Christians seem to always be playing defense in efforts to respond to godless, immoral agendas as forces of darkness work to promote wickedness in our culture. As I’ve reported many times on the demonic Drag Queen Story Hour and its spread across the country, two pastors found a creative way to not only push back but play offense.
Dale Partridge and Michael Foster have joined forces to create “Pastor Story Hour” which is their ground-breaking library project. The goal is to teach children a biblical worldview in children as opposed to pushing ideas that mock the God of creation.
Pastors, Christians, church leaders, conservatives and concerned parents; take note and do likewise. This is a great idea.
Pastor Dale Partridge believes Christians should stop complaining about Drag Queen Story Hour and to start taking action by providing public alternatives.
“I went down to the local library and I scheduled a time to do Pastor Story Hour,” Partridge said. “It happened to work out, because I just wrote a new book called, ‘Jesus and My Gender’ … a kid’s book that really amplified discussion.”
What a novel idea. Use public libraries, funded by all our tax dollars, to promote biblical, clean, truly family-friendly content. Can you imagine if Christians had been doing this for decades to combat, for example, the hostility toward God in the public schools?
Partridge and Foster connected over social media about joining arms — and Pastor Story Hour became a reality. They said their first effort was a great experience.
Foster appealed to men to be more vocal on these issues saying,
“All Christian men should be out there leading the way,” he said. “If we don’t fill the vacuum, who’s going to fill the vacuum? …People are looking for leadership. People are looking for wholesome stuff.”
But isn’t there a lot of red tape and other opposition to use the public library for a “religious” event? It took just five minutes to go to the local library and fill out a form to request a room. A few days later, around 35 kids showed up to hear him read.
The two pastors were stirred by the debate over Drag Queen Story Hour. They asked themselves why drag queens were more interested and passionate about influencing children than parents, pastors, and the church.
That became the driving force behind Pastor Story Hour. Foster continues:
“It’s an opportunity for us to be out there and lead the way,” he said. “These corrupting influences are out there … because we’re not pushing back on it. This is a very simple way … to push back on evil in our day.”
Here’s one way to resist Satanic agendas and ideas and put Christians in the driver’s seat for once.
This is a good, modern-day example of storming the gates of Hell, a principle Jesus taught in the gospels. He said the gates of Hades shall not prevail against the church (Matthew 16:18).
Gates don’t attack, they are defensive. Believers in Christ, the church, must be on offense.
The two men of God don’t want the undertaking to be a one-time effort and they hope to do Pastor Story Hour at least monthly. Perhaps even more important is the goal to inspire other pastors and leaders around the U.S. to impact their communities this way. Getting biblical truth and the Gospel in front of children will encourage families.
Foster and Partridge say their measures push back on the silence that has permeated the church around controversial issues of the day. Christians have been discouraged and bullied into not speaking up, but Partridge said, “Passivity is not working.”
I agree. The left and its minions have been very effective with the propaganda and demoralization campaign through social media, Hollywood, and the news.
Jesus sent his church on a mission and equipped believers with the Holy Spirit to get the work done. Paul wrote about the importance of putting on the full armor of God and using our own offensive weapon, the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.
Silence hasn’t worked. The church has lost important battles. The country is teetering.
The enemy is evangelizing children and working to gain godless converts. Why shouldn’t we be working even harder to proclaim the good news of eternal salvation?