“Furry!” It sounds so cute doesn’t it? The word makes me think of a little dog with too much fur that cuddles up next to me. That may be what comes to your mind as well, but that isn’t at all what a “furry” in 2022 looks like. In a world that has rejected a Creator God, a furry is now just one more step toward humanities dark secular entropy.
So What is going on?
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking at a Christian school fundraising event in rural Missouri. There were around 150 people in attendance and over $50,000 was raised that night! As I was speaking that evening I mentioned that in many of America’s public schools their were children who were now dressing up as animals. Some of these children attend school on leashes, while others who identify as cats hiss and use a liter box. After my speaking was over I received a phone call from a man who couldn’t believe what I had said. He said that “there was no way that this was going on in public schools.” Honestly, he had the same reaction that I had when I first heard it as well. It is hard to believe that this is actually taking place.
The Transgender Movement (The Gateway)
The transgender movement teaches the idea that a person can be trapped in a biological body that doesn’t actually fit their true gender. In other words, “gender” is completely separated from “biology.” A child born with a penis might actually be a girl. It really just depends how they feel. Girls likewise shouldn’t determine whether or not they are a girl, just because they were born with a vagina. Again, feelings are the key to all of this and some may just be non-binary or gender fluid depending upon how they feel that day. It really is gender chaos. Maybe we can encapsulate this thought by saying, “I feel therefore I am.” The furry situation is just a further evolution of this wicked, perverse ideology that brainwashes children to believe things that are false. In Carl Trueman’s book Strange New World he says, “the modern self assumes the authority of inner feelings and sees authenticity as defined by the ability to give social expression to the same. The modern self also assumes that society at large will recognize and affirm this behavior. Such a self is defined by what is called expressive individualism.”1 The furry movement is just one more natural progression of the transgender movement that says “I feel therefore I am.” Expressive individualism must take into account the unregenerate heart of man. Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” This is where the human heart goes without God. Romans 1:21-23 says, “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.” Weird huh?
What Should You Do?
If your children are in a public school setting where this is allowed, do not allow them to be forced to affirm this type of behavior. To affirm this goes against civilized society and Christian conscience. Our children should be taught to speak the truth in love to their classmates. Our children should also be taught that they should not compromise truth. We live in a culture today, much like Daniel faced when he lived in Babylon. Daniel is a perfect picture of a man devoted to the Kingdom of God. Under three different Kings we hear stories of his faithfulness in difficult situations. Read Daniel to your children. “Stories like that make a man walk straight. Stories like that make a man grow bold.”
Where is it leading?
You may not like it, but I can tell you. When we read the book of Leviticus we see a progression in sexual sin. Leviticus deals with an assortment of perversions including incest, homosexuality and bestiality. I believe that the furry movement is heading in exactly that direction. It won’t be long into the future when children who are allowed to grow up acting like animals will also be “marrying” animals. Mark my words, this will be coming if it’s not already here and I am just unaware of it. After all, If society agrees with me that I am how I feel, then why can’t I marry an animal? It’s sick, It’s sad, It’s society in 2022. The only hope for man’s wicked heart is the gospel. Continue to preach it, even if you get barked at.
–Scriptures taken from the ESV Translation
- Carl Trueman, Strange New World, Page 22.