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Punishing Good, Rewarding Evil, Blessing Idiocy

Dec 22, 2019

The sexual meltdown of the West is now almost complete:

My title pretty well sums up most of the West. We have had a complete inversion of values over the past half-century or more. Not all that long ago we used to celebrate virtue, withstand evil, and frown upon stupidity. But all that seems to have gone topsy turvy nowadays.

What we have now is pretty much the perfect reflection of what a prophet of God warned against two and a half millennia ago: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

Examples of this are of course endless, and if it were not for all this moral and mental madness afflicting our culture, there would be far fewer articles on this website! So much of this insanity comes in the form of the hyper-sexual revolution (homosexualism, transgenderism, etc), and so much of it is directly aimed at destroying our Judeo-Christian culture.

Consider five recent cases of this. The first may be the most idiotic and diabolical of the lot: a man in the US has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for burning a homosexual flag. I kid you not. As one report states, “An Iowa man will spend up to 16 years behind bars for stealing a pride flag from an Iowa church and setting it on fire — a sentence that even a local LGBTQ group says might be excessive.” nypost.com/2019/12/20/iowa-man-who-burned-pride-flag-stolen-from-church-sentenced-to-16-years/

Let me immediately state the obvious:
-I of course do not condone theft.
-I am not necessarily in favour of burning flags.
-Why in the world was a “Christian” church flying this flag in the first place?
-Why is this a hate crime, while burning the American flag is “freedom of speech”?

And everything that is so blatantly wrong with this can be pointed out straight away:
-One can burn an American flag in the US and face no consequences.
-One can rape and murder someone and get a far more lenient sentence.
-One can be a convicted terrorist and serve less time in prison.
-One can commit real hate crimes against Christians and Christian churches and go scot free.

All that this episode tells you is that the homosexual juggernaut now trumps everything. There is no greater crime in America today than to dare to differ on the radical homosexual agenda. There WILL be no mercy for anyone who dares to stand against the homosexual behemoth. You WILL be punished – and punished severely.

My next four examples have to do with transgenderism, the ugly half-sister of homosexualism. These cases show us that the immolation of the West is now almost complete. The first one involves one of the world’s most well-known authors who has fallen afoul of the trans totalitarians. Brendan O’Neill lays out the chilling details:

Standing up for women’s rights is a risky business these days. Just ask JK Rowling. She has had merry hell rained down upon her over the past 24 hours. She has been called a stupid c**t, a bitch, trash, an old woman and so f**king ugly by an army of tweeting sexists. Her crime? She defended the right of a woman to express her opinion about sex and gender without losing her job.

The witch-hunting of JK Rowling, the ceaseless online abuse of her over the past day and night, exposes how unhinged, hateful and outright misogynistic the transgender movement has become. Rowling’s sin was to tweet in defence of Maya Forstater, the charity worker who was sacked for her belief that there are two sexes and that sex is immutable. That is, a man cannot become a woman, and vice versa. This week, an employment tribunal outrageously upheld Ms Forstater’s sacking and in the process it decreed what it is acceptable for people in the workplace to think and say. The judge said the kind of views held by Forstater are ‘not worthy of respect in a democratic society’. This essentially gives a green light to the harassment, isolation and expulsion from the workplace of anyone who questions the transgender ideology. www.spiked-online.com/2019/12/20/the-witch-hunting-of-jk-rowling/

The next case is just as insane:

A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman is suing after being denied entry into a female beauty pageant in Oregon. Lawyers for Anita Green on Tuesday filed suit against United States of America Pageants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, alleging the organization had unlawfully discriminated against Green by limiting the competition to “natural born females.” amp-dailycaller-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.dailycaller.com/2019/12/19/anita-green-sues-beauty-pageant-transgender-woman

My third case is also a shocker. Mat Staver of the US-based Liberty Counsel just sent out an action email on the case. He prefaces the story this way:

Imagine a world in which a male Christian schoolteacher is forced to supervise and monitor a middle-school girl who is given access to the boys’ locker room and shower because “she identifies as a boy.” Further, consider that same school system attempted to protect a convicted child pornographer because he showed “no signs of deviant behavior.” This is the upside-down world LGBT forces are imposing on America.

