For better or worse, institutions change over time with the influx and departure of influential board members, presidents and CEOs. Since this process most often occurs gradually, many grassroots supporters don’t notice the changes until they reach a tipping point.

Such is the case with Covenant House Alaska, an organization that has morphed from a faith-based, Catholic outreach to homeless youth, to an aggressively secular arm of the radical social left.

It’s important for churches, youth groups and dedicated volunteers to be aware that the Covenant House they long supported no longer adheres to basic moral truths about human sexuality or the inherent dignity of pre-born babies. As recently reported by the Watchman, they now enable abortions and encourage the sexual transitions of gender confused homeless teenagers.

If this is the dark and destructive path Covenant House has chosen, they should no longer be able to rely on the goodwill and personal sacrifice of Christians who wish to help the poor and vulnerable youth of Alaska.

Unfortunately, it’s time to either direct our resources to other charitable groups, or build new ones. Covenant House Alaska is no longer a light in the darkness.

As a side note, on Jan. 1, Kaladi Brothers is donating 100% of all coffee drink proceeds from all its cafes to Covenant House Alaska. Those who have serious misgivings about the direction of Covenant House should keep this in mind, when purchasing coffee on New Year’s Day.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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When beloved institutions reject their faith-based roots

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Covent House needs to closed and held accountable. they receive $10 million ayear and pay staff $7.5 million. That leaves $2.5 million for the people they’re supposed to be helping. They’re the reason these kids have nothing. Their staff take all the money for salaries. That’s garbage. No one should be paided that much. This is ridiculous. I think we need a full investigation.. They need to be closed and reparations to the church need to be paid. I also reading this article a couple days ago thing they are a big part of why we have this LGBTQ+ stuff going on in Anchorage. They should be fighting against it not supporting it. Kids need leadership not coddling. Yes I agree some kids are mixed up BUT I also feel they need consulting and not be allowed to take or have operations till there of age. 21 that is like drinking, and a lot of other things. In my opinion prior to 21 is CHILD ABUSE. Anyone assisting should be held accountable.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Wacky wokey virtue signaling. Their effort perhaps to be ‘left alone’ by the rabidly litigious lgbtq agenda? Likely if they did not appear to tow the political line they would soon be sued for something. It is the cowards way out for sure and I hope it backfires. I for one can no longer support them. They are also ‘disinfranchising’ all the other homeless and vulnerable youth that are trying to avoid the charade.

    • Kralc says:

      Most homeless people are more concerned with trying to get their next meal and not freezing to death right now. They aren’t laying awake at night wondering what genitalia everyone around them has. Well I guess they could be….but that would make THEM the perverts. I dare you to find even a single case in this state of a trans person sexually assaulting someone in a restroom. I would say the whole country except you would try to ignorantly cry about the ‘boy in a skirt’. But it takes too long to explain because you guys dont understand the differences between transgender, transvestites, and genderqueer people. Short version is ‘boy in a skirt’ is a HETEROSEXUAL man that happens to wear a skirt sometimes. He is NOT trans.

  • Joel Kiekintveld says:

    So what’s your solution? Easy to complain about Covey, but what’s the alternative? Has any other faith-based group jumped in to serve youth in need of shelter? Nope. It’s easy to say give elsewhere or build new organizations, but there are youth that will be in need of shelter tonight. So what we have here is bitching w/o a solution. VERY PRODUCTIVE. Is this issue (LGBTQ+ / abortion rights) more important than housing youth in need right now? My answer would be no based on Matt. 25:31-46 & Luke 10:25-37.

    Also, what about the fact that the majority of the LGBTQ+ youth that are on the street are there b/c conservative parents/families have rejected them? Not even mentioned. Great journalism. Way to dig into the issue.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I think that what is going on in Anchorage and the Mat-Su is amazing time-wise! Twitter starts allowing conservatives to have free speech again – Anchorage is trying to shut down free speech. The left was trying to remove Trump and others through made up charges and those charges are now being exposed as made up – Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley using Anchorage judges are on the attack against Conservative reps. Seems like attempted takedowns or removal of rights are tried in the lower 48 and then tried in Alaska. I wonder how many lefties have been planted here to up the game when instructed to do so, because we sure have been seeing more and more globalist activity here. Remember that the evil is after our children. This war is about our children. We need to protect the children and their future by getting involved locally anywhere and everywhere that you can. God bless the children and the bows that guide them.

  • Separation of Church and State says:

    According to Joel only the homeless Christians are worthy of receiving help and housing, non Christians shouldn’t receive any help or support I guess, so much for “Christian kindness”

  • Cheese says:

    Thank you kaladi for supporting trans rights!