NEWPORT BEACH—Church United is “disrupting pastors, igniting them to transform communities for Christ” said Pastor Jim Domen, president and founder of Church United—a pastoral network of 700 pastors in California from dozens of faith backgrounds and diverse racial identities.
Church United’s Protect Our Kids (POK) Now event at Santa Barbara Calvary Chapel featured 250 attendees coming together as a coalition of parents, community leaders, grassroots organizations, attorneys, physicians, pastors, teachers and concerned citizens “all united in the belief that the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329) violated the sacred relationship between parent and child.”
The Santa Barbara meeting follows POK events held in April at East Anaheim Calvary Chapel (attended by 600) and in May at Reliance Church in Temecula (attended by 800) with future rallies being planned in Spanish and English this fall in Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose. Events will be hosted by the network of Church United pastors.
Pastor Tim Thompson, pastor of 412 Church in Temecula and founder of Our Watch serves as emcee of the Protect Our Kids rallies. The Santa Barbara POK event also featured: patent attorney Mark Schneider; Informed Parents of California co-founder Aileen Blachowski; Orange Unified School District board member and Santa Ana Unified educator Brenda Lebsack; and attorney Nada Higuera of Tyler Bursch.
Our Watch has produced a 30 minute video that documents the explicit and indoctrinating nature of sex education on California’s youth. The documentary shows how the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood is guiding teachers in sex education (topics such as mutual masturbation, role playing for different genders, dental dams and fisting) and gender theory. To see the video go to: https://www.ourwatchnow.com/videos
“Planned Parenthood is on a mission to transform gender roles and advance a world view,” said Schenider. This world view 1) will enforce LGBTQ+ 2) deny objective biological reality 3) raise sexualized children at the earliest age possible and 4) challenge parental authority.”
“Parent rights are generally outweighed by state interest in educating students” said educator Brenda Lebsack. “Almost never do parents have veto power over the content of public school instruction. Parents have very limited rights.” This has led Lebsack to produce five short (three to four minute) You Tube Videos informing parents on: 1) The Human Rights Campaign 2) California Educational Laws 3) California Health Framework 4) California Curriculum samples and 5) California Parent Rights. “
To view: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAsv2f0KHmxgNSMaFCcbxiQ.
“We are in a battle for our schools,” said Blachowski. “Comprehensive sexual education will be taught to our children with parental consent required. It will normalize anal and oral sex for children. It has an obsessive focus on sexual pleasure. It promotes and encourages exploration and experimentation with gender identity and sexual orientation. It teaches our children how to give and receive sexual consent. It exposes our children to visual and written porn.” Blachowski goes on to show and read some of the curriculum resources that education publishers have developed for use in the public schools for comprehensive sexual education.
“Opting out (of comprehensive sex education) is not a solution but a bandaid,” said Higuerra, an attorney. “You do have the right to opt-put of sex-ed classes (according to Education Code 51938) but this does not apply to instruction on gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.” Parents at the Protect Our Kids Now conference were able to receive sample opt-out forms.
The vision of Church United is “to see the Church change the culture” of communities in California. Pastor Domen believes “Revival in the Church” causes an “Awakening in the Culture.” The strategy is to “equip pastors as culture-changers by sending them to Washington D.C. and Sacramento in Awakening Tours.” The pastoral network has grown as pastors have participated.
“In 2014, my wife and I spent our own savings to send six pastors to D.C. to a Watchman on the Wall event. The next year we had 27, followed by 70 in 2016. I am raising $600,000 to sponsor 200 pastors this year.” The Awakening tours begin to expose pastors to such issues as: sexual education, abortion, immigration and drugs.
My mission is to transform California for Christ,” said Pastor Jim Domen. “God created me with a passion for the kingdom and government. The Church has almost been completely removed from having a voice and involvement.”
Pastor Domen, is an ordained pastor with a master of divinity, who entered the homosexual lifestyle after being raised in a “God fearing home” and accepting Christ at age seven; and attending George Fox University a Christian liberal arts institution in Newberg, Oregon.
“God changed my life forever on June 8, 2002, when I lost all my worldly possessions and distinctly heard God’s voice telling me to come back to Him,” said Jim. I told God, “I’m yours again. God began to restore me and I enrolled in seminary at Azusa Pacific University. I learned how to be obedient to God’s voice and how to interpret the Bible. God continued His work of redemption and gave me opportunities to share my story publicly.
Domen, who now is married and father of three children, became a church pastor but was called to leave to begin working with Focus on the Family’s California Family Council for 10 years before stepping out once again to begin Church United in 2016. The network now has over 100 intercessors.
Last year, Church United was the primary pastors network engaged in fighting AB 2943 which would have made it illegal to “pay anyone for counsel that affirms heterosexuality or that affirms a commitment to the traditional family.
“We don’t tell pastors what to do. We serve them. We help them, see what God is doing in their communities.”
(Editor’s Note: For more information on Pastor Jim Domen go to Citizens Journal, May 13, 2018 posting on: https://www.citizensjournal.us/pastor-jim-domen-call-state-senators-no-on-ab-2943/ For more information on Church United go to their website at: https://www.churchunited.com/.)
Michael Hernandez, co-founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service, founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, has worked 25 years as a middle school teacher. He is editor of History Makers Report and can be contacted by email at [email protected]
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