Christian Schools’ Coming Waterloo

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At the onset, I must admit that my title is a shameless ripoff of Carl Trueman. In July, writing for First Things, Trueman warned that lgbtq rights in conjunction with Title IX may very well prove to be Christian colleges’ Waterloo. Sadly, and apart from the intervention of our sovereign God, I’m afraid that Trueman is correct.

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The Persecution of Christians in America

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by John Ellis

When we apply the word “persecution” to ourselves, Christians in the West are often scoffed at by those on the left. Progressives, including progressive “Christians,” retort that we don’t understand what the word “persecution” means and that we’re simply afraid of losing our privilege. When confronted with that challenge, many Christians are at a loss at how to adequately unpack it. It is true that the vast majority of us do not face what our brothers and sisters in Christ face in Iran, for example. We are not being jailed, beaten, and even killed. However, persecution does not have to rise to the level of martyrdom to be counted as persecution. Overall, the deflection by liberals is a shell-game.

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The Cult of Progressivism

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by John Ellis

A couple of years ago, a friend introduced me to the connection between Jim Jones and Harvey Milk (a connection which isn’t a secret, by the way). Yes, the cult leader/murderer and one of the darlings of the lgbtq rights movement were friends and co-laborers for leftist causes. What’s more, The Peoples Temple was considered a progressive paradise. Jim Jones was a progressive leader in San Francisco.

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After Privacy Violation, Teenager in Pennsylvania Sues School Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

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by John Ellis

Gender identity confusion is one of the main weapons in the sexual revolution’s arsenal as it continues to wreak havoc in our society. Flaunting their desired independence from their Creator, transgender rights activists are busy sowing the seeds of lies and confusion in the minds of our children. School districts that are standing firm against the perversion of God’s law are finding themselves the defendants in lawsuits. However, a recent teenage boy in Pennsylvania is taking the fight to those who seek to compel others to join in their rebellion against God.

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Disney Inserts “Gay Moment” Into Beauty and the Beast

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by John Ellis

I don’t enjoy writing these types of articles. In a perfect world, I would write about how much I’m looking forward to seeing Disney’s new, live-action version of Beauty and the Beast with my daughter. You see, my daughter has been eagerly looking forward to the movie starring Emma Watson. Except, now, I have to tell her that she’s not allowed to watch it.

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President Donald Trump, Transgenderism, and God’s Law

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by John Ellis

Last week, President Trump revoked the transgender bathroom guidelines implemented by President Obama. With the guidelines, President Obama had instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. Withholding federal dollars was the big stick behind the guidelines. President Obama was clear; fall in line with the new sexual/gender mores or face the wrath of the federal government. Implemented less than a year after the Obergefell ruling by SCOTUS, President Obama’s transgender bathroom directive was an alarming signal to social conservatives that liberals had pushed the sexual revolution agenda’s pedal to the metal.

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Republican for a Year

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by John Ellis

This past Sunday evening, during a conversation about politics with some friends who are part of the GOP power structure, I confessed, “I was a Republican for a little over a year.”

They ruefully laughed, but shook their heads in understanding.

The current Milo Yiannopoulos and CPAC debacle combined with the lack of calls for accountability within the GOP (until after the fact, of course) have served to reinforce my slow shuffle away from my new political party. Without rehashing my many objections to our current President (my #NeverTrump position is well-documented and easily found), I now find myself back to where I was fifteen or so months ago. By God’s grace, my political digression has stopped there.

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