The War on Family: Part I
We all feel it at home through conversations with our kids, see it in our kid’s schools, are bombarded with it on the news, and find in children’s books lining the shelves at Target — the war on the identity of our family. There is no doubt that school boards (as well as the Department of Education) is in large part responsible for this, but to what degree? Is that where the fight really is; in our schools? What about the home?
In an article published by The Daily Wire, Jeremy S. Adams, the author of Hollowed Out: A Warning About America’s Next Generation, said the following:
In his recent book The Conservative Sensibility, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will shares an interesting statistic that highlights a harsh reality: From the ages of 5–18, students spend roughly 9% of their time on a school campus. Most of the influences that can quantitatively affect the educational capacity of a child are not accomplished in the classroom, but in the home. This includes things like reading and conversing with children when they are infants; insisting on some form of a traditional family meal; creating a familial culture where education and collegiate aspirations are the norm; ensuring there are books in the home for children to access; and modeling for children what it looks like to learn, to debate, and to nourish an intellectual curiosity.
Practically speaking, it makes sense that our children would spend most of their lives in the home. Yet this fact is incongruent with the Christian narrative that the damage being done to our children is a consequence of woke curriculum indoctrinating our kids. We are quick to point a finger at society. And while the concern about the influence of the woke classroom on our children is understandable and even right, upon whom does the burden of responsibility rest for the outcome of our children’s lives; their moral courage, and their values? Not their educators, whether private or public, but their Parents.
Our schools may be complicit in the leftist agenda when it comes to indoctrination, but don’t think for one second that big tech, corporate media, and Hollywood are content to leave the family unit alone. No. These strangers are welcomed into our homes every day, simply because they are dressed as angels of light bearing the titles of video games, feel-good TV series, social media, and more. It’s these institutions—especially social media—that psychologically condition kids on what is normal and what is not, and we’ve invited them in and made them right at home in our homes. This welcomed conditioning happened on the watch of many parents over the last three years, during the time famously known as the plandemic. In LA-based Psychiatrist Mark McDonald’s book the United States of Fear, he gives one frightening example of how the media propaganda and social pressures got into our households and got ahold of our families. Again, this happened, mind you, on the parent’s watch. Their disinterest, distraction, selfishness, and desire to not be “nosey” and remain a member of their kids “inner circle” rather than assuming their God-given authority and role as guide, protector, teacher and loving model of everything that is good, true, and beautiful, allowed their kids to be indoctrinated in isolation, leading to harmful reactions and life-altering decisions. McDonald gives us an example what happened to some of the youth during this time. He cited this example from Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage, which examines the mass number of young girls which began to identify as transgender during the plandemic. The normal angst and struggle to discover ones identity in middle school and junior high was taken advantage of by the “affirmation” culture of the schools. Young girls wading through their anxious adolescence began downloading videos and scrolling social media accounts that normalized transgenderism as the cure for their daily hysterical thought patterns. Before long, one girl comes out as trans, and then another, and another. Trans clubs begin to form at schools, members choose new names according to their new identity, add some new pronouns, and by the end of the semester, roughly one-quarter of all girls in a class have been affected by gender dysphoria. Peer pressure, emotionalism, and fear scared all these girls into a corner, where one cure was offered for this inner and outer social contagion—acquiesce and join the ranks of the socially indoctrinated, biology-defying, confusion-celebrating youth.
What the 1960s Woodstock movement was to the “The Establishment,” the 21st-century sexual revolution of the home is to the American family. The divisions sparked in the 1960’s and 70’s caused a rupture within the household and hierarchy. The counter-culture uprising was being celebrated. Today, a similar division, this time more debased in nature, is coming into the American family,, and the goal is to discriminate, indoctrinate, divide, and deploy the young into society to become sounding boards of their beloved ideology- that of 19th-century German philosopher, Karl Marx.
Marx, in The Communist Manifesto, said, “The bourgeois [oppressor] family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.” In other words, Marx believed that the sooner he could kill the culture of the family by showing it to be a postcolonial, patriarchal structure where toxic, western, slave-driven ideals are embraced, the sooner the very idea of the family would be destroyed. His aim was simple: demonize what is good and deploy the masses to destroy it. In this, the words of Jesus are fulfilled: “But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death and you will be hated by all because of My name.”
On the other hand, Jesus’ heart and desire for the family is heard in the prophet Malachi, who says, “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. ‘He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.’” In this verse, Elijah is a prophecy of John the Baptist, upon whom the spirit of Elijah rested. What was the Baptizer’s message that turned the hearts of children as well as parents back towards one another? The Baptizer’s message was, “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.”
When the Kingdom of God—the rule, authority, and power of God—is present and looking to heal and restore, repentance (a changing of one’s mind) is the key that unlatches the door. This is the cure for the American family today. We need a spirit of repentance, the spirit of John the Baptizer, falling on families across America, who in turn share this message with their children, friends, colleagues, and those struck with all sorts of dysphoria as a consequence of evil ideologies entering American homes. Changing the mind is the only thing that can restore the family, the only thing that can save America, for the sake of what America is: a beacon of hope, life, religious freedom, and philanthropy to the nations, by whom billions have been blessed, most importantly with the message of the Gospel.
Why did Marx want to destroy the family? Because the family teaches children the ideals of law, morality, and religion. Marx said these three things “lurk in ambush just as many bourgeois [oppressive] interests [do] (emphasis mine).” Marx believed that law, morality, and religion ambush the freedoms of the masses; that they wall in the passions of man and discourage him from living out his natural cravings. This sort of discouragement is called abuse today. For example, an unwillingness to acknowledge a person’s felt gender identity is considered offensive and abusive. This abuse, Marx adds, is slavery. “These lines,” which King David said, “had fallen for him in pleasant places,” to Marx are oppressive and evil. Marx was the fulfillment of calling good evil, and evil good (Isa. 5:20).
You may be asking, “Where did this sudden and overwhelming attack on my family come from?” Unfortunately, it didn’t happen overnight. It has been developing for the last 300 years. The reason we’re suddenly aware of it now is because it has finally reached a boiling point. The peripheral issues in culture have become mainstream and made their way into our safe, comfortable lives. Gender dysphoria, lewd and pornographic images in schools, casual sex, and the organized attack on the identity of our children is the result of the subtle conditioning of the fringe minority that is now poisoning the masses. From where did this come and who are some of the minds behind it? Can anything be done, and if so, what? We will look at this in part two of the war on the family.
 Karl Marx. The Communist Manifesto. Delhi Open Books. Kindle Edition.
 New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), Lk 21:16–17.
 Ibid., Mal 4:5–6.
 ESV, Psalm 16:6.
Karl Trueman, A Strange New World, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2022).
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