March 21, 2013
As the U.S. Supreme Court psyches itself to redefine the age-old and divinely-ordained institution of marriage, public school authorities and students in South Hadley, Massachusetts, put on a little play called “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.”
The weekend performance by the public school is a mockery of the Holy Bible from a sodomite/lesbian point of view. It’s supposed to be funny. Ha, ha: Adam and Steve in the Garden of Eden, plus a lesbian pair, and so forth. Makes you want to break out in guffaws, doesn’t it? There’s even a scene in which Adam has sex with an animal, aboard the Ark. Don’t take my word for it; see a rave review.
Despite receiving thousands of protests from all over the country, and the efforts of live protesters outside the theater, the public school went ahead and did it anyway.
The flagrant blasphemy is obvious. More needs to be said about the hypocrisy of so-called educators.
Head of School Scott Goldman, a pinhead with intellectual pretensions, told the news media that putting on a play that mocks the Bible is “consistent with our philosophy”—I’m sure it is—and that not to stage it “would go against the grain of our unique, artistic, and intellectually rigorous PVPA community.” PVPA stands for Pioneer Valley Performing Arts, described in the school’s own website as “A Public School Dedicated to Academic and Artistic Excellence.” In other words, it costs more than the regular public schools.
“Intellectually rigorous,” eh? Like it takes all this brain-power to mock the Bible? Any smarmy little twit in the 8th grade can do that. But Scott’s only getting warmed up. He went on to ponder, in a rhetorical question so asinine as to call into question his possession of a brain, “Is it the role of public school to facilitate an exchange of ideas on the themes explored in this particular play?”
Is he kidding? An “exchange of ideas” on the rightness of sodomy—in a public school in Massachusetts? I suppose such an exchange might go something like this. “I think gay marriage is a wonderful thing!” “Do you really? Why, so do I!” Any deviation from that line of thought will meet with swift and certain retribution. What do you imagine Scott the Head would do if one of his students said, “I think the whole thing’s an abomination”?
Last week at CPAC, author Eric Metaxas warned his audience: “Marriage, if redefined, will utterly cripple religious freedom in America.”
Think he’s whistling Dixie? Hear this from Chai Feldblum, a former Georgetown law professor who joined the Obama administration in 2009: “There can be a conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty, but in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that’s the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner.”
So, yeah, we can sit around exchanging ideas, all right—as long as Big Sodomy’s ideas always win. Christianity and “gay rights” cannot coexist.
Try to imagine any public school—a venue from which religious speech is rigorously excluded—putting on a play which mocks homosexuals, ridicules their folkways, and rejects their agenda. Do you think Scott the Head would be open to that kind of exchange of ideas?
We have already lost some large chunks of our religious freedom, here at home in what we were thinking was our own country. There are things we cannot say, positions we are not allowed to hold—even if we’re only trying to be faithful to God’s word. After the Roberts Obamacare Supreme Court redefines marriage to embrace any depraved combination of individuals, what will happen to those of us who dissent from that edict? For how long will such dissent be tolerated? If the court rules that two and two make five, must we agree it’s so?
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We must resist. We must pull our children out of public school before statists, to curry favor with homosexuals, make it illegal. We must cast out of our churches all clergy, all elders, all laity who allow trendiness to trump the word of God. We must continue to proclaim God’s word. We shall resist.
As our republic degenerates into a predatory beast, as a debauched nation holds to “sexual liberty” as the highest good, we must stand up for truth. When the crash comes, we had better be found on the Lord’s side.
There, Mr. Head, is an exchange of ideas for you.
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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com