Update in Jeremiah, Lead Justice to Victory, and upcoming Church Arise: Operation Save Spokane
Posted by Rusty Thomas on Thursday, July 19, 2018
We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but…
“Cancer is giving your mom a late term abortion. lmao (laughing my ass off).”
Jeremiah, “You aren’t dead yet? God do your job!”
“See u in hell ugly.”
How would you feel if someone wished your child dead? Or laughed at his suffering? Or called him ugly as he recovered from the effects of chemo and radiation?
“He’s an absolute piece of s*** whose getting exactly what he deserves.”
His bone cancer is “natural selection doing its job.”
How would you feel if someone blamed your child for the osteoblastic osteosarcoma taking his life? Or bullied him with the taunt that he was weak and deserved his disease?
“Thank god this cancer is terminal. Don’t want someone so oppressive, sexist, and backwards thinking walking around, living, breathing my air.”
How would you feel if someone told your recently paralyzed child that he didn’t deserve to walk?
Or posted on your child’s Instagram that he was unworthy of breathing air…even as nodules fill his lungs and threaten to bring on a suffocating death that feels like drowning.
How would you feel if an army of abortion supporters, homosexuals, and social justice warriors flooded your child’s social media account to cyberbully him AS HE DIED? ????
God says “all who hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:36). Jeremiah (16) knew when he announced his dying wish was to abolish abortion there would be backlash. But it didn’t matter.
When Make-A-Wish suggested a “legacy wish” as a possibility, Jeremiah knew his deepest desire was to leave a legacy of life.
Jeremiah’s dying wish was so important to him that when the Governor called him in the hospital, he took the call even though a tumor had broken through his chest and was bleeding continually, he was receiving daily blood transfusions and plasma, and was given weeks to live. Nauseous and exhausted, Jeremiah wouldn’t let his cancer stop him from taking the call. He clutched his sick bag to his chest, wiped his mouth, and appealed to Gov. Abbott to defend the lives of babies.
When Jeremiah posted his “Letter to My Generation” he knew he was opening himself up to personal attacks. He’s seen it happen to the best men in his life. He was willing to be counted among warriors like his dad.
His heart is to minister to his generation and to reform the culture of death. His letter said in part:
“We have grown up in a culture of death, sexual confusion, immorality and fatherlessness. This culture of death I speak of consists of abortion, homosexuality and suicide. One third of our generation has been wiped out due to abortion. Over 25 million people have died as a result of AIDS. Even without AIDS, the life expectancy of a homosexual man or woman is about 33 years shorter than that of a heterosexual. More young people die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.
We have been handed a bill of goods that has completely destroyed us. In our nation, we have chosen death and received the curse.”
After Jeremiah announced his wish was to abolish abortion abortion supporters were quick to wish for his death. After his letter to his generation decrying a culture of death, his generation clamored for his immediate death. ????
It wasn’t enough that a terminal illness was sapping his life. Or that his oncologists from Mclanes Children’s Hospital sent him home with weeks to live. Or that he was in the care of hospice. His generation wanted his death like they want everything.
After Live Action News shared Jeremiah’s dying wish, Twitter piranhas went “hangry.”
A meme of someone “pulling the plug” on Jeremiah. A cartoon of him dying in bed. Accusations that he wanted “children to be abused and women to die,” “international genocide” and “the legal right to rape everyone.” Threats of bodily harm.
Knowing Jeremiah ❤ babies, some threads suggested donations should be made to Planned Parenthood in his name.
Consistent with their ideology, abortion supporters wanted Jeremiah dead because his faith was INCONVENIENT, his beliefs were UNWANTED, and his social media platform to preach against abortion was UNPLANNED.
And they were honest about wanting him dead.
“Imao. When he’s dead there’s less damage he can do to women and their psyches.”
Cancer “is what he deserves…By condemning abortion he’s saying he doesn’t care about all the women who die from not having abortions…Hope he goes quick and soon.”
When he dies “it will be one less misogynistic f*** to stand outside the clinics and harassing and judging the women seeking safe abortion.”
“I couldn’t be happier then to hear he’ll never have a chance to harass another women.”
