Winning the Left’s Cultural War on America’s Youth

Join us in a conversation with George Barna, founder of the Barna Research Group and the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 12 PM (ET)

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A new study by one of America’s foremost survey teams reveals how Millennials and other young Americans have been seriously miseducated by a corrupt school establishment and a predatory popular culture.

Two findings in particular should make us rethink how we can protect the next generations:

Nearly half – 48 percent – of Millennials say they prefer socialism over capitalism. Perhaps even more shocking, about 30 percent of Millennials identify as LGBT. Nearly 4 in 10 – 39 percent – in the 18 to 24 age category, identify as LGBT.

The study, by Arizona Christian University’s Cultural Research Center, was overseen by George Barna, the center’s director of research.

For years, George Barna has provided key research on Christians, faith in America, and cultural trends. This new study was drawn from a survey of 600 people between the ages of 18 and 37.

Among other findings, less than 2 percent listed religious freedom as a key concern, the survey found.

A larger Gallup survey released in February said that 5.6 percent of all Americans identify as LGBT, with the majority of those claiming to be bisexual.  Among Generation Z (18 to 23), one in six said they were LGBT.

For many years, surveys in America and around the world revealed that less than 2 percent identify as homosexual or bisexual. LGBT activists, using shoddy studies conducted by activist “scientists,” claimed that sexual orientation was inborn and unchangeable. They used this to make their case that sexual preference is no different from race or ethnicity and therefore is entitled to special protection in civil rights laws.

Such additions put Christians directly in the crosshairs of ACLU lawyers and other leftwing activists. They are using LGBT claims as a way to criminalize Christianity, such as putting Christian adoption agencies out of business or kicking Christian groups off campuses and social media.

In fact, this past week, Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill passed by Congress that included a measure granting federal civil rights status based on “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” This outrageous and unwarranted hijacking of federal civil rights laws went virtually unreported.

What can Americans do to turn back the tide of sexual anarchy that threatens to undo our free republic? What cultural pushbacks work the best?

The Cultural Research Center’s mission is to conduct cultural and biblical worldview studies “that will provide research and resources to inform and mobilize strategic engagement in cultural transformation.”

From its Vision Statement: “We believe there’s hope – that cultural transformation is possible.” 

George Barna is the author of “The Power of Vision: Discover and Apply God’s Plan for Your Life and Ministry” (2018) and many other books.

A professor at Arizona Christian University, George Barna leads its Cultural Research Center. His focus at ACU is worldview assessment and development, as well as cultural evaluation and transformation.

George has filled executive roles in politics, marketing, advertising, media development, research, and ministry.

He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and helped it become a leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture before selling it in 2009.

Through the Barna Group, George served several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, and many other non-profit and for-profit organizations, as well as the U.S. military. He was also the founder and leader of the American Culture and Faith Institute (which closed in 2018) and has been president of Metaformation, a research and communications company, since 2009.

Through those entities he has conducted groundbreaking research on worldview, cultural transformation, ministry applications, spiritual development, and politics. In addition to providing research and strategy for several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, the U.S. military, and numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations, he has conducted polls and provided strategy input to four presidential candidates.

Barna has written more than 50 books, mostly addressing cultural trends, leadership, spiritual development, and church dynamics. They include New York Times bestsellers and several award-winning books. His works have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages. He has sold more books based on survey research related to matters of faith than any author in American history.

George’s work is frequently cited as an authoritative source by the media. He has been hailed as “the most quoted person in the Christian Church today” and has been named by various media as one of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders.

A frequent speaker at ministry conferences around the world, he has been on the faculty at several universities and seminaries, and has served as a pastor of a large, multi-ethnic church as well as a house church, and has helped to start several churches.

After graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Barna earned two master’s degrees from Rutgers University and has a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University.

After attending high school and college together, George and his wife Nancy married in 1978. They have three adopted daughters and one grandchild, live on the central California coast, and attend Mission Church in Ventura.

Please join us for this informative and stimulating conversation.