Freedom of speech?

Guest CommentaryMarch 25, 2014 

Mr. Sconce's decision to attempt to be a woman caught many of us by surprise in the sleepy little town of Oakhurst. If you haven't noticed, the time has come that we now call good evil and evil good. We even have clinical names for justification.

Unfortunately, those who are brave enough to speak in opposition to Mr. Sconce's decision are bullied and derided as 'foolish bigots' or 'religious intolerants.' Whatever happened to freedom of speech? Why are the 'No Bullying Police' not coming to the rescue of Kathi Bales, who simply spoke her mind and has received huge criticism for expressing her opposition?

It is my understanding that the employees of the District were told they cannot speak their view if it is in opposition to Mr. Sconce's transgender lifestyle, nor "shun" him because both would be considered sexual harassment. The staff was instructed that after Easter Break they will all be required to call him by his new name, whether they agree or not. Yet the day after that meeting, Gary Sconce was allowed to share his letter, forcing his sexual delusion on the entire staff via the school mail system and now the community-at-large. This is nothing more than a double standard that squelched the Divinely-given right to freedom of speech for one side and not the other. This goes beyond accommodation and should create significant concern in every citizen who values liberty.

Gary Sconce's attempt to change his gender — I say attempt, because he will always carry the genetic composition of a male — and the open-armed acceptance of many should not be a surprise to anyone. Our society began down this road back in the 1960s when the public educational system began to embrace a stand of amorality. The 'live and let live' mantra has prevailed since that time.

For decades now, this classroom experiment has taught that there is no absolute truth and that truth is always relative. In the standard mentality of today's educational system, the logic flows such as this: It is right in Mr. Sconce's eyes, and since truth is relative, he is right to do what he sees as right in his own eyes. Therefore, Mr. Sconce's decision is "right" and any opposition is to be labeled intolerant.

Now let's break down the facts for a minute. A quick Google search for the word "perversion" brings up this definition: "the alteration of something from its original course, meaning, or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended." Factually speaking, when one turns their anatomy inside out to be used for the opposite use of what it was originally created to be, this is the epitome of perversion. For the 'Politically-Correct Police' out there, this is not 'hate speech.' This is a simple statement of fact.

Love or hate is not the issue. In no way do I hate Gary Sconce. This is about right and wrong, and being willing to stand against a "wrong" being lifted up as "heroic" to the most impressionable demographic in our community. What troubles me about Mr. Sconce's decision is the role he has as teacher of our future leaders. We all know how influential teachers are and the power they carry. If he was a plumber, I probably wouldn't be speaking out against his decision, although I would still disagree with it. But as he continues to teach from a platform to influence youth, I will boldly make my stand.

The question we should be asking is how does this fruit of amorality taste? What does a society with no foundation of truth look like? If we desire to continue on our current trajectory where we live in a place where the only recognized wrong is one who actually calls sin a sin, then we should just sit back and say nothing.

On the other hand, we could begin to stand for what is right once again, recognizing God as the source of that very definition. We could begin to take back our society that has been hijacked by 'Political Correctness' which is nothing more than a communist-flavored attack of our First Amendment rights to free speech. All it takes is a few good men and women who are willing to stand in the front lines in this battle for Truth, alongside Jesus Christ, the Truth-giver. It's our choice. It's your choice. Choose wisely.

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, Jesus Christ.

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil."(Isaiah 5:20)

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