In part one of this two-part series, I described the first two evidences of our society “traveling at light speed towards Gomorrah” which are the Boy Scouts of America being pressured by corporations to drop their long-standing policy regarding homosexual membership, and our society’s push for the acceptance of pedophilia. Here are two more recent incidents.
Transgender boys and girls can pick bathrooms of their choice
In February, Mitchell Chester from The Massachusetts Commissioner of Education’s Office released a document outlining their policy for the use of boys and girls restrooms and locker rooms in schools. This policy states that boys and girls are allowed to choose which restroom or locker room to use despite their sexual orientation at birth. It was passed to accommodate transgender children as part of Massachusetts’ new gender identity law which was passed in July. Heather Clark quoting Chester stated that:
“The responsibility for determining a student’s gender identity rests with the student,” Chester states. “A school should accept a student’s assertion of his or her gender identity when there is … ‘evidence that the gender-related identity is sincerely held as part of a person’s core identity.’”1
It’s not only happening in Massachusetts. A Colorado couple filed a discrimination complaint against their Fountain Colorado School for banning their transgender girl from using the girl’s bathroom.2
When a society tries to confuse and pervert children by telling them that they can choose their sexual orientation, it can cause irreparable damage to the spiritual and psychological stability of the child. The sexual orientation of a child is quite obvious if you believe in the God of the Bible who is the Creator of all things. Having a child choose their sexual orientation promotes the sovereignty of man over the sovereignty of God. This type of man-centered sinful behavior is not only foolish, but dangerous. The consequences of such actions can be catastrophic to a society that is already in peril.
First of all, these actions take away God’s right as Creator since He is the Creator of all things (Gen. 1:1). The Bible clearly states that God has formed each individual in the womb:
“Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb ; You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts. 10 Upon You I was cast from birth ; You have been my God from my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 22: 9-10)
“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:12)
“Did not He who made me in the womb make him, And the same one fashion us in the womb? (Job 31:15)
“Thus says the LORD who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you, ‘Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen.” (Isa. 44:2)
“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, You who have been borne by Me from birth And have been carried from the womb;” (Isa. 44:6)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jer. 1:5)
God has every right to choose the sexual orientation of an individual since it is His right as Creator. Man does not have this right since he is a creature created by God. God alone has this exclusive right.
Further, the Book of Proverbs states that foolishness is wrapped up in the heart of a child:
“Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.” (Prov. 22:15)
Does anyone really think that a child whom the Bible views not only as a sinner, but foolish will actually be truthful about his or her sexuality if he can use it to his own advantage? Do you honestly think that a boy wouldn’t lie about his own sexuality if he really wanted to sneak a peek in the girl’s bathroom? This type of liberal propaganda that Massachusetts and Colorado are advocating not only promotes gender confusion, but sin as well.
This reminds me of the “free school movement” where educators attempted to experiment with children’s education in the sixties. Educators had the notion that children could develop faster intellectually and socially if they taught themselves rather than have an instructor teach them in a structured classroom setting. This experiment ended in obvious chaos and many educators abandoned it.
Moreover, because this philosophy ultimately harms children, God reserves special judgment for those who promote it. Jesus said so in the New Testament:
“And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” (Matt. 18: 5-6)
It would be wise to heed Jesus’ warning.
It has also been reported that there is a new trend in the modern family called polyamorous relationships or polyamory.3 These type of relationships involve multiple sexual partners whether it be male or female, who also happen to raise children together. Polyamory is different from polygamy since there are no committed relationships (as in marriage), and the partners are free to choose other sexual partners. Here is the ABC News video segment:
This is the modern form of polygamy. The ABC report estimated that there are approximately 500,000 polyamorous relationships in the U.S. One practitioner of this fornication stated that those who opposed polyamory are hateful (No surprise there).
Conservative Christians have always stated that the acceptance of homosexual marriage would result in the acceptance of other sins such as pedophilia and polygamy (now called polyamory). Homosexual advocates have either denied or ignored those warnings, but yet they have come true.
Western culture’s Romans one decline is continuing and is happening at a startlingly faster rate. This society now loves evil and hates the good, and lacks any kind of spiritual or moral discernment because it has already been judged by God. As the Book of Judges fittingly proclaims, we are now a society where “everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes”.
(Tony Zabala is currently the Evangelism Coordinator for the Santa Monica Church)
1 Heather Clark quoting Mitchell Chester; “Massachusetts Education Policy Mandates Allowing Boys in Girls’ Restrooms”, Christian News Network (February 17, 2013)
2 The Daily Call, “School district bans transgender first-grader from using girls’ bathroom”, Yahoo News (February 28, 2013)
3 Heather Clark, “The New Modern Family? Woman and Two Men Raise Son in ‘Polyamorous’ Relationship”, Christian News Network (February 25, 2013)