29 Jul, 2022 A Christian perspective on broaching the LGBTQ agenda at home
An opinion piece
By Alexis Fischer
A radical agenda is being pushed on our children.
Whether it’s on television or deftly inserted into seemingly innocent books at the library, the prevalence of LGBTQ culture is inescapable. Even Disney Executive Producer Latoya Raveneau recently was caught telling staffers that there was a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” at the network. It begs the question: why are the upper echelons of our society hellbent on exposing children to an agenda that includes a normalization of “queerness” and gender confusion? The question deserves to be answered, and today, our opinion writer, Alexis Fischer, offers a few helpful ways to approach the subject of transgenderism and the LGBTQ agenda with our children.
In a world where self-identity is a huge part of everyday life, it doesn’t seem uncommon at all for children to be noticing this trend and questioning their identity as well.
In today’s world, cross-dressing and same-sex marriage are treated as perfectly acceptable. As Christians, we know that the Bible explicitly condemns this behavior (Romans 1:27, 1 Cor. 6:9-11, Romans 1:26-28, etc.), and it’s up to Christians do something about it!
It appears that government schools and media are trying to push this LGBTQ propaganda on children more than ever. Now is the time to be resisting this message and teaching kids the truth of God’s word.
You may be wondering how to talk to your kids about what being “transgender” or “gay” means. How do you prevent your kids from heading down the wrong path?
Bringing up the matter
First, bringing up the conversation, depending on your child’s age and knowledge of the topic, can be a bit difficult. Remind them that we live in a world where evil is considered to be good and vice versa. Just because the world says something is okay, doesn’t mean God is okay with it. You can say that there are some “confused” people in the world or there are people who don’t know Christ.
Biblically Supporting Your Points
When talking about the issue of gay marriage, you can mention that God does specifically say that men are not supposed to have relationships with men and the same goes for women. Leviticus 18:22 says, “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” In Genesis, God created man and woman, husband and wife, and they were to be fruitful and multiply as this is what God intended. Those who are having same-sex relations are not following God’s law, but rather the sinful ways of man.
If you are talking to your children about what transgenderism means, reassure them that we have a perfect God who does not make mistakes. People who think they are “transgender” may believe that God has made a mistake with their identity. For example, a girl may think she is a boy trapped inside a girl’s body. She is just a girl. A great Bible verse to cite to your children in Deuteronomy 22:5 which states: “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord you God detests anyone who does this.” Clearly, God does not approve of switching genders/blurring the lines between genders. Instead of reinforcing the idea to your children that there is something wrong with them, maybe it’s time to build up their self-confidence. If your daughter doesn’t feel comfortable in her body, it doesn’t mean that her sex is a mistake. Instead of suggesting that she could be a boy, tell her she is beautiful and fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator. It’s time to stop making excuses for kid’s self-esteem problems and start fixing them.
YOU can control the Propaganda
Unfortunately, it seems as if trying to escape the LGBTQ propaganda is almost impossible today. There are a few things you can do to try and limit your children’s exposure to it. One of the best things you can possibly do is get rid of the television.
The LGBTQ agenda is everywhere on the television from commercials to characters in shows and movies as well as even having their own shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race.
At the very least, cancel your Netflix subscription and get rid of Disney+. It is super important to monitor what channels your children watch. The more you investigate, the more you’ll see that it has been inserted nearly everywhere.
Another suggestion is homeschooling your children. By homeschooling, you control your child’s curriculum. When children go to school, especially public schools, you are handing off your children to be exposed to all sorts of materials from pornography to drag queen story time. If you are unable to homeschool, I would suggest trying to get into a good Christian private school where your kids won’t be exposed nearly as much to the evil influences of this world.
Openness is the Key to Success
One very important thing that a parent can do is have an open relationship with their child. Try to communicate with your kids and encourage them to talk to you about their feelings. A lot of children who think they are “transgender,” for example, hide it from their parents until they are ready to come clean and the damage has already been done by then. By having an open relationship with your child, you will have a better chance of noticing if your daughter starts taking a sudden interest in girls or if your son begins to talk about how much he likes nail polish. Hopefully you would then be able to get them the help they need to make sure they stay on the right path.
In addition, according to the Trevor Project, youth who identify as being a part of the LGBTQ community are four times more likely to commit suicide than those who are not. Suicide rates continue to increase. Just by making sure you child does not end up as a part of this community will help to decrease suicide rates.
Better Spiritual Lives Make for Better Physical Lives
The final thing you can do is read the Bible with your children. Read the Bible, study it and pray. Go to church and get your children active in church. These things will help your children to continue down the right path and resist any temptations along the way. God is so important to have in our lives and I truly believe that having a personal relationship with Him will do so much good for your children. God really is the foundation of our morals.
In the end, there is a lot one can do to try to help children to stay on the right path. Although it isn’t completely guaranteed, what they watch on television, where they go to school, their relationship with parents and their spiritual life will really help children to succeed in life.
I hope and pray that the next generation of children are warriors for God rather than slaves to this world and its confusion and sin.
The opinions in this article are specific to its author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the entire Counter Culture Mom team.
Alexis Fischer is both a part time high school student and part time college student and author of ZAP! She has a passion for writing and speaking the truth through it.
When Alexis isn’t in school or writing, she is often photographing landscapes or traveling. She can be found volunteering at a local zoo and finding new ways to help both people and animals around her. Most importantly, Alexis loves to glorify God in all that she does.
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