The Briefing 03-23-17 – AlbertMohler.com

Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective

But at the same time, he said that giving Tim Keller the annual Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness would indeed imply an endorsement of Tim Keller’s biblical views against the ordination of women and, it says here, LGBTQ people.

Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feetMatthew 10:12

Source: The Briefing 03-23-17 – AlbertMohler.com

‘Bob and Penny . . . took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball, and collect shells.’ 

In May 2000, John Piper gave a message that nobody forgot—even those who weren’t there.

You don’t have to be smart, or good-looking, or from a good family, he told them. “You just have to know a few, basic, glorious, majestic, obvious, unchanging, eternal things, and be gripped by them, and be willing to lay down your life for them.”

 

Source: How John Piper’s Seashells Swept Over a Generation

Their goal is to make Islam the only religion on the planet, by murdering, beheading, torture, & domination.

WAKE UP DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS AND FAKE NEWS MEDIA THEY ARE  COMING FOR YOU TOO!

A little history of our friends in the religion of peace. They have been murdering non-muslims and wrong brand muslims almost 1400 years to date. When are we in the US going to get political leaders with balls????Their goal is make islam the only religion on the planet. Why are we inviting conquerors disguised as refugees into our countries???..ANYONE EVER HEAR OF THE TROJAN HORSE???…………ALSO since 622AD (to present) when muslims started trying to conquer and kill all non moslems to make islam the only religion on earth they have murdered approx. 270,000,000 innocents., More recently the jihadists have conducted, large and small, 30,000 attacks since 9/11..
A very short history lesson:
In 732 AD the Muslim Army which was moving on Paris was defeated and
Turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.
…in 1571 AD the Muslim Army/ Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe
in the Battle of Lepanto.
…in 1683 AD the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally Defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian Armies.
In 1783 AD when the British Colonies that would become the United States of America gained independence from Great Britain, 5 Muslim countries of North
Africa declared war on our newly independent nation, hijacking and
kidnapping merchant sailors and selling them for ransom, or into slavery. When the United States of America was established, we were forced to pay extortion fees amounting to 20 – 25% of our federal budget to those Muslim countries to keep them from their hijacking and kidnapping. It took two administrations, Washington and Adams, to build a sufficient Navy so that President Jefferson, in 1805, could send the Navy and Marines to conquer Tripoli and end the piracy. Islam has been at war with the USA since our founding.
If these battles had not been won we might be speaking Arabic and
Christianity could be non – existent; Judaism certainly would be… And let us not forget that Hitler was an admirer of Islam and that the Mufti of Jerusalem was Hitler’s guest in Berlin and raised Bosnian Muslim SS Divisions: the 13th and 21st Waffen SS Divisions who killed Jews, Russians, Gypsies, and any other “subhumans”.
This crap has been going on for 1,400 years and half of the
politicians don’t even know it..!
Reflecting…
A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves. Pause a moment, reflect back. These events are actual events from history.
They really happened!!
Do you remember? I remember All of These
1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.
2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by
Muslim males.
3. In 1972 a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where
a fuse was lit on final approach, it was blown up shortly after landing by
Muslim males.
4. In 1973 a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome , with 33 people killed, when
it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.
5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.
6. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by
Muslim males.
7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.
8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by
Muslim males.
9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens , and a US Navy diver
trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males.
10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.
11. In 1993 , the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim
males.
12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim
males.
13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to
take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into
the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers.
Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.
14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim
males.
15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by—you guessed it—a Muslim male.
16. In 2013, Boston Marathon Bombing 4 Innocent people including a child killed, 264 injured by Muslim males.
17. In 2014, thousands of Christian men, women, and children are
slaughtered, defiled, and beheaded by Muslim males.
No, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to
ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people.
Absolutely No Profiling! Instead, they must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, or secret agents who are members of the President’s security detail.

This Matthew 24 Deception Continues to Ransack Our Youth-“Male and female He created them” (Gen.1:27b; Matt.19:4).

 

We are in a season where multitudes are awakening to this serious situation as well as the opportunity God is giving us.

Source: This Matthew 24 Deception Continues to Ransack Our Youth — Charisma News

Gospel-Powered Parenting -Christian parents must remain first and foremost committed to one another.

According to George Barna, there have been approximately 75,000 books on parenting published in the past decade. I sometimes feel like I have read all of them. It strikes me, though, that publishers must feel the same way and that, hopefully, they think hard before releasing yet another book into such a crowded marketplace. I at least wanted to give the benefit of the doubt to P&R with the release of William Farley’s Gospel-Powered Parenting. And I’m very glad that …

Source: Gospel-Powered Parenting – Tim Challies

What Does The Shack Really Teach? “Lies We Believe About God” Tells Us –

In Lies We Believe About God, we see Paul Young apart from the subjectivity of narrative. And as he proclaims what he believes, we see his true colors.

