Sorry for the alarmism, but the baddies ARE Coming for Your Kids. The International Commission of Jurists, in partnership with two branches of the United Nations (UNAIDS, and OHCHR) just confirmed what Christian conservatives have been warning about for decades: Legalized pedophilia is next. This ICJ proposal doesn’t formally represent the entire UN, but by partnering with two branches of the UN, this proposal carries tremendous influence among international bodies like the World Economic Forum (WEF), World Health Organization (WHO), and Planned Parenthood International (PPI). So it’s especially scary to hear that the ICJ just proposed decriminalizing sex between adults and minors.
In other words, the baddies really ARE coming for your kids. This isn’t just wild right-wing alarmism. It turns out, us conservative wing-nuts were right about this. The United Nations, and related organizations, are following the same direction set by the sexual revolution, namely, a slippery slope till almost anything goes sexually, including pedophilia. To be specific, we’re talking about a sex positive socio-political effort from the progressive LGBTQ+ movement aimed at subverting traditional family by reducing marriage, gender, and sexual identity to social constructs, and replacing the sanctity of sexual union with a profane libertinism; like the unholy dictate “do what thou wilt,” but in rainbow colors.
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To make sense of things, we need to look at how we got here. Speaking as a Christian and a social conservative, we’ve had a lot to criticize in public policy lately. And the “groomer” accusation has evolved from a casual accusation to legal grounds for indictment. Often we’re just talking about gender-grooming and ideological grooming, but those are only a stone-throw away from sexual-grooming, child-predators, and pedophilia.
We can’t Denounce Pedophilia Strongly Enough
We Christian conservatives, of course, denounce pedophilia as deviant behavior. But not just because it’s evil. And not just because it’s harmful, foolish, and malicious. We denounce this behavior for all those reasons, but ALSO because it’s anti-family, and we are PRO-family. We endorse wisdom, love, grace, and truth, so we have to denounce behavior that’s foolish, unloving, unjust, and false – including pedophilia. We endorse marriage, and encourage happy flourishing families, and all the spiritual, emotional, and social building blocks that make healthy civilization possible. So, we cannot support redefining, adapting, adjusting, and subverting the telos (built-in design) of gender, sexuality, or marriage.
By “Marriage” I mean it in the normal and historic sense of the word. Today marriage itself has been marginalized with a rebranding as “tradition/natural” marriage. But instead of granting that redefinition and relegation of God-given marriage, we can just affirm marriage – in the normal sense of the word – as a societal “given,” a gift from God. That’s what marriage means. Any effort to define marriage differently is an illicit power-play against omnipotent God. It’s ingratitude towards the Giver. It’s questioning the Designer. It’s and an affront to our Creator. It’s a rejection of God’s good order. Marriage is for us to discover, not to define. And sex, in all its alluring and persuasive power, is likewise a gift from God so precious that it deserves strong deliberate boundaries to protect it. Any attempt to derail marriage from its God-given design to subjugate it to the ideological whims of modern man can result only in a net loss for society. We see redefinitions of marriage, gender, and sexuality as revisionist attacks on the bedrock of civilization. We can’t support something so dangerous and foolhardy. We’d have to love people less to tolerate such relativistic nonsense. We are not motivated by hate, but by love.
We Love People Too Much to Support their Self-Destruction
We love people. It’s easier to love our family and friends, of course, but we also love our ideological opponents. Only Satan can truly be called our “enemy” (Ephesians 6:11-13). We love people on all sides of the aisle, and we love them all too much to sanction such self-destructive policies as redefining marriage, sex, or gender. Society can no more redefine and replace its foundations than a plane can replace its lone jet engine mid-flight. Marriage and healthy family are the most practical and effective societies means of protecting children. So, it’s no surprise to see predatory policies commiserating with socially revisionist ideology. Predatory animals tend to go for the children first, so if those predators were writing our policies, of course they’d call for all those protective fences to be removed. Then the children will be easy pickings.
Charting Our Descent into Moral Madness
Speaking as a Christian conservative, we probably sounded like alarmists when we warned about gay marriage in the Obergfell decision (2015), claiming it would open the door to redefining everything from marriage, to gender, to sex and sexuality. We’ve been protesting the Drag Queen story hour demanding an answer to why cross-dressing burlesque dancers are seeking an audience of kindergartenders? We’ve been decrying the “family friendly” drag shows, pointing out how they are a contradiction in terms – drag shows aren’t friendly to families. We’ve been calling out the signs of sexual and gender grooming in schools, citing example after example of teachers, school counselors, administrators, and social workers subverting parental rights and encouraging children to be more adventurous in redefining their sex and gender (#libsoftiktok). We’ve been warning about having biological boys in women’s restrooms and locker rooms. We’ve been decrying the injustice of subjecting women’s sports to biologically male athletes. We’ve been warning about the physical, social, and emotional dangers of “gender-affirming” surgery; yet another example of social engineering throwing women and children off the boat first. We’ve been pleading for schools to focus on education instead of progressive indoctrination. We’ve been speaking out at school board meetings, reading excerpts from sexually explicit LGBT books currently on school shelves. We’ve been voting for sane legislators who see the need to protect children’s innocence. Late last year we were shouting our warnings about the [Dis]Respect for Marriage Act, and how it wouldn’t just allow for gay marriage, but polygamous, incestuous, and pedophilic marriage, requiring every state to comply with any wild redefinition that CA and OR might cook up. We’ve been trying to warn the western world that there are devious actors within the progressive movement who are coming for YOUR kids. And now the United Nations is proving our point.
