The U.S. government’s staggering overreach smacks of colonial tyranny and will swamp Australia next under the ALP/Greens.
The Totalitarian Tyranny being imposed by Obama in the US Transgender Restrooms saga is coming soon to your Australian school and neigbourhood if ALP/Greens get the votes.
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The government’s staggering overreach last Friday smacks more of colonial tyranny than anything I can remember. Parents are rightly outraged, but what can we do?
My BreakPoint colleague, John Stonestreet, and I are both dads. In fact, we are both dads of daughters. Thus, Friday’s bathroom edict from the Obama administration hit particularly close to home, since it is girls like our daughters that are the most vulnerable.
But what can we do? As we like to say at the Colson Center, outrage is not a strategy. So I’d like to propose five things.
First, as John said on Monday, we have to understand the issue. This is a biggie, folks, on a number of levels: government overreach and ideological extortion, denial of biological realities, equivocation with civil rights, and on and on. At BreakPoint.org, we’ve compiled the best resources we could find to explain the gravity of this staggering exercise in government tyranny.
Second, we have to speak out. As American citizens, we should contact our state leaders and encourage them not to allow this blatant violation of state sovereignty—which it is—to go unchecked. As parents, we should contact our school boards and principals, and demand to know how they plan to protect all the children in the school in light of this edict.
Third, it’s time to talk to your children about the transgender issues. Yes, it’s uncomfortable. And none of us thought we’d have to add this to our plan in raising our children, but at times, our culture leaves us no choice. We all need to have “the talk” with our children, and today “the talk” includes not only the birds and the bees, but also gender, identity, marriage, and how to hold convictions about these things with courage, grace, and truth.
If you don’t talk to your children about these things, someone else—the media, the schools, the government, their peers—will.
And there’s a lot to cover. Happily, there’s a new resource hot off the press, and it couldn’t be more timely. John Stonestreet, along with our partners at AXIS and Sean McDowell have produced a “Family Conversation Kit” on gender, sex, and marriage.
This four-part series includes video teaching, with examples from popular culture to discuss with your kids, and tons of resources to look at together. And it offers something absolutely necessary, a clear description of God’s created intent for us as image-bearers, male and female, and how that enables His vision for sex and marriage.
Come to BreakPoint.org/gender, and we’ll tell you how you can purchase this digital download—it’s worth every penny, trust me. It will set the stage for the conversation you must have with your kids. It is great for schools, small groups, and youth groups, too.
Fourth, Christians need to be clear on who the enemy is not. Many gender-confused school children are themselves the victims of very bad ideas. They’re being misled by those who would advance theories and policies that deny observable biological realities. Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have victims. Your family, your church, and your Christian community may be called upon to do victim care. Develop a plan now.
And finally, parents need to seriously consider alternative educational options. My family has chosen private education, and John’s family homeschools. Some families may feel they have no choice but to send their kids to public schools, and I get that. But there are more options than ever when it comes to educational alternatives. A line in the sand has been crossed, folks. Christian parents need to investigate other options. And churches need to jump in the process too, innovating opportunities for those families currently unable to take advantage of the alternatives.
So come to BreakPoint.org. We’ve got lots of resources there to help, and remember, at BreakPoint.org/gender we have information on the Family Conversation Kit on gender, sex, and marriage.
Five Things You Can Do about Transgender Restrooms: Speak out, Take Action
Download the Family Conversation Kit today, and get the tools you need to start those dialogs with family, friends and co-workers. As Eric said, it's important that we engage with others and discuss the issues that are relevant and timely in our culture. Check out the links below for more resources.
Family Conversation Kit: Gender, Sexuality, Marriage
How to Have That Difficult Conversation You've Been Avoiding
John Townsend, Henry Cloud | Zondervan Publishing | December 2005
Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents' Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens
Tom Gilson | Kregel Publications | February 2016
How to Talk to a Skeptic: An Easy-To-Follow Guide for Natural Conversations and Effective Apologetics
Donald J. Johnson | Bethany House Publishers | October 2013
Every child comes from and needs BOTH a mother and a father. Same-sex "marriage" intentionally keeps either a mother or a father from the child. Government should protect the child through upholding traditional marriage.
There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom. Craig Manners
“What the world needs most is a voice that courageously speaks the truth, not when the world is right, but a voice that speaks the truth when the world is wrong.” Fulton Sheen