A Christian “State of the Union” Address

President Trump is going to be giving his State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5th.  And the Democrats will give their reply to it afterwards.

While these addresses are an American tradition, the problem with them is that they’re inevitably self-serving.  The president will brag about his perceived accomplishments.  And the Democrats will tell us how much better the nation would be without the president’s policies.

And in the process, none of us will get an honest view of the true state of the union.  Most certainly, we won’t get a Christian perspective on the state of the union.

So I thought I’d summarize some of the news headlines from just the past few months, which, in my view, sum up the true state-of-the-union, but from a decidedly Christian perspective rather than a partisan political perspective.

Professor E. Michael Jones, editor of Culture Wars magazine recently stated:

America has become gay disco…people are now forming identity groups based on their sins.”

If I had to sum up the state of the American nation today, I don’t think I could come up with a better way than that to put it.

Except for one thing:  I’d add that America has now also become a walk-in abortion clinic, as well.

And I think you’ll have to agree with me on these two points, after you glance through some of the recent news articles featured below.

With that said, let’s take a look at some of the news from the past few months alone, which I believe to be indicative of the current sad state of our Christian nation.

The State of Our Nation: Part I — The Abortion Culture is Winning

We’ll start with news about abortion, demonstrating the “covenant with death” (Isaiah 28:15-18) our nation’s political — and yes, even some religious — leaders have now clearly embraced:

There’s no other way to describe this but Satanic.  In my view, the legislators who passed and wildly applauded this “late-term abortion bill” allowing babies to be killed in the womb up to the ninth month are proof positive that our leaders are now Satanic in nature.  Yes, Satan is the “god of this world” (II Corinthians 4:4) and many of our political leaders are quite obviously doing his will, and not God Almighty’s.  As James Dobson, former director of Focus on the Family, stated, “We wouldn’t do this to a dog.  Yet we’re doing it to human beings right in the womb.”

As further evidence of the Satanic nature of New York’s new law allowing abortion up to the ninth month of pregnancy, the Governor of the state ordered the One World Trade Center building to be lit up with pink lights in celebration of the law!  As NY Governor Cuomo stated, “I am directing that New York’s landmarks be lit in pink to celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.”  Ah, yes.  A light for the rest of the nation to follow.  Straight into the lake of fire.  But will they?  Let’s see…

In Virginia, state legislator Kathy Tran has introduced legislation that would make abortion legal at term (i.e., ninth month) and even in the middle of the actual birth.  While the legislation was “tabled” (probably temporarily) after it sparked nationwide outrage, expect it to be reintroduced later.  But don’t miss the point:  This is how far gone our nation is, at this point in time.  Our leaders are truly doubling down on their “covenant with death.”

In the new Virginia abortion legislation, which has been temporarily tabled, there are circumstances described in which the baby could be delivered, and then the doctor and mother could get together in order to decide whether or not it lives.  Truly an abomination.

This is another bill that would legalize abortions up to birth. Our demonic political leaders are increasingly explicit in their support for killing unborn children at any stage of pregnancy — and sometimes even of denying normal medical care to just-born children.

Republican President Donald Trump campaigned widely to Christians on a promise that if elected, he’d refuse to fund Planned Parenthood with taxpayer money.  But he ended up funding the organization, anyway, to the tune of $500 BILLION in taxpayer money.  Like it or not, he now has the blood of 332,757 dead babies on his head — the highest number of annual abortions by Planned Parenthood since 2011 when Democrat Barack Obama was president.  As former Alabama Governor George Wallace used to say, regarding the Democrat and Republican parties, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between them.”  In the case of baby-killing through abortion, at least, it appears former Governor Wallace was quite correct.  Abortion is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer.

Over the last year we’ve seen all kinds of news reports and videos about Planned Parenthood harvesting the body parts (i.e., arms, legs, hearts, lungs, livers, brains, and more) of late-term aborted babies and selling them to various “research” companies.  It turns out this Satanic activity is a huge money-maker for the organization.  Grotesque.  Gruesome.  Barbaric.  And of course, an utter abomination to the Lord.  But they don’t care.  And unfortunately, neither do most Americans.

It turns out that taxpayer-funded, government-sponsored laboratories are also using aborted baby body parts in experimentation, including using aborted baby organs and tissues for implantation into so-called “humanized mice.”  As one article states, “Through its National Institutes of Health division, HHS spends $100 million in taxpayer money annually on projects using fetal organs and tissues from abortions. Last year, $20 million of that was spent on “intramural” research projects — fetal experimentation being conducted in government facilities owned and operated by HHS.”  And guess what, Mr. and Mrs. American Taxpayer?  You’re paying for this abomination.

While taxpayers fund the vast majority of Planned Parenthood’s unsavory activities, 38 companies — including well-known names like Pfizer, Pepsi, Starbucks, Adobe, American Cancer Society, American Express, Avon, Bank of America, Bath & Body Works, and many others — contribute nearly one-quarter of the Planned Parenthood’s  annual $1.3 billion in revenues.   You can find the list of these 38 companies that help fund baby murder, in the news article at the above link.

If selling the body parts of aborted babies is not bad enough, now it turns out that fetal cells from aborted babies have also been harvested and sold to researchers who test and perfect artificial flavor enhancers in foods.  The article at the above link contains the names of companies, and the products they sell, that have either used fetal cells from aborted babies in their research into artificial flavors, or have actually included components of aborted fetal cells (i.e., proteins, DNA, etc.) in their commercial products.

Vermont Bill Proclaims ‘Fundamental Right’ to Abortion, But No ‘Independent Rights’ for Unborn

Lawmakers in Vermont have proposed a bill that would codify abortion in state law as being a “fundamental right,” while also stating that “[a] fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus shall not have independent rights under Vermont law.” In other words, all of the way up to birth a baby has no rights.  Republican governor Phil Scott says he’s supportive on the concept of enshrining Roe v. Wade (the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion) in state law.

As a means of countering the growing opposition to abortion and the stigma of shame associated with it, the founder of a new movement referred to as “Shout Your Abortion” has released a book of essays from women who are not sorry for ending the lives of their children before birth.  The publication “focuses on the stories of women who have obtained an abortion in an effort to illustrate the profound political power of defying shame.”  Earlier this year, the books editor, Amelia Bonow, who also founded the “Shout Your Abortion” organization, embarked with others on a “Bible Belt Abortion Storytelling Hour” tour to trumpet the message that “abortion is normal” and to urge mothers who ended their children’s lives to tell their abortion story. The tour included stops throughout the Bible belt, demonstrating that Christian opposition to abortion is being targeted by this “Shout Your Abortion” organization.

In tandem with the “Shout Your Abortion” movement, Planned Parenthood has now launched a billboard campaign featuring a variety of women who have had abortions and aren’t sorry for it.  One such billboard features a picture of a woman and reads, “I had an abortion, and I am not apologizing.”  According to Jill Meadows, the medical director for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, “Planned Parenthood envisions a culture where abortion access is understood as a basic human right, an essential part of healthcare and a normal part of life.”  The idea behind the ads is to remove the social stigma from having an abortion by making it seem like any other medical procedure.  “I want people to be able to talk about their abortions like they talk about their colonoscopies” said campaign participant Rachel Goss.  Yes, this is the state of the American nation, today. Killing babies in the womb is no more sinful than having a colonoscopy.  Do I need to ask what our heavenly Father might think of that?

In a social media video titled “Kids Meet Someone Who’s Had an Abortion,” the founder of the “Shout Your Abortion” campaign is caught telling children that abortion is “all part of God’s plan.”  In the video, she tells the children, “You go to the doctor, and they put this little straw inside of your cervix, and then inside of your uterus, and then they just suck the pregnancy out.  And it was like a crappy dentist appointment or something. It was just like, ‘This is a body thing that’s kind of uncomfortable,’ but then it was over, and I felt really just grateful that I wasn’t pregnant anymore.”  Lovely. I’ll bet you had no idea that having doctors kill a baby in the womb was akin to a “crappy dentist appointment.”

