In the midst of perhaps the most baffling presidential election America has faced in modern history, morality is caught in the crosshairs. Meanwhile, America seems to be stuck in the toilet.
The current public bathroom debacle is designed to stir emotions and steer the unsuspecting masses away from reason into emotional la-la land. There is so much emotional spin around issues regarding the sanctity of human life and human sexuality that America remains in constant emotional flux while the tirades replace prayer, wisdom and healthy reasoning.
While I commend the now millions of Americans who are joining the protests and signing petitions against the government enforced efforts to use misplaced compassion to help transgender people, more is needed.
In other words, by turning a blind eye to the dearth of perversion within our communities – the sex traffickers, child molesters, adulterers and fornicators, racists, and so many other sin sick souls – and suggesting that allowing everyone to use the same public bathrooms will solve America's problems, the current government administration, no matter how well intended or ill-advised they are, is headed for disaster.
America's moral dilemma won't be solved in the public bathrooms of America.
In order to reconcile righteousness and justice in America, more godly intercession is needed. Added to our prayers must be legal strategies to serve and liberate rather than condemn the people.
In the 1950s and 1960s, prayer rallies and peaceful nonviolent protests were coupled with brilliant legal strategies to bring about transformational governance to allow Blacks the right to equal public access to bathrooms, public transportation, fair housing and employment.
That was then. Immutable skin color was the civil rights battle of the 20th century. Clear, plain and simple: One blood, one human race. (Acts 17:26).
This is now. Today the lines are blurred. Sexual preference isn't the same as immutable skin color. The "how we are born" factor comes into play now. People aren't so well versed in the "created in the image of God," yet because of the fallen human nature "we are all born into sin." Thus the "be born again" factor should be introduced.
Today, from the religious freedom perspective, we also need more legal brilliance. While from the opposite perspective governmental coercion from a bully pulpit decries and tramples the religious freedoms upon which our nation was founded. It's time for the religious freedom bathroom protesters to "lawyer up."
We don't need pugnacious self-piety, self-righteous finger pointing and judgmental sermonizing; we need repentance and genuine pleas for God's mercy and grace for all of America. And we need good legal strategies.
At the end of the day, forcing people to accept "free for all bathrooms" will not change people's minds and hearts, nor God's Word. Violating the civil and human rights of aborted children will not override God's Word.
"Don’t be misled — you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant." Galatians 6:7 NLT
In order to obtain genuine, compassionate – God loves everyone – solutions in this battle between morality and immorality, we need divine compassion and divine intervention which is higher than our flawed justice system. Think about Haman and Queen Esther. God's law superseded man's law.
America, it's praying time!
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the founder of King for America, Inc., consultant to the Africa Humanitarian Christian Fellowship and Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries.
Editor's Note: This piece was originally published by Priests For Life.