“Cancer is about to abort you. lmao (laughing my ass off).”
“God is aborting your ass late term.”
“The universe decided to abort him instead.”
Not everyone tweeted for his death, “The kid preaches outside abortion clinics…I hope he survives so someone can kick hiss ass.”
Transgenders and supporters of the LGBTQ agenda weren’t any kinder.
Jeremiah supports “a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, hateful” agenda, therefore “He’s garbage and is suffering as he deserves.”
Social justice warriors made sure to hate on him too.
A Bernie Sanders supporter didn’t want Jeremiah to miss her comment on his dad’s Operation Save America page so she wished him dead in the Prayers for Jeremiah group too. She took the time to review the prayer page and give it one ⭐ .
Then there was the Green Party supporter that reviewed the prayer page and made sure to bid Jeremiah, “Good riddance.”
The Democrat, communist, satanist (no, I’m not kidding) gave a one star review too, for which we were thankful. Who wants an endorsement from a satanist?
And then there was the big-boy-bully, Right Wing Watch, who made sure to mention Jeremiah on its webpage. Apparently Jeremiah’s dying wish was dangerous enough to be watched by People for the American Way, a five million dollar left-wing organization located in Washington, DC.
As a “Marxist-Socialist, Secular Buddhist, Pacifist, Humanist” explained on Twitter, Jeremiah is using his terminal illness as a “platform to push a right-wing political agenda.”
In a sense, they are right. Jeremiah isn’t wasting his cancer. He’s using it to share his faith and to save lives. In addition to his talk with the Governor (now at 500k views); he had a “hospital meeting” with Dan Fisher, gubernatorial candidate from Arkansas; a visit with Rep. Tinderholt; a story in the Daily Mirror, England’s second largest newspaper; an interview with a large anti-abortion publication in Italy; an interview with our local ABC affiliate; a radio interview with Jeff Durbin at Apologia Radio; and an abolitionist documentary film crew (thank you Josh Malone).
While the world was asking “whose the “disgusting” kid who “could have gone to Disneyland for free but…wasted [his wish]on being a horrible person” Jeremiah was busy serving God.
In between visits from hospice and CNA, Jeremiah was using the last of his energy to love his family, enjoy friends, and preach the Gospel. He was too busy serving the Lord to notice the ugliness.
But his weeping momma noticed. ????
His big brothers noticed too.
His dad noticed long enough to tell Jeremiah’s brothers not think defensive football tackles. We’re Christians and we don’t repay evil. (1 Peter 3:9). We overcome evil by doing good.
It wasn’t until he shared an innocent Instagram picture of himself eating his favorite cereal from his wheelchair that he realized his generation was hating on him.
Let’s just say, his fruit loops brought out the “fruit loops.” Cyberbullies bombarded his Instagram. They targeted him for a social media take down.
Jeremiah spent a few days deleting vile comments. He didn’t talk about it. Didn’t post anything new. Had the cyberbullies been too much for him?
Then I saw his Instagram story.
A picture of Jeremiah praying with the caption “Anyone need prayer?” He opened up his Instagram for prayer requests.
Jeremiah’s response to those who hate him is to bless them. To pray for them.
This is what he told me, “I pity them. To have that much darkness in your heart that you’d want a kid with cancer to die. Makes me wonder what happened to them in their life.
It’s a scary place to be- mentally and spiritually. I pray God would have mercy on them.”
How can a 16 year old terminal cancer patient forgive those who wish him dead?
Jeremiah can forgive others because he’s been forgiven. He knows he wasn’t the first to be bullied. Jesus was falsely accused. Beaten. Mocked. Spat on.. People didn’t just wish Jesus dead. They crucified him. They buried him in a tomb. But Jesus didn’t stay dead. He rose again on the third day and forgave his bullies.
Jeremiah also knows it doesn’t matter who you are. Whether you’re a strong, handsome state football champion (with a smile that lights up the world). Or a weak, wheelchair bound cancer victim (with a smile that still lights up the world). If you profess Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will be hated.
Jesus said, “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first” (John 15:18). For Jeremiah being hated for the right reasons isn’t bad.
“Feels good to be hated for Christ. Feels like I’m actually doing something.”