Refinery 29 is a feminist website that seeks to be an online destination for women that promotes the advancement of the fairer sex. No doubt they have produced some very worthwhile material, but this? This just defies explanation:
In the traditional Christmas story, as many of us know, a very pregnant Mary and her partner Joesph were forced to stay the night in a stable where Mary delivered baby Jesus. But what if it wasn't Mary and Joesph who met their child that night, but instead Murray and Joseph? Or Marty and Joseph?
Yes, that’s right. Refinery 29, a feminist site, has run a featured story that touts how awesome it is to think that two dudes could have “given birth” another Dude that ended up saving the world from its sins. Anything conspicuously absent in that silly narrative? Anything like, maybe a female?
Just another reminder that feminism does not equal the advancement and promotion of women. It equals the advancement and promotion of a liberal political agenda. And so it goes:
Queer comedienne Cameron Esposito spotted the gay Nativity scene, which her neighbors put up on their lawn. She took a photo, posted it to Twitter, and said she was "beaming" at the queer little family.
Cameron is not the only one beaming, as evidenced by the title of Refinery 29’s article: “Someone Has Created the Gay Nativity Scene We Need in Our Lives.” No, we don’t. But the story went on to highlight all the “needed” aspects of this scene.
First, it scoffed that no one should question the possibility of two Josephs giving birth to a baby, as it would simply an even more “immaculate conception.” Second, it rolled out the standard gay sacrilege about how the Bible teaches Jesus had two dads, so this isn't anything to be upset about.
Finally, it promoted the idea that others interested in producing their own gay nativities could just partner up with another similarly minded activist. Both parties could purchase a standard nativity and then exchange Mary for Joseph, producing two nativities with either gay Josephs or lesbian Marys.
For believers, there’s really no reason to get mad about this kind of blasphemous article. Sophisticated man has always made fun of the truth of the virgin birth of Jesus. The preaching of the gospel has always been foolishness to those who are perishing, so there's nothing happening here that should surprise us. But it’s the rest of that verse from Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth we should pay attention to:
“But to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
That power of God was strong enough to break the bonds of sin that shackled our lives, and it is strong enough to break the bonds of sin that shackle the hearts and minds of those who find the miracle of Christ’s incarnation something to mock rather than embrace.
It’s the gasping of an empty and desperate soul that seeks to find joy in things like this. Those of us in Christ possess the only thing that can rightly fill the longing of those souls. Rather than anger at this nonsense, let’s transform it into motivation to set these captives free.