terms such as gay, SSA, and transgender set no limits and are not about loving who you want to love, but about breaking down the barriers of human sex and sexuality. Now we're going to give more evidence and show the next step in progress: how if you insist on having traditional ideas about sex and sexuality and want only these true and right ideas taught to children, or even if you are just plain straight personally, you are a hateful bigot.

Case in point: A July 7, 2017 article in Teen Vogue magazine (printed and online), for girls 12-17, called, "Anal Sex: What You Need to Know, How to do it the right way." This is an article describing how to perform the act of sodomy as "a perfectly natural way to engage in sexual activity. Just know that it isn't weird or gross  . . ." although the writer admits, "poop is involved . . . It's not a big deal. Everybody poops." (Hello. That's why the scriptures call this act "filthy.")

The last line reads, "Anal sex and anal stimulation can be awesome, and if you want to give it a go, you do that. More power to you." We'll say this next point more than once: nowhere in the original article is there a single mention of the inordinate risks involved or of any safety measures. Later, because of pushback, the magazine updated the online article with one short paragraph warning to use condoms because "STIs are widespread and abundant."

How's that for caring about "safe sex?" You know, for kids.

An immediate outcry against this article arose on several levels and for several reasons, one being, why are adults pushing any kind of sexual activity on minors? And then, of course, what kind of perverts are pushing sodomy for kids? Make that girls. Go figure.

So there's no such thing as homosex anymore, if everybody is supposed to be doing it? Interesting, this whole gay thing started with this special same-sex attraction identity and now there's nothing special about it! The behaviors are open to everyone! It's all fluid! We hope people can finally see the true nature of this sexual movement. Anything goes.

One of the arguments in favor of this article is the old kidsaregoingtodoitanyway so we better tell them how. Really?
"How can you expect young women to not get pregnant without access to reproductive health care?" defended Phillip Pacardi, editor of Teen Vogue. What? Teaching sodomy is reproductive heath care? This guy is the editor of a girls' magazine? He goes on, "The backlash to this article is rooted in homophobia. It's also laced in arcane delusion about what it means to be a young person today." What? Arcane delusion? We know one huge difference about being a young person today is how oversexed adults with any sort of authority and power are using every opportunity to teach them sex, sex, and more sex!
"Even the CDC says that sodomy is the riskiest sexual behavior for getting and transmitting HIV," reports Elizabeth Johnson, the Activist Mommy who came out publicly against this article. The gay activist response to her was, all the more reason we have to teach them how to do it right! And yet the original article did not have one single mention of condoms or warning of disease. (Incidentally, condoms do not necessarily provide any protection.) These perverts project their own perversity onto innocent kids for reasons of their own. Trust us, kids don't like poop, so no, they weren't going to figure that one out for themselves. This is admittedly an introduction to sodomy. Kids aren't generally doing this. And perverts know it, and know they have to teach it. Remember, attitudes toward sex and sexuality are taught and learned, good or bad, right or wrong---see Plato. (Honestly, people need to crack some classics.) 

Yes, the Chicago Tribune and Vogue said those who are complaining about this article are homophobic. And yet the magazine and the article do not indicate they are for gay girls particularly. So where's the homophobia? People are just really mad the article is peddling obscenity to minors. Obviously Vogue, etc. does not believe sodomy to be obscene. Are we to assume they are finally admitting homosexuality isn't an identity: it's just about sex, sex, and more sex? If so, homophobia afflicts people who are against obscenity for children, including the peddling of sodomy; homophobia is not about being afraid of or against people. Thank you. We are homophobes then. And proud of it.

And there's that hate again. Adults are considered full of hate because they don't want other adults encouraging minors to perform perverse and very dangerous sex. Apparently they, the perverts, are the ones in charge of teaching kids about sex, not people who actually care about kids'  well being. These people are really sick.

This is called contributing to the delinquency of minors and it is against the law. It's also called distribution of obscene material to children, which is also against the law.

