^ Photo courtesy the JoJo Siwa Facebook page ^
The apostle John definitely spoke the Truth when he said that “the whole world lieth in wickedness” (I John 5:19). The world has always been wicked, and this wickedness is only growing more and more prevalent as time goes by. The saddest part about this is that this wickedness is not aimed at just adults anymore, but is being exposed to young children via the media. Our society, which once protected young children from sin, is now attempting to “brainwash” our children in believing that certain sinful behavior is “normal” and “acceptable.” This makes our jobs as parents even more important in that we must make sure our children grow up knowing what is normal and what is in actuality, sin.
Most of my little girls love JoJo Siwa. My oldest daughter even classifies JoJo as her favorite singer, and she has even written letters to JoJo in her “diary” that are really sweet. My daughter watches JoJo on television, and loved wearing JoJo hair bows, tennis shoes, and her JoJo backpack to school. It breaks my heart to have to make my little daughter stop wearing her JoJo bows and backpack due to the wrong decisions of someone who she looks up to so much.
Over the weekend, speculations have come out regarding as to whether or not JoJo Siwa was making the choice to become a homosexual due to some posts she made on Instagram. In one post, she is seen wearing a T-shirt with the words “Best Gay Cousin Ever” which she claims was given to her by her cousin. In another post, she is seen in a video lip synching to the song “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga which has a line in it which mentions people who call themselves a part of the “LGBTQ” movement.
When I heard about these posts, I had already thought in my mind that this is her way of “coming out” as a homosexual. I was already upset by the thought that JoJo would choose this lifestyle, but hoped that it was not true. Sadly, she confirmed these rumors on Instagram Live, in which she gushes about how “happy” she is now that she has made her decision to be “gay” public. Here is some of what she said in this video;
“I wanted to come on here and just talk to y'all for a second and say thank you,… For the last 48 hours...72 hours, I have gotten the most endless amount of love and support. I am really, really, I'm really happy. Now that the world gets to see this side of my life... it makes me really, really, really happy” (Source: NBC Today)
Homosexuality is a sin. Moses said in Leviticus 18:22,” Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Also, in Leviticus 20:13, we see that, under the Old Law, homosexuals were punished by death. Homosexuality was also condemned in the New Testament;
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:26-32).
Seeing how serious of a sin that homosexuality is, how can JoJo profess to be so “happy” about her choice to partake in this sin? By the way, contrary to the Lady Gaga song “Born This Way,” no one is born being homosexual! It is a choice-and a bad one at that! I believe that JoJo is so “happy” to be “coming out” as a homosexual for two reasons. One reason is that she has been taught to put herself first above God, and to partake in whatever makes her “happy”-even if it is wrong! In the Instagram Live video that she participated in, JoJo talked about her parents’ reaction to her telling them she was homosexual;
“My parents have known," she responded. "My mom said she's known for the last two years. She's like, 'I just know with you!' She's like around two years ago, she was like, 'I don't think you only like boys, that's totally OK.'” (Source: NBC Today)
This quote should make it clear to all parents that we have to teach our kids about God’s Word and make sure that they learn to follow it rather than those who have fallen for the devil’s trickery. Satan has tricked JoJo Siwa into thinking that she is happier being a homosexual.
The second reason that JoJo is so "happy" be be living the sinful life of a homosexual is that the thought of committing sin is making JoJo feel “happy” because sin is pleasurable for a while, but after that is punishment for all eternity. (Hebrews 11:25).
Of course, Satan is never satisfied with just having JoJo Siwa in his grasp, he wants to use her to influence others to commit this same sin and fall into the devil’s trap, also! In her Instagram Live video, JoJo goes on to encourage her young fans to do as she has done, and fall into the trap of Satan by choosing homosexuality;
"But right now what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it's OK and that it's awesome and the world is there for you," she said. "There are so many people that are there for you. I know that everyone's situation is different and it might be harder for some people and it might be easier for some people to come out or to be themselves but I think coming out has this stigma around it — that it's a really, really scary thing, but it's not anymore."
JoJo was correct when she said that “the world would be there for you” if a person decides to follow her example and become a homosexual, because the world lies in wickedness of the devil, and the devil wants us to follow him rather than God. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (II Corinthians 4:4). That is why we must make sure that we are following God rather than the world, because we cannot enter into Heaven by following Satan.
Homosexuality is a choice. I Corinthians 6:9-10 says, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” We see from these verses that it is possible for people to leave homosexuality for homosexuality is completely against nature, and must be left by those who are of that persuasion. There is a difference between love and lust, and God is Love, and He has defined love for us. Those who are homosexuals are urged out of love to give up this sin. It is possible to change as some at Corinth had done in the First Century.
Parents, I encourage you to not support JoJo Siwa. This means that I encourage you to do what I am doing with my own children in that I will no longer purchase her products for them, or allow them to attend her concerts, or allow them to watch her videos and shows. I know this can be a challenge because many young girls are like my little girls, and look to JoJo Siwa as a role model. Parents, we cannot allow JoJo Siwa to remain a role model for our little ones because she is not a good role model for children. She is only concerned about gaining fame and attention for herself, and she does not care about how her sinful actions affect her young fans. We must also teach our children the importance of following God rather than other people, no matter how much they like that person or how famous that person is. We, as parents, are the biggest role models our children will have, and we have to show them how to deal with sin in the world. If we teach them that supporting people like JoJo Siwa is OK while they are young, they will grow up to think that certain sinful behaviors are acceptable. May we work every day to teach our children the right path to Heaven, and a simple step in doing this is to say “No-No” to JoJo Siwa!