Visibility, validation, and influence

Visibility, validation, and influence

Visibility, validation, and influence

A Christian apologist doesn't think "visibility" is what the LGBTQ+ community is after, but still, he thinks President Biden's focus on that instead of Easter is telling.

Last week, Biden issued a proclamation calling on all Americans to join him Easter Sunday "in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our nation and work toward eliminating violence and discrimination based on gender identity."

Granted the "International Transgender Day of Visibility" has had a spot on the calendar on March 31st since 2009, apologist Alex McFarland is among the Christians who say the president's promotion of sin over the risen Savior was a bit hard to take.

"What these sexual deviants want is not visibility, but validation," he submits.

An estimated 30 days, weeks, or months are tagged for the LGBTQ+ community, including "Pride Month" in June and "National Coming out Day" in October.

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"You can't wake up any day of the calendar year and not have immorality, sodomy, crossdressing, drag queens, transgenderism in your face," McFarland observes. "Transgender visibility? Everything they're about is visible to the eyes of a holy God, and he doesn't like it."

Sensing an opportunity to grab the attention of his evangelical supporters, President Trump has said he will declare a "Christian Day of Visibility" if and when he is reelected.

While he appreciates the sentiment, McFarland says that should really be every day.

"The American Church should be vocal and visible and viable 365 days a year," the apologist contends. "Sadly, the Church in America is probably the most visible but least influential entity in America."