Parents! Pastors! Teachers! Grandparents!
All concerned about the lives of children!
You are invited by
Lutherans For Life of Iowa
to hear author Linda Bartlett present her new book
“The Failure of Sex Education in the Church:
Mistaken Identity, Compromised Purity”
Sunday, October 5, 2014
At Zion Lutheran Church
201 First Ave, Hiawatha IA
Begins at 3 pm
Refreshments will be served
RSVP by email firstname.lastname@example.org
A $10 fee due at check-in time. This fee covers a copy of the book that
will be used during the panel discussion.
Panel Participants include:
Rev. Dr. Brian Saunders, President of Iowa District East;
Rev. Paul Beisel, Pastor of Immanuel, Iowa Falls and
Rev. Stephen Preus, Pastor of Trinity, Vinton.
Linda Bartlett is the former national president of Lutherans For Life. She is the founder of Titus 2 for Life, a grassroots outreach that strives to mentor biblical manhood and womanhood. Linda is the co-founder and first president of LFL of Iowa and the co-founder and president of The Lighthouse Center of Hope in Iowa Falls, IA. She was instrumental in helping to launch Word of Hope, the post-abortion ministry of Lutherans For Life. Linda served as chairman of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Sanctity of Life Task Force and on the board of Lutheran Family Service of Iowa. Linda’s Vocation is a helper. She helps as a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, coworker, and advocate for life.
- Do you wonder why children are sexualized?
- Do you wonder why Christian youth may speak out against abortion, but defend same-sex “marriage”?
- Do you wonder why so many Christians who have been through years of abstinence education dress provocatively, cohabit, or become pregnant outside of marriage?
For 30 years, Linda Bartlett has been involved with young Christians and their parents,
working with single and married moms, and listening to women who’ve had abortions. All
that she learned motivated her to write a book she never intended to write. That book,
The Failure of Sex Education in the Church: Mistaken Identity, Compromised Purity, has
been described as a “catechism” for parents, pastors, teachers, those struggling with
sexual temptations, and everyone who is concerned about the sexualization of children.
For a half-century, Christians and non-Christians alike have been taught to believe that
“children are sexual from birth”. Nowhere in Scripture does God describe children this
way. The phrase was coined by a humanist named Alfred Kinsey who believed infants and children can enjoy and benefit from early sexual activity. His social science was wrong, but his research was widely accepted. Our nation and even the Church were set on a dangerous course. By accepting Kinsey’s data and the expertise of other like-minded humanists, the Church played a role in bestowing a mistaken identity, compromising purity for multiple generations, and ultimately putting human lives at risk.
A false identity has both temporal and eternal ramifications. For the sake of children and
the future of the Church, we need to know the origin of sex education, then ask:
- What fellowship has light with darkness (2 Corinthians 6:14-16)?
- Upon what foundation have we built?
- What is our understanding of who and Whose we are?
- Are we primarily sexual beings or sons and daughters of God made holy by Christ’s blood in our Baptism?
Bartlett takes no delight in pointing out error, but is motivated by love for her own children and grandchildren and by love for God’s Word. With painstaking care, she explains why the Church can no longer participate in a tragically flawed social experiment. Going beyond diagnosis, she proposes a hopeful, radical and thoroughly biblical remedy.
For the sake of our children and grandchildren, we are in need of honest and kind
dialogue and panel discussion. LFL of Iowa invites you to be part of that dialogue
and discussion on October 5 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hiawatha.