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The Slope Keeps Getting More and More Slippery

Jul 11, 2012

When warnings go unheeded, soon things reach a point of no return. When prophetic voices are raised, only to fall on deaf ears, eventually it gets too late to do much more warning. We are now pretty much at this point in the West. For decades now many of us have warned about where all this radical social engineering is taking us.

Yet many refused to listen, and many refused to care. But each new day brings more examples of a slippery slope which is now actually a precipitous cliff. Whether it is the radical homosexual lobby, or creeping sharia, or the rise of secularist statism, things are going downhill at an ominous pace.

And in all this we must bear in mind the normative effect of the law. When governments legalise something they make it acceptable and it soon become normative, and then mandatory. What was once forbidden becomes accepted. What was once accepted becomes imperative.

We see examples of this all around us. I have so many examples simply from today’s headlines that it is hard to know where to begin. And one article can scarcely do justice to this slippery slope in action. So let me just throw out a number of very recent examples, providing only the briefest of details and commentary on each.

Case 1. Since the militant rainbow warriors are so often at the forefront of all this, let me start there. The US military provides a perfect example of the slippery slope in action. Consider this: “The U.S. Department of Defense’s recognition of Gay Pride Month less than a year after the repeal of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ (DADT) is the new ‘stark reality’ that behavior once considered by the military as grounds for court martial is now celebrated, says the director of a chaplain alliance group.

“‘For the first time ever, the Department of Defense is making a positive event over behavior (sodomy) that had been a court martial offense a year ago, Chaplain (Col.) Ron Crews, USAR retired, executive director for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, told The Christian Post on Monday. Now the DoD is wanting to honor that behavior. That’s the stark reality that we’re living in now’.”

Case 2. Special rights for homosexuals, including marriage rights, changes everything. Consider this situation in California: “From the moment the push to redefine marriage began, the most militant of the would-be redefiners deployed a ‘scorched earth policy’ toward marriage to achieve their goals. In other words, they proved willing not just to alter, but also to destroy marriage and the family in order to establish conditions where they could reconstruct marriage – and all of society – according to their own designs.

“And part of this scorched earth policy, as we’re now seeing it in California, is the effort to recognize more than two parents for children. That’s right—SB 1476, a bill that gives judges the power to pretend that a child could have ‘three or more’parents—has made it through the state Senate and is now with the Assembly. And once a child has two mothers and a dad or two dads and mother, how small is the step to allowing the two moms to ‘marry’ or the two dads to ‘marry’?”

Case 3. And the slippery slope sure can be found in plenty of churches as well. Those who start tinkering with God’s word and his authority soon find themselves on a downward spiral that shows no signs of bottoming out. Consider the theological liberals in the Episcopalian church in the US:

“Sixteen years after first allowing gays and lesbians to become priests and nine years after installing its first gay bishop, the Episcopal Church on Tuesday became the largest Christian denomination in the U.S. to offer religious blessings to same-sex couples.

“The monumental decision, approved by a thick margin at the church’s triennial General Convention in Indianapolis, means that priests in the 1.9 million-member church can officiate blessings to same-sex couples who are in long-term relationships beginning in December.

“The church’s House of Deputies voted 171 to 41, with nine people saying they were divided, to support a same-sex blessings liturgy that will be used during a three-year trial before the church meets again and decides if it should be permanent.”

Case 4. Nowhere do we find the slippery slope doing its pernicious thing more than in the case of homosexual marriage. The activists scream until they are blue in the face that legalising homosexual marriage will not change anything, and that there will be no slippery slope to come. They are of course lying through their teeth.

I have documented this numerous times now, with the push for polyamory being the next main domino to fall. I have even had to recently open an entire new section on my website devoted to the growing campaign for legalised polyamory.