Now we get down to where the rubber meets the road.  According to a news article on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, faith leaders are now blessing abortion clinics.  These “faith leaders” claim “Anti-abortion advocates do not have the monopoly on faith or God,”  and go on to state that “Many faith leaders and people of faith hold that accessing and providing abortions are good and Godly decisions.”  A printed notice from Planned Parenthood announcing the first abortion clinic blessing states, “During this clinic blessing, participants will gather with local faith leaders and guests to ask for God’s blessing upon Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio’s East Columbus Surgical facility, the abortion providers and staff, and all those who pass through the center.”  The event also will feature interfaith blessings, prayers, and testimonies about receiving and providing abortion care, emphasizing that the “clinic blessing will create space for progressive voices of faith to speak boldly in support of comprehensive reproductive health care, especially abortion.”  Yes, folks, religious leaders are now “speaking boldly” in support of killing babies in the womb.

In another new low for the pro-abortion crowd, a video featuring a beautiful, blue-eyed newborn baby is being circulated with the caption “She deserves to be a choice.”  The horrific video actually starts out saying of the baby, “She deserves to be … loved.”  The video continues and the caption changes to “She deserves to be … wanted.”  Then, rather abruptly and shockingly, the caption changes to “She deserves to be … a choice.”  As Matt Walsh, a writer for the Daily Wire, stated of the ad, “It presents human life — wondrous, miraculous life — and then says, ‘Yes, it is good to kill this person.’”  Obviously, featuring a beautiful newborn baby in such a grotesque manner demonstrates the depth of demonic possession these folks are under.  But the truly sad part is, this despicable activity is now perfectly acceptable in America.  Few Americans so much as even yawn over it.  Baby-killing is entrenched national policy.

We already know the Democrats are the political party of abortion.  But until recently the GOP held both houses of Congress, and we had a Republican president, and still no steps were taken to eliminate or even reduce the rate of abortions by defunding Planned Parenthood.  “They had two years to defund Planned Parenthood, and they failed,” Kristan Hawkins, whose organization Students for Life has campaigned for and helped fund pro-life GOP candidates, said…It’s a huge frustration. We worked so hard to elect supposedly these pro-life Republican officials, and we expected results.”  What does that tell you about our nation’s leaders, Republicans and Democrats alike?  It speaks volumes, to me.

Christians and conservatives were thrilled when Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court by President Trump was finally approved by Congress.  After all, they argued, under Trump our nation is now moving toward a conservative majority on the highest court in the land, and that won’t bode well for the pro-abortion camp.  But Christians and conservatives were quickly stunned and disheartened when Kavanaugh and fellow “conservative” justice John Roberts joined with the high court’s liberal justices to turn down appeals from two states (Louisiana and Kansas) seeking to defund Planned Parenthood’s participation in their state Medicaid programs.  13 states had joined Louisiana and Kansas in amicus briefs, urging the Supreme Court to hear the appeals.  But the high court turned them down.  I can’t wait to see these folks before God’s court, at the time of the Great White Throne Judgment of Revelation 20:11-15.

Whenever the baby killers obtain a victory, they’re never satisfied.  They always keep moving forward in their “covenant with death,” because their ultimate goal is the total overthrow of the foundational Christian underpinnings of our nation.  After signing a bill legalizing abortion up to the point of birth, New York is now looking to legalize assisted suicide.  As Isaiah 28:18 clearly tells us, our leaders have indeed made “a covenant with death.”  But in that same chapter our heavenly Father promises to annul that covenant with death at Christ’s Second Advent.  In other words, at that time, He’s going to destroy it, forever.  And at the Great White Throne Judgment of Revelation 20, He’ll destroy the people pushing this covenant of death on us, as well.  But until then, this is the state of our nation:  Walking hand-in-hand with death itself.

Again, with every victory, the demoniacs in our government push for even more sinfulness, leading to death.  In this case, after enshrining the “right” for mothers to have their unborn children murdered right up to the point of birth, the Governor of New York signed into law a bill making it illegal to “discriminate” against anyone based on their sexual “identity and expression.”  In other words, if a man identifies as a woman, and runs around dressed like a woman, and insisting you refer to him as a “woman,” you cannot discriminate against that person.  This, even though Ephesians 5:1 and other Bible passages admonish Christians to “…have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”  Under the new law in New York, obeying God’s Word in such a case would legally be considered “discriminatory” and “hate,” and you can face huge fines.  If you’re a business owner, you could ultimately face loss of your business.

