Retailer Announces New Policy

6737321913_282a13db70_zMajor retailer Bull’s-Eye: BULL (NYSE) announced Thursday that it was updating the access policy in all its stores. “Bull’s-Eye is an inclusive company and we want to be sure no one who walks in our stores feels excluded in any way,” said Eileen Wayleft, head of customer relations. “As a result, all those offensive ‘Employees Only’ signs will be taken down. From now on, every person who walks in our store will have access to every area. No one should be told they can’t walk through a door simply because they don’t happen to work for Bull’s-Eye.”

The retail giant also announced an end to parking places exclusively for the handicapped and expectant mothers. Wayleft said, “Any distinction made among people for any reason is discrimination, something that is against our values here at Bull’s-Eye.”

When asked if they would be moving the cigarettes from behind the Plexiglas at register seven so smokers can buy a pack of Camels without feeling like second-class shoppers, Wayleft replied, “Are you crazy! Smokers should have their houses and children taken away from them and be exiled to…um, I mean no comment.”

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Condemned by The Writing on the Door

Condemned by the Writing on the DoorI find it fascinating that one of the signs that Western Culture is circling the bowl is the current obsession with said bowl and who can use it under what circumstances. Why is the latest front in the culture war sex-segregated facilities, whether they be locker rooms or public restrooms?

Believe it or not, the Bible gives us some insight:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature,have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. – Romans 1:18-20, emphasis  mine

Paul tells us the law of God, in other words the truth, is written on the hearts of men – all men, even unbelievers. Deep down every human being knows he or she is in rebellion against God and, apart from a work of the Holy Spirit, they do all they can to suppress that truth. When that rebellion is not just against God’s standards as revealed in His Word, but against the created order as well, suppression becomes more difficult. It’s one thing to suppress the truth regarding behavior that is not in line with God’s Word, I can, after all, choose to never crack open a Bible or expose myself to Christian teaching and thus avoid being reminded of my sin. It’s quite another to suppress the truth regarding the reality of who I am. If I’m a man trying to convince myself that I’m a woman, yet every time I strip down in front of the bathroom mirror my lie is exposed (no pun intended), I have to up my suppression game. It’s not enough to tell myself the lie, I must enlist others to lie to and for me as well.

That’s where bathrooms and locker rooms come in.

Bathrooms are everywhere – in the shopping mall, at the doctor’s office, in the grocery store, at Target. Everywhere we go we’re confronted with two doors, one for women and one for men. Bathrooms are also one of the last places in our culture where the sexes can legitimately be segregated. If I’m a man pretending to be a woman, I’m reminded of my lie every time I see these two doors and realize I cannot push the one marked “Women” and walk inside. So, in order to suppress the truth welling up within me, I must demand access through that door because that tells me other people also believe my lie and allows me to further suppress the truth.

Bottom line, this is not a quest for equal rights; it’s a quest to avoid reality and silence guilty consciences. But it won’t work. In the end, no matter how many states pass laws allowing men into women’s bathrooms or how many aging celebrities cancel concerts, men will still be men, women will still be women, and God will still be God and He will not be mocked.

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A Few Questions for the Gender Warriors

A Few Questions for the Gender WarriorsIt’s hard to keep up with the gender and sexuality culture. Just when you think you have all the permutations and combinations memorized, another letter is added to the sexuality alphabet.

You may have seen a recent story about a 52-year-old man who identifies as not only a woman but a six-year-old girl as well – who goes by the name of “Stefonknee.” I wrote about it here. He has been “adopted” by a couple with (real) children who role-play as his “mummy and daddy.” Continue reading “A Few Questions for the Gender Warriors”

In Which I Decide What To Do When I Grow Up

OK, if anything needs a trigger warning it’s probably this. However, you should watch it anyway to see the depths to which our culture has sunk. That LGBT+ slope ain’t a bit slippery.

This is a 52 year old man who not only “identifies” as a woman but also as a six year old girl. He’s actually found some people crazy enough to bring him into their home along side their own children and be his “mummy and daddy.” Continue reading “In Which I Decide What To Do When I Grow Up”

A Tale of Two Schools

A Tale of Two SchoolsIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times…wait, how can it be both? You can’t have it both ways can you? Well, there are some people who think you can.

This week in Villa Rica, Georgia, a church conducted a baptism before football practice at the local high school. The baptism was done on school property but there is no indication any of the players baptized or any in attendance to watch were coerced to participate. There’s also no indication the event was promoted or endorsed by the school in any way.

Predictably a firestorm has erupted with the atheist group Freedom from Religion Foundation threatening a lawsuit and the school system quickly agreeing to “investigate.”

Meanwhile at a high school in St. Louis, Missouri, 150 students walked out in protest because the school allowed a boy pretending to be a girl to use the girls’ locker room.  The school offered to provide a gender-neutral changing area for him but he insisted on being allowed into the girls’ locker room leading to concerns from both students and parents.

This situation too is likely headed for court unless, of course, the school caves to the “transgender” student.

In one situation, students who are not forcing their beliefs on anyone are treated like criminals while in the other situation, a student who is very much forcing his beliefs on others, is treated like a martyr and entitled to government protection under Title IX.

So yes, the progressive left in this country does want it both ways. They want to impose their beliefs on the public under threat of force while using that same threat of force to stop others from expressing beliefs they don’t like. They accuse others of intolerance while being among the most intolerant people in history.

Baptized football players are a threat to no one. But, they must be stopped because those who believe in God are always viewed as a threat by those who see themselves in that role.

“Death may beget life, but oppression can beget nothing other than itself.” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities