June 7, 2017
The American Renewal Project
My wife and two of our daughters attended college on volleyball scholarships (Title IX).
LGBTQ disciples — same-sex intercourse and marriage crusaders — are seeking to impose a standard where society never talks about sin. If homosexuality is not sin, then running around on one’s spouse is not sin; if adultery is not sin, then stealing from the 7-Eleven is not sin.
Former MO State Senator Jim Lembke writes*:
- If there is truth, there must be a higher authority that establishes that truth.
- If everything is truth, then nothing is true.
- If there is not a set of standards that are objectively true, then truth is relative. If truth is relative then our freedom, liberty, and property are in danger.
The boy’s parents in the story below are fools (see their comments), serving their own interests at the expense of the community. If virtue is a key component of freedom, and the glory of a nation lies in its righteousness, those who love liberty must begin to stand in the public square to counter those willing to foul society with the false religions of political correctness, multiculturalism, and secularism.
The story below on Connecticut transgender sprinter Andraya Yearwood demonstrates that transgender athletes are going to ruin women sports over the next decade to quarter century. Decreed by the priests, clergymen, and clergywomen of political correctness, hucksters, who are peddling the distinguishing mark of a decadent society: the exaltation and normalization of sin.
From the Judeo-Christian frame of reference, we Christians in America are most to be pitied for the idiocy of abandoning the Christian heritage and culture, put in place for the safekeeping of the Republic, by the American Founders.
Three quotes from M. Stanton Evans classic, The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition (1994), come to mind:
- “When religious value is denied in the realm of spirit, but reasserted in the secular order, dominion of every facet of life converges in a single center; the political regime becomes both the church and state and claims authority over faith and conscience. It is this crushing, all-pervasive assertion of power over every aspect of existence, without exception or reserve, that is the truly distinguishing feature of totalitarian movements. It is what makes totalitarianism ‘total’. And it occurs precisely because what was once considered a domain beyond the power of the state is now assumed to be completely within its purview.”
- “In essence, as the grip of Western faith has weakened, the old gods have come back. Hence not only astrology and Eastern cults, but abortion and euthanasia, the nature-worship of the environmental movement, homosexuality as an ‘alternative lifestyle,’ the jihad against expressions of our religion. Hence also, and most relevant to our central theme, the reemergence of the unlimited state and reduction of the individual. All bespeak a resurgence of the pagan worldview, and behaviors common to the pagan era.”
- “If we want to grow orchids instead of weeds, it is well to know what kind of climate, soil, and nurture are congenial to orchids; ignorance of or indifference to these matters will predictably result in failure. Ignorance of or indifference to the safeguards needed for the growth of liberty will issue in a like result, but with effects more baleful to consider.”
We need A Gideon or Nehemiah to Stand Up and Provide Godly Leadership.
* Jim Lembke, Recovering the Declaration of Independence
** M. Stanton Evans, The Theme is Freedom,https://www.amazon.com/Theme-Freedom-Religion-Politics-Tradition/dp/0895267187
Boy Believes He’s A Girl, Defeats Girls At Connecticut State Championships. Actual Girl Too Afraid To Say Anything About It.
June 6, 2017
Let’s talk about fair for a moment.
A Connecticut freshman boy who identifies as a girl, who as of April had not had sex reassignment surgery or taken hormone and puberty blockers, was allowed to compete against girls in the Connecticut high school Class M state championships, where he won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes with times that would not have even finished last in the boys’ same events.
What makes the matter poignant is that the girl who won the girls 100-meter dash Class M state title last year as a sophomore, and finished second to transgender sprinter Andraya Yearwood in the 100 and third in the 200 this year, knew she couldn’t say what she truly felt because of political correctness.
Kate Hall, from Stonington High School, told the Hartford Courant:
It’s frustrating. But that’s just the way it is now … I can’t really say what I want to say, but there’s not much I can do about it. You can’t blame anyone. Her times were slowing during the season. If I ran my best race, I could have won. I didn’t. I hadn’t felt good the last three days, but there are no excuses. From what I know she is really nice and that’s all that matters. She’s not rude and obnoxious.
Yearwood, on the other hand, chortled to the Day after winning both events, “It feels really good. I’m really happy to win both titles. I kind of expected it. I’ve always gotten first, so I expected it to some extent. … I’m really proud of it.”
Stonington coach Ben Bowne told the Courant, “Kate was emotional. She works really hard. She’s a very competitive athlete. She hates losing to anybody. I’ve just told her all year run your best. If this girl has better times than you, she’s going to help you as a runner. That’s what we focused on.”
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference leaves gender-identity cases to local school districts, as the Courant has reported:
The CIAC defers to the determination of the student and his or her local school regarding gender identification. According to the CIAC handbook, it is fundamentally unjust and contrary to applicable state and federal law to preclude a student from participation on a gender specific sports team that is consistent with the public gender identity of that student.
Yearwood’s father Rahsaan, who played college football, told the Courant:
There are guys who were 350 pounds. It wasn’t fair that as a 225-pound linebacker, they came to block me, but that’s the nature of the beast … As her father, I never think about it as competition. This is not about winning and losing races. This is about the health of my teenage daughter. In terms of the fairness aspect, I don’t think about that as a father. I only think about, is my daughter happy, healthy and able to participate in what she wants to do? I don’t care if she wins or loses. I don’t care if she wins and gives the medals back. She got to compete as a girl where she feels she should compete. That’s all that matters to me.”
He added that in June, Andraya will begin consultations about hormonal treatment.
Ngozi Nnaji, Yearwood’s mother, told the Courant, “I know they’ll say it is unfair and not right, but my counter to that is: Why not? She is competing and practicing and giving her all and performing and excelling based on her skills. Let that be enough. Let her do that, and be proud of that.”
Yearwood ran the 100-meter final in 12.66 seconds and the 200-meter final in 26.08. The last-place finishers in the boys’ 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, Shayne Beckloff and Terrance Gallishaw, finished the races in 11.73 seconds and 25.59 seconds, respectively, according to The Stream.
Here’s a video of the 100-meter dash:
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