Source: What Does The Shack Really Teach? “Lies We Believe About God” Tells Us – Tim Challies

“You cannot evangelize people you don’t love, whether they’re from another party, race, or religion.”

Christians are called to be different from the world but engaged with the world. That’s not comfortable, but it is essentially Christian.

Source: Don Carson on American Politics and the Benedict Option | Desiring God

On “Day Without a Woman” Strike Don’t Forget That 750 Million Girl Babies Have Been Aborted | LifeNews.com

Margot Cleveland wrote for The Federalist this week, “Today, then, while our privileged sisters enjoy their pity party over the election of Donald Trump—which is really what the strike is about—the rest of us can pause and pray for the women the world is really without, and for those whose lives are worse off because of their absence.”

She pointed to research from the Guttmacher Institute indicating that approximately 750 million girls have been aborted in the world since 1980.

On “Day Without a Woman” Strike Don’t Forget That 750 Million Girl Babies Have Been Aborted

Source: On “Day Without a Woman” Strike Don’t Forget That 750 Million Girl Babies Have Been Aborted | LifeNews.com

‘If I Were a College President, I Would Require Every Incoming Freshman to Read This Book and Pass a Test on It before Taking Other Courses’ | TGC

The title makes some people laugh. But “How to Read a Book” has been in print since 1940, and is one of the most useful books you can read. Here’s an outline of a key section.

Source: ‘If I Were a College President, I Would Require Every Incoming Freshman to Read This Book and Pass a Test on It before Taking Other Courses’ | TGC

YouTube continues to restrict many PragerU videos. Fight back! | PragerU

YouTube currently lists 16 PragerU videos– about 10 percent of our entire collection–under “restricted mode.”Many families enable restricted mode in order to keep inappropriate and objectionable adult and sexual content away from their children–not to prevent them from watching animated, age-appropriate, educational videos.ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS PETITION, AND TELL YOUTUBE TO STOP BLOCKING PRAGERU VIDEOS.Here’s a list of the 16 videos we request YouTube remove immediately from restricted mode:What’s Holding the Arab World Back?What Should We Do About Guns?Are the Police Racist?Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?Why Did America Fight the Korean War?Who’s More Pro-Choice: Europe or America?Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?Islamic Terror: What Muslim Americans Can DoDid Bush Lie About Iraq?Who NOT to Vote ForIsrael: The World’s Most Moral ArmyRadical Islam: The Most Dangerous IdeologyWhat is the University Diversity Scam?He Wants YouIsrael’s Legal FoundingPakistan: Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?In response to an official complaint we filed, Google specialists defended their restriction of our videos, and said, “We don’t censor anyone”, although they do “take into consideration what the intent of the video is” and “what the focus of the video is.”There is no excuse for Google and YouTube censoring and restricting any PragerU videos, which are produced with the sole intent of educating people of all ages about America’s founding values.PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS PETITION TO HELP US FREE THESE 16 VIDEOS SO THAT EVERYONE CAN WATCH THEM.

Source: YouTube continues to restrict many PragerU videos. Fight back! | PragerU

What Does ‘The Shack’ Say About Your Pain?

 

The Shack movie releases in

theaters this weekend, as this year marks the tenth anniversary of Paul Young’s self-published novel of the same title. The book appeared in 2007, and traveled through the wider Christian market to become a global phenomenon. By early summer, 2008, more than one million sales were reported, and by the end of 2009, more than ten million.

Young grew up as a missionary kid and was sexually abused (not by family) on the mission field. The Shack, he says, was birthed in his own wrestling with his trauma and his existential “problem of pain” — how God can be sovereign and good, and not just allow such evil in the world at large, but such evil toward me personally.

The Shack is fiction, but don’t think for a minute that Young isn’t clearly and intentionally writing theology. He’s the first to say so. Theology isn’t merely conveyed in abstract propositions. Dozens of literary genres make up the Christian Scriptures. It’s not only the apostle Paul who speaks for God, but also the Psalms and Proverbs and the apocalyptic writings. Jesus himself spoke in stories, called parables. Story is a powerful tool for teaching someone about God and his world. The fact that Young writes a novel doesn’t mean that he’s indifferent to how his readers think about God and their pain. In fact, the key to understanding why so many love his novel is it speaks so vividly about God and pain.

