This is How We Leave the New Year? Secular Evangelism, Times Square, and a Troublesome Message for the New Year

My family and I watched the ball drop in Times Square at 10:00 MST. As my kids and I were watching, we heard homosexual evangelist Melissa Etheridge sing a new anthem called “Uprising of Love” about a sacred force that created her to love who she had to love.  She then followed this by the secular national anthem of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

My children didn’t get the first one, but they heard the second one loud and clear and were mortified. Religion, according to Lennon (and Etheridge) is not the solution but the problem.  Yet, she does hold to a “sacred force” that has created her to have this love for another (in this case, another woman).  So, she does have some sort of religion, and she is rather evangelistic about her beliefs.

I told my children, “See? We have much work to do, don’t we?” But how sad.  These are the last thoughts going into a new year?  It’s this that our media and our celebrities wish to champion?

May God have mercy on our country.  May 2014 bring about a boldness to show the beauty of the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ and that He truly is enough!  More than enough!

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