Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Fascist Left, their ISIS Cousins, & The Recent NC Law

Let me state right up front that I am not a political blogger. I am not the sort of Christian, at least not any longer, that cares to get embroiled in the political nonsense that has come to shape American culture. I don’t know what percentage of the population in NC, or here in Charlotte classifies themselves as transgender and insists that they should be able to use whatever bathroom they please, but I can guess that the number is pretty darn small. In fact, that number has to be infinitesimally small. Some estimate that number to be around .2 to .3% of the population. So, lets say that applies to the state of NC. Let’s say that .3% of the people living in NC are transgender. The population in NC was at 9.9 million in 2014. That means that 29,700 people in NC are transgender. The population of Charlotte NC, which is where I live and where this controversy started is around 800k. That means there are 2400 people living in Charlotte NC who are transgender. On the flip side there are 400,000 women and girls in Charlotte alone who would stand to be negatively impacted by this law. And that number moves to nearly 5 million in the state of NC. Those are some interesting statistics. Now, let’s pretend that this law negatively affects every transgender person in Charlotte or even in NC. Even if that were true, the numbers are so small that it just doesn’t matter. Yes, I said it. It just doesn’t matter. Just how many people have to be negatively impacted by a law in order for us to be compelled to change it? One? Five? Ten? It just seems impracticable to me for us to shape laws specifically aimed at making sure that .3% of the population are supposedly psychologically comfortable and that is a huge conditional if ever there was one.

Now, let’s add one more point. I don’t believe the claim that transgender people somehow ought to be allowed to use the bathroom of their chosen gender. Science tells us that these people are men if they have a penis and women if they have a vagina. Seems like we want to go by science for most issues until it becomes inconvenient. What is so harmful if a person who wants to be called a “woman” is required to use the bathroom that most closely suits that sexual gender scientifically? I think the entire claim is bogus and the argument is completely lacking top to bottom. Scientifically speaking, those with a penis should be required to relieve themselves in the same restroom and those with a vagina should have to relieve themselves in the same restroom. Scientifically, it really is that easy. They have been doing this all their lives. What changed? Why now should they be allowed to switch? Is it damaging? Is it harmful for a transgender man to use a male restroom? Of course not! So what is the problem? The problem is imagined at best. There is no good reason to allow perverted men, who want to claim that they are women, to use women’s restrooms. Not one. And there are plenty of reasons to insist that they continue to use the men’s room like every other human with a penis has to do. So, if the city of Charlotte, NC had not been so insane in their insistence on allowing transgender men the ability to use women’s public restrooms, I would likely not be blogging about this issue today. If municipalities are going to be that idiotic, then the state has no recourse but to step in and restore some sanity at the local level.

But there is something more sinister going on as a result of the NC law. One prominent Hollywood director is threatening to punish NC because it did something that dares to disagree with his belief on this subject. Rob Reiner says he won’t film in NC until the state bows down and kisses his feet and agrees to see things the way he does. That’s not all. The NBA is considering whether or not it will move the 2017 All-Star game as a result of the move. And, in addition to this, the NCAA is reviewing tournaments in NC going forward to determine how it will react to the new law. The mayor of San Francisco has even banned travel to NC because he does not like the state’s new law. I never thought that America would be destroyed during my lifetime, but I must confess, she is all but dead. If the old America has not breathed her last breath, she is surely on the verge at this point. I am sure there will be more piling on to come.

It is the nature of fascism to forcibly suppress opposition and criticism. If you disagree with the belief that transgender people ought to be allowed to use the restroom of their choice, and instead, hold to the view that science should dictate where they relieve themselves, you are immediately classified as a hater, and dismissed as an oppressive bigot. Now, we are moving from sticks and stones to something far worse. Corporations are jumping in and deciding that unless you submit to their philosophies, they will punish you financially. In other words, if you want to buy and sell and eat, then you must agree with their view of the world. If you dare to disagree with their philosophies, then they will punish you severely until you do. What I would like to know is how this behavior is even a smidgen different from what ISIS is doing on the other side of the Atlantic and around the world. What is the difference between cutting a person’s head off if they don’t like your ideology or slowly starving them to death? It seems to me that Rob Reiner, the NBA, and the NCAA, and the NFL are much closer in their views to ISIS than they really care to admit. Both groups adopt the very same totalitarianism regarding their philosophies: their way or no way. We all know that it’s just a matter of time before Churches are forced to marry and employ gay people regardless of their deeply held religious beliefs or lose their tax exempt status. Such laws will surely create an underground church in American and perhaps we will be better off for it. Who knows?

As a Christian, what is one to do? Well, we are Christians, not American Christians. We are Christians. Peter informed us, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” We are our own nation in Christ. We are a people for God’s possession. Why? So that we may proclaim His excellencies. He has called us out of darkness into His light. Oh wait....wrong; His marvelous light. So what should we do? Start a petition? Elect Trump? Protest? Get involved in politics? No, no, and are you kidding me! We should go into all the world and make disciples. We should baptize those who believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We should preach the gospel to every creature. We should always be ready to give an answer to those who ask us for the reason of the hope that is in us. We should warn all men of the wrath to come. We should love one another in front of the whole world so that all would see our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven. We should rejoice when we are scorned and threatened and persecuted and called haters and bigots and racists for the name of Christ. That’s what we should do. And we should do it with our entire being, holding back nothing! We must hold each others hands tighter than ever. We must be more firmly knit together than we ever have! And we must start doing these things yesterday! If you think we are getting America back, I have news for you...we never really had her. It was an illusion. Although I admit it was a pretty good one. Stop trying to get America back. Start preaching the gospel, witnessing, sharing your faith, denouncing wickedness, insisting that your brothers and sisters who name Christ ACT LIKE IT. And, suck it up and get tough. Get used to being hated, mocked, marginalized, and rejected. After all, doesn't that all sound familiar? If it doesn't, then you haven't read the gospels or any of the NT and if you did, you paid it no attention. Welcome to Christianity!

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