The media, in unison, portray these events as the resistance of the ignorant and the backward against the “advanced” and “progressive” book lovers, the torchbearers of freedom of speech and expression. The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, has embarked on a journey across America, pulling the cart of banned books. The action is named “Forbidden Motorcycle Bookstore.” She gives fiery speeches and promotes literature that a decent person wouldn’t dare show to their child. During this time, the Bible is removed. Anti-Bibles are placed on the shelves in place of the Holy Book. The first page of one such book, in a North Texas school library, reads: “When I left my parents’ home, I consciously decided to leave the Bible behind.” The book preaches that the Bible is harmful and corrupt.
The bitter and venomous fruits of this education, steeped in malevolence, have already manifested themselves greatly and are keenly felt. Transgenderism has ascended to a realm of inviolability and a huge industry. Occupied schools, greedy, unscrupulous doctors, with the consent of befuddled parents, or even without their permission, castrate stunned children, cut girls’ breasts, and change their sex. Thus, an immense army of future unfortunates is being cultivated.
This lamentable industry is wholeheartedly supported by the media. Presently, across America, youth camps are being created overnight. Children are gathered and “enlightened” according to the instructions from above. They share all the rooms, bathrooms, and toilets. These toilets are separated by age, but not by gender. Some of these camps are in secret places, “for security reasons”, they say. Children are exposed to homosexual, transgender, and other immoral indoctrinations. Having been processed in these camps, the children come out ready for their own butchery. So, for example, in the 2019-2020 school year, in New Jersey only 16 students declared that they were sexually confused; they were not sure if they were male or female. Yet, in this, 2022-2023 school year, that number has grown terribly: to 675. Transgender identification is on trend.
“Parents are deprived of the most fundamental rights in raising their own children. The state takes over, or better to say, takes everything into its hands. Teachers direct and encourage children to be homosexual, cloud their understanding about their own gender, promote gender transition, and parents are not allowed to know anything about it. From the classroom, through caregivers, straight to the surgeon’s knife. Those teachers who can no longer bear the burden of their conscience, if they step out of these boundaries, are mercilessly punished. Biology professor, Johnson Varkey, dared to tell students what biology says, that a person’s sex is determined by chromosomes, and he was fired for it. In his termination document, they listed his personal religious beliefs, opposition to homosexuality, and gender reassignment as sins. He denied that he expressed his personal views in front of the students, but that did not help.
Parents are increasingly rebelling against this rainbow terror. News about parental resistance comes from all sides. To be fair, it must be acknowledged that Muslims are at the forefront of this rebellion. Hagar’s children appear to be more orthodox than the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. “Leave our children alone” is the most common slogan at parental demonstrations. On June 1, in protest against the violence of the “proud ones” across Canada, thousands of children did not show up at schools. One school reported that 75% of the children were absent.
The intention of this letter is to warn of the impious storm that has been unleashed in the West, spreading throughout the world. And to say: parents, defend and protect your children. Children are a gift from God, and the Lord will seek their souls from your hands. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord; offspring a reward from him” (Psalm 127:3) reminds us of the God of Saints. The Lord gives or withholds His gifts. And when He gives them to us, and when He withholds them, He knows best why He does so. Jacob and Rachel were childless for a long time. This was considered a divine punishment. In their long and presumably arduous marital disputes, Jacob may have reached a breaking point and snapped at his wife: “Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb !?”
It was believed that infertility was a severe punishment for the gravest transgressions of God’s Law, (Leviticus 20:20; 20:21; 1 Samuel 1:19; Isaiah 4:1) and a great shame before people. The childless were looked upon with distrust. No matter how they looked and how righteous they were, people viewed them with suspicion, from above, wondering, “What sins could this person have committed for God to punish them so severely?” After years of shame and anticipation, finally, “God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bore a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach.” (Genesis 30:22-23) In great distress and with the most heartfelt prayers to the Lord, the mother of the righteous Samuel, Hannah, finally breathed a sigh of relief and cried, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” (1 Samuel 1:20) And in our New Testament era, holy Elizabeth, the mother of John the Forerunner, after many tears and humiliations and in her advanced age, just like her predecessor Anna, the Lord also looked upon her, and “Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. ‘The Lord has done this for me,’ she said. ‘In these days He has shown His favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.'” (Luke 1:24-25)
From the Western side, the storm of godlessness has raised questions that once had clear and unequivocal answers. But now, godless powers, the “engineers of human souls,” exclude parents and forbid them to interfere in the education of their own children. Parents are deprived of all rights, and when they disfigure the divine image in the child, when they shape them to their diabolical mold and turn a child into a monster, they then resort to obligations and punishments. Can there be a greater punishment for a parent than to helplessly witness what has become of their child? What is the value of gaining the whole world if one loses their own child?
My generation endured the hardships of atheist brainwashing in the days of the former Broz regime. Many of us still bear the painful scars of that harsh era. Unlike the present time, in those days, the family was still strong and robust, a fortress that evildoers could not breach. Our parents constantly told and advised us: “You, my child, learn what is expected of you out there, but safeguard your soul. Whatever they tell you, know that there is a God in heaven who watches all that is done. Do not stray a single step from His path.”
Today, unfortunately, that family fortress has been demolished. A child can sit with their parent, yet be thousands of miles away with its games and the demon that binds the child to himself. I genuinely believe, as a person with considerable life experience, that only the grace of God remains our sole salvation from this calamity. Thank God, we still have churches with wide-open doors everywhere. We can still enter and participate in holy services. This is where the grace of God pours out, strengthening us to bear witness to our faith and a healthy life. In ancient times, when there were no books or writing, people lived their lives with God and the Church through liturgy. They did not know much about theology, but they lived a life of theology.
I repeat: That is all that remains for us.