I Prayed have prayed
Father, we pray for Your children in the pride movement who have been manipulated and deceived by the enemy. Bring them back to You, God, and remind them who they truly are.

Analysis. Author Ken Blanchard once stated, “Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions.” Let me offer what I hope will be helpful information about something celebrated throughout America that is deceptive and dangerous.

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I’m speaking of seemingly “harmless” Gay Pride events promoted increasingly in our communities. Posters with families parading, multicolored flags, balloons, music and a festive atmosphere seem innocent and inviting but they camouflage something subtle and seductive that can short-circuit your children and young people’s lives.

A recent Gallup poll found that 7.1% of Americans now identify as LGBTQ—a 100% increase over 2012 and a 26% increase over 2021. What’s more alarming is that George Barna last year found that among those ages 18–24, a shocking 39% self-identify as LGBTQ. Gay pride events are a contributing factor.

In Washington D.C., Atlanta and Nashville, I’ve attended approximately 15 Pride events. My purpose was to extend love and engage broken, confused, lonely and even suicidal people who desperately seek someone who cares. They project the image of gaiety in coming together with their LGBTQ “family” reinforcing their homosexual, lesbian and transgender “alternative lifestyle.”

Danger Ahead
Recently in as far away a place as Pine County, Minnesota, preparations were underway with posters proclaiming the upcoming gay pride event. As the old Neil Diamond song said, “Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies and everyone goes,” right?

Not so fast.

Seems like one of the featured headliners was actually a man using a female name, taking on a drag identity! Looking deeper it was discovered that he’s an amateur pornographer whose film depicts incest fantasies with his “little brother” which by the way is a serious crime worthy of 10 years in prison.

The featured performer is also a self-proclaimed Satanist who raised donations for the Satanic Temple.

Family Friendly?

Last week, D.C. Talk’s (Christian rock trio) Kevin Max (whose teen daughter proclaimed she’s now a lesbian), proudly endorsed Gay Pride events. At the same time, rapidly declining and increasingly LGBTQ promoting USA Today featured a half-page article entitled, “Do Pride events need to be family friendly?” The homosexual who wrote the promotional piece wants to abolish the “double standard” allowing straight folks to be affectionate in public while gays face “bigotry and discrimination.”

Steven Porter, who wrote the USA Today piece, said, “So when someone says Pride should be family friendly, they often are trying to sanitize queer spaces without recognizing that their sanitizer was formulated by the very same heteronormativity (whatever that is?!) that Pride exists to reject. Our rituals of celebration and protest have never been about pursuing palatability. They have always been about making ourselves visible and asserting the dignity that society has sought to withhold.”

The author makes room for those who choose not to come to Pride events, comparing it to not participating in St. Patrick’s Day parades. “Not every parade needs to be a comfortable space for each and every nuclear family.”

My Experiences

Gay Pride events began with a day then a weekend then a week and then Obama with his “fundamental transformation of America” made his proclamation establishing June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.”

Now we have Biden’s Official White House Proclamation:

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Pride Month 2022.” In his shocking statement, he tells us that “transgender affirmative healthcare” is now a human right and we are to guard against “dangerous” legislation opposed to it (namely laws being introduced that protect our children from hormones, puberty blockers, drugs and life-altering surgery removing girls’ breasts and boys’ genitalia without parental consent at taxpayers’ expense).

His intention with the radicalized “progressives” is to eventually criminalize those upholding traditional morality on sexuality, marriage and family.

Strolling the grounds and mingling with the crowds at a gay pride event, I guard my eyes from anything unclean and believe God for “divine appointments.” I follow my spiritual radar and, like Jesus noticed Nathaniel “under the fig tree” (John 1:48), I look for individuals who look sad or are by themselves.

I’ll not sugarcoat or “sanitize” what takes place and Pride events vary in what happens. Things intensify as night falls just as Jesus explained (John 3:19-20) as they “parade their sin like Sodom” (Isa. 3:9 EHV).

There can be blushing attire, nudity, profanity, drag queens, debauchery, drugs, drunkenness and overt displays of sensuality that is brazen and unashamed. Vendors and booths feature graphic literature and propaganda intended to educate and entice especially unsuspecting, easily influenced youth.

And, of course, there are “Christian” ministers and their smiling assistants seducing the unsuspecting to attend one of their “welcoming, inclusive, nonjudgmental” services.

“The prudent man sees danger and hides himself; the fool goes on and suffers for it” (Prov.22:3).

5 Action Steps
Communicating the transformative message of the gospel is a directive, not an elective. But it’s not necessarily God’s will for everyone to evangelize at gay pride events. There are levels of maturity in the Christian experience and we must take into consideration pitfalls, parental counsel and pastoral accountability.

So, here are five ways to be involved using the acronym P.R.I.D.E.:

P – Pray at the event or remain behind the scenes interceding for the workers and those God wants to reach.

R – Relate wisely and compassionately to rejected, abused people for whom Jesus died and whom Satan has deceived.

I – Invest time in advance being equipped to help broken people understand forgiveness and the freedom found in Jesus Christ . (Check out the five 20-minute FREE “Loving Lifestyle Evangelism” videos on YouTube today.)

