FOR THIS REASON GOD GAVE THEM UP TO VILE PASSIONS

An Email Alert

Recently I got an email from a friend pointing me at this link => Urge President Trump to pull LGBT activist nomination. Curious, I did a little investigating. That link is on the American Family Association (AFA)‘s web site. Stopping Chai Feldlbum from serving as the Commissioner of the EEOC is their cause at the moment.

Who is Chai Feldlbum? Well, she is someone Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah does not think should be on the EEOC. Trump nominates architect of Obama LGBT policy for another EEOC term provides some background on Feldblum. What is confusing is trying to figure out why Trump renominated Feldblum.

What is the EEOC?

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. (continued here (eeoc.gov))

What is the problem with the EEOC? As we have discovered in recent years, what the Constitution says does not matter as much as our diligence in electing people who will seriously support and defend our God-given rights. When we elect people who think their personal desires trump our God-given rights, what the Constitution actually says doesn’t much matter. Therefore, when we put radical sexual “rights” activists on bodies like the EEOC, we risk losing our right to follow the dictates of our conscience. That’s why we need people like  Sen. Mike Lee of Utah to fight the confirmation of radicals like Feldblum.

Consider the difference between gender and sex. Gender is an ephemeral social construct whereas sex is a plainly observable fact of biology.  LGBTQ activists insist that everyone must accept their gender choice — what they imagine themselves to be — as some sort of “right” regardless of their actual sex, and Feldblum supports these sorts of “rights”.

The Broader Picture

Are you a Christian? What is your reaction when you read Romans 1:18-32? Because I came so close to being indifferent to God, by professing myself to be wise (Romans 1:22), I am appalled. What if God had completely given me up? Fortunately, God did not give me up. I read the Bible, and I believed the Good Book.

What did I escape? Idol worship. We live in an era defined by a revival of Paganism. As in ancient times, we have changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man. However, instead of worshipping birds and four-footed animals and creeping things — appealing to idols made of wood, stone, and metal to give us stuff, pleasure us with sex, make us powerful through the state, and to elevate our self — we directly idolize our stuff, worship sex, adore the state, and esteem our self above all.

How does anyone justify calling the new Paganism wise? I am not certain of Chai Feldlbum‘s excuse or religious beliefs. I just know that the new pagans point to science, the latest iteration of the wisdom of man.

Supposedly, unlike the wisdom of God, the “logic” of science is irrefutable. Since scientists cannot detect God, He must not exist. So we get to decide what is right and what is wrong. Wonderful! Right? No. The “logic” of that proposition is actually so absurd it is funny anyone believes it. God is the Creator. Because He existed before Creation, He is not His Creation. Because we developed science to study to Creation, we cannot use the tools of science to directly study God. We can only use science logically infer the existence of God and the nature of God from what we know of His Creation.

When people point to scientific facts to justify their religious beliefs or their moral behavior, they are using smoke and mirrors to distract us from an inconvenient truth. They have no logical basis for discerning good from evil. They just want what they want. Why then are we suppose to accept what they want over the dictates of our own consciences?

Is the Bible true? Does God exist? Those of us who believe that God exists and the Bible is His Word don’t point to science. We point to logic and reason sustained by faith. We don’t demand you agree, but we will not deny our belief in God just because someone is silly enough to call it unscientific.

Luke 9:23-27 New King James Version (NKJV)

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross [a]daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? 26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.”

23 thoughts on “FOR THIS REASON GOD GAVE THEM UP TO VILE PASSIONS

  1. Tom, you questioned,

    “What is confusing is trying to figure out why Trump renominated Feldblum.”

    My guess is Trump decided he has enough nonsense problems to deal with after Obama’s term, that this one was not worth his time.

    Kinda similar to this ancient advice.

    “Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings”. (Proverb 31:3)

    Regards and good will blogging.

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    1. @Scatterwisdom

      You may be right. Trump may not consider the EEOC that important. His judicial picks will help to restrain it. Nevertheless, because such commissions can call upon public resources to back up their decisions, they can cause severe problems for the folks in their crosshairs.

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    1. @bottomlesscoffee007

      Voluntary segregation works? I expect that observation would infuriate the Liberal Democrat horde. Unfortunately, the term “segregation” is loaded with racist connotations.

      There is a more appropriate way of putting it that those who run the mass media and our public education system work to obscure. We have the right to associate with whoever we choose, and we have the right to refuse to associate with whoever we choose. That’s actually implied by the First Amendment.

      When we form voluntary associations, we do so for a purpose. Churches, charities, companies, and political parties are the most common types of associations. These all tend to be somewhat exclusive. Only busybodies who think they have to have their boot on everyone’s else’s neck object in principle to voluntary associations. That includes Nazis, Communists and various other folks with an authoritarian bent.

      Can the right to form voluntary associations be abused? Any right can be abused. However, the right of free association provides within itself a punishment when it is abused. Voluntary associations who use irrational criteria to discriminate in the choice of members, donors, and customers foolishly suffer unnecessary human and material resource losses.

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      1. @Citizen Tom

        It’s quite obvious that your command of the English language and expert articulation is far superior to mine.

        Alls I’m sayin is there is no problem with voluntary segregation. If someone wants to discriminate against me for a job, I probably don’t want to work there in the first place, it would more than likely be a toxic environment. If someone doesn’t want to bake me a cake or serve me food, it’s probably better if I don’t give them my money to spit in my food or worse. If I am not welcome, why would I be so narcissistic to demand that they accept me?

