Pastor’s Pen- May 2023

I write with great grief this month…. In the state in which we reside, Minnesota, the current governing leaders have taken us down a very satanic road in passing three recent laws dubbed the trans refuge bill HF146, the conversion therapy ban HF16, and reproductive freedom bill HF259.

Ironically, he said “Freedom is on the march in Minnesota. Decency is on the march on in Minnesota. Compassion is on the march in Minnesota. Hate and bigotry too are on the march. But we make very clear that march of bigotry and hate stops at Minnesota’s borders.”

All three laws have little to do with true freedom, rather they are legislating people into the bondage of their sins. It is a rare thing to have new bills introduced and passed that benefit and truly protect “the least of these” – no they protect murder of children, mutilation of children and molestation of children; all of which have direct spiritual consequences of eternal proportions.

A fourth bill is being introduced and considered that I call the pedophile act HF447. It slips in the term “sexual orientation” under the civil rights law section of the bill. For those who do not know – sexual orientation is broad terminology that includes all LGBTQIA+ and “minor attracted persons” under its definition. In Article 3 Section 5  ‘”Sexual orientation” does not include a physical or sexual attachment to children by an adult.’ Was stricken from the bill. This means they removed it as something wrong and placed it as something to be protected as a right. That’s sick and exceedingly sinful and makes Sodom and Gomorrah like societies look like a paradise. Jesus said “better a millstone be hung around the neck of one who causes little ones to sin” and let’s not forget that the Bible does address catamites. This is the historical term for a pedophile. Check out 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (malakos: soft, that is, fine clothing, catamite – a boy kept by a pederast) , nor abusers of themselves with mankind (sodomite), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. ”

These new bills are nothing new, the Bible tells us the roots of these ideas and ideologies are demonic and connected to the gods of child sacrifice, satanic self-worship and are demonstrative of those who willfully ignore God. Take the time to read Romans 1, 2 Timothy 3 and 2 Peter 2.

These are not the only diabolical and destructive bills recently plaguing Minnesota. There are several educational bills that will and are going to force many believers that are teachers or educational employees to make some decisions that will be difficult. Not to mention, these bills may even cause termination of employment if you do not “go along to get along”.

Some of the bills that you should know about and pay attention to are as follows:

HF2497 / SF 2684 Education Budget Omnibus Bill – this included studies in CRT, sexual preferences, gender and religion

HF358 Sexual Education Bill – this includes teaching sexual orientation and gender identities with explicit content

HF 1502 Ethnic Studies and Critical Social Justice

HF 320 Teachers of Color and Critical Social Justice


These are just some of the issues facing our state today. What does this tell us about our future here in Minnesota? We are spiraling into legislated sin and godlessness. What you do and say plus what you do not do and do not say will have an impact and reveal the truth of where you stand as a Christian citizen and where your convictions are derived from. What might God be calling you to “in such a time as this”?


Prayerfully and Exhortingly,
Pastor D.L. Barnett

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