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


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