The Dangerous Rise of Sexual Politics

Martin Luther wrote:

“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Word of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle front besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”

Today the battle that rages and is being waged today, is at the very heart of the institution which is foundational to all the other institutions, to the church, the state, and the social order .

The battle in this generation is over the family itself.

I believe this very issue is the mother of all battles for the Church today. Godly Christians in this generation must understand exactly how that battle is being waged, in order to defeat it. The Christian Church today MUST must understand how we are being attacked and than lead the way in rebuilding a godly Christian family culture in each and every local Church. She must teach and disciple one family at a time.

This article by Stephen Baskerville at the Howard Center is long, but it is a must read.  Baskerville has zeroed-in on the real nature, size, and scope of the battle that this generation faces. And it is inevitable that if we lose this battle, we will inevitably loose every other battle we are fighting, and western civilization itself will be lost forever.

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feminism

“All politics is on one level sexual politics.” — George Gilder, 1986

Four decades into the boldest social experiment ever undertaken in the Western democracies, the full impact of what was once quaintly known as “women’s liberation” is at last becoming clear.  The political class of both the Left and Right have colluded to limit the debate to a series of innocuous controversies: job discrimination, equal pay, affirmative action.  Only abortion has any depth, and that debate has been mired in stalemate.

Meanwhile, beneath the political radar screen, the real consequences are finally emerging: a massive restructuring of the social order, demographic trends that threaten the very survival of Western civilization, and perhaps least noticed, an exponential growth in the size and power of the state — the state at its most bureaucratic and tyrannical.

Feminism has now positioned itself as the vanguard of the Left, shifting the political discourse from the economic and racial to the social and increasingly the sexual.  What was once a socialistic assault on property and enterprise has become a social and sexual attack on the family, marriage, and masculinity.  This marks a truly new kind of politics, the most personal and thus potentially the most total politics ever devised: the politics of private life and sexual relations.  Read on

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One Response

  1. I was once told that I took the easy way out when I told someone that I had to have an emergency c-section after 22 hours of labor!!!

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