“For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had encouraged moral decline in Judah and had been continually unfaithful to the Lord.” (2 Chronicles 28:19, emp. added). Have we reached the point in this country where we are encouraging moral decline?
I had a conversation recently with a public school teacher, who, with tears running down her face revealed that she was leaving her cherished job after more than twenty-five years. The reason? During her last evaluation a little boy was brought in who was “identifying” as a little girl. This little boy demanded to be called “Sally” and wanted to participate in everything as a girl. The evaluators wanted to make sure this teacher referred to the little boy using female pronouns (e.g., she, her, etc.) and called him by his preferred name, “Sally.” This was the straw that finally broke the camels back. For years, this teacher told me she had been buried in bureaucratic paperwork and had watched as authority and respect left her classroom. But this was a whole new level of corruption.
If you think this example is far-fetched, you might want to look around. The New York City Department of Education instructed teachers and faculty to address transgender students by their preferred pronouns — whether that be “he,” “she,” “they” or “ze.” Samuel Post, a reporter for the Christian Post quoted a 10-page memo that was sent out stating, “Every student is entitled to be addressed by the name and pronoun that corresponds to the student’s gender identity that is consistently asserted at school. Students are not required to obtain parental consent or a court ordered name and/or gender change as a prerequisite to being addressed by the name and pronoun that corresponds to their gender identity.” (see http://www.christianpost.com/news/nyc-teachers-must-refer-to-transgender-students-by-preferred-pronouns-memo-says-176442/)
In a separate report ,Amanda Prestigiacomo noted, “Chicago Public School (CPS) system released new guidelines mandating all students and employees to use the pronouns and names requested by the transgender and ‘gender non-conforming’ individuals, or face consequences.” (see http://www.dailywire.com/news/5727/chicago-public-schools-now-forcing-students-use-amanda-prestigiacomo). Likewise, the University of Tennessee has come under fire recently for inventing pronouns, ze, hir, hirs’ (see http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/university-tennessee-invents-new-pronouns-article-1.2341537). It is just a matter of time before this because standard in all public school systems.
It is no wonder then that the National Union of Teachers (NUT) recently announced, Transgender lifestyles and same-sex relationships should be ‘promoted’ to children as young as two. Two!! Their rationale is that this will prevent hate crimes. (This might explain why they are known as NUT!) Virginia Hale reported, “Delegates at the union’s national conference in Cardiff on Monday voted for its members to teach about ‘LGBT+’ issues and lifestyles to toddlers starting from nursery school.” (see http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/04/18/promote-lgbt-lifestyles-two-year-olds/) Read that again. Starting from nursery school!!
And the Lord brought Judah low… Why? Because they encouraged moral decline! Friends, this is not about hate crimes or protecting children. This is about promoting an immoral lifestyle and abusing children. Christians have no business supporting this horrendous trend, and those who are members of teachers’ unions need to let your Christian light shine. As Christians, we must not encourage moral decline!
By Brad Harrub, Ph.D.