Years ago traveling circuses and carnivals catered in the oddity with the moniker “Freak show”. People would come from miles away to peer through a window, point and gawk at “the bearded lady”. They were not valued as people and were instead used and discarded.
These days you don’t have to travel miles to get a glimpse of the abnormal. You don’t even have to leave your house. The Freak show will come to you. You don’t have to look further than the Bruce Jenner Vanity Fair cover and social media explosion (or any reality show for that matter). However, there has been a paradigm shift. You see the freak show has now re-branded itself as the new normal. This new freak show will try to convince you that it is typical and what humanity has accepted for thousands of years is to be shunned. Nevertheless, even though these peculiarities are constantly paraded in front of us and passed off as normal, deep down we all know they are still truly abnormalities.
These new circuses are still just profiting from the shock and curiosity as they open the curtain and humanity gasps in a shock. Sadly, just as it was years ago, many of the objects of curiosity (people) are being used and thrown away. These individuals are used by these new carnies to promote an agenda and then discarded when it is convenient or something new comes along. Too many times these people are left alone to deal with a mental disorder they are not equipped to handle themselves. Many then live with severe depression and confusion as they realize they can’t create their own reality.
While I agree we should never be intentionally hurtful in discourse, we should always plainly speak truth and never let political correctness of any kind dilute truth. Too many people are afraid to speak truth, stand up and shout, “This is madness! He is not a she! That is not true, it is a lie.” If you do stand up and say this but don’t give disclaimers, or overly use diplomatic language to make sure you don’t sound too mean; you may even be cannibalized by those that agree with you. There are way too many people that are cowards to boldly speak truth. They want to talk in circles and be so apologetic when they express truth that they are really nothing but weaklings trying to hide behind political correctness.
On the other hand, there are some critics that forget we are talking to and about… people. While it can be convenient to almost treat these people like evil incarnate, we must always remember that we all are born into humanity and filled with wickedness. Each of us may exhibit it in different ways, but let’s make sure we don’t let hypocrisy reign and put certain sins into a worse category and ignore our own.
I’m also not saying we can’t judge, because Jesus actually laid out how we should judge in God’s Word. Jesus said: “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24). However, remember He said to get the speck (your own sin) out of your own eye before you try to get the plank out of another’s eye. So, you can call out sin, but you must go to God daily confessing your own sin and recognizing how short you fall from the standard you hold up for others. He said this right after he said “Judge not, lest you be judged”. He was not saying you can make no judgments, which would be insanity; he was saying you must hold yourself to the same standard. You have to read the whole quote in Matthew 7:1-5.
Dr. Paul McHugh, former chief psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins, recently wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and makes the case that Trans-gender individuals have a mental disorder. He also says that celebrating the disorder hurts these individuals. In his article he recognized that high rate of suicide in this community. My heart breaks because many of these suicides could be prevented through truth and helping these people be who they were made to be. Convincing a man he can be a woman ends in disaster when he eventually comes to the realization that it is not true and he feels he has no place to turn. The human cost of abandoning truth and reason is tragic. The high suicide rate isn’t because hateful Christians state plainly that he is a man and can’t change that fact, as some would have you believe. In fact, Biology itself says that Bruce is a man regardless of any cosmetic or medical procedure he undergoes. His chromosomes still prove him to be the man he is. True love is always honest.
If we all get to decide anything and everything, then reality means nothing. Can I decide I am a black man? Would I just need to get my skin dyed and make cosmetic changes? No, and that would be an insult to many of my friends who have the life experiences that go along with that skin color. What if I got a surgical procedure on my eyes? Could I then claim to be Chinese? Maybe tomorrow I want to be considered a watermelon or a dog or a burrito? Where does this end? Everything falls apart if you get to arbitrarily decide your own reality on a whim. Truth becomes irrelevant, which is probably the plan…
Recently we found that the Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal was a Caucasian woman claiming to be black , according to her parents. She has changed her appearance to appear to be African American. Why can Bruce decide he’s a female and she can’t decide she is African American? Logically it doesn’t make sense. I’m not advocating for her right to define her race or Jenner’s decision to declare himself a female. I’m merely pointing out the idiocy of this whole concept. We are heading towards chaos.
OSHSA, The government agency responsible for monitoring workplace health and safety just released new guidelines about workplace restrooms concerning transgender employees. Saying, “All employees should be able to go in the bathroom of the gender they claim to be”. Do you see any problems that could arise from that in any way? Heck, Planet Fitness kicked out a member, Yvette Cormier, that didn’t want a man changing in her dressing room. She lost her membership because she didn’t want a man to see her naked. Wrap your head around that warped reality for a second, if you can.
Back to the people… Jesus loves Bruce Jenner.
Bruce Jenner needs Jesus.
Soon those pushing the agenda to eliminate truth will drop Bruce Jenner for the next big thing. Sadly, he will be left to deal with his mental illness and kicked to the side because they have found a new aberration in this freak show captivating the world we live in. Maybe they will find the first transgender man to marry a transgender woman. This will be celebrated and held up as progress and they will attack anyone who stands for truth. Where will you stand?
As for me and my house…