Here then is some more evidence of all this. Consider this incredible headline and opening paragraph from an Australian paper: “The Greens have been caught trying to promote the asylum seeker crisis as political bait to attract new members to its youth wing. Secret minutes of a meeting on June 30 also revealed that the leadership of the Australian Young Greens party wanted to push for a public debate on polyamorous marriage, which allows people to have several wives or husbands.

“The minutes showed the Young Greens’ leadership advocated the use of the ‘refugee issue’ to boost its base while it had been ‘hitting’ the news…. The meeting also criticised the party’s cloak of secrecy around its policy debates and annual conferences, and called for greater public discussion on some of its policy platforms, which now appears to also include polygamy.”

Case 5. And of course what is good for the homosexual militants and their various kinky hangers on is also good for the Muslims. They too are quite keen on redefining marriage and family. They have always been into polygamy, and they want it legalised here in Australia. Consider this:

“Victoria’s largest mosque has been forced into an embarrassing back-down after women were told they must ‘fulfil the rights’ of their husbands and share him with other women. In a move that has outraged local Muslim women, at least one Preston Mosque committee member authorised a post on its official Facebook page instructing women that polygamy was a better alternative to divorce and husbands were ‘someone you share’.

“‘It is very important for a wife to fulfil the rights of her husband. Why? Because Allah commanded her to, after marriage Jannah is through her husband, and also the husband is your partner. A partner is someone you share with not someone who does things for you,’ said the post.”

I don’t know about you but these five examples (and there would be plenty more such recent cases) all sound a whole lot like slippery slopes to me. They all perfectly illustrate the very thing we have been warning about for years now. Once you open the door just a bit to the radical agendas, soon the floodgates open.

For decades we have been warning about where all these sorts of things would be heading. The activists and those too sleepy or too unconcerned all laughed and scoffed at us. But all these warnings are coming to pass right before our very eyes. And if all this is happening now, just imagine what diabolical moonbattery will be occurring in a year from now.

Don’t say you have not been warned. We told you so – over and over again. So when will you finally wake up, listen, and start doing something about all this?

www.christianpost.com/news/military-gay-pride-behavior-once-grounds-for-court-martial-now-celebrated-77219/
townhall.com/columnists/austinnimocks/2012/07/08/californias_scorched_earth_policy_toward_marriage
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/episcopal-church-gay-couples-same-sex-blessings_n_1663291.html
www.news.com.au/national/greens-caught-recruiting-youth-on-refugee-issue/story-fndo4bst-1226422915898
www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/preston-mosque-in-strife-over-telling-wives-to-share-their-husbands-with-other-women/story-e6frf7kx-1226422997012

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24 Responses to The Slope Keeps Getting More and More Slippery

  • Scary stuff indeed.

    Ross McPhee

  • Awake, listening, not sure what I can do to stop it.

    Marcus Anderson

  • Thanks Marcus

    Hey if you have those first two qualities, then the third will not be hard to figure out. You are at least two steps ahead of most people.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Paul Wakeford:
    Except that we (or Turnbull) are not standing at the top of the slippery slope as Andrew Bolt wrote. Rather we’ve slipped quite a way down and we’re gaining speed.

    Dominic Snowdon

  • But it is not just a matter of the “diversity of relationships” that we need to be concerned about: the number of partners; the duration of such partnerships; or the nature of the partners involved in such associations.

    Even more alarming is the diversity of sexual behaviours being promoted by so-called public-funded charities.

    http://www.alansangle.com/?p=1035
    http://www.alansangle.com/?p=1049

    David Skinner, UK

  • Speaking of homosexual militants. See the flack that Brad Pitt’s mum copped from the homo-bullies after standing up for traditional morality.

    Michelle Malkin;

    Hollywood and the American left love diversity, except when it offends their “progressive” value system.

    Witness the reaction to actor Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane, who publicly opposed President Obama’s re-election. Mrs. Pitt’s pro-life, anti-gay marriage statement to her local paper last week enflamed the Tolerance Mob. And her mere expression of dissident political views exposed the glittering hypocrisy of the left-wing “No H8” campaign.

