In light of the Supreme Court ruling on Friday, we are republishing this article.
Written by Mark Harper
People understood it is important to protect the innocence of children, but things have
changed.The worldview about homosexuality is changing. Homosexuality used to be a subject we did not talk about with kids. People understood it is important to protect the innocence of children, but things have changed.
Recently the Nickelodeon Channel broadcast a half hour special entitled, “Coming Out.” In this documentary, gay kids talk about knowing they are different from an early age. They openly discussed the scary prospect of coming out to family amid possible rejection, and the bullying they’ve experienced at school.
I do not agree with Nickelodeon broadcasting a show about gay teens on a kid’s channel, but the fact is, it is happening and we are going to see more shows like this from the secular media.
Here are some questions that parents are asking:
- How do I respond to family shows on Disney and Nickelodeon with gay characters?
- Do I pull my kids from school if they are teaching a gay rights curriculum?
- What do I do if I am at a restaurant with my kids and we see two gay men kissing?
- We can pull our kids from public school, ban them from watching all TV shows, and stop going out to eat in public places, or we can begin to talk to our kids about homosexuality.
Admittedly, this is an emotional topic. There are strong opinions on both sides. You may disagree with me, and I’m OK with that. You can share your opinions in the comments section, but please be civil.
My purpose in writing this article is not to stir up emotion, but to help Christian parents talk to their kids about a challenging issue.
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