Talk show host Megyn Kelly delivered a stern monologue during one or her shows last week. She outlines her pivot from promoting transgender ideology to today, lamenting her compliance with the use of personal pronouns as a "gateway drug" into the whole nasty transgender business. Kelly says she happily used the authorized language of gender ideologues – gender-affirming care, cis-gender – but started to question why she "had to deny reality in order to be polite." She calls on men to protect women and for women to refuse to tolerate men in their spaces, sports, and their clothing.
Kelly previously worked in corporate liberal media and now has a largely conservative following. It is great to see high-profile folks taking a stand against the gender tyranny, but did it have to come at cultural gunpoint, as Auron McIntyre puts it? Is it only after someone grooms your children or unfriends you for misgendering them that we will live what we believe? This is not a call to be obnoxious, but for wisdom and courage.
MLB pitcher Anthony Bass may have learned the hard way that the grip of wokeness on our culture means you can never say you're sorry. Bass posted in support of Target boycotts, but apologized after backlash from trans activists. He promised to educate himself and was rostered to deliver the opening pitch at the Blue Jays "pride night". However, when pressed by reporters to totally renounce his beliefs, Bass maintained that what his views are not hateful. Whomp-whomp. That's the wrong answer for the spirit of the age. Bass was soon after designated for assignment and could lose his position on the team.
It is not certain that things would have been different if he had stuck to his guns from the outset. And we acknowledge that it mustn't be easy to stand against media scrutiny and say unpopular things, but let's just say, apologizing to the spirit of the age gets you nowhere. This zeitgeist wants nothing less than the destruction of humans, especially the ones who speak the truth.
For those who are baptized into Christ, God's gifts of his Word and his Spirit mean we really have nothing to lose. We have power on earth to stand in the face of hell, to borrow a line from a 90s Christian band. In fact, as Rev Fisk once wrote, we can't lose. "Christianity is the definitive reality that we (in our Lord) have already won."
He is risen
You are paid for
You are immortal right now
So let's live like it.
In some brighter news from the front-lines of the sexual revolution.. While most readers will be familiar with Matt Walsh's movie on transgenderism, writer Joshua Paling has highlighted another documentary coming out shortly that shows that progressives are also starting to wake up to the devastation caused by this ideology.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson has approved a bill which "protects children from puberty blockers, hormones, and transgender surgeries." Well done, sir!