This past Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that states have the constitutional right not only to counsel minors about their "sexual orientation and gender identity," but also to outlaw any counseling of minors contrary to that offered by the state. While this is truly an earthshaking ruling by the Court, I fear most of our country’s contemporary Christians won’t feel the slightest tremble beneath their feet.
To begin with, this earthshaking ruling paves the way for medical tyranny in our country, since it grants states, under the guise of medical science, the “constitutional” right to outlaw anything they consider contrary to “safe medical practices.” In other words, the state has the power to dictate to the public whatever it deems necessary for individual wellbeing and public safety. Furthermore, it also has the power to silence and censor all dissenting voices, as well as to prosecute those who refuse to be silenced and censored.
One of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Rush, saw this coming and tried to forewarn his fellows about it. He advocated adding medical freedom to religious freedom in our Constitution. Unfortunately, not only was his advice looked over by our other Founding Fathers, but medical freedom was left out of our founding document. Rush hauntingly predicted that unless medical freedom was put into our Constitution, "the time would come when medicine would be organized into an undercover dictatorship." Well, the time has come, but most Americans, even Christian Americans, appear totally unaware of what's going on!
Another unperceived peril of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal’s earthshaking ruling is that it, for all practical purposes, sounds the death knell for religious liberty in our country. The specific target of the Court’s ruling was what is dubbed by political progressives, the mainstream media, and the LGBTQ community as “conversion therapy.” Now, conversion therapy can easily be interpreted as the preaching of repentance, the calling upon sinners to turn from sin with a broken heart and to turn to Christ with all their heart. Therefore, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has actually ruled that states have the constitutional right to criminalize the church’s fulfilling of Christ’s commission to preach repentance to all nations (Luke 24:47).
If states deem the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the church’s compelling of sinners to come to the Savior and convert to Christianity, as harmful to the emotional wellbeing of any individual, then, according to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, states have the right to outlaw the church’s fulfilling of Christ’s Great Commission. Christians in this country may soon find themselves in court, as Peter and John once did, being ordered to cease and desist from their preaching of Christ (Acts 4:1-22). The only question is, will we, like Peter and John, refuse to be silenced and resolve to preach Christ, regardless of cost and consequence to ourselves.
Back in June of this year, our President, Joe Biden, signed an executive order to crack down on conversion therapy. Biden’s executive order, entitled “Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Individuals,” is intended to "safeguard LGBTQI+ youth” from harmful Christian counseling. That’s right, your president believes that the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the preaching of repentance is harmful to LGBTQI+ youth, and therefore should be stopped and silenced in America. Yet, many a professed Christian in this country voted for Joe Biden to be their president, in spite of the fact that he promised during his campaign to criminalize all Christian convictions and Biblical beliefs that the LGBTQ community finds offensive, by signing into law Democrats' Equality Act.
I’ve said for some time, to the chagrin of contemporary Christians, that our government has become antichrist. While most pastors in church pulpits and parishioners on church pews dismiss me as some quack who has lost his marbles, I continue to contend that my conclusions are confirmable, while all of my critics are without corroboration when it comes to their case against me. For instance, as this post proves, our executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government are all in cahoots when it comes to criminalizing Christianity and censoring the church’s preaching of the Gospel in this country. We presently stand on the precipice of unprecedented persecution, as the Bible plainly predicts and our present predicament proves. Still, most Christians are totally unaware of what’s going on and of all that is about to befall them.