Two stories I’ve covered in the last two days have left me with a deeply uneasy feeling.
Yesterday, we had the Texas jury ordering a father to allow his wife to “transition” his 7-year-old son into a simulacrum of a girl, by means of puberty-blocking drugs and female hormones (https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-jury-rules-against-dad-trying-to-save-his-7-year-old-from-gender-transition). And today, it’s a British court ruling that the Bible is “incompatible with human dignity” and condemning “lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism” (https://leeduigon.com/2019/10/23/uk-court-finds-bible-incompatible-with-human-dignity/).
The father in Texas has been ordered to “affirm” that his son is a “girl.” In both cases we have a court dictating to someone what he must say and what he must believe.
Free speech, anyone? “You’ll say what we tell you to say, or else.” Free exercise of religion? “You will believe what we tell you to believe: and you will not believe what we forbid you to believe.”
And I can’t stop thinking, “What next? What are they going to demand of us next?”
I don’t know. It’s waiting for the other shoe to drop. No, it’s worse than that, because the wearer of those shoes seems to be a centipede, with lots and lots of shoes to drop.
The whole power class of the Western world–left-wing politicians, left-wing judges and juries, all the big banks, Hollywood, the nooze media, the colleges and looniversities, the public schools–has gone totally gaga for “transgender.” I don’t know why. What are we supposed to get out of this?
It’s a delusion, it’s a lie, it’s psychosis on a scale the world has never seen before. And it’s profoundly evil–a full-scale revolt against God and His created order, from which we might contract a spiritual pollution.
Where are they going to stop? Will we all be required to “affirm” this lunacy? Will they shut down our churches–don’t laugh: Beto the presidential candidate has already called for this–unless the churches “affirm” sexual confusion and depravity?
We think our Constitution will protect us. Well, Magna Carta doesn’t seem to be protecting anyone in England. Documents of law have no force at all when those who are charged with executing the law simply choose to ignore it.
Psalm 11 asks, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The answer is, “Not much.” But the psalm tells us that there is very much the Lord Himself can do.
Because we have free will, evil empires rise: men and women build them, so that they might prey on others. Because the earth is the Lord’s, no evil empire has ever escaped His judgment. History is heaped high with their wreckage.
The Lord is our defense. Pray harder, sing louder, and proclaim the truth.
And Jesu defend us.