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All of those warnings are credible. It’s easy to exaggerate a given case. But it’s just as easy for denialists to downplay and evade the growing reality that legalized pedophilia, and for that matter, adult incest, and polygamy are right around the corner. I welcome any critics to debunk these concerns. Show me your evidence. I’ve been tracking this stuff for over a decade now. So, I can wait.
The U.N. is Fulfilling Our Prophecies
Meanwhile, this latest proposal from the UN-based group the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) confirms our warnings about pedophilic intent. You might say, we’ve been prophesying this outcome all along. Now the U.N. itself, the largest international peace-keeping organization, is allying with child-predators to decriminalize adult-child sex. We can add qualifies, distinguishing “children” (0-9yrs old) from “adolescents (10-17yrs old) – and the ICJ proposal seems to be including only the latter. But why set the cutoff at 10? That seems awfully low!?! The word “children” is still routinely used to address all minors up to age 17. And there’s little comfort in knowing that this proposal is talking about 10 year-olds having sex with adults, not 9 years-old.
I’m not saying every U.N. member supports this debauchery. Undoubtedly many of the representatives and member nations are just as appalled as you and I are. Nor am I saying that every gender-groomer in the public school system is trying to make kids more pliable for sexual exploitation. No, some of them really do believe that gender is a social construct and they don’t have any particular sexual agenda in mind. What I am saying is that gender-queering agendas within many progressive educational models have created easier access and ideological room for literal sex-grooming and pedophiles. Now, to the extent that the UN, WHO, WEF, and Planned Parenthood are aligned with this proposal from ICJ, they are thereby calling for legalizing sex between adults and children as young as 10 years old.
But don’t take my word for it. If you have the patience to dig through the legalese, you can read it for yourself below.
THE 8 MARCH PRINCIPLES FOR A HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH TO CRIMINAL LAW PROSCRIBING CONDUCT ASSOCIATED WITH SEX, REPRODUCTION, DRUG USE, HIV, HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY
[pg. 22] “Principle 16: Consensual sexual conduct, irrespective of the type of sexual activity, the sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression of the people involved or their marital status, may not be criminalized in any circumstances. Consensual same-sex, as well as consensual different-sex sexual relations, or consensual sexual relations with or between trans, non-binary and other gender-diverse people, or outside marriage – whether pre-marital or extramarital – may, therefore, never be criminalized. With respect to the enforcement of criminal law, any prescribed minimum age of consent to sex must be applied in a non-discriminatory manner. Enforcement may not be linked to the sex/gender of participants or age of consent to marriage. Moreover, sexual conduct involving persons below the domestically prescribed minimum age of consent to sex may be consensual in fact, if not in law. In this context, the enforcement of criminal law should reflect the rights and capacity of [pg. 23] persons under 18 years of age to make decisions about engaging in consensual sexual conduct and their right to be heard in matters concerning them. Pursuant to their evolving capacities and progressive autonomy, persons under 18 years of age should participate in decisions affecting them, with due regard to their age, maturity and best interests, and with specific attention to non-discrimination guarantees.”Source: The 8 March Principles – International Commission of Jurists (March 2023), pgs. 22-23.
So, what now?
Fortunately, the U.N. isn’t very influential in the U.S., at least not in day-to-day governance. I cannot speak to its influence in other countries on this side of the pond. But it’s not like the U.N. has the direct authority to tell Mexico, or Canada, or Brazil what to do. They make recommendations, and have indirect influence. The U.N. is however a barometer, and the moral climate across the globe isn’t just “warming,” it’s getting hellish. That’s not good.
But we are not without hope. Indeed, Christian conservatives should be among the most hopeful of realists, for we serve a risen savior, and we look forward to the only true utopia (1 Peter 1:3-5). We have a faith grounded not in human ingenuity, or governmental benevolence, or in a rainbow utopia. Our faith in grounded in Christ who stared down enemies, empires, and death itself, and overcame it all. He’s our ultimate promise of rescue.
Meanwhile, we have the Christian duty within culture to be salt and light and, as much as we’re able, to live at peace with everyone (Matthew 5:13-16; Romans 12:8). Practically, this means we need to be modeling healthy families at home, in our churches, and in our communities. By all means, get involved in your local school board, vote pro-family, study up on Christian marriage, sexual ethics, and family-based apologetics, then let your voice be heard. But underneath all the social activism and church-based community service, the real engine driving Christianity as a formative influence in society is family. Several millennia before the church was born, God instituted family as the primary redemptive influence in society. That primacy hasn’t changed, even if people have tried to change everything about family. There’s something beautifully persuasive about marriage and family when they’re done right. That’s a powerful apologetic by itself. Take your own marriage and family seriously. It remains today the best way to domesticate men, protect women, and rear children. In it, we can teach and train up young people to see God’s design in nature, in their own bodies, and in the institutions of marriage and family, so that all the wild and dangerous violations of that design are exposed as frauds.
For a summary see: LiveAction: UN report calls to decriminalize all sex acts including adults with children
For a more nuanced rebuttal see: https://www.techarp.com/facts/un-adults-children-sex-crime/?amp=1