This June has had its revelations. Some of them have been quite encouraging. Major news outlets covered the fact that Starbucks backed down on its PRIDE decor. Locally, I heard that one of the shops downtown replaced their Trans flag with a regular old PRIDE flag, leaving the Drag Queens at the library to fend for themselves.
They are, however, still getting plenty of support in California from one Senator Weiner. Mr. Weiner has proposed a bill that would classify your unwillingness to affirm your child’s gay identity as child abuse. Mr. Weiner’s fringe bill moves the Overton window so that all of the normal people can go back to just being gay.
For instance, the deputy opinion editor of Newsweek has recently articulated what seems to be a growing sentiment:
“Democrats desperately want you to believe the divide in this country is between the pro-gay Left and the anti-gay Right. Nonsense. The real divide is between the vast pro-marriage side—whatever your orientation—and the small, nihilistic pro-transitioning children leftist elite.”
This particular judgment only works in a world where water does not run downhill. Put simply; there is no going back to just gay. Put more clearly; there is no divide between the pro-gay marriage side and the “small, nihilistic pro-transitioning children leftist elite.” Ms. Ungar-Sargon, and Mr. Jordan Peterson, who tweeted in agreement with her, must come to reckon with the fact that the Ts are an organic and genuine offspring of the Ls and the Gs. Why is that?
Well, first, homosexual sin is contrary to nature. It is not simply fornication (sex outside of wedlock). It is of a different kind. The Apostle Paul explains the error, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:26-27).
Now, the modern zeitgeist cannot fix their eyes on this text and learn the fundamentals of life in this world. They are too busy shrieking about the Apostle using a phrase like “the natural use of the woman.” But if they would step back for a moment and think this through, they would be far more happy.
This nature, which is contrary to homosexual sin, is no stagnant thing. God put nature there. He instilled a purpose in nature. The sun is for light and heat. Apples are for eating. Eyes are for seeing. The round peg is for the round hole.
God is telling a story through nature. As Chesterton once put it, “One elephant having a trunk was odd; but all elephants having trunks looked like a plot.” One child growing in her mother’s womb after sexual intercourse is odd. But all children throughout the history of the world doing so, that my friend is a divine story.
God writes the novel. He writes us. We are letters on the page. He will have us moving about, growing, and living. But He will not have us taking the pen from His hand and editing His work. We cannot go against nature’s pen and survive.
Gay Is The Old Trans
Here is the growing claim given the insanity of transgenderism: We can celebrate and dignify gay sex, which is contrary to nature and consists of men identifying as women, but we will by all means not celebrate and dignify a man identifying as a woman.
Now the first part of that previous sentence—that part which said gay sex involves men identifying as women—might cause someone to raise an eyebrow. So back to nature’s lesson. In gay sex, one man (at least) is effeminate and identifies as a woman. Now, he indeed does a terrible job identifying as a woman. Only women can be women, and for that we are grateful. But this man is guilty of effeminacy. The Bible has strong words for that sin: The “effeminate” will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9). The Greek word used here is “malakos,” which a trustworthy Greek lexicon defines as “being passive in a same-sex relationship.”
So, again, the logic runs thusly, “There is a great divide between gay marriage which celebrates men identifying as women, and the trans movement, which celebrates men identifying as women.” That math just doesn’t check out.
Here is another reason why transgenderism is the rightful offspring of the Ls and Gs. Obergefell is a legal fiction. It says something exists that simply does not. The trans movement learned this same maneuver of identifying things that do not exist. The angelic doctor Thomas Aquinas used to employ a theological term for such a tricksy move. He called lying.
Scripture says that marriage is an act of God and what God has joined together; man must not separate (Matthew 19:6). Marriage, then, is not simply the product of the will of the parties involved. There is something otherworldly to it. We all know the two little 6-year-olds who vow their marital love to each other under the bleachers at the Little League baseball game are not bound till death parts them. But why not? They said the words.
The answer is that God actually does the joining of a man and a woman via the covenant vows. And a basic prerequisite to such a union is that it be in accordance with nature, not contrary to it. The old adage that God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve, has some good sense to it. God Himself points back to His original design for marriage in a similar fashion (Malachi 2:15).
So gay marriage acknowledges and celebrates a non-reality. If two men who made marital vows to each other both became Christians, they would not need to divorce. They were never married. In the words of my friend Doug Wilson, same-sex marriage is nothing more than same-sex mirage.
Quite simply, you cannot celebrate men identifying as women at the altar and in bed (homosexuality) without them doing so at the parades and in the libraries (transgenderism). These two are joined together; what God has joined together, let man not separate.
Now it is the end of June. At least some of the little rainbow flags will soon be removed from several yards. So before that is done, I must share good news with those lost in the rainbow rebellion.
The truth is that a Holy Creator made you. You do not remember pre-womb. You did not choose your father or mother. And you do not choose your sex. You do not remember the womb either. God knit you together there. He bounded you. He gave you skin. Touch it and remember that you are a creature with borders. You have bought into a lie that you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up. But Disney lied to you.
You can, however, be cleansed of your filth. Christians know what it is like to be washed clean. You, too, can be made new. You men can be made true men, even if you have pretended to be a woman. You women can be made true women, even if you have pretended to be a man.
The only way to experience this true liberty is through Christ, who died for our perversions. He was mangled on Calvary for all of our twisted pleasures and disordered loves. You must stop trusting in yourself and your opinions. Chief of all, you must stop worshipping the baser appetites found in your belly. You must get on with trusting Christ. Call Him, Lord, repenting of your sin. He is the only One who can untangle the knots.