More Marriage and Family Warfare
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.
13 Replies to “More Marriage and Family Warfare”
The US State Department commissars are playing with words for ideological purposes but underlying biological reality is still the same, massively so. A more objective arrangement would be to keep the mum /dad distinction and designate same-sex “parents” guardians. One could then cross-out which ever term does not apply.
Isn’t there a theory on the Left that in the culture wars the Left must shape language, control the terms of debate, load the argument, so that all of us millions of sheep will change our thoughts and attitudes and pretend that up is down, black is white and morality is mere opinion?
The rapid advancement of attitudes, which are so foreign to human nature and the natural order of things, could only have happened with not only the support but also the encouragement of the media. As John mentioned above the Left has actually convinced a section of the community that black is white and up is down. They do it through bullying tactics, so that, first of all they convince some of their colleagues that they are bigots unless they go along with their trendy “philosophy”. The next stage is to drag into the net some clergy, who think it’s the end of the world should someone accuse them of being “old fashioned” with their “outdated” Ten Commandments. Rather than being considered “not with it” these clergy never do the job they are commissioned to do. They never preach against homosexuality, abortion or adultery etc., in case they offend someone. In fact, with their negligence, they do offend someone much more important than the public, they offend God.
Frank Bellet, Petrie Qld
Due to the strength of the objections, the US State Dept. has modified their original decision to eliminate ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ – now they will have ‘Mother or parent’ and ‘Father or parent.’
However, there will be growing confusion (or chaos) as to how to determine parentage and fill out such documents with the eugenics and IVF, sperm and egg donorship, surrogate parenting (as well as promiscuity, adultery and divorce) being practiced.
Thanks Sybil for that information. The public must have wasted no time in objecting to this Obama travesty. It was only yesterday that I received notification of this from a news company in the USA. I hope the public will respond like that whenever Obama tries out another swiftie, although I must say that his so-called compromise is just as bad and will revert to the original Satanic policy after a bit of a breather. Ditto Australians, when Labor tries out the introduction of some of their death-wish legislation.
Frank Bellet, Petrie Qld
The way I see it is that so many marriages in the western world have collapsed and consequently so many people are having to deal with the aftermath of broken families. I would not be surprised if broken families outnumber intact marriages and this large proportion of hurt people want to make their lives positive by legislation instead of feeling “second class” to heterosexual marriage. The knowledge of God is regarded as unproven, intangible, invisible and easily dismissible in their pursuit of happiness. I realise that not all same sex couples come from broken families. The bottom line seems to be the ability to maintain a relationship and some people even regard this as unrealistic and unnecessary. My point was going to be: with the massive breakdown of male/female marriages, how soon before the novelty wears off with same sex relationships and the western world becomes a feral jungle?
I am lucky enough to have been married to my sole husband for many years – quite a rare phenomenon these days. At one point we broke up and I warned him that it was as if we were holding a loaded gun to our child’s head – referring to potential emotional damage. After some weeks we were reunited with renewed appreciation of each other and the preciousness of our relationship. The code that has been right for me comes from the ten commandments and the Lord’s prayer.
The huge task seems to be to convince people of the sanctity of marriage and family rather than pursuing legislation which justifies broken relationships, on an equality for all basis. This brings us back to the woeful failure of church ministers to put the living message across and it is becoming clear that some of them don’t even believe in God. It’s thanks to people like you, Bill, with your debating website and your passionate belief that we have a chance to resuscitate Christianity and let the light of its wisdom shine, so to speak. I am now beginning to see what that weird word “fellowship” means.
At first glance this stuff makes me sick! But then, after I get my breath back, I say to myself “As a Christian you must see all people as individuals that Jesus loved and died for”. On this basis I then started to pray for this “group” masquerading as a church, that the Lord would grant them repentance and that their “group” would disintegrate and reintegrate as people who have seen their need for repentance and forgiveness. As Christians, we must never forget that if people live like this and continue to influence others to do the same then their condemnation will be severe, especially if they are holding themselves out as believers, God will not be mocked and these people as well as the rest of us would do well to remember that. As for Obama, I think sane minded Americans will rue the day that they let their guard down and gave this fellow a shot at being the most powerful man in the world. He needs to go – fast!
Praying daily for revival in the church Bill (yes, and in me!), for only when we allow God to breathe the fire of revival through our veins will those flames then awaken the world around us.
Lord, revive us, at whatever cost revive your bride in this day.
This is not exactly a comment, but I have copied what I believe to be the most relevant part of an article called the Herrick Report, which can be read in full here
What we are experiencing now is not new but merely a full blown version of an experiment carried out during the early days of the Russian Revolution until Stalin put a stop to it. I quote:
Pre-Stalinist Soviet Union
In analyzing Marxism, historian Arnold Toynbee revealed that it is a distinctly ‘religious’ secular humanist inspiration whose God is the Goddess of Historical Necessity. Marxism, states Toynbee, “is the apocalyptic vision of a violent revolution which is inevitable because it is the decree … of (the Goddess), and which is to invert the present roles of Proletariat and Dominant Majority … in a reversal of roles which is to carry the Chosen People … from the lowest to the highest place in the Kingdom of this World.” (A Study of History) In other words, the Christian culture was to be turned upside-down and the chosen ones — the proletariat and their subculture — placed into positions of dominance. The new Kingdom was to be matrist and polymorphously perverse.
