I remember during the election campaign, a whole group of very charismatic, respected Christian leaders all warned us against the scourge of Trump and his mean tweets. We were assured that it was more important to vote for elected officials based on how they made us feel, and whether they made people like us. And Biden was going to do that. Let’s see what results these Christian leaders got us.
Here’s the latest news from the Daily Signal:
The Department of Health and Human Services recently released an order that said it would be adding federal protections to ensure “transgender youth receive the care they need.”
During a video commemorating the “Transgender Day of Visibility” and the HHS order, President Joe Biden lashed out at states that are looking to prevent “care,” as the cultural left defines it, from being extended to children who believe they are not the biological sex they were assigned at birth.
“The onslaught of anti-transgender state laws attacking you and your families is simply wrong,” Biden said. “This administration is standing up for you against all these hateful bills. And we’re committed to advancing transgender equality in the classroom, on the playing field, at work, in our military and our housing and health care systems.”
In addition to the HHS order, the Justice Department put out a memo to state attorneys general putting them on notice for lawsuits if their states go ahead and prevent “gender-affirming care.”
What’s “gender-affirming care”? Well Dr. Jay Richards, famous Christian apologist and scholar, explains:
Social Affirmation: Adopting gender-affirming hairstyles, clothing, name, gender pronouns, and restrooms and other facilities. When: At any age or stage. Reversible.
- Puberty Blockers: Using certain types of hormones to pause pubertal development. When: During puberty. Reversible.
- Hormone Therapy: Testosterone hormones for those who were assigned female at birth; Estrogen hormones for those who were assigned male at birth. When: Early adolescence onward. Partially reversible.
Gender-Affirming Surgeries: “Top” surgery—to create male-typical chest shape or enhance breasts. “Bottom” surgery—surgery on genitals or reproductive organs. Facial feminization or other procedures. When: Typically used in adulthood or case-by-case in adolescence. Not reversible.
Would the social affirmation be coerced by the government? Would all this “care” be paid for by Christian taxpayers? Are these policies worse than “mean tweets”?
Well, we have to assume that the people who obsessed over “mean tweets” during the 2020 campaign agree with Biden about coercing social approval and taxpayers paying for “care”: Russell Moore, Beth Moore, David French, John Piper, Tim Keller, Bob Mendelsohn, David Platt, Matt Chandler, etc. They think that Biden’s LGBT policies are no big deal, but mean tweets must be avoided. After all, elections are about feeling good, and being seen as virtuous. So, mean tweets really are more important than these policies.
Here’s another article from the Daily Signal, this time about foreign policy:
Congress is considering several bills that would warp how the U.S. applies sanctions—through the Global Magnitsky Act—against foreigners who violate human rights. The changes would redefine human rights to enforce the left’s abortion-and-gender agenda. That would hobble the fight against real abuses of human rights.
[…]In the last few decades, the left has invoked human rights to promote abortion and policies based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Biden administration… often uses human rights language to pressure other countries to decriminalize “status or conduct” based on sexual orientation or gender identity. President Joe Biden issued a presidential memorandum in February 2021 that directed agencies of the U.S. government to “combat the criminalization by foreign governments of LGBTQI+ status or conduct” and to fight “discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and intolerance.”
Again, we have to assume that the people who obsessed over “mean tweets” during the 2020 campaign agree with Biden about promoting abortion and LGBT activism in foreign policy: Russell Moore, Beth Moore, David French, John Piper, Tim Keller, Bob Mendelsohn, David Platt, Matt Chandler, etc.
During the 2020 election, conservatives said that Democrat legislation like the Equality Act and the Women’s Health Protection Act would hurt Christians in areas like religious liberty and right to life. But Evangelicals for Biden told us that “mean tweets” were worse than this legislation.
Now we get this story, from Daily Caller:
Medical professionals are suing President Joe Biden’s administration over a mandate requiring doctors to perform transgender surgeries in violation of their religious beliefs or medical judgement.
Represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, the American College of Pediatricians, the Catholic Medical Association and an OB-GYN doctor specializing in adolescent care filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga Thursday against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
[…]The two medical associations represent 3,000 doctors and health care professionals, ADF said in a press release.
I’m just imagining myself being in a position where the secular left government forced me to violate my conscience. It makes me sick.
I noticed that Life News – a pro-life web site – is pretty upset about Biden’s policies so far.
Joe Biden is rapidly becoming the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history as he takes multiple actions to expand abortions and force taxpayers to subsidize them.
On Wednesday, the Biden administration released a rule that will force taxpayers to fund the abortion industry through the Title X family planning program.
The rule, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will end a pro-life regulation that President Donald Trump put in place to ensure Title X grants are not used to subsidize the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
Pro-life groups like Susan B. Anthony List and National Right to Life considered Trump to be the most pro-life president ever. I even wrote about all the specific actions, policies and nominations he did to help the pro-life cause. But did any of that matter to Evangelicals for Biden? No. Because mean tweets got them in trouble with their Democrat atheist friends in New York and Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. So mean tweets had to go – whatever the cost.