We're pretty sure hating this outrage is the right thing to do.
Another case in point: An online site called twitchy reported a tweet posted by "Zinnia Jones," a he-she transgender, referring to dating services. "I don't see a problem with telling straight guys who are exclusionary of transwomen partners that they should try to work through that . . . These angry declarations that they have some absolute right to not want to be with transwomen are just misplaced and inappropriate." (This shows how transgenderism is just another face of homosex.)

Yes, this is a call for mandatory transgender dating. When once homosexuality was thought of as wrong, now heterosexuality is "misplaced and inappropriate." And that is just not allowed.  Tucker Carlson commented that according to Jones, one's personal romantic dating preferences are no longer one's own and "if you are a biological man who prefers biological women, you are a bigot." In other words, a hater. 

It's not just dating services and youth magazines getting targeted. It's everywhere. This attitude is creeping into our churches as well. Remember our post that reported an LDS general authority stating over the pulpit that people who do not accept homosexuality are "incorrect and unkind." These days LDS members can be heard publicly stating their acceptance of gay marriage;our daughter heard this in her Utah Valley Relief Society meeting recently. Another LDS GA, Sharon Eubank, gave a talk at  BYU's 2017 Women's Conference, regarding "opening up the circle of sisterhood to many more kinds" and "seeing those backgrounds as valuable instead of handicaps." She provides a long list of different kinds of women that must be included, at the end saying,  "I would add . . . liberal, conservative, don't-care, immigrant, gay, converted, and unconverted."  It follows that if we don't open up the circle to abortion, illegal immigration, homosexuality, and unbelief, all to be esteemed as valuable, we're haters.

This is funny, because when you include everyone and everything as equally valuable in a church of Jesus Christ, as in "anything goes," it isn't a church of Jesus Christ anymore. What makes a church or a religion is the upholding of its specific tenets, restraints, requirements, doctrines, beliefs, and values. Otherwise, it turns into a social/cultural/humanitarian club. Might as well join the the local Elks Club or the Peace Corps. Is it too much to ask that a church of Jesus Christ remember who He is and what He died for: our sins?

Now you know. Sexual immorality welcome, traditional morality not welcome. In fact, Straight Means Hate is the new emerging battle cry. As we've said a hundred times, this movement is not about loving who you want to love. It's about upending our entire value system.  And no, they will never stop. As C. S. Lewis wrote, they will end with eating each other up.

This is where where toleration, coddling, and celebration of unlimited sex and sexuality has brought us. Now that those who worship perverse and extreme forms of sex and sexuality have gained protection and power, it's not too hard to imagine what this new tyranny could mean to those who resist. We've watched as straight people, decent people, people who love God, have been pressured and coerced into accommodating all things homosex. We've seen how unthinking people have been deceived into welcoming homosexuality into their midst. We've seen how churches, the Boy Scouts, media, public schools and universities, the military, bakers, printers, photographers, florists, friends, neighbors, fellow congregants have given in or been punished. With homosexuality being especially protected, does it not follow that heterosexuality will be demonized? Merely being straight is the new homophobia.

You think we're exaggerating? Think about this. What else has recently been demonized that was once highly respected?

Motherhood. In one generation we have watched motherhood, once the most revered of all human roles, degraded into unfulfilling drudgery; mothers who stay home and devote their young lives to their children are considered ignorant and worthless; worldly, money-making careers have taken priority over motherhood and homemaking in many women's hearts.

Manhood. Just as women earned their "right" to live like men, men became feminized. And not just effeminate. They actually pretend to become women!

Marriage. Not only are couples getting married later in life or not at all, marriage doesn't mean what it used to mean. In one generation it has gone from meaning a sacred commitment between one man and one woman into meaning anything goes: man-man, woman-woman, man-women, woman-men, women-men, and apparently whatever other combinations people dream up. As Homer Simpson advertised when he became a minister online in order to make some extra money, "I will marry any one to any thing." And anybody who stands in favor of traditional marriage is a hater and deserves to be punished. Yes, people have actually been persecuted, vandalized, suspended, fired, had contracts cancelled, and received terrorist and death threats, just for speaking out for man-woman marriage, an act now considered an intolerable form of hate.  

