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 illness 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 sexual thrills and rebellion and misery and dead ends.  Reynolds has the temerity to proclaim that it's hurtful to teach kids about sin. Sounds anti-Christ, doesn't he? Anti-Christs preach that there is no sin and no repentance necessary. To top it off 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 sex and sexuality to all ages. That includes the 70 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 deception, exploitation, shaky human relations, and vaporous immediate temporal felt needs. 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 admiration, influence, and authority.Now THAT'S what leads to suicide and every other kind of death.

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?Yep, that's what he said.

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, unconditionally 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 will 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 scrambling attempt to find some explanation for the Church's official volunteered endorsement of this horrendous 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 a person's sex, male or female. 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.