As it was in the days of Noah
K. Allan Blume, BR Editor
September 19, 2016

As it was in the days of Noah

As it was in the days of Noah
K. Allan Blume, BR Editor
September 19, 2016

These sobering words from the lips of Jesus deserve our attention.

For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be” Matthew 24:37-39, NASB.

I believe our days are looking like Noah’s days. At that time God invoked judgment on the world, and apparently the people were not expecting it.

The sobering words read, “They did not understand until the flood came.” Oblivious to their own rebellion against God, either they did not know that a holy God existed, or they believed they were God, or they expected God to overlook their godless ways.

In the spirit of Noah’s day the governing boards of the ACC and NCAA appear to be oblivious to godly standards. They recently took action to exact their form of vengeance on the citizens of North Carolina for a law that protected the privacy rights of women and children. (See story on here.)

These organizations, not the citizens of North Carolina, are out of bounds. In an incredible display of raw hypocrisy and supreme arrogance, organizations that have responsibilities for athletic events have wrongly engaged in political battles.

Anyone can be inconsistent, but these days hypocrisy is clearly the dominant characteristic of the extreme worldview labeled “progressivism.”

The foolish actions of the ACC and NCAA has given enough evidence to conclude these organizations have embraced this worldview of a militant minority. They are not thinking rationally – something that their member institutions allegedly champion.

Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote a letter to ACC Commissioner John D. Swafford to express his outrage over the ACC’s poor judgement.

“Ironically, the NCAA is more discriminatory towards transgender people than the public policy they apparently wish to see as law in America,” Graham wrote. “For example, opponents to legislation like NC House Bill 2 support permitting people to use the bathroom which corresponds to the sex they identify with on a given day … even the NCAA doesn’t allow such casual gender identity for participation in collegiate athletics.”

He added, “I think I represent the views of millions who would rather preserve gender-specific public bathrooms – a mainstay for generations – than to attend a football game in my state to determine the champion of a conference governed by politically-correct, morally hypocritical academics.” Read the full text of the letter in the story here.

In a scathing commentary North Carolina Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam exposed the NCAA’s flawed argument. He said, “The hypocrisy of the NCAA’s ‘commitment’ is breathtaking. The organization selectively boycotts North Carolina for policies it claims are unique to our state – but actually are common throughout the nation – and for daring to disagree with a sweeping federal mandate by the Obama Administration – a mandate that is currently being challenged in court by 24 other states. The NCAA is in violation itself of the civil rights provision of Title IX as interpreted by the Obama Administration.”

Stam’s comments are long, but well worth reading here.

Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League wrote in a Facebook post, “Should it not be terribly disconcerting that the NCAA and the ACC represent the people who are teaching and training our children?

“Only the most misguided in life would insist men should be allowed to use a women’s bathroom, locker room or shower.

“Only those who hate religion or religious liberty, or at the least fail to understand its paramount importance to the culture, would insist North Carolinians should not have the right to live and work according to their peacefully held beliefs without being punished by the government – something the Charlotte ordinance took away and HB2 restored. Only a reprobate mind would insist these once cherished, absolute and immovable verities must now take a backseat to the purely subjective reasoning of transgenderism.”

I agree. We should be very concerned. It appears that academic freedom is dead in state-run universities and in many privately owned institutions of higher learning.

Fairness no longer exists. Tolerance is a one-sided joke.

We know there are many good, reasonable men and women on the faculty and staff of these schools.

Some of them are Christians. But many of them say they are being strategically marginalized.

It is obvious the views of good people are not welcomed.

At press time talk is swirling about the possibility that Charlotte’s City Council could repeal their egregious ordinance that launched this battle against N.C. Some are saying the state legislature may repeal HB2.

If Gov. Pat McCrory and the N.C. legislature repeal HB2 they will give license to the extreme level of hypocrisy these athletic organizations used in their political harangue against the citizens of North Carolina.

Some say HB2 has cost the state $200 million in lost revenue. The actual estimate is likely closer to 30 pieces of silver.

Make your voice known immediately to the state legislature and the governor. Otherwise the only voices they hear are the extreme radicals who do not represent your views.

Contact the governor at https://governor.nc.gov/contact/email-governor. Learn how to reach your state legislators at www.ncvalues.org/contact_your_legislator.

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