- Single Dads with daughters
- Single Moms with sons
- Parents with disabled children
- Those in the LGBTQ community
- Adults with aging parents who may be mentally/physically disabled
Might I sing that one of these things is not like the others? Should I really have to sing it? In today’s culture I guess I do.
Single dads needing to help their young daughters use the bathroom…normal. Single moms needing to help their young sons use the bathroom…normal. Parents needing to help their disabled children use the bathroom…normal. Those in the LGBTQ community (when did the extra letter come in there?) who’s only physical handicap is not being able to use a normal bathroom because of their abnormal sexual identity…not normal. Adults with aging parents who may be mentally/physically disabled that need help using the bathroom…normal.
Placing an abnormal behavior in the middle of situations that are normal makes the abnormal situation no more normal than an individual standing in a garage makes them a car.
But what in the world does going to the bathroom have to do with the original list? Everything according to one pizza restaurant in North Carolina when it comes to the use of uni-sex bathrooms at their business. It’s their list after all.
And, according to the last paragraph of the story, it seems as if the whole city of Charlotte, North Carolina may be forced clothe and shroud abnormality in the middle of normal activities if a proposed city council ordinance is passed.
Who knew what wisdom a 20th century children’s TV show offered by teaching kid’s to identify things that don’t belong in a lineup…I wouldn’t be surprised if the 21st century version has chucked the song by the wayside (too much common sense I would suppose). Either way, I know the song has stuck with me. Perhaps the Charlotte City Council should check it out; it might help them make their decision.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)
You know a cultural clock is broken, backwards and outright busted when a sign of the times is made up of heterosexuals who just want to live together and homosexuals who want to get married.
I believe Isaiah put it best when he recorded the warning that says, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)
“Verses 26, 27
For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed 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 unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions …
These words affirm the judicial nature of the penalty enforced upon ancient apostate nations which overstepped the hidden boundary between God’s mercy and his wrath and were “given up.” This is the second time in this section that the fact of God’s judicial sentence has been mentioned, and here the emphasis is upon the cause of it, “for this cause” stressing the overflowing nature of their sins. See under preceding verse.
In these verses, and preceding, sexual deviation is brought to attention, not merely as sin, which it is, but also as punishment for sin, Rom. 1:26 dealing with the female deviate, and Rom. 1:27 with the male. How is sin the punishment of sin? In the light of these verses, the debaucheries of the depraved are in themselves a punishment well-suited to the crime of turning away from God. The horrible lusts mentioned here, burning with ever greater and greater intensity, descending constantly to lower and lower levels of uncleanness, and, at last, leaving the sinner consumed by an insatiable lust, cause this terminal condition to be one of utter pitiableness and misery. This is what is meant by the statement that such persons receive “in themselves” the reward justly due their conduct.”
Burton Coffman, Commentary on Romans