Shack Attack

I read the book in 2008 amid the swirling controversy about Young’s portrayal of the Trinity. Honestly, I was not impressed by the writing or the theology. The story has enough intrigue and narrative tension to hook readers and keep us interested in how things resolve, but lacks much in the finer points. Beyond the Trinity, which has been addressed at length, the book makes problematic and untrue claims that seem to be more informed by evangelical-folk assumptions than specific things the Bible actually says.

The story starts with a kidnapping and a murder. While on a camping trip with his children, Mack Phillips simultaneously saves his son from drowning and, in all the commotion, loses track of his youngest daughter. He soon discovers that she has been kidnapped, and eventually the police find evidence that she was murdered in a shack somewhere out in the wilderness.

Three years later, with Mack still struggling over this Great Sadness, as Young calls it, he receives a letter from God asking him to meet him at the shack where his daughter was murdered. At first Mack wonders if it’s a cruel joke. But he decides he must go. He needs some kind of closure.

“God makes our pain a channel of his grace to bring about a deeper trusting and delighting in him.”

When he arrives, God is there, but not like anyone would expect. God the Father is an African-American woman named Papa. Jesus is, well, Jesus — a Middle Eastern carpenter. And the Holy Spirit is an Asian woman named Sarayu. But don’t get too distracted by this bizarre, and unhelpful, portrayal of the holy Trinity. Strange as it is, the story is moving somewhere deeper — to touch a more tender theological nerve.

Without spoiling the height of the story for those who plan to see the movie, Mack’s weekend at the shack with God culminates by confronting his Great Sadness. Mack’s anger with God over the death of his daughter eventually boils to the surface. He finally admits, “Yes, God is to blame!”

Young’s defense of pain amounts to God’s hands being tied. Humans choose evil. God is limited by the choices they make with their free will. Wisdom (a Hispanic woman portraying divine wisdom) explains, “Papa has never needed evil to accomplish his good purposes. It is you humans who have embraced evil and Papa has responded with goodness.” As Papa has said to Mack, “There was no way to create freedom without a cost.”

Not Our Job

The further I read into The Shack, the clearer it became that the deepest theological reality for Young is not the Trinity, or self-autonomous free will, but the very personal problem of pain. And in the various degrees of error at these flashpoints, what the story can’t help but evidence is a subtle, but significant misunderstanding of divine revelation — how it is that God speaks to us today.

For Young and his readers, the story wrestles most profoundly with pain. What’s remarkable — and from the little I’ve researched, it does not appear that Young is aware of this parallel — is that long before Mack Phillips, and Young himself, wrestled in story form with the problem of pain, God himself told us a more reliable story of another man suffering inside a theological shack. His name is Job.

All at once, word came that Job’s donkeys, sheep, camels, and even his servants were wiped out in a series of tragedies. And then, most devastating of all, came the report about his children: “Behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you” (Job 1:19).  What did Job do — and what did he say about God?

Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:20–21)

Lest we assume that this sufferer, in his great sadness, spoke in error, the inspired commentator immediately confirms, “In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong” (Job 1:22).

But the story of Job is far from over. With God’s permission, Satan attacks Job’s own body with “loathsome sores” from head to toe (Job 2:7). Again, unlike Mack Phillips who shakes his fist at God in anger, Job bows his head in faith. “Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” And again the inspired writer verifies, “In all this Job did not sin with his lips” (Job 2:10).

Then for thirty chapters, Job’s three friends argue, in their folk theology, that Job’s suffering is God’s retribution for his sin. Yet Job defends his righteousness, and at the same time holds true to his God. Finally, God himself speaks to Job in chapters 38–41, and it sounds nothing at all like Papa’s and Wisdom’s free-will encouragement and consolation.

Rather than trying to answer the problem of pain by sloughing it off on the shallow explanation of human decisions, the story of Job lifts our heads to the incomprehensible glory, grandeur, and majesty of a mysterious and sovereign God. Job’s climactic expression is not that little human choices derail God’s will, but this: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).

And, again, lest we think the inspired writer of this book is presenting Job at this point as a bad theologian, he adds his own authoritative description of all Job’s pain, “All his brothers and sisters . . . comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him” (Job 42:11).

If we are in Christ, God makes our pain a channel of his grace to bring about a deeper trusting and delighting in him. Without answering all our questions about pain in detail, we learn that God is greater, and his purposes more mysterious and wiser, than we can fathom; and that pain, in his good providence and plan, is his strange grace to draw us to him — not simply a question requiring an answer on our terms.

For Bible-lovers, our great sadness, as John Piper says, should be one of a very different sort than Young’s: “It is a great sadness when sufferers seek relief by sparing God his sovereignty over their pain. The sadness is that this undercuts the very hope it aims to create” (Job, 8).

