I watched this thirty minute documentary about regret with my teens two years ago.
As men of God, we would assert revealed Truth. So we would produce a different film. But many entrapped in this rebellion are enamored with the hero story of a fringe voice being silenced by a powerful cultural majority. This film shows how alphabet activists harm and silence each other.
Last year, Jerry Armelli at Prodigal Ministries came under fire from NKU, the city of Cincinnati and local news outlets.
City councilman Chris Seelbach’s tweet, the Change.org petition, and Disney news coverage did not happen on the same day by coincidence
Jerry is the first enforcement of the law passed in 2015, Cincinnati was the first city to ban conversion therapy for teenagers and children. Since then, 20 states, Puerto Rico, and 72 counties, municipalities or communities, along with Washington, D.C., have banned conversion therapy.
Jerry is not a fighter. He just wants to quietly help people free from the sin that once entangled him.
He asked me if I could help get any positive comments on his social media. We broadcast about this on Answers News as an opportunity to stand up for a brother being cancelled in our back yard.
Jerry ended up changing the name of his ministry to try to reduce the hate and shaming.
How would our congregations respond under the coordinated multi-front onslaught (loss of employer, political accusations, writing teams from multiple activist groups, hate army flaming every social media account, web form, email and phone line, newspaper articles, television news coverage)?