Monday, April 30, 2018

See Something LGBT? Say Something.

In the space of one week one of our daughters has reported two in-your-face, totally out-of-place LGBT propaganda sightings in the course of her Utah Valley family life.

The first was at ninth grade orientation: a booth set up in the school manned by two girls with boyish haircuts. (The world we now live in says how you do your hair is meant to show the world the kind of perverse sexual behavior you prefer. Yes, that is what LGBT means.) The other was at church. It occurred at a big Mormon stake conference where one of the carefully-chosen speakers was a divorced mother of a transgender child who proceeded to normalize the child's condition, puff herself up, and lionize her stake president for his amazing "ministering" abilities. (Oh, so that is what this new ministering thing is about? Apparently that is how some people are taking it.)

What do you do when you are living in occupied territory, when your kids, whose characters and developing sexuality you are trying to form and guide correctly, are exposed by the most trusted authority figures and authoritative institutions in their world to lies and anarchy and evil posing as truth and order and goodness?

Well, our daughter is lodging  a complaint at the school, the school which is funded by her tax dollars. Perverse and dangerous sexual behaviors are being promoted to ninth graders, sans warnings. And that isn't safe for anybody. It amounts to contributing to the delinquency of minors, which is apparently legal nowadays. And you can bet this idea did not originate with the kids. Adults, with various purposes, are always behind these sorts of things, planning, encouraging, recruiting, carrying out. We call this child sexual abuse. To put it more mildly, school is not for sexualizing kids. It's for basic education, the old three R's.  Alas, so-called progressivism has taken over these institutions for the misguided utopianistic purposes of social experimentation.  

As for the Sunday meeting, our daughter gathered up her family and walked out of the building, stormed into our house (we live nearby), teenagers in tow, and burst into tears.

"I can't trust anything anymore!" she sobbed.

Image result for cedar hills stake centerOur son, who lives in the same stake walked out of the meeting, too, with this family. They will both be lodging a complaint with the powers that be, and will continue to walk out of meetings that turn out to be pulpits for gay propaganda---which is actually another name for anti-Christ---if there is no sin there is no punishment and no God and no Christ. Doesn't anybody read the scriptures anymore? If only everyone, or at least a huge chunk, would simply see what is going on in such meetings, stand up, and walk out. It's one way of saying something.That would certainly send a message. And as far as we know church members don't get disciplined for excusing themselves from meetings. Yet.

How unfair that this new sexual ideology (actually a sin as old as mankind), which is completely opposite to scripture, doctrine, biology, reality, and health, and even the opposite of recent and continued commonly-held values and ecclesiastical teachings, is being forced on people in trusted family settings! We bet 90 % of the people in those settings are rightly shocked by and opposed to the normalization of homosexuality and child homosexualization in school and church. And yet the administrators take it upon themselves to offend, even terrorize, and attempt to brainwash, everybody! What brashness has the human heart! How far will it push? (Euripides)

Those who surrender on one issue tend to surrender on others as well. That which is encouraged will increase. All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. The triumph of sin comes with our failure to perceive it. Failing to stop evil leads to more evil. In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Every uncorrected error and unrepented sin is, in its own right, a fountain of fresh error and fresh sin flowing on to the end of time. Redemption is meaningless unless there is cause for it in the actual life we live. These are only a few quotes off the tops of our heads from some of the wisest human beings who ever lived. 

We are living in enemy-occupied territory, as C. S. Lewis put it. Sacred trusts are being betrayed, which amounts to spiritual terrorism. It is a battle against principalities and powers. Hell is empty and all the devils are here, wrote Shakespeare in The Tempest. Of course the tide could always be turned by repentance, by a return to Christ. In the meantime, we will continue to teach those in our circle of influence God's truth. And if we see something, we will say something when possible. Or at least walk out.