Innocent Children on Front Lines of Raging Culture War

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Innocent Children on Front Lines of Raging Culture War
By Linda Harvey

Children are being thrust into the spotlight these days amid the raging clash of cultures. An element of consent exists for some, but tragically, not for all.

In Twin Falls, Idaho, a 5-year-old girl suffered a devastating assault by three Muslim boys who lured her into a laundry room and sexually assaulted her, orally and anally. And filmed it.

The trial is over, and the boys received no jail time. None, only probation, and the judge issued a gag order on the case. It’s being called a travesty and another evidence of the lawlessness of courts that defer to the unjust influence of Islamic Shariah law principles and Muslim muscle in America.

But some children are being victimized in another way, “celebrated” and publicized for their overt sexualization. For confused, neglected children, this might be one heartbreaking way to get adult attention.

An 8-year-old boy in Canada is being lauded on homosexual sites because he identifies as a “drag queen.” That’s a male performer who is a female impersonator.

Eight years old. It’s agonizing to watch him being shoved into an X-rated adult world – and filmed for all to watch.

His parents enthusiastically approve. Such extremes in child behavior usually have a baseline in whatever’s going on with the parents.

Parents are often losing it – losing touch with virtue, discernment and reality, that is, and the responsibility that comes with parenting, a precious stewardship entrusted to us by God over His small, vulnerable human creatures.

We are too often messing this up badly.

So are governments. Canada just passed a law where parents can lose custody of a child if they do not approve of that child’s gender identity delusions.

Life is not a joke, and we need to tell these radical bureaucrats. Families get one chance. If you risk a child’s well-being in body, mind and soul either through corruption, experimentation, abuse or neglect, it’s often impossible to repair the damage.

The New York Times believes there are two sides to the debate on the gruesome Muslim practice of female genital mutilation, where parts of a child’s genitalia are amputated:

“Some worry the case is stoking anti-Muslim sentiment, though cutting is not in the Quran or practiced in many Muslim societies. And some Bohras who oppose cutting nonetheless feel the defendants are being unfairly demonized for a practice endorsed by their religion’s leadership.”

There’s truly nothing to debate here. If anti-Muslim sentiment arises over this, then if the shoe fits, wear it. FGM is always wrong. Those who practice it should be exposed and shamed, and it should always be outlawed and punished in any nation that honors women.

But we actually aren’t honoring women in America as long as we sexualize them early, mutilate their genitals, indoctrinate some into lesbian practices, convince others that they should pose as males and use others in sexual images to be enjoyed by debauched adults.

And still other females are aborted before they ever breathe their first breath.

The explosion of child pornography and sex trafficking signals a level of depravity most of us can hardly fathom, and yet millions seek out and view images of children being abused. Thank God, some high-profile arrests have been made in recent years, but much more needs to be done.

And praise the Lord for activists like Lori Handrahan, who’s working hard to draw political attention to this child-endangering trend.

God can engineer impossible repairs, of course, for those who are truly repentant and for the damaged and broken-hearted who turn to Him.

But these days, it looks like He is sometimes letting consequences be consequences. Maybe it’s because we grown-ups know better. We have been blessed beyond all historical precedent in Western, Judeo-Christian nations. When things go awry, we have few excuses.

Abortion is the ultimate betrayal. If we discard the fruit of the womb, then God often grants our choice with the unwitting outcome of empty lives devoid of fruit.

For causes in America, we can look first at the Christian church. Yes, there is still a lot of hope. But there is also an astonishing amount of brokenness, compromise and rebellion. And I’m talking about the adults. Children become the collateral damage.

Let’s face it: Even church-influenced kids seem more troubled than ever. Too many become enslaved at an early age to base impulses: anger, ungodly entertainment, sex, gluttony, drugs – the list goes on.

Of course, the good news is that not all households breed predators, deceivers or addicts. But one trend is acting like kerosene on this fire, and it’s the disposal of truth. And self-declared believers are going along with this.

A recent article on the Christian satire site Babylon Bee perfectly illustrates the trajectory of fantasy: “Man Identifying as 6-Year-Old Crushes Game-Winning Homer in Tee-Ball Championship.”

And speaking of athletics, a freshman high-school boy in Connecticut who pretends to be a female has won two state track competitions, running as a girl.

Where there is no truth, there is no authenticity. Living a lie can get real old, real fast. Shouldn’t children learn first to honor and welcome reality?

Yet we are seeing another trend: young Christian heroes and heroines. One young female soccer player just withdrew from the U.S. soccer team after they announced plans to don rainbow “gay pride” T-shirts. Jaelene Hinkle cited personal reasons, but proudly displays Colossians 3:23 on her Twitter account: “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”

This young woman symbolizes the hope the Lord promises, that no matter how dark the night,”… those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31).”

Let’s keep praying for our children – and for ourselves as parents.

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"This young woman symbolizes the hope the Lord promises, that no matter how dark the night,”… those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31).”

Let’s keep praying for our children – and for ourselves as parents
."

Amen!

I never underestimate the power of prayer. So many times, when things looked really dark and hopeless it was so tempting for me to just stop praying. But, I didn't, and God answered wonderfully, usually at the very last minute. I've learned that I must not give in to fear for what is unseen is more powerful than what is seen, that is God. For while there seems to be nothing coming together, God is putting something together and because of His faithful character I can have hope and trust, because God (not man) is wholly dependable and faithful.

