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Children Under Siege

By Michael Zanelli

The Devil is filled with fury because he knows that his time is short (see Rev 12:12).

50.4 million school children in our nation are under satanic attack. [1] Satan is engaged in a relentless battle against the foundational principles of human life ordained in Creation by God through His divine institutions of marriage, family, and gender. He is out to destroy the understanding of these principles in the minds of our children.

Our nation’s government, through the public school system, has launched an aggressive and relentless onslaught against our kids. They are being indoctrinated with the perverse ideology that their God-ordained sexual orientation was not determined by their God-given physical gender at birth.

Our kids are being morally and spiritually poisoned with the outright lie that their physical gender at birth was a random, incidental occurrence and does not define whether they are a boy or a girl. They are regularly brainwashed with the depraved notion that God’s divine institutions of marriage and family can include same-sex couples. This is a blatant and unconscionable attempt to override the biblical, moral, and spiritual precepts that God has set before us.

School districts of an ever-increasing number across America are independently adopting LGBTQ curriculum while disregarding and overriding the objections of parents. Local school boards are covertly working with LGBTQ groups (GLSEN, SIECUS), Planned Parenthood, The National Abortion Federation, and others to impose a radical and graphic LGBTQ-laced “comprehensive sexuality” curriculum infused with homosexual/transgender ideology in grades K-12.

For example, the school board of the Parkway school district in suburban St. Louis voted in March 2016 to implement one of the most radical and graphic LGBTQ-laced K-12 sexuality programs anywhere to date. [2] The board overruled the objections of nearly one thousand parents who vehemently objected this curriculum, and they completely disregarded a letter from the Liberty Counsel outlining the grave concerns with the underlying moral issues that were evident in this curriculum.

Some of the radical concepts this program promotes:

  • Promotion of sexual anarchy, abortion, homosexual sex acts, and homosexual relationships disguised as “health education.”

  • Explicit subject lessons about oral and anal sex for seventh graders and references to “positive” experiences of sadomasochism and pornography.

  • Attempts to normalize homosexuality and cross-dressing by teaching false theories about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

  • Attacks on the traditional family under the guise of combating “discrimination” based on “gender roles and stereotypes.”

  • No moral issue with having multiple sexual partners.

  • Fairly extensive abortion counseling for young girls.

  • Lessons causing children to question “what it means to be a boy/man and what it means to be a girl/woman.”

  • Incorrect medical advice regarding contraception and AIDS prevention.

The Parkway school district is only one of many school districts across our nation where this outrageous assault against defenseless children is now taking place. The appalling truth is that this is the prevailing atmosphere throughout our public school system!

As I looked further into this, I found it’s far worse than we ever could have imagined! The recommended resources are the source materials used to push extreme and graphic sexual and homosexual topics into lower elementary grades as early as 2nd grade, and in some districts, even kindergarten!

One of the underlying foundational books for this curriculum is It’s Perfectly Normal. This book is one of the most pornographic children’s books ever written, and unbeknownst to parents, is used in many elementary schools across the country! A Powerpoint file of sample pages from this book can be accessed at the pro-family MassResistance website:

It is well worth your time to visit this website and see the perverse content that is being taught to children. In many cases, this material would be considered pornography in any other setting. I must warn you; the illustrations are graphic and disturbing.

Here is a sample from of what others have said about this book:

“This book, endorsed by Planned Parenthood, is simply pornography for children. The book contains a wealth of graphic cartoon pictures of nude teens, kids, adults, in all positions. Homosexual sex is also included as “normal.” The graphic content is so visually abusive that a grown man (my son-in-law) found it erotic. I would not recommend this book for any adult let alone a child. It is indicative of the moral collapse in our culture when a book of this ilk even receives a modicum of praise.”

“Horrible. Even as an adult I don’t want to see these graphic pictures. If they were pictures of actual children in these acts, they would be called child pornography. So I guess this is animated child pornography. [This is] ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!!!!”

“Whoa! This is pornography!! What are people thinking printing this and marketing [this] to children? Why is no one stopping this? Simply disgusting that people are getting away with this!”

“This book should not be seen by minors! It blatantly displays obscene drawings to children and is actually intended to do this.”

“Yikes! I thought I was buying a book to help me explain puberty to my growing kids. The content [in this book] is WAY more than that! Including pictures that I really didn’t think were necessary or appropriate! Everything from masturbation to homosexuality to birth control are graphically sketched for the young eyes!”

This perverse teaching is being methodically introduced and implemented throughout our public school system nationwide. Consider a hideously obscene booklet on homosexual practices created by health officials, The Little Black Book: Queer in the 21st Century. This extremely graphic book was given to teens at Brookline High School, MA on April 30, 2005. It includes tips on performing homosexual sex acts, nude photographs, and other subjects so explicit in nature that I cannot mention them here. [3]

My brothers and sisters in Christ, if this doesn’t stir up outrage in you for how our children are being morally and spiritually assaulted through the public school system, nothing will. We should be incensed and moved to action on behalf of our kids! As Christians, aren’t we supposed to take action to preserve families and protect children? Are we content to just sit around complacently watching these things happen as our kids are being inundated by evil? Why are we indifferent to this evil that is escalating exponentially?

I’m reminded of the words of Dr. James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family: “Christians have ‘dropped the ball’ when it comes to acting to preserve families and protect children. Our kids are being inundated by evil, and what have we done? We’ve sat around and watched it happen.”

Our children are being morally and spiritually abused, brainwashed, indoctrinated, and poisoned beyond measure with the repulsive filth being relentlessly and methodically implemented throughout our public school system. Where is the sense of outrage that moves us as Christians beyond mere indignation? We verbally express our abhorrence, but there is no action! We file some lawsuits and boycott businesses, all while keeping our children in systems of education that purposes to destroy them morally and spiritually.

Christian parents must draw their children under their wings with a determined resolve to not allow their children to be morally and spiritually abused! How can we allow our children to daily be in this environment that is discipling them in ways contrary to God’s Word? May we have the courage to truly take a stand against the evil of our day, so we will not have to say as Jeremiah did in Lamentations 1:16: “This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My children are destitute because the enemy has prevailed.”

Michael Zanelli is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and currently a member of the Brooklyn Tabernacle (since 1991). He has been involved in prison ministry and is a former youth group leader. He has written several books including a full year daily devotional comprised of a series of six theme-based booklets, Children's Creational entitled When God Created The Heavens and The Earth, Personal Letters From the Heart of God, and more. Michael passionately writes on his website ( about the urgent need for Christian families across America to be mobilized to stand against the evils of our day.This article originally appeared in The Renewanation Review® magazine. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted here by permission of Renewanation. For more information regarding Renewanation, visit

FOOTNOTES 1. “Back to School Statistics,”, 2. “Parkway School Board Passes New Sex-Ed Curriculum,”, last modified March 10, 2016, sex-ed-curriculum. 3. Peter Sprigg, Homosexuality in Your Child’s School (2006), EF06K26.pdf.

Volume 9 Issue 2 - The Renewanation Review


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