So, God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. ~Genesis 1:27
Traditional American culture, once focused upon God, family and country, has been under siege by radicals who think they have the answers to all life's issues. They are not beholden to a higher power other than themselves, and controlling others is the byword of the day. Nothing illustrates this abomination more clearly than the recent debacles surrounding Bud Light and the bargain super-store chain, Target.
Before I go into more details, defending why I take the stance that I do, I want to share with you the confusion and uncertainty I experienced as a young girl entering puberty. It was all new and frankly frightening to me how my body was changing, and doing so at a rate over which I had no control. To say I was uncomfortable with this new image is a gross understatement.
I loved being a tomboy: Playing outdoor games with kids in the neighborhood, exploring the vast woods around our house, climbing trees, preferring to engage in "boy" things instead of settling for dolls, jealous of all the perks my brother got when corrected by my mother - "That's an activity for men only." What??? Hiking the Appalachian Trail? You must be kidding!
So, as womanhood was dawning, I found myself wishing I could have been born a boy. All I could see at the time (pre-women's lib and Title 9) is that guys had all the advantages, and I had none.
If I thought growing up in the sixties was full of angst, I can't begin to imagine the challenges facing children in these demonic times, when they are being
taught indoctrinated to believe that their gender is fluid. It is a choice. An irreversible one in many instances that too many will live to regret going forward. And with once-trusted institutions undermining parental guidance and authority, this perverted world view has become more onerous and pervasive than ever.
What do our children think when they see a grown "man" skipping and romping like a girl, and promoting a brand of beer? What do we say to them when they question the reason for tuck-friendly bathing suits at Target? Why is the trans-agenda message printed on clothing designed for toddlers and infants? And did you know that for years, Target has secretly partnered with an organization whose goal it is to hide children's gender transitions from parents? (GLSEN)
To top it all off, Target's advertising push for Pride Month was concocted by a designer who is a self-proclaimed Satanist. The devil isn't just in the details, he is everywhere!
My daughter, Sarah, and her husband, John, are well aware of the dangers these radical views present to their daughters. The youngest, Alexandra, is a tomboy pretty much like her grandmother. She loves jeans and T-shirts - no frilly dresses like her sisters enjoy wearing. Toy cars are more important than dolls any day of the week, and though Alexandra has no trouble making friends with girls, her best friend at school is a boy.
Sarah has expressed the fear that woke teachers may pull her aside to provide unsolicited and dangerous advice regarding Alexandra's gender. Needless to say, her radar is on high alert for anything untoward going on at their elementary school.
The bottom line? We, as Christians, need to not sit back and be quiet; we need to STAND UP to these twisted, anti-family views, and shout our disapproval to the heavens. And we need to vote for the leaders in our country who will uphold and promote our moral values, and protect our children from potential abuse.
Let parents do the parenting and the corporations do what they're supposed to do: turn a profit for their shareholders.
And don't get trampled in the mad rush to exit Target and Bud Light for good. Because thanks be to God, it's already happening.