The State of Our Nation: Part II — America is Now a Vast “Gay Disco”

Even though I’ve barely scratched the surface on the abortion issue, let’s turn for a moment to the so-called LGBTQ “rights” movement, and see what state our nation is in:

Pure blasphemy.  The name “Annie” means “grace” or “favored.”  So this “drag queen,” who goes by the name of “Annie Christ,” and who also paints an upside down cross on his forehead, is actually referring to himself, blasphemously, as the “grace of Christ,” or “favored of Christ.”  As admitted in the above-linked news article, his “drag queen” name is also a play on the term “anti-Christ,” which means “instead of Christ.”  And in the Lansdale, Pennsylvania library system, “Annie Christ” is being promoted as a “role model” for small children.  On YouTube, you can see this miscreant performing to the song “You Can Touch My Breasts,” while men in attendance reach out to do so.  Yes, this is what our library system is calling a “role model” for children in regards to promoting “cultural diversity,” “acceptance” and “equality.”  According to the library director, the amount of support the library is receiving for holding the event with “Annie Christ” is “overwhelming.” The state of our “Christian” nation?  Unfortunately, it’s in an abysmal spiritual state.

Yes, a 10-year old boy “drag queen” going by the name “Lactatia” has been photographed posing next to an adult “drag queen” who’s “completely naked, except for a pair of high heels and a small covering over his reproductive organs.”  Of course, only ten short years ago this would have been considered child abuse.  But now, in the America of the 21st century, it’s considered quite normal, even “progressive.”  According to the boy’s mother, who allows the child to participate in “drag” events, “We would never try to overtly sexualise our child. But if he wears something that makes him feel beautiful, what right do I have to stop him wearing that dress because it might cause people to think things they shouldn’t be thinking?”  Uh, huh.  Allowing the child to pose in “drag” next to a naked man is not “overtly sexualizing” the child.  In what universe?  “Common sense and morality has gone into the toilet,” one commenter wrote, in what’s got to be the understatement of the year.

A website called “TransKids” claims on its home page that it’s “dedicated to providing young folks with gender expression gear and resources.”  Books on gender transition for kids who want to “change their genders,” are sold on the site.  And the site also sells prosthetic penises for young girls who identify as boys, that are said to be “discreet enough that they can be worn all day under clothes.”  Again, only ten short years ago this would have been considered to be child abuse.  Today, it’s called “standing up for diversity.”

 Dylan Pontiff, a “drag queen” who helps organize “story time” events for children at public libraries, has admitted he’s helping “groom” the young children to accept LGBT ideology when he reads pro-LGBT material to them at the events.  “This is going to be the grooming of the next generation. We are trying to groom the next generation,” said Pontiff.  In other words, the so-called “Drag Queen Story Hour” programs are turning our public libraries into platforms to advance the transgender revolution, and are becoming places where pro-homosexual activists are given access to children as young as three.  Says John Ritchie, director of TFP Student Action, “Instead of protecting the precious innocence of our children with wholesome stories, libraries are misusing our tax-dollars to harm their innocence…To attempt to dismantle and destroy the distinction between male and female is not only biologically ridiculous, but also a direct attack against God’s plan for us and for the family.  Everyone who loves the family should wake up, pray and push back.”  Indeed they should.  But they aren’t.  That’s the state of our nation, today.

Celine Dion, the highly-acclaimed pop singer, has launched a new gender-neutral clothing line for children as part of an ongoing attempt to eradicate God-given “gender norms.”  According to the website for the new clothing line, it’s designed to “liberate children from the traditional roles of boy/girl, and enable younger people to grow on values of equality with the freedom to strengthen their own power of personality based on mutual respect.” Catholic exorcist John Esseff has rightly labeled the action a “demonic” sign of the times.  Esseff noted his belief that the enemy is “going after children by confusing gender.”  He added, “This is definitely satanic. There is a mind behind it — an organized mindset. The devil is a liar and there are huge lies being told. This is being done for money, and there is divisiveness that comes from this — marks of the devil.”  I guess I couldn’t say it any better, except to add, this is indeed the state of the American nation, today.

