The four stories that have been zeroed in on in these two blog posts only touch the surface of the troubling path our nation is headed down. We could add — allowing transgenders to serve openly in the military; opening frontline infantry combat to women, costing the lives of both female and male soldiers; allowing refugees into the country without proper vetting; ignoring immigration laws and allowing lawbreakers to go unpunished; the federal government’s overburdening regulations that stifle job growth and kill entire industries; attacks on religious freedom and the right of conscience, the government’s ever growing stranglehold into every aspect of our lives – something our Founding Fathers never intended.
There are more troubling stories from 2016 and even as I sat down to write this with the intention of only including two I quickly remembered a couple others. If I sat even longer I could easily think of others, but we’ll stop at four!
As we enter 2017, Americans must ask themselves these questions:
a.) Why is corporate America taking the wrong side in the culture war and how corporations can weld enough power to force states into submission in order to further their leftist views.
b.) When the congressional record is clear as to the original intent of a law, how can the Department of Justice and Department of Education completely reinterpret the law and threaten schools with withholding federal funds if they don’t adhere to this new interpretation? Since when was a “sex assigned at birth”?
Kaepernick’s protest was joined by players on other NFL teams and other sports teams. It has now filtered down to high school sports players and even cheerleaders as happened at Cornell High School in Coraopolis. Unfortunately, this time the National Anthem was being performed by a Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard. A school board member told a local news station that the cheerleaders had the right to take a knee. The superintendent acknowledged the timing of the cheerleaders’ protest was not appropriate considering the presence of the VFW Color Guard, but he stood by their right to free speech!
In September the US Commission on Civil Rights issued a 306 page briefing report entitled “Peaceful Co-Existence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties.” The report examined the balance struck by federal courts in claims for religious exemptions from nondiscrimination laws.
Stories of children as young as three or four identifying as the opposite sex have circulated for years, but we see an increased number of such children. As transgender activists and their allies, such as President Obama and his administration, seek to normalize transgenderism, we will see an increased number of impressionable children say they were “born in the wrong body.” But according to the DSM-V, as many as 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty. Doctors prescribing puberty blocking meds to prevent the natural maturation of children are irreversible. Yes, these children are being used in a great social experiment.
Or so their North Carolina decision seems to indicate! How can the NCAA say it’s okay to allow men in women’s restrooms/locker and shower rooms and vice versa and not be required to allow men on the women’s team? Seems like that would be the natural next step!!
Fourth verse of the “Star-Spangled Banner:” “O thus be it ever when free men shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land,
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just;
And this be our motto ‘IN GOD IS OUR TRUST’!
And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave,
Over the land of the free and the home of the brave!”
“The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a congressional notification obtained by USNI News.
“The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206).”
Let’s face it, except in extremely rare cases everyone is born with either male or female genitalia. For a man to think he is a woman or vice versa was considered a mental disorder — until homosexual activists took over the American Psychological Association (APA) in the early 1970’s and even then gender identity disorder was listed as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). In 2013 all that changed when DSM V removed ‘gender identity disorder’ and replaced it with ‘gender dysphoria’ saying “Replacing “disorder” with “dysphoria” in the diagnostic label is not only more appropriate and consistent with familiar clinical sexology terminology, it also removes the connotation that the patient is “disordered.” Okay . . . so the APA no longer views men who think they are women and vice versa as having a mental disorder – they were simply born that way and we have to celebrate them for “being true to themselves”!
When you shop, do you ever consider how a company spends its profits? Increasingly Christians need to be aware of the policies of corporations that gladly take our money on products they offer and then turn around and support those things we know to be harmful to society or extend dangerous policies.