It’s amazing how some persons and groups who profess Christianity yet are so bitter and spew most times hate and division ever so easily while celebrating vain salvation.
So it is bad enough we had to stomach a so called concerned citizen statement on May 15 International Day of Families from Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, JCHS and others based on some fora held at churches targeted in part to bringing down transgender visibility. When said anti LGBT groups run out of targets they simply move to something else; now comes transgender advocacy internationally; of course the usual embellishments are included or lies and such relying on the their own deceptive strategy that of the bloated magnitude of unsubstantiated charges in order to make said charges and accusations appear convincing, then these same religious crackpots claim the LGBT lobby collectively are dishonest but find it necessary to do the very strategy they accuse us of.
The usual on the fly terms as ‘sexual anarchy’ ‘sexual revolution’ (the latter which I thought had occurred so many times before) and so were repeated constantly on the Connect Pray show on the TBC radio hosted by Phillipa Davies linked to the JCHS, Lovemarch, Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship and other anti gay groups went to town for just under three hours on declaring transgenderism as insanity on the part of persons who declare that their brain sex differs in their minds from their physical sex and wild accusations and claims of paedophiles everywhere and reputable researchers work as part of some sneaky plan. Miss Davis also in her preamble sought to dismiss the bathroom bill push in the United States as an imposition, ‘being free with your sexual expression regarding of consequences’ and usual ‘exposing deceptions & lies’ Davies also claimed that gender neutral bathrooms will have predators in them to rape women (in a bathroom!); this is indeed sad and laughable but very serious indeed.
Absolutely no mention was made during the three hour show of trans/bi/homophobia (as if it does not exist) or the violence associated or discrimination with it; the vast time of the show was condemnation after condemnation (in the name of righteousness) sadly. Religious fanatics can destroy societies I swear. I was of the understanding that ostracism was never a part of Christ’s agenda lest some forget the alabaster box story. There was repeated referencing of ‘Stop War on Children’ but the documentary only seems to address so called feared sexual education and not the present day atrocities even committed by pastors were totally left out. As May is child’s month I would have thought more emphasis would have been placed on just the sheer numbers of Ananda Alerts (named after a murdered child in the 90s) that appear on television and announced on some radio stations; these religious fanatics are blind to the visible atrocities yet strive so hard to find conspiracies real or imagined in dark places; not to mention the kinds of money that is being spent in the respective campaigns including retaining lawyers for the ongoing buggery case in the constitutional court. Children’s’ homes, places of safety, psychiatric facilities and related outfits have been screaming for help in cash and kind and the assisted housing or relocation of wards of the state or abandoned mental health patients in places such as Bellevue but groups like JCHS or Miss Davies do not see or ignore these concerns. Sex change regrets were also discussed as it to suggest those who do engage such avenues are and will be mistaken.
I thought Christ’s message included inclusion and true tolerance but I am mistaken it seems or my expectations are too high with sheer idiots who make the rest of the church look as paranoid as they are.
Unsubstantiated paedophile accusations
Listeners were also asked to pray for the bathroom bill in the US to fail (I find it strange that such a cal should be made when we have our own issues to address via said prayer) and pray for other things not worth annoying God in my view when we have a brain to gain understanding and to practically act. I was not surprised as her mentor Dr Wayne West of JCHS has schooled her well as she performed on point; the issue is though most of what were said in effect lies as she and others like to blast LGBT activists of telling.
“The fraud is meant to really cripple the children” Phillipa Davies claimed without proof that Kinsey was a paedophile and went on about the lies as disguised as comprehensive sexual education. Davis also claimed that children were not having sex at young ages in days gone by without qualifying her statement in anyway and again relying on the magnitude factor in order to sound convincing, sadly the few comments on Facebook as the show progressed showed how gullible some folks are. Of course with the advent of Facebook, sheer increase in the nation’s population and so on things once seemed hidden will come to light but apparently Miss Davies is too dumb to see these things.
I was of the thinking that a qualified clinical sexologist or related psychological expert would be the ones to determine a paedophile in the face of no victims coming forward and reporting the accused but paranoid antigay voices just wave wild allegations. Then came the shocker that Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner was a virgin until he was 22 until he read Kinsey then he received startup money to spread flawed sex education again without any proof, Davis then linked the home and family life HFLE book as an extension of the way to brainwash children. International Planned Parenthood is also a part of the ‘deception’ in her eyes. She then referenced the 2008 guidelines of sexual education and she named the Nation Family Planning board and accused even the Peace Corps of such good reputation as guilty as ferreting the comprehensive sexuality education; impugning coercion by the organization and some attached to it. I wonder what would the Peace Corps would say and do if they heard the nonsense from antigay religious groups who see conspiracies everywhere.
