Quiet As a Church Mouse :: By The Gospelist

We have all heard the horror stories of young women finding themselves trapped in a girl’s bathroom with a guy who claims to be female but is unquestionably a man.

Well, we have not all heard these stories. Leftists (a.k.a. Reprobates) have not heard these stories because they only listen to media personalities who lie to them. Apparently, they really like being lied to. We Christians find being lied to extremely offensive, and we tend to have a visceral reaction to it.

There is no similar outrage among the left.

Even when the left learns the truth about women being terrorized by ‘transgenders,’ they do not care. They are angrier at the victim of this abuse rather than the obvious offender. The ‘exhibitionist’ hanging out in the girls’ bathroom is the victim in their warped minds, while the victim is the perpetrator.

How dare you violate the basic tenets of social justice, bigot!

Be careful not to fool yourself, though. It is not just the heathen who think like this. All those who feed on the false gospel of social justice are susceptible to this kind of distorted thinking. Many of these people are being called ‘pastors’ as they slop the pigs of their congregations with the social ‘gospel.’

An excellent illustration of this fact can be found in a story in the Liberty Daily, where we learn the following:

“A female minor is speaking out against the YMCA’s transgender inclusion policy after she encountered a naked man while showering in a women’s locker room at a San Diego location.”

In a moral society, this guy would have been hunted down by law enforcement and thrown in jail for lewd and lascivious behavior. He may even have had to register as a sex offender in order to keep him away from other potential victims.

Not so in the leftist town of San Diego.

The story continues:

“Earlier this month, 17-year-old Rebecca Phillips was showering at the Santee facility after her swim workout when she noticed a naked man in the women’s locker room. Phillips immediately went back into the shower terrified and hid behind the curtain until he was gone, she told the Santee city council last week. Phillips then ran into the bathroom stall to quickly change before confronting the people at the front desk about the situation.”

If the ‘transgender inclusion policy’ of the YMCA in San Diego were written honestly, it would read:

This organization allows men to pretend to be women and enter female locker rooms because they want you to see them naked. They are very interested in seeing you naked as well. All members of this organization should be kind and understanding of the desire of voyeurs and exhibitionists to take advantage of our insanity to fulfill their sexual fantasies. If you object to this policy, please resign your membership immediately.

If you think this is psychotic, you should see how ‘the land of fruits and nuts’ is handling ‘transgenders’ in female prisons. California is experiencing a population explosion in its penitentiaries as a result of its ‘transgender’ policy.

When predators, regardless of their sexuality, see that society has been turned over to a reprobate mind, they are going to take full advantage of its senselessness. Taking advantage of the stupid is a time-honored tradition among the heathen, and we are seeing it played out in most of our Democrat-run states.

No one is really dumb enough to think that our leaders believe that these events are healthy for society. The problem is that the evil Globalists have the wealth and power to ensure that our leaders do not punish this insanity. Any man who stands up against this evil is very likely to lose his employment and the ability to care for his family.

It is amazing how easy it was for them to purchase a large number of people and then get their cronies into powerful positions. These people openly brag that they can purchase a U.S. Senator for as little as $10,000.

Given the sorry state of the U.S. Senate, I have no reason to doubt this.

Also, since our churches have been rendered dead and thus ineffective by a powerful religious authority, we will not be getting any solace from them either. If we look at our most popular churches and ‘pastors,’ we find that they are silent on the terrible atrocities such as the one above.

This can only happen if a different gospel has supplanted the real one in a majority of our churches. People of faith do not tolerate this kind of madness.

Many of our shepherds have become hirelings. A good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep just like the master who bought him did. On the other hand, when the wolf comes, the hired hand runs away because he does not own the sheep and therefore cares nothing for them.

The hireling will not stand against the sin of homosexuality, and he certainly does not have the moral fortitude to challenge its various tentacles like ‘transgenderism.’

Our sexual predators have noted this lack of moral fortitude and have taken advantage of it to victimize unsuspecting women.

