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.