Having a family. When just a generation ago a man having his quiver full was the greatest of earthly blessings, we have watched having a baby become associated with dollar signs and the overpopulation myth. One result is that families have become smaller and smaller, even nonexistent. Yes, many couples now think it is actually wrong for them to reproduce. In our day how much a baby would cost was hardly a consideration. When people wanted a baby, or another baby, or another baby, they made do. Now many people having a lot of babies are having them to get welfare checks!

The power of procreation. We have watched sex acts become a casual activity void of responsibility and procreation a despised nuisance. We recently saw an ad on TV when the woman grimaced realizing she had forgotten to take her birth control pill the day before. Abortion, the legal right to destroy an unwanted baby, has become so popular that since 1973, the year we were married, 60 million unique, healthy, developing human beings have been brutally killed in the wombs of their healthy American mothers. We have watched sex, severed from reproduction and family, become the national appetite, in courts, in sales, in entertainment, in the multi-billion dollar porn industry.

Does it not follow that the next step will include pressure and coercion into participating in perverse sexuality? As Newt Gingrich said, it's a fascist movement. Sadly, many people would rather give in to a powerful movement than try to fight it, no matter how evil. Lots of people want to be on the winning side just because it's winning. We were recently watching an episode of Foyle's War in which this very thing occurred, based on true events. During World War II groups of English Nazi sympathizers/traitors arose in England hoping to position themselves to welcome the Germans, whom they believed would be the inevitable victors. Some people cannot resist jumping on the bandwagon of whatever is up-and-coming.

This may sound alarmist or exaggerated to people not paying much attention. But they need to know that this is what this brave new world looks like. Virtue is the new immorality, the new hate, the new crime. Debauchery is the new virtue, the new love, the new law. Welcome to Sodom.

The Hidden Meanings of SSA

C. S. Lewis warned that language matters. For one example, he said that calling every man a gentleman regardless of any evidence of gentlemanliness, would destroy the word gentleman. Which it most certainly has. Have you noticed how this word is now used indiscriminately, such as in reference to any drunk, escaped convict, intruder, robber, pimp, rapist, murderer, or terrorist, all of which are certainly not gentlemanly acts. It makes us wince every time. Listen, you'll hear it.

This term same-sex attraction (or same-gender attraction) is another example of language gone awry. It needs a little dissecting to understand.

For one thing, it is a new term, which should make one consider why it was invented. Whether people realize it or not, this term was fabricated in order to put the unspeakable sin of homosexual lust/sodomy in a benign light. It turns an unnatural act into something much less objectionable, much more clinical, even positive. Think about how the words same sex and attraction are in and of themselves harmless. Same sex can simply refer to people all being male or all being female, and attraction could simply mean friendship or fondness or attractiveness. And if you substitute the word gender for sex the term does not seem to refer to human sexuality at all. How is that for turning sodomy into chastity?

Homosexuality is not pure. It is about lust and corresponding perverse sex habits and acts, all of which are maladaptive and outside God's boundaries for sexual purity.

Then there is the broadness of the term same-sex attraction. This has always bothered us in the backs of our minds. Let's think about it.

If just a decade or two ago you had asked any pure-minded traditionally married person if they were opposite-sex attracted or same-sex attracted, they would have stared at you blankly. This is because people didn't use to think this way. First, they didn't think of themselves as sexual beings, as many people do now. Second, sexuality was a private matter. People kept themselves, or tried to keep themselves, sexually interested in only one person of the opposite sex: their spouse. This is what upright couples promise when they commit themselves to each other. Decent people do not go around seeking to arouse, or entertaining, romantic or sexual attraction toward anyone else; they don't think that way. And if they fall into that temptation in any degree, they recognize it and repent quickly.

Yes, you can help who you are sexually attracted to, who you love romantically and sexually. That's the understanding good married people have with each other and the world. Otherwise there would be no faithful spouses and no limit to sexual relationships.

Speaking of language, the terms love and hate have also been hijacked. In certain senses, the lovely word love has been reduced to mere sex acts. And yet it is well known that all sorts of people engage in sex without love: porn addicts, masturbators, rapists, whatever you call people who hire and pay for sex, prostitutes, actors, porn stars, even sexual abuse victims and slaves who are coerced into engaging in sex acts against their will. And the word hate is now being used to refer to anyone who believes in God and His rules for sexual morality; yes, the sexual revolution is in essence saying: Sex is love and God is hate.

