This past week I became aware of a couple of major churches and at least one significant evangelical Christian organisation who are burying their heads in the sand on the revolution that is taking place in our society. For them it is too controversial and not nice. Whilst they won’t take an anti-scriptural position, neither will they take a scriptural one. In seeking to be all things to all men, they are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Why do I say that? Because our concern here is not primarily the church, but the wider society. And its to this we now turn.
The gender fluid/gender identity revolution will all have a tremendous impact upon society. I only have time today to identify a few of the main issues.
There is a cost in terms of political freedom and democracy – One of the key issues here is that we are moving from a Christian liberal democracy based upon the understanding of all human beings made equally in the image of God, to a human rights democracy where human rights is treated like a religion and where these human rights are defined by the elites, and moreover are constantly changing. What is happening is that democracy is being done away with. When you have the US Supreme Court announcing it is going to look at the issue of bathrooms, you realise how far we are down this road.
Furthermore we will soon have our own religious thought police. For example Police Scotland have just announced they are going to have their own LGBTI liaison officers – 90 of them. To deal with hate crime. These police are to be trained by the Equality Network. I just simply ask – why are there not trained police officers having to deal with anti-Christian hate crime? Or indeed other forms of hate crime?
There is a cost in terms of the legal system – And the thought police come in other shape and forms. Take this in the legal system. I was sent the following judgement from a judge who decided that a child was being harmed by his mothers attempts to use transgender as an excuse… “I consider that M has caused significant emotional harm to J in her active determination that he should be a girl. I find that she has overborne his will and deprived him of his fundamental right to exercise his autonomy in its most basic way. Whether J chooses to present as a girl or not, ought to be his choice. This is not a case about gender dysphoria, rather it is about a mother who has developed a belief structure which she has imposed upon her child.”
Now the judge in this legal case is being accused by activists of being ‘transphobic’- for preventing a mother forcing her boy to be a girl! And of course we have had the Ashers case this week where for the first time a State court has determined that the State now has the right to tell individuals and business’s what they must promote. We now have ‘protected beliefs’ which it has become illegal to refuse to promote, even if you don’t agree with them.
The same thing happens in the media and in general culture. The Dundee book prize was won last week by an American author whose book was a coming out story about a trans teenager. BBC Scotland had an hour long documentary this week about six trans ‘lovers’. It never stops. And all this for less than 0.1% of the population. This narrative is now being taught through our media, soap operas and social media.
It is being reinforced in our politics through government-sponsored lobbying agencies to ensure that everyone has to stay on track with their new philosophy of humanity. Today, in addition to the leaders of three of the five major political parties in Scotland, four ministers in the Scottish government are openly gay, as is the secretary of state for Scotland in Britain’s Conservative government. The one elected representative of the right-wing U.K. Independence Party in Scotland is gay, too. The reason that this is significant is not because I believe that there should be equality and diversity and balance proportionate to the population, nor because I care two hoots if any politician is gay. It is significant because you tend to find that LGB and T are all added together. There is no reason why they should be…but they are.
And above all it has become the focus of our education system. There is a massive experiment in social engineering which is beginning at the school near you soon, if it has not already begun. Time for Inclusive Education is the Trojan Horse which is being used to introduce this ‘gender identity as social construct’ philosophy. It means that brainwashing in this doctrine will be complusory for all pupils – with no opt outs allowed, and no discussion permitted. Jeremy Corbyn in September promised that Labour will change the national curriculum to reflect LGBT and historical figures and LGBT rights’. Now we have the State telling teachers what they must teach. We are told that the police should come into schools and talk about homophobic and transphobic crimes. LGBT History month taught that Florence Nightingale was a Lesbian and Isaac Newton was gay.
Again this week I heard of a primary school that was setting up (unknown to the parents) a children’s LGBT committee to ensure right attitudes – why does this remind me of Chairman Mao’s little Red Brigades? And where the signposts saying boys and girls were being removed from the toilets. A government funded agency has given another group £200,000 to spread their propaganda, which amongst other things promotes puberty blockers for pre-teens and urges teachers not to use the terms boy/girl/he/her! Teachers Told to Stop Using Boy/Girl This is not the future – this is happening now. And woe betide any parent or teacher who dares to question.
And it gets worse. Jenny Murray, the presenter of Women’s Hour last month argued for porn in the classroom. She needn’t bother. Pornography is a massive problem. One which our government should be addressed. Very young children are seeing the most hardcore porn which damages them in so many ways. incredible harm that pornography is doing – its far more significant than trans or homophobic bullying (by the way it should hardly be necessary for me to point out in this gathering that as Christians we are opposed to all forms of bullying).
In Scotland this has now become the predominant, in fact even the sole State ideology. AS Ruth Davidson said “We’ve come a very, very long way in a really short time,” she said. The New York Times on Scotlands Cultural Change
There is a cost in terms of economics. This week I heard on the news that it costs around £40-£50,000 per year for each child refugee taken into care. These children are refugees from war and poverty. And in my view it is correct that a wealthy nation like ours does all we can to help. There are hundreds of such children. But there are hundreds of thousands of children who are refugees and victims from the war on marriage, the attack on humanity, coming because of humanities pride and arrogance in seeking to go against the Makers instructions. Who is counting the cost of the social disintegration that is occuring because of the foolish attempt not only to reinvent the family, but also to reimage humanity?
I sometimes argue that I am an IKEA Christian. When I take something home from IKEA, I simply follow the makers instructions. Is it not an act of total arrogance and stupidity for human beings to think we can ignore the Makers instructions, reinvent humanity and not pay the cost?
Next week we will look at what’s next….