In the pre-Stalinist Soviet Union, Bolshevik religious fanatics — believing they were “scientific high-priests” endowed with “God-like” creative powers — literally attempted to scientifically re-engineer not only a New Man but a polymorphously perverse Kingdom of this World where androgynous beings could move fluidly into and out of sexually-gratifying relationships. Before they could begin this monstrously inhuman project, Marxists first had to deconstruct both man and his existing culture.
The first order of business was to ‘exorcise’ God, Creator of the Universe. This they attempted to do by declaring a ‘separation of church and state.’ “The Bolsheviks took power in 1917 and declared a separation of church and state. Thus the Russian Orthodox Church found itself without official state backing for the first time in its history.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Orthodox_Church)
Abolishing the ‘oppressive’ traditional family came next. Toward this end, universal moral law was tossed aside, wives and mothers were forced into factories, abortions made free, and divorces attained within minutes. Catastrophe ensued: “When the Bolsheviks came into power in 1917, they regarded the family … with fierce hatred and set out … to destroy it. One must live in Russia today, amid the atmosphere of torment, disgust, and disillusionment that pervades sex relations, the chaos, uncertainty, and tragedy that hover over the Russian family … Some men have twenty wives, living a week with one, a month with another … Abortions cover our villages with shame. Formerly we did not even hear of them.” (The Russian Effort to Abolish Marriage, by a Woman Resident in Russia; Atlantic Monthly, Vol.138, No.1, pp 108-114, July 1926).
Bolsheviks ‘liberated’ thousands upon thousands of hapless children from their ‘oppressive’ families. Taking control of schools, they filled the heads of children with worthless propaganda and perverse ‘sex education.’ Additionally, they told them God is dead and they had evolved from fish. Children were psychologically (spiritually) manipulated into not only turning against their own families, but into spying upon them as well. The consequences of this evil were enormous. Families and culture were devastated; children’s lives were destroyed as they became child rapists, murderers, thieves, bullies, and outright sociopaths.
‘Equality’ (sameness) was created between “natural intercourse” and the paraphilias, including sodomy. “Concerning … sodomy, and various other forms of sexual gratification, which are set down in European legislation as offences against public morality — Soviet legislation treats these the same as so-called ‘natural intercourse’.” (Soviet Union in the 1920s: Scientific, Not Utopian) http://www.workers.org)
Like falling dominoes, the collapsing family led to the fall of social order, culture, and then the economy, unleashing a tidal wave of crime, corruption, sexual debauchery, and chaos. When Stalin came to power, he took immediate steps to restore order. The family and ethics were restored, abortion and divorce made difficult to obtain, and sodomy, gender-bendering, etc. were re-criminalized. In taking these steps, Stalin destroyed the Bolshevik’s ‘revolution,’ for which they hate him to this day.
But it is here in our midst.
David Skinner, UK
But the picture is worse for whilst we concentrate on western sins, our Governments are allowing Muslims to persuade super markets to sell us halal meat without our knowledge. At the same time governments are bending over backwards to allow Muslims not to serve pork under their roofs whilst forcing us to go after strange flesh under our roofs.
“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude verse 7 KJV
Dhimmitude and sodhimmitude are running neck and neck
David Skinner, UK
“Dhimmitude and sodhimmitude are running neck and neck”
That’s an interesting turn of phrase that raises a good question. Just how are conservative Moslems and homosexual activists going to cope with each other when the Islamist faction gains political clout equal to that of the homosexuals in Western societies? On the one hand you have Moslems who talk of executing homosexuals and on the other hand you have a brazen group that flaunts itself, spoiled by liberal society, saying what it likes. So far I haven’t heard of Moslems protesting the homosexual Mardi Gras, but give them time.
Thanks to David Skinner for the Herric report link which has opened my eyes to the legacy of the Bolshevik revolution which is with us today. I attach a link below which discusses the conservative prime minister of the UK paying homage, presumably all unaware, to the ideas of Saul Alinsky for his vision of a Big Society to be built on the model of America’s Community Organisers, which in reality employs urban guerrilla tactics to subvert society.It’s a Daily Mail article which is vilified for being fascist and full of lies but personally I find it one of the few newspapers which actually reports the news. One thing that seems to hold the left together is the sense of deprivation, unfairness, envy, the oppressed workers but as soon as these oppressed people get a chance to live the high life they grab it. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s goods” – if more people in the West stamped envy out of their lives they would be so much happier – for sure. Unlike pre-revolutionary Russia, we are not held in serfdom and came out of that in the Middle Ages.
Isn’t it easier when we follow an instruction manual that has been tried and tested, and has been found to be true for thousands of years.
I will never have any trouble remembering that I am the father of my two sons, and my wife (not partner) who shares my name, is the mother of both of them.
I can imagine further confusion when people have to remember whether they were parent 1 or 2. Who goes first? Is it the male or female? Who decides? Who is the head of the household? Would the children need to introduce their parents as number 1 and number 2?
This is one step further away from the institute of marriage as established by our Father God as an example of the Father’s love for his children. Already they have tinkered with the example that marriage should be of the love that Jesus has for his Bride by trying to smear opposite sex marriage and allow same sex partners. God forbid that the same act that caused God to destroy towns should ever be allowed to be called marriage.
Richard Jardine, Box Hill, Victoria
Perhaps instead of mother and father we could have ‘ovum-provider’ and ‘sperm-provider’. After all no matter what permutation the structure of the ‘family’ takes no child is conceived (or produced) without a man and a woman providing the genetic material. Everyone has male and female biological parents.