I saw the headline pop up and wondered what it could be. Some big case everyone is talking about? A woman assaulted a 10 year old? Hmmmm. So I clicked it to see what it was about.
I hate that so much. It wasn't a woman. It was a man with the troubled idea that he's a woman who assaulted a 10 year old girl and got a slap on the wrist. To make the pelvic brigade look even worse, he openly mocked the girl over his sentencing as if the joke was on her.
|Remember, societal madness is a gateway drug for tyranny
Now, that's nasty stuff. And in a sane world that has nothing to do with the Gospel, much less one that has any familiarity with the Gospel, things would be different.
As it is, notice the headline. Woman. No my dude, it's not a woman. It's a man. And it was a 10 year old GIRL. The headline apparently couldn't say that because, well, you don't want to draw attention to an actual girl when you're trying to insist that man in the photo is a woman because he says so.
That's barking man insanity./ That our multi-billion dollar a year mental health industry continues to laugh all the way to the bank over this is bad enough. But it's not the MH industry, or rascally liberals, or the godless, or the Marxists, or whoever else you blame, that bothers me the most.
What bothers me is the army of Christian Court Prophets who are twisting and turning and torturing common sense, the Gospel, and basic human decency in order to accommodate this madness. Look at my old buddy Russ Moore and how he frames it under the idea that biblical gender is a complex thing. Oh, boys and girls and all, but violence against transgenderism is out of the question. As if there are only two options - attack transgenders or cozy up to it all. Unlike with white conservatives and conservative male Trump supporters, we should reach out to the transgender community with love and joy and inclusion.
Court prophets. They make up the bulk of Christian leaders nowadays, as they often have over the ages. The problem is that now they're sucking up to a movement that seems driven by the goal of taking everything God ever revealed and turning it on its head. While millions of Christians will gladly toss the old aside and affirm whatever this movement says, it will be the Court Prophets who really mess things up.
Whether it's because they have lost their faith, or they're cowards, or they don't want to lose their cushy corner offices in Manhattan high rises, I don't know. I just know they'll appear to be the voices of reason. But what they are doing is simply putting a down payment on Sunday mornings so the rest of the week can be spent partying with the World like its 2099.
Then the messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, “Behold, all the prophets, speaking in one accord, are saying good things to the king. Come now, and let your word be as theirs, and speak good things.” 1 Kings 22.13