In August of 1998, I moved to Kansas from Pennsylvania to begin graduate school at the University of Kansas. During my time in Lawrence, I served in the Student Senate as a graduate senator. I set foot in this state for the first time a week before my classes started and have been here ever since.
I read the news that the senate has voted to deem pronoun use, and potential misuse, as a topic of earth shattering importance, with much dismay. Once, American universities were bastions of free thought, open debate and erudite investigation of a wide range of topics. Now, it seems an abundance of idleness and a fullness of bread (Eze. 16:49) conspired to create a generation of hothouse flowers that cannot bear for anyone to speak honestly to them for fear of hurting their feelings. The Lord warned that rich and comfortable lives lead to the turning away from His laws.
Senator Harrison Baker claims this move will “create discussions on campus” and make campus more “inclusive.” The intent is actually to silence those who would disagree by labeling them a bigot (or for our modern, unread generation, a “hater.”) Anyone who disagrees with the notion that God created humans as male or female per His divine prerogative will be ostracized. There will be no inclusion for those who disagree with the soul-damning lie that “It’s ok to be gay or to pretend you are other than how God created you.” Now, someone reading this is thinking about those poor hermaphrodites. The 0.0001% of the population, cursed with this deformity, surely do merit our pity, but not turning our language on its head or censoring the Word of God. “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,” Matthew 19:4
When I attended KU, we talked, disagreed, argued and sometimes actually offended each other. We called this the exchange of ideas and viewed this as integral to the purpose of a university. But even in the 90s, the sodomites were on their “long march through the institutions” as prescribed by Gramsci. They would have been better served reading Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” instead. I remember a discussion about the nature of God and free will among a group of my peers. It was the first time I had heard anyone profess a belief in the TULIP doctrines articulated by John Calvin. It really changed my worldview. Some students listened, participated in the discourse or got up and left (that is what one does when one does not wish to listen to certain ideas, as opposed to pointing and sputtering).
Unlike French, English has no institutional equivalent to the Académie Française which preserves the integrity of the language as the winds of culture blow. The Old English tongue of the early Germanic invaders to Britain adapted to the Norman Conquest of 1066 and the influence of the new invaders’ language, leading, eventually, to Modern English. These pronouns have been around a long time in our language. Sadly, thou, a term meaning you, but with reverence, thus providing a way to address God in prayer, fell out of use along the way. The pronouns he and she stand ready to be sacrificed on the altar of a pagan idol named Diversity. These people see themselves as modern day conquerors and they will not tolerate the worship of Jesus Christ in this new theocracy they build. They will only allow service to some fey, powerless and disinterested entity they call by Jesus Christ’s name. But, any who dare tell them what Christ really said will be met with fierce opposition.
The god of this generation is their own emotions. What a sad and pitiful god they worship. The slogan of this generation could be “Feelings Uber Alles!” The rest of the world is either working too hard to notice or laughing at you. If a little “microaggression” (meaning petty grievance on the part of the hearer) sends students skittering like cockroaches in the light, just imagine how it will be on the Judgement Day when they have to answer to the true God for this nonsense. “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?” (Romans 9:20)
— A Gentle Servant of God In These Last Day