Let's discuss the term SSA (which is the same as gay or homosexual or transgender). It has always bothered us for several reasons. Has anybody ever thought about what this label implies? For one thing, SSA is another way of saying homosexual lust. It is about looking at people of one's same sex with sexual lust in the mind and heart. Otherwise same-sex attraction would be mere friendship. And yet we have heard LDS people say that SSA (the Mormon kind?) is chaste or nonsexual. This is intellectually dishonest, deception, or just plain dumb. All sexual lust is of course both sexual and impure.

And there's more. The sweeping term same-sex attracted also implies no boundaries. Look at it this way. Even before a thoughtful, pure-minded person settles on one partner for life, he or she is not attracted sexually to every person of the opposite sex. That would be ridiculous. There should be only a relatively small portion of the population that would be qualified even within the opposite sex population: someone perhaps of the same approximate age, someone with similar values and goals and beliefs, someone who is pleasant to you, etc. But the term SSA makes no such distinctions, at least we've never heard any. Hence, according to the term same-sex attracted, the group one could choose from would encompass half of the world's population, which would include family members, other people's spouses, co-workers, strangers, children, anybody! And if, as is now being said, human sexuality is "fluid," make that the entire human race. As we said, no limit to sex lusts and acts.

Funny how that idea doesn't sound so strange these days. As barrier after barrier has been broken down---easy divorce, co-habitation, homosexuality, gay marriage, transgenderism, and sexualizing minors---people have become used to the idea of unlimited human sexuality. Some comfort themselves in various ways that seem to excuse the sin, such as by calling this sin a God-given "identity."

In fact, all these terms: gay, homosexual, SSA, and even the corresponding new terms straight and heterosexual, make no discrimination as to demographics and have no such understandings about fidelity attached. Why is this? Why these sweeping new sexual labels? We think it is because homosexualists/sexual revolutionaries/liberals want no such distinctions made. Even as they go about the many normal aspects of their lives, they want no sexual boundaries. They want no such roles or restraints as male, female, nature, biology, health, marriage, fidelity, mother, father, children, integrity, purity, sin, God.

As we see from the growing sexual alphabet soup (LGBTQI) and facebook's current 92 fabricated "genders," this is not about identity or love. It's about no-guilt, perverse, unlimited, in-your-face sex and sexuality.

Can we all be honest and call SSA what it really is?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Mormon Gay Doctrine Today

We recently read a lengthy online exchange between a Mormon gay steeped in Mormon gay ideology and an orthodox member and follower of SoL who still believes in sin and repentance. Here are some of our thoughts.

The Mormon gay community consists of people immersed in the gay ideology (highly facilitated by the internet) and they are trained, in spoken and unspoken ways, to engage with people like us. They're all about "dialogue." A code word. This is the way they win people over. It's a ploy. They're only nice and fair-sounding and flattering so they can engage you. They want to catch you in your words and/or persuade you toward theirs. For all their gospel-sounding talking points, they are anti-Christ. For instance, Northstar, a gay-affirming, pseudo-spiritual, Mormon group, is anti-Christ. Anti-Christs put on a respectable, benign facade, but if you pay attention you see that they resist the very idea of repentance. Like this Mormon gay said, "I don't like how you say I'm wrong." He goes on and on about how God thinks he is so wonderful. All because he's gay. This is vainglorious. This is the Mormon gay mindset.

None of us should think God is so extremely pleased with us as is. His perfect love is separate from our minds and hearts and performances. And we're supposed to be giving Him all the credit, not take it upon ourselves. For all we can do, we're dust. We need a Savior. That's why God sent His Son. This humility and admission and reliance on Christ alone for salvation makes us into new creatures. Our outspoken Mormon gay obviously doesn't get any of this, or if he does he applies it to others and not to himself. He is highly narcissistic and egocentric. He has made God over into what other gays told him He is and what he wants Him to be. And not only God but the purposes of this life and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

It was easy to see that these two, the new Mormon gay and the orthodox LDS, are on completely different wavelengths. As our spokesman said, there is no scriptural foundation for this new gay doctrine. Sadly, a lot of this convenient worldliness comes from church. All the flattery and humanism, all the emphasis on self-esteem and human relations, all the sophistries of men, all the programs about just loving and serving each other in strictly temporal ways (rather than loving and serving God according to His will), all this coming from within the church has opened this door to acceptance of all things LGBTQ.

