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The treatment of children is a defining issue for our generation: abortion, trans surgeries, and sexual abuse.

From The Federalist. The American ruling class and its apparatchiks are increasingly post-Christian. This is bad in all kinds of ways, but it does highlight the differences between Christianity and the ethos of our exploitative and incompetent elites. A telling example was recently provided by Kat Tenbarge, a tech and culture reporter for NBC News, who opened a rambling Twitter thread by declaring:

Kids frequently go to concerts with female pop stars who wear sexy outfits, perform suggestive dances, and sing lyrics about sex — the kids sing along, wear their merch, and copy their mannerisms. This is never seen as a problem but equivalent drag performances are. … The problem has never been kids exposed to sex or suggestiveness. …

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This “culture reporter” has apparently never met a social conservative. Despite Tenbarge’s (perhaps feigned) ignorance, millions of us object to all of this sexualization of children, and we work hard to shield our children from it. But the decades the left spent denouncing us as scolding, prudish killjoys were memory-holed as soon as this history inconvenienced the latest talking point. …

The people trying to hold the line now are mostly the same people who have been doing so for decades, and though they have rarely been victorious, they have often been vindicated. The abolition of long-standing sexual mores and obligations was supposed to make people freer and happier. But sexual liberation has brought misery, along with continued inequality and exploitation. The sexual revolution gave us less bliss and far more loneliness, suffering, and fatherlessness than promised. Even liberal feminists such as Michelle Goldberg of The New York Times are acknowledging the problems the sexual revolution has created, especially for women. …

Thus, though Christian belief and community are not necessary to apprehend truths about morality and human flourishing, they are often essential to helping people live by them. Christian virtue cannot be long sustained without belief. A culture of kindness and solidarity cannot be built upon the subjective whims of expressive individualism. For example, in the age of ultrasound, there is no denying the violence of abortion, but it is mostly Christians who have been willing to accept the limitations, from sex to economics, that it takes to protect developing human lives.

Christianity provides both moral and relational resources to resist pleasant-seeming temptations and apparently expedient evils. Of course, even the best Christians and churches are imperfect, and there are always false teachers and treacherous leaders, but these failures and betrayals should not dissuade Christians from proclaiming the truth regarding marriage, family, and sexuality. However, congregations that hope to retain their witness amid a hostile culture need to discipline their members lest the sort of slanders peddled by the likes of Tenbarge become true.

For Christianity to be a light shining in the darkness, Christians must distinguish between light and dark in doctrine and practice. It is no kindness to tell people, whether in or out of the church, that they are perfect the way they are and have nothing to repent of. Mercy presumes righteous judgment. We all know that this world is unjust, and if we are honest with ourselves, we know that we are part of the problem. …

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(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Susan CC
December 8, 2022

Jesus loves the little children.
All the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white
they are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

Ephesians 3: 14-21 Paul’s prayer for spiritual power

Dear Abba Father, please stop this attack on children. I believe every family in Heaven and on earth derives their purpose in You. I ask that out of the riches of Your Glory, we will be strengthened in our spirits and Christ will dwell in our hearts through faith. I pray You will root us and ground us in Your faithful love. I pray our children will be protected and cherished. Because You are able to do more than we can ask or imagine Lord, I am praying in confidence in the Name of Jesus, Your beloved Son, the Messiah. Amen

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Ken Rumbarger
December 7, 2022

While on one hand I understand why conservative Christians constantly defend “freedom of speech” for the sake of religious liberty, we live in a culture where Liberty has been exalted to an unmitigated good in itself. The celebrations of the anniversary of the Statue of Liberty a few years ago were jarringly similar to an account I read of Buddhists lavishing gifts on a giant statue of him. And I have never forgotten the woman in Tiananmen Square holding a mockup of Lady Liberty which she labeled, “Goddess of Democracy.” We are often blind to the functional idols in our own lives. Was she missing the point, or have we?

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    Tom
    December 8, 2022

    Lord God I pray for your grace on Ken to see how he is missing the point of you being the creator of all that we agree is good; means you know what is best for all of us and for us to doubt you deserve all our obeying in a conservative view of all the Bible; is to show us as ignorant rebel small children!

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Donald Vader
December 7, 2022

Father, help us to keep lifting our voices up against the evil schemes against our children and help us to be the change that is needed to make a difference for the children and helping them to turn away from the evil that has befallen them in the name of Jesus… Amen

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Darlene DeAngelis
December 7, 2022

Father God give us your army The Voice the strength the courage and boldness to stop this and it’s tracks when it has to do with innocent children Lord God we were innocent children we were inflicted by Broken adults that were broken children stop this once and for all Lord God expose it all free The Children they should not be prisoners of sick and demented evil schemes in Jesus name I pray

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