Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Coming Out Day"--Normalizing What Is Not Normal

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"Coming Out Day" began in 1982 to encourage homosexuals to publicly declare their sexual behavior.

Yesterday was "that" day.

People of various spheres of influence seized the moment: ABC explained the importance of the day, Ellen Degeneres promoted "coming out" and Nancy Pelosi chose to use the day to accuse the president and vice president of advancing discrimination against those who practice the behavior.

However, it was an Ohio State Professor, writing in the Washington Post, who made the purpose of the day crystal clear.

While openly homosexual Ohio State Professor Matthew Birkhold, in his op-ed piece in the Washington Post, laid out the agenda in a way that no one could misunderstand, it was clear that some of the oracles of the homosexual rights movement are a little behind Birkhold.

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, "Come out as gay. Come out as trans. Come out as supporting equality. We need your voices now."

ABC News explained at length that coming out is a courageous act and the Coming Out Day is dedicated to raising awareness of civil rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Nancy Pelosi used her voice and influence to declare to the nation that President Trump and Vice President Pence are engaged in a "malicious" campaign against LGBT's.

And she included A/G Jeff Sessions as well.

She said, "Sadly we celebrate this day while the Trump Administration engages in a mean-spirited and malicious campaign against LGBT Americans" and "The White House's 'License to Discriminate' guidelines are the latest assault on the rights of the LGBT community and open the floodgates to cruel, immoral discrimination against vulnerable Americans."

However, Professor Birkhold disagrees. His article in the Washington Post is titled, "It's Time To End National Coming Out Day."

In explaining why, he completely removes the veil---or the mask, laying out what the end game is to the "gay rights" movement.

He says, "I'd like to propose a new practice for my gay students and gay people everywhere: stop coming out."

"Continuing to use the rhetoric of 'coming out'," he says, "reinforces a view that heterosexuality is the norm. 'Coming out' implicitly announces---to LGBTQ individuals, allies and enemies---that gay people are aberrant. Our homosexuality is so different that we must proclaim it; heterosexuality is normal and expected."

He suggests we assume everyone is gay and October 11 is a day for straight people to announce their sexuality, adding, "Until he comes out, casually ask your neighbor's son if he has a boyfriend. Nudge him and point out the cute boys in the neighborhood."

The professor says, "Let's dismantle the norm altogether and abandon the concept of 'coming out'. Straight people don't come out. Why should gay people?"

The rationale for normalizing homosexuality is simple in the mind of the professor:

"Sexuality is no way to organize our judgments about people and no particular sexuality should be the expected default," he says.

And then he says this: "Whether one adopts a homonormative or heteronormative view, clinging to a belief that a certain sexual orientation is normal and natural marks those who fall outside it deviant."

This idea is born out of relativism---the notion that there is no absolute or fixed truth.

"Whether one adopts?"

I thought they were "born that way," is he now admitting their behavior is "adopted?"

The professor's thoughts bring us back to the words of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and a number of lesser lights in the far Left progressive movement.

It's about change.

It's about identifying those people who cling to their Bibles and religion, to paraphrase Obama.

It's Hillary explained to the Women in the World Conference, "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed."

Only a fool believes the homosexual agenda is about "equality."

It's about fundamentally changing nature while rebelling against nature's God---our Creator.

Genesis affirms that God created male and female, and He created them in His own likeness and image.

He created them to function as male and female.

Sin brought on brokenness and separation from our Creator.

This is why it was necessary for Paul to write in the book of Romans, Chapter 1 (v 20), "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse."

(v 21) "because although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God nor were they thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened."

(v 22) Professing to be wise, they became fools."

This futility and foolishness was seen in the videoed rant of a Seattle coffee shop owner toward his Christian customers in our article published here yesterday.

Today the same spirit of foolishness is revealed in the halls of higher learning---both growing from the same root.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Faithful. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.