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Darkness to Light - Vol. XX, No. 5
Darkness to Light
Volume XX, Number 5
Director: Gary F. Zeolla
In This Issue
Biden: Promoting the Sinful and Destructive LGBTQ Movement: Part One
Trump Fights Back with Statements
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Biden: Promoting the Sinful and Destructive LGBTQ Movement
By Gary F. Zeolla
This Part One of a two-part article is composed of excerpts from my two-volume set Joe Biden Tweets During the First Year of His Failing Presidency: Reversing Trump, while Dividing and Destroying America. These excerpts concern Biden’s support for the LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Questioning] movement, which is to say, of sinful and destructive sexual lifestyles.
Original tweets by Biden are prefaced by the name line, “President Biden @POTUS.” Biden’s tweets always end with the date of the tweet (e.g., July 1, 2021). Tweets are copied as is, except to sometimes change the paragraphing for the sake of proper formatting of URLs or for space.
I always preface my comments with “To comment,” so the reader can distinguish between my comments and the tweet. My comments within tweets are offset by brackets. They usually indicate the length of a video or describe a tweeted picture, sometimes with commentary by me. Longer comments by me are prefaced by a subtitle reading: “Extended Comment” and the topic of the comment. They end with “Back to Biden.”
From Volume One
President Biden @POTUS
Today, I repealed the discriminatory ban on transgender people serving in the military. It’s simple: America is safer when everyone qualified to serve can do so openly and with pride. Jan 25, 2021
To comment, maybe if Biden was not so concerned about the military going woke, we wouldn’t have ended up with the military debacle that will be discussed in Volume Two of this two-volume set.
The first block quote below is from an article from the AP that was reposted on the website (Trib Live) for my local newspaper (Pittsburgh, PA area) on November 28, 2020. The next two are from Fox News.
As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama.
Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. Among them: Lifting the Trump administration’s near-total ban on military service for transgender people, barring federal contractors from anti-LGBTQ job discrimination, and creating high-level LGBTQ-rights positions at the State Department, the National Security Council and other federal agencies (Trib Live/ AP. Biden).
President Biden, in an executive order aimed at “preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation,” is calling on schools across the country to allow transgender athletes to participate in the sport of their gender identity.
“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports,” reads the new order, released on the first day of his presidency.
The order is a strong signal that the Justice Department is going to enforce it via Title IX -- and schools that don’t comply risk losing funding.
The order also calls for equal treatment “regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation” in the workplace and in health care settings. “All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation,” the order states (Fox News. Biden executive).
Roman Catholic bishops criticized on Friday [1/29/22] President Biden’s recent executive order on applying anti-discrimination protections to certain groups, arguing it didn’t properly account for religious liberty and furthered “false theories on human sexuality.”
Wednesday’s order, they said, “threatens to infringe the rights of people who recognize the truth of sexual difference or who uphold the institution of lifelong marriage between one man and one woman. This may manifest in mandates that, for example, erode health care conscience rights or needed and time-honored sex-specific spaces and activities.”
Signed by bishops from across the country, the statement represented another sharp disagreement Church leadership had with the second U.S. president to identify as Roman Catholic (Fox News. Roman).
I address issues related to the LGBTQ movement in depth in my two-volume set God’s Sex Plan. I will comment more on this executive order at the end of this chapter. Back to Biden. …
Biden’s Executive Orders in His First Ten Days
The executive orders Biden signed in his first ten days in office were mostly designed to reverse Trump-era polices, while restoring many Obama-era policies. That seemed to be Biden’s main objective when he took office….
Gender Identity Orders:
The gender identity orders forces schools and colleges that receive federal funds to allow “trans women” (or “trans girls”) (which is to say, men or boys pretending to be females) to compete in women’s or girls’ sports. I address the unfairness of such being allowed in my book God’s Sex Plan: Volume Two, so I won’t go into it here.
