‘I am Jazz’: Parents, beware of this attack on our children

Just before 8 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on a base, where they destroyed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans. The day after the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress and said, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

Seventy-six years later another attack has hit our sacred grounds: Not one of military force but a deceitful assault on the mind and will of children. Today, the Welcoming Schools organization is launching a campaign that will adulterate the minds of the next generation. The organization is encouraging all educators and faith leaders to support the transgender youth with an “I Am Jazz” public reading for their community.

“I Am Jazz” was written by HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings and author Jessica Herthel to tell the first-person account about being transgender. Herthel shared her desire in writing the book was to “Explain to her daughters what being transgender can mean, hoping to create a book that other parents and caring adults would be able to use to start conversations with their kids.”

As a caring faith leader, I cannot support nor stand idle while an organization seeks to exploit confused children and feed on their fantasies.

A loving adult would help a child understand their truest identity in God. What a fantastic discovery it would be for children to understand how God did not make a mistake when He fashioned their heart, body, and soul in His image.

A devoted guardian would share the damaging effects Jazz Jennings may have experienced since becoming transgender, such as depression from sex reassignment surgery, imbalanced hormones, and extreme self-identity issues.

Faith leaders, you and your fellowship can no longer hide in the shadow of your steeple. Stand firm and teach your people a Christian worldview and how to stand against the assaults upon children. Don’t spread it with hate, but with sound expressions and the love of Christ for we are in a spiritual battle.

Join me in attending the Fayette County Board of Education meeting Dec. 11, 7 p.m., to thank our Board of Education for not participating in this twisted effort to “help” children.

Josh Saefkow, senior pastor
Flat Creek Baptist Church
Fayetteville, Ga.