    In a letter to the editor for Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader, Mrs. Pitt responded to another reader who argued that Christians should not support Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith. Arguing for interfaith tolerance, she praised Romney’s “high morals” and “business experience.” The celebrity mom urged “prayerful consideration” from fellow Christians before voting for Obama — “a man,” she pointed out, “who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”

    Self-appointed Tinseltown anti-bigotry cops blew their tops. The Hollywood Reporter labeled Mrs. Pitt’s letter “anti-gay.” Gossip website Global Grind, founded by rap mogul Russell Simmons, called her “homophobic.” Perez Hilton, an L.A.-based gossip website operator and hanger-on to the stars who fronts the “No H8” gay-marriage movement in California, pounced on Mrs. Pitt as “mommy dearest.”

    http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2012/07/11/in_defense_of_brad_pitts_mom/page/full/

    Damien Spillane

  • Those links you have there, David, are disgusting. It is amazing what depraved behaviour is being encouraged by groups. Scatology is definitely not healthy, since there could be any sort of parasites or bad bacteria there that we don’t know about.

    Ian Nairn

  • The time of God’s mercy won’t last indefinitely. His justice must also come and everything unholy be swept away in the light of his fully revealed holiness. That thought must surely urge us to work and pray for the salvation of everyone we can reach. There could be yet millions of “eleventh hour” people just waiting to hear from us. We don’t have to make our little efforts bear fruit, only God can do that; but I know, for sure, He wants my little effort and that of every one of us. We all matter when it comes to bringing in God’s kingdom so let’s pray “Thy kingdom come ” with that truth in mind. I’m talking to myself here too since I need a good shake up as much as anyone!

    Anna Cook

  • Isn’t it about time the sane amongst us started to use our own vocabulary instead of that insisted upon by the cultural Marxists and the homosexual rights lobby?

    Spades need to be called spades, sexual anarchists need to be called just that.

    Alan Williams

  • Unfortunately its too late Bill. Most Christians are just overwhelmed and apathetic. We feel like we are caught in an elevator in free fall just waiting for it to hit the bottom!. Fortunately the Devil knows he has only a little time left!
    As far as the Wau Wau Sisters even in Brisbane is concerned the best advice you can give people is stay away!
    John Bradford

  • Thanks John

    Yes and no actually. Unless you or I are God, we can never say it is too late. Only God know when things are beyond the point of no return. So we occupy till he comes, and keep busy with the work of the Kingdom at all levels. We do not succumb to undo pessimism, despair, negativity, or defeatism. There is always work to be done, prayers to be said, and salt and light business to be engaged in. Never say never.

    As to the sleazy Wau Wau show in Brisbane, we all must take a stand against this blasphemous filth. See here: http://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/events/view/the-wau-wau-sisters-last-supper

    The best advice is not to just stay away but to do something about it. Taxpayers are funding it. The festival is supported and endorsed by the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council. Here are relevant contact details.
    Premier Campbell Newman thepremier@premiers.qld.gov.au
    Treasurer Tim Nicholls clayfield@parliament.qld.gov.au ; treasurer@ministerial.qld.gov.au
    Arts Minister, Ros Bates scienceandIT@ministerial.qld.gov.au
    Lord Mayor Graham Quirk http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/governance-strategy/councillors-wards/lord-mayor-graham-quirk/contact-the-lord-mayor/index.htm
    Local councillor mine is Kim Flessor northgate.ward@ecn.net.au

    Evil must be resisted, not just hidden away from. Imagine if folks told Wilberforce, if you don’t like slaves, stay away from them. Of if pro-lifers were told, if you don’t like abortions stay away from them.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • A Nation’s thinking is in ruins before its economy crashes.
    Doesn’t Malcolm Turnbull read newspapers or watch T.V.? Or does he just not believe what he sees or reads?

