The Satanic Temple (TST) Idaho sponsored a Pride Month shindig over the weekend aimed at children and families that featured “unbaptisms” and a drag dance party. That’s right. The family-friendly “Pride in the Park event Saturday was held at the Coeur d’Alene City Park and Bandshell.
Unbaptisims, you ask? Yes, apparently for all those wanting to renounce their faith and shake their proverbial fist at God.
I’m David Fiorazo and this is Christ and Culture.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the radical activists groups behind this extravaganza of rebellion. According to local KBOI, along with The Satanic Temple, the ACLU of Idaho, Everytown for Gun Safety, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Ecumenical Catholic Communion Church, Idaho State Police District 1, and a local public library are also involved in the event.
By the way, according to the Satanic Temple, more than half of its membership is LGBTQ.
As mentioned, a highlight of the fest was the opportunity for LGBTQ allies and Idaho Satan worshippers to publicly renounce your faith in the true God. They call it “unbaptism.” Prior to the event, TST posted this now-deleted rant on Facebook.
“We are so excited to announce that we will have a booth and be participating Coeur D’Alene’s ‘Pride in the Park’ event… June 11th from 10am-3pm!” “We will have merchandise for sale, be offering support to our community and performing unbaptisms for those interested! Just know, Satan loves you for you! Hail Satan!”
Who knows why they deleted it?
In God’s Word, new believers are encouraged to be baptized by being submerged in water which (Mark 16:16, Acts 8:36-37) symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Baptism after conversion represents the washing away of sin that comes by placing faith in Jesus and most importantly, identifying with Him.
The act or sacrament of baptism also publicly acknowledges the individual’s confession of that faith, repentance from sin, belief in future resurrection, and in some cases signifies the addition of the believer to a local church.
“Unbaptism” is defined as a ceremony or ritual performed to undo a baptism.
The Satanic Temple in Austin, TX held an “unbaptism” ritual in 2019, promoting it as “an opportunity for religious liberation and self-worship.” Some of the worst advice you could receive in life is to live to be true to yourself, please yourself, worship yourself, and ‘follow your heart.’
The Bible teaches that the heart of mankind is sick and beyond cure apart from Christ. And in John’s Gospel, Jesus states:
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32)
2 Corinthians 3:17 states:
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
And yet, on the Temple’s website in a post titled, Unholy Water III,” it claims:
“Join us in casting aside the shackles of religious tyranny and embracing the self,”
Religious tyranny. Got it. Serving Jesus is oppressive?
It makes you wonder if these demonic agenda pushers are working with those I reported on last week claiming the problems in America including recent shootings and violence are due to that nasty “Christian nationalism.”
Regarding those who take part in Pride events – and all they represent – who went through the public act of “unbaptism” were most likely not real Christians to being with. That may be offensive to some people but it’s true.
Posted on the North Idaho Pride Alliance website was various scheduled activities which included a Pride Stride fitness walk, a Color Kindness Chalk Art Challenge, “Say Pride” photo booth, an art exhibit from “LGBTQIA+ Icons and Advocates,” and musical performances.
Parents, are you listening? They want to recruit your kids and are gearing these events for children. What happens as drag dance parties? Moms, dads, and their children cheer and stuff dollar-bills in the g-strings of perverted men scantily dressed as raunchy women.
If you haven’t been paying attention, these drag shows are often sinister and highly sexual in nature. Most Christians would consider them completely inappropriate for children. So we should be asking why LGBTQ activists have been virtually unhindered and have performed these shows in government schools, small town libraries, and sadly, even some so-called ‘churches’ of apostate denominations.
One thing we’ve been seeing is too many parents are finding out after the fact. News about a “family-friendly drag show” or similar event for students has already taken place and low and behold, someone failed to inform parents in advance.
If you’re sick of the promotion of pride and perversion, you’re in good company. Most Americans are tuning out the pride onslaught according to recent polling. People seem to get it and they see this for what it is: an attack on God, on our children, on the Christian church, on purity and goodness, and on the truth itself.
Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab.com states:
“Men are men. Women are women. A man cannot become a woman. A woman cannot become a man. Men are better at some things than women. Women are better at some things than men. Marriage is between a man and a woman. We should not kill babies.
Children should not be exploited or abused. Men should protect and provide for the family. Women should nurture and care for the family. These statements were self-evident truths for thousands of years…”
So, what changed? The Bible says the Lord never changes. Jesus, the Truth is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
The Bible instructs believers in Christ to seek and trust God in all things. Those pursuing righteousness will live by faith. Because the Lord is returning, we need to persevere “so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised (Hebrews 10:36-38).”
There is nothing new under the sun. The difference in today’s culture is far too many people just turn the other way, do nothing, and say nothing. Silence in the face of evil. May you and I not be counted among those who are either accommodating or complicit.