Monday, May 10, 2021

"Culture Designed and Weaponized to Destroy Children"

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Saturday morning cartoons were once the norm for kids, but that was in the 1960s.

Now cartoons have been pretty much taken over by the "woke" social warriors of the far-left---none the least, the LGBTQ+ activists.

The most fundamental beliefs of Christianity are being "canceled" and replaced by relativism, including the teachings of Jesus himself.

Thankfully, some pastors and Christian leaders are speaking out forcefully, warning that "Satan is working overtime to destroy our children."

One pastor of a megachurch in California says..."Of all the things that disturb me in this culture, of all the horrific, sinful, wretched, wicked, corrupt influences that go on in this culture, the war on children distresses me the most."

Parents and grandparents must be informed, not misled.

Even conservative secular news organizations are recognizing the focused attack on our nation's children. And are expressing concern.

Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon are among the worst. They are both indoctrinating their young viewers about racial equity and gender identity. And undermining the very foundations of biblical Christian teaching.

For example. "Steven Universe," a flagship cartoon on Cartoon Network, follows a young boy named Steven as he goes on adventures with magical alien-like creatures. It was Cartoon Network's first series to be created by a woman and has become known for including themes like gender identity and sexuality.

The LGBTQ-focused magazine "Them" published a review in which they called it the "queerest cartoon on television," praising "its inclusion of lesbian relationships, non-binary characters, and a same-sex 'wedding'."

The network supports the "Transgender Day of Visibility," creating a cartoon strip designed to teach kids about gender pronouns.

The strip says, "We can't tell someone's gender just by looking at them, and we shouldn't assume we know. There are many gender identities beyond 'girl' or 'boy'. Some people don't identify as any gender." 

These and other cartoons are now endorsing critical race theory, affirming to kids that America is systemically racist, that we all must embrace "anti-racism" which removes "merit" and objective truth with the adoption of race-based policies are created to create "equity" of outcome rather than equality of opportunity.

Yes, all this is having an effect on kids.

A recent study from Barna found that 31% of teens and young adults "strongly agree" that what is "morally right and wrong changes over time, based on society" compared to just 25% in 2018. A previous study by Barna characterized Gen Z as the "first truly 'post Christian' generation, with only 4% holding a biblical world view." 

Researchers also found that two-thirds of teens and young adults (65%) agree that "many religions can lead to eternal life" compared to 58% in 2018. That's a dramatic shift because Jesus clearly taught (John 14:6), "I am the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through me."

Additionally, 31% of teens and young adults "strongly agree" that what is morally right changes over time based on society, compared to 25% in 2018.

Only 10% of young people surveyed "strongly disagreed" that right and wrong change over time as society changes.

The simple fact of the matter is that moral relativism hasn't just crept into the world view of Gen Z---It's now a majority opinion.

It isn't only the child's mind that the secular crusaders want.

There is also a crusade to acquire our children's personal data.

Public school apps were found to be sending student data to third parties 67% of the time, while those used by private schools were sending data 57% of the time. Meanwhile, 18% of the public school apps included "high-risk" third parties---meaning organizations that go on to share data with potentially hundreds or thousands of entities. 

Me2B Alliance added that on average, there were more than 10 third party data channels per app and that Google Android apps are much more likely to be sending data to third parties, as well as to "high" or "very high-risk" third parties when compared to Apple iOS apps.

The Me2B Alliance has been conducting research on data sharing of children and says, "The findings from our research show the pervasiveness of data sharing with high-risk entities and the number of people whose data could be compromised due to schools' lack of resources.

Our study, the Alliance says "aims to bring these concerns to light to ensure...protections are in place to safeguard our most vulnerable citizens---our children."

Pastors and leaders speaking out boldly about the crises.

Pastor John MacArthur, with whom I disagree on at least one theological doctrine, is forcefully speaking out on this issue on which I do agree, and appreciate his comments.

MacArthur is warning that our culture is "systematically designed and weaponized to destroy children."

And he's stressing that he believes God will "severely judge parents who fail to raise their offspring in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

He notes that abortion has resulted in 62.5 million babies being "slaughtered in the womb" since Roe v Wade, adding that if a child makes it to birth, they will be "bombarded with anti-Christian teaching in the world."

He says:

"It's likely that the child will be sent to a public school and come under the influence of those whose agenda is anti-God, anti-Christ, anti-Scripture. As you know, our country [and] the politicians who lead it are making laws that are devastating to children under the pressure of sexual freedom, homosexuality, transgenderism. The desire is to make that normal and punish people who speak against it with laws in the category of hate speech. The lies of systemic racism and the race hustlers dominate the ideologies of universities and even churches."

MacArthur says:

"Children are defenseless. When parents sell them to a human trafficer, who drops them 8 to 10 feet over a wall into Sodom and Gomorrah all by themselves. Or when the Disney Corporation creates characters that are transgender to seduce children into accepting wickedness as normal. Or when parents insanely offer their children gender identity options. Children are under assault now."

He said, "It's the God-given responsibility of parents to raise children to fear and love the Lord. God judges when one generation fails its responsibility to pass on righteousness to the next."


Pastor, evangelist Michael Youssef says, "The 'woke' culture is creeping into our evangelical church and ministry---we are not standing against such things as we once did."

He says Satan is "working overtime to deceive children, its time we built fences of protection around our kids...because when the church refuses to talk about the cultural issues or simply goes along with the culture, the kids become confused."

Continuing he says, "Children must know that there is a Satan, and he hates God, he hates children and he's conspiring against them every day. Therefore, they have to galvanize themselves with the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, in order to fight."

"Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him" (Psalm 127:3).

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.