Texas Boy Whose Mother Wanted to Transition Him into a Girl, Now Attending School as a Boy
The Christian Broadcasting Network reported in a 7 November 2019 article that James has started attending school as a boy and no longer wants to be referred to as “Luna.”
The Texas boy caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle that made national headlines when it was revealed his mother wanted to transition him into a girl, is now attending school as a boy.
The “Save James” Facebook page posted photos of seven-year-old James Younger and his brother Jude before they headed off for school. The page also posted a photo of Jeff Younger standing with his two sons.
“Jeff emailed the principal today and James and Jude’s teachers had reported that there was zero stress or disruptions in the classroom today. Just another day in school Prayers answered,” friends of the Younger family wrote on the page.
Earlier, they had written, “Going to school. This is what it looks like when JAMES gets to choose! * Affirm this! * Also, a photo taken yesterday, just before church. James and Jude proud to be men! Save James, save thousands of children!”
As CBN News reported in October, Jeff Younger went to court to stop his ex-wife Dr. Anne Georgulas from transitioning their son James into a girl named “Luna.” Court documents revealed the boy even dressed as a girl and answered to that name when he was with his mother.
(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)
When I first heard of this on American Family Radio, all I could do is pray
When I first heard of the case of James Younger, a jury had ruled against his father in his attempt to stop the chemical castration of this 7-year-old boy. So, after praying for the protection of this child, it occurred to me that — as a citizen of a democratic republic — I have a voice in my government through my representatives. Therefore, I got on Facebook and Twitter and contacted my senators and my governor.
Soon thereafter, Governor Abbott ordered an investigation of the James Younger custody case in Dallas. With the state’s eyes on her, Judge Kim Cooks ruled that the parents would share joint conservatorship of the child. So, with the tide turning against the pediatrician “mother” (who did not donate the eggs toward the twin boys) has petitioned for the judge to recuse herself from the case.
So, we need to continue our prayers.
“Thank God” is one of many reactions to the apparent conversion of Kanye West
Kanye West Gospel Album Inspires Group to Give Away 1,000 Bibles to His Fans
A 2 November 2019 Breitbart article details how the American Bible Society came to donate 1,000 Bibles to Kayne West fans.
Some fans of rap megastar Kanye West are showing an increased interest in the Holy Bible following his conversion to Christianity and his hit gospel-rap album Jesus is King. And now one organization is handing out hundreds free Bibles to those who wish to learn more.
Google searches for “Jesus” and the query, “What do Christians believe?” spiked significantly following the release of West’s album last week, which includes a plethora of biblical references.
Amid renewed interest, the American Bible Society (ABS) plans to use the opportunity to hand out free Bibles to those interested in Christianity. The organization has launched an initiative called “Bibles for Kanye Fans,” which will see them hand out up to 1,000 copies of the Good News Translation for free.
“When we saw an influential cultural figure like Kanye inspiring young people to curiously seek out answers to their faith questions, we saw that as an opportunity to do what we do best as an organization: to provide God’s word and point people to it as a source to their questions about faith,” Dr. John Farquhar Plake, the organizations’s director of ministry intelligence, told Fox News.
“Kanye’s album just points to this cultural curiosity and we’re happy to stand in the gap and say if you’re curious about the Bible, we want to provide one to you,” he continued.
The Grammy-winning rapper recently opened up about a Born Again Christian, defending religious conservative values while critiquing those pushing political correctness and “cancel culture” as the same people who wish to destroy Christianity altogether.
“I’ve been canceled before. That was canceled culture. Who told you that my career would be over? The same people that are telling you that you can’t have a right to say who you will vote for,” Kanye West said. “Those people will be soon to take Jesus out of school. Those people will be soon to remove Jesus, period, from America, which is the Bible Belt. Those people will be so mad. Come on man.”
(Read more at Breitbart)
From what I have heard of Kanye West’s church meetings, they seem to be nothing but uplifting to God
The reports that I have seen, including several YouTube videos, seem to indicate a true conversion by Mr. West.
However, if you are a Christian, I would challenge you to not follow in the steps of Peter in asking about the situation of another believer (John 21:21). Rather, we should follow Christ’s suggestion by looking to our own spiritual condition (John 21:22).
That is, so what if Kanye West formerly had issues? He has reformed his ways. So what if he has a new way of delivering the good news? Every generation has changed that delivery and — as shown by the spike in searches on “What do Christians believe?” — we can thank God for that.
