A lot of important people are working hard to turn this into an age of moral chaos. I used to think it was because they wished to be absolute rulers over the rubble that used to be our civilization. Now I don’t know what to think. Anyway, the news has been full of this lately.
Reacting to a massive pedophile priest sex scandal in Chile, Pope Francis met with a victim of a pedophile and tried to comfort him. Well and good. But then the theology got rather slippery. According to the victim, and neither confirmed nor denied by the Vatican, the Pope told him, “God made you like this” [the victim grew up to be a homosexual] “and God loves you like this.” He was right to tell the man God loves him, but everything else he said was not only dead wrong, but also anti-Biblical and opposed to Catholic teaching.
God offers us forgiveness and redemption (I Corinthians 6:11-12)—but if something that you do isn’t a sin, after all, then why would you need forgiveness?
Meanwhile, all 34 of Chile’s bishops offered to resign. Why didn’t the Pope say to the pedophile priests, “God made you like this and God loves you like this”? How can he deny that he’s heading in precisely that direction?
Moving along, Harvard University (LOL) has announced that it plans to award its Radcliffe Medal to Hillary Clinton for her “transformative impact on society” –sort of like honoring a wrecking ball for its transformative impact on a building. Trying to undo a presidential election, looting Haiti, corrupting the government, setting a bad example that will go down in history: I guess you could call that impactful. As if to squeeze more laughs out of the gag, Harvard calls her “a champion for human rights” and a “skilled legislator.”
Honoring bad people by saying they’re good is no way to foster moral clarity.
Then there’s the “Scouts of America,” formerly the Boy Scouts, announcing that at their upcoming 24th World Jamboree, all scouting organizations must make condoms “readily and easily accessible to all participants”. Do they mean to turn it into an orgy? I wonder if any of those rogue priests from Chile plan to attend.
You can’t dole out condoms without granting tacit approval to their use. That any parents actually intend to send their children to the Jamboree is incredible. I can’t imagine why anyone would allow their kids to remain in “Scouts of America.”
Tucker Carlson recently discovered a bunch of tweets and videos by a “transgender activist” weirdo denouncing normal men for not wanting to date “trans women”—who, of course, are men, lost souls who insist they’re women. Actually there are several of these characters out there, and they seem really mad that regular men aren’t attracted to them. Something ought to be done about it. Carlson fears that this will inevitably lead to some kind of coercive process. Before you cry “Impossible! Absurd!” think how anybody would have reacted, only 25 or 30 years ago, to any demand that the government not only recognize and authorize “marriage” between persons of the same sex, but then go on to punish any opposition to it.
Why does our society always cave in to moral chaos? Is that truly any way for human beings to live?
God told Jeremiah not to pray for his country anymore, because its people were too committed to their wickedness and refused to turn aside from it: “for I will not hear them in the time they cry unto me in their trouble” (Jeremiah 11:14). He has not yet told us not to pray for ours.
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