I