We Are Not Proud
They will march through our biggest streets and party endlessly across the nation throughout June as their memorial of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. The LGBTQ community will raise the colors of the rainbow in their own symbolism of pride declaring their so-called freedom to mainstream their sexual preferences before our children, schools, media and wherever any door is open. If we refuse to allow their celebrations to express their sexuality openly, we will be deemed non-inclusive and can risk serious negative impacts to our businesses and way of life.
An Ungodly Display of Confusion
Their pride is not one of dignity or integrity. This month is not in honor of a culture or race of people. This is an evil and wicked spirit that has invaded our land to attack the biblical family structure and to confuse our young people on their God-given identity. They march with hidden agendas that are aimed at filling our young children with sexual images that their minds are not ready for. They flamboyantly push alternate lifestyles as a normality. Since when does a child have to wonder if they are a boy or a girl? Genders are not determined by the mind, but by the biological structure every human is born with and designed by our God.
This month, they will promote the right to identify as they please and will legally stand against any entity that will try to address them differently. If they do not want to be called “he” or “she,” the laws of the land will support them. If a man identifies as a woman but still dresses like a man, the laws are in place to support the identity he chooses. Everyone is now required to address him as a “she” because that becomes his right. They will legally stand against any business, church or organization that does not agree with their identity even though we have the right to disagree.
Christians: Stand Up
We are not proud. We are not in agreement with this ungodly display of confusion. Our children are being exposed to wickedness that has become so boastful and disruptive to their education. They are being indoctrinated through social media that being gay is just a normal part of life. They are being told they can change their gender. Organizations are now in place that will remove your child from your home if you do not allow them to explore a different gender.
Christians are being challenged to stand up. We are the hope of generations after us to give sound biblical information and instruction. We cannot afford to waver with this. We cannot afford to be on the fence. God made male and female without error (Matthew 19:4). He intended marriage to be between one man and one woman. Just because they discovered how to inseminate a woman who is in union with another woman, does not mean that God blessed their union. It means that man’s wickedness and arrogance has taken him further from the will of God.
Obey God Rather Than Man
We need to be a people that are like those three Hebrew boys that received instructions to bow to an idol when the music played, but they refused. Everyone around them bowed in fear of the consequences of disobeying the king. They forgot who they were. They did not value the God that had been with them. Those three boys remembered who their God was. They knew God is holy and was not in agreement with worshipping idols. They stood in unity, and they stood for God. God honored them and brought them deliverance for their commitment to Him. He was right in the middle of the fiery furnace with the Hebrew boys (the fourth man). The end result of the stand that they took was the promotion they received in the province of Babylon and the king declared that no one should speak anything amiss against their God. (Daniel 3:29,30).
We need more people that obey God rather than man. We need the church to stand and be the church that stands on God’s promises, even if it goes against the popular opinion. We cannot be proud of this open display of arrogance and push of total gender confusion. We must stand to bring back the identity of our people as God has designed them. We must stand by God’s definitions of male and female. God is looking for people that will not bow or give in to this insanity. Stand up and speak out. Let your voice be heard that we are not proud.
Janet Boynes founded Janet Boynes Ministries in Maple Grove, Minnesota, in 2006. She authored the books Called Out: A Former Lesbian’s Discovery of Freedom, God & Sexuality, and her latest: God & The LGBT Community. Janet is an ordained minister under the Assemblies of God and travels the U.S. and overseas sharing a message of redemption and hope through the power of Jesus Christ.