by Joseph B. Baity
In the previous issue, we learned how the transgender movement has made great progress in foisting its frightening agenda on an intimidated and increasingly compliant populace.
Corporate America, initially criticized for its sluggish response to the movement, is now jumping in with both feet, cashing in on the opportunity to be seen as modern, progressive, and enlightened, as well as to avoid the inevitable legal hassles and costs associated with resistance.
In fact, in 2015, when the state of Indiana showed its support for traditional religious conviction by passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, it was met with surprising resistance from the likes of Apple, Ely Lily, NASCAR, the NCAA, and GE. These household names, once respectful of family values, brought enormous pressure to bear on Governor Mike Pence to gut the bill’s original intent to protect religious freedom and to change it instead to a bill promoting LGBT rights. One particular CEO, Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com, was quoted by CNN as saying:
CEOs have a lot of power and control over investments in states. And we want to invest in states where there is equality. One thing you’re seeing is there is a third political party in this country, which is the party of the CEOs.
Nationally, a growing number of companies, including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500, now provides transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits. The federal government requires its insurance carriers to cover transition-related care for its employees, and the Pentagon is pressuring reform of all armed-service transgender policies. Now that many company websites promote their trans-friendly compliance rating, the workplace “trans-formation” is nearly complete.
The proponents of the transgender crowd have long since learned that the way to society’s heart is through its children. According to Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow of the Family Research Council, “If you are trying to change attitudes, then it’s the attitudes of children that you want to change.”
Accordingly, the movement has targeted children as young as six years old to indoctrinate with its shameful agenda, encouraging kids to indulge in an array of bewildering and disorienting fantasies regarding their gender. The entertainment media, initially focusing on the adult audience, has now turned its attention to our youth with popular programs featuring “transitioning” pre-teens.
Public education, mainstream churches, along with youth organizations like the Boy and Girl Scouts, are under constant assault to eliminate all gender barriers and norms with regard to attendance, membership, dress codes, and bathroom use. In Illinois, the Federal government has ordered a school district to grant a teenage boy in transition full access to girl’s locker rooms, bathrooms, and showers, with only token concern or provision for privacy. In Colorado, the parents of a six-year-old transgender girl are suing their school district for trying to make her use a separate bathroom. Recently, “Christian” or “faith-based” transgender youth camps have become all the rage.
Every major reform movement has its own nomenclature. Changing how a society thinks requires changing how it speaks. The trans movement is focusing not only on personal name changes (like Bruce to Caitlyn), but is also working to eliminate all pronouns that reference a specific sex. Words like “he,” “she,” “him,” and “her” are being replaced with gender-neutral “words” like “ze,” “xe,” “hir,” and “zir,” among many others.
The new guidelines of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Law, in support of this verbal assault, contain the following definition for “Gender-based harassment”:
Intentional or repeated refusal to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun, or title, e.g., repeatedly calling a transgender woman “him” or “Mr.” after she has made clear which pronouns and title she uses.
Refusal to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun, or title because they do not conform to gender stereotypes, e.g., calling a woman “Mr.” because her appearance is aligned with traditional gender-based stereotypes of masculinity.
The LGBT movement, through its divisive, satanic agenda, has its sights set on the destruction of the church (Revelation 12) and its support of the God-defined family. With today’s embattled, mainstream churches so weakened, the transgendered have few barriers left in the pursuit of their sad, evil desires (Romans 1:24-32).
The church, along with the God-fearing, Christian family—one male dad, one female mom, and children who recognize their gender biologically—are virtually the only remaining institutions that promote the preservation of morality and sanity. Destroy the church and the fountainhead of stigma and shame traditionally attached to the transgender lifestyle is eliminated (Jeremiah 6:15). Destroy the family and the remaining barriers to all sinful activity will ultimately fade away—and soon, anything goes (Judges 21:25)!