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Halloween: Gender Deceivers' Favorite Holiday

Linda Harvey

(This article is from several years ago yet is even more relevant today)

So now even Playboy can’t help itself. A recent centerfold is a deceiver—a man pretending to be a woman.

It’s Halloween costume season in America, where even decadent Playboy can’t keep its mission straight and features fake news, complete with fake body parts.

You’ve probably noticed that a cultural revolution is in full swing, engineered largely by promiscuity promoters and “LGBT” advocates. It’s based on deception, depravity, subterfuge, endless dirty tricks and no treats.

So is it any wonder that Halloween is their favorite, special holiday? It’s one more reason this event is something for concerned families to avoid.

The masked ball is where sexual anarchists shine. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what the homosexual media declares:

“Halloween is America’s gay holiday. In the words of the lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, Halloween is ‘the great gay holiday’.…Long before June officially became Gay Pride Month, and October ‘Coming Out Month’ for the LGBTQ community, Halloween was our unofficial annual ‘holiday,’ dating as far back at the 1970s when it was a massive annual street party in San Francisco’s Castro district. By the 1980s, gay enclaves like Key West, West Hollywood, and Greenwich Village were holding their annual Halloween street parties….”

Yes, America’s recent exaltation of Halloween as a festival second only to Christmas owes a lot to promotion by homosexuals and their new favorite comrades-- gender-confused males and females.

And as usual, the “LGBTQ” folks have no problem using any tool, Halloween included, to corrupt children. Last fall, a homosexual web site featured an article about a nine-year-old boy dressed as a “drag queen”—a transvestite – with the help of his “gay” uncle.

And is it a coincidence that in early October, a person dressed in a transvestite demon costume (with horns) read “LGBTQ” books to children as part of homosexual history month at a Long Beach, California library?

Even we conservative Christians can’t make this stuff up. These people are truly out of their minds.

And for Halloween, America is largely on board this questionable ride. Last year Americans spent an estimated $8.4 billion on Halloween, according to Fortune. And that was an increase of $1.5 billion from 2015.

This year, it’s projected to reach an excessive $9.1 billion. It’s not just decorations and candy, but costumes, greeting cards, food/beverage and even outfits for pets.

But for Christians, there’s a problem, or should be. We are told in Scripture:

There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead” (Deuteronomy 18:10-11).

When we learn that October 31 is a significant day for actual pagans and witches, why would we gleefully send our children out this night to visit the homes of strangers?

Have we forgotten that our world is not just material but spiritual, and many of these spirits are our enemies?

I am not a curmudgeon. I appreciate a good party like anyone else, and when I was a little girl in my pre-Christian youth, I loved Halloween. But I recall an eerie sense even then that Halloween was unusually captivating, and not in a good way.

When I was fourteen, I had my own bizarre encounter with the enemy spirit world by experimenting with a Ouija board. Since my parents were Episcopalians, I received no warnings of spiritual danger because at that time, they lacked a mature, informed level of faith.

But when my friend and I asked the “board” questions, some unseen force pushed the pointer around. At times, our fingers were hanging on for dear life as it flew around the board, often spelling out messages.

I had little biblical background to understand what this presence surely was. Now, I can only thank God for mercifully protecting me from being drawn more deeply into this spooky and alluring world where the unseen has real, tangible power.

Jesus Christ has far more power and praise the Lord, He fights these battles for us. Yet when we don’t deliberately seek Him and ask for His mediation, such defense occurs at His discretion. He certainly won’t always provide that protection when we welcome the occult into our lives.

God often gives us just what we choose. So we should be extra careful about our activities and those of our children.

Halloween epitomizes the spiritual complacency of our age. If it’s a party, the thinking goes, what can go wrong?

But Halloween itself continues to be problematic for Christians especially because its elements can quickly detour from candy apples and pumpkins to Tarot cards, sexual mischief, substance abuse and horror movies. It’s an observance that takes us and our vulnerable children in an ungodly direction, laughing hysterically as we go.

Trick-or-treating children turn into teens going to seance parties with underage alcohol and suggestive or cross-gender costumes. Parents should begin the practice of avoiding Halloween when their children are small.

Call me counter-cultural. I’m fine with that.

It’s beyond adorable tikes on doorsteps asking for Snicker’s bars. Christians have to know that there’s more at stake on Halloween, elements no believer needs or wants.

In today’s America, we are allowing ourselves to be deceived by the depraved demands of hardened lesbians and men in lipstick. October 31 symbolizes the happy rebellion.

And many of those involved in homosexuality or gender pretense really do get this, and don’t care. They aren’t simply joining another parade and strutting an outrageous ensemble – and the drag kings and queens certainly do that. But it’s the night for permitted release of all inhibitions as they “come out” in the “spirit” of the event.

We know who that spirit is-- the author of lies, the deceiver who transforms himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14-15).

Stay away.