But I will say, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) issued a lawsuit against Biden over this transgender sports executive order. They are claiming it is contrary to Title IX, which was passed in the 1970s to defend women’s sports.
It should also be noted that during the campaign, Biden promised to “follow the science.” But allowing biological men and boys to compete against biological women and girls is contrary to biological and genetic science showing the clear differences and advantages genetic males have over genetic females.
The gender order also rescinded Trump’s ban on trans soldiers. That means you, the taxpayer, will now be paying for sex change operations for soldiers, including the myriad of hormones that are required to be taken indefinitely before and after such surgeries.
Joe Biden Day 1: Order on Transgender Rights in Sports and Bathrooms.
Joe Biden vowed that, on Day 1, he will begin removing legal recognition of the two sexes by adopting pro-transgender polices (Breitbart.com Jan 16, 2021 tweet).
27And God made humanity, according to [the] image of God, He made him, male and female He made them (Genesis 1:29; ALT).
4But answering, He [Jesus] said, “Did you* not read that the One having made [them] from [the] beginning made them male and female?” (Matthew 19:4; ALT3). Back to Biden.
President Biden @POTUS
History made. Congratulations, @SecretaryPete — now let’s get to work building our nation’s infrastructure back better, creating good-paying, union jobs, and addressing the climate crisis. Feb 3, 2021
To comment, the “history made” is due to Pete supposedly being the first openly gay cabinet member. But in fact, Trump had one in his cabinet, Richard Grenell, the Acting Director of National Intelligence. But I guess he was only an “acting” cabinet member while Pete is a regular member, that makes him some kind of “first.”
But frankly, I am tired of hearing someone is the first this to do that. What matters is if the person is qualified for the job. In Pete’s case, his only claimed qualification to be Secretary of Transportation is he oversaw the filling of potholes as mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
On December 15, 2020, Biden announced he would nominate Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary. At 38, Pete would be one of the youngest cabinet secretaries. He will also be “historic” for an-other reason:
If he is confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Buttigieg will be the first openly gay person to serve as a cabinet secretary, shattering a barrier and contributing to Mr. Biden’s promise to make his administration “look like America.” Under President Trump, Richard Grenell, who is also openly gay, served as acting director of National Intelligence, a cabinet-level post. But he did not face Senate confirmation as the acting leader (NYT. Biden picks).
Fortunately, as Transportation Secretary, Pete will not be in a position that would enable him to push his radical LGBTQ agenda. But he did use the occasion of his nomination in that regard:
With Mr. Biden seated nearby during his remarks, Mr. Buttigieg recalled proposing to his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, in an airport terminal — “Don’t let anybody tell you that O’Hare isn’t romantic,” he joked — and thanked the president-elect for not wavering from the history-making nomination.
“I can’t help but think of a 17-year-old somewhere who might be watching us right now, somebody who wonders whether and where they belong in the world, or even in their own family, and I’m thinking about the message that today’s announcement is sending to them,” Mr. Buttigieg said (NYT. Buttigieg).
This LBGTQ agenda will be pushed in the Biden administration, as will be discussed as we proceed. Back to Biden. …
President Biden @POTUS
The Equality Act provides long overdue federal civil rights protections for LGBTQ+ Americans, preventing discrimination in our housing, education, public services, and lending systems. I urge Congress to swiftly pass this historic legislation. Feb 19, 2021
To comment, the so-called “Equality Act” is a dangerous piece of legislation with fare-reaching implications that go beyond “equality.” It does a lot more than Biden and the MSM are telling you. I discussed such previously in my comments about Biden’s LGBTQ agenda. I address the relevant issues in depth in my two-volume set God’s Sex Plan….
President Biden @POTUS
No one should be denied a roof over their head simply because of their gender identity. Today, @HUDgov took action to make that clear.
Apr 22, 2021.