He then tells the story:

Liberty Counsel has been deeply engaged for more than a year in one of the most bizarre cases I have ever seen. It’s a frightening demonstration of how the radical sexual agenda is threatening our children and any teacher or parent who dares to stand for godly values. In the Pasco County (Florida) public schools, a male middle-school teacher was asked to supervise a gender-confused girl who had been given full access to disrobe and even shower in the boy’s locker room.

Administrators tried to force the male teacher to directly supervise and observe the girl — who is called a “transgendered” boy — while she was showering naked in the boys’ open shower. He refused. According to the teacher, the school district lawyer warned him: “You know this might cost you your job. Your teacher certificate might be taken from you, to where you can no longer teach.” The girl has since moved to another school. While at the Pasco County school, she remained free to enter the boys’ locker room and the boys’ showers at any time, while the teacher faced ridicule and possible discipline.

The last example of trans insanity makes it clear that the militants have absolutely and utterly lost their minds. It is now clear that the trans zealots have all been lobotomised:

The left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is demanding that tampons be provided in men’s public restrooms, ostensibly to prevent discrimination against “every person who menstruates.” In a statement released on Tuesday, the ACLU called for eliminating sales tax on feminine hygiene products and declared, “While free menstrual products are not uniformly provided in women’s restrooms, they are almost never available in men’s restrooms, even for pay.” The group suggested that men are able to menstruate, arguing that it is not a “full or accurate portrayal” to affirm the fact that only women “menstruate, get pregnant, or breastfeed.” www.lifesitenews.com/news/far-left-legal-foundation-demands-tampons-in-mens-bathrooms-for-menstrual-justice

We now live in a world turned upside down. Evil is celebrated, good is punished, and madness is promoted. How much longer the West can carry on like this is a good question. I am not sure if I want to know the answer.

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21 Responses to Punishing Good, Rewarding Evil, Blessing Idiocy

  • Cole Porter predicted this in the title track of the musical “Anything Goes” in the 1930s.
    “Black is White, White is Black” etc.
    I suspect he may have read Isaiah 5:20-21.

  • The simple fact is If you sexual organ hangs out at the front you use the boys and if it doesn’t you use the girls. Your orientation otherwise is no one else’s business and unless you publicise it no one knows.

  • I was telling a fellow today that I wonder why I am surprised by anything. At the same time, I am glad that I can still be surprised, especially in the ways evil can and even may be expressed.

    Thanks for the article, Bill.

  • It looks that the one solution to this problem will be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

  • What a state we’re in.

  • Bill,

    As soon as the supreme court here in the USA allowed same sex marriage. Many conservatives said this would happen. Why are we surprised? It has changed the entire PC world. Opening Pandora’s box of perversion and trying to force acceptance of every perversion in the LBGT movement.

    Now it has expanded into LGBTQIA, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied. “LGBT is an evolving abbreviation, a process that, in and of itself, isn’t so remarkable.” Naked parades of so called pride. Flipping the middle finger at God. Now we have a movie of a gay Jesus.

    If the Supreme court continues to kowtow to every group that that has a favorite perversion, will have a class of protected criminals continuing to act out their fantasies in public.

    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5–4 decision that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages and recognize same-sex marriages granted in other states.
    Related cases: Bourke v. Beshear, DeBoer v. …
    Full case name: James Obergefell, et al., Petiti…
    Citations: 576 U.S. ___ (more)135 S. Ct. 2584; …
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  • In the West we are basically super-saturated with the Gospel. And yet our leaders just sit passively watching this destruction of our culture with no comment from our pulpits nor any teaching on how we should respond. It is any wonder our children are leaving the church in droves? As Francis Schaeffer stated earlier, the type of Christianity being pushed in our churches is a counterfeit religion that leaves no room for the sovereignty of God in all of life.

  • Maybe as a apology she’ll write Harriet Potter and the Rainbow Ball Gown. He can keep his “wand” but gets to be a witch not wizard.

