Virginia Democratic state Delegate Elizabeth Guzman told local ABC 7 News on October 13 that she planned to introduce a bill to make it a felony if parents do not affirm their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity. And she is using the Bible to justify her position. In response to a question about whether her legislation infringes on free speech or religious freedom, Guzman twisted the words of the Bible, saying, “The Bible says to accept everyone for who they are. So that’s what I tell them when they asked me that question, and that’s what I will continue to tell people.” Guzman apparently is referring to Christ’s teaching in Matthew 7 on “Judge not lest you be judged.”
Guzman continued: “You know, we all have a commitment to God. And for those believers out there, we know that there’s life after life, and there is going to be a conversation between that person and God and that’s what we’re after–to go by what the Bible says. It is not my job to judge anyone. It is my job to help people.” This is an egregious misinterpretation of the Holy Scripture. It doesn’t mean accept everyone for who they are. In fact, there are many scriptures about loving one another, and treating others as you wish to be treated, but also holding accountability against sin. These Democrats who wish to deconstruct society want to use the Bible to justify their evil deeds by pulling out verses that they believe support their sordid agenda, but ignore the context of God’s setting apart of his people for holiness.
The Democrat progressives actually want to ban what the Bible says about issues of sexual perversion. Deuteronomy 22:5 says, “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the LORD your God.” Leviticus 18:22, “You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death.” Romans 1:25-32 speaks of those who changed the truth of God into a lie, women changing their natural use into what is against nature, and men leaving women and lusting after one another—they will face the judgement of God. Yes, we are not to judge, but we are to bring up our children in the admonition of the Lord.
Proverbs 29:15 says, “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.“ Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Ephesians 6:4 says, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Proverbs 19:18 says, “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.” There are many others. People who use the Word of God to justify evil shall have their own reward. Guzman is an example of someone who should never hold any elective office. Instead of parents, the LGBTQ+ agenda in schools should be criminalized as predatory sexual abuse.
UPDATE: Guzman has since withdrawn introducing this legislation after Democratic leadership pushed the panic button in foreseeing negative midterm election ramifications.