A BRAVE NEW WORLD?
‘Christian’ college now giving students pronoun options
July 28, 2022 — WND.com reports: “A Christian college, the Methodist Emory University in Atlanta, has announced a plan that gives students a choice as to the pronouns by which they are identified in school records.
The Methodist church in America is one of the traditional denominations that have come under the influence of various secular social agendas, including the LGBT agenda, and just days ago, more than 100 Florida churches filed a lawsuit to leave the United Methodist Church conference.
That follows numerous cases of individual churches fleeing the liberal agenda of the association’s leadership.
Now Campus Reform is reporting that Emory officials have established a process for students to choose whether they want to be known as ‘He/Him/His, She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs, Xie/Hir/Hirs and Ze/Zir/Zirs.’
Students will claim their preferred pronouns through the school’s online system for making payments and registering for classes…” (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20. In 2016 New York City released a list of 31 genders – in 2014 Facebook listed 58 gender options – in 2018, Tumblr has a list of 112 genders. A recent poll of British adults believe that people should not only be able to choose their gender, but their age, race, and even species. Will this madness ever end? II Timothy 3 states: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. See the next report.)
Anthropologists facing fight over whether bones were transgender
July 19, 2022 — WND.com reports: “The campaign to normalize – even institutionalize – the transgender movement in American society has moved into uncharted territory now, with a fight developing over the study of human ancestors, those historic bones uncovered and subjected to research for race, health, diet, movement and much, much more.
The dispute also could affect the situations in which remains have been found, and research is needed to identify a potential murder victim.
The fight is because those scientists are unable to determine how that dead person identified himself, or herself, or themself, as male, female or another alternative lifestyle choice, while alive tens, hundreds or even thousands of years ago…”
New Biden Rule Could Force Christian Doctors to Perform Abortions: Legal Experts
July 29, 2022 — ChristianHeadlines.com reports: “The Biden administration on Monday proposed a new rule that critics say could force Christian doctors and religious hospitals to perform abortions or gender transition procedures under Obamacare.
The Biden Department of Health and Human Services said the new rule was an implementation of the much-debated Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability.
Under the new Biden rule, Section 1557 is read to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Further, the new rule ‘makes clear that discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions, including ‘pregnancy termination,’’ according to an HHS news release.
‘This proposed rule ensures that people nationwide can access health care free from discrimination,’ said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. ‘Standing with communities in need is critical, particularly given increased attacks on women, trans youth, and health care providers. Health care should be a right not dependent on looks, location, love, language, or the type of care someone needs.’
The move by the Biden administration reverses a policy by the Trump administration, which advanced pro-life policies in health care and interpreted Section 1557 as referencing ‘male or female and as determined by biology.’
Religious liberty advocates criticized the new Biden rule…” (These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren– Proverbs 6:16-19 [emphasis mine]. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them – Romans 1:29-32. These barbarians will soon …be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched – Mark 9:43, 44. See the next report.)
Biden Admin. Threatens Christian School’s Lunch Money Over Bible-LGBT Issue: Suit
July 29, 2022 — ChristianHeadlines.com reports: “The Biden administration and the Florida Agriculture commissioner are threatening to pull lunch money from a Tampa, Florida, Christian school over its biblical stance on marriage and sexuality, according to a new lawsuit.
Students at Grant Park Christian Academy in Tampa receive free meals from the school’s lunch program through the federal National School Lunch Program administered by Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried, according to the lawsuit.
But Fried now is telling the school it must comply with a Biden administration interpretation of Title IX, a 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. The Biden administration interprets Title IX as also prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
‘Based on this redefinition, Commissioner Fried is poised to block Grant Park Christian Academy’s funding for school lunches this year,’ the lawsuit says. ‘… Commissioner Fried’s office gave the school one option when the school objected to violating its religious beliefs – ‘your school is not required to participate in the National School Lunch Program.’’
The school, according to the lawsuit, serves children from a low-income, minority community in Tampa. For many children at the school, the lunch they eat is ‘the best meal they eat all day – and sometimes, it’s the only meal,’ the suit says.
‘But Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Biden Administration are threatening Grant Park Christian Academy’s ability to feed hungry children,’ the suit says…”