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A WORD ABOUT WORDS


Maryland’s House of Delegates speaker, a Democrat, is demanding support for her "Decency Agenda," legislation which will cut off state funding to libraries that "regulate or restrict access to pornographic materials." The admitted aim of this legislation is to give children unlimited access to pornography. This Democrat legislator said, “To me decency is about respect,” implying that children need to demonstrate their decency by looking respectfully at the behavior pictured in pornography.

 

But there’s nothing decent or respectable about exposing children to mind-rotting pornography, which in fact, constitutes the vilest, most harmful form of mental abuse. But the Maryland Democrat (1) represents the people, platform and social ideologies of her political party, and (2) is employing what George Orwell, in his book 1984, called “doublespeak” or “newspeak,” a tactic whereby totalitarians misuse language to enslave the masses.

 

The chief of the Maryland Family Institute said, "If exposing school-age children to sexually explicit materials is now the 'decent' thing to do in Maryland, then words have no meaning anymore." How true. Historian Paul Johnson wrote,  “A man who deliberately inflicts violence on the language will almost certainly inflict violence on human beings if he acquires the power.  Those who treasure the meaning of words will treasure truth, and those who bend words to their purposes are very likely in pursuit of anti-social ones.  The correct and honorable use of words is the first and natural credential of civilized status.”

 

By way of example: The words “homosexual” and “homosexuality” were unknown before they were coined in Germany during the latter part of the 19th century. Prior to this, the words “sodomite” and “sodomy” were commonly used. In the 20th century, the word “gay,” historically and exclusively used to describe a person who is lighthearted or merry, was hijacked and made to refer to homosexuality, aka sodomy. Another example of the dishonest agenda-driven use of language is the current insistence on the use of so-called “nonbinary” and “gender-inclusive” pronouns. Other examples are “pro life” (abortion), "Planned Parenthood (planned non-parenthood). “sensitivity  training” (brainwashing) the terms “social justice” (guaranteed equal outcome as opposed to equal opportunity) and much much  more.

 

Be very discerning and careful about the words you use and accept. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Prov. 18:21).

 

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