Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Offsite Post: ‘The Cultural War over the Calendar’


California continues to be at the vanguard in establishing a post-Christian culture amongst the 50 States.  September 6th, 2023, was another watershed moment in her transformation as the California Legislature designated August as Transgender History Month, the first State to do so.

The resolution establishing this new un-Christian liturgical celebration, HR 57, contains a list of supposedly significant moments in trans history.  Here is a portion from it:

WHEREAS, The suppression of gender variance among indigenous California cultures by Spanish and later Anglo settlers was a foundational event of the history of the state, as documented in the journal of soldier Pedro Fages, who wrote in 1775 about native peoples he encountered near present-day San Diego, whom he described as “those Indian men who, both here and farther inland, observed in the dress, clothing, and character of women… They are called joyas, and they are held in great esteem.”; and


WHEREAS, The social fluidity of Gold Rush-era California attracted countless people who lived transgender lives in the mid-19th century, including legendary stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, whose life story was celebrated in the popular television show Death Valley Days, hosted by Ronald Reagan; and


WHEREAS, San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood has been known as a residential district for transgender people since the second half of the 19th century, when it was home to people such as “Jenny O.,” a trans woman who corresponded with the famous German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld about her life in the Tenderloin; and


WHEREAS, Some of the earliest support organizations for cross-dressers were founded in Los Angeles by Virginia Prince in the early 1960s; and


WHEREAS, The 1959 Cooper Do-nuts Riot in Los Angeles and the 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco were important acts of collective resistance to police violence targeting trans people, years before the better-known Stonewall Riot in New York; . . .

This is the kind of thing that is barreling down on the Red States that still retain a modicum of respect for Christianity within their respective cultures.  And we are already seeing some buckling in some of them.  For instance, the Oklahoma City public school system hired a homosexual drag queen who has previously been arrested for possession of child pornography to be principal of an elementary school.

California values slap in the middle of Oklahoma?  You had better believe it.

But the cultural assault against the sane States ‘away down south in Dixie’ and scattered across the rest of North America from the Old Midwest to the Rocky Mountains is not going to stop.  It is therefore the responsibility of the leaders in all aspects of public and private life in the conservative States to mount a counterattack in support of their Christian inheritance.

Since California has named August Trans History Month, the Red States need to parry by naming August Christian History Month.  This is exceedingly appropriate, for the following reasons (we will borrow the HR 57 legal-speak):

Whereas, August 6th is one of the 12 Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church’s calendar celebrating the Transfiguration of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ on Mt. Tabor before the Holy Apostles Peter, James, and John, revealing both the union of His divinity with His humanity as well as the goal of theosis that is now attainable by mankind because of His Incarnation; and


Whereas, August 15th is one of the 12 Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church’s calendar celebrating the falling asleep of the Mother of God, the Most Pure and Ever-Virgin Mary, and her joyful entry into the courts of her Son and our God Jesus Christ in Heaven; and

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Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

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