David French of National Review reminds us of the sad truth that “cultures are won and lost through tiny victories and defeats, and for a generation, the vast majority of then victories have gone to the left.”
Conservatives didn’t fight back says French. Instead “‘reasonable’ people made the easy choice to go with the flow of cultural upheaval.”
French wonders how long respectable people will sit quietly in the face of indoctrination and intimidation before they enter the fray.
He begins his piece by bringing us up-to-date on the bathroom wars:
Early this morning I was reading Rod Dreher’s blog at the American Conservative and stumbled across yet another dispatch from the utterly absurd bathroom wars. One of his New York City readers wrote in to say that her 14-year-old daughter had just finished dressing in a city locker room when a grown man stepped from the showers wearing only a towel. Girls as young as seven were present, and they were staring at the man with “concerned expressions.” The reader ends her e-mail with, “It sucks to be a parent these days.”
And indeed it does suck, especially when you know that even your friends and alleged allies are simply too timid to act. Dreher describes speaking to parents who tried to organize resistance to new “trans” bathroom policies but found they “couldn’t get anybody interested.” I’ve had the same conversation with other frustrated parents. They look for help in the fight — even from people who they know oppose this idiocy — and no one will stand up.
This is how culture wars are lost: through the slow accumulation of individually defensible but collectively unjustifiable decisions not to resist. It’s the decision that objecting during diversity training simply isn’t worth the hassle. It’s the decision not to say anything when you see a colleague or fellow student facing persecution because of their beliefs. It’s a life habit of always taking the path of least resistance, keeping your head down, and doing your best to preserve your own family and career. The small fights don’t matter anyway, right?
I recently spoke to a mid-level executive at a major corporation who had been forced to sit through mandatory “inclusivity” training. The topic was transgender rights, and the trainer proceeded to spout far-left ideology as fact, going so far as to label all who disagreed with the notion that a man can become a woman “transphobic.” I asked if anyone objected to any part of the training, and the response was immediate. “Are you crazy? No one wants to deal with HR.” Continue reading
Transgender Activists Put Ideology Above Safety and Well-Being of Young People
Gender Ideology Harms Children–American College of Pediatricians
This is a byproduct of America jettisoning biblical truth and replacing it with humanism. It’s going to get much worse. What I do have a problem with is when so called experts and bloggers try foisting this mess on the church. How many times have I heard….”lax Christians are to blame,” “if Christians would be more involved this wouldn’t have happened,” “Christians who refuse to vote, have let this happen in Washington.” Baloney! This has happened because society collectively rejected Christ. Homosexuality of any stripe, cross dressing and any sexual perversion is soundly condemned in scripture, along came the wolves in Churchianity, affirming, approving and holding hands with homosexuality. This has been foretold to happen, even the man of sin is indirectly identified with this horrific movement. We as Christians must understand this is the wave of the future, not only religious leaders but secular leaders approve of it and mandated. What we have to do is protect our children at any cost, not expect anything from the government and realize this is a battle with supernatural aspects, a conflict in heaven,we can’t see it, but it spills into the physical world from time to time. Homosexuality, Islam, Atheism, all these movements will culminate in Mystery Babylon.
People can be saved, culture can’t. The majority of this culture doesn’t want anything to do with Jesus or God or even Christians. We are to pray, we are to bring to individuals the good news of Jesus Christ, but don’t be under the illusion that the bride will save this culture. The culture doesn’t want to be saved. It wants to be left alone to carry out the intent of its heart, we are seeing God loosening restraint on the world, if they want to so so bad, He’s going to let them go their way, it will lead to war and judgement.
Excellent points Manny. It gets tiresome to hear that the culture is the way it is because we’ve done nothing. This has hints of dominionist views, which are not biblical. We are seeing an increase in wickedness, just like Christ stated in Matthew 24. It’s time some read their bibles before making such hideous accusations.
Yes Lyn you’re right, deficiency in scripture has led many astray! Over at “Stand up for the truth,” I’ve been pointing this out, yet one their regular contributors, whom I will not name, has an NAR bent, I don’t know if he is, but he posts like it, I spend a lot of energy refuting his points. I don’t visit there as much as the quality has slipped enormously, but I feel guilty not refuting as I know many true believers and some seekers visit over there and I’d hate for them to leave with error or with being “guilted” into believing the true church is responsible for the evils of society.
I stopped commenting on SUFTT because my comments stopped appearing for some reason. (I was never signed up on IntenseDebate.)