I remember back in 2004 I was in a college class, I had an Indian friend. He was a US citizen and registered to vote. I asked him who he voted for. He said Bush.
“Why Bush?,” I asked. “Didn’t your who family vote for Kerry?”
“Bush hates fags, man,” he answered.
Back in 2004, the Republican party put illegalizing gay marriage on the ballots in key states in order to bring out voters who statistically would vote Republican. It was a winning issue for conservatives. After all, American children grow up on a diet of insensitive anti-gay jokes and calling something “gay” can simply mean it’s “bad.”
Little did conservatives know, they sowed the seeds of their own destruction. Back in 2004, I do not even think a lot of homosexuals really even wanted to get married. However, the moment an issue was made out of it, opposing the banning of homosexual marriage became the new civil rights issue of an era that has mostly imaginary civil rights issues. So, it essentially became a renunciation of 2000s era “compassionate conservatism” which was pro-fundie, pro-war, anti-evolution, anti-global warming, and anti-gay.
Now the Beast, which can very well be argued has been made up of governments over the ages, has turned it’s head on the fundies that fed it and made it so strong. Eight years later, North Carolina voted for an unpopular Democrat who presided over a weak economy and supported the legalization of gay marriage in a state where the issue was on the ballot. What appeared to be completely unthinkable in states like New York and California in 2004 now was normal in southern states. Gay marriage is pretty much legal everywhere. Pro-homosexuality is now “in your face” in your church, let alone television and school.
Well, it ain’t over yet. The Beast will soon be imprisoning parents for not being approving of their children’s sexual mores as a roundabout way of overtly persecuting Christians for their religious beliefs.
Let’s look at the reaction to the suicide of “Leelah” Alcorn, a boy who identified himself as a girl. People started calling for prosecuting the parents for child endangerment and manslaughter. Why? Because the parents did not approve of what their child was doing.
Think of that for a second. Growing up, it seemed to me pretty normal that my parents did not approve of a single thing about my teenage years, especially as it related to my sexuality. Parents don’t want their kids dating, sometimes. Others don’t want their kids going out, getting drunk and having sex. Parents don’t want their computers to have tons of weird porn videos downloaded on them. Kids are exploring and pushing the envelope, and parents almost instinctually react the exact opposite and try to clamp down on it.
In fact, I remember reading Romeo and Juliet and watching the Leonardo DiCaprio movie of it, and remember thinking how dumb it was for teenagers to kill themselves over love. Shakespeare essentially made fun of the idea because it was not impossible to contemplate. Teens do stuff like that as their hormones kick them in a thousand directions.
However, things have changed since Shakespeare wrote that play. These days, being a parent with a difference of opinion is profound child abuse if the child identifies him or herself as LBGT.
According to the article:
Leelah’s final Tumblr post explained that her parents had refused to give permission for her to begin transitioning, and as a result, she felt unsupported and as if there was “no way out.” After years of seeing Christian therapists who attempted to “cure” her, she wrote: “I have decided I’ve had enough… I’m never going to be happy.”
So, parents with good intentions that try getting their child therapy and setting ground rules (no cell phone, no Facebook, when did these become basic human rights?) are now being accused of murder. Just think about that for a second, and let’s put aside that the parents were concerned with the eternal salvation of their son. The world tends to think that temporary happiness and acceptance is more important than the eternal state of one’s soul. The Scripture teaches, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul” (Mark 8:36)? However, the Scripture is toilet paper to people so let’s not even consider the issue from a theological perspective for a moment.
People are already calling for prosecuting parents who were trying to help their child in the way they thought was best. Of course, if you really look close at any parents and how they deal with their kids, all sorts of imperfections come out. Big surprise. My father once hit my brother for asking him to turn down the volume on a television. Was it in extremely bad taste? Yes. Should he be prosecuted for it? Even though his intent was wicked, I would say no. We all screw up sometimes.
Now it may come out that the Alcorns sexually abused their son or something. It isn’t impossible. However, that’s not the point. People are not calling for their prosecution because of anything they’ve actually done. They want them prosecuted for what they believe!
Gay rights activist Dan Savage wrote:
We know that parental hostility & rejection doubles a queer kid’s already quadrupled risk of suicide—rejecting your queer kid is abuse.
When this point was posed to other people online, here is what they wrote:
- “Of course they should be arrested. It’s about as bad as whacking your child in the face with a baseball bat.”
- “I hate the notion that parents have a right to do this sort of thing…Kids have more of a right to fucking live than parents have to imbue their shitty ideology on their kids.”
- “Yes, it’s child abuse to tell a child that they are broken and wrong for not being the gender identity that they want to be.
- “If there’s anyone on earth that should accept you and your sexual orientation and/or gender identity, it’s your parent(s).”
Take special notice of what is embolden. Notice how unless the parents have become beholden to their children. They are compelled to step in line with what their children want and think. If not, they are in the minds of people these days being abusive.
And just where do kids get taught morals and values if it is child abuse for the parents to do it? Of course, the Beastial government-controlled school system!
Kids are kids, we do not have to listen to everything they think, they are very often wrong. It is part of being a kid!
This Satanic doctrine is 180 degrees from what Paul admonishes us:
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth (Eph 6:1-3).
Parents are not to obey their children. The Father did not obey the Son, the Son submitted to the Father. When we overturn in our society who is to submit and who is to be the head, we obscure the divine realities these relationships are supposed to reflect!
Clearly, the Devil has convinced people that what is wrong is right, and they will legislate their doctrines of evil against us. They are already trying to bend existing laws to throw us in jail. Next, they will explicitly make the laws where we will be punished for our beliefs, for preaching the Gospel, and for not kissing the emblem of the Emperor.
Not knowing anything personally about anyone in this whole situation, all I can say is this: Homosexuality is a sin. You commit one sin against an infinitely holy God, who cannot accept any sin whatsoever, He will punish you for eternity.
However, lying is a sin. Do you lie? Loving anything else other than God is a sin, because you are supposed to love the Lord your God with you whole heart. Do you love God, with every ounce of your being?
What is God’s criteria to let you into heaven? “You must be blameless before the Lord your God” (Deut 18:13). Are you completely blameless?
No one is. None of us, left to ourselves, are acceptable in the eyes of our God. We have reaped up an infinite penalty, because God demands a total and complete love from our own hearts, and we have fallen infinitely short. However, God sent His only-begotten Son, who is God Himself Jesus Christ, to pay the infinite penalty of yours and everyone else’s sins. Not because your sins are not that bad, but because He can and He loves you.
How can Jesus Christ pay the penalty for your sins? You need to be judged with Him by your side, He needs to be in your life, your union with Him needs to be more entwined than your union with anyone else. You can only know Christ like this by having faith in Him and knowing that He died on the cross and rose from the death for you.
If teaching your child this is child abuse, then bring on the prosecution. “[W]hen you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God” (1 Peter 2:20).