According to the above news article, an 11-year old boy who was dressed in “drag” to imitate singer Gwen Stefani, recently pranced around the stage at Brooklyn’s 3 Dollar Bill bar, while grown men cheered and threw money.  The bar is described as ‘queer owned & operated,’ and ‘Brooklyn’s Premiere Queer Bar & Performance Venue.’  According to LifeSite News, “ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ recently devoted a segment to the boy during which his cross-dressing was celebrated as an example of individuality, and his parents were praised for their support of his drag hobby.”  While news media reports and the boy’s parents claim the child is “just doing what he loves but in a healthy way that is not overly sexual or provocative,” you can decide for yourself by watching one of his video “drag performances” here…if you can stomach it.

When officials at the LaFayette Public Library in Louisiana decided to ban “Drag Queen Story Time” events as the library, the ACLU filed suit against them, claiming it was a violation of the First Amendment.  According to a statement from the ACLU, “Kids who are different have to know it’s okay, and kids who aren’t different have to know it’s okay for other kids to be different. That’s what Drag Queen Story Time is all about.”  The library, which had been sued previously by two Christian groups for allowing the “Drag Queen Story Time” events to take place, is now waiting for the lawsuits to play out.

According to the above news article, “There’s a new line of underwear on the market, and it’s helping ‘transgender’ boys as young as five hide their penises. “Tuck Buddies” were created to be a “comfortable underwear option for transgender kids.” The product is designed with an extra layer at the front to “provide a bit of padding and coverage for young trans kids.” Said one customer five and a half year old male child considers himself to be a female, “My five and a half year old trans daughter has pretty much always presented as a female.  As an infant everyone assumed she was a baby girl…Around five, after transitioning, she really started noticing her penis more, and complaining about it ‘bothering her in all kinds of different ways.”  But when she purchased a pair of “Tuck Buddies” her child exclaimed, “Mama! These fix all my problems!”  A separate company called Transkids is not only selling a similar line of tuck-style underwear for young boys, but miniature silicone penises for girls as young as five.

Pedophiles are now rebranding themselves as “MAPs” or “Minor Attracted Persons” in an effort to gain acceptance and be included into the LGBT community, according to several reports from LGBT news sites.  According to Urban Dictionary, the blanket term MAP includes infantophiles (lovers of infants), pedophiles (lovers of pre-pubescent children), hebephiles (lovers of pubescent children), and ephebophiles (lovers of post-pubescent children).  These pedophiles seek to be a part of the LGBT+ community, even going so far as to make a “Pride” flag for Gay Pride Month.  This is what’s coming next in the LGBT saga, folks.  It’s just a matter of time.  You’ve seen how fast the LGBT movement has spread since the Supreme Court ruling made “gay marriage” legal only a few short years ago. First it was “gay marriage.”  Then it was adult transgenders.  Then it was child transgenders. And now they’re seeking “civil rights” for pedophiles.  If you’re waiting for the next iteration in the LGBT saga, this is it.  Mark my words.

In a new children’s book titled Santa’s Husband being published by Harper Collins, Santa is being re-cast as a black man in an interracial, same-sex relationship.  The children’s book follows Santa’s life in the North Pole, except in this version, he’ll have a white husband who fills in for him at shopping malls around the world.  The author of the book hopes the book will ultimately become a yuletide favorite “for couples and new families who are looking to begin their own kinds of holiday traditions.”

With her latest role as Batwoman, self-described “gender-fluid” actor Ruby Rose will play the first openly gay superhero in a TV series. Rose’s Batwoman was introduced to US television audiences on the CW network in December, and will move to a standalone series about Batwoman for the 2019–20 US TV season. The TV character is described as a highly trained street fighter with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind. “This is a childhood dream,” the actor said. “This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on TV and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you God,” she recently wrote.

A restaurant in the nation’s capital has agreed to a settlement that includes the payment of $7,000 in penalties and legal costs after the Attorney General of Washington, D.C. found the eatery guilty of discrimination against a man who identifies as a woman.  This, after one of the restaurants employees told the male customer he could not use the women’s bathroom.  After an internal investigation, the restaurant employee was fired, and the restaurant made a donation to a local transgender advocacy organization.  Nevertheless, the D.C. attorney general concluded the restaurant had “violated the district’s Human Rights Act,” resulting in the $7k in fines, penalties and legal costs.  Yes, this is Washington, DC, the capital of our nation, demonstrating the sick and depraved state of our nation.

