The word ‘trending’ itself, in our social media driven society, has come to mean: ‘What is the currently popular topic of conversation or opinion?’ As I was scanning the Drudge Report today, the two most popular trending subjects involved were gay pride and post-birth abortions.
But before you read what was trending today, I would like to make a few things PERFECTLY CLEAR:
First, notice the definition at the top of the page. The key definition is ‘drift’. Now let’s add a godly perspective to it and define it as ‘morality drift’. The reason I say this is because I see social media very quickly eroding the opinion of once strong Christians.
Second, this time of unprecedented travel and information explosion we are living in was predicted by Daniel:
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”(Daniel 12:4 NKJV)
Third, no matter what popular opinion is and what is trending, there is only ONE opinion that matters. That is God’s opinion and it is defined by His Word the Bible. God makes it very very clear that homosexuality and abortion are abominations. God abhors them and they are a stench in His nostrils. Romans 1 and Psalm 139 speak volumes. To firmly state, like Apple’s CEO Tim Cook does below, that being ‘gay’ is a gift from God, is like a slap to God’s face. Not only is the sexual act condemned, but even the effeminate are condemned to the final hell in the eternal Lake of Fire (1 Corinthians 6:9).
Fourth, time is short. Daniel was told it is “the time of the end’. We are headed in a nosedive morally as a society. If the Lord does not intervene soon, society will be totally lost. That is why Jesus told us that when we see these things happening, that He is coming quickly!
Now you can read for yourself what was trending:
1.More and more high profile people are enjoying their declaration of being proud to be gay, even proclaiming that it is a gift from God:
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple firmly stated, “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.
Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.
The world has changed so much since I was a kid. America is moving toward marriage equality, and the public figures who have bravely come out have helped change perceptions and made our culture more tolerant. Still, there are laws on the books in a majority of states that allow employers to fire people based solely on their sexual orientation. Countless people, particularly kids, face fear and abuse every day because of their sexual orientation.
I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”
2. More college students support post-birth abortion:
A trend seen by prolife activists that frequently engage college students on campuses nationwide is the growing acceptance of post-birth abortion, or killing the infant after he or she is born, campus prolife outreach leaders report.
Anecdotal evidence by leaders of prolife groups such as Created Equal and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust said in interviews that not only do they see more college students willing to say they support post-birth abortion, but some students even suggest children up to 4 or 5-years-old can also be killed, because they are not yet “self aware.”
“We encounter people who think it is morally acceptable to kill babies after birth on a regular basis at almost every campus we visit,” said Mark Harrington, director of Created Equal. “While this viewpoint is still seen as shocking by most people, it is becoming increasingly popular.”
Campuses where the high school, college students, local activists and staff members of Created Equal have encountered this opinion include Purdue, University of Minnesota, and University of Central Florida. And at Ohio State earlier this year, the group captured a debate on video between one of its members and an older woman on campus who defended infanticide.
“This is the whole problem with devaluing human life at any stage—it will naturally grow to include other groups of humans; in this case, born humans as well as preborn humans,” Harrington said. “I talked with one young man at the University of Minnesota who thought it was alright to kill children if they were under the age of 5 years old, as he did not consider them persons until that age.”
Kristina Garza, spokeswoman for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, a prolife organization that often sets up anti-abortion displays on campuses along the West Coast, said her group also frequently encounters college students who accept infanticide.
“For those who are firmly for abortion, because they understand it kills a human being, it’s very easy for them to accept killing a human being after birth,” Garza said. “There is this notion that is common on campus, that it’s OK to kill babies because somehow we don’t become human until we are self aware.”
“A common number that is going around is 4 years old,” she adds.
As for the trend, Garza said there’s an explanation for it. For one, the arguments put forth by Peter Singer and other philosophers who support infanticide are given as reading assignments to college students.
Singer wrote in 1979 that “human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons … [therefore] the life of a newborn is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee.”
“He has been saying things like this since the 70s, but I think it has been more recently that this type of ideology is being promoted on college campuses,” Garza said. “When he said this stuff, there was a very select few who accepted it. But nowadays, we have become so desensitized, and college students lacking in a moral fiber easily accept this kind of strange ideology.”