By Todd Strandberg of Raptureready
I’ve been watching the conflict over transgenderism with great wonderment. A secular mind would think that this debate is a bit silly because it’s about a very tiny part of our society, which is less than one percent. Any Christian should know that the struggle is over the fate of our nation.
The Gay Pride battle has been lost, and transgender advocates are using the same tactics to win over the minds of Americans. In the 1980s, there was no major corporation that would dare say that they support the homosexual agenda. AT&T began supporting gay events in liberal cities like San Francisco. The financial support was handled under the table. When people found out that AT&T was supporting Gay Pride, the main company said that was just the action of our local offices.
There are 5,000 major companies in the US, and I don’t know of any one of them that would now stand by biblical values on sexuality. Chick-Fil-A is often thought to be an anti-gay firm, but it has basically said it just sells chicken and doesn’t have any problem with all things LGBTQ+.
There are several activist groups that monitor all companies. One has a rating system that ranks firms on how well they fly the rainbow flag. These activities will stop by the corporate headquarters of firms and talk to human resources about how they can improve their ranking. Some major companies have dozens of people whose job is to promote the LGBTQ agenda. I did 20 years in the Air Force, and I was surprised to learn there is now an office of Inclusion and Diversity.
A major problem with the spread of transgenderism is that many support it despite the fact that it harms their gender. I found a video that had five women talking about trans rights. One of them said that it is very unfair to her as a female athlete to have former men compete in women’s sports. She said, “I need to utilize every option to go against people of my same sex.” She saw it as almost pointless to race against someone who still has a man’s body.
The other women acted as if she had just said blacks and whites should not compete against each other in sports. To promote fairness, they would gladly destroy all women’s sports.
The Bud Light Dylan Mulvaney fiasco has gotten much attention. Sales of the product are down 30%. The majority of the people who drink the product are male. This dumb move is like if the Tampons Tampax company decided to have shock Jock Howard Stern do promotions for their product.
The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev refuses to apologize for hiring Mulvaney. He has called the move a misunderstanding. Bud Light is now running ads that show Clydesdales horses and the American flag. The firm has offered distributors free beer. Saying they made a mistake would cause their diversity rating to go down.
I am amazed at how cultural norms can flip on their head over time. The Coon Chicken Inn was a fried chicken restaurant chain located in the Pacific Northwest from the late 1920s through the late 1940s. The chain was famous for its “Coon” logo, a caricatured African-American male rooted in 19th-century minstrel theatre and early 20th-century advertising. The most prominent manifestation of the Coon caricature was the 12ft high “Coon head” that served as the entrance to each restaurant location.
The logo is so shocking by today’s standards, you have to see it for yourself. Cut and paste Coon Chicken Inn into a Google search and press the images tab. When the restaurant was in its prime, I’m sure people had no idea there was a racial connection with the logo.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has gotten into a fight with the Walt Disney Company over a law that he helped pass. It bars teachers from talking to young students about sexuality. Years ago, it would be unthinkable for a non-parent to tell an 8-year-old boy that he may have been born the wrong sex.
The involvement of children is the key difference between the Gay Pride battle and the transgender battle. It is sick to read about children being given sex change operations and hormone treatments. Jesus said that the corruption of children is one of the greatest evils that someone can commit. We’ve reached the point where people are destroying not just a child’s mind but also their body.
“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depths of the sea” (Matthew 18:6 NASB).