As if the movie "Seventh-gay Adventists" wasn't bad enough, the maker of it is coming out with an illustrated children's book that celebrates moral 'troublemakers'.
Progressive parents can now rejoice that their children, who may not be old enough to make their own peanut butter and jelly sandwich, may be just old enough to read about and admire people who cheerfully break God's Commandments.
On the Kickstarter website regarding the book, it says:
"An illustrated children's storybook featuring 50 people of faith who rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and [social] justice."
According to my calculations, there are roughly 7,433 problems with Daneen Akers' new children's book venture Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints, but let's just mention a few in the interest of time.
Causing trouble is troublesome, but I am particularly concerned with the way that this book celebrates those who violate God's Moral Law. It is bad enough when Adibs advocate for a lifestyle that has killed (through disease and suicide), impoverished, and depressed hundreds of thousands of people throughout the last century. If they wish to take sides with some of the worst moral deviancies in human history, they are free to do so. But they have certainly crossed a line when they drag God into it. Calling immoral individuals 'holy' is the essence of declaring King Ahab innocent, and Elijah guilty. We know how that worked out.
Prefacing the partial list of 'heroes' on the website is this statement "These are the faith heroes we want on our children's bedside tables." Here is a sample of these 'heroes'.
Bayard Rustin - This is a threefer for the Akers (very efficient). Rustin is not only a gay activist and a socialist, he was a black minority. Intersectionality, eat your heart out.
Maryam Khatoonpour Molkara - Maryam was an Iranian transsexual, credited for convincing the heavy-bearded and equally heavy-handed Ayatollah Khomeini to allow him to have a sex change. There's a paragon of virtue for your children!
Alice Paul - Feminist. This ranks high on the list for the makers of Seventh-gay Adventist and it should. Feminism is the fundamental element for undermining biblical dualism (God's distinctions) and is a modern Tower of Babel for western liberalism. Your children will enjoy climbing this destructive ideology in the forfeit of truth. Feminism is high-density liberalism, the gummy vitamin of choice for progressive parents.
Cindy Wang Brandt - This is a twofer, a Social Justice, Feminist who finds faith in the irreverent, dances at the perimeter of faith (whatever that is) and is uncomfortable inside the faith circle (whatever that is too). It sounds like unbelief jamming an unwashed thumb in the church potluck. Eat up, kids. You can be an unholy saint, too.
Brian Mclaren - Yeah, we have heard of this once-Christian-turned-emergent-mystic before. Approximately 4,731 times, and 4500 of those times have been from once-adventist-turned-emergent-mystics. Now your children need to hear about him so they too can become once-adventist-turned-emergent-misfits drifting towards the rocks of destruction. But hey, at least they'll be TOLERANT. Towards anything leftist, that is. One of the best reasons to eschew this book is what Mclaren says about it. “This project [book] deserves our support.” - Brian D. McLaren. That's clear enough! Run away. Run away!
If this hall of shame was not enough of a red flag for you, there are 45-other "Holy Troublemakers" waiting in the wings of this new children's book. There's Irwin Keller who sings in a drag-band, Deborah Jian Lee who writes how blacks, women and "queers" are going to take over evangelical Christianity, Mahdia Lynn, organizer of an LGBTQ mosque in Chicago, Danya Ruttenberg who can teach your children that feminism, sex, social justice, and God are all one. Monism anyone? Spiritualist deception? Akers' progressive ideology promotes the notion of the “non-binary,” a state in which everything is relative and fused together.
Your children need this. Never mind that a Jezebelian approach to life--with its experiments in pagan morality--will get people killed. In this neo-pagan Adventist world that they are creating, there is no repentance, no objective external truth, and no biblical distinctions to base your life on.
The goal of the Kickstarter campaign was to raise $50,000 to produce this book. To date, the Akers' have raised $66,497 in pledges. 1,174 Donors are helping to create a new neo-pagan Adventism for the children of the Advent Movement.
The real problem, though, is the effect this nonsense will have on the innocent kids subjected to it (Mark 9:42). Dick and Jane Adventist, in an effort to show off to their liberal friends, will probably buy the book for their children. It is bad enough to deprive a child of physical necessities, but to deprive them of their true biblical identity by engineering a change-by-beholding-deviancy book with color illustrations is something that Lenin or Lennon would be proud of. Probably both of them.
It seems to me it would be far better to say to your children. "God made you. God loves you. He wants you to be united with Him for all eternity. We are in enemy territory on this earth. Do not give in to your temptations or let them define you. Reach out to God and His Word. He will come to your aid. You are not alone. The Advent Message is challenging, compelling and beautiful. Don't give up."
"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:19).
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him [or her, in the spirit of egalitarianism] if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea" (Mark 9:42).