04 March 2011

"My Princess Boy"

Oh, dear. I wish this was a joke. Unfortunately, it's a real example of how absolutely twisted and upside-down our world really is. I don't know about you, but I get pretty excited when I receive coupons for the bookstore. It means I can go scour the shelves for another book that I don't have time to read. And this is not an easy task, considering the shelves of the Religion section are filled with Joel Osteen and Deepak Chopra! When I saw a coupon in my inbox this morning, though, I knew exactly what book I wanted to get. So I checked the store inventory, reserved a copy, and made a stop on my way home from work.

When I walked into the store, I decided that I should first check the children's section to see if there were any cute books or games for my nephews. After all, it's more fun to spend money on them than on myself! I wandered over to the shelves marked "Religion" inside of the children's area just to see what passed for religious material for our country's youngest readers. I was shocked when my eyes rested on a book entitled, My Princess Boy. "Surely I am misreading this," I thought, so I pulled one of the books off of the shelf. There were at least 10 copies sitting there together, so it wasn't as if the book was mistakenly placed on the "Religion" shelf--it was there deliberately. Sadly, I did not misread the title. It is indeed a book about a woman's young son who enjoys dressing up in "girly" clothes and shopping for things pink and glittery. Most importantly, it was about tolerance and acceptance of this behavior. With the help of my camera phone, I thought I'd share a few shots with you so you can get an honest picture of what this book is teaching.

I apologize for the glare--it has a very shiny cover!

Sad, isn't it? I'm not here to start a discussion on whether homosexuality is a choice or if someone is born with those tendencies. Bottom line, it's a sin. Just like adultery, murder, fornication, idolatry, lying, stealing, etc. And the cure for sin is not tolerance or acceptance of it. The cure for sin is the Gospel. Preach the Gospel to your children, they are never too young!

(So, no, I didn't end up buying anything for my nephews today. Instead I purchased a book for myself, likely stripping my local bookstore of their one and only copy of Martin Luther's The Bondage of the Will. I know, I can hear you marveling at the fact that I haven't read it yet! Truthfully, I just finished reading several excerpts contained in a book of selections of Luther's writings, and I simply had to read the entire book because it is so good)!

Parents, if your children are in public school, you may want to seriously re-evaluate that decision, because it is lies like this about "tolerance" and "love" that will be indoctrinated into your children from the very first day. But regardless, never stop preaching the Gospel to your young ones, to yourself, and to others. 


  1. Where did the little boy get the ideas this mom talks about? From other kids or possibly from mom? And why doesn't mom teach the boy properly? Because she has an agenda.

  2. I know of students who have gone to private/Christian schools who have had life issues. Public school education is just fine. It all starts at home. Teach your children the Gospel, pay attention to them, discipline them, get involved in their school, and love them.

  3. Anonymous,
    I also know of students who have come out of Christian schools troubled. I never indicated that a private education is infallible. But by and large, if I had a choice, I would either send my child to a Christian institution or, better yet, homeschool them, before I'd waste my time sending them through the government system. I agree with you that it starts at home and parents need to teach their children the Gospel above all. I disagree with you when you say "public school education is just fine." With all that we know of how history has been altered in the textbooks and how God is not just ripped out of the material, but treated with disdain, it simply is not an environment that I would call "fine." Our children will encounter the lies of the public education system soon enough. As long I would have control of them, however, I would do everything in my power to ensure that every part of their day would have God's Truth incorporated into it.

  4. I agree, EBenz. Public schools are very dangerous nowadays with the secular worldview they promote. Kids are taught sexual immorality from kindergarten - why subject them to that? They are fed socialist, atheistic propaganda all day long.

    Yes, there are some school systems which are better than others, but why risk it?


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