Target Stores Donating to Promote Gay Lifestyle to Kids

LifeSiteNews and American Family Association both report Target stores are donating thousands of dollars to organizations the promote homosexual lifestyles to children.

Target also is offering a long line of LGBT “pride” merchandise on its website.

AFA reports,

Target’s website has several pages dedicated to products that promote the LGBT lifestyle, many of which are specifically designed for children. For example, Target offers shirts that declare, “Love my dads,” and another says, “Love my moms.” Others shirts are emblazoned with the rainbow flag bearing the word “pride” superimposed.

Target is also donating $100,000 to the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), an organization whose primary focus in on indoctrinating school-aged students into organizing “gay” clubs in public schools across the nation.

GLSEN also offers lesson plans for elementary school children on “gender-neutral” pronouns and terminology as part of the Common Core curriculum as well as introducing gender ideology to third-graders.

This gives conservatives one more reason to boycott Target. In 2016 the company made headlines when it announced men would be able to enter women’s restrooms and changing areas at its stores.

Following the announcement, more than 1.5 million people pledged to boycott Target stores, and the company’s stock price plummeted.

You can learn more about the Target boycott here.

You can learn more about Target’s radical LGBT policies and merchandising here.

Why Some Christians Embrace LGBT “Theology”

Our friends at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview have released a thoughtful commentary explaining why some Christians fall for LGBT arguments: they aren’t really arguments at all. Instead, Christians are asked to put experiences and feelings ahead of God’s timeless word.

John Stonestreet writes,

Recently, the Human Rights Campaign released a so-called “faith guide” that offers a glaring example of just this kind of thinking. It’s full of the same bad “arguments” that are trotted out over and over. Even so, they’re worth discussing because people are still falling for them.

HRC’s new guide is entitled “Coming Home to Evangelicalism and Self,” and purportedly offers ways to “help LGBTQ people live fully in their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and to live fully in their religious, spiritual and cultural traditions.” The guide says that LGBTQ Christians “find it difficult to be fully themselves in their church communities. They may have been taught that sexual or romantic relationships that are not heterosexual are sinful…Yet those same LGBTQ people of faith know deep within that they were born this way.”

Notice the wording there: “…be fully themselves.” … “they know deep within they were born this way.” No argument is made; no scriptural reasoning is offered. Right out of the gate, this pamphlet, timed to coincide with the largest gathering of progressive evangelicals in the country, assumes what it needs to prove. . . .

In the pamphlet, a woman who describes herself as a lesbian Christian says she had an “encounter with God,” and that He told her “You’re gay. I made you this way…This is who you are.” She was shocked to find that her church wasn’t buying this. “[T]hey wanted to know how I could scripturally justify what I was telling them,” she says. “They didn’t care so much about this spiritual encounter I’d had with God.” But isn’t that the same thing we ask of Mormons or Muslims or cult leaders who justify explicitly anti-biblical stances based on their experiences?

You can read or listen to Stonestreet’s entire commentary here.

You Have to See This Video

A viral video with more than 2.2 million views has been making the rounds on the Internet. It tells the testimony of Emily Thomes — a young woman who left her lesbian lifestyle after coming to Christ.

You can watch this powerful video below.

Love Is Love

"It's not gay to straight. It's lost to saved."

Posted by Anchored North on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

 

Thomes boldly outlines her conversion experience. She also very succinctly captures the gospel and what it means to repent from sin and accept Christ.

Needless to say, her testimony has met with criticism. The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, The Independent, and others all have penned columns decrying the video. But as Eric Metaxas at Breakpoint recently pointed out, columns like these are based on a lie,

The central lie of the LGBT movement and the sexual revolution is that our sin and our desire for it are our identity — even something in which to take pride. But the good news of Christianity is that in Jesus, we can have a new identity. We need no longer [have to] be enslaved to our fallen passions. We were made for something better.