A friend’s daughter has gone the route of transgenderism. She claims to be a male.
Her transition began long ago with her wearing pants and shirts, never skirted apparel. Following puberty, she bound her breasts tightly to disguise them as much as is possible. She wore her hair very short, though it was always styled attractively.
When she turned 18 and was considered an adult, she went even farther. She had bilateral mastectomies and began taking testosterone to induce masculinization of her body features. She is determined to be a man!
In today’s confused society did no one counsel this young woman about accepting her female gender as a gift from God? Did no one explain the downward spiral her life and body will take as she pursues surgeries and chemical therapy to revoke her femininity?
Perhaps someone tried to help her, but did no one tell her that what she is doing to her body is irreversible? Without breasts she will never nurse an infant if she regrets her decision down the road? Worse yet, the long-term risks of a female taking testosterone include infertility, sexual dysfunction, a cardiac event, endometrial cancer, vaginal and uterine atrophy, and frequent urinary tract infections. Didn’t anyone warn her?
How many similar cases occur in the US today? A whole generation of young women is being inundated with propaganda that makes gender identity as a male a way to join the ‘in’ crowd. It starts as a fad—and who doesn’t remember being a teenager and adopting a fad? It’s something kids do as they transition to adulthood.
But transgenderism isn’t a simple fad. Giggly girls are led to mutilate their bodies as well as their minds. It ruins their futures without relieving their anxieties and emotional desire for belonging.
Our society is taking the minds and hearts of our precious youth and adulterating them! Their lives will be ruined forever!
From whence comes this confusion? Recall in the ‘60s America banned prayer and Bible reading in the schools. Truth originates in God and without His word as a standard, our society is paying the price with confusion and its outcomes. Good has become bad and bad has become good! Our kids are paying the price for wrong decisions of past generations.
Their only shield is the truth found in the Bible and personal faith in Jesus Christ. Who will commit to making those truths known to a generation floundering in deception? A generation past made awful decisions to exclude God from our society. Who will stand for Him now and rescue our kids, victims of our past? It’s up to us! Are we willing? You are part of that answer.
— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance
In Part 1, we considered examples of political correctness. In Part 2, we looked at the importance of the proper instruction of our young people. In Part 3 we examined the meaning of political correctness. In Part 4 we consider the role political correctness has in enabling us to sin.
What is the topic of this post?
What Is The Character Of Those Who Promote Political Correctness?
Before we talk about the character of those who promote political correctness, let’s step back for a moment.
In Part 3, we defined political correctness as a method of demonizing our opponents. Effectively, we use poltical correctness as “debate” technique. We insist that everyone use the “correct” words, and we shame them if they refuse. That leaves our opponents an awkward choice: reject our attempt to shame them into silence, argue their case using politically correct language that renders their argument into gobbledygook, or just give up.
In Part 4, we observed that political correctness is a sin. That is because political correctness is method of demonizing opponents. When we demonize our opponents, we lie about them, and lying is a sin. We also observed that political correctness is method we use to help us believe the lies we tell about our opponents. That is important because in order to sin we must first believe a lie.
Here we will consider the character the of people who use the technique of political correctness as a form of “argument.” What makes these people different from the rest of us? Well, as we hinted in the last post in this series, the politically correct and the politically incorrect are not very different from each other. All of us are sinners. All of us have the capacity to lie about and demonize our opponents, but some of us do so more readily and vigorously than others. Why? That is the focus of this post.
The answer? What we believe makes a difference, and we have different beliefs about God. Some of us don’t believe in God. Some of us are pantheists. Some of us believe in Allah. Some of us believe in an independent, infinite, and personal God. And so forth. However, because of the public school system, and because of our nation’s largely Christian heritage, most of us are either secular or Chistian.
How has this difference in belief — this split between secular and Christian — created a great and growing rift in belief among Americans? Depending upon our attitude towards the nature of God, we will humble ourselves and obey God differently. We will strive to adopt the viewpoint of the One we call God.
If we do not believe in the God of the Bible, then we will pursue that which we value the most as our “savior:” sex, stuff, science, state, and/or self. In effect we will become the only God we have; we will do what seems right in our own eyes.
If we believe in the God of the Bible, we will strive to obey Him, and we will seek to learn what is right in His eyes.
So it is that because many of us are “secular,” and many of us put our belief and trust in the God of the Bible, and we have separated into groups with secular and the Biblical world views.
We do not even view each other the same way. The secular view other people as either their superiors or their inferiors. The biblical view other people as being like themselves, made in the image of God.
What is the consequence of this difference? If we regard others as either our superiors or our inferiors, we will be more tempted to be obsequious towards our superiors and haughty towards those we regard as our inferiors. On the other hand, if regard everyone as being made in the image of God, then we are more likely to treat each other as we wish to be treated.
Instead of allowing God to rule them as their King and doing what was right in His eyes, everyone did what was right in his own eyes. So, the people of Israel abused each other.
What is happening in America as our nation grows increasingly secular? Let’s consider a local example.
We’ve written before about the madness in the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), most recently when it comes to parents protesting LGBTQ pornography in the school system’s libraries. There’ve also been newsworthy moments when parents spoke out about Critical Race Theory in the school district. One of the most explosive moments occurred when the school board, tired of having angry parents (i.e., voters) yell at them, called the cops, who made several arrests, including that of one man getting physically dragged out. It now turns out that the man was protesting the fact that the school’s policies led to a boy in a skirt sexually assaulting his daughter in a girl’s bathroom.
Has the so-called mainstream news media looked into that father’s complaint and reported anything about the rape of that father’s daughter? See if you can find anything. Then think about that.
One last thought. We all are born with God’s law written upon our hearts (Romans 2:12-16 NASB – For all who have sinned without the Law – Bible Gateway), but that doesn’t mean we will pay heed to God’s law. It just means we have no excuse. So, we need to help our children. We need to make sure they learn about the Bible. We need to make certain that our children learn about God, that God loves us, and that He wants us to love Him and each other.
What will the last post in this series discuss?
What Should Be Our Response To Poltical Correctness?
VCA Voter Guide (virginiachristianaction.org) is a Christian voter guide that makes use of the votes the incumbents made in the House of Delegates. So, there are quite a few “unknowns” with respect to the positions of some of the candidates, but there is also quite a bit of information.
We live in a secularized culture, so secularized that most people probably give little thought to it. The secularization of our lives is like the air we breath. Our secular culture seems so ordinary and omnipresent we take it for granted. But what is the significance of the secularization of our culture? When we do not even bother to think of God, we lack wisdom. We cannot make use of His wisdom, and we cannot do not what is right in His eyes.
Are we wise? The Lord will judge each of us. Therefore, we link to other voter guides, and we encourage voters to contemplate which sources of counsel are most fruitful. Moreover, we encourage others to do the same. Instead of silencing or ignoring those we disagree with, we need to contemplate their advice and pray for the wisdom to judge properly.