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The woke, anti-life movement is not unique to the United States. It is a problem that Christians everywhere have to deal with. A spirit of death, lies and transformation that is infecting every nation on the Earth.
A graduate in psychology and faithful believer, Christian Cortez Perez found this out first hand. The university's School of Medicine and Psychology at The Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexicali, Mexico, attempted to strip Perez of his diploma and awards that he had earned as a student.
His crime? To give a pro-life, pro-family speech as the top graduate of his class, which he earned through hard work, dedication and a commitment to Godly principles and values.
While there was nothing a rational person would describe as hateful in Perez's speech, his professors and university staff labeled it "hate speech" and several walked out with students who disagreed with his stance on life and family.
In the targeted speech, Perez shared, "Today we are deep into a real anthropological struggle to redefine the human being, the human person, man, through the implementation of ideologies and fashions of thought that always end up undermining dignity and freedom."
Quoting the English writer and theologian G.K. Chesterton he continued, "'People do not know what they are doing; because they do not know what they are undoing.' To attack life and the family is to self-destruct, it is an attack on civilization itself. You have to love; no one seeks the good of the other if he does not love him."
This situation describes perfectly the prophetic words of Paul in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and 4:2-3. Perez is rebuking the worldly phenomenon of redefining gender, and the practice of child sacrifice which is abortion.
But his words fell on deaf ears. These are lovers of themselves who have accepted false doctrine of the world, not of God. As 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, "For the time will come when people will not endure sound doctrine, but they will gather to themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, having itchy ears, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn to myths."
Perez displayed graciousness when the university dismissed the call to have his license to practice psychology and degree withdrawn. "I am overjoyed that the university has recognized that I committed no wrong in exercising my free speech rights to speak about issues of profound moral concern from the graduation podium," he shared.
His legal counsel echoed this sentiment, but also called to light the importance of free speech not only on a university level, but on all levels of social interaction.
"While it is very unfortunate that Christian had to go through this completely inappropriate ordeal, let this be a clear signal to all that students have the right to voice their views in a public university. Free speech is fundamental for flourishing intellectual life both in and beyond school," declared Carlos Ramirez, Perez's lead lawyer.
This trend will only continue for Christians as time moves forward. But being strong and courageous, as the Lord commands, will see believers worldwide claim the victory in Christ.
James Lasher is a Copy Editor for Charisma Media.
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