Hi. I’m Fr. Matt. I’m from St. John’s Catholic Church. And I’m a priest of Jesus Christ.
And because I’m a priest of Jesus, I’m here today.
I’m not sure how many of you saw that movie this summer—The Sound of Freedom—starring
Jim Caviezel. Great film. It’s about protecting kids from sex trafficking. Progressives hate it.
I’m not sure why.
Anyway, during the film, Caviezel’s character—Tim Ballard, a real-life Christian—he’s asked
why he would risk his life to rescue a child he doesn’t even know. To which he replies simply:
“Because God’s children are not for sale.”
Maybe you don’t have kids in the public school system—maybe you do—I don’t—but I’m here because these children don’t belong to morally bankrupt school boards—they belong to God.
Parents, YOU have custody—your children are your responsibility. But really, they belong
to God. And because they belong to God, its’ YOUR job to protect them: from error, from sin, and even from your local school board, if necessary. And it’s now necessary.
Let me be clear: Parents, these are YOUR kids. These kids are yours. But they’re GOD’s first.
And that’s why I’m here today: Because God’s children are not for sale.
I’m not saying anybody’s trafficking children here.
But this school board—by their dangerous gender policy—these people are trafficking in children’s souls.
So what can we do? Because this current school board couldn’t care less about what you think.
Fortunately, one of the board members slipped up recently. He kinda revealed where the board is vulnerable.
Maybe some of you remember back in June—during a board meeting—some attendees chose to quote the Bible while voicing their opinions. This raised concerns for one board member—David Bass--
who said this:
"The amount of prayer happening in this room... I find it uncomfortable in a public school setting.
And so whether you are trying to protect trans students or whether you are speaking against
Policy 443, I would encourage folks to really think about, are there ways to make your points… without public prayer?"
Actually, there aren’t ways to make our point without prayer. Because this board won’t listen.
But God will. Because these are HIS children. So that’s what the Catholics here are about to do.
We’re gonna pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. We’re gonna pray for the board—that they stop changing children’s names. OR, if they continue with such policies, we pray that their names—the names of our board members—be changed (after the next election).
Then we’re gonna process around the block, praying the rosary.
Join us if you’d like—as we make the school board a little uncomfortable—as we cry out to someone who WILL listen—Whose Name doesn’t change—Whose Name is Jesus.