Culture

Too Close to Home

Woe to those who call evil good

and good evil,

who put darkness for light

and light for darkness,

who put bitter for sweet

and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20-21

 

Justice is turned back,

and righteousness stands far away;

for truth has stumbled in the public

squares,

and uprightness cannot enter.

Truth is lacking,

and he who departs from evil makes

himself a prey. – Isaiah 59:14-15

 

Several weeks ago I learned of another instance where the verses above have played out once more in our own culture. By all means, this happens on a daily basis, but this particular instance stood out because it comes very close to home. Recently, one of our parents in our congregation told me that his son, in grade 3, was taught, in the classroom of his public school, that boys could marry boys and that girls could marry girls. Same-sex relationships were normalized and legitimized by an authority figure, in a room, with a group of young and impressionable minds.  read more

The “Thou Shall Nots” of Political Correctness

So I’ve been reading Anthony Esolen’s intriguing book Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child and would highly recommend that you spend time reading it, as well as his previous book Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of your Child. The social commentary, along with the skill of the writer, guarantee that these will be read and re-read. Below is a lengthy excerpt from a chapter entitled “Condoning Everything and Forgiving Nothing.” Few individuals, at least that I’ve encountered, are willing to take on the intolerance of tolerance, or political correctness, or whatever you want to call it, with such verve. Surely these highlight the reality of truth’s stumbling in the public square, marked by a jubilant affirmation of that which is wrong and a zealous condemning for that which is right.  read more