LGBTQ Acceptance and Glorification
Biden has made himself the champion of the LGBTQ movement. To be clear, of course, anyone who identifies as being a part of this movement should have the same equal rights as the rest of us. The problem comes in is when LGBTQ identification is normalized or even worse, is glorified. That leads many more to proclaim they fit into one of these groups, just because it is the “in” thing to do. But long term, such an identification can cause psychological problems and much regret. I discuss such issues in my two-volume set God’s Sex Plan.
For example, the following are the results of a poll on my local newspaper’s website (Pittsburgh, PA area) on November 4, 2021.
With which of the following do you, yourself, identify? All answers are anonymous. Please select all that apply.
Heterosexual / Straight: 83%
Lesbian / Gay: 3%
I’m not sure: 2%
I prefer not to say: 9%
Based on 2,515,447 responses
Thus, those who identify as one of the LGBTQ identities together total just 9% of the readership. However, the readers of this website tend to be older, as other polls on the site have shown. But Newsmax, on its crawl, reported on November 8, 2021, that 30% of millennials identify as one of the LGBTQ identities.
Thus, it is clear, the younger generation thinks they are part of these groups much more often than the older generation. That is not due to a change in biology nor even due to just societal acceptance but due to societal glorification of these sinful behaviors. And yes, they are sin, along with being psychologically destructive, as I document in my Sex Plan books. Back to Biden. …
President Biden @POTUS
No one should ever be denied access to health care because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. That’s why today, we announced new protections from health care discrimination. To every LGBTQ+ American out there, I want you to know: the President has your back. May 10, 2020
To comment, access to normal healthcare everyone needs should of course be provided to all people. But doctors being forced to prescribe hormones or to cut off perfectly healthy body parts, knowing such does not solve the underlying psychological problems, is not healthcare. It is totalitarianism and will ruin individual lives and corrupt the culture….
President Biden @POTUS
Transgender rights are human rights — and the House made that clear today by passing the Equality Act. Now it’s time for the Senate to do the same. Feb 25, 2021
To comment, this disastrous piece of legislation should be called the Coercion Act, rather than the Equality Act. Because that is what it is about, forcing others to accept deviant behaviors as being normal, while destroying women’s rights, women’s sports, and religious freedom….
President Biden @POTUS
Transgender rights are human rights — and I’m calling on every American to join me in uplifting the worth and dignity of transgender Americans. Together, we can stamp out discrimination and deliver on our nation’s promise of freedom and equality for all. #TransDayofVisibility. Mar 31, 2021
To comment, not at the expense of religious liberty and women’s sports. But the “Equality Act” would destroy both. And the best thing we can do for those with gender dysphoria is to encourage them to get the psychiatric help they need to deal with the underlying mental problems leading to their gender dysphoria. For more on these and many related issues, see my two-volume set, God’s Sex Plan….
President Biden @POTUS
On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the message from the United States is clear: everyone deserves dignity and equality, no matter who they are or whom they love. We’re committed to advancing LGBTQ+ rights here at home and around the world. May 17, 2020
To comment, “the world” does not want us forcing our acceptance of sinful behaviors onto them….
President Biden @POTUS
I know folks have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, so Dr. Fauci and I hosted a YouTube Town Hall with Manny Mua, Brave Wilderness, and Jackie Aina to answer them. Make sure to tune in for the premiere: [9:13 video encouraging young people to get the vaccine] May 24, 2021
President Biden @POTUS
It’s incredibly important that young people get the COVID-19 vaccine — not only to protect themselves, but also their families, neighbors, and communities. Watch our full YouTube Town Hall on Vaccines here: [same 9:13 video] May 24, 2021
Vaccine Hesitancy and Gender Dysphoria
Once again, a good idea, but a less than ten-minute video is not going to convince the truly vaccine hesitant to get vaccinated. The much misinformation they have imbibed cannot be reversed in such short order fashion.
