I have heard all my life that the “squeaky wheel gets the grease.” According to Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia) the phrase is “an American proverb or metaphor used to convey the idea that the most notable (or loudest) problems are the ones most likely to get attention.”
According to a Pew Research report in June of 2022, only 1.6 percent of the United States population identifies as transgender or binary; that is that their gender is different from the sex they were born with — either male or female. That number increases to 3.1 percent of adults age 25 or younger, according to Pew Research.
I am not a math major, but that tells me that at least 95 percent of American adults identify as male or female.
Yet, in today’s culture, transgenders are the “squeaky wheels.” I have to give them credit. They have squeaked loudly enough that our politicians have turned their back on what the Bible says about human sexuality and just plain ol’ common sense with the laws they have passed and are seeking to pass.
In today’s world a person born as male can identify as someone of the opposite sex and legislators have rewarded them by allowing them to compete against women and to use women’s locker rooms.
Baptist Press reported May 16 that the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has called for withdrawal of a Biden administration proposal it says “would force schools to discriminate against female athletes to continue to receive federal funding.” The proposed regulation is another in a series of actions by the Biden administration in its effort to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights, BP reported.
The BP account noted that the public battle over gender identity is being waged in legislatures and courts.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill in April that restricts biological males from participating in female sports, although the measure appears to have no chance of passage in the Senate. At least 20 states have enacted similar bans, according to BP.
The insanity continues.
Just a few weeks ago, Fox6 News in Milwaukee reported that Wisconsin parents questioned the Sun Prairie School District about reports a transgender senior student exposed male genitalia while showering next to 14-year-old girls who chose to shower in their bathing suits (the gym activity that day was swimming). That scenario is just plain wrong.
Also, Wisconsin Public Radio reported in April a controversy in another school district over the district’s policy to allow transgender and gender non-conforming students to change the name and pronouns they use at school without telling their parents.
Apparently parents have to sign off on whether their children can go on a school field trip but they have no say if their children are contemplating an identity change. That is ludicrous.
School districts or educators have no right to interfere in the private lives of students and parents except when cases of physical or sexual abuse are evident.
The minority wheel has squeaked far too long. The same Pew Research that cited the number of transgenders in the U.S. also did a study in 2022 that indicates two-thirds of Americans today identify as Christians. If that is true, how has society sunk so low?
Could it be that Christians have been too concerned about being politically correct rather than standing on God’s Word and espousing His truths? Or, have we been “squeaking” over things that don’t really matter?
It’s long past time for Christians to become squeaky wheels on what really matters — and the louder the better.
If, indeed, two-thirds of our country are Christians, it is time to speak against the insanity that is gripping our nation. Sure, 66 percent can make more noise than less than five percent. Just remember, it’s not my age group that will suffer. It is our children and grandchildren who will ultimately pay the price for our refusal to stand up for what is decent and right.
Become a squeaky wheel for your children and grandchildren. Their future is in jeopardy. B&R