FAITH-FILLED WEEKEND: That Time Tebow’s John 3:16 Verse Went Viral, Then God Did Something Even Wilder
An 8 November 2019 Christian Broadcasting Network commentary on the effects of an action taken on 8 January 2009 by football player Tim Tebow.
It may not be news at this point, but if you haven’t heard this story yet, be prepared to be blown away. More than nine million people have now seen a viral video of Tim Tebow recalling a powerful story from his football days that can’t be explained by human understanding.
It goes like this.
Tebow was a HUGE success in his college football years. The year was 2009 and he was weeks away from competing in the highly televised national championship football game.
Tebow said God led him at that point to change his regular Bible verse – the one he painted under his eyes – from Philippians 4:13 to John 3:16 for all the world to see while he played.
He points out John 3:16 contains the essence of the Bible’s salvation message, so he felt God was calling him to share it on this big platform he was being given.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
After the game, Tebow found out his new message had a huge impact. “During that game 94 million people Googled John 3:16,” he recalls learning.
He says it taught him a lesson about how big God really is, and that God really wants to do big things through us because He can use one act of obedience in one moment in time to reach 94 million people with the gospel.
Fast-forward three years – exactly three years in fact – from January 8, 2009, when Tebow first wore John 3:16 – to January 8, 2012. Tebow was now playing for the Denver Broncos in the NFL.
Tebow recalls, “We just happened to be playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs… I didn’t think of John 3:16 one time, so I can’t take credit, I had nothing to do with it.”
Then something truly wild happened. You might even call it supernatural.
After Tebow led the Broncos to beat the Steelers in that game, his PR guy came up to him and said, “Timmy did you realize what happened? This is exactly 3 years from the time you put John 3:16 under your eyes… you don’t realize, during the game you threw for 316 yards. Your yards per rush were 3.16. Your yards per completion were 31.6. The time of possession was 31.06. And the ratings for the night were 31.6. And during the game, 90 million people Googled John 3:16, and it’s the number one thing on all social media right now.”
“And I was just standing in the hallway thinking, ‘God I didn’t know that you were doing anything. I thought that was like three years ago. But it’s amazing how big the God is that we serve,” he says.
(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)
This is a good example of a servant who was faithful in small things and, thereby, was given authority over great things
In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus relates a story of servants who were entrusted with various sums of money. One was given much and used it to bring great benefit to his master. One was given little and still used it to benefit his master. However, a third, knowing that this master was known for reaping gains where he had not sowed, went and hid the money do that he would not experience loss. Because he did not at least put the asserts in the bank where they could gather some interest, this servant was punished.
Usually, when preachers and Sunday School teachers focus on this parable, they center their message on the third, lazy servant.
However, in the case of Tim Tebow, I think it does us well to focus on the second servant. Like Tebow, the second servant took small resources and turned them into a great return.
Therefore, the next time a little task for God comes to you, consider the great returns that might result.
‘This Is What We Pray For’: Christian Influencers Rejoice Over Kanye’s Radical Transformation
Another Christian Broadcasting Network article provides commentary on the apparent conversion of Kayne West.
Kanye West’s gospel album “Jesus is King” is hitting number one across the major music genres, with each song landing in Billboard’s Hot 100. Kanye has rocked the entertainment world by openly sharing his radical faith transformation and helping to lead thousands to Christ in the process.
“Kanye West works for God,” the superstar recently told CBS’ Late Late Show host James Corden.
The star rapper says it was Christians in his life who never stopped praying that made all the difference.
“There’s a lot of people that were praying for me,” says Kanye. “When I was all the way gone, when I was at the awards show with a Hennessey bottle running on stage, when I was doing creative direction for certain awards shows, it was people in my family that were praying for me.”
Kanye admits to dealing with addictions like sex and pornography and believes sharing these life struggles makes him more relatable to non-believers exploring faith.
“God always had a plan for me and he always wanted to use me but I think he wanted me to suffer more and wanted people to see my suffering and my pain and put stigmas on me and have me go through all the experiences, human experiences, so now when I talk about how Jesus saved me, more people can relate to that experience,” Kanye continued.
(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)
Again, I would point toward the working of God within a common man
While this common man may be an uncommonly talented rapper, still he recognizes his subservience to Christ.