Monday, January 25, 2016


Have you heard of this word…‘meme?’  A meme is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person-to-person within a culture.  The word was actually coined by [atheist] Richard Dawkins in 1976.  He was trying to get a handle on why some behaviors seemed to make no sense but, somehow or other, were found to be embraced by society.  Dr. Paul McHugh has been the Psychiatrist in Chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 26 years.  During much of this time, he has been studying people who claim to be transgender.  He has watched as the phenomenon has expanded in remarkable ways with more and more, mostly men, seeking sex-reassignment surgery.  However, in recent years, he has observed an increasing number of women are now coming forward, seeking to be anatomically altered.  And, over the last decade, even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as being of the opposite sex.  Now, almost everyone has heard of or met such a person.
The media has promoted the idea that one’s biological sex is a choice, leading to widespread cultural acceptance of the idea…ref. Olympic decathlon winner Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner on various magazine covers… So, this idea, which first gained acceptance in the 1980’s, has run through the American public like a ‘meme’ affecting much of our thought about our sexuality.  The champions of this meme, encouraged by their alliance with the broader LGBT movement, claim that whether you are a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, is more of a disposition or a feeling about yourself than it is a fact of nature.  And, of course, much like any other feeling, it can change at any time, and for all sorts of reasons.
Dr. McHugh writes, “After pioneering sex change surgery, we demonstrated that the practice brought no important benefits.  As a result, we stopped offering that form of treatment in the 1970’s. Our efforts, thought, had little influence on the emergence of this new idea about sex, or upon the expansion of the number of ‘transgendered’ among the young and old.”  Maybe there is a reason such an idea is dubbed a ME-ME.  It originates in and is perpetuated by individuals who have an extreme degree of self-consciousness.
Pray with me…Father, today we pray especially for victims who have been seduced by the world, people who have become self-deceived, people who have been taken in by the believed lies of a confused culture…people estranged from You looking for answers in human reasoning that can only be found in You.  In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.

Pastor Ken

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