July 2, 2015
If you want to know just how dangerous, really, is the time we’re living in, look to the fringes. That’s where the madness hatches out, and from there migrates to the center of our culture.
“Gay marriage” started on the fringe, and now the Supreme Court has knotted it around our throats. But it’s already stale. We need to look out to the edge to see what new horror may be crawling toward us.
Forget polygamy. That’s already on our doorstep, and trans-genderism is halfway up the sidewalk. These will damage us severely, to be sure; but they’re not the most toxically insane movement that the Loony Left has in store for us.
How about amputating perfectly sound arms and legs because some poor deranged wacko wants to be disabled? Or wants to be blind, deaf, paralyzed, or whatever—anything but whole and healthy?
This has been going on for some years, but only now has the ideology caught up to it, and is embracing it. They call it “trans-ableism,” and now it’s got perverse philosophers to explain it (lol), defend it, celebrate it, and sell it to the rest of us. A new poison is hatching out of the polluted mud on the fringes of our culture.
Who will pay for the care of these once-healthy lunatics who’ve purposely had themselves made limbless, blind, or paralyzed? Why, you will, of course! Just as soon as the robed crackpots of the Supreme Court find a Constitutional right to be intentionally disabled, and cared for by society at large. After all, if the only way a nut can “manage his feelings” is from the confinement of a wheelchair, it would be hateful and bigoted to deny him this.
In recent years the Left has become increasingly insane and self-destructive; and the court’s “gay marriage” ruling has ignited their triumphalism. Having successfully torpedoed marriage and the family, they are on a roll.
All they that hate God’s wisdom love death (Proverbs 8:36).
If we are compelled, as we are today, to confess that a surgically mutilated man is now a “woman,” on pain of being ostracized for being “haters,” why should we not be forced to confess that other perverted “feelings” are the new reality? If a man and a man now constitute a “marriage,” where, logically, do we stop? Why not force society to pay for unnecessary operations, and cater to, and praise, those who insist on having them?
This goes beyond mere craziness. America doesn’t need any more elections. It needs an exorcism.
Throughout the civilized world, a demonic influence is at work. “Gay rights” hatched out on the fringes, the pet project of a minority of a very small minority: not all homosexuals are activists. Like abortion, it has mushroomed into a big part of the humanist religion—something which now all Americans are expected to pay homage to, or else.
But there is some comfort here. If a minority of a micro-minority can overturn timeless human institutions, like marriage, what might not tens of millions of American Christians achieve, if they only put their backs into it?
We are told that “gay marriage” is now the majority consensus in America. That is a lie. If it were not a lie, then why did it wind up in court? If it were so damnably popular, why not just pass the legislation and be done with it? Why would it be left up to the judges, if everybody wanted it?
Today God is calling on the Church—not just the assorted institutional churches, but the Biblical Church itself: the priesthood of all believers—to abandon its habitual slothfulness, to wake from its slumber, and re-commit itself to His word. We have been called to declare ourselves. Are we on the Lord’s side, or are we against Him? For the Supreme Court has taken the middle ground away from us. There can be no more temporizing. Either we will have religious liberty, or we won’t.
Will it be a hard fight? You bet. But if God be for us, who can be against us?
Take the Christian children out of government schools, stop paying tens of thousands of dollars a year in tuition to colleges where gaydeology prevails, let Christians take their money out of banks that sponsor “pride” parades—and watch the Left’s funding seep out like water from a sieve.
Above all, proclaim the truth. God’s word is truth, and the Left hates it.
If not: if we’re content to cower in our pews once a week, and work, and play, and watch TV, thinking that as long as they don’t come after us personally, then everything’s all right—
Well, then, if we are content to render everything unto Caesar, including that which is God’s, and even our own integrity, and our own consciences—
Well, then, Hell is gaping for our country; and there are yet more poisons hatching on the fringes.
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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