‘30% of American Millennials (born ’84-’02) now identify as LGBTQ, as do 39% of the youngest of the group—Gen. Z, ages 18-24.’ George Barna study
Our kids have been snatched from us. The robber seeks to destroy them at core. He snags them with self-hatred then woos them with a host of selves—gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, questioning—anything to wreck their sexual dignity. And render them barren, impotent.
He has blinded a generation to their sexual value and thus blunted any aspiration to become who they are as gift, man to woman, woman to man. He stokes hatred in them toward anyone who resists, rallying them around a misbegotten ‘justice.’
Parents who conceived and raised ‘him’ or ‘her’ and who cannot embrace the child’s ‘new’ gender, or celebrate the ‘gay’ wedding,’ become adversaries, ‘haters.’
Parents cave. Celebrity Jamie Lee Curtis, a usually straight-talking, common sense, 12-stepper stammers all over herself in the pretense that her hulking son is now a woman. No-one believes he is her but all must pretend. Today we bow before the emperor of this world who has effectively silenced the persons God entrusted to champion the original dignity of sons and daughters.
Last night I dreamed of a group of young people who were violating each other sexually in a variety of configurations. No shame. Next I was in a small house at night and I noticed the front door was ajar. Intruder! I ran to the next room where I encountered a skulking figure in the corner. Too terrified to cry out, I threw myself on the robber who vanished, leaving only a baby, his eyes covered in dirt and beginning to cry in my arms.
Pray with me today for our children and for our authority to bind away the strongman in their lives and set them free to resume the journey to Jesus and sexual integrity. Of all the questions on this most recent Barna study, the most popular ‘yes’: ‘Searching for purpose in life.’ Rainbow justice promises much and delivers nothing. Only Jesus, only Jesus.
Fittingly, today is the Feast of St. John Paul ll who initiated ‘World Youth Day’ and led a generation to the ‘freedom of the gift’ with these words: ‘It is Jesus you seek when you dream of happiness. He is waiting for you when nothing else satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted…it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices.’
‘Father, through the intercession of all the saints, including our friend John Paul, draw our children back to You. Wake them up to the darkness overtaking them. Lead them back with kindness. Forgive us for our sins; make us your conduits.’