Parents have a lot to worry about these days raising their children free of undue influences, but they could have additional worries soon if a legislative trend takes hold.
Originally published at WND News Center. Used with permission.
It was not too long ago that an extremist who is also a lawmaker in Virginia talked about her plans to write a law that would punish parents for their “abuse” if they did not “affirm” their child’s transgender agenda.
The plan from Elizabeth Guzman, a delegate from Prince William County, was to define as criminal abuse by parents any “physical or mental injury on the basis of the child’s gender identity or sexual orientation.”
Even in today’s American inundated as it has been in the last two years by Joe Biden’s major presidential agenda goals: the promotion of abortion and transgenderism, the reaction to Guzman’s ideology was negative.
She immediately claimed she was misrepresented and she had no current plans to “refile” the bill.
But Albert Mohler, a theologian and ordained minister who serves as president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in an online commentary that that idea will be back.
It’s headlined, “Christian parents: Something wicked this way comes.”
“Will Christian parents face criminal charges for resisting the LGBTQ revolution when it comes for their own children? Should the state ‘protect’ LGBTQ children and teenagers from their own parents? Has our society lost its mind?” he wondered.
In fact, when Guzman was interviewed about her extremist agenda, she said there would have to be an “investigation” of parents hit by allegations.
“It could be a felony, it could be a misdemeanor, but we know a CPS (Child Protective Services) could harm your employment, could harm their education, because nowadays many people do a CPS database search before offering employment,” she threatened.
“Did you catch that? If Big Brother can’t find a way to charge conservative parents with a felony, at the very least the government and its partners in the professions will see to it that you never work again. Note clearly the threat of using even a CPS investigation to ruin parents,” Mohler wrote.
“We did see this coming. By God’s design, the family is the most basic unit of civilization, and parents are responsible for the care and instruction of their offspring. It comes as no surprise that LGBTQ activists see parents (and the natural family) as monumental obstacles in their way. If you intend to force a total redefinition of gender and marriage and sexuality and morality, you are going to have to bulldoze over parents.”
He said the “bulldozing” now is clear.
“You don’t play by the rules of the transgender revolutionaries? Fine, see how long you have a job. You dare to exercise your God-given responsibilities and authority as parents? Fine, see how long you have custody of your own children,” he wrote.
He said for the leftist ideology to succeed, parents must be sidelined.
“How do you accomplish that? Just ask Del. Guzman. She now says she does not intend to reintroduce her bill, reversing herself as scores of Democratic colleagues scurried to distance themselves from the bill … for now,” he wrote.
“The LGBTQ activists will be back, of course, perhaps with cleaned up language intended to disguise the threat to parents. They never give up, and see no reason why they should have to. This legislation is simply wicked, and don’t for a minute think this is about just one bill in just one state. If you are a Christian parent, know this: They want your children, and if necessary they intend to deal with you as they see fit, handcuffs and all.”