A high school teacher in Virginia was fired for declining to use masculine pronouns for a female student who identifies as a boy, due to his Christian convictions. The termination came about despite the launch of a petition in support of the teacher and a large turnout in support of him at a public hearing.  The teacher had “inadvertently referred to the student with a feminine pronoun twice this school year, resulting in a complaint being lodged with the principal.”  The teacher was then fired for “insubordination” in light of the school board’s policies on discrimination.

An Episcopalian minister who prohibited pastors in his local diocese from officiating at same-sex wedding ceremonies has been restricted, by the presiding Bishop of the church, from invoking disciplinary procedures against clergy who choose to participate in homosexual ceremonies.  The Bishop, Michael Curry, stated, “I am called upon to take steps to ensure that same-sex marriage in The Episcopal Church is available to all persons to the same extent and under the same conditions in all Dioceses of the Church where same-sex marriage is civilly legal.”  In other words, even though Christ Jesus clearly stated in Mark 10:6-9, “But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh,” the Episcopal Church has apparently decided Jesus wasn’t “progressive” enough for them.  And yes, this is the same church that ordains LGBT people to the priesthood.  Come soon, Lord Jesus, come soon.

The Presbyterian Church pastor in California who faced community protests after posting a sign that reads “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change, the Bible does not” is now out of a job after being told by his co-elder that he can no longer follow his leadership and that all but one couple would leave the church if he continues as pastor.  The church had been the subject of two separate protests from homosexual-supporting. After the protests, the pastor found himself “lacking backing from the church.”

Even though Masterpiece Cake Shop owner Jack Phillips won a Supreme Court case after he had refused to decorate a cake for a couple celebrating their “gay wedding,” the state of Colorado has now taken him to court once again, this time for refusing to design a cake celebrating transgenderism.  As the above news article states, “Keep in mind that this is not just about destroying one man, it is about intimidating and terrorizing all Christians. It is also about destroying the social fabric of America — the joyous freedom we all enjoy in a live and let live world.”

Twitter says they will now start banning users who “misgender” or “deadname” transgender people.  The term “misgender” refers to pointing out someone’s true biological sex rather than the sex they “identify” with.  And the term “deadname” means to call a transgender person by the name they were given at birth, rather than the new name they’ve chosen to suit their gender preferences.  In other words, if you post to Twitter and refuse to call a transgender person “she” when in reality it’s a he, or if you post to Twitter and refer to a transgender person by their real birth name rather than their new transgender name, then Twitter can interpret that as “abuse” and “hate,” and ban the user.  Free speech?  Not anymore.  Not in America.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, a lesbian, was forced to apologize for comments she made on social media saying that natural born men who ‘proclaim themselves female’ should not be allowed to compete against women.  Navratilova’s remarks came in response to a question from a Twitter follower who asked her about transgender women in sport.  The nine-time Wimbledon champion wrote, “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women.  There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.”  In a flood of angry comments posted to her Twitter account, Navratilova’s comments were branded “bullying” and “discriminatory,” and she was forced to delete her initial post, and later promised to “educate herself on this issue.”

According to the above article, many women’s colleges, including some of the most prominent ones, are now admitting transgender students.  In other words, even though these are women’s colleges, they’re admitting men who “identify” as women.  On the other hand, women who identify as males are now being refused entrance to these colleges.  As the Kinks wrote back in the 60’s, “It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world.”  Indeed it is, now more so than ever.

One of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges is pushing a “queer theology” agenda with hopes of destabilizing traditional beliefs about what the Bible says about gender and sexuality. Swarthmore College, originally founded by Quakers, is offering courses in “queering the Bible” and “queering God.”  The courses provide “queer and transgender readings of biblical texts,” meaning they reinterpret Bible texts to be supportive of homosexual and transsexual practices.  The goal of the courses is to “destabilize long held assumptions about what the Bible – and religion – says about gender and sexuality.”  The school’s religion department is also teaching a class that questions the sexuality of the Almighty called, “Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology.”

