America (and most of the rest of the world) is under open threat by multiple forces. A homosexual juggernaut, and Godless humanism with its political arm, socialism, are two that are out to smash all opposition. However, parents and government leaders are finally waking up. Here are some examples:
In early June, about 50 members of the Changed Movement (changedmovement.com) went to the US capitol to tell their personal stories of transformation out of homosexuality and transgenderism. Their protest was specifically directed at the Equality Act that is currently moving through Congress. But they were highly vocal in their praise for Jesus Christ and His power to deliver them from their bondage. They also clearly made their point that the Equality Act is one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation for religious liberty that has ever been presented.
The Texas Legislature has recently passed a landmark education bill that draws a line against the godless socialist teachings, Critical Race Theory (CRT), that pit one race against another. It also targets “Protest Civics” that requires students to join street demonstrations for school credit. Contrary to the Apostle Paul’s teaching about the equality of all people before God (Gal. 3:28), these are some of Satan’s mechanisms to foster race warfare in the culture. Texas is one of several states that is attempting to protect our children from these diabolical teachings.
The groundswell against the homosexual agenda appears to be affecting the national media. On May 23rd, CBS News’ 60 Minutes featured a commentary on the Arkansas bill prohibiting doctors from treating transgender youth with puberty blockers and surgery. Correspondent Lesley Stahl departed from the usual one-sided presentation and included some who had detransitioned, allowing them to express their regret that they had ever tried to change.
One was Grace Lidinski-Smith, who described how she went to a transgender clinic and was accepted without hesitation into hormone treatment and a mastectomy. When it did not satisfy her dysphoria discomfort, she decided to detransition. “I can’t believe that I transitioned and detransitioned, including hormones and surgery, in the course of, like, less than one year. It’s completely crazy,” she told Stahl. The rising resistance to the homosexual bulldozer may be slowing it down, at least.
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that many people claim might jeopardize the standing of Roe v. Wade. It relates to a Mississippi law that attempts to restrict abortion to the early weeks of pregnancy. In order to get to the Supreme Court, it passed through two other lower courts. One of the lower court judges wrote, “Nothing in the text or original understanding of the constitution establishes a right to an abortion.” He further observed that the lower court ruling against the law shows “…an alarming disrespect for the millions of Americans who believe that babies deserve legal protection during pregnancy as well as after birth and that abortion is the immoral, tragic, and violent taking of innocent human life.”
So, what is missing from these stories? Most are about legislative initiatives against these evils. We need more pastors and Biblical church leaders to speak God’s viewpoint with holy boldness from their bully pulpits. And we need more Christians who will seed the grass roots with no-nonsense gospel tracts. Will you enlist? Who Murdered Clarice? and Baby Talk are serious, hard-hitting messages because they speak to one of the most brutal acts that Satan has helped man invent. Nowhere does abortion fit into any civilized world, much less one guided by the Bible.