Another Christian institution targeted by the militants:
We told you so. We warned years ago – indeed I warned decades ago – that granting special rights to homosexuals and destroying the institution of marriage would open a Pandora’s Box – something that most sensible people would live to regret.
I wrote piece after piece in the 90s and beyond, warning that everything would change if we headed down the roads that the militants wanted to take us on. Sadly, my predictions have been borne out. Especially since fake marriage was legalised in Australia, the persecution of Christians and others has ramped up, big time.
Christians, Christians schools, and Christian churches are all being specifically targeted. Back in 2019 I wrote a piece on one Christian school in Victoria that was being taken to court because of its adherence to what the Bible teaches on human sexuality. I closed that piece with these words:
Today it is Ballarat Christian College. Tomorrow it will be another Christian institution, or school, or church, or leader, or pastor, or priest. This will not end until all contrary voices are forever silenced. We tried to tell you so. We really did. But too many folks closed their ears, shut their eyes, and turned off their ability to think critically. Now we are all paying the price. At this rate, it seems that soon enough all of the remaining true believers will be learning all about the joys of prison ministry. billmuehlenberg.com/2019/09/14/anti-christian-bigotry-its-a-good-thing-nothing-will-change/
I have been told that this “lawsuit cost this small school a vast sum of money.” And there are many other cases like this. The most recent of course is now taking place in Queensland. Both the secular and religious media have been following this closely. FamilyVoice said this about it:
A Christian School in Brisbane is standing up for Christian Values. Citipointe Christian College has come under enormous fire for requiring parents to sign a contract with new clauses around gender identity and sexual orientation. “This is what Christians believe and have done for thousands of years. Christianity delivered civilisation from these pagan practices,” said FamilyVoice spokesman Greg Bondar.
It is the same old story: secularists and leftists are shocked and surprised that a Christian institution should actually stand up for Christian belief and practice! As the Australian satire site Damascus Dropbear put it:
The Queensland Education Minister, Grace Grace, has declared her ‘shock and horror’ after discovering a Christian college actually believed Christian teaching. The school, Citepoint Christian College in Brisbane, received condemnation from media and the Minister after they had the gall to transparently circulate their basic Christian doctrines on their website. “We really didn’t believe it ourselves at first,” said the clearly shaken QLD Education Minister. The fact that the teachings of Jesus on marriage, gender and sexuality was being stated right under my nose was really a shock. How dare they expect that students and staff at a Christian school would have to hear Christian teachings and practice Christian beliefs.”
On the social media, Christian legal expert Alex Deagon, who was interviewed about this, said the following:
“QUT senior law lecturer Dr Alex Deagon told The Courier-Mail the move by Citipointe was legal under Section 38 of the federal Sex Discrimination Act as it stands. The section states it is not unlawful for educational institutions established for religious purposes to discriminate against people in certain circumstances on the basis of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Typical media, I have a 10 minute conversation and they pick one sentence haha. In particular I wish they’d mentioned Article 18(4) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which undergirds those religious exemptions: “The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions.”
This obligation logically entails the ability of religious schools to select members of their community in accordance with their religion and the convictions of the parents who form that community. Importantly, this obligation is not limited by any other rights under international law.
The Australian Christian Lobby has also weighed into this:
The pressure on Christian schools has been heating up for a while – and now it has reached boiling point. A school in Brisbane is under fire for seeking to maintain its religious values. Activists want Christian schools to abandon biblical truth. They’re taking online signatures from all over the world to smear Christian schools and erode their values. You and I must take a stand to support Christian schools.
Please sign this online petition now – and share it with your friends – to defend the right of Christian schools to operate according to biblical values. This is extremely important. Please also pray for Citipointe Christian College in Brisbane – and for all Christian schools – to be strong in these difficult times. www.acl.org.au/pet_christian_schools_2202
And former ACL head Lyle Shelton said this about the case:
Yesterday an angry Queensland Education Minister, Grace Grace, encouraged people to take Citipointe Christian College to the Human Rights Commission. Labor clearly doesn’t see a place for Christian, Muslim or Jewish schools which teach the scientific view of biology and the Abrahamic faiths’ ethic of marriage and family. The emotivism, with no thought given to kids who might later regret having their breast or genitals cut-off, is piled on the Citipointe Christian College for its “transphobia”. www.lyleshelton.com.au/what_s_behind_the_rainbow_attacks_on_christian_schools
Over the years I have documented one case after another where Christians – and others – are being persecuted and bullied simply for standing strong on what they believe about such matters. There is no room for a bit of give and take here. The activists want complete compliance and capitulation – or else.
Again, I have been warning about this for decades now. All over the Western world the sexual revolutionaries are actively targeting Christians. It is a deliberate and diabolical strategy. Consider what American Christian commentator Rod Dreher has just written about all this:
I had an extraordinary telephone conversation with a friend who is a senior state leader in a nationally prominent Evangelical denomination, one that skews conservative on LGBT issues. He just returned from a conference, and said, “I think you need to know what the next front in the culture war is.”
My friend told me that pastors in five different churches in the southern region of his state reported at the conference the same phenomenon. They have had strangers come and join their congregations, and six months or so later, come out as transgender, and demand their rights as official members of the congregation. It has happened to so many of these churches, in the same period of time, that they believe it is part of a concerted effort to undermine those churches. I don’t have permission to give identifying details of the denomination and the particular state, but my friend told me that there is serious concern among the denomination’s lawyers that these undercover trans activists have found a legal way to force these congregations to capitulate on trans issues, or face ruinous lawsuits.
“There are a lot of churches in our denomination that don’t have a lot of money,” my friend said. “If they get sued, they won’t have enough resources to even defend themselves.”
My friend said he just met with the pastors of this region, who have all been poleaxed by this. Many of them are barely able to understand gender fluidity as a concept, much less figure out how to deal with it from a faithfully Christian point of view. They are sitting ducks, according to my friend. He said that on the advice of lawyers, the congregations are rewriting their bylaws to protect themselves from this kind of sneak attack.
He went on to say that most of the people in his denomination believe that being a Christian is mostly about holding certain cultural beliefs (including politics) and being nice. “They can’t understand why people don’t like them, and they think that if they’re nice, they’ll win people over,” he said. “I have tried to explain why this isn’t true, but most of the leaders in [my denomination] don’t want to believe it. In ten years, this church is going to look very, very different.” www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/undercover-activists-queering-evangelical-churches-live-not-by-lies/
Scary stuff indeed. But what is even more frightening is just how clueless and naive most Christians are. They really do not believe they are in a war and that activists are out to get them. They think they can just smile their way through life and everything will be peachy. They do not have the slightest understanding of the spiritual war taking place all around us.
In the meantime the activists on the other side have been planning and strategising for decades on how they can eliminate the last bastion of opposition to their nefarious agendas – Christianity. No wonder we keep losing: our side is asleep while the other side has been involved in active combat for over a half century now.