Liberal Democrats are out of the closet now. If we cannot recognize the absurdity of what these people want — if it is too late — may God find it in His heart to correct us rather than allow us to destroy ourselves.
Am I guilty of hyperbole? I wish. Here is a starkly graphic example, The Truth About Hate by Tricia. It begins thus:
This has got to be the dumbest piece of news I’ve heard all month, perhaps even all year and that’s really saying a lot. A faith based women’s shelter in Alaska called Downtown Hope Center is currently embroiled in a nasty battle with a city agency over a discrimination complaint filed against the shelter for refusing to take in a biological man who identifies as a woman.
Timothy Coyle, who now goes by Samantha, had been ejected from a nearby homeless shelter for fighting before showing up drunk and wounded at the Hope Center’s door. He was denied admittance, but was provided cab fare and sent to the ER for treatment. When he came back the next day and again was turned away, he filed a complaint with the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, claiming he is female and transgender and so belongs to a protected class that the Hope Center discriminated against by refusing to let him stay there. (continued here)
In the recent past people would have drawn the obvious conclusion. Timothy Coyle has mental problems, and he needs help from psychiatrists. He does not need help persecuting abused women. Yet that is the kind of help some people would give him. Why? Here is the comment I left at ‘s post.
Citizen Tom says:
Here is where I think the trouble began.
For some time now, most folks have accepted transgender people and their wish to change genders. While it’s probably impossible for outsiders to fully understand why a person would do this, most of us generally don’t like to see others suffer and are fine with people changing their sex if it offers some relief. (from here)
Empathy cannot change the reality of pain. We have to deal with the situation as it is.
In the past society did not humor the fantasies of such people. Was that a problem? Did some bullies bully the sexually confused? Yes, but we cannot just wake up one morning and find we have changed our sex. That only works in the movies. When people demand that everyone else must adopt their fantasies, they have to violate the rights of others to enforce their demands, and that is the problem you have described.
When people argue for the alphabet soup of LGBTQ rights, they are just demanding that we all participate in LGBTQ orgies. It is like a teenager who wants everyone else to smoke because he smokes. He wants to remove his shame by causing everyone else to sin. How does that doesn’t work? It just makes what was one person’s sin everyone’s sin.
Sexual sin is just one kind of sin. Even if we are sexually straight, we all sin, and none of us want others to judge our sins. Therefore, any of us can empathize with the sexually confused. Because we don’t want others to judge our sins, there is a passage from the Bible we all love to quote.
Matthew 7:1-5 New King James Version (NKJV)
Do Not Judge
7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Does this passage mean we should not judge others? That is the way we may wish to interpret it, but that is not what Matthew 7:1-5 says. What that passage says is that we should judge others as we would like others to judge us. Instead of judging our neighbor’s soul, we should judge his behavior, and we should help each other to improve our behavior. This is a humbling lesson in humility, and it is a brutal application of the Golden Rule. In addition to holding others accountable, “I” must allow others to hold me accountable.
Dear reader, do you still doubt that we are not required to judge others? Then consider the next verse.
Matthew 7:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.
Unless we do judge other people, how do we obey Jesus’ injunction to refuse to give what is holy to dogs and to refuse to cast pearls before swine. How do back away from the dangers posed by unrepentant and shameless sinners? How do we protect each other from the depredations of the dogs and the swine among us? How do we keep ourselves from becoming a dog or a swine?
When another judges me, should I listen and pray to know the truth?
Psalm 139:23-24 New King James Version (NKJV)
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.