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I Want You All to Call Me Loretta

“Apparently Facebook just added 50 new ‘gender options,’ or something. From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.” – Well Spent Journey (via Facebook)


LORETTA: “I want to have babies.”
REG: “You want to have babies?”
LORETTA: “It’s every man’s right to have babies if he wants them.”
REG: “But… you can’t have babies.”
LORETTA: “Don’t you oppress me.”

I can’t help but be reminded of this piece by Carl Trueman, from September of last year: “In his poem Marmion, Sir Walter Scott famously commented on lying as follows: ‘Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive.’ It seems that this line was never more apposite than when it comes to the plastic politics of contemporary sexual identity.”

 

The Calvinist


See him at his trade.
Done. The plan is made.
Men will have his skills,
If the Father wills.

See him at his meal,
Praying now to feel
Thanks and, be it graced,
God in ev’ry taste.

See him with his child:
Has he ever smiled
Such a smile before,
Playing on the floor?

See him with his wife,
Parable for life:
In this sacred scene
She is heaven’s queen.

If I may borrow Justin Taylor’s observation, here is a beautiful reminder that “Calvinism is not an arcane point of theology but a tough-and-tender approach to all of life before the face of God.” Trust me: the ending will give you chills.