Albert Mohler: The Provocative Act of the House

The House of Representatives has just passed a new rule—and, no, it has nothing to do with impeachment.

The new rule—championed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi—establishes guidelines for language related to gender for the 177th Congress.

I’m going to read a portion exactly as it is found in the House Resolution: “In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, strike, ‘father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law ….” And the list goes on and on.

What you just heard is a disaster—an assault upon creation and an assault on the English language, and yet it’s now the rule of the United States House of Representatives.

There will be no more brothers and sisters, only “siblings.” There will be no more mothers and fathers, only “parents.”

Christians have to understand that complicity in this kind of intentional confusion will come with consequences. It’s not merely a word game.

The House cannot change nature, but it can—and has—set our nation’s official discourse at war with nature.