CELEBRATING GOD’S DIVINE INSTITUTIONS OF MARRIAGE, FAMILY, AND GENDER
We wholeheartedly embrace the truth set forth in Scripture that God created Man and then formed Woman, taken out of Man, to be a suitable partner for him. God created Humankind male and female; for this reason a man shall depart from his parents’ household and form a new family unit in union with his wife, joined inseparably together with her in marriage and open to the gift of children. Children are a precious gift given to us from God, created in His Own image and likeness, and fashioned after our own image and likeness. The fruit of the womb is His gracious heritage! How blessed we are as parents whose household is filled with them! [Gen 1: 27-28; 2:22-24; Ps 127:3-5.]
It is for this reason and purpose that we propose to inaugurate and set aside a Christian Solidarity Day…a Day on which Christian parents Nationwide keep their children home from school, to celebrate God’s Divine institutions of marriage, family, and gender. This proposed Action Day would be aggressively promoted across ALL Christian media, so that on Christian Solidarity Day multiple millions of children from Christian homes will be absent from the Public School system. We need to proclaim our determined resolve to stand steadfast and immovable with Christ our Lord in our parental role with our children and grandchildren: We will NOT allow our children to be morally and spiritually abused!
The foundational principles of Human life were clearly set forth in Creation by God through His Divine institutions of marriage, family, and gender. Our Nation’s Supreme Court, on June 26, 2015, acted with brazen presumption to overrule the Supreme Being by redefining marriage, in their self-proclaimed “supreme authority” on what constitutes marriage and the family, to include same-sex couples. This unconstitutional decision has provided the framework for…and has legitimized what long before had already been set in motion…a relentless sexual orientation, gender identity agenda. This agenda’s determined purpose is the ultimate destruction of the fundamental character of both marriage and the family unit, and of sexual orientation determined by a person’s God-ordained physical gender at birth.
There was a rather disturbing article on Fox News Online [July, 2016] from LifeZette entitled “LGBT Crowd Eyes Preschool Children.” A new web series called “Queer Kids Stuff” aimed at preschoolers (yes, you read that right) is now attempting to teach those barely out of diapers what the phrases “gay,” “bisexual,” and “transgender” mean. In the opening minutes of the first show, the host tells a teddy bear, as well as their innocent little viewers, that “gay means love.” Sean Ryan, communications director of the pro-family organization Mass Resistance, ominously warned, “It is easily conceivable that videos such as these will eventually be sanctioned by local school boards and implemented in preschool and pre-kindergarten classes.” There was once a time when it was unthinkable to even mention the topic of homosexuality in a school setting. Now, there are homosexual, bisexual, and transgender lesson plans for kids as young as kindergarten!
It does not matter whether or not there is a formal LGBT curriculum in place; children have many spontaneous teachable moments during the day, and this perverse ideology is what oftentimes they are being taught day after day…everyday…by many teachers and administrators in our public schools. For example, the “same-sex” marriage ruling opened up the door for teaching kids that homosexuality is perfectly normal:
- An 8th grade teacher was quoted that she now discusses gay sex with students as explicitly as she desires. She tells the kids…13 year old’s…that lesbians can have vaginal intercourse using sex toys!
- In Massachusetts, a Federal judge ruled that because “gay marriage” is “legal”, parents have no rights regarding the teaching of homosexual relationships in schools. Schools now actually have a duty to portray homosexual relationships to children as “normal,” despite what parents think or believe; and schools have no obligation to notify parents or let them opt out their children!
- Literature on same-sex “marriage”…how it is now a “normal” part of society…is being handed out to school children. It is now included in elementary school curricula…with hostility toward parents who disagree. Kindergartners in Lexington, Mass. were given copies of a picture book, Who’s in a Family?… teaching young children that same-sex couples are just another kind of family, just like their own parents. Second graders at the same school were read a book, King & King, about two men who fall in love and marry each other, ending with a picture of them affectionately kissing. Absolutely disgusting and repulsive! When parents complained, they were told that the school had no obligation to notify them or allow them to opt their child out!
- “Gay days” in schools are considered necessary to fight “intolerance” against same-sex relationships. Thousands of high schools and even middle schools across the Nation now hold “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Days.” School Boards consider it a top priority to combat “homophobia.” Schools not only “celebrate” homosexual marriage, but have moved beyond to promote other behaviors such as cross-dressing and transsexuality.
- State-funded Commissions on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, which goes into schools with homosexual and transgender programs and activities for children, includes prominent activists who are transsexuals. A cross-dressing man undergoing a sex-change operation was brought into a third-grade class in Newton [Mass] to teach the children that there are now “different kinds of families.” School officials told a mother that her complaints to the principal were considered “inappropriate behavior!”
- School libraries across the state, from elementary school to high school, have also radically changed and now have expanding shelves of books to normalize homosexual behavior and “lifestyle” in the minds of kids, some of them quite explicit and even pornographic. Parents’ complaints are ignored or met with hostility.
It is not just in the Public School system that our kids are being brainwashed, indoctrinated, and poisoned with perverse LGBT concepts and behavior that our God has labeled morally and spiritually abhorrent. I also sense the need as a watchman [Ezek 33:6.] to especially warn Christian parents and grandparents of society’s determined agenda to do so as well… through television programming and advertisements, film industry, magazines and books, Internet, and children’s social groups [Boy Scouts; Girl Scouts; etc.] that welcome adult leaders openly and unashamedly living a lifestyle that God calls an abomination. Many retail stores throughout our Nation no longer have boys departments and girls departments… everything for kids is gender neutral. There are stores…like Target…where restrooms and dressing rooms are now gender neutral, enabling men pretending they are women to use the same facilities as women and little girls!
