Jesus once said to His disciples: "It is impossible except that offenses will come. But woe to him through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he was thrown into the sea, than to offend one of these little ones" (Luke 17:1-2).
Thank God Jesus took the millstone for us, but it doesn't change the fact today that our little ones are being targeted with moral stumbling blocks nonetheless. Radical sexual revolutionaries are forcing their agenda of sex upon the most vulnerable among us, as we saw in two stories last week.
In Britain, the Times of London recently highlighted how the British Museum is now offering lessons in sex to children, reporting how the museum can now be "a romp through the history of sex" as "the perfect place to teach children about the birds and the bees."
In the article, Director Hartwig Fischer said sex education "works much better in museums because students can access objects from across culture and time to illuminate the topic."
Uh, sex objects don't "illuminate"—they stimulate. These will absolutely pervert the beauty of God's intended design for sex in the minds of impressionable children.
Hartwig continued, saying the museum would now offer schools a "sex and relationship education program where pupils could attend workshops to learn about sex and identity, with the museum's objects used to discuss contemporary issues."
He said: "Pupils can discuss pornography, consent and body image with the help of Japan, Ancient Egypt and Greece. Lesbian, gay and bisexual issues are explored with the aid of ancient Mesopotamia while transgender issues are touched upon with the help of the Aztecs."
Are you kidding? How many of you are ready to send your children or grandchildren to a museum to learn about sex from ancient Mesopotamia, where orgies and cult prostitution were commonplace? This is just woeful.
But before we get too upset about it, check out what we're doing here in America.
Marcus Gregory, reporting for the Federalist in a piece titled, "How Conversion Therapy Bans Will Trap Transgender Children," wrote, "On April 25, Democratic lawmaker Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) reintroduced a bill to ban therapy in the United States that seeks to change sexual orientation or gender identity. In deceptive language, the bill ensures no American child unhappy with his or her natural sexed body will have access to therapy other than drastically changing the body."
Gregory then provided a startling example of the repercussions of such deceptive legislation, saying: "Consider this scenario, based on real events: One day, your high-school-age daughter comes to you with a surprising announcement. She has a history of psychological problems and is unhappy with the pressures of being a young girl. She has spent a great deal of time online reading about transgender and is certain she must really be a transgender man: Her gender identity is that of a man. She wants to go on testosterone and cut her breasts off.
"After you talk it over with her, she agrees to find a therapist to see if she could be happy with herself without drastic treatment. However, a nationwide law bans any professional from offering care that doesn't uphold her feeling she is transgender. Instead, your teen daughter takes hormones, which sterilize her healthy body, lower her voice and change her bone structure, and goes to live as a man. Years later, her body irreversibly damaged, she changes her mind and bitterly regrets losing her fertility. 'Why did they let me do this to myself as a child?'"
Well, the only reason why would be because good people refused to stand up to speak out. They just sat back silently, as revolutionaries forced their agenda on our kids.
Gregory went on to say, "The bill also ignores an important fact: Even if a child's claimed gender identity is 'insistent, persistent, consistent,' the best evidence is around 90 percent of such children will outgrow it if they are simply left alone."
This is a crucial point here. The reason they won't leave the kids alone is because the ceiling in this sexual revolution consistently becomes the floor. It goes from acceptance, to appreciation, to celebration and then to participation. It refuses to stop until it controls all of them.
In the article, clinical psychologist Devita Singh bravely said, "Children's best interests hardly matter to a society obsessed with the latest so-called civil rights frontier."
We couldn't agree more.
Our children matter to God—and so they should matter to us.
Gregory concluded by saying, "We've forgotten that children are children. Children believe what they read online, what adults tell them, and do not understand the nuances and stereotypes around sex and gender.
"Opposing this dystopian [expletive] of making children into transsexuals shouldn't even be a political debate between left and right. It's just about a basic moral assurance that we shouldn't harm kids. So let's stop it."
"Let's just stop it" is right. And the basic moral assurance Gregory alluded to is granted simply because Christ Himself validated the intrinsic value of children when He warned all people not to cause them to stumble.
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