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Analysis. A California mom recently went viral for speaking out against her kids’ school, which was hosting a “family friendly” Halloween drag show. 

One woman speaks at one meeting — and the whole nation is paying attention.

She stood up, but what about you? 

I believe this woman is a template for how the Body of Christ can rise up nationwide.

God’s Response to Wicked Nations

Let me ask you another question: When God wanted to deal with the corruption, the depravity, the crookedness of the nation of Israel, what did He do? He sent a prophet to speak His words to that nation. To put it another way: God’s solution to a nation in need of reformation and revival is to release His Words through His people.

You could be one of those people.


What if the thousands of people who read this article all began speaking at school boards or writing op-eds and letters to the editor for our local newspapers? What if you started your own weekly column just like this one? Maybe you could launch your own blog and watch it go viral. What if you started up a pro-parents organization and began speaking or writing accordingly?

If we all did this, it could change the nation.

When we speak God’s truth with His power and His love, we know that we are in His will. Lord, give us boldness and fearlessness to declare Your truth to a crooked and depraved generation.

Will we be the ones who were silent while our kids were forced into transgender surgeries?

Will we be the generation that was silent while our American freedoms disappeared?

Will we be the Christians who remained silent as persecution took out our brothers and sisters?

One more thing to remember: The prophets faced persecution and death from those they were sent to help. Are you ready to be persecuted for the truth? The time is coming — and is in fact already here — when you must decide whether you will shout the truth from the mountaintops, or hide in fear as our nation is stolen away.

Don’t hide. Stand up for what you believe in. You have a right, and a duty, to speak and write the truth. 

I, for one, have seen firsthand the power that the written word can have: I’m a writer in Washington, D.C. My articles have impacted legislation, exposed darkness, and influenced influencers. In a similar way, the parents in the videos at the end of this article demonstrate the power of the spoken word.

You can do this too. In fact, you may be able to do more than I or they have done. But you will never know unless you try. 

Rise up and speak out. Rise up and write. 

With this in mind, let us pray:

-Father, raise up an army of speakers and writers who will release Your truth into the nation. Give them skill, courage, and passion to speak and write Your truth.

-Father, open doors for Your people to speak at meetings and events, as well as write in newspapers, blogs, magazines, and more.

-Lord, strengthen and purify the speakers and writers You have already raised up. Let Your people have a prophetic anointing to release Your word as our nation chooses between life and death in this hour. 

Verses to press into as you pray on this issue:

My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer (Psalm 45:1 NIV).

Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it” (Habakkuk 2:2 NIV).

Below are two examples of parents standing up for what’s right. Will you stand up?

Will you pray that God would show you how to use your words to make a difference?

Casey Harper is a writer in the Washington, D.C., area who covers national politics. He has worked for The Daily Caller, The Hill, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Casey’s work has appeared also on Fox News and Fox Business, and in Washington Examiner and USA Today. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College. Follow him on Twitter: @CaseyHarper33. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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Maria Fillyaw
October 18, 2022

I thank our Lord and Savior for people like these that stand up for what it’s right and true. And I pray dear Jesus may you give courage strength and focus to us your church wherever we are to stand strong and faithful in Jesus name

Linda Lucas
October 16, 2022

Lord God our Father, please give me the boldness to use my voice for Your glory, to stand up and show this evil world that I love and trust in only You, my Lord! Amen!

Marie Zakaluk
October 16, 2022

The work that I F A is doing is awesome. May God shower you and your followers with courage to prayer diligently….and act appropriately.

October 16, 2022


Victoria Z
October 15, 2022

i woukd say the black man deserves a standing ovation, the woman kudos for standing up but i think she carried it a bit too far with detailed explicts. But yes good for her courage, great that she made her point without gay bashing or transgender bashing as those people are in bondage and need Christians who have the true love and humikity of hrist and gifts of deliverance, not self righteous finger pointing stone thriwing phairsees. with hatred and finger pointing Christians. Speaking up in public forums like this needs to be done with wisdom respect and maturity not selfrighteous religious egos I think they both nailed that but he did it better, i feel she coukd have made her point without the explicit sexual comments tiward tge end.

God help Christians to prayerfully stand up and speak out with dignity, wisdom, love, and humble courage (meekness) without stoning people who are blinded and deceived, without the goal of t gaining natiinal or local attention for themselves, let it be your mature people doing it for your glory and the welfare of children, in Jesus name, Thank you for hearing and answering our praysrs and stirring up your people with Godly boldness and wisdom to step up and speak out in honesty with dignity.

    October 17, 2022

    The truth is in THE DETAILS! That’s why people don’t recognize the evil truth because details are left out so the average person skims past it! Example: “womens reroductive health care” California sees that as a law to butcher babies but if you read the DETAILS you’ll know the truth is : we can now murder babies and have 28 days to decide what to do with that precious human baby because it’s considered by the evil doers as a botched abortion! Laws are passed left and right that sound ok until you read the DETAILS! So please don’t trivialize the details! Another example is MAPS, well the details let you know that they came out with a kind word for people that rape and molest babies and children! So by calling them Minor Attracted Persons ( MAPS) makes raping a baby ok? Do not gloss over the DETAILS or you like the rest of the dark world maybe caught off guard by being delusional! Please never stop the details because the world needs to know other wise you would still be in the dark without DETAILS!!

