Guest Blogger: Ps Tim Cairns on the Subject of Gradualism in Australia.

Ps Tim Cairns is the Senior Pastor of the Vines Community Church. He posted a comment on my Facebook Page recently on Gradualism. I invited him to submit a blog on the topic. Here it is:


Gradualism is a process where small, imperceptible changes are made to reach a goal that might not be approved of if the change was made in one revolutionary action. It is a process relied on by the political ideology of social liberalism. Social liberalism believes the good of the community is harmonious with the freedom of the individual.

Take, for example, the issue of bathroom (includes showers, and change rooms) use by transgender individuals. Social liberalism says that giving these individuals the freedom and the right to choose which bathrooms they use will benefit the community as a whole.

It wasn’t that long ago when an 18-year-old student with male genitalia, changing or showering with 12-year-old girls would have been charged with indecent exposure, at the very least. Now, many of the people who would have dragged the person out of the shower are shouting that the person should be able to choose. And they will shame, insult and denounce anyone who says differently.

This is proof of the effectiveness of gradualism as used by social liberalism. Somehow, society has had its eyes taken off the rights of the majority, not to be exposed to inappropriate sexual images, and placed on the rights of the individual to shower where they feel most comfortable.

Our society is changing, but each of those changes is small, subtle and barely noticeable. It’s not until we look back and see what we’ve changed from that we can notice how large the overall change is. I know a guy who, 50 years ago, if he saw a homosexual, would have bashed him. Just a few years ago, he and his wife went to Sydney to enjoy the spectacle of the gay and lesbian Mardis Gras. Over 50 years he was changed from open, violent hostility toward homosexuals to open support for them.

Some of the changes our society has gone through are good, necessary changes. It’s never OK to bash a person just because you don’t like their lifestyle. That’s a good change. Some of the changes are not good and many, small, not good changes over a long time period can take us places we never thought we would go.

We don’t know all the power brokers of the social liberalism movement. We don’t know what their agenda is. We don’t know where all the changes will take us. It is somewhat scary to read, though, that an influential member amongst the gay rights activists, Gary Dowsett, wrote the article found here:

In the article Professor Dowsett outlines three goals he believes social liberalism should achieve through gradualism: “custody rights for gay men and lesbians; the legal right of paedophiles and their young loves; and finally the sexual right of children as a whole.” He says that the “current paedophilia debate then is crucial to the political process of the gay movement: paedophiles need our support …”

The term “paedophiles” refers only to people with a sexual attraction to pre-pubescent children. It is clear that the professor is referring to these children since he says that a parent cuddling, breastfeeding, and bathing their child is very similar to a paedophile/child relationship in terms of love and nurture.

I’m sure that none of us would ever support the legal right for paedophilia. But then, how many Germans ever thought they would be supporting and participating in the death of six million Jews when they first supported Hitler?

We support small changes that we believe are good but we don’t know the real agenda of the power brokers. How do we draw a line when all someone wants to do is give someone else the same rights as another person? How do we say no to a change when we have already accepted it, just in a slightly different scenario? How do we stop the loss of the innocence of our children when our focus is on protecting the rights of the individual who will be the one to take that innocence away?

This blog is not about the rights or wrongs of homosexuality or transgender bathrooms. It is to help people become aware of the changes that have been wrought by gradualism. It is to open our eyes to the changes that social liberalism will bring through gradualism. Hopefully it will help us draw a line before it is too late to say no.


Ps Tim Cairns.

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6 replies

  1. Peter, I think if you dig deeper you will find that it ties back into a neo-marxist feminist agenda with the aim of the destruction of the family and Christian values. You see it all around with extreme feminists in media, education, and senior Government positions.

    In 1984 a then Russian KGB agent defected and recorded an interview, it is worth watching:

    All that it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to stand by and do nothing. There are many who will support you.

    God Bless,,

  2. Concept is great, the problem is gradualism itself… No one knows where to draw the line because the next step is seemingly as innocent as the last and there is no apparent “tipping point”.
    Once upon a time Womens bathing suits actually covered the parts that are being shown off today, but where along that timeline between neck to knee and today’s garments did the line need to be drawn? Hindsight is a wonderful thing, until it’s too late to go back.

    • If they knew the Bible then I believe they would know the “tipping point” Linda, or at least have a good idea where it was.

      It’s disappointing that’s this is also going on in the Church, but as Hosea said:

      My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;
      because you have rejected knowledge,
      I reject you from being a priest to me.
      And since you have forgotten the law of your God,
      I also will forget your children.

  3. We really need to understand how crucial our upcoming election is in the issue of the door being opened on changing marriage as God ordained…Once we allow this door to be opened , this will be just the beginning… There will be no stopping these other evil agendas being put forward as normal.The horse will have bolted …It is IMPERATIVE we be very careful how we vote…As Gods people we must stand in the truth of Gods Word and cry out to God on behalf of our precious children..Keep putting it out there , making it known the truth about where we are heading if we take this path..May God help us to SEE and WAKE UP before it is too late for our great nation..There are so many subtle changes taking place this very moment in many spheres of our life to slowly boil us in the warm pot…

    • “Once we allow this door to be opened”!

      This didn’t happen out of the blue. What are some of the steps on the way:

      o- The sexual revolution (in the 60s?) where fornication became “acceptable”
      o- Then the married wanted the same opportunities so we had the introduction of easy divorce
      (and of course some religious organisations started dropping their standards allowing divorced adulterers to re-marry and even (re)join the ministry)
      o- We had fornicators’ sinful relationships legally recognised as “defacto”
      o- We had homosexuality decriminalised
      o- We have a Relationship Register where any two people are “recognised as ‘de facto partners’ for the purposes of most legislation in NSW” (naturally this included homosexuals)
      and maybe a few more,

      and now we need to keep the door closed?

      Yes we do, but don’t we have five decades of doors we allowed to open to get closed as well?

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