WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 — Pastor Deitrick Haddon spoke to the Communities about California Assembly Bill 1121, which will bring transgender bathrooms to California, and how that will effect morality.
Haddon will be featured on Oxygen Media on the reality show, “Pastors of L.A.” This docu-series aims to give Oxygen viewers a candid and revealing look at the personal and professional lives of young pastors.
Haddon is a Gospel singer, youth pastor, and award winning songwriter, producer, and actor. He recently created a youth choir called The League of Extraordinary Worshippers, and is launching an album entitled “R.E.D.,” Restoring Everything Damaged.
According to Haddon, morality has to be taught in the classrooms, but training in citizenship and tolerance are being shunned. Students were once expected to learn racial tolerance, but now we are faced with a situation where sexual preference takes precedence over every other problem that plagues our school systems in California.
Assembly Bill 1121 puts transgender bathrooms in all schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. It was authored by Assembly member Toni Atkins and co-sponsored by the Transgender Law Center and Equality California. The bill was passed by the Assembly by a vote of 54-16. The legislation would allow students to select the bathrooms and sports teams that fit with their gender identity.
For over 15 years, Haddon has encouraged young people to walk with God and profess a faith through reading the word of God. He believes that learning about what is love and God’s love is truly the answer to today’s problems and he encourages young people to become more involved in spiritual life.
Haddon’s performances of gospel music have a strong appeal to the desire for meaning and purpose among young people today. He performs live concerts focusing on the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Haddon says, “I am not surprised the bible stated in the last days men will be lovers of themselves.” He refers to the New Testament, Timothy 3:2-9, observing, “There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone”.
Haddon adds, “Love is what is needed in the world more than anything right now.”
Advice from a Rabbi mirrored this sentiment. “If you say to your child, ‘I love you and I am compassionate,’ but you do not listen to what that a child has to say, or you do not go out of your way to help the child, or you pay no attention to the child’s desires and wishes, you are in reality not showing love. One may feel the feeling of love, but somehow it does not translate. It is when love translates into behavior that it becomes love fulfilled.”
Haddon and the Rabbi believe that if the Church continues to sleep on these matters, California’s laws will reflect the values of the super minority of Democrats who also keep the spending out of control.
Where are the spiritual leaders on this matter? Does love play a part in explaining concern that the children of California will be subjected to transgender bathrooms? Do Christians actually care?