        The EEOC, civil rights, and every other piece of legislation and regulation that controls my most basic behaviors and beliefs is what causes this division. There is no problem with discrimination, it’s human nature. Forcing us to be together is what is wrong.

        Allow schools to discriminate as long as they are private institutions. Allow people and businesses to discriminate.

        Give people the ability to make their own choices and magically everything works out. There is more order in chaos than there is in policy, regulation or law.

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          1. @marmoewp

            That was a predicable response. Sigh! When are people going to get over their Utopian notions? When are you going to realize that the wrongful excesses of government are far more detrimental to the People that individual idiots behaving like idiots?

            A free society is a messy place. It is full of these obnoxious human beings. How do we know they are obnoxious? Some dimwit busybodies have allowed them the right to run their lives and make BAD decisions. Why? The alternative is allowing dimwit busybodies the right to confiscate the property of “bigots” throw the “bigots” — the enemy of the People, supposedly — into reeducation and death camps.

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          2. bottomlesscoffee007 argued that civil rights acts are the CAUSE of division of society. I am just reminding the two of you, just how well society worked in the South during Jim Crow. People could have their white’s only shops, and if the merchants of a town decided not to deal with blacks, hey those can go whereever they want. Nobody is forcing them to stay in the town where they were born, after all. They haven’t got the money to move? Their fault.

            Being gay or being black, neither of these is a choice an individual takes. You either are or you are not.

            @bottomlesscoffee007
            I do treat individuals differently, based on their individual behaviour. I try not to discriminate against people based on their race or sexual orientation. I also try, not to hold it against people, when they play games on words, rather than actually argue their point. I often fail in the latter respect.

            @Tom
            I am confused by your writings. I’ll try to sum it up: To you, the Democrats are the real racists, as the Dixiecrats opposed the Civil Rights acts; however, the Northern Republicans were wrong in helping the Northern Democrats to pass the Civil Rights acts, because the Civil Rights acts infringe on the god-given rights of majorities to discriminate against minorities? Does that about sum up your position?

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          3. @marmoewp

            I don’t trust government, not even one led by Republicans, because government has a lousy track record. Throughout history, including today, most of humanity has been in the vise grip of authoritarian regimes, and about half of the human race has suffered under some sort of enslavement by the other half.

            Since Liberal Democrats make a practice of trying to institute government policies that are designed to discriminate in favor of the various identity groups, their specially protected constituencies, the behaviour of Liberal Democrats meets the definition of bias and therefore bigotry. Well intentioned or not, discrimination based upon race, sex, and creed is a risky practice. When discrimination is obviously being done to favor one group at the expense of another, it is wrong regardless of the supposedly good intentions.

            So here I am being castigated for what I think is a weird reason. I think the constitutional republic the founders of the United States established is just about as close to a perfect government as any people could have. You, on the other hand, think we need more government to force private organizations and individuals to associate with and do business with people they would rather avoid. When private organizations and individuals who wrongfully discriminate are hurting themselves more than anyone else, why do we need to trust politicians with more power to stop such people from being stupid? When do you think our leaders will have enough power? Is it when none of us except the Dear Leader is able to think for himself and make really nasty mistakes, like having people murdered for protesting?

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  2. Yep Paganism…the “new paganism”—I touched on the very thought yesterday when I examined what was, or so I thought, an innocent children’s PBS cartoon—that instead of little dinos celebrating Christmas or Chanukah, they were celebrating The Winter Solstice….ahhh…fun times.

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        1. @Julie

          Hard to fathom that mindset? That’s because you and I are Right-wing Christian extremists. 😉

          That is the funny thing. Progressive liberals don’t see themselves as radical, just right. They don’t even see themselves as ideological, just pragmatic. You and I are just ignorant, selfish and mean spirited ideologues in their world view.

          Consider where the Communists got this idea of reeducation camps. As members of the proletariat, we would think correctly if we were taught correctly.

          The Christian, on the other hand, understands we live in a fallen world. If anyone thinks and behaves as they should, they should be thankful for the grace of God.

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          1. Yes, us ignorant deplorables who are members of the One True Faith, will have, what I imagine to be the last laugh…but we will be more gracious than to actually laugh…we will instead feel sorrow for those who remain lost…arrogantly lost.

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  3. Why do we even HAVE an EEOC? I don’t remember voting for anything like that…

    Equal Employment Opportunity is a mythological idea, like unicorns or pixies. There is literally NO WAY to provide employment without consideration of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information. And what even is “genetic information” and how would anyone have access to it????

    EEOC is just another smidgen of totalitarianism here in the good ol’ US of A.

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    1. @John

      Don’t entirely agree.
      For the most part race, sex, and creed should not affect hiring decisions, but I agree with your basic assertion. To some extent we cannot avoid considerations of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. That is actually part of what makes the EEOC a problem. Instead of minimizing such considerations, the EEOC makes an issue of them.

      The EEOC might make some sense for civil service jobs. It might even make sense for the contractors the government hires, but the fact it sticks it nose into private companies doesn’t square with the Constitution.

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      1. You think the EEOC is going to look at contractors for the government without considering the fact that one of them is a white dude from Minnesota and the other is a black, trans-woman from Chicago?

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        1. @John

          Not likely. That is what I was getting at here.

          That is actually part of what makes the EEOC a problem. Instead of minimizing such considerations, the EEOC makes an issue of them.

          Liberal Democrats think that the best way to fight inappropriate discrimination, bigotry, is with “virtuous” bigotry. I wish they could see the stupidity of that.

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