“We wrestle, not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians nearly 2,000 years ago perfectly describes the battle being waged today for the soul of America. Nowhere is this more clearly evidenced than in the Left’s aggressive push to sexualize our young people. In the much touted and highly anticipated Disney film “Lightyear “there was a lesbian kiss that had nothing to do with the storyline. Then why put it in? Many parents protested by staying away from the theatres opening weekend (not enough, it still finished number 2 at the box office).The blowback to ‘the kiss’ prompted Chris Evans, the voice of Buzz Lightyear, to accuse any parent who wants to protect their young ones from Hollywood’s filth, as being narrow-minded and moronic.
This is no doubt Disney’s response to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Parental Rights in Education bill; the one radical activists refer to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. How dare parents object to having their five and six-year-olds being introduced to highly sexualized material in the classroom?
Michigan’s attorney general has gone one better. Speaking recently at a civil rights summit in Lansing, Dana Nessel, the state’s first openly homosexual AG said, according to the Detroit News’s Craig Mauger, that “drag queens make everything better. Drag queens are fun. There should be drag queens in every school.” To which Republican AG hopeful Matt DePerno said “students in the third grade are behind on their reading, our test scores are some of the worst in the country thanks to these disastrous Covid lockdowns and she calls for drag queens for kindergartners.”
Talk about ‘coming out’ for kids.
Recently, the Mr. Misster Gay nightclub in North Dallas drew some controversy after images surfaced of children watching and tipping drag queens. There is no socially redeeming quality to any of this. It is pure unadulterated evil. There is war against innocence in today’s America. We Christians know who’s behind it. We know what Party is promoting it and we need to stop it in its tracks.
The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe vs. Wade has set the anti-life forces spinning out of control. They are hysterical because the people, through their elected representatives, will get to decide the issue state by state, as they should have been allowed to do in the first place. Here in New York State, lawmakers are once again attempting to codify abortion and other rights into the state constitution via a constitutional amendment. Politico reports that support for such a deal may not happen this year, meaning if the Legislature were to proceed with the first approval of an amendment next year, it wouldn’t be on the ballot until 2025. Supporters had hoped to get it on the ballot in 2024.
There was a recent poll showing belief in God slipping a few points from where it was only five years ago. Therein lies the crust of the problem. The Gallup Values and Beliefs poll found that 81% of U.S adults believe in God, a new low after slipping 6 percentage points from 87% in 2017. In contrast, about 17% of Americans said they don’t believe in a higher being. According to the survey, young adults (18-29) and political liberals saw the largest decline in faith, falling “10 or more percentage points” compared with previous Gallup polls. About 62% of liberals said they believe in God, compared with 68% of young adults and 72% of Democrats. Belief in God has remained steady and was highest among conservatives (94%) and Republicans (92%). Most other groups saw a modest decline in faith, though it has remained largely unchanged among conservatives and married adults.
Our nation has turned away from God and has sought its own way. And history has shown, that always leads to trouble. But the Old Testament provides America with a way back to greatness; and it doesn’t include following a politician.
Our Lord, speaking through the prophet Ezra, made a similar offer to a wayward Israel which is recorded in II Chronicles 7:14: “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Are we Americans able to sufficiently humble ourselves? Let’s hope enough of us can, for the benefit of ourselves and our nation.