Mattel, the producers of the Barbie and Ken dolls, has reportedly scheduled a meeting to enter into talks with two homosexual men who want the company to create same-sex “wedding” dolls in order to be inclusive of children who have homosexual family members. Matt Jacobi tagged Mattel in a recent Instagram post outlining that he plans to “wed” a man in May, and wanted to buy a gift for his niece to mark the occasion. He said that because Mattel doesn’t make a Barbie wedding set with two grooms, he “had to get creative” and buy another Ken to replace the Barbie in the box.  According to Jacobi, Mattel reached out to him after he posted on Instagram, and has now set up a meeting in Los Angeles next month to discuss with the design team the makings of a same-sex “wedding” set.

A man in Texas who is in the midst of divorce and custody proceedings has been accused by his wife of being “emotionally abusive” for not affirming their son as a girl. The man says that his son chooses to present himself as a boy when away from his mother, who has been dressing him as a female for the past three years and calling him “Luna” instead of “James.”  Neighbors agree with the father, claiming the boy “prefers to dress and act like a boy when he is away from his mother.”  But the mother claims her husband is “emotionally abusive” because he “treats him as a boy, including taking him to get his hair cut.”  This is what the nation has come to, folks.

A blasphemous video released on Tuesday by the founder of “Queer Theology” claims that Jesus is in a “pansexual, polyamorous” relationship with the Church, and that Christians can therefore have multiple romantic relationships as well. “If you’re one of those people who believes in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, well, Jesus is having personal relationships with billions of other people, too,” asserts Brian Murphy, who called Jesus a “relationship sl*t” and said that he is one, too. Murphy, who founded Queer Theology with Catholic priest Shannon Kearns, presents the argument that polyamory is biblical because Jesus has a “relationship” or “marriage” with the Church, which is comprised of many people. He points to Ephesians 5:32, which says that human marriage is to be a mirror of Christ and the Church. “In this marriage, Jesus isn’t married to one person; He’s married to an entire body of believers,” Murphy says. “Jesus is in a pansexual, polyamorous relationship with us.

Newly-elected Virginia congresswoman Jennifer Wexton is showing solidarity with the LGBTQ community by hanging a transgender pride flag alongside the official Virginia flag outside her D.C. office.  The congresswoman, who is also an aunt to a transgender child, told the Washingtonian that she raised the flag in front of her office as a show of support for the transgender community.  “The trans community has been under attack,” she said. “I wanted to show my solidarity because we are talking about my friends and family.”  Well, I beg to differ:  It’s the Christian community that’s been under attack in America.  And I don’t see any legislators flying the Christian flag outside of their D.C. offices.

Apple has officially removed an app from its store that was created to help people with same-sex attraction because of critics calling it “homophobic” in nature. The app, created by Living Hope Ministries, a Christian non-profit from Texas, works to proclaim a traditional Biblical view of marriage, that is, one between man and women.  The banning of the app came after Truth Wins Out, a national gay rights organization, created a petition to have the app removed from the App Store.  They deemed the app “bigoted,” “hateful,” and “dangerous, homophobic garbage.” They also said that the app was created by “hateful bigots and bullies” to aid in “tormenting LGBT youth.”

Three “ministers,” including one who identifies as homosexual and another as polyamorous, recently told the Huffington Post that they believe that sex before marriage is “not sinful,” and that it is rather “unreasonable,” “outdated and silly” to expect people to stay chaste until marriage. One said that he doesn’t “judge” those who choose to engage in random hookups, even if he doesn’t do so himself. The outlet interviewed Brandan Robertson, an open homosexual who leads Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego; Chalice Overy, who is an associate pastor at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina; and a man that was only identified as Michael, who says he is currently dating three women and a man, and serves as a clergyman in San Antonio, Texas.


I was watching an old vampire movie recently, in which a sultry female vampire dragged a female college student into an alley and bit her.  Later, when the college student confronted the female vampire and complained about the terrible changes taking place in her body, including her own lust for blood, the vampire retorted, “Don’t blame me.  You didn’t even resist.”

I immediately thought of that as an analogy for what’s happening to both Christianity and to this nation, today.  It’s as if the Borg from Star Trek were in charge of our lives, and suddenly we’ve come to embrace the idea that “Resistance Is Futile.”

