In Knoxville, The University of Tennessee’s Pride Center Director, Donna Braquet requested on their website “that teacher, rather than calling roll, will instead ask each student to provide the name and pronoun he or she—or “ze”—wishes to be referred by. She says it relieves a burden for people expressing different genders or identities.” (The [Nashville] Tennessean, “Tennessee students asked to use gender-neutral pronouns,” August 30, 2015). Why would anyone send their children to be educated by people who don’t even recognize basic pronouns? In English, a noun is “the name of a person, place, or thing,” and a pronoun takes the place of a noun. What noun are these manufactured pronouns replacing? Try paying U.T. with checks signed by “ze!” “Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes” (Proverbs 26:5 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.
JUNE 26, 2015: A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN (IM)MORAL INFAMY!
June 26, 2015, is a day that will live in (im)moral infamy in the United States of America! On that day, by a vote of five to four, the United States Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states. For God-fearing, Bible-believing, self-respecting people, this brought our country to a new low, morally speaking. One wonders if it can get any worse? Perhaps the only bright spot to be seen is that now we have only one way to go and that is up! Continue reading
What should be the proper response by faithful Christians who respect the word of God towards the increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage? I suppose some judge that I hate gays and lesbians or at the very least hold them in contempt. But don’t hasten your prosecution. I believe that we need to preach the love of God for all, as well as encourage righteousness and purity in every phase of life. I understand that some tell us they are troubled with same-sex attraction. To these we should offer emotional and spiritual support, just as we do to others who struggle with alcohol, anger, or any other sinful proclivity. But what we mustn’t do is cave-in to the claims of Hollywood, the ACLU, left wing activists, Supreme Court justices, the president, and even some churches. . If God declares a certain behavior deviant and perverse, let not man claim it is normal and acceptable. This is Just-A-Minute.
How do you go about converting America to accept homosexuality as an alternate sexual norm. Back in 1989, a psychologist and an advertising executive set out to redefine the homosexual movement. Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen outlined their plan in After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the ’90s. They spelled out a strategy that is now being followed that is calculated to make the aberrant behavior appear as normal as possible. Judging by the television network shows, their plan is being followed to the letter. Not a night goes by that at least one TV show and often several broadcasts this corruptness. It has become so commonplace that I find myself turning the channel or the TV off more than ever before. While that works for me, I know that in most homes the perverseness will be allowed to run its course and the result over time will accomplish a climate of acceptance to that which has always before this generation been contrary to nature and deserving of condemnation. I object but I doubt my solitary voice joined with others here and there will make much difference. But of one thing I am confident, America is begging for judgment! “Wherever the corpse is, there will the vultures circle.”
I am fed up with the ACLU protecting my rights, with Hollywood redefining our morals, with left wing activists demanding center stage, with a president who doesn’t know the difference between what is natural and what is perverse. As homosexuality gains increasing acceptance in America, one wonders how big a closet they emptied out of. OK, I grew up with Father Knows Best, Leave It To Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet. The current generation believes they have progressed beyond these old-fashioned stereotypes, but what they claim is progress is actually a free fall towards hell! What’s wrong with Ozzie loving Harriet instead of Harry? What’s wrong with a marriage that strengthens and a love that deepens as the years pass by? What’s wrong with a mother who focuses first on her family and home? If you ask me, I’ll go with the old-fashioned stereotypes! This is Just-A-Minute.
NFL player Michael Sam announces he is gay and there is a tsunami of support. NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay and makes the cover of Sports Illustrated. The Boy Scouts of America votes to allow openly gay boys into its ranks. The US Supreme Court gives federal recognition to same-sex marriage. The president of the United States scolds the president of Russia for signing into law a ruling that restricts homosexuality. Not only have gays and lesbians come out of the closet, they have managed to convince many that their agenda is a matter of civil rights. But there is nothing civil and nothing right about sodomy! It is shameful, perverse and contrary to nature. Rather than upbraiding Russia for trying to restrict the spread of homosexuality among its young people, our president would fare better taking his stand alongside Russia and the word of God. This is Just-A-Minute.
Mark Teske, Director of Operations at Gospel Broadcasting Network shares this news:
Earlier this year, the city of Houston, Texas, led by its openly homosexual mayor, passed an ordinance that requires any public restrooms to allow either men or woman to use the restroom of their choice. Many citizens of the city were outraged by the ordinance and several local denominational preachers organized a petition drive to have the new ordinance repealed by the people in accordance with the city codes. Continue reading