Wake Up to the Gender-Bending, Parents

Some people think that we don’t need to teach middle school and high school students what the Bible says about manhood and womanhood. They find these topics unnecessary, divisive, and intrusive.

When we read articles like this one, however, we’re hard-pressed to argue that the world isn’t inundating our children with lies, deception, and outright gender-bending.  As the author says, “And in this endeavor, dear parents, the [public] schools are no longer your friend.”

HT: Hermonta Godwin

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

4 Responses to Wake Up to the Gender-Bending, Parents

  1. dscotti says:

    While I think you have every right to write what you want, and believe what you want, I disagree with you. I do not believe there is a “gay agenda” or that “public schools are no longer your friend.” Public schools are for everyone, and what others do has nothing to do with you. Whether or not there are high school and middle schoolers who want to cross dress, for a laugh or because that is a sexuality they identify with, has nothing whatsoever to do with you, and is not hurting you at all. There is no reason to bring religion into public schools, and no one wants to brainwash our kids. I am sending my kids to public school, and after working in a public school, I can assure you, the only thing teachers want your kids to know, is history, math, english and science.
    But, I agree that you should be able to speak out against it, as much as I agree that people should be able to express their sexual identities in any way they want to, as long as it is consensual. Being gay, lesbian, transgendered or transexual has nothing to do with any church. I hope we can have a respectful conversation.

    Thanks,
    Denise
    bestparent.wordpress.com

  2. B Treece says:

    Denise,

    Thanks for reading and responding. I’m thankful that you did. I appreciate everyone who drops by Cross On My Back.

    As far as the logic of your argument, however, here’s where it falls apart: “Whether or not there are high school and middle schoolers who want to cross dress, for a laugh or because that is a sexuality they identify with, has nothing whatsoever to do with you, and is not hurting you at all.”

    This is the classic “everyone-is-an-island-so-do-whatever-you-want” argument, and it fails at every turn. The student who cheats on a test isn’t hurting anyone, either, it has nothing whatsoever to do with me, and is not hurting me at all – right? The administrator who pushes his deviant sexual behavior on teachers and students has nothing whatsoever to do with me, and is not hurting me at all – right?

    Wrong. I suppose that you’d argue that pornography, adultery, incest, pedophilia, and other sexually deviant behaviors – not to mention so-called “private” sins like cheating, stealing, domestic abuse, bullying, etc. – don’t hurt anyone, either.

    In response:

    1.There is such a thing as sexually deviant behavior, and some (not all) public schools are promoting it. The fact that you have your own standards of what those behaviors are and are not only shows that there is a higher standard than yours.

    2.Neither you nor I get to decide what is right and wrong in the world. Though you have set up the law of “if it doesn’t hurt anybody, it’s ok,” you don’t have the authority to make such a law.

    3.God has already spoken plainly in His Word and in His world. There’s a reason that the various sexual immoralities I listed make most people sick – regardless of skin color, nationality, or creed. The oft-quoted anecdote is true – every historical society that has embraced homosexuality has eaten itself alive.

    4.God’s Word stands. Whether America in large measure repents and returns to the Lord on this and a host of other issues, Jesus Christ will return to judge the living and the dead. And He’ll do it by His written Word.

    Thanks for writing, again, and I hope that you know I’ve responded to the logic of your argument and tried to steer clear of any ad hominem arguments, pure opinion, or baseless claims.

    For the Truth in the next generations,
    Britt
    crossonmyback

  3. Cory Nedlik says:

    I’m Catholic, very devout, but I recognize that the bible says A LOT of things… it justifies rape, slavery, the slaughter of children. I think we need to pray and on that take a far deeper analysis of the time in which in was written, who was writing it, etc. I’m talking research. The bible was written by man, not God (and if you claim “it was inspired by God,” well yeah, that’s what man says.). God is perfect… not man, nor anything man produces.

    I somehow doubt God cares about drag. I’m comfortable with the idea that I’m inclined toward drag.

    The idea of some agenda is, and I mean absolutely no disrespect, silly and paranoid. People tend to try and make sense of the world by connecting dots that aren’t there in order to create some umbrella idea of what the world is.

    I say none of this to change your mind, I know I wont, but I figure a little food for thought is healthy for everyone… no? (And nothing you say will change my mind, though I’m interested in what you have to say).

