Sunday, November 18, 2012

How'd we get in this mess of gender confusion, animal rights & unisex bathrooms?

On many college campuses  around the country and in some corporations, there are unisex bathrooms. The Fox TV series, Ally McBeal, introduced the American viewing audience to gender neutral bathrooms.

How did we get here? How did we get to the place where there is a concerted effort to blur the lines between the sexes, where women are competing with men to be Marines, firemen, and soon, NFL quarterbacks and Navy Seals?

How'd we get to this place?  

How did we get to the place where there is not only an attempt to blur the gender lines so that we no longer have male and female, but trans-gender individuals who are demanding their acceptance in the workplace and in whatever bathroom they choose to use?

How did we get to the place where there is an effort to blur the lines of species so that we as humans are now at the mercy of animals or rodents. In the eyes of some (PETA, animal-rights activists), we as human beings have no more right to existence than a sea turtle, spotted owl, the American Burying Beetle, or the California Tiger Salamander? (This is why I choose not to watch Animal Planet which is nothing more than a subtle propaganda push for the animal rights’ movement.) 

The animal-rights whackos believe that there is nothing special about the human species and that we have no more right to existence than a chicken. Theodor W. Adorno (German philosopher) writes: 
 “Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.” 
This should be an affront to any rational human being to trivialize and compare the Holocaust where more than six million Jews were exterminated to the killing of animals for food.

The key to understanding all of this is found in the Garden in Genesis 1.

It all goes back to the Garden. On the 6th day of creation, in Genesis 1:25 (ESV)
25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 
Notice that it clearly says that God made all the creatures of the earth according to their OWN kind. In other words, they did NOT transition from one form into another, they were created distinctly according to their own kind, so that a dog has always been a dog, a lizard has always been a lizard, a whale has always been a whale, an owl has always been an owl, etc.

Now we come Genesis 1:26 which is the key to understanding all that matters regarding species, dominance, equality, etc.
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 
We are told that God made man in His own image. We are made in the image and likeness of God. God then went on to say that man would have dominion (authority, dominance, rights) over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the livestock and over every creeping thing on the earth. You will never see or hear this on the Animal Planet channel because they don’t want you to know that you are special, having been created in the image of God.

Here's what happens when we turn our backs on God and no longer believe in Genesis 1-2:

When we turn our backs on God and no longer believe in the Genesis account of creation, we begin to lose sight of our uniqueness, created in God’s image, created to know God and to reflect his glory in our lives. 
When we lose sight of our God-given purpose, we fall prey to all the false philosophies in the marketplace of ideas including: 
  • Those animal rights’ activists who would have us believe that we are nothing special.
  • We fall prey to those who would tell us that there is NO difference between the sexes, that everything should be gender neutral, that we can choose to be male, female, or whatever we want to be. 
  • Female bodybuilder
  • We succumb to arguments of equality that would pit women against men, even to the point of wanting to break into every area of male dominance, including NFL football or the Navy Seals.
My Final Thoughts on Animal Rights:

My final thoughts for this post are that the animal-rights movement is an outgrowth of rebellion against God and what we read in Genesis 1-2. Our confusion over gender-roles and attempts to blur the lines is one more example of our brokenness and alienation from God. When we lose sight of our significance as being loved and accepted by God just the way we are, we fall prey to other philosophies and lifestyles in an attempt to gain the love and attention we so desperately seek.

You and I were created to know God and have a relationship with Him. He created us in His image to be the dominant creature here on earth, not to be in a subordinate role or subservient to all the other creatures on the planet. My two cute dogs, Ellie & Charlie, can’t have a relationship with God and they were not created in the image of God. They are beautiful creatures, deserving of my love and tender care, but I am still their owner and master. 

According to God, my dogs and no other animals will ever have a right to sue me or anyone else—unless that right is conferred upon them by human beings—and if that happens, then I rest my case. By the mere fact that we HAVE the ability to CONFER  a right to an animal reveals who has the dominance and the God-given authority. It is man, and man alone, who is created in God’s image.

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