Following that came a marked increase in mothers leaving the care of their children for the fast pace of the workforce. This resulted in a new word to describe our children—“latchkey children.” Children fended for themselves and even with nannies or baby sitters they didn’t have mom and dad nurturing them consistently. Set aside your notions of women’s liberation and simply observe what we have done to our children.
Abortion as a birth control method became popular and we began to completely ignore the life-rights of our unborn babies. I remember the T-shirt with the words “I had an abortion” worn by Gloria Steinem, one of the leaders of the liberation movement. For her stand on issues like these she received the Medal of Freedom from President Obama. While she celebrated a false freedom the unborn were dying and those blessed enough to be born were mistreated.
Add to that the failed War of Poverty begun by Lyndon Johnson and the Democrats in the 1960s and you have the makings of total disaster for families and children. Instead of defeating poverty it made poverty the norm in our large cities. Every major city in the nation is now a cesspool of violence and moral decay. The number of children born to unwed mothers has reached to over 40 percent nationwide. The rate for Black children born into unmarried families has reached over 70 percent. That means that most of our children have only one parent and that parent must earn a living so many of these children are on their own.
War Room addresses this ongoing problem of family disintegration, by centering on one family facing the consequences of all of the above. It also reminds those of us who follow Christ that we have been given authority over the god of this world and his minions and have been commissioned by the Lord to fight for our families, our marriages and our children. It’s a good message that needs to be heeded across the land.
Family disintegration and all of its causes can never be changed by government. The failure of the “war of poverty” for 50 years has proven that. The answer lies with men and women of God who will realize their error, repent and come back to God and the abundant life He offers. The answer lies with people who will realize that church is more than a building on a corner or a pastor and a program. It is believers holding one another accountable to be what He has called us to be. We need war rooms across the land where we pray for God’s kingdom, His will, and for His name to be lifted up. We need people who will stop playing games and realize they are in a war and our Commander in Chief is the Lord of heaven standing ready to move as we cry out in repentance and prayer.
We recommend the movie. Mostly, we recommend that we receive into our lives the message it presents. Go see it and let’s talk about it.