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Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
I was leaning toward a thought today concerning Vice President Cheney and his hunting incident, but Pastor Bob beat me to it. Although I am reserving a spot in the next couple of weeks to share a more personal incident. As interesting as the vice president is, this subject jumped out at me from a note sent to me by a good friend. Let me warn you up front, some of the language is very graphic, but it is what is happening to our youth and something that we absolutely must fall to our knees and pray about.
For years I always thought that growing up in the 1960's I had seen it all and experienced more than I ever wanted to. But this article from a reporter in Los Angles shows just how naive I really am. Here is the link to the article that led me to the non-copyrighted article I have copied below.
"It's a condom party for teenagers," the first mom replied before I could say a word. Sudd... Sex education for parents too...
The truth is, when Emma arrived home the previous Saturday night clutching a goody bag from Glove Affair, my liberal credentials were instantly tested. One by one I pulled the following from her white plastic sack: a condom; pamphlets on masturbation, oral sex and intercourse; the "Rubber Bible," featuring alternative names for prophylactics, such as "gent tent" and "peenie beanie"; and an information wheel labeled "Condom Comebacks," which included a list of excuses boys might make for not wearing a condom and possible rejoinders a girl could offer.
I tried to play it cool. As it turned out, I was a little too cool. While standing in the kitchen with my daughter and her friend, getting all the post-party gossip, I absentmindedly reached into the bag and handed my 8-year-old son a squishy red toy that resembled one of those ubiquitous M&M candy guys.
The girls burst out laughing. "What's so funny?" I asked. They snatched the trinket from my son and turned it upside down. Printed there was the web address stopthesores.org. This was no candy icon; it was a toy syphilis lesion, bright red, with feet.
That's when I insisted my son go to bed, bid the girls goodnight and went upstairs, where I tossed the information wheel at my husband. "Boy," I said casually, "Jerry Falwell would sure bust an artery over this."
"Forget Jerry Falwell," he said, looking up. "I'm going to bust an artery." I was relieved that I wasn't the only one feeling prudish. Was this too much information too soon?
Oakwood School in North Hollywood, where my daughter is in eighth grade, has been holding Glove Affair since 2000. In reality, it's not a "condom party" but a fundraiser for L.A. AIDS-prevention groups. This year, about 500 teens attended ---- half from other middle and high schools across the city.
The aim is for kids to understand that having sex is serious business and to help them become utterly at ease with condoms, right down to unrolling them correctly and learning to check the expiration date. Mickey Morgan, a social studies teacher at Oakwood who helps organize the event, says that's especially important for girls "so that it's not awkward for them to talk about safe sex with boys ---- when the time comes."
There are those, of course, who argue that all of this explicitness will do nothing but lead teenagers to engage in sex. And I admit, there's a part of me that remains a little queasy over the graphic nature of Glove Affair. But as schools wrestle with the question of how much information is too much, many health experts insist that the answer is clear: At a time when HIV and teen pregnancy are so prevalent, educators can't do enough to demystify condoms, even for eighth-graders who may be just beginning to explore their sexuality.
A few days after Glove Affair, I asked Emma what she thought about it ---- beyond the DJ and the dancing. She explained to me that seventh-graders aren't allowed to attend because they haven't yet completed the school's human development curriculum. The course covers human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases, among other topics, and teaches students how to properly use a condom.
"Teenagers are going to have sex if they want to," she said. "Don't you think it's better that if they do, at least it's safe sex?" For the next half an hour we talked about her human development class, AIDS and teenage sex.
Emma was so poised, so mature, so relaxed and so informed that talking to her about sex was really easy. And she was right. "Knowing about sex doesn't mean you're going to have it," she said. "It just means that when you are ready, you'll know the facts. That makes me feel a lot more comfortable."
I'm not sure I'll ever be completely comfortable. But as I told the group of elementary school moms gathered around me, knowing that my daughter is makes me feel a whole lot better.
Was this not enough to get your attention? Do you want your 7th grader to learn how to properly use a condom? Would you not want an experience like this for your children?
What has happened to our society that schools are now teaching evil within their walls?
Psalm 140:1-13 (KJV)
1: Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
2: Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
3: They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
4: Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
5: The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
6: I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
7: O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
8: Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
9: As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
10: Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
11: Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
12: I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
13: Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Thy name: the upright shall dwell in Thy presence.
The author of the article sounds like deep down she knows what is best for her daughter, but the pressures of society have prevented her from taking a step out and doing what is best. Dad's have you been hiding behind the walls of society or are you ready and willing to step out? If you are so foolish as to have allowed your children to be educated in the Sodom of our public school systems you have no idea of what is being said or taught. You are the one who will have to stand before the throne of the Almighty God and answer Him when He asks the simple question: "Why did you allow your children to be taught in the public school systems?" I don't think He will accept "because I didn't know any better" as an answer. You know better, you just don't choose to do so.
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They are dong exactly what Jesus instructs all Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians to do, they are complying with:
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Please keep the three of them in your prayers and remember to pray for Don and Theresa too, imagine having three of your babies out in the world.
Thanks and the Lord bless you all ten fold,
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May You be with Colby as he is now out of boot camp and into Fleet Marine Corps, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf.
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Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
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