Our children are under Satanic attack! Marriage, family, and gender are under Satanic attack! The Devil is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short. We need to protect children, preserve families, and defend Biblical marriage! Our children need to know, and understand, that God’s Divine institutions of marriage, family, and gender are the very foundational principles of Human life He Himself set forth in His act of Creation. Children need to know and understand God’s Principle of Seed, Principle of Gender, and the Defining Characteristic of Gender. [Read article A Tool To Teach: https://preservechristianfamily.org/2016/12/11/465/] They need to know and understand that the foundational principles of marriage, family, and gender form the framework for the operation of God’s principle of seed, principle of gender, and the defining characteristic of gender. They need to know and understand that these foundational principles are unalterable, unchangeable, and irreversible. And they need to know that God does not make mistakes. A child born with the physical gender of a boy was intended by God to be a boy…not a girl.
When my niece was 6 yrs old, she used to pretend she was a horse, “galloping” around the house and acting like a horse, doing horsey things. She could never BE a horse… she was just pretending. It is the same with a boy pretending he is a girl… walking like a girl, talking like a girl, dressing like a girl, acting like a girl, going about doing girlie things. He could never BE a girl…he is just pretending… because he can NEVER have the defining characteristic of the gender he is pretending to be. God has given him a unique characteristic that only a boy has…the characteristic that defines him as a boy…a characteristic that is unalterable, unchangeable, and irreversible. Like with pretending to be a horse, he can only PRETEND to be a girl. It is the same with a girl pretending to be a boy; she can NEVER HAVE the defining characteristic of a boy, and so therefore can never BE a boy.
Franklin Graham stated, “We’re living in the most dangerous period of history in our Nation. We’re fighting the war within, the moral war. If Christians don’t stand up now we’re going to lose…and we’re going to lose big. The gay and lesbian movement is basically a lie itself. Less than 2 percent of the American population is gay, but they have been able to convince the vast majority…largely because they’ve gotten into schools…that the behavior is okay. They are forcing the rest of the country…98% of the American population…to accept, and accommodate, their lifestyle, and our former president [Obama] was promoting that lifestyle.” The Obama Administration, on May 13th, 2016 sent a directive to the multiple thousands of school districts Nationwide demanding they allow “transgender” children access to rest rooms and locker rooms according to their pretended gender identity, threatening withdrawal of Federal funding and lawsuits if they refuse to do this.
Ronnie Floyd, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, in an interview by Todd Starnes on May 13th, 2016 regarding the Obama administration’s unconscionable edict to Public School districts Nationwide, stated: “It is an outrageous attack on our Creator Himself, upon human sexuality and morality, and a further advancement of the flagrant attack on religious freedom in our culture. Sooner or later we have to determine that enough is enough. It’s not going to change until Christians get involved in this battle.”
Lt. Gen. [ret] Jerry Boykin, Family Research Council Vice President, in a Radio broadcast interview conducted by Todd Starnes on May 22nd, 2016, made a very relevant point which underscores how it is possible for less than 2% of this Nation’s population to continually bully into submission the overwhelming majority of Christians in this Nation. He said, “They [LGBT activists] are shrewd; they are very well organized and they are unified…which is something the Church is not. The Church is not unified. Therefore, the church fights piecemeal battles rather than doing what the LGBT community did in my case. They came together and launched a major attack and they succeeded.”
We are now at a “Bonhoeffer moment” in our history when there is an extremely urgent need for Christian families across America to be mobilized to stand against the determined efforts of our Nation’s ruling authorities, and our society, to override God’s moral and spiritual precepts set before us in Scripture. The position that 60,000 key signers of the Marriage Pledge [defendmarriage.org] have taken is clear: “We will not obey.” We desperately need a Family Pledge as well, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/category/family-pledge/], signed by millions of Christian parents and grandparents willing to actively stand against this ungodly agenda for the sake of their children: We will not allow our children to be morally and spiritually abused. We need one million families…a Family Pledge with one million signatures…who are willing to openly and with all boldness stand steadfast and immovable with Christ! Christians across our Nation can no longer be just passive resisters who go no further than “strongly object,” “voice our disapproval,” or “wring our hands lamenting” about how awful this is. We can no longer remain careless, complacent, and indifferent toward the significance of the present and relentlessly escalating deterioration of our society’s moral and spiritual fabric! There is an urgency here! We need to stand together and affirm our determined resolve: We will not allow our children to be morally and spiritually abused.
When will enough be enough? It is time to take a stand! It is time to act! There is good reason and purpose for inaugurating a Christian Solidarity Day! This is a call to Christian parents to get involved and take action…to celebrate God’s Divine institutions of marriage, family, and gender, and to stand steadfast and immovable with Christ in a determined resolve to protect children, preserve families, and defend Biblical marriage! We need millions of our children to be absent from public schools on that Day! There is an urgency here! If we lose this generation of children, we will have lost it all for all future generations! We need to wholeheartedly consider what Todd Starnes stated in his May 13th  article: “America stands at the edge of a great moral abyss. We must ask ourselves…do we defy the President [Obama] and save the Nation, or do we keep the peace and sacrifice our children?”