Happy Parents Day

Rev. Brad Standfest, Senior Pastor at Almont Vineyard Church

Father’s Day 2023 is right around the corner. It’s a day we should celebrate whether you’re a biological father or a spiritual father. You are making a difference in people’s lives; so, keep encouraging and cheering everyone the Lord sends your way!

What is a father, and what do fathers do? These are seemingly easy questions for anyone to answer, but not so much in the depraved world in which we live. A father in the biblical sense is a male parent. The Psalter says: “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.”(PS.103:13) (1) Now, think about this… name me one secular publisher that would publish any article about fatherhood; and agree to use the term describing a father as “a male parent.” 

We are on the precipice of completely losing our masculinity in our Nation. Honestly, it may already be gone. High Schools and Universities are installing tampon machines in male bathrooms. By the time our current grade schoolers graduate it will be a “scientific fact” that males can have babies. Hopefully this isn’t a shock to you…as some people like to be an ostrich and put their heads in the sand and say- I don’t watch the news… it’s all too depressing! Guess what, it’s going to be super depressing when your son has his first period… and then announces he is pregnant. Oops! I may have just offend you… my apologies. 

There is an agenda, driven by what many title “liberals,” to worship the Theory of Evolution as a god to be praised. That kind of sounds weird or out there… some kind of conspiracy theory, doesn’t it? Well, evolution has been creeping into our school systems since the 1920’s and now has pushed teaching “an intelligent designer” or “Creationism” out the schools’ windows. Now, Evolution is the god taught in our schools and universities as the gospel. Why does this matter… or who cares?

Here why it matters: “There’s two different days of the year that I question. There’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. As a trans person, as a trans woman, which one do I celebrate? I don’t feel like a father. Mother’s Day is tomorrow, I feel like a mom, but who celebrates me?”…I just genuinely want to know is there other people out there that you don’t know which one you fall under. Are you a mom or are you a dad? Where’s Parents Day? Why can’t we just have a Parents Day?  “Like you’re a parent that’s worth celebrating. Why does it have to be one or the other?” Fighting back tears, he said that it “bothers me a lot.” (2)

How long do you think Fathers or Mother’s Day will last before being changed to “Parents Day”? Parents Day is coming to a Hallmark near you! Think about this… some of the “smartest” people in the world cannot define what a man or woman is. Yet, they can spit out their pronouns like a flash… he, she, them, blah, blah, blah … while telling you which tribal land they are standing on. God forbid someone miss identifies a person. 

You see, evolution is the survival of the fittest. It’s a world where anything goes and there are no morals or convictions of wrongdoing- we can’t say SIN. It’s a world that tells you drag shows for children are legit… and minor attraction is just a feeling of the heart. It’s a world of Epstein’s and Michael Jackson Ranches. Yep, be who you want to be, not who you really are… BTW, use whatever locker room or bathroom you choose, and don’t trip over the kitty litter. It’s like watching a Saturday Day Night Live Skit… but sadly it’s REAL! 

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”(2 Corinthians 4:4)(1) What is the cause of this chaos, certainly the many things I have already said. But people have lost their Identity… people have lost their identity; and it’s so bad they are mutilating themselves trying to figure out who they really are. 

Happy Father’s Day…or should I say “Parent’s Day” to all you men of the real God! Remember…Jesus is your biggest fan.

1. NIV 1984

2. Breitbart Article: “Trans Women Can Be Moms Too”: LGBTQ ACTIVISTS GO ALL IN ON MOTHER'S DAY, May 14th 2023)