Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Obama To Kids: "You Can Chose Abortion, But Not Counsel"
Last week President Obama took another step into his brave new world of secular progressivism by declaring his support for a legal ban against kids seeking counsel regarding unwanted same-sex desires.
David Pruden, executive director of Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity, notes the hypocrisy.
President Obama supports the right to an abortion for minors---sometimes without parental notification---but would deny therapy to a child seeking counsel for unwanted same-sex attractions.
This is another glaring example of the conflicted beliefs of the secular progressives.
And it causes one to wonder, to whom do they believe the child belongs?
The government? Or the parent?
What's behind this obsession to indoctrinate and control the early development of our children? Clearly it is not the best interest of the child.
This is part of a much larger agenda. The agenda is not unique to our times. Neither is the solution.
Pruden says the administration and the secular left progressives have advanced "misleading" descriptions of conversion therapies.
He says, "We believe that the personal and intimate conversations that take place in the confidential setting of a licensed professional counselor's office cannot become an excuse for politicians or policy organizations to push their way into the private lives of individual Americans."
He says, "Any society that grants the right to an adolescent to decide to terminate a pregnancy cannot rationally suggest that this same adolescent should not have the right to freely participate in conversational counseling to discuss sexuality."
But the goal doesn't require the advocates to be rational. It only requires persistence and power wrapped in deception.
Lourdes Ashley Hunter, communications officer for the "DC Center for the LGBT Community" says it "is critical that our youth have every opportunity to thrive unapologetically in their truths."
She says, "States must realize that conversion therapy is not a useful tool that supports the livelihood of our youth. When our youth say who they are, it is our responsibility to honor and support them in their truths."
If she and her colleagues really believe that, why then are they so intent on indoctrinating young children, and so unwilling to accept the "truth" from a kid who says he or she is not gay, but has unwanted same-sex desires and needs counseling?
This is but one more step in the incremental undermining of the traditional family and the remaking of the culture.
The common thread that unites the new atheism, the secular progressive left and the homosexual activist movement is spiritual rebellion.
The anthem of this unholy trinity is "We will not submit to God's Truth, we will chose our own truths."
This has resulted in the most vile, sustained attack on God, the Bible and Christianity in the history of this nation.
The common goal is the attempt to demonize biblical believers and remove the influence of God and His Word from the culture.
The new atheists work tirelessly to eradicate all Christian expression from public schools and the public square, using these same institutions for their own indoctrination purposes.
Some may claim we are overstating this issue. I'm not.
These people have the faith and motivation of a religious zealot in their twisted anti-God agenda.
Sam Harris, a noted atheist has said, "I would be the first to admit that the prospects for eradicating religion in our time does not seem good. Still the same could have been said about efforts to abolish slavery at the end of the eighteenth century."
Author and film maker Dinesh D'Souza, in his book, "What's So Great About Christianity," quotes physicist Steven Weinberg, "If scientists can destroy the influence of religion on young people, then I think it may be the most important contribution we can make."
D'Souza also quotes well known atheist Richard Dawkins, "It's one thing to say people should believe whatever they like, but should they be free to impose their beliefs on their children? Is there something to be said for society stepping in? What about bringing up children to believe manifest falsehoods? Isn't it always a form of child abuse to label children as possessors of beliefs that they are too young to have thought out?"
This strikes at the very heart of the question, "Whose kids are they?"
It also categorizes biblical Christian Truth as "manifest falsehoods."
And it underscores their hypocrisy by putting forward the lie that society and the state are more qualified to train up the child in the way he should go, than the child's parents.
The homosexual agenda follows a parallel path: Undermine biblical teaching on human sexuality, undermine the authority of parents, undermine biblical values and indoctrinate children by introducing them to various sexual behaviors that they are not mature enough to process or fully understand.
And it is an organized effort in the classroom.
A 78 minute video titled "It's Elementary" has been produced to help facilitate elementary teachers in their presentations regarding sexuality. The video was produced by homosexual activists. While it is said to be produced to assist the teachers, it has been shown to elementary students across the country.
This is a link to an 8 minute sample of the video. This particular YouTube clip is directed to how teachers are to present "Gay and lesbian Pride Day" in elementary schools. Note that homosexual indoctrination is cast as "healthy education."
Not only are our children being indoctrinated to reflect the image of secular progressive atheism, but adults are being intimidated to silence.
Too many pastors have been silent for too long on these issues. Those who are silent often fear the consequences of boldly proclaiming God's Word on these matters.
But it isn't only pastors and religious leaders.
The New York Times published an article 3 days ago reporting that top law firms are afraid of the gay marriage issue. The Times says, "Top Firms Won't Touch It."
The Times says, "The stacks of Supreme Court briefs filed on both sides of the same-sex marriage cases to be heard this month are roughly the same height. But nonetheless lopsided: There are no major law firms urging the justices to rule against gay marriage."
The Times says standing up for traditional marriage has proven too costly, quoting Michael W. McConnell, a former judge and current professor at Sanford University, "The level of sheer desire to crush dissent is pretty unprecedented."
You may recall that attorney Paul D. Clement, who served as solicitor general under President George W. Bush, stood with the House of Representatives in 2013 defending DOMA after President Obama refused to defend it. He and the House lost on a 5 to 4 vote.
The Times says Clement's personal professional loss has been significant because of his stand for biblical marriage. You may also recall that his own firm withdrew during the argument for marriage, leaving Clement without its support.
Here is the hope.
The problem is defined in Psalm 2. "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed, saying 'Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us."
Rebellion toward God is not a new issue.
Psalm 2, verse 6 is God's answer to those who mock both God and those who follow Him:
"I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill."
The answer to the most pressing issues of today is as old as the hills themselves.
Stand firm in your faith. Trust God. Fear not. Do not be moved. Do not become weary in well doing. Share the Good News. Stay engaged in the culture, but keep looking up.