There has been a battle for my kids that I've seen since they were young and God has faithfully provided and helped over and over. Much of that battle has been fought on my knees and I believe was making impact even though I wasn't seeing the results at the time. But, very interestingly I did have quite an attempt to shut that prayer life down. Someone very close to me in my family, whom I love and have a close family bond with, specifically communicated for me to stop praying (and reading my bible). It was uncanny how it came about, what was said and the timing. So much so I felt that the enemy was directly communicating through this person. It was through just the right relationship and person that there was great danger that I would allow emotional reactions and pain take over and actually cut that desire to pray.

I cannot tell you how the sorrow, grief, confusion and even depression weighed me down, and honestly my prayers sometimes were like a whisp. But, in that darkness, in that seemingly hopeless place, I had to choose to trust God and keep bringing my kids and people before Him in prayer. I had to choose to remember that God is faithful, I had to remember how He has wonderfully helped in the past. I had to stop looking at the darkness and get my eyes back on Him and His Word which says not to fear and that God is in control.

What I didn't know at the time was the people that God sent to speak into my children's lives, the protection of my kids from those who brought guns and knives to school, the guidance (through my kid's desires) to places where values were upheld and my kids could grow and even adults at school pointing to the Word through their lives, the help granted for many of my kid's friends who were going through tumultuous times in their lives in response to a praying parent covering her kids and her kid's friends, and their families, and their neighborhoods. My kids know that their friends and acquaintances are prayed for and they have seen the results of that.....a faithful God who listens to the prayers of those who seek Him for help.

You know what, He has come through, He's working and I'm seeing God's work in progress. After seeing God's faithful answer to prayers after experiencing a real pressure to stop praying I now understand with experiential knowledge that our enemy does NOT want people praying to God. Do you know why? Prayer cuts into his territory, prayer, simple, humble requests and praising God, powerfully counters the evil intended by our enemy. If one determines to pray consistently be ready for some reactions and know that just means there's an enemy that's not happy, because God is responding.

This world is dark and increasingly scary, but I have seen that God is light and mightily powerful who is quick to hear the prayers of His children. :pray




Edited to add a whole mountain of text. :lol
 
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Watchman35

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Due to that residual sinful nature that remains in my flesh, it is sometimes challenging to identify when truly righteous anger from the Lord rises up in me. That self-righteous crud tends to get mixed in. That said, I cannot help but think that the people responsible for subjecting kids to this kind of evil stuff make our God very, very angry. I am glad I won't be anywhere close by when they are held to account at the Great White Throne, if they refuse to repent and seek the Lord's forgiveness.
 

Love His Appearing

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"This young woman symbolizes the hope the Lord promises, that no matter how dark the night,”… those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31).”

Let’s keep praying for our children – and for ourselves as parents
."

Amen!

I never underestimate the power of prayer. So many times, when things looked really dark and hopeless it was so tempting for me to just stop praying. But, I didn't, and God answered wonderfully, usually at the very last minute. I've learned that I must not give in to fear for what is unseen is more powerful than what is seen, that is God. For while there seems to be nothing coming together, God is putting something together and because of His faithful character I can have hope and trust, because God (not man) is wholly dependable and faithful.

There has been a battle for my kids that I've seen since they were young and God has faithfully provided and helped over and over. Much of that battle has been fought on my knees and I believe was making impact even though I wasn't seeing the results at the time. But, very interestingly I did have quite an attempt to shut that prayer life down. Someone very close to me in my family, whom I love and have a close family bond with, specifically communicated for me to stop praying (and reading my bible). It was uncanny how it came about, what was said and the timing. So much so I felt that the enemy was directly communicating through this person. It was through just the right relationship and person that there was great danger that I would allow emotional reactions and pain take over and actually cut that desire to pray.

I cannot tell you how the sorrow, grief, confusion and even depression weighed me down, and honestly my prayers sometimes were like a whisp. But, in that darkness, in that seemingly hopeless place, I had to choose to trust God and keep bringing my kids and people before Him in prayer. I had to choose to remember that God is faithful, I had to remember how He has wonderfully helped in the past. I had to stop looking at the darkness and get my eyes back on Him and His Word which says not to fear and that God is in control.

What I didn't know at the time was the people that God sent to speak into my children's lives, the protection of my kids from those who brought guns and knives to school, the guidance (through my kid's desires) to places where values were upheld and my kids could grow and even adults at school pointing to the Word through their lives, the help granted for many of my kid's friends who were going through tumultuous times in their lives in response to a praying parent covering her kids and her kid's friends, and their families, and their neighborhoods. My kids know that their friends and acquaintances are prayed for and they have seen the results of that.....a faithful God who listens to the prayers of those who seek Him for help.

You know what, He has come through, He's working and I'm seeing God's work in progress. After seeing God's faithful answer to prayers after experiencing a real pressure to stop praying I now understand with experiential knowledge that our enemy does NOT want people praying to God. Do you know why? Prayer cuts into his territory, prayer, simple, humble requests and praising God, powerfully counters the evil intended by our enemy. If one determines to pray consistently be ready for some reactions and know that just means there's an enemy that's not happy, because God is responding.

This world is dark and increasingly scary, but I have seen that God is light and mightily powerful who is quick to hear the prayers of His children. :pray




Edited to add a whole mountain of text. :lol
As a fellow praying mom, I love your reply so much and I am awfully glad that you added that mountain of text. :)
 
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