The greater something is, the more likely it will be attacked. The greatest social institutions of all time, marriage and family, are now under severe assault, and have been for quite some time now. Certainly since the cultural revolution of the 1960s, the cultural Marxists have especially been training their guns on these institutions.
Examples abound, and many sites – including this one – have documented this relentless war against marriage and family. I here simply offer two more clear examples of this attack. One concerns the US, and the other has to do with a Melbourne story.
Overseas, the Obama administration has continued its war against the family. Obama has consistently and vigorously sought to aid and abet the militant homosexual cause, and has been more than happy to see heterosexual marriage and the natural family be gutted along the way.
Consider his latest act of cultural warfare against parenthood and children. His administration has decided that the words “mother” and “father” must go from U.S. passport applications. Instead applicants will only be given the option of “parent one” and “parent two”.
Yes, that’s right: another step to eradicate altogether the very concept of mum and dad, and replace it with a politically correct bit of nonsense to placate those who would destroy marriage and family. To keep this tiny minority of homosexual activists happy, the PC militants in the Obama administration are happy to completely deconstruct family and parenting.
The US State Department website offered this ‘rationale’ for these radical changes: “These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families.”
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council rightly complained, “Only in the topsy-turvy world of left-wing political correctness could it be considered an ‘improvement’ for a birth-related document to provide less information about the circumstances of that birth. This is clearly designed to advance the causes of same-sex ‘marriage’ and homosexual parenting without statutory authority, and violates the spirit if not the letter of the Defense of Marriage Act.”
There is no mistaking the fact that this was done for one reason only: to further promote the radical homosexual agenda. No wonder homosexual leaders are gushing in praise for this move. One lesbian activist put it this way: “Changing the term mother and father to the more global term of parent allows many different types of families to be able to go and apply for a passport for their child without feeling like the government doesn’t recognize their family”.
Great – destroy a universal and millennia-old institution just so we can remake society in the image of activist social engineers. But this is occurring all over the Western world. Consider a story which was reported only just recently here in Australia.
A new homosexual “church” has been set up in Melbourne. It was started by a lesbian who came over from the US to further undermine marriage and family. The church “pastor” Becky Bauer said, “Our vision is to see LGBT people come back into fellowship with God. While some churches are accepting, they don’t have an active outreach like we do, but we are not just a gay and lesbian church, we are all inclusive.”
Folks in the “church” are praying for same-sex marriage to be legalised. Said Bauer, “We’re looking forward to a time when we can join gay and lesbian couples in marriage”. One congregation member explained, “I’m very pro anything that makes bonds between a couple stronger”.
There you have it. The same God who instituted heterosexual marriage and family, and who clearly declared homosexuality to be a sin, is now being turned into a defender of homosexual rights and the destabilisation of opposite-sex marriage.
We of course expect secularists to push radical social agendas and wage war on God’s standards and God’s design for human sexuality. We don’t expect it from those who call themselves Christians. But Jesus made it absolutely clear that people would come in his name, pushing false doctrines and false beliefs.
The New Testament everywhere warns about how deception and false teachers would infiltrate the church of Christ and seek to destroy it from within by their false teachings and immoral lifestyles. The warnings are quite explicit, so we should not be surprised that this is taking place.
But what should shock us all is the audacity and the blatant rebellion which is being manifest here, and how such people seek to mask their destructive lifestyles and phony gospels in the name of Christianity.
Whether false prophets in the churches, or social engineers in the White House, the ongoing war against marriage and family is not about to let up. These folks will keep pushing their agenda until they see God’s institutions fully and finally eradicated.
Unless we stand up and resist all such attempts, the only question we will be left with is when this revolution will be completed, not if.