A representative from the Ruth Institute also added more paranoia to the show which I decided to listen just to prove to myself the nonsense I have been hearing about on the show. The RI guest by phone claims the UN has been infected by those who have an agenda to change societies and cultures and the ‘natural order.’ The interview waded between misconstrued feminism, sexual identity and fear-mongering on terminology such as gender based policies and that such terms are forgetting boys and linking neutrality to the present societal challenges as if LGBTQ and reproductive health agitations are anti Christian and anti family. Not to mention the interspersed selling of either books or previous shows on CD that came too repetitiously for me to stomach.
Then came the usual victimhood ploy claiming the church has been affected by the sexual revolution and the moralizing effect has been or is being polluted if not weakened by the LGBT push with the latest being the transgender visibility agenda; in other words the usual freedom of speech choking deception that these very anti gay religious groups (who make the whole church look bad) a strategy from the Professor Bain matter has worn itself out so the target has now changed. Want more fear-mongering then came the twinning of HIV prevention messaging with so called sneaky ways to impose homosexuality in particular, a penchant Miss Davis the host has and verbalizes it at every chance she gets. Then the repeated and implied fallacy that Jamaica is at war with big countries/ such as the US, EU, Canada et and that they are trying to suppress ‘free speech’
A so called former transgender individual named Walter Hyatt guest joined the show by phone who claimed he realized although he was assigned male he had the surgery but regretted it as he found out it was a disorder (gender dysphoria) and that his grandmother dressed him up as a girl so that caused him to feel feminine, then came the unqualified diagnosis or Bruce Jenner now known as Catilyn Jenner who had issues since his brother’s death after he handed the keys to him and so on. The kind of misinformation that is going out there as legitimate is disturbing and even both persons on the show that Caitlyn is not actually transgender or transsexual as he has not done the surgery; then came the references again to Dr Kinsey and again he was described as a paedophile activist without giving any proof or justification for the listeners. Then came the re-description of LGBT to mean “lambasting God’s biblical truth” and that such persons need to be stopped (he did not say how).
Davies went on another rant claiming the family is being destroyed and to think the entire thing ends in prayer! Even after spewing such hatred, somebody needs help.
Then the repeated “homosexual lifestyle" references which dotted the show, frankly envy of the apparent freedom of LGBT people could be called ‘freedom envy’ in my view. The role of freedom envy in the anti LGBT crusade is confirmed by the repeated and emphatic reference to “the homosexual lifestyle.” This is left a vague generality, as though it were something everyone already understands. The so called “homosexual lifestyle” is associated with a US view of homosexuality and dates back to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and stories of bath houses in places such as San Francisco; hence folks like Dr Wayne West of JCHS uses it as well to vectorise gays in his antigay advocacy. There is no such thing as a ‘homosexual lifestyle’ just as there is no such thing as “heterosexual lifestyle” heterosexual live on a “lifestyle” continuum just as homosexuals do. The continuum includes people in decades long monogamous relationships, people who live in social isolation, people who in into bar scenes etc people who move from relationship to relationship.
Let us put to rest the silliness about “homosexual lifestyle” once and for all; as a phrase it is pure propaganda, a gossipy generalization and completely unworthy of a Christian who, following the counsel in Proverbs seeks understanding and insight into life and people. As Christians some will have to decide if we are going to partake of divisive “party spirit” that racked the church at Corinth or follow Christ as discerning attentive principles – to that still small voice and sharpen concerns for the ostracized instead of creating more strife.
Bear in mind that there is a reference in Luke 17:34 where Jesus in a teaching on the rapture makes what appears to be a neutral non-discriminatory reference where it read (King James Version):
Let me end here for now but I did this post just to show the madness coming from ignorant folks who in an information age refuse to accept the reality. If I may use the JCHS’s own biblical quote they end their newsletters with:
“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” Isaiah 9: 2 KJV
Bearing in mind King James in whose name the most popular English translation of the Bible is in was actually bisexual; pity the goody King would not have foreseen the work put in would be used as a destructive weapon hundreds of years later.
Peace & tolerance needed indeed.
More madness from Miss Davies' mentors? then check this one: Lawyers' Christian Fellowship's Shirley Richards says lesbian sex should be criminalized as buggery ....... 2012