The ever changing “progressive” society we live in is becoming schizophrenic in it’s values. There are numerous states or municipalities who have recently enacted laws which capitulate to a small fraction of a percentage of our population. Now, if some guy on any given day feels like he is a woman instead of a man (or that he just wants to get his jollies) he can, with legal protection, go in the girl’s/women’s restroom. Here is why this is so messed up. Supposed this guy had gone into the women’s restroom the day before he gained his legal right to do so. He would have been arrested as a pervert/pedophile and would have a lifelong record as a sex offender. But just one day after the new law he can go in the women’s restroom, with the legal protection of the law, and the person who tries to prevent him will be the person who is arrested for discrimination and have to take “sensitivity training”. How can values change 180 degrees in just one day? This is why I call it schizophrenic as normal thought, reason and the values of the vast majority are outweighed and tossed out the window in favor of irrational, immoral and narrow laws giving into a very small handful of people.
States that have enacted reasonable laws to insure the privacy and security of children (and adults) to feel safe from voyeurism in the restroom are being attacked and boycotted for their horribly discriminatory practices. In just the past couple of weeks countless major corporations, concert artist and businesses have announced boycotts of a couple of these states. I have never been one to promote boycotts and I’m not going to start now, but just so you know, you would basically not be able to buy almost anything to sustain life if you were to boycott all the companies who have signed protest letters aimed at these states. And just for those of you who are saying to yourself, “there he goes again, exaggerating”, here is just one of the recent cases of someone using another states law which protects a person’s right to use the bathroom they feel they identify with.
The argument is that no one should have to suffer the stress associated with discrimination. So for the sake of less than 1/10th of 1 percent of the population the other 99.99% of us, to include our young daughters, will instead be forced to suffer the stress of not knowing if the girl/guy in the next stall is a voyeuristic pervert.
Why is this so important and why are special interest groups able to have such success promoting fringe movements? Because, frankly, fringe is becoming mainstream. Anybody who thinks this is not just the next step in the direction of legalizing pedophilia and sex with children is both wonderfully naive and unaware of many groups already advocating this or you have a unique ability to walk and live in denial. Anybody who is truly interested can dig a little deeper than a cursory Google search and find out that many of these special interest groups advocating these fringe sex, marriage and gender laws can be traced back to the gay, swinger and free sex movements of the 1960s. It is perverse, deviant, voyeuristic and devoid of any common sense. But it is unfortunately America’s new “normal”.
So what can Christians do? The main tool we have is prayer. Boycotting is unrealistic as we would basically have to go off the grid and become hermits in the mountains (as nice as that might sound) which of course is not fulfilling our calling of being “in the world but not of the world”. Our testimony is being forced into the realm of personal relationships and character as we go into all the world while occasionally using words when necessary. And if your Christ centered lifestyle is not sparking interest, or spite, in those you come in contact with, consider that you might not be doing it right.