    Off to daily mass!

    • B Treece says:

      Cory,

      Thanks for coming by, reading, and joining the discussion. I do pray that God might use it to grow your faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

      There’s a lot in your comment, so I’ll try to get at the logic of the most important statements.

      1. The bible “justifies rape, slavery, the slaughter of children” so it needs prayer and “deeper analysis of the time in which in was written, etc. . . I’m talking research.” Several things must be said here, so I’ll try to keep it short. First, the Bible definitely deserves and repays deeper analysis, but not the kind that undoes the clear meaning of the words found in it. The context for interpreting the Bible’s teaching is always stated in the book, letter, or story.

      Second, just because the Bible mentions a particular evil (rape, for instance, in Genesis 34), it doesn’t follow that it “justifies” it. In fact, the Bible condemns rape in places like Deuteronomy 21:14 and Ezekiel 22:11.

      Just because the Bible mentions slavery in the Hebrew and Greek Testaments, it does not follow that it justifies the kind of ugly, evil treatment of slaves that we have seen in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. In fact, the Bible teaches fair treatment of whom would better be called “servants.”

      The worst of your examples may be the killing of children, which is always seen as a terrible judgment of God, not as something that ought to be wished for or followed. Children are a blessing from the Lord, a thought prospective abortive parents ought to deeply consider.

      2. “The bible was written by man, not God (and if you claim “it was inspired by God,” well yeah, that’s what man says.). God is perfect… not man, nor anything man produces.” The issue here is that of authority – you say that you are in a position to judge the Scriptures, but I’d say not. Those who fight against the written Word are promised curses (Revelation 22:18-19).

      The plain reply of the Bible is this: the Scriptures are the written Word of God through the agency of men who were the primary witnesses. The apostles and prophets saw and knew firsthand in the flesh what Christians now see by faith – the promises of God fulfilled in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. You question that and you have no faith at all.

      Jesus Christ is risen – no one can find His body, not even the Jews of 33 AD, who concocted a story to cover up their lies (Matthew 27:64). His life testifies that this Word is real and authoritative. Our rebellion against it does not reduce its truth one iota, because we can in no way reduce its veracity. All will stand before Jesus one day, judged by His written Word.

      Your logic is that since you say the Bible is man’s word, it must be. That doesn’t work. The Bible, at face value, claims to be the written Word of God. Until Christ’s dead body is found or God’s promises are rendered unfulfilled (notice how more and more people groups are coming to Christ), one cannot logically prove otherwise.

      3. “I somehow doubt God cares about drag. I’m comfortable with the idea that I’m inclined toward drag.” Again, your doubt proves nothing conclusive about God or His Truth. It only proves that you’d rather doubt, and that’s no logical argument.

      On the other hand, the Bible speaks clearly on the subject. “A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God,” (Deuteronomy 22:5). That seems pretty straightforward; it actually couldn’t be any clearer. It’s an “abomination,” defined as, “a disgusting thing, an abhorrence.”

      Now, you might say, “Well, that’s in the Law of Moses, and that gets thrown out in the New Testament,” but that’s not how it works. Jesus, who lived as a real man, came not to destroy the law, but fulfill it. He fulfilled all the laws of Moses, so that they become our wisdom and not an unattainable law. By faith in Christ, we are freed from the law of Moses and able to read it as “wisdom unto salvation” (2 Timothy 3:15).

      Furthermore, for your own happiness, Cory, I would beg you to consider God’s design. If you are a man, God has made you to act and think, feel and live, like a man. He has not made you a woman, because “in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them,” (Genesis 1:27).

      Whether you like it right now or not, you aren’t made to act like a woman. As long as you do, you’ll be unhappy. God won’t let you be fulfilled in false womanhood, just like he won’t let women be fulfilled in false manhood. God has a design, and we are commanded to submit faithfully to Him, even in our assigned gender roles.

      I would beg you not to turn from your Maker, but to repent and return to Jesus. Christ lived as a boy, a young man, and a grown man commensurate with His time on earth. He remains the God-man in heaven. He creates us, and not we ourselves. He runs the universe, and His Word is good for us.

      May God make it good to your heart,

      Britt
      Crossonmyback

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