    Arthur Hartwig

  • Bill, what are the things you think we most need to do?

    Louise Le Mottee

  • Thanks Louise

    Assuming we are talking about believers here, I would say we must begin at the most basic level. First the church must clean up its act. We must repent of our carnality, compromise and apathy. We need to pray more than ever before. We need to work more than ever before. We need to be salt and light more than ever before. We need to get involved in politics more than ever before. We need to reclaim the media, the universities, the judiciary, the arts, and so on. There are millions of things we can do, but getting right with God must be the first step.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Thanks Damien. Yes I write about the Brad and Jane Pitt story here:

    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2012/07/12/brad-and-angelina-culture-wars/

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • One has to look ahead and think: when the slope has been slipped down, what depths will then be plumbed? Temptation is out there waiting to be tried; but beware of death of the soul!

    In the UK our Deputy Prime Minister admitted some years ago to “sleeping with no more than 30 women”. With that sort of number, it must have been pretty pedestrian sex, no love at first sight euphoria there! With that track record we can do without homilies from him on what true love is all about when he promotes the redefinition of marriage.

    I believe “The Word was made flesh and lived among us full of grace and truth”. I also believe the words of Jesus, when He said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. This means everything to me. It means nothing to the majority of the political class who are leading us astray.

    Rachel Smith, UK

  • Australian Baptist minister Rowland Croucher was on the ABC’s religion report this week stating that the Bible gives no instruction on ssm. He is also involved with John Mark ministries. I guess that viewpoint gave him easy access to the ABC.
    When Tony Abbot”s Christianity got drawn into question because his views on asylum seekers, they interviewed a retired Catholic bishop who also toed the ABC PC line on that issue. It seems “Christians” get a say as long as they say “the right thing”.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Yes quite right Ursula

    You will only get lefty trendy Christians, apostate Christians, reprobate Christians, and heretical Christians getting a free ride with the ABC in particular and the MSM in general. The fact that the secular left media loves these guys so tells you a lot about their faith, or lack thereof.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Dear Bill, Thank you for this article. I notice the last item about Victoria’s largest mosque promoting adultery and polygamy has not been mentioned on ABC or any other media but ABC in particular are quick to criticise the methods used by volunteers teaching Christianity in schools. Only this morning they showed a parent and a university professor in QLD who were campaigning on behalf of children who did not attend religion classes because they said they were being discriminated against. They said that volunteers were teaching children about “burning in Hell” and the world literally being created in seven days. Whilst there may be some truth to these claims I am sure that these are in the minority and that the majority of Christian volunteers teaching in schools are sensible and not teaching such fundamentalist beliefs. It is obvious that the ABC wants the teaching of Christianity in schools to end so they will not miss ANY opportunity to discredit it without further investigation. No wonder society is becoming so anti-Christian when we have a television network so blatantly anti Christian.
    Patricia Halligan

  • Eh? “after marriage Jannah [Paradise/Eden/Heaven] is through her husband” ??? Another example of how Islam and Christianity differ.

    John Angelico

  • Patricia, the world was created in six days not seven and what is wrong with teaching children that hell is a real place? It’s true that such politically incorrect views are likely to get Christian RE teachers kicked out of our secular indoctrination camps (public schools), but what concerns me is what worthwhile Christian truths are there that are acceptable to our secular overlords in the government and public education bureaucracies?

    Ewan McDonald, Victoria.

  • Hi Bill!
    I read your very fine article under ‘Culture Watch’ entitled “Social Engineering and the Abuse of Children” in the July, 2012 edition of Rev Fred Nile’s ‘Family World News’. I highly commend you for it. I would appreciate it if you could email me a copy of the article if it is okay with you so that I can share it with some of my email contacts.
    Noel P. Brown

  • Thanks Noel

    The article is here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2011/10/18/social-engineers-and-the-abuse-of-children/

    You can send folks that link, or copy and paste and send the article itslef.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

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