When it comes time to defend the sheep against any of these perversions, many of our shepherds quietly scurry away like scared little rodents.

Joel Osteen is the ‘pastor’ of the largest church in the country. That fact alone should earn us the merciless wrath of God.

It seems that Joel Osteen’s opinion on the issue of homosexuality has been evolving.

The word ‘evolving’ is a church mouse term that means one wets his finger and then sticks it in the wind to determine what his theology is going to be on a particular issue. Osteen once declared it was a ‘sin’ when it was fashionable to do so, but he became much more timid and skittish when talking about this topic as the political winds began to change.

If Joel Osteen was a preacher of the Gospel, he would call homosexuals to repent and be forgiven in the name of Jesus. However, since Osteen preaches self-centered twaddle, the LGBT sees him as an excellent candidate for recruitment.

They know a church mouse when they see one.

On October 4, 2013, Joel Osteen visited the Huffington Post to talk about his newest work, Break Out: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life.

The Huffington Post reporters care nothing for truth and righteousness. They have much in common with Osteen, which is probably why he was there in the first place. Some of these people may have benefitted from a clear proclamation of the Gospel if a pastor ever showed up who would fulfill this obligation.

No one is in any danger of hearing the words of salvation when Osteen is around.

According to the article, he and host Josh Zepps talked about a number of issues, such as prayer, the new Jesuit pope, and optimism. Zepps quoted a line from ‘Pastor’ Osteen’s new book, “It doesn’t matter who likes you or who doesn’t like you; all that matters is God likes you. He accepts you; he approves of you.”

Zepps, of course, asked if this statement includes homosexuals. Osteen agreed.

It was not hard to trap that church mouse.

Osteen continued, “I believe that God has breathed his life into every single person. We’re all on a journey. Nobody’s perfect,” said Osteen. “I’m not here preaching hate, pushing people down, or telling people what they are doing wrong.”

No, Joel, what you are doing is showing a form of Godliness but denying its power because you have disdain for the law of God.

Jesus told you to proclaim the Gospel. That means you are to call sinners to repent and be forgiven in the name of Jesus. You are to point out God’s law, which is that homosexuality is a sin, and then call them to repent in the name of our Lord and Savior.

This is not ‘hate,’ Joel; it is love. If you would have proclaimed the Gospel, you would have shown greater love to these people than anyone in their ‘community’ has ever shown them. However, since you do not preach the Gospel, you are forced to scurry back into your hole like the frightened little mouse that you are.

Osteen is a church mouse of the first order.

Sorry Rebecca Phillips, but Joel is hiding in his hole right now. He will not be coming to your defense. He certainly hopes that you repent of your bigotry and learn to love the naked man who had no business showering with you.

Oh, and by the way, if a guy pretending to be a woman assaults you while you are in a compromised position, that will be the perfect time to practice the forgiveness that we Christians are so famous for.

Well, so much for the most popular church in the country.

But wait! Perhaps we can rely on the second most popular church in the country. Certainly, the esteemed Andy Stanley, son of Charles Stanley, will come to your defense.

No, I’m afraid not.

It seems that Andy Stanley does not preach the Gospel either. BaptistPress records the following that occurred in Mr. Stanley’s church back in 2012.

Stanley’s sermon titled “When Gracie Met Truthy” focused on the tension Stanley said exists between Jesus’ teachings on grace and truth. The sermon was part five in a series on the meaning of “Christian.” Grace and truth are wonderful things, but lately, Andy has taken a strong dislike for God’s law.

If that doesn’t turn you into a church mouse, nothing will.

Jesus said he did not come to abolish the law of God. Jesus came to fulfill the law through the proclamation of the Gospel. It is impossible to proclaim repentance if we ignore the moral law of God.

According to this article, “Stanley told a 10-minute story about a husband and wife who attended North Point church. The wife discovered that her husband was in a relationship with another man, and about six months later, Stanley said, the husband and wife divorced. But several months after that, the now ex-husband showed up at North Point — with his partner. Their presence together angered the ex-wife.”