Faithlyn Stewart
October 15, 2022

I praise God for the voice of even one. John the Baptist ,when asked who he was described himself as the Voice of one crying in the wilderness. The voice of one is not usually the voice of the masses, it is an uncommon and different voice but it arrests attention.

Roxanne Rice
October 15, 2022

I was amazed that that courageous woman speaking against the drag queen show wasn’t cut off by the school board chairperson and dragged out by the police, as has happened so often. Praise God for her boldness and for how clearly she articulated the truth!

Heavenly Father, please raise up multitudes of Your people to speak out with courage. Including me. Give us powerful and persuasive words that will touch hearts and transform our nation into the Godly nation You long for. Amen.

Ryan Kelly
October 15, 2022

We are so encouraged by IFA and your call to raise up the church to pray and fast.

This follows the church in China and the Back to Jerusalem call to revival in the 10/40 window. Chasing revival is now in California. PTL

Barbara Janicki
October 15, 2022

thank you for this article. I was reinspired by it and the two videos of two people brave enough to speak out – just when I am growing weary thinking I am not making a difference – I am campaigning for a congressional candidate in my district and besides myself, can’t even get anyone to put a yard sign for her in their yard. People are afraid of backlash, censorship, vandalism, losing friends, – they are afraid to take a stand even though unhappy with the way things are (crime, high prices, censorship of free speech, energy dependence on our enemies) The incumbent is one of three Muslims in Congress and usually runs unopposed, I believe. I will try speaking out more on my blog – http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com – posts “digital identities”, “safe and sorry”, “MLK, BLM & CRT”, “put on your oxygen mask”, “the power of one”, “requiem for a country dying young”, – this is not the time to stay silent, which gives license to evil. I pray for God’s wisdom and words as I serve Him in this time – for “such a time as this” we are called.

October 15, 2022

WooHoo! Just listened to that mom light up her school leadership for the danger they put all the kids in by their ‘Family friendly drag’ event. I hope the apology goes public too.

    Nancy Berkey
    October 15, 2022

    I pray for repentance for these people allowing this drag stuff and tryi g to lead the innocent children down this evil path of sexual sins and moral assaults on thhem. In the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ☦

Willow Legg
October 15, 2022

Proverbs 28:1. The righteous are bold as a lion!

Gail Wood
October 15, 2022

I was and Educator and had to endure students who were involved in every kind of evil you could imagine!
What just shocked me was how accepting the other Educators were to it all until I had worked with them long enough to realize that not one of them had come to know and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
We are swimming in a sea of evil corruption in our nation and we children of God are the lifesaver’s that God has called and put in place for this time.
God never told us in His word that this life was going to be easy.
In fact , He told us that in this life we would have troubles but not to worry for He had overcome the world.
Each of God’s children have a job to do. I admire and respect the parents and teachers and all people who have the courage to stand for their Godly convictions.
Every time I pray they are always in my prayers.

Father God I lift up to You your children. You see the world and the negative direction this nation has taken. We know that we are not alone Lord and that You are our strength and our portion.
We pray that You would call us each to the job You have planned for us and we pray for wisdom,knowledge and discernment to do the jobs You have called us to do.
I pray that you will strengthen and establish my brother’s and sister’s and keep them lifted up for the journey ahead.
I pray Father for the lost ,that You will prevail upon their hearts and open their eyes and the eyes of their spirits to see what the truth is and who You are.
We love you Father and we glorify our awesome and incredible God.
In Jesus Holy name,

Peggy Moss
October 15, 2022

Oh my goodness, this article has awakened my spirit, I am a substitute teacher and I have experienced the onslaught from the top because I ruffled some feathers at school. I was black listed because I answered questions regarding gender dysphoria from students. After listening to the prayer conference call on October 13 about CRT, I must speak and let parents know that CRT is being taught at a school in AR. I saw it first hand and I was grieved. I am going to make an appointment at the school board meeting, also writing a letter to the editor. Thank you for writing this article! Also, I will make an appointment with the principal of the school.

    October 15, 2022

    Good Peggy! Good for you! Father thank you for Peggy! Galvanize her to do all she has promised here and everything else You put in her heart!
    I know I do not regret a single bold thing I did over the years Lord!
    I so give You praise and thanks to KNOW You protected me and our family,, through some firey furnaces as a result and You never wasted any of the pain. You keep Your promises to work it ALL, including persecutions, for good, our good. And Your glory.
    Come Jesus! Shine through us Your people! Cause we know time is short before You come again!

    Jessica Renshaw
    October 15, 2022

    I will be praying for you–for wisdom, courage, boldness and protection–and for positive, powerful change! And for your example to ignite others to do the same!

Peter Watson
October 15, 2022

I posted my relief that a drag queen display had been canceled near me and was immediately called a homophobe and removed from the platform Nextdoor for a three day naughty corner experience. The drag queen display was raising money for a pedophile organization. I called no one names so be sure to speak out against evil but don’t be surprised if you get “cancelled ” as a result. I wrote to Nextdoor asking if they support pedophilia but of course received no reply. Wilfully suppressing the Truth is in the DNA of these people.

    October 15, 2022

    Praise and thanks for Peter Lord! This good man chose to live the song ‘trust and obey’! To take courage and do good rather than let evil triumph by doing nothing.

    October 15, 2022

    Nextdoor is now owned by Facebook, Peter, so that tells you what garbage they support.

    Good for you for speaking out! There are many on Nextdoor who were heartened by your honest, respectful, decent post calling out evil, I am sure.

    God bless!


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