As I sit enjoying my hour of alone time with a glass of wine, I tend to review my day. Of course I go through the literal things that happened but also through the things that I read. Today I read an article about public schools in Charolette that are no longer using gender words. They are allegedly allowing children to choose whatever they feel. This article was extremely against his/her children to be "brainwashed" by the LGBT group. Here's what I have to say about that...WHO CARES!
As a brand new mother, I really have no idea. I have no idea what life is gonna be like when my child is in school or what he is gonna be exposed to. I sure don't know how I would react to my child going to a school where children are allowed to choose or express their gender identity. But let me tell you I do know that being a parent now is a lot harder than my parents had it. I don't think my parents would have any idea on how to handle it. My generation wasn't as exposed to much media until we were almost in high school. By then we thought we had everything figured out anyways.
Here's what I think should happen...parents slow your roll! Do you know that when I was a child there were kids that were gay? There were kids that were transgendered? So now that you have children did you think it was going to change?! Did you think now that YOU have had kids that suddenly no one was no longer unlike you or that no longer believed any differently than you?! I can simply answer that for you...you. are. very. dumb! Instead of teaching your children that thinking differently is wrong maybe you should teach them that it's okay to be different. You don't know that someday your five year old may need to express his sexual identity to you...and instead of being able to feel comfort in his parents he may feel fear because that is what you have taught him.
As a Christian woman, we are taught to teach our children that sin is bad and you are not supposed to indulge in those things. Well I know my savior. I know what the bible teaches me. And nowhere in the bible does it say that God says now that you have sinned I will turn away from you, at least not in the New Testament. I'm pretty sure my good friend Jesus was sent here to save us from that...The New Testament teaches us of a forgiving God and a very loving Lord. It didn't start off as "hey I think you're cool...oh wait you sinned. Now you are dead to me!" Who is the Lord going to move on to? My pastor, almost weekly, admits to not being perfect. If the man who I admire and knows the word better than I ever could isn't perfect than who is! It sure isn't the parents that are so against their child being "brainwashed" by the LGBT.
Guess what! Don't raise bigots! Don't raise children that are afraid of different people. Don't raise children who are scared to come to their parents with anything. Nowhere in there did I say raise your children to be your best bud. Nowhere did I say let your child run the world. Nowhere did I raise entitled children. Raise your children to respect others even when they don't agree. The Lord says to bring non believers to him. How else would you do that if you do not speak to those who think differently than you?! Parents be the example for your children. Get out of your comfort zone! Love others. And when you feel Satan is pulling you away from the word...sit down, read and pray. The lord wants more believers and if all it takes is getting out of your bubble...you are doing your duty as a severant!
My child will get to play with whatever he wants. If that means he wants barbie's, we will go pick out those barbies. If he wants to play with cars then so be it. I will not rob my child of being a well rounded child because of what I believe to be "boys toys." My boy is special. He is intelligent and he is the sweetest little boy you will ever meet. That doesn't mean that he isn't the rowdiest little boy either. Whatever he decides to do. And whatever God calls him to do I will be there. I will 100% be behind him even if I don't agree with that decision. He's my little boy for heavens sake.