This self-proclaimed gay man insists that he was not abused, does not use pornography and does not act out homosexually in any way. Well, we don't believe him. Gay activists are not afraid of lying and are coached at it. And another thing, how does he define these terms? For instance, we say the way the world is promoting homosexuality as normal and healthful and courageous is a form of sexual abuse and an exploitation and pornographic perversion of the human sexual instinct. So in that sense, we're all being abused and exposed to porn. The young and impressionable may react to this unprecedented cultural development, apart from anything else, and adopt homosexuality. Many are.
George Eliot wrote, "there is no creature whose inward being is so strong that it is not greatly determined by what lies outside it."

Yes, the root of homosexualism can be just that simple: the wildly pro-gay culture. That's how attractive all things LGBTQ have been made to look, and how sponge-like human beings can be. It is also extremely unjust and wicked how children and youth are now being exposed and abused in this way. You'd think everyone could agree at least on the protection of children, but they don't.

In addition, there are many ways to act out homosexually these days, one being publicly self-identifying as gay. There's also chat rooms and phone sex and cruising, there's reading and writing about homosex, fantasizing, talking, browsing, and blogging, gay activism, and plenty of stuff most people can't even imagine. It has been rightly said that anything you do that gives expression to your same-sex sexual attraction is a form of acting on it. Even if this outspoken gay man's hands are clean, his soul has been fouled. (That's from Euripides.) Shouldn't everyone who says they care about eternal salvation care about souls that are fouled?

Besides, surely he knows that his proclivities lead to some very bad and harmful and sinful physical acts. And if he's all for gayness, he has to be for these acts even if he isn't doing or hasn't done them himself, which we doubt. We didn't hear him denouncing any of these physical acts. We notice these activists never denounce these acts, and this is because they want to promote the behaviors as well as the identity. That is the end-game for promoting homosexuality as an identity. What else could it be? You only advance something in theory if you want it accepted in practice. Why else? There is no other reason. Darwin promoted his theory so everyone would believe him and act accordingly. No matter what they pretend, they are all about the church eventually completely officially giving in. This has been Mormon gay activism's goal for decades, and many are now admitting it, such as can be seen on the Mormons Building Bridges site on facebook.

Wholesale acceptance of any and all things homosex is already happening on a local scale. We have reported many incidents of this kind on this blog, such as the formation of Mormon pro-gay associations and groups, visiting teachers advocating for lesbianism, gay advocacy and coming out in church meetings, open gays called to leadership and teaching positions, and visiting GAs standing for homosexuality and against those who disapprove. And there are tons more.

One point that wasn't emphasized quite enough for us during this exchange, although it was said in different words, is that sexuality is learned. And then whatever sexuality is learned, is nurtured. What has the world around this person taught him? It is teaching that sex is the ultimate individual pleasure. It is teaching that homosexuality is normal and inborn and difficult if not impossible to change--even the church is now teaching this! Like our spokesman said, the gay guy, Mormon or not, got his ideas and thought patterns from somewhere and we don't have to look far. He also rightly pointed out that it doesn't really matter where the ideas came from; what matters is that they are wrong and harmful and can and should be resisted and corrected.

Gay is ingrained in mainstream media now. All impressionable young people can be susceptible, given the perfect storm. Just a PG gay-promoting movie, or a young person's certain nonsexual interests that have been stereotyped as homosexual, plus some regular old hormones could plant the idea in a 13-year-old's mind, and normal curiosity about sex could make it grow. In addition, adolescents are naturally self-centered and overthink everything. And let's not overlook the natural affinity pre and early teens display toward their same sex, along with a shyness or mystery toward the opposite sex and all the taboos there. It's also very cool and avant-garde to come out as gay right now--in Mormon culture, as in the world. Everybody eats it up. And if there's a little opposition, so much the better---you get more attention. And that's just the tip of the ice berg as to why people go gay.

