The Patriot Post® · Indoctrinating Children With 'LGBTQ' Entertainment
There was a time in America when children’s entertainment was a safe bet. Sure, we saw the slow creep of movie violence, more promiscuous characters, and more subject matter made for mature viewers, but we could certainly let our kids watch a Disney flick without worrying about our values being undermined.
In recent years, we’ve seen homosexual and transgender characters popping up not only in kids’ movies and television programs but in animated children’s series as well. Nickelodeon’s “The Loud House” featured a homosexual male couple. Amazon’s “Danger and Eggs” promoted a transgender character. Disney’s “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” included a same-sex kiss. Last year, The Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” included a same-sex marriage proposal. More recently, Disney’s popular “Andi Mack” series featured a homosexual teenage couple.
This list only represents a fraction of programs now pushing the Left’s agenda to indoctrinate our children.
Clearly, there’s a bandwagon effect taking place, with one producer trying to outdo the others to ensure that children’s entertainment not only appeases the Rainbow Mafia but also serves as a conduit for their “LGBTQ” agenda.
One of the issues with the widespread portrayal of alternative lifestyles in movies and on television is that they’re not being presented as an unusual alternative. The entertainment industry doesn’t want kids to know the vast majority of Americans don’t live this way. And they want them growing up to embrace same-sex marriage or gender selection.
But it goes even further. One of the long-term goals is, frankly, to undermine the very foundation of Western civilization, which is embodied by the Christian faith and the prehistoric and pan-cultural family structure of a man, a woman, and their children.
Teaching young people to have compassion for others is one thing. Brainwashing them to think that abnormal is normal, and vice versa, is a threat to our very way of life.
To accomplish this objective, its proponents ensure that nothing is really spelled out for kids. After all, children are innocent and impressionable. Frame the most unnatural lifestyle choice as merely a form of love, and they’ll never question it (especially if their own parents were inculcated with the same beliefs when they were kids).
Leanne Itali writes for the Associated Press, “Wilson Cruz, a co-star in the new Hulu animated children’s series ‘The Bravest Knight,’ describes the show’s dad couple this way: ‘We’re not explaining homosexuality, or same-gender sexuality. We’re talking about the love of a family.” And that’s the heart of the problem. Children watching these shows don’t have anything explained to them. It’s all pure emotion. And producers hope that parents aren’t around to teach their children otherwise.
Worse, those who dare to speak out are now branded as villains. Take Mario Lopez, for example, the former teen-show star (“Saved By the Bell”) and current TV host who recently suggested that perhaps parents shouldn’t raise three-year-olds as transgender. The result? You guessed it: Lopez was roundly condemned by the Human Rights Campaign for endangering the “safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth.” Of course, he caved and apologized.
As for the argument that children’s shows promoting alternative lifestyles are merely preparing kids for living in the real world, Declan Leary writes at National Review, “There is a fine line between depicting the world as it is for realism’s sake and normalizing the current state of affairs.”
But let’s be honest. This isn’t about helping kids understand the world around them. It’s about indoctrinating them to embrace perverse lifestyles and the notion that the traditional American family is somehow abnormal. This isn’t just about transgenders reading a children’s book in a library. It’s about using entertainment as a pathway into the hearts and minds of impressionable boys and girls.
More than just a concern when it comes to children’s entertainment, our kids are faced with Social Emotional Learning standards being adopted by public schools across the country. These standards are complete with vague descriptions that seem harmless on the surface but teach kids to make decisions based on emotion.
“The problem is not that children have emotions,” writes Teresa Mull at The Heartland Institute, “but that government schools can’t acknowledge that absolute truth and right and wrong exist, let alone what truth, right, and wrong are. So, we have a bunch of kids trained to embrace their feelings — and since feelings can’t be right or wrong, society devolves into chaos.”
And chaos is where we’re headed if parents continue to turn a blind eye to the Left’s radical and dangerous social conditioning of our children.