Want to Hear God Speak?

The problem of pain is the most profound focus of Young’s story, but what lies beneath the surface in essentially all the problematic parts are widespread false assumptions about how we hear God speak today. Where do we go to hear God’s voice? Again and again, Young points away from Scripture, and in doing so, he well represents what is assumed today by many professing Christians.

We do not need a wilderness shack to hear from God. He gave us his word, through his appointed prophets and apostles in the Great Book, and he gave us the Spirit to illumine and apply our hearing. In short, the voices in your head are not God; they are you. If you want to hear God audibly, then read the Bible out loud.

“The voices in your head are not God; they are you.”

I don’t plan to see the movie. For me, I’m not eager to lend my support to a subpar story with problematic claims about such precious realities. It is faintly Christian at best, and teeters on the brink of something else altogether. It may well represent what Young and many professing Christians believe today, but it does not well represent the theology and teachings of the Bible.

If you do read the book or see the movie, perhaps you can help others wrestle with these important issues, and point them to God’s revealed word in the Scriptures for greater clarity and hope in their pain.

 

“Beauty and the Beast” to feature an “exclusively gay moment” 

transgender-debate

I am not going to let a movie studio communicate to my children that sexual immorality is “normal and natural.”

If you and your children enjoyed Disney’s live-action version of Cinderella, perhaps you have been looking forward to the March 17 release of the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. …

Source: “Beauty and the Beast” to feature an “exclusively gay moment” | Denny Burk

“It’s Not My Place to Judge Someone Else” 

Paul makes it clear that “judging” someone else is when we condemn them for not following our man-made rules.  Paul is not opposed to condemning behavior that violates God’s rules (as we shall see below), but he is opposed to condemning behavior that violates only human ones.

We live in a culture where the thing that is most offensive is not doing something wrong, but telling someone else that they are doing something wrong. Bad behavior gets a pass.  Calling it bad beh…

Source: Taking Back Christianese #8: “It’s Not My Place to Judge Someone Else” – Canon Fodder

Celebs left the walls of their gated mansions with their armed security guards and traveled past heavily-armed police into the walls of the Kodak Theater for the Oscars

Friend,

Last night, ABC aired yet another Hollywood awards ceremony in which incredibly wealthy, attractive and privileged celebrities congratulated themselves on being oppressed and misunderstood. They again left the walls of their gated mansions with their armed security guards and traveled past heavily-armed police into the walls of the Kodak Theater, where they hectored us about how terrible guns and security walls are. This year included an extra layer of lectures on open borders and welcoming all migrants to come on in, from people who won’t let you get within 200 yards of them unless your name is on the VIP list.

As expected, aside from a brief, welcome appeal to calm bipartisan outreach from host Jimmy Kimmel…

…the Oscar telecast was filled with liberal virtue-signaling. From all the anti-Trump speeches and wisecracks to the blue ribbons on many gowns and lapels, signaling support for the ACLU for suing over Trump’s immigration order, the message was that Hollywood is bravely standing up to that fascist dictator Donald Trump, who’s stripping away our civil rights by enforcing the immigration law passed by the Democratic Congress in 1965.

Two points: First, if they really believe Trump is an iron-fisted, vindictive dictator who’s taking away their civil rights, why do they feel perfectly secure in constantly mocking and attacking him on national television? Think anyone would dare do that in North Korea or Cuba? How about in Iran, the nation that won Best Foreign Film? The celebrities roared their approval when a statement was read from the Iranian director who boycotted the ceremony, about the injustice of Trump’s temporary immigration ban on Iranians. Do any of those clapping stars realize that Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, and that they were applauding a lecture on human rights from someone who lives in a country whose leaders oppress women, kill gays and want to commit genocide against the Jews?

Second, liberals accuse Trump of being sympathetic to the KKK with no evidence of that ugly charge. Do these celebrities realize that the ACLU has repeatedly defended the Klan and other extremist groups that surely would never merit an Oscar invite? Unlike today’s liberals, the ACLU believes that the First Amendment applies even to those who say the most unpopular and abhorrent things, not just to people you agree with. Free speech wouldn’t be very free if it only applied to government-approved speech. So by their own guilty-by-association standards, the Oscar attendees are more closely tied to the KKK (they openly support the Klan’s attorneys!) than Trump is. Shame on them!

Granted, I didn’t watch the whole show (did anyone?), I just read some of the highlights and lowlights. But then, since the Best Picture winner has made only $22 million in theaters, I think it’s safe to assume a lot of people had very little interest, continuing a trend that’s been going on for years. Last year’s “Best Picture” winner had a total box office gross of only $45 million. Do you even remember what it was? I’ll give you a hint: its title was “Spotlight.” I’ll bet you still don’t remember it, do you?

