In 2015, Michelle Higgins, a Black pastor and organizer, stood up before tens of thousands of people at a popular evangelical conference in St Louis, Missouri, and told them that, as she put it, “mission work was really an exercise in exporting racism, and that evangelicalism was a moral protection for white supremacy.”
Today, her criticisms are gaining ground. “For the last five hundred years, Christianity has been influenced by Martin Luther’s effort to decentralize the church,” Lisa Sharon Harper, the founder of a progressive evangelical religious group freedomroad.us, told me. “For the next five hundred years, the principle effort will be decolonization.”
More important than how Harper and others conceive of the last 500 years is what they predict for the ensuing 500: decolonization. And this is necessitated because of what has happened over the past half-millennia (or, at least, since 1619), the global project of white supremacy: “mission work was really an exercise in exporting racism, and that evangelicalism was a moral protection for white supremacy.” There you have it.
These are arid and divisive ideas, ones that are infecting certain quadrants of American Christianity. Left unchecked, they will cause problems for Christian fulfillment of the Great Commission.
The BBC shamelessly opens a Pandora’s Box of gender confusion and sexual immorality, corrupting young, vulnerable minds—and schools are following their lead.
The BBC have released nine online videos titled “The Big Talk” for use in British schools as part of theUK’s new Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum, which came into force in September, 2019.
More than 100 gender identities have now been coined to cater for every possible choice that certain people have made regarding their sexuality. It was widely reported in the UK media that the BBC encourages “celebration” of this plethora of genders (see also our previous article, Celebrating gender confusion). To question this ideology is now considered rank heresy. However, the BBC’s teaching will only sow further confusion in our society. The unpalatable truth is that a radical, dangerous philosophy is now being forced upon the young and vulnerable as part of the advancement of an extreme political ideology. It is of grave concern that the BBC is preaching this new ‘all-inclusive doctrine’ to children as young as 9–12 years of age. However, they have no lower age limit in practice. In the BBC videos, school children are encouraged to transgress the clear standards of God’s Word and to celebrate this behaviour. Also, The Coalition for Marriage reports children as young as four are being instructed in transgenderism2—this is a gravely concerning situation.
Recently, Canadian academic Christopher Dummitt, a leader in the field of historical gender studies, bluntly admitted: “Everyone was (and is) making it up. That’s how the gender-studies field works.”4 Dummit confesses that his field is driven by the underlying, unproven, ideological belief that gender is socially constructed, that it is non-binary (i.e. not restricted to male and female), and that traditional masculinity empowers men to oppress women. Such thinking has dominated the liberal arts in Western academic institutions since the 1990s. But such an ideology Dummit admits is “bankrupt”, not based on biological fact.
I am otherworldly’: Ex-transgender man, 33, who now identifies as an ‘agender ALIEN’ reveals they have had their nipples and eyebrows REMOVED to look ‘less human’
Jareth Nebula was born a woman but then transitioned to a man when they were 29-years-old
The Washington-native, who works as a barber’s shop receptionist, said after transitioning into a man, they still didn’t feel right
The 33-year-old said they didn’t ‘feel comfortable’ as either gender
Therefore, when Jareth learned about the term agender – which translates to without gender – they applied this to themselves
Jareth decided to refer to themselves as an agender alien, and now sports a totally new alien-like look
In order to appear ‘less human’, Jareth has had their nipples removed, and sports a number of facial piercings and wears alien-like makeup looks
Jareth is agender, and prefers to be referred to with the pronoun ‘they’
According to the Mirror, Jareth, who identifies as agender – which translates to ‘without gender’ – and prefers to be referred to with the pronoun they, named himself after the character played by David Bowie in the 1986 musical fantasy Labyrinth.
Unlike the term gender-fluid – which refers to a person’s whose gender identity is not fixed, or a person who feel they are a mix of both genders – agender typically refers to being gender-less, without a gender, or gender neutral.
Explaining their transition journey, Jareth said: ‘After coming out as transgender and believing I had finally found myself, I realised I was wrong – I wasn’t male or female, or even human.
‘I don’t think or feel like humans. I can’t really explain it to others – I’m simply otherworldly.
‘I didn’t feel comfortable as either gender or even anything in between. I know I’m stuck in a human form and that’s how I’m perceived by others – but to me, I’m an alien with no gender,’ he added.
‘I thought being a trans man would solve all of my issues and inner battles with finding out who I was, but I wasn’t as happy as I expected to be,’ they said.
‘I felt like I was trying to fit into someone else’s box. I didn’t want to be constrained – that’s when I discovered what agender was.
‘I’d always been obsessed with aliens, too, and what it means to be extraterrestrial, so the idea of being an agender alien fit perfectly as an identity for me,’ they added.
‘People treat me like a freak because I’m an alien, but it’s a completely valid thing to call yourself,’ Jareth explained.
‘Who is anyone to tell you who you can or can’t be? If someone wants to identify as anything, even an animal, let them.
‘I feel sorry for people who attack me online. I think they lack empathy and just want to target me, so I deal with it pretty well by brushing it off.
Jareth added: I’m happy with who I am and will continue to become more alien-like every day.’ “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” Judges 21:25