The power of a small minority

Up until now, teachers, pupils and parents have been a protected by a ‘conscience clause’ in law. That is about to change.  Academies, free schools and independent schools in England will all be affected by proposed new Government standards, which insist that the rights defined in the Equality Act 2010 must be ‘actively promoted’.  That means that LGBT must be promoted in these schools regardless of the ethos or religious view of those involved.

This knee-jerk reaction to the recent ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal in Birmingham thus forces any school with any measure of independence to toe the line as far as sexual ethics are concerned, removing any room for conscience or Christian conviction.

It’s almost unbelievable that such a small percentage of the population of England could wield so much influence. Less than five percent is a generous estimate of the percentage of the population who are gay.  Despite all the media hype over the same-sex marriage issue, only 1,409 same-sex marriages have been conducted since the end of March this year.  In all the time civil partnerships have been legal, only 60,000 have been conducted.  Why then, must teachers of children from Primary School age upwards be compelled to promote and encourage the LGBT agenda?

The answer is not simply a rational one. Yes, through time, small minorities have often wielded phenomenal power.  But more than that, by turning against our Judaeo-Christian heritage and actively embracing a neo-pagan worldview (consciously or unconsciously), we’ve blurred the edges of what’s right and what’s wrong.  By rejecting the God of the Bible, now man decides what’s acceptable and what’s not, and imposes that standard on everyone else.

The Judaeo-Christian God created the universe and holds it together by his powerful word (Ps 33).  His laws are wise and life-giving.  He cannot be appeased or bribed; what he says, goes.  Trifle with him, ignore him, or attempt to eradicate his influence, and we set ourselves up for disaster.  It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God! (Heb 10:31)

Paul remarks in Romans 1:22, that those who knew God but neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him (an apt description of many today who grew up with traditional Christian values but have chosen to reject them), have become futile in their thinking and foolish in their hearts. One consequence of this, says Paul, is deviations from the ‘one man, one woman’ sexual relationships.  Paul’s indictment is severe:

Since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he (God) gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.  They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.  They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents, they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.  Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practise them (Rom 1:28-32)

We are well down the road towards a repeat of the scenario Paul described. Remove God from the public square, reject his standards, rejoice that he’s ‘dead’, do what’s right in your own eyes, and we open the door to a full-blown repetition.


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