There should be no mystery as to how typically impressionable kids can quite easily get these ideas today, and how these ideas are rapidly cemented. No wonder our gay activist thinks how he does, even without physical experimentation. Like Jeff Robinson said, he asks his clients if they thought they would be gay if not for the gay-affirming environment they grew up in. And they say no! The world is a lot different now than when we dealt with this 15 years ago.  It's in the very air kids breathe. Gay is a perfectly acceptable alternative identity, even courageous and to be celebrated! We thought it was revealing how this gay guy apparently thinks sexuality is the only or most important way a person can identity himself. Wow. If that's not oversexed we don't know what is. Our culture today worships sex and sexuality. It is used to sell things.

And also, homosexuality is pornographic in nature. We're glad our SoL guy pointed out that attractiveness just is and shouldn't be at all sexualized (except between engaged or married people). When this gay guy sexualizes other males, even from afar, which he admits he does, he is making porn in his head. It's called a dirty mind. You don't need internet porn to do it. We didn't hear him say any of this was wrong. It's incredible how many people in the church today (yes, they have told us themselves) think it's perfectly all right to entertain romantic feelings toward any and everybody, i.e. it's okay to lust. Or they deny that Mormon gays are capable of lust! And yet sex is the essence of homosexuality! As Paul Mero put it, "there is no homo without the sex."

To summarize, the new Mormon gay doctrine, although under the radar, appears to be this:

I am who I identify myself as: homosexual. God isn't changing me and is very pleased with the way I am. In fact, this is how He wants me to be. I alone decide what acting out homosexually comprises.  Participation in homosexual behaviors and the inherent dangers must be whitewashed and even lied about in order to get everyone to gradually accept homosexualism completely. Until then, we must push the ideas that gay is an innate identity, sexual lust is not a sin, and repentance is not necessary. It's wrong to tell gays they are wrong in any way. Every homosexualist's job is to win people over to this enlightened new doctrine. 

Even a cursory comparison of the above to the scriptures, or even to things church leaders have said within the last few years, illuminates the self-indulgent, presumptuous, irreligious, blasphemous, and heretical nature of these ideas. Correct us, please, if we are wrong and have completely misjudged this movement.

There is actually nothing new about this sort of thing. In every era there are human beings who try to revolutionize society in every aspect to fit their radical notions. Rouseau tried it, Darwin tried it, Marx tried it, to name a few, and all of their doctrines and theories have failed to stand the tests of evidence or time or science or economics, and have proven to be greatly destructive. How destructive is the wholesale acceptance of homosexuality? Marcus Aurelius said, "What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee." Yes, if all humanity is gay, no more humanity. Gay is therefore not good for anyone.

But the sexual revolution is only a symptom and one of many tactics being exploited to push the secular humanist, anti-God, anti-Christ revolution happening today. Mormon gays, doubtfully clean hands notwithstanding, and their supporters, need to know they are pawns in a very bad scheme.

For purposes of this post, suffice it to say that Mormon gays (along with gays of all religions) are attempting to make God over into what the world's homosexualists have told him He is, and what they themselves want God to be. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

You Asked For It, Jordan

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Living in Occupied Territory

The world changing doesn't mean it's changing for the better. Big shifts in a people's behaviors and ideas and values may be for the better---or for the worse. As C. S, Lewis wrote, when these shifts are based on the whims of men, and not on God's ageless rules and principles, the "new morality" is arbitrary and usually nonbenevolent toward humankind. Anyone with a cursory knowledge of human history knows that. 

We like Matt Walsh's phrase used to describe traditional, God-loving people trying to carry on in society today: We are living in occupied territory. No, we are not hemmed in and physically brutalized or carted off by uniformed men with guns and tanks. So far it's a war of principalities and powers, an attempt at a toxic, tyrannical takeover of the human mind and what it knows to be wise and right. Amid all of today's technology and convenience and ease and pleasure and entitlement, or perhaps partly because of those luxuries, a great swath of society has become an inhumane, anti-Christ dystopia where self-will and sexual licentiousness are respected above all else. Human posterity is despised and the sexual instinct whereby humanity reproduces is corrupted and exploited beyond recognition or sanity. George Orwell said that societies must insist on strict rules for sexual morality as the price of civilization. Civilization as we know it has been forfeited. Barbarians, wolves in sheep's clothing, have taken over.

