Do You Love The Battle? | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Luke 8:4-15 for Sexagesima on February 12, 2023.

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2 thoughts on “Do You Love The Battle? | Sermon

  1. Being in Redding,CA,
    I listen to your sermons online.

    You’re awesome!
    Keep up the good fight, Pastor!

    I’m praying for you!


  2. Hi Pastor Bramwell,More Gaslighting below.Keep the full armour of God on. Keith

    Both Kratt and Celeste said that it shocks and saddens them to hear people accuse drag performers of “grooming” children, especially when the goal of holding all-ages drag shows is to provide LGBTQ+ youth with a safe space, and they view themselves as mentors of many of the young performers.

    “When [protesters] disturb our shows, they are disturbing our family time,” Kratt told the Outpost. “Because that’s what it is when we’re having these all ages drag shows. It is our queer family. It is a safe space for trans kids.”

    Celeste and Kratt also wanted to be clear that at the all ages drag shows, the performances are kept pretty tame. They are very different from the 21 and up shows, like the one at Gallagher’s, where the content might be more raunchy. Sometimes drag, like many types of entertainment, is sexual. “But there isn’t anything inherently sexual about drag,” Kratt said. “Drag is the exploration of gender.”


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