America faces many similarities to Nazi Germany - and we need to start making choices that, while difficult, should be obvious. Are we at the tipping point in the United States of America? Are we Christians demonstrating humble courage at this time in American history, when it is so desperately needed? What if we don't?
Deitrich Bonhoeffer made a deliberate decision to return to Germany, face the Nazis and help the oppressed when many Christians, sadly, fled. He died in a concentration camp at the hands of the Nazis, just two weeks before his camp was liberated - but not before he did a tremendous amount of good. He said “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” He also said “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children."
WHAT THIS MESSAGE IS ABOUT
On Friday, May 13th, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, speaking on behalf of President Obama and his Administration, issued a directive requiring that every public school in the nation – from kindergarten through college – to accommodate transgender students in unheard of, unprecedented ways or be subject to federal prosecution and the loss of financial aid. This message is a loving, passionate and practical response to the President's directive. It's also a call for all Christians to demonstrate love and compassion for those who struggle with their sexual identity. And, it's filled with suggested action steps.
President Obama's directive requires that boys and girls in public schools (Kindergarten through College) must be allowed to use the bathrooms, locker rooms and shower stalls of their choosing, according to how they “self-identify.” They must also be allowed to play on the sports teams according to how they “self-identify” sexually.
In other words, if someone in elementary school with the body of a male says they identify as a girl, he must be allowed to use the girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. Likewise, if someone in any public school with the body of a female says they identify as a male, she must be allowed to use the boys’ bathrooms, locker rooms and showers.
Attorney General Lynch warned that school districts that do not comply with the President could face lawsuits and forfeit millions of dollars in federal funding. In other words, public schools are being forced to follow a presidential directive that is unprecedented.
It's been said that “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
WHAT SHOULD CHRISTIANS DO IF AN ELECTED OFFICIAL VIOLATES THE WRITTEN LAW OF THE NATION? HAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OVERREACHED HIS AUTHORITY AND POWER, AS WRITTEN IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION? IS SIMPLY RECOGNIZING THE PROBLEMS OUR NATION FACES ENOUGH FOR A CHRISTIAN TO DO, OR WILL EVIL TRIUMPH BECAUSE WHILE IT MARCHED WE DID NOTHING?
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