Jul 24, 2020

The New Babysitters' Club Promotes LGBTQ to Kids

The next generation is growing up in a world that calls good evil and evil good.  

There are people who want our kids to be indoctrinated with their lifestyles so our kids end up celebrating lifestyles that God's Word clearly says are wrong.

The battlefield no longer starts in high school, but rather in elementary and even preschool.

Netflix has rebooted "The Babysitters Club."  The show first aired in the 90's and was based on a book series.  It follows the lives of a teen and tween business club for babysitters. 

In the original series, the most intense thing the babysitters faced was a pet that escaped a house.  Fast forward to today and you'll see the babysitters calling out doctors and nurses who keep "misgendering" a transgendered ward. 

In the show, one of the transgender children is a boy who is named Joseph.  But at the age of "2 or 3 years old" his mother says he started identifying as a girl.  So Joseph takes on a new name.  A girl's name - Kai.  Now "Kai" is wearing dresses and identifying as trans.  The series is aimed at younger children and tweens.  It also features several gay and lesbian characters. 
For parents who are trying to raise their children to follow God's ways, wisdom and Word, it is crucial that they are aware of what is happening in the culture.  Especially when children are involved.  Children are so impressionable.  If we are not intentional about guiding them through the culture they are growing up in, then they may be swayed by a culture that is walking down a pathway away from God's plans and purposes. 

Yes, we must shelter our children from influences that do not align with God's Word.  But sheltering is not enough in the days we are living in.  There is simply too much technology, entertainment, social media, messaging, ads and TV channels to shelter them completely.

And so we must do what it says in 1 Peter 3:15. 

"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone
who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect..."

The starting place is making Christ the Lord of our lives.  Notice what it says - "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. "  Our lifestyle should reflect the Lordship of Christ.  We submit to His leadership in every area of our lives.  We must choose to love Jesus more than the things of the world.

We must also teach our children, in age-appropriate ways, why we believe the Bible is God's Word and why we should follow what it says in all areas and aspects of our life. 

The verse says we must prepare them.  If we do not prepare them, they will be swept away by the current of the world's culture.  Have you given your own kids enough preparation to defend their faith?  Do the students in your ministry know how to share why following God's plans is the best way to live? 

We must teach them what God says about certain lifestyles and what paths to avoid.  First and foremost, parents should be the primary leaders in this area. So we must equip parents to have the conversations.

And for this to work, you must have the right attitude and the mind of Christ.  Look how He says you should defend your faith. 

"But do this with gentleness and respect..."

Notice how it is not just about what we say, it's also about how we say it.  We are to share and defend our faith with gentleness and respect.

People don't care how many Bible verses you can quote to prove them wrong.  But they will respond when they can see that you really do care about them as a person

It also says to treat them with respect.  This means we can't approach them with our nose up in the air, thinking we are better than they are.  No.  No.  No.  We must come with tears in our eyes that is the overflow of a heart of love for them. 

Respect means you share with kindness. 

Respect means you speak the truth in love.

Respect means you don't argue with them, rather you listen.

Respect means you see past who they are now and see them as God sees them.  Someone who desperately needs to experience His love and forgiveness.  And you may be the person God is sending to help guide them toward that love and forgiveness.

Gentleness and respect.  That's what you must bring to the table when you are ministering to today's young families. 

Yes, the Babysitter's Club has crossed some lines when it comes to sexual identity and roles. So we must be prepared to guide our children to God's plan and purpose for us.

5 comments:

This is disgusting. How about- Respect is respecting someone’s right to love who they want to love. Respect is instead of teaching to your kid to “fix” or “change” a fellow child who identifies as gay with their religion, teach them to know that not everyone is going to believe the same things and love the same life as you. And that’s okay. Maybe I’m crazy, but where in the Bible does it say to hate? To judge? To step on people’s way of life? Jesus would never. Jesus is love. Parents shouldn’t shelter their kids from things that make THEM uncomfortable. Parents should be teaching their children how to respect and love people who are different because that is what Jesus would do.

Hi Kayla. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts. We are commanded in God's Word to speak the truth with love. If I came across as only sharing the truth and not with enough love, then I apologize. The difference between us is that I believe the Bible to be the final authority and my world view is shaped by that. Hope that helps you see where I am coming from.

Um, this article doesn't evoke hate at all. It does say that the media is perpetuating and, thus teaching, a life contrary to God's word. It does encourage parents to teach their children God's word. It does encourage parents to teach their children to love those who choose not to believe in God's word. It does encourage parents to teach their children to be able to explain what they believe and why.

But, as with most Christian arguments, this article does not in any way articulate what the Bible says about these topics, where it says what it says or acknowledge that those verses are heavily debated and disputed by many. It assumes, as many Christian diatribes do, that all Christians are on the same page when it comes to these topics (which we certainly are not) and that that "page" is the author's particular interpretation of Scriptures.

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