The US Military as a Social Engineering Machine

The Boston Globe recently opined that “our military” is “the greatest social engineering machine ever built.”

The FRC gives one detailed example [emphasis added]:

To most people, July 19th is just another day. If you asked them what happened on this date 25 years ago, only a handful would probably know that President Bill Clinton made “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the policy for America’s military. Even fewer would know that the summer of 1993 help set into motion a quarter-century war on marriage and the family.

Looking back on those days, most Americans are probably nostalgic for the days when sexuality wasn’t something people broadcasted. Back then, even the most liberal activists just wanted to “get the government out of their bedroom.” How far we’ve fallen. Now, two decades later, they want to take what happens in the bedroom and force Americans to celebrate it — at work, church, school, even (and especially) in government

The country [has] finally realized — too late — that this isn’t about two people who love each other. It’s about obliterating every moral and cultural boundary humans have ever known. And fortunately, some activists are finally doing us a favor by admitting it.

First, it was “time to legalize polygamy”…Then, there was the rejection of basic biology…Gender, they tell us, is flexible. The same “they” who said they’d draw the line at same-sex marriage. Then today, we see just how imaginary that line has become with the news that child sex is the next “norm” on the horizon.

At a TED Talk earlier this summer, medical student Mirjam Heine insisted to a crowd that “our perception of pedophilia has to change.” “Anyone could be born a pedophile,” she told them…

What we need to overcome is our sin nature — and that will never happen when we normalize it.

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13 comments

  • Should society stop “normalising” the “sin” of worshipping gods other than Yahweh?

  • How does society normalise any “sin nature”?

  • William Robinson

    By calling evil “good” and good “evil.”

    Yes, someone has to “legislate morality,” but that’s been done from the dawn of time one way or another. In our system, legislators legislate morality all the time by deciding what’s lawful and what’s not.

    No, there is no such thing as neutral when votes on most issues are taken. Every legislator is voting someone’s morality–their own personal convictions and/or those of the majority of their constituents (the result of a legitimate commitment to faithfully represent their constituents and/or to get re-elected).

    Which is to say what we all know: elections have consequences.

  • So, if a society says that to worship gods other than Yahweh is “good”, then they are normalising a sin nature?

  • William Robinson

    You got it. By definition, “sin nature” is acting opposite of what God desires.

    In this fallen world, however, allowing everyone the freedom to worship the god/God of their choosing—the American way—is the best possible good we can muster. And in a fallen world, we’ll take it.

  • So. You think society should not have freedom of religion?

    • @Donalbain
      That’s a textbook example: non sequitur. Besides, you’re asking a question that’s already been answered. Try reading for comprehension.

  • This marks a new low in your dishonesty.

  • Donald Hedgepeth.

    You first. Answer my question, then I’ll answer yours.

  • Donald Hedgepeth

    Disregard, SH. I thought Donalbain had asked the question. Hopefully, he’ll answer my “How so?” question before he tackles yours.

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