Columnist’s hopes aren’t rooted in what Bible says
Column writer Robb Ryerse (Faith Matters: “Good fruit versus bad fruit”) speaks of the fruit of the Spirit listed in the Biblical letter to the Galatians, a beautiful passage all serious Christians embrace. I also would quote few lines later in the same letter. The writer, the apostle Paul, says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that will he reap.”
Ryerse tells of his current bus tour, “Vote Common Good,” encouraging “those religiously motivated to consider changing their typical voting patterns.” Is this an effort to get these folks to vote Republican rather than Democrat? I’d believe pigs fly before I’d believe that.
He goes on to tell of a law proposed in Missouri to forbid drag queens from telling stories to young children in public libraries, and Ryerse hopes that such a law will not be passed. A drag queen, according to the dictionary (and just plain observation) is “a male homosexual who dresses as a woman,” and apparently some people in Missouri are not OK with this. And why would that be? What are these “stories” these men dressed as women want to tell? Could it be that the “stories” are not about the beautiful princess and the handsome prince, or the Bunny Rabbit’s adventures in the carrot patch, but something else? Maybe something like “Heather Has Two Mommies,” to cite one that’s been around a while.
In plain words, the “drag queens” have an agenda. The LGBTQ community advocates “instructing” the very young. Future recruits if you will, that it’s OK for a boy to dress and act like a girl, and have access to the girls’ restroom. And when they get a little older they can begin to understand that it’s fine and normal for someone to be attracted to another of the same sex, that in fact ” there are more than two genders.” Some say dozens!
As a pastor, Ryerse surely knows God’s word says, “He created them male and female.” That surely adds up to two, I would think. Paul, the same person who wrote to the Galatians, whom Ryerse quotes, also wrote to the Roman Christians (see chapter one of Romans for a picture of 1st century “drag queens” and what Paul says of them.) I know, from long observation, that there is a strong rip-tide in modern society, one that would pull us into dangerous waters. It is fashionable to be “tolerant” of things that formerly were considered wrong, and the Tolerant are quite intolerant of anyone who dares to question that.
“Be not deceived, God is not mocked.”
HAROLD B. CHILTON
Answer from Trump not very presidential
The question was, “What do you say to Americans who are scared?” The answer was, “I say that you’re a lousy reporter. That’s what I say.”
This is presidential? I don’t think so.
Fortunately, we will have the opportunity in November to replace this defensive child with a responsible, mature adult. Let’s not miss that chance.
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