There was a bit of Divine humor at the very end, though, when the wrong card was put into the Best Picture envelope. The producers of “La La Land” were already making their acceptance speech when it was announced that “Moonlight” had actually won. My first thought was that it was reason #10,943 never to trust Hollywood accountants. My second thought was that after all that posturing on how they knew more than the President about foreign policy, immigration, national defense and every other difficult subject, in the end, they couldn’t even hand out a trophy without screwing it up.

And my final thought was that maybe “La La Land” really did win, but Hollywood didn’t like the results of the fair election, so they just changed the rules after the vote was already in and gave it to the more PC choice.

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Why the Transgender Debate Is About Redefining Reality

The fight about trangenderism is a struggle over who gets to define reality.

What is at issue is not merely the question of which individuals can use what bathrooms but whether individuals have the right to redefine reality in a way that the rest of society is forced to accept.

Source: Why the Transgender Debate Is About Redefining Reality

This Is A MUST Read: Take A Gander At This Amazing, But Little Known, 9-11 Story

It reminds me how much good there is in the world.”

“In spite of all the rotten things we see going on in today’s world this story confirms that there are still a lot of good people in the world and when things get bad, they will come forward. Let’s not forget THIS fact.

 

This incredible story is from a flight attendant on Delta Flight 15:On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours out of Frankfurt,

Source: This Is A MUST Read: Take A Gander At This Amazing, But Little Known, 9-11 Story

How to read 200 books a year -It’s just like Buffett says. Anyone can do it, but most people won’t.

It’s just like Buffett says. Anyone can do it, but most people won’t.

Once you do some simple math, you learn that it’s completely doable to read 200 books in a year.

Source: How to read 200 books a year — Quartz

Heavenly Father, it’s Presidents’ Day in our nation

 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor1 Pet. 2:13-17

 

By SCOTTY SMITH

Heavenly Father, it’s Presidents’ Day in our nation—a perfect day for praying these words from the apostle Peter. As I meditate on this passage, I stand convicted of how little I’ve interceded for our past presidents, and how very little I pray with joy for our current president. Forgive me, and by the power of the gospel, give me a better attitude.

I’m humbled to realize that when Peter wrote this letter, the megalomaniac Nero was the sitting “president” in Rome. It’s obvious that Peter lived with more faith in the King of kings than fear of the madman of madmen. You’ve already installed your Son as king (Psalm 2); and Jesus’ kingdom has come and will come in fullness—hallelujah. No other king would die to make rebels (like me) his beloved.

Father, I haven’t been living with confidence that you set up and sit down kings, presidents, premiers, and governors at your bidding. For the past several years, I’ve assumed the posture of an arrogant critic and irritated citizen, rather than a man of faith and faithful prayer. I repent.

Father, show me what “doing good” looks like as a dual citizen of the United States and the kingdom of God. Show me how to use my freedom wisely, and to show proper respect to everyone, including our President. Grant him wisdom beyond his experience and a heart directed by your hand. Bless his family, make the gospel real to him, and surround him with mature, healthy, seasoned leaders. So very Amen I pray, in Jesus’ glorious and grace-full name.

LGBT activists are trying to push this down America’s throat

By Rev. Franklin Graham

They might want to think twice about messing with Texas! One week after Houston hosted Super Bowl 51, the NFL sent a not-so-veiled threat suggesting that if TX legislature passes a proposed bathroom bill requiring people to use the bathroom, locker room, changing room, or showers assigned to their biological gender—they might lose top dollar sports events. LGBT activists think they’ve got this kind of blackmail down pat—but they may have a surprise with Texas.
The NFL’s threat is pretty much identical to the one the NBA and the NCAA issued against North Carolina last year. The NBA pulled out of NC for their All-Star Game—and look what happened. I just read that ticket prices for the All-Star Game in New Orleans were 71% lower than the previous year due to low demand. If you ask me, it serves them right—they should’ve stayed in NC! This isn’t just basketball and football, it’s blackmail—the liberal left and LGBT activists are trying to push this down America’s throat and I hope it backfires. I agree with Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick—“The NBA and the NFL have lost their minds, as well as their moral compass.”
As a real example, do we really want a player on the men’s high school basketball team who “self-identifies” as female to be able to choose the girls’ locker room to suit up and shower in? Obviously not. Neither do you want a man who says he feels like a woman to be able to use the public restroom with your granddaughter. There are all kinds of safety and privacy issues with what the LGBT crowd are pushing for.
I hope Texas will put its very large size boot down on this one.