“To think I wasn’t even allowed to watch Three’s Company.”
That’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw a video, last week, of some school children (the same ages as two of my grandchildren) in the Netherlands. They sat on a stage, and watched, as several people, in various stages of gender transitioning, disrobed.
The “host” then asked questions of the children, as to what they thought about it.
It disturbed me so much, I couldn’t sleep that night.
But it’s not the first disturbing thing I’ve seen with regard to children and the topic of gender. Just like you, I’ve seen video after video, and article after article, documenting children in attendance at drag shows, and even the children, themselves, under the age of 10, innocently grinding away, on stage, with their stilettoed counterpart, as their knowing audience applauded.
And what about the relentless push for “the right” to gender-affirming (and body-mutilating) healthcare for pre-pubescent children? Children who can’t legally vote or drive or drink, but should, apparently, be plenty able to choose puberty-blockers, breast removal, or vaginoplasty, on their own…what about them?
Before I go any further, I want to say that someone very close to me has a now adult transgendered child. I am not presuming to talk about this without any knowledge of this topic and the pressures that come from a society hell-bent on normalizing this agenda.
I am not without compassion or sensitivity.
As I’ve written before, two things can be true at once.
I can love this child, and this child’s parents, respecting how they handled a very challenging situation, and I can also find all this very wrong.
I can love them and also be very angry over what is essentially an attack on the innocent and moldable psyches of children.
And, oh yes…I am ANGRY.
Taking children into hyper-sexualized or pornographic environments was once considered abuse, or akin to pedophilia. People who did that were arrested, convicted, and made to be listed on a national register. But now, it’s fodder for social media posts, and Tik Tok videos, and, unbelievably, the perps are now the parents.
While my parents were shielding me from viewing a show with opposite-sex, unmarried roommates, back in the 70’s, these parents are throwing their children into the fray, no-holds-barred.
Of course, not all parents are doing this, but the agenda is still being pushed off the ones who are, with the inevitable result of the numbers of gender-dysphoric children skyrocketing. And instead of getting solid advice on how to truly help their children, the bewildered and blindsided parents are, more and more, being pressured by everyone from educators to physicians to politicians, many of whom are succumbing to their own fears of being thought offensive, or non-inclusive, or simply irrelevant.
Remember when children were a bi-partisan talking point?
Remember when protecting them was one thing we could ALWAYS agree on?
Remember when actual biology and genetics were considered absolutes and irrefutable?
We’ve allowed fear to derail all of that, and, in so doing, we are allowing for the insidious erasure of any and all boundaries, which, if we’re not careful, will include all the guardrails God put in place, when He warned against sexual immorality…and US as their last line of defense.
We should be coming together, again, to form that line, kicking any thought of politics and perceptions to the curb.
We should start putting some boundaries back in place at home.
Maybe say no to social media, for instance, even if it’s unpopular, because, if we don’t, we’ll be turning over the future reins to a completely confused generation who will stand for nothing and fall for anything.
For crying out loud, at the very least, tell them that Three’s Company reruns are totally off-limits.
We’ve got to start somewhere.
“So I stationed armed guards at the most vulnerable places of the wall and assigned people by families with their swords, lances, and bows. After looking things over I stood up and spoke to the nobles, officials, and everyone else: “Don’t be afraid of them. Put your minds on the Master, great and awesome, and then fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:13-14
NOTE: To those who subscribed to this blog, back in the day, and are surprised to find this in their email, I write everyday on Facebook. I had something removed from that platform that was not, in the least, controversial, but with the topic of this post, I knew it would be. So, for today’s post, I wrote it here. I may or may not move everything back, once I get this space cleaned up a bit, so you might hear from me again, if you don’t follow me over there. 😉
If not us, who? If not now, when?
I’m so concerned for the children! It’s worse than I even thought! So thankful you have this blog to post on to make us aware!!!