D – Demonstrate God’s love in practical ways to connect with people (giving water, listening attentively, loving their child).

E – Evangelize those the Holy Spirit directs you to in order to help them find pardon for their sins and put them on the path to abundant and eternal life!

Here’s the Deal: Remember that multitudes drift into the LGBTQ lifestyle because of fatherlessness and neglect or abuse from a dad. Those ensnared in this lifestyle represent a major mission field of hurting people searching and desperate for relationship with the living God. A woman in our former Atlanta church lived as a lesbian for 42 years until she heard the gospel; now she reaches out to multitudes.

Will you join with us, aware that “the mass of humanity live lives of quiet desperation”?

How are you praying for those who have been deceived by the pride movement? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

Larry Tomczak is a cultural commentator of 46 yrs, Intercessors for America board member, best-selling author and a public policy advisor with Liberty Counsel. His innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see www.bullseyechallenge.com). Hear his weekly podcast here. Photo Credit: William Fonteneau on Unsplash.

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Darlene Estlow
June 20, 2022

Father, thank you for those who reach out in this way to the Pride parades. Give them wisdom and discernment. Direct them to divine appointments and bless their words , if only a seed is planted. We ask for delliverance for those participating in the parades. And Father, may we be faithful topray for these lost souls and may we reach out to those around us with the love of Christ.

June 20, 2022

FATHER GOD please deliver Obama and Biden and their families from sexually deviant lifestyles. YOUR WORD says how can two walk together except they be agreed? FATHER GOD, they support these deviant lifestyles so strongly I believe that they MUST be involved in these practices. Please send YOUR laborers to these and other government families involved in these lifestyles and in child trafficking so they will be set free from the devil! Open our eyes to the devices of the devil all across our land and teach us how to pray to set all of these captives to satan free once and for all! Please deliver and protect and set free all trafficked children,, and expose all of those involved in it in JESUS MIGHTY NAME! Amen!

June 20, 2022

The first time I heard of a gay parade I lived in Chicago and was in my late 20s in 1978 or 1979. They blocked off the side streets as the parade came down Broadway Street. I was driving down the side street with cars behind me when they blocked off the intersection and we were all stuck. We couldn’t back up or go forward until the parade was over. I was not born again yet and was still appalled at what I saw and heard. It was the most filthy scenes I had ever witnessed. They were doing sexual acts on floats and yelling obscenities to men and boys on the sidelines. Remember this is when most gays were still in the closet except at events like this parade. I pray for their deliverance from satan and his demons who desire to take them to hell. This group of people are not happy or peaceful. They can’t be because they are demonized. Currently I would only attend any of these events if GOD told me to. HE sent HIS WORD and healed them and delivered them from all of their destructions! FATHER GOD I bind satan and his demons off of and out of every person calling themselves gay, trans, or identifying by any other sexually deviant term. Please send YOUR angels to surround and help them to be delivered. Please set them free in JESUS NAME! Amen!

Roxanne Rice
June 19, 2022

Thank you, Larry, for your compassionate and insightful article. You share many of the thoughts I have had about people trapped in this destructive and unhappy lifestyle.

By and large, the church has forgotten (or, dare I say it, never knew) the power of the gospel to deliver. For many, the story of Jesus is just a nice, happy idea, with words of peace, joy, and heaven, but nothing more. This whole nation, and indeed the whole church, needs to see the mighty transforming power of Jesus, His cross and resurrection.

Thank you for sharing.

Susan CC
June 19, 2022

When Jesus healed the WHOLE crowd of people following Him, He warned them not to reveal who He was. This was to fulfill Isaiah’s prophesy…”Here is My Servant, whom I have chosen, My beloved, in whom My soul delights. I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear His voice in the streets. A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish till He leads justice to victory. In His name the nations will put their hope.”
Isaiah 42:1-9 and Matthew 12:18-21

“Those ensnared in this lifestyle represent a major mission field of hurting people searching and desperate for relationship with the living God. ”

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray these crowds of people, gathering in the name of Pride, will be released from their snare. They have not yet realized they desperate need for You. We have a Savior, His Name is Jesus Christ. You chose Him, He is Your beloved, in whom Your soul delights. Please Lord, put Your Spirit into this prideful group so that THEY will proclaim justice to the nations. Please Lord, draw them to Jesus so their hope is in HIM alone! I ask this for Your Glory and our good. Amen

Kari Whited
June 19, 2022

I appreciate your article very much! As a former prisoner to the deception of homosexuality, when I lived in California I was surrounded by those who supported the gay lifestyle. Thankfully the Lord did show me the way out as He uncovered that I had been sexually abused by my own dad and other men. I had no idea until flashbacks started… And the last 30 years have been a progressive journey of learning the truth about Who God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit are! And the truth of who I am in Christ! Hallelujah!!!
May the Lord continue to protect you and all those who are reaching out to this particular group! 🙏🙏🙏

    Jessica Renshaw
    June 19, 2022

    Dear Kari, thank you for your courage and honesty in sharing your story and for the hope it will give others wrestling with or enslaved by these spirits.

      June 20, 2022

      Kari, your story is indeed uplifting and courageous – I agree with Jessica that it will surely give others hope!

      God bless you!

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