This post is part of an ongoing series called “The Intentional Destruction of the USA.” Find out more here.
Although believing something doesn’t make it true, pretending to be something that you’re not is all the rage these days. Just ask Bruce Jenner. He’s being celebrated for pretending to be a woman, and while hormone treatments, implants and castration might make you look more female, it won’t make you a woman. Chromosomes are inflexible like that, and you can call me bigoted, insensitive or just plain logical for pointing out the obvious.
Besides, if a guy comes out as a dog, does that mean society has to accept him as one? How long before restaurants are sued for not changing their policies? I mean, if this dog-man starts licking himself at the table, demands to eat from a bowl on the floor or refuses to use the restroom, wouldn’t it be bigoted for the restaurant to deny him service? Likewise, what about people who want to amputate one of their own limbs? Should we encourage these ‘transabled’ individuals to stop ‘living a lie,’ and start hacking themselves up?
Who knows, perhaps people will start pretending to be historical figures. If they do, they better choose socially acceptable ones. Obviously, they couldn’t pretend to be Robert E. Lee, because he fought for the Confederacy. Indeed, many people have been calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from public view, and some major retailers are refusing to sell anything associated with the flag. Say what you will about that chapter in American history, but why are we trying to pretend it never happened?
After all, the American flag is associated with lots of government wrongdoing, including atrocities against American Indians, the internment of Japanese-Americans, and the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. While we’re at it, let’s not forget Sherman’s violent destruction of the Confederate South. If you take down the Confederate flag, why aren’t you taking down the American flag?
The truth is, the purge of American cultural items won’t end with the Confederate flag. Consider the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. When ISIS conquers an area, they often demolish any non-Islamic artifacts. Why do they bother? Simply put, they are destroying any links to something non-Islamic. They are getting rid of anything that conflicts with their ideology. Does that sound familiar?
Of course, Christians are non-conformists (Romans 12:1-2). We’re loyal to the King of kings and the Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16), not the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), and no amount of propaganda and persecution will separate us from our identity in Christ (Romans 8:31-39). King Jesus established His church on the rock-solid faith of an on-fire, holy remnant, and “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).