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Not Protecting Kids

It doesn’t seem so long ago that parents did all they could to protect their kids from discovering that fictional characters such as the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and Peter Pan really didn’t exist.  Wanting to guard the innocence of one’s precious children was always viewed as a normal part of shielding your offspring from the harsh realities of a world with evil, danger and jaded viewpoints.  But gone are the days when youngsters are looked upon as vulnerable assets to be protected from all that is harmful and destructive to their tender hearts.

Perhaps, that is why it comes as an unthinkable shock to learn that children are being targeted as the new patrons of drag queen performances, which are being touted as family friendly and age appropriate. Yet, as unbelievable as that is, even more shocking is that parents would fall for this type of warped promotion aimed for the hearts and minds of their toddlers and young children.

UK drag queen, Sab Samuel, known as “Mr. Samuel,” is one such example of an adult who believes that non-heterosexual emotions need to be explained to kids.  Seeing himself as a “role model” to children, he explains that he wishes someone like him would have been around when he was their age in order to share his views.

Samuel goes on to say that “Role models are like oxygen.  If you don’t have them, you can’t breathe and for LGBTQ+ people, we’ve been dying.” (bbc.com, Drag queen act for kids goes on despite hate mail, April 1, 2022)

On June 2, 2022, the Washington Times ran a piece called, “Pride month sees spike in drag queen events for children,” stating that “a growing number of ‘family friendly’ drag queen story hours and dance performances open to children are becoming a mainstay of June pride month celebrations.”  Venues for these events include “public schools, libraries, parks, gay nightclubs and even a Florida church.”

Only a few days ago, video footage disclosed kids dancing for money next to drag queens at a California convention.  Just in case you were wondering who sponsors these events, a drag queen website cited such names a Paramount+, Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup, Jo-Ann Fabrics and the Los Angeles Public Library.

Now at this point, you may be thinking what do drag queens and young kids have in common in order to understand the intersecting of these two groups.  The answer is absolutely nothing.  There is no common denominator or natural connection which would automatically throw them together.  In fact, they couldn’t be more different in terms of mentality, innocence or cognitive ability.  One has nothing to do with the other.  So why then are they melding together?

Not hard to figure out.  Among the many agendas which are being pushed by the progressive left is the notion that gender can no longer be pre-determined, understood or declared.  Consequently, by promoting the idea gender is a fluid concept which can be alternated like a 15-minute shuttle bus that goes back and forth from point to point, settled gender dies a natural death.  But when’s the best time to chip away at that concept?  Obviously, as early as possible – by conceptualizing just how normal and accepted it is to be whoever and whatever you want.

As children become more and more desensitized to the idea of men dressed as women and vice-versa, the greater chance they will, not only, be receptive to the concept but also defend it as part of a “true freedom” to embrace a new “liberty” which frees them from the “confines of being defined.”

But this new sexualizing of children goes against everything that a caring, loving and protective parent is meant to do, because the proper role of a caregiver is to prevent the cynical abuse and mistreatment of the young who are easy prey of those who would try to exploit and hurt them for their own evil and vile purposes.  Interesting to note that evil and vile share the same letters of the alphabet!

A new term has been injected into our society in recent days, and it is “grooming.”  Seen as a process, it is defined as “targeting a child and engaging him or her for the purpose of sexual activity.  It involves an imbalance of power and elements of coercion and manipulation.  It involves motivation and intent to sexually exploit the child.” (www.boystown.org, Victim Grooming:  Protect your child from sexual predators)

Although the site states that the goal is to gain access to the child victim, it also alludes to the hope that the actions of the perpetrator will not be discovered by others.

Yet, in the drag queen scenarios which are being openly advertised and promoted, there is no covert attempt to recruit kids in secret.  Quite the opposite!  Parents are also being targeted to accompany their kids to what is being billed as a “family friendly” event.  And so the manipulation is actually two-fold – first towards the parents who, in order to fall for this, are lacking in both common sense and a minimum of moral judgment and clarity and then the children who trust their parents enough to believe that this is an appropriate and desirable fun activity in which they can take part.

The book of Psalms speaks of children as being a heritage from the Lord.  (Psalm 127).  This word heritage is described as a valued object, a gift and a special portion.  It is something to be treasured, kept and nurtured as anything valuable would be.  Therefore, to turn over your heritage (kids) to those who have an evil intent for their future would be to hold your heritage in contempt and to cheapen its value as trivial or worthless.  That is totally antithetical to good and responsible parenting.

It is up to us to be the clear thinkers and the reliable guardians of our children who will either be duped and manipulated into believing that their identity is of no consequence or who, conversely,  will grow up with a strong sense of pride as the person they were created and continue to be those who preserve our culture with morality, decency and the biblical values which constitute the basis of our laws, rights and constitutions.

Not protecting our children results in a complete breakdown of societal structure as we know it.  Because if we don’t show our kids the right and successful way to life, you can be sure that someone else will be all too happy to grab the reins and lead them to the path of degradation and destruction.

Protecting our innocent children is not an option.  It is a charge that we dare not shirk!

About the Author
A former Jerusalem elementary and middle-school principal and the granddaughter of European Jews who arrived in the US before the Holocaust. Making Aliyah in 1993, she is retired and now lives in the center of the country with her husband.
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