What does this look like?

Unborn babies, conceived by free will, are brutally destroyed in their own mothers' wombs by the multi-millions. The purpose of the God-given human sex drive, to reproduce and make families, once modeled and treated so tenderly and respectfully, and carefully kept within strict bounds, is prostituted. Young people, even children, are targeted by those in power and authority, objectified sexually, and encouraged to experiment with any and all variations of sexual behavior and opposite-sex role playing. And the two sexes, male and female, are disguised beyond recognition in 92 (and counting) incomprehensible, bizarre, and outrageous invented costumes,where they are paraded in the public city streets.

What this means is that the current new regime---a society that, no matter what pious-sounding words are used, most certainly worships itself rather than God, that makes up its own rules based on the worst in human nature and the whims and fads of the moment, that cares more about being popular with each other and gratified in this world, all developments of which are definitely nonbenevolent toward mankind---has, for all intents and purposes, taken over the land. And this is no passive movement.

Those who hold fast to God, truth, reality, goodness, and health, are now The Opposition, Enemies of the State. Based on their supposedly protected religious and moral beliefs, they are ignored, censored, called names, shunned, demonized, sued, punished, fined, and jailed. They cannot be tolerated. They must be intimidated, even forced, to keep quiet, to be persuaded, and to comply. An accurate name for this is fascism.

When true principles are cast off in favor of such arbitrary whims as we've seen take root and malevolently proliferate today, what happens it that evil is called good and good is gossiped about as the worst kind of evil. Is it any wonder that sodomy--sterile, maladaptive, and pathological---is the new intercourse, the words mother and father are being stricken from public forums, homosexuality is preached from pulpits, couples who don't support homosexuality are being told they cannot be foster parents while homosexuals are free to foster and adopt children into the homosexual model, men pose as women and women as men, people have doctors mangle their healthy bodies to try to match their tortured minds, and doctors, who wish to save lives, are being coerced to perform or recommend the murder of unborn babies, or lose their licenses?

Those who value freedom, family, God, and religion, who know by education and experience that traditional morality has proven a safe and beneficial guideline for the human race, must retreat underground. George Orwell also said, "In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act." We are revolutionaries. We are the resistance. We speak and write the truth and print it however we can, come what may. In barbaric Nazi-occupied Europe this was called samizdat, clandestine copying and distribution of literature banned by the state, literally meaning "I self-publish."

But the resistance is small. Most people have shut their eyes, ears, and mouths quite voluntarily.  They are too used to following blindly, too afraid to find out they have been led astray, to sheepish to question the powers that be, in a state of denial that they have been let down by those they trust, too invested in this world. They have put their trust in human beings rather than God.

Strange to say, many people actually think this world here is heaven, rather than what it really is: the telestial kingdom or hell, or at least hell-like in many ways. (See C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man) We're being tested. We're supposed to be learning. We're choosing whom we will follow, Christ or Satan, and where we want to spend eternity.

Everybody needs to take Blaise Pascal's famous wager. Which will you wager on: God or no God? If you wager there is no God, and consequently live a prideful/depraved life, and then it turns out there is no God, you'll go to oblivion and never know the difference. You wagered your life and ended up with absolutely nothing. But if you wager there is a God and live accordingly, you gain everything. Pascal says that only a moron would bet his life on ending up with nothing when he could bet his life on ending up with everything.

But alas, our occupied territory is Godless, as fascist occupied territories before it have been. If God is mentioned, He is made over into whatever this or that human being wants him to be. Even many who pose as Christian turn out to be gushy admirers of Jesus the man, but not true and humble followers of our essential divine Redeemer. Still, in every regime there are always revolutionaries, underground if need be. In this case, they are those who will carry on as best they can to keep the faith and truly love their neighbor by raising a warning voice and declaring the unpopular truth in any way they can.