Saturday, 14 July 2018

An Oliver Twist Moment

More of This, Please

One of the ways the Lord is sometimes pleased to destroy the power of evil and unbelief  is to foment quarreling and dissension amongst those who oppose His Messiah.  A house divided against itself cannot stand. 

One of the memes that has erupted over recent years is a staunch and angry rejection of what is called Conversion Therapy.  The ins and outs of such "therapy" need not concern us here.  But one thing is clear: the transgenderists by and large resent and resist the whole idea that Christians might be involved in encouraging people out of transgenderism.  Conversion therapy is therefore on the brink of being declared illegal in the UK.  There are voices starting to be raised in New Zealand asserting that it be likewise made illegal here.

But at the same time internecine war has broken out between lesbians and transgenderists.  Why? What is the problem?  Well, lesbians are rejecting transgenderism as a form of Conversion Therapy!  And they are right, at least from the position of insisting upon consistency and rejecting hypocrisy.

Feminists Clash with Transgenders at London Pride Parade
Tyler O'Neil
PJ Media

We told you it would happen, and it finally has. Conservatives long predicted that feminism and transgenderism were ultimately incompatible, but for a long time it seemed like the LGBT movement might just hold them together. Well, on Saturday that movement burst open, as lesbians led the parade in attacking transgenderism.
"Transactivism Erases Lesbians!" read a banner that temporarily led the Pride in London march in the heart of Britain's capital.
This banner naturally caused quite a stir, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan denouncing it in a statement. "Pride is about celebrating difference and London's amazing LGBT+ community," Khan's spokesperson told PinkNews. "It's about showing those round the world that in our great city you can be free to be whoever you want to be and love whoever you want to love. The vast majority of those present at today's march respected and embraced that and the Mayor condemns the tiny minority who did not."

Who is that "tiny minority"? The final statement made it clear: "Transphobia is never acceptable."

While Khan was meant to lead the march, he ended up stuck behind the group "Get the L Out," a lesbian organization dedicated to separating lesbian identity from transgender identity. They started demanding that activists take the "T" out of "LGBT," but settled for opting out themselves, demanding the "L" be removed. . . .

Many activists have called for the organizers to resign. "I am appalled that transphobic protesters  [that is, Lesbians] were allowed to lead the march and the crowd asked to cheer them on," LGBT+ Lib Dems Chair Jennie Rigg said. "This is a betrayal of the thousands marching. The Pride organizers should resign and offer a full apology."

So, why do Jennie Rigg and Sadie Khan consider "Take the L Out" so "transphobic"? They disagree with transgender activism, but with an interesting twist. They're not just the run-of-the-mill feminists complaining about biological males usurping the title of feminism. No, they accuse transgender activists of promoting conversion therapy and rape culture.  [Emphasis, ours.]
One cannot help being reminded of a famous incident in Israel, when the Apostle Paul was arraigned before the Jewish Sanhedrin.  That body was split between the Pharisees who (amongst other things) believed in the bodily resurrection of the dead, and the Sadducees who did not.  Paul, a former Pharisee, broke up the Council by suddenly declaring that he was being put on trial because he proclaimed the bodily resurrection of the dead.  [Acts 23: 1-10] Instantly, the two parties making up the Sanhedrin broke up into violent arguments, leaving Paul alone.  It was a case of divide and conquer.

As we face the apparent phalanx of homosexuality, lesbianism, and transgenderism, let's remember that these folk are implicitly ideological enemies.  Let's make sure that we "side" with the lesbians in this case, as Paul "sided" with the Pharisees.  Let's stir the pot, and declare that we Christians stand with the lesbian community, and utterly reject the particular Conversion Therapy and rape culture being promoted and practised by the Transgenderists.  A house divided against itself cannot stand.   

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