While hanging on the cross in agony, Jesus said:
…”Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”…
– Luke 23:24
Jesus has thus left us an example to follow. In our suffering for the sake of righteousness, we must likewise say, “Father, grant them forgiveness for they are unaware of what they are actually doing.”
Surely modern American society does not know what it is doing when it says to the man who wants to change his sexual desires, “No, no, you cannot!,” but when he says he wants to change the fact that he’s a man, “Yes, yes, you can!” They might as well be telling that man that he cannot walk, but he can fly.
And surely American society does not know what it is doing when it says to parents, “Your children must share public bathrooms with adults who are cross-dressing, and perhaps even mutilating their bodies, in a vain attempt to deny what is obviously true about themselves.” They are even consigning their own children to such unsettling experiences. Are the desires of men so critically important that the protection of women and children must be forfeited?
Modern culture defines calls for “religious liberty” as coded language for bigotry and discrimination. The majority of our fellow citizens see Judeo-Christian marriage values as “discrimination” against same-sex couples. Yet they themselves discriminate between same-sex couples and same-sex trios. They themselves discriminate between a man who wants to marry a man and a man who wants to marry a cow. They themselves discriminate between a woman who wants to marry a woman and a woman who wants to marry herself. How can secularists grant themselves the right to discriminate between one kind of marriage and another, yet allow no one who disagrees with them to do the same? They are blinded to their own folly and hypocrisy.
Let us not curse morally insane neighbors; rather, let us pray for them (“Father, forgive them for…). And do all we can to protect our children from the folly of a world gone mad. If we do these things faithfully, God will grant us favor and be for us and our children a refuge. Surely, He will!