  • Hector that is because we hired consultants to bring in more people and their advice was purely business based not God based so we dumped hell and sin hyped up anything positive got into being life coaches best life now and feel good services. The gospel had to take a back seat to bring in the people. The church has to listen to the youth of the day and let them lead they know things and can help you grow. If ‘a child shall lead them’ clearly children are smarter than adults and we should look to them for guidance. The Christianity that had survived around 1900 years was no longer good enough we were told. It wasn’t an effective business model. We had to update to survive the next 1900 years and only secular businessmen could help us. The church of the colonial era or even post civil war would NEVER have done this.

    Look at 9/11 a lot a people went to church right after but did they hear about sin and righteous judgment???? How we had rejected God and must turn back to him??? NO!!! Just a bunch of comforting. “There there. There there.” We are impotent! We ARE Laodicea!

  • Sir,
    I have the greatest of respect for you. You are the most prolific writer I have ever come in contact with over the internet who writes on the issues that I love to read. I want to Thank You for your clear and sincere comments on the issues that face our cultures, especially Christians. As with any of your readers I’m sure I don’t always agree with everything you write. But I DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING MY WIFE BELIEVES EITHER! LOL God has seemed to create us with the most finite of individual beliefs like flakes of snow no two are exactly alike. As I’m sure someone of your intellect has already figured that this guy, me, writing this is not an intellectual. Absolutely correct. My American education stopped at High school and went no further. But I respect you and would like to ask you a question and sure would like a link to maybe a past article, if one exists, where you have addressed my question or possibly you might write on it if you never have. In my country of the U.S.,A. since we are slowly but surely being over run buy Socialists and Communist I have a dilemma. Since we are a govt. by the people and for the people, would God allow me to take up arms against my country if and when they begin to dismantle the Constitution, Bill of Rights and precepts that are founding fathers cherished for our country to protect and transfer to their offspring forever. I obviously don’t want this email posted in the COMMENTS above but just was hoping that just maybe you would entertain a reply as a future article on this subject. Once again I write to you because I trust and have the greatest respect for you. I am a 65 year old man who has been a Christian since 36 years old and never have I seen my country stoop to such lows in morals and sound thinking. I never thought I would see, in my lifetime, this hatred for The Father and His Son and the Bible and all the things that have made America great which many laws and righteous behaviors have been influenced solidly by the Scriptures over the years. You get the idea I’m sure what I’m asking. If I can take up arms against this govt. once it disregards the founding documents and be blessed with Go’s permission and not being sinning in the attempt to bring our country out of the clutches of the wicked left before it’s to late. That’s what I want to know from a person like yourself I very humbly submit this winded yet sincere request. Regards, Keith

  • Many thanks indeed Keith for your kind words. You are asking if a revolution is ever justifiable. Yes, I have written on that very matter. See this two-part article:

    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2013/07/11/is-revolution-ever-justified-part-one/

    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2013/07/11/is-revolution-ever-justified-part-two/

    Bless you.

  • I can’t help but notice that some of the TG madness seems to be directed at the feminist movement.
    Do not get me wrong, I’m NOT saying this makes TG right. The feminist movement arguably played a part in the dismantling of Western morals a while ago, now it itself is threatened by aspects of the TG movement. Just like the French revolutionaries and many communists eventually turned on each other and started killing each other.

  • The LGBTIQ juggernaut is unbelievable! It is based on Cultural Marxism. If people are Marxists I have an idea for them. They need to experience the REAL Communism. In Venezuela people are eating out of rubbish bins. There was an extremely bad famine in Russia after the Russian Revolution. If people want to be Communist they should be authentic. I have a homework assignment for them. They should not eat for one day. Do not eat anything for one day. If they are hungry they will know what Communism is. The reason why Western people are so enthusiastic about Communism is because they have never been hungry. They need to experience hunger to really know what Communism is. “Experience is the best teacher.”

  • Hi Bill,
    Should our government authorities have a legal right to change healthy sexual organs, breast tissue and normal hormone levels? There are current laws in Australia which declare that body part/s can be surgically changed into a legal sexual organ and these laws support the idea of new identities such as a legal male/female, legal man/woman and legal boy/girl. However, I can’t claim that I am a legal female/woman/girl because it would be a lie for me to declare that I was assigned a scrotum at birth, as well as my vagina wasn’t surgically created from this body part nor any other body part. However, a legal sexual organ defined within Australian laws means that my biological sex must now be legally treated as the same thing despite the obvious differences between male and female chromosomes/gametes.

    The ABS census form has the word “married” which means a “registered marriage” and this is defined by the amended Australian Marriage Act. The ABS census form has the words “male,” and “female” and these words must now mean a legal male and female based on their legal sexual organ which is defined within Australian laws, as I am unable to find any law in Australia which protects a human biological sex based on a complementary male and female reproductive system.

    It appears that the professor who informed me that age and gender are non-modifiable could now be at risk of losing her job. However, I can’t find one person who thinks that it is possible for females to change their gender into a male in order to have a lower risk of falls. If there isn’t any differences between male and female, then I could choose the male weight chart because I am not overweight according to this scale, as well as I can increase my daily intake if I can choose to use the male dietary guidelines. There are some people who believe that we should be all free to choose our gender/sex, but this means they ignore all the scientific evidence which shows the real and obvious differences between the sexes such as cardiovascular and reproductive systems.

  • Psalm 12.8 applies.

  • Searching the Internet, I can’t find any sign of anyone appealing the insane sentence for burning a “Pride” flag.
    Surely someone in the US has the moral backbone to fight this injustice?
    Perhaps, like here, many once decent people have degenerated into such acquiescing wimps that they are prepared to just “Close their eyes and think of England”

  • Fighting transgenderism at Parkrun…, Session 2
    Seems I may have talked a real female into taking some action. Probably because she was a good runner, which is when trangenderism actually hurts.

    L J
    Hey Tim ran with you this morning at werro parkrun did you use wrong barcode ? As I got email saying I was second female ? But sure there was only two guys ahead of me ?
    3 days ago

    Tim Lovett
    That’s right, It’s Parkrun, the ones who promote transgender runners… https://blog.parkrun.com/au/2018/04/26/a-healthy-and-happy-transition-the-story-of-a-transgender-parkrunner/ We need girls to complain. Please complain to Parkrun management. Sorry to steal your spot, but it is the only way to let these clowns know how stupid the transgender runner thing is. At least I wasn’t wearing lipstick – that would be a scene…

    L J
    Oh ok was a little confused yeah makes sense now all good have great Christmas

    Tim Lovett
    It would be really good if you could knock up a complaining letter to Parkrun Management and sound really upset …. Otherwise I have stolen off you for nothing….
    Here is the link https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/requests/new Just say “I was beaten by a transgender runner and that is not fair. I was the first female.” Give them something to think about over Chrstmas. Nice run BTW – Happy Christmas!

    L J
    Yep thanks will do ??

    Tim Lovett
    Wow – good on you! Save the girls!

  • As regards the flag burning incident. Elsewhere I have seen it suggested the chap may have been a serial arsonist and the sentencing been based on that rather than his choice of flag to burn. If true it puts a slightly different perspective on the matter. The MSM are still selling it as a hate crime not an arson incident though.

  • Thanks Andrew, but not much of a difference! My point still stands: a repeat offender and genuine hater who vilifies and attacks Christians in various ways will barely get a slap on the wrist. But dare to commit this sacrilege, and they throw the book at you. The complete lack of justice and fairness here is what this is all about. It is all one-way traffic.

  • Sky News has found that 35 child psychologists from a London based child gender identity clinic have resigned in the last 3 years, fearing that they have had front row seats to a medical scandal; also fearing being labelled “transphobic”. The secretive Tavistock Institute is behind this and also the majority of inert and gagged lame stream media, with some determined exceptions. Organisations like the Tavistock and the American Psychology Association should have sounded an alarm years ago about this irreversible harm to children but have stayed silent and even promoted it. What mainly protects children from harm is their father and their mother, using emotional intelligence to live in harmony. Dr Tina Bryson has come with a 4S model for child security -when the mother ensures that they are safe, seen, and soothed. What they don’t need is hungry professionals looking for someone to experiment on.

  • Rachel they remind me of the boy decades back that had his penis burned off during circumcision using a electric knife (why on earth you would circumcise with an electric knife I don’t know) and because the doctor had a THEORY that gender was a social thing he had the parents raise him as a girl. It really screwed him up.

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