“Before the display was put up, our principal told our organization that it would stay up until we got out of school.”
“Absolutely does not belong in the school system.”
“This is highly inappropriate at the middle school level.”
Christian parents of middle school children across the country were outraged last month to see their children’s schools begin a blatant attempt to push acceptance of “LGBTQ Pride Month.”
At Powhatan Middle School in Powhatan, Virginia, four parents complained about an indoor display containing several different kinds of “pride flags,” including so-called “transgender pride.”
This display was subsequently taken down, but others have not been.
Sylvandale Middle School in San Jose, California raised the homosexual pride flag just underneath the American flag on their school’s flagpole.
The superintendent of that district even participated in an official ceremony for the raising of the flag.
At Antioch Middle School in Antioch, California the same flag was also raised. The Antioch school board made this decision in a 3-2 vote on May 29.
While bullying is never the answer and we should teach our children never to do this, there is a problem with sitting back and accepting the open celebration of a sinful lifestyle.
The problem with “pride” displays, and in showing any pride in this at all, is that children, especially young children, are not developmentally ready to handle subject matter such as sexual orientation, or sex in general.
The Bible is clear, “O daughters of Jerusalem, I adjure you: Do not arouse or awaken love until the time is right.” Song of Solomon 8:4
But sadly, the forces of this world are introducing inappropriate subject matter everywhere and at younger and younger ages. It is all around our children! It is in their schools, even at the elementary level. It is even in their cartoons!
Our children are being targeted and there are people in the lives of many of our children telling them that they can be whatever gender they want to be. Telling them that they can change something so fundamental as the gender that God decided for them in the womb is fundamental unbiblical and wrong.
“’Haven’t you read the Scriptures?’ Jesus replied. ‘They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’” Matthew 19:4
In their confusion, and under this immense pressure all around them, many young children are deciding that they want to change their genders. Many others are also being confused and seem to be unsure about who they are at all.
And I am not talking about just older kids, but kids in elementary school. Some are even kindergarten age and younger!
And they are being applauded and encouraged for deciding this!
Children are not ready to even think about the implications of such a decision, much less go ahead and make an informed decision about what gender they want to be, or what gender they want to be attracted to.
The Bible also tells us that we will be able to tell bad prophets from good by the fruit that they produce. So, what fruit of the agenda is being pushed on our children?
Well, it is largely a fruit of corruption, abuse, immorality, and most of all, confusion.
If our children have a question about right or wrong, we cannot just ignore them and brush them off. We have a book, the Holy Bible, that tells us right from wrong and we are responsible for leading our children in the right direction. We must take this responsibility seriously.
If there is something going on at your child’s school that you know is morally wrong, speak up!
This will not only serve to try and stop the wrong action, but it will teach your child that you are serious about what you believe in and give them the courage to be serious about it, too.
We can no longer sit back and watch the brain-washing that is happening to our children.
It is past time to stand up and fight against it, and this is just what the four parents did in Powhatan.
The fact that they stood up at all is extremely encouraging and may give others the courage to stand up for their beliefs and moral standards in the future.
They are being shot down and ridiculed for this online and in the media, but their children know that their parents are living out what they believe in, not just saying it. And this will give their children the courage to do the same.
If we can manage to raise a courageous generation in Christ, think of how the world might change for the better.
Please, don’t just sit there. Stand up for what you know is right. Be involved in the lives of your children. Know what is going on around them and try your best to teach them right from wrong.
If not, we might lose them to the world, and lose them to evil, forever.