“She got in his face, and she said, ‘This is my church; you caused this problem. You can go to any church you want to in Atlanta, but this is my church. I need a drama-free zone,'” Stanley said.

Of course, the “gay couple” did not feel the need to go to another church; they were right at home at North Point. Since the law of God was not preached in this church, there were no calls for repentance of sins. ‘Gay couples’ do not approve of God’s law, and neither does Andy Stanley.

Not only did the ‘gay couple’ not leave the church, but they were also serving on the church’s ‘guest services team.’ Imagine that, going to a church and being greeted by a ‘gay couple’ welcoming you to their assembly. One would think that any newcomer who went to this church would turn around and walk out. It should have been obvious that there was something terribly wrong with that congregation.

This travesty of a story continues:

“And so, I said to her, ‘He’s still married, right?’ Stanley recounted, referencing the ex-husband’s partner. She said, ‘Yeah, the divorce has taken longer than they expected. It’s kind of getting dragged out.’

Stanley then called the ex-husband on the phone.

“I called my buddy and said, ‘OK, I know things have been awkward between us, but look — and I’m glad you’re in church; that’s a good thing, and I’m glad you’re at one of our churches; that’s a good thing — but your partner, he’s still married. See, this is just good old-fashioned adultery. You’re in a sexual relationship with someone else’s husband.’ I said, ‘So you can’t be on a guest services team.'”

Stanley eventually met face-to-face with the ‘couple.’ The ‘couple’ also met with Jeff Henderson, who at the time was Buckhead’s campus director.

It seems that the only problem Andy and Jeff had was that one member of the ‘gay couple’ was still married. Apparently, adultery is an issue at this church, but fornication, sodomy, divorce, and homosexuality are fine. If the married member of the ‘gay couple’ had gotten the divorce, then they could continue to serve on the ‘guest services team.’

According to Al Mohler, the head of the SBC, this illustration was “problematic.”

This is one of the favored terms that is used often in the ‘church mouse’ community.

Apparently, Southern Baptist Churches have a difficult time trying to figure out which sins Christ died for and which are negotiable.

They have abandoned the rudimentary teachings about repentance and have fully embraced the social ‘gospel.’ That means just about anything goes in this type of church.

If these people do not have the moral fortitude to stand against homosexuality, fornication, and ‘gay’ marriage, then they certainly cannot stand against the newly created social construct of ‘transgenderism.’

I wonder if Al Mohler will stand up to defend Rebecca Phillips against predatory men who want to shower with her without her knowledge. My guess is ‘no way.’

How about Andy Stanley? Nope.

How about the congregation at North Point Church? Don’t count on it.

How about the SBC? I think their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion department, which their congregation pays to undermine the Gospel, would object to any ‘insensitivity’ in this area.

If this happened in Atlanta rather than San Diego, each of these pathetic little creatures would be quiet as a church mouse.

Well, you might say, surely the pope and the one billion members of the Roman Catholic Church will stand up for Miss Phillips. Certainly, the ‘Holy Father’ and his minions will be outraged at not only the political leadership which allows this foolishness but at the instigator himself.

Pope Francis, who once said of the sin of homosexuality, “Who am I to judge?” has decided to take a stand against ‘Gender Ideology.” In one interview, he issued a strongly worded rebuke of those who blur the lines between the genders.

Did he proclaim the Gospel and call ‘gender ideologues’ to repent?

I think we all know better than that.

According to the pope, “Gender ideology, today, is one of the most dangerous ideological colonizations.”


Instead of the Gospel, I think he is about to proclaim a whole load of overintellectualized nonsense.

Why is it dangerous? he added. “Because it blurs the differences and the value of men and women.”

Well, yes, but what about the fact that it is completely Godless, faithless, and perverse? Do you have any words of condemnation for those who violate God’s law and invent ways of doing evil?

How about combining a little truth and righteousness and then offering a firm rebuke for this wickedness?

