Light for the Last Days

In the USA a CNN reporter named Cole made this statement which was taken seriously by the mainstream media outlet: “It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”

CNN’s Devan Cole Claims: ‘Not Possible’ to Know Gender at Birth (

For all of human history people of all cultures and races have relied on a very simple way of knowing the sex of a child at birth.  Take a look between the legs and you know if the new born baby is a boy or a girl.

To pretend that we are incapable of knowing whether a child is a boy or a girl at birth is lunacy. 

Tony Pearce

The US Democrats are proposing a law which will ban the use of terms showing the difference between sexes (father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister etc) in favour of gender neutral terms (parent, child, sibling etc) in official documents. 

The Equality Act Is at War With Reality – WSJ

Margaret Harper McCarthy wrote about this:

‘The so-called Equality Act, currently before the US Senate, is on one level about whether transgender men can play women’s sports and use women’s bathrooms.  But at the bigger level it is about the freedom of rational human beings to use a common vocabulary when speaking about what all can see concerning the biological difference between male and female.  Sexual difference is obvious to anyone with eyes to see.  It’s a debate about whether we as a society are on board with the programme of pretending that men and women are interchangeable, that the realities of biological sex and human nature can be erased if we pretend hard enough.’

Margaret Harper McCarthy

In the UK, Relationships and Sex Education has become compulsory in schools and is being used as a tool to change the culture of Britain.

Judith Nemeth from the ‘Values Foundation’ warns us that we need to be alert to what schools are teaching children. She says that sex education lessons sexualise children from the age of four, encourage children go through a process of questioning their gender and teach them that homosexual activity is normal and healthy and equal to heterosexual relations.

A society which imposes this on its children has to be heading for collapse.

We also have children’s fairy stories like Cinderella coming to Amazon Prime with a “LGBTQ sexless godmother,” played, unsurprisingly, by male homosexual Billy Porter.

Christianity Daily

The BBC is also plugging a new children’s book called My Daddies, the story of a motherless little girl adopted by two men, described as “the first picture book about two gay dads with both an LGBT author and illustrator.” 

LGBT toys are also “all the rage”. Potato Head family sets feature gay and lesbian couples on the box.

LGBT activists applaud genderless “Mr. Potato Head” | The Bridgehead

Barbie wears “love wins” T-shirts along with her girlfriend. Lego has unveiled an LGBTQ-themed set called “Everyone Is Awesome.”

LGBT rights | The Guardian

If you express objections to this, you are likely to be de-platformed (not allowed to speak at a public meeting), you may lose your job if you work in education, social services, the police or the media. 

The Scottish Justice Committee has proposed a hate crime bill making ‘gender identity’ a ‘protected characteristic’.  It intends to ban criticism of transgender ideology, with a potential two year prison term for anyone who transgresses this.   

Scottish Parliament | Scottish Parliament Website

The established church for the most part goes along with it.  Former Evangelical, Steve Chalke, has now become a vocal supporter for LGBT rights

Steve Chalke – Wikipedia

and advocated prosecution by law for anyone preaching that homosexual practice is sinful in the eyes of God (Romans 1.18-32).

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonour their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

Romans 1.24-27

Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, says that biblical teaching should submit to 21st century Western cultural beliefs and teach that homosexual practice is acceptable to God otherwise they will be ‘legitimising homophobia in others”.

A message from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Tim Dieppe of Christian Concern says:

‘At the moment in our society, there are two gods – or idols – that we dare not offend. One is Islam, and the other is LGBT. If you are deemed either Islamophobic, or homophobic, or transphobic, you are effectively a blasphemer in today’s culture. You have insulted the gods of these increasingly powerful groups. The relevant mob will hound you and try to force you out of your job. This is not how a free society operates. Sadly, too many churches are also afraid to offend these gods. Consequently, they avoid talking about Islam or LGBT issues, thus modelling acceptance of de-facto blasphemy laws. It is time for the Church to speak out boldly against the prevailing idols of our culture. Our freedoms, and those of our children, are at stake.’

Tim Dieppe – Christian Concern

In fact, we are on the way to a police state in which a vocal minority are able to impose their views on society and crush all opposition.

The problem is that their views are based on ‘the strong delusion’ that comes upon those who reject the truth and believe the lie, as prophesied in the passage from Thessalonians which I started this article with.

11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

The way to escape the ‘strong delusion’ is to receive the truth, the message of the Gospel, that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead to give eternal life to all who believe in Him. 

The truth is that whatever our race, sex or status in life, we all have a problem of sin, which separates us from God.  The practice of sin opens us up to the father of lies, the devil, who feeds all manner of lies and deception into our minds.

Tony Pearce

Jesus is the Saviour / Messiah who died for our sins to save us from the power of the evil one and to give us new life as we renew our minds by the Holy Spirit and the word of God.  He rose again from the dead to give eternal life and forgiveness of sin to all who repent and believe the Gospel. Jesus told His disciples:

‘You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.’ 

John’s Gospel 8.32

Tony Pearce