But the Scripture tells us something quite different.  First of all, it tells us it’s our JOB, as Christians, to resist encroaching evil.  As St. James wrote in James chapter 4:

Jas 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 As you can see, the first order of business when confronted with encroaching evil is to “resist the devil.”

If we do this, in Jesus’ name, of course, the devil will flee from us.  BUT WE DON’T DO IT.  We passively sit back and wait for a man-king or someone else…anyone else…to save us from the situation.  We’re quite satisfied with a small bump in our paycheck and the illusion something is being done about the state of the nation, when in reality, it’s clearly growing worse and worse by the day.

Why isn’t Franklin Graham doing something about this?” I continually hear Christians say.  To which I reply, “Why aren’t you doing something about this?”

If Christians, for example, had boycotted Target department store en masse several years back when they first announced they were going to allow transsexual men to use the women’s bathrooms, and transsexual women to use the men’s bathrooms, Target would now be out of business.

And all other businesses thinking to cram transgenderism down our throats would be having second thoughts about participating in this blatant social engineering that’s specifically designed to overthrow the fundamental values of Christianity.

But instead of boycotting Target, Christians…yawned…and kept shopping.   And Target’s profits rose from $16.2 billion the year before to $16.8 billion the following year.  Their parking lots are full of shoppers — many of them dragging little children into the store, perhaps wanting them to gain their sex education in the bathroom stalls.

Listen:  God will not reward inactivity on the part of Christians.  God will not reward passivity.  God rewards action taken in accord with His Word.  Period.

As St. Jude also admonished Christians:

Jud 1:3  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.


Jud 1:4  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

God has a plan to get us through this mess, but that plan requires us, first and foremost, to “earnestly contend for the faith.”

I’ve taught many times that the phrase “earnestly contend” (Strong’s G-1864) in that verse means to fight with an adversary.  And when you further examine the etymology of the word, breaking it back to its original meaning, it means to fight like a champion boxer contending against someone out to take his title.

As St. Paul would later write to St. Timothy:

1Ti 6:12  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

That word “fight” once again means “to fervently struggle with an adversary” as a boxer contending for a title, or prize.  But the very thought of such a struggle makes most Christians cringe.  Let someone else do it.  “Hey, I’ve got an idea, let’s elect a new man-king and let him do it for us.”

The problem is, folks, electing a man-king instead of standing up like real men and women of God against the encroaching evil simply isn’t going to work.  Politicians work through compromise.  But with Christianity, there’s NO compromise with the world.  As St. Peter stated in Acts 5:29, “We must obey God rather than men.”

And as St. John stated in his first epistle, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions — is not from the Father but is from the world.” (1 John 2:15-16).

St. James agreed, stating, “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

As St. Paul stated in First Timothy, “Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.” (I Timonthy 5:20).

And as St. Paul noted in Galations 5:9, “A little leaven leavens the whole lump.”

I don’t hear much rebuking from Christians lately.  In fact, not in a long time.  Most have compromised with the world, and let the leaven in.  And the proof is in the pudding. If Christians were refusing to compromise with the world, our nation wouldn’t be in the state of moral and spiritual decline it’s in today.

Finally, as we learn in the Psalms:

Psa 1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.


Psa 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.


Psa 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.


Psa 1:4  The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.


Psa 1:5  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.


Psa 1:6  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

For those of you who aren’t mourning for the state of this once-great nation, you certainly ought to be.

Great again?  Sigh.  We’re now pretty much full throttle in Babylon, which is to say, the end-days captivity of confusion in which all things Godly are considered obsolete, and all things ungodly are considered to be the progressive Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave).

God help us all, and heal our once-great nation.  But I can assure you, until we turn back to Him as a nation, and as a people, in humble repentance, it’s only going to get worse.  As it’s written:

2Ti 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

And so it is.  And sadly, it’s very clearly reflected in the spiritual and moral state of our nation.

If President Trump were truly “God’s man in the White House,” as all too many Christians have claimed, this is the State of the Union message he’d have given.

Elijah certainly would have.  Same with John the Baptist.  Same with Jesus.  Oh, that they were here today, and this mess was over with.

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