The pope continues:

“All humanity is the tension of differences. It is to grow through the tension of differences,” the pope said. “The question of gender is diluting the differences and making the world the same, all dull, all alike, and that is contrary to the human vocation.”

I think I read that nowhere in the Bible. Honestly, where did he come up with this stuff?

The pope concludes this meaningless discourse:

The pontiff attributed the increasing global push for gender subjectivity to well-intentioned people who “do not distinguish what is respect for sexual diversity or diverse sexual preferences from what is already an anthropology of gender, which is extremely dangerous because it eliminates differences, and that erases humanity, the richness of humanity, both personal, cultural, and social, the diversities and the tensions between differences.”

In other words, Miss Phillips, you are out of luck. These “well-intentioned’ people who invent ways of doing evil are just misunderstood because they do not understand the ‘anthropology of gender.’ Once these people comprehend that they are “erasing the richness of humanity,” I am certain that they will come to their senses and escape the snares of the devil.

When it comes to proclaiming the Gospel, the pope and his followers are quiet as church mice.

I know! We will turn to the Gospel Coalition. After all, they have the term “Gospel’ in their name. No way they will let us down. I am certain that they have issued a ‘white paper’ that will clear everything up.

In their article entitled, “What does the Bible say about Transgenderism?” we will find all the guidance we need to deal with this “complex issue.”

According to this article, we find that the Bible has a lot to say about transgenderism, gender, and sexuality.

Oh, goody.

Kevin DeYoung of the Gospel Coalition begins by stating the obvious, that God made us male and female, and we should act “with the biological reality of God’s good design.”

I suppose we ‘should’ do a lot of things, but the first thing that we ‘should do’ is note where we are in the chronology of Romans Chapter One.

“Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain a knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind” (Romans 1:28).

Something tells me that if we follow the Gospel Coalition, they are going to turn us all into a bunch of church mice.

DeYoung, who is writing on behalf of the Gospel Coalition, lists three building blocks that lead to only one conclusion about transgenderism. These building blocks are:

  1. God’s design for the sexes is binary; he created us male and female.
  2. Our gender identity ‘ought’ to correspond to our biological sex.
  3. Gender confusion is “displeasing to God.”

Boy, number 3 is an understatement. If a church mouse could write, he would pen these exact words.

As a side note, any church mouse who talks about God’s ‘design’ is purposely avoiding talking about God’s moral law. It is ‘world friendly’ to philosophize about ‘design’ because doing so is far less ‘offensive’ than condemnation. This word allows you to ‘intellectualize’ about sin so that the criticism from the world is a little more muted.

This approach is definitely more preferable to hirelings than calling people to repent of their lawlessness.

So, there you have it, Miss Phillips. The next time you find yourself trapped in a bathroom with a man claiming to be a woman, all you have to do is let him know that his behavior is displeasing to God.

I am certain that if you tell the administration at the San Diego YMCA this, they will listen patiently to your critique before they throw you out.

Unfortunately, Mr. DeYoung did not have time to address important questions about pastoral care, counsel, and compassion for the hurting and confused. Oh, he was not talking about offering these services to you, Miss Phillips; he was talking about offering them to the guy who was showering with you.

According to Mr. DeYoung, the important thing to remember is that we are not to build a wall to keep people out of the church. It is our hope that God will build up the church in truth and grace. It is our job to welcome people in, calling his image bearers to embrace the life that is truly life.

So if, for example, a man is living in sin with his father’s wife, we must not build a wall to keep him out of the church. In fact, God will use him to build your church in truth and grace. We must welcome him into the church, since he bears the image of God, in order to embrace life that is truly life.

What a load of mouse droppings!

If the Gospel Coalition has a shower at their facility, you ladies might want to wait to bathe until you get home.

And there you have it.

If you want to be a church mouse, abandon God’s law and his Gospel, and you too can scurry back to your little hole when Satan comes calling. There is no way a church mouse can stand up against a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour. Not with these spiritual weapons, anyway.

Besides, we do not want to offend those well-intentioned people who are ‘hurting and confused.’