It’s over for another year, but a sobering question should make every teacher, administrator and parent pause: what would Jesus think about the pro-homosexual “Day of Silence”?
Would Jesus have remained silent as the tender sympathies of children were manipulated by sin-exalting messages? Our Savior’s blood spilled on the cross rescued humanity from sin, so it’s highly unlikely He would have smiled indulgently as vulnerable 11 to 17- year -olds were led by wicked adults to do silent homage to sodomy and gender distortion.
On the “Day of Silence,” the administrators of many middle and high schools went beyond passive tolerance of students silently protesting the bullying of “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered” youth. Quite a few schools actively advocated for “Day of Silence” goals and messages, permitting students and even teachers to remain silent during class time, permitting the erroneous implication to stand unchallenged, that only full acceptance of “LGBT” behaviors will end specific bullying incidents.
The “Day of Silence”(DOS) was given a place of honor and respect in too many schools, where adults who should have better judgment accepted the DOS mask of “bullying prevention” as the truth. But only a modest amount of research reveals the true objectives of this protest. The DOS koolaid always comes with a bitter pill– swallowing sexual deviance and vomiting out virtue.
What would Jesus have said to those encouraging boys to deny manhood and believe the lie of effemininity? What would He say as girls are pushed toward that glorious day when they are old enough for amputation of healthy breasts and hormones to grow beards? Would the Lord nod in agreement with those who say it’s “hate” to object to such harmful messages?
These are the lessons of the “Day of Silence”(DOS), that criticizing homosexuality or gender confusion is a form of bullying. That not “supporting” students we see traveling tragic roads, but instead warning them will surely cause them to consider self-harm.
Only Satan could write this stuff. The author of confusion has certainly devised a way to enter the public schools and paint faithful Christians as the enemy and advocates of deviance as heroes protecting children.
Meanwhile, Jesus, who so skillfully designed humans as distinctly male and female and commanded that “a man shall leave his father and mother, and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”(Matthew 19:5) would certainly enter these schools and consider taking out a rope and braiding a whip.
At the name of Christ, Satan will flee, if schools would only call on Him.
I am sure there are still many teachers standing in prayer against the tide, storming the heavens with pleas for the rescue of youth they witness being corrupted.
Yet we need to speak out and take a public stand on this. The DOS sponsor is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, GLSEN. Who will look them in the eye and say, “Go away!”? We should be saying, “Take your slick but harmful messages and leave. You will no longer be allowed to bypass parents and teachers with your plans for corruption. You cannot have America’s children!”
If our Lord entered one of the high-advocacy schools, what kind of look would He have given the adults encouraging this deathly silence? I’m guessing the sexual anarchists would have fled in terror. We must always remember His tender concern for children and His dire warning:
“If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).
The clichéd response from some, eager to be apologists for homosexual sin, is often, “Jesus loves everyone!” But such a sentiment conveniently substitutes the divine revelation of love, which “does not rejoice in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth” ( 1 Corinthians 13:6) to one better fitted to Hollywood or Key West. “Love is whatever I say it is, and I’ll just take out my little pocket savior who lets me believe and do whatever I want.”
But lazy idolatry is a road directly away from the authentic Christ, the One who told us what sin is and has not changed His mind. It’s the road to hell, and God help any teacher or parent who entices a minor child to travel that way of destruction as well.
When I was a teen, I was incredibly naïve and my “golly gee whiz” approach would have made me a perfect target for goofy thinking. Praise God the current ungodly voices were greatly muted then, and there’s only one reason that was true a few decades back: America still enjoyed the clear testimony and consistent witness of the body of Christ in the public square and in our schools.
Today the body of Christ often appears flabby and timid. The witness given is mostly one of whispers or, far worse, silence.
How many Christians remained silent on the “Day of Silence,” or the days before, or will be silent in the days after, and allow these lies to stand, letting impressionable youth believe that homosexuality is ever the answer? That truth is “bullying”? That gender rebellion takes a fourteen- year- old anywhere but deeper into darkness? The true light is Christ and He can make the path straight and the truth clear to any troubled child.
That’s the solution to bullying. That’s the true kindness of our Lord and Savior. And there’s nothing hateful about it.
Jesus wants our children to learn compassion as it truly is, not the pretense that a “Day of Silence” brings. Gruesome, body-damaging sin is not kind, but a house of horrors. Yet when was the last time you heard a Christian show horror over overt homosexual behavior? No, it’s eye-rolling or too often, accommodation.
“Why can’t you accept her the way she is?” is what purported “believers” in the family of one mom said after she learned her daughter had entered a homosexual relationship. Are these people really believers? In what god, one might ask? Not the Father, Son and Holy Spirit who gave us the 7th commandment (“You shall not commit adultery”) and all the standards of sexual morality which never change, Old Testament through the New.
There is some good news. This year, there was heightened publicity about the Day of Silence Walkout sponsored by a broader coalition of pro-family groups than ever. I think I am not the only one who understands it’s time to put up or shut up. I truly believe many parents did remove their children from school that day, and we will find out more details in the weeks to come.
But looking toward next year, will you join me in pledging that we will not remain silent any longer about this distorted message reaching the precious children of America?
Let’s be able to look our Lord in the eye and say to Him honestly, “I did all I could to speak out about the truth, and all I could to protect the dear children you entrusted to our care.”
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