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Shall We Sue?

26 Apr

For the past 30 years or so this has been the modus operandi of too many westerners.The thinking is if you do not like the way things are being done, sue and get rich quick or force your ways upon others. We do not feel that the motive behind a majority of lawsuits is for the benefit of society.  In this day and age, when alternative preferences, whether they be gender identity or homosexual issues, the strategy has been to sue and ruin other people.

The Bible takes a dim view about bringing matters before the secular world:

1Co 6:1 If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints? g
1Co 6:2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? h And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?
1Co 6:3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
1Co 6:4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church! 14
1Co 6:5 I say this to shame you. i Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? j
1Co 6:6 But instead, one brother k goes to law against another뾞nd this in front of unbelievers! l
1Co 6:7 The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?

And Christians need to be wise before having their disputes settled before by unbelievers.The courts are not the optimal option for believers yet for unbelievers it seems to be just that and for many people in the alternative preference and gender identity issues, it seems the best way to force their views upon those who disagree with them.

We have another case now where parents are suing a school because the latter are not jumping to the tune of the parents:

http://thefederalist.com/2016/04/25/minnesota-parents-sue-to-get-trans-classes-in-kindergarten/#.Vx4RXJUuiDI.twitter

Parents of a 5-year-old “transgender child” have filed a complaint against a St. Paul charter school, alleging it failed to protect him from bullying and refused to teach all the students their preferred transgender-awareness curriculum.

These parents want THEIR material presented to all the other students. One obvious point that needs to be made here is that it is not the job of the school to protect students from bullying when the student’s parents set their child up to be bullied. In this case the parents are the one making their child a prime target by not providing him or her with sound advice but encourages them to act in a manner everyone knows will draw the wrong attention from their classmates. The school cannot be held responsible when the parents are at fault.

In case you missed it, this is kindergarten we are talking about not older elementary or even middle school which makes us wonder more about the parents and their parenting skills than the school and its decision to act as they did. Our case in point:

When the boy showed up at school wearing pink tennis shoes and wanting to wear a jumper like the girls in gym class, other children reportedly pointed and laughed at him. The parents contacted the school and wanted something done to protect their child from bullying, despite the fact that the school currently has an anti-bullying policy.

Did the parents not think that this would keep their child safe from ridicule and bullying? The parents have the biblical responsibility to teach their children the right way to live

Dt 4:9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children  and to their children after them.

We are not to abdicate that responsibility and when the parents fail to obey God’s instruction then their children will suffer. It is not up to society in general to change and appease one set of parents or even a small group of parents. it is the parents who are to instruct their children wisely, teaching them the ways of the Lord and when parents do that these issues will not arise.

The Edwardses, however, wanted more—for the school to teach only their views of human sexuality and to be engaged in helping their five-year-old boy transition to a girl.

What about the desires of the other parents? Do they not get a say in what is taught their children or does only one set of parents get a say because their child has decided to be different? We will not even get into the problem that the child is far too young to be making these decisions and their parents should be cognitive enough to spot this confusion and direct their children out of this dangerous thinking into the right way to think.

Then we must ask, why the school and the other students must help that confused child remain in and accept its confusion? As we read on we see that the parents are not up to the task as they have refused to teach their child the correct way to think and live:

My kid is just trying to live and be accepted and be safe,” said Hannah Edwards.

“We’re not yet sure of the person that our son is, he’s in kindergarten,” Dave Edwards said. “We don’t label him. He’s not anything. He’s our kid, but we know from what he has shown us this far, that we are going to need some protections in place to keep him safe while he’s in public school.”

Helping him from his confusion is not ‘labeling him’ but teaching him the truth and the truth. The child needs to be shown that his physical features are not a mistake and that the mistake is in his thinking he is another gender from what his physical features tell him. If the parents do not do this then who will? If the parents want protection in place for their child then they need to stop supporting their child’s misconception about himself and lead him back to the truth about his gender identity. If the parents refuse to do this then they need to instruct their child that it is not wise for him to parade around in his alter ego in public. That is the way to protect their child while he or she is in any school or activity.

This may sound harsh but in reality, the buck stops with the parents and when they fail to do their God-given duty then their children will suffer. The schools have hundreds if not thousands of other students to protect as well and the ‘need of the one does not necessarily outweigh  the need of the many’ Only in certain circumstances does that ideology apply and it does not apply to gender identity or sexual alternative issues. To be biblical one has to teach the truth to all and a school is not teaching the truth to all when they bow to the wishes of a minority.

There is a danger in all of this:

As a result, the school chose to enforce its anti-bulling policy and not conduct gender re-education.

The word in bold is the danger. Since when did democracies participate in ‘re-education’? That is a standard tactic of communist countries who are forcing their secular ways upon those countrymen who refuse to be communist. The Bible does not support this type of methodology opting instead for the truth to be told and the truth is those parents are failing their child by allowing the deception and confusion to take root in their kid. The Bible does not advocate forcing a minority opinion upon others either.

If any re-education is to take place, it is conducted by the parents of that confused child on that child alone. The parents need to lead their child to the truth, that is what God directed. He did not instruct one set of parents to dictate that their alternatives be taught to all people.The Bible instructs us to teach our children God’s ways not the ways of alternative thinking and confusion:

Dt 4:10 Remember the day you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, when he said to me, Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.

Children are to hear God’s words so that they can have good lives. They are not to be taught alternative ideology in order to enable a friend or another child to continue to sin.

The issue of transgender children has been the subject of much national debate as LGBT advocacy groups have been pushing for categorizing younger children as transgender.

This is not a surprise as there is nothing of god in the LGBT community. The ironic and sad fact here is that many in the LGBT alternative lifestyle hate it and want to change back to being normal so why are they encouraging parents to let their children grow up confused and transgender? Why would they want more people to suffer like they suffer? But that is deception at work which provides for us the evidence we need to know that such thinking in children is from evil and not correct. we do not encourage this confusion but seek to bring the child out of the false teaching about their gender identity and get them back to the truth.

We are not going to go through the rest of the article but this issue does have support for the biblical way of thinking from secular organizations though that support misidentifies the source for this confused thinking:

The report states that “human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: ‘XY’ and ‘XX’ are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder,” and “No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one.

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A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such.

They are close as this type of thinking in young children is a sign of a spiritual problem,evil is at work in vulnerable humans and it takes a spiritual solution to solve not a psychiatric one.

These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V). The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.

We would disagree with this diagnosis as well. This is confusion not a mental disorder or a sign of mental problems. If we properly identify the problem then we can correctly apply the right solution and solve it. we will also disagree with the following categorization.

Those who are “helping” children become the sex they imagine themselves to be are engaging in child abuse. This is a point the American College of Pediatricians firmly makes: “Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.”

No it is not child abuse, and that word abuse is thrown around far too easily and muddies up the waters of this issue and has people running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to blame anyone and everyone for the child’s confusion. Put the blame where it lies and call it what it is– misunderstanding of a problem in the child’s thinking because evil exists and seeks to destroy whom it can. When we do this we then know what to do in order to solve the problem without sending innocent people to jail.

The correct way to go is to follow God’s lead and use the correct form of discernment so that when the child is saved from this deception God will get the glory and people will see that God cares about them.

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2 responses to “Shall We Sue?

  1. jbcowgill

    April 26, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Reblogged this on John Cowgill's Literature Site.

     
  2. jbcowgill

    April 26, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Very well said.

     
 
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