Moreover, using Fauci and a guy with makeup like a girl as a host is not going to draw in those of us on the right, who are the most vaccine hesitant. The mere fact that you used someone with gender dysphoria in this video shows that you are completely out of touch with the right.
I know those on the left like yourself celebrate transgender people, but those of us on the right recognize they are suffering with an obvious psychological problem and need help. I explain and document such is the case in my God’s Sex Plan books. But here, as such, we are not about to listen to such a person for health advice.
That was the problem here in PA for the first year of the pandemic. We had to listen to Richard/ Rachael Levine spout off Covid advice and restrictions, and most on the right just ignored him/ her. But I must thank you for allowing Levin to fail upward into your administration. Since you did, and we got a real and competent woman as Health Secretary, the Covid response here in PA has improved dramatically.
In any case, as soon as many on the right saw that person with gender dysphoria in the video, they would have shut it off. Again, you are out of touch with the right. That is why your every move is to divide America, not bring us together. It is also why no one is listening to you when it comes to the vaccines. You missed a chance here due to your need to promote your leftist ideology, rather than focusing on Covid.
I addition, you keep using Fauci for these Q&A videos. But no one on the right is listening to Flipflop Fauci anymore. Again, this shows how out of touch you are with those on the right, the very people you need to reach with this message.
Until you can find someone the right will trust and will actually answers people’s questions, rather than just repeating over and over again the vaccine are safe, you will not overcome vaccine hesitancy on the right, be it for the adults or their children.
I continued to watch, but only because of writing this book. As I did, I saw nothing that would convince parents to get their kids vaccinated, as you do not address the risk of side effects, like myocarditis (heart inflammation).
Watching this video was a waste of ten minutes, as it did not address a single reason why people are vaccine hesitant. Back to Biden.
Conclusion to Part One
I know some readers of this newsletter will say this issue is “too political” for a Christian newsletter. But the subject of the LGBTQ movement is not only political but moral. And those morals are directly opposite Christian morals. It is also a matter of competing worldviews.
The LGBTQ movement is based on fantasy, a denial of reality. It pushes the idea that a human being with a penis and XY chromosomes in every cell of his body simply needs to “identify” as female, and we are all supposed to go along with that self-deception, to the point of denying reality and calling an obvious male “she” or a singular person “they.”
Such ideas lead to ridiculous phrases I’ve seen in news articles lately, such as “her wife” (re: Brittany Griner) or “her male genitals” (re: Lia Thomas). But historical and Biblical marriage is between a man and a woman, and a woman does not have male genitals. But again, we are expected to go along with these reality denying ideas or risk being labeled “homophobes” or transphobes.”
Meanwhile, the Christian faith is based on reality, truth, and historical facts, like the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1Corinthians 15:1-7). But it was Jesus whom I quoted in this article who declared that marriage is between a man and woman and there are only two sexes, and they are created distinct and are not interchangeable.
What this means is, the LGBTQ movement, with its denial of reality, is on a collision course with the Christian faith, with its stand on reality. You cannot be pro-LGBTQ and a Christian. The two worldviews are inherently incompatible. These facts are documented in my two-volume set God’s Sex Plan.
But as for politics, a vote for a Democrat this fall is a vote for the LGBTQ agenda and for the oppression of Christians and others who refuse to submit to it. That is the reality of the matter. The leftist attitude towards submission to the LGBTQ agenda is “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.” But Christians must resist this Borg mentality and stand against this sinful and destructive movement. As the saying goes, “If you seem to be going in the same direction as everyone else, you’re probably going the wrong way” (see Matthew 7:13-14).
Part Two of this article will bring these issues into further focus.
References for Part One:
Scripture references are from:
Analytical-Literal Translation of the Old Testament: Volume I: The Torah. Copyright © 2012 by Gary F. Zeolla (www.Zeolla.org).
Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament: Third Edition. Copyright © 2012 by Gary F. Zeolla (www.Zeolla.org). Previously copyrighted © 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007 by Gary F. Zeolla.
Fox News. Biden executive order says schools should include transgender athletes in girls’ sports.
Fox News. Roman Catholic bishops alarmed by ‘misguided’ Biden executive order.
Fox News. Penn trans swimmer’s teammate speaks out as Lia Thomas smashes more records.
Independent Sentinel. Bio Male Lia Thomas Exposes Her Male Genitals in the Locker Room & Is Attracted to Women.
Insider. Brittney Griner's wife said final conversation with WNBA star was about how 'she didn't want to go back' to Russia.
NYP. Teammates say they are uncomfortable changing in locker room with trans UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas.
NYT. Biden picks Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary.
NYT. Buttigieg Recalls Discrimination Against Gay People, as Biden Celebrates Cabinet’s Diversity.
Trib Live/ AP. Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights.
Trib Live/ AP. Ohio becomes latest state to propose transgender sports ban’.
Joe Biden Tweets During the First Year of His Failing Presidency:
Reversing Trump, while Dividing and Destroying America
Trump Fights Back with Statements
Against the Lies of Joe Biden, Attacks from Dems, and the Bias of the Media, of Big Tech, and of the J6 Commission
President Donald J. Trump was banned from Twitter on January 8, 2021. But in mid-February 2021, now as a former President, he began to email Statements to the press under his “Save America” banner.
These Statements were often Trump fighting back against now President Joe Biden by exposing the disastrous nature of Biden’s policies and Biden’s attempts to blame Trump for the problems that Biden’s policies were creating.
The Statements also reflect Trump fighting back against the ongoing bias of the mainstream media (MSM) and of Big Tech and against the Dem-controlled Commission (which Trump calls the “Unselect Committee”) investigating the tragic events of January 6, 2021 (J6). Plus, he often reminds readers of his accomplishments as President, as compared to the failures of President Biden.
If you enjoyed reading Trump’s Tweets on Twitter until January 8, 2021 or are enjoying his Truths on Truth Social since April 29, 2022, then you should enjoy this book, as it fills in the gap with all of his email Statements issued between those dates.
Finally, Trump’s home in Florida, Mar-A-Lago, was raided by the FBI on August 8, 2022. They were reportedly looking for classified documents Trump had taken with him when he left the White House. The background to this raid and those documents is addressed in this book.
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Student Debt Transfer vs. The Substitutionary Atonement of Christ is a short
new article. Debt and sin are
always paid for. Forcing others to pay for students’ debts has bad results,
while having your sins paid for by Christ has good results.
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One Year Post Left Shoulder Surgery is a new update on
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almost fully recovered. But I cannot tell for sure due to not being able to
engage in full activities due to only being five weeks post-op on my right
shoulder. Plus, my
adductor is still problematic.
Rotator Cuff Injury 2.0: Part Four is a new page.
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patriotic picture of me with my sling. It then has a “Sling and Rehab Updates”
section. My rehab is going slowly but as planned.
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Rehab and Complaint Letter Updates” is
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new updates have been added to
Rotator Cuff Injury 2.0: Part Three.
I sent a complaint letter to the hospital concerning aspects of my recent
surgery I was not happy about. I overview my miserable weeks before and
post-surgery, and I had several questions for the surgeon at my first post-op
Rotator Cuff Injury 2.0: Part Three
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discusses my “Rotator Cuff Surgery 2.0,” along with the rough week I had
pre-surgery and rough weekend post-surgery.
ado, I am finally scheduled
for surgery on my right shoulder to fix a rotator cuff tear and other problems
in the shoulder on Friday, July 15, 2022. Prayers are appreciated that the
surgery and my recovery afterward all go well. For further details, see the
Surgery Scheduled for July 15.
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Again” and “Left Adductor Injury.” As I am waiting for approval for my surgery,
my training had been going well, until I injured my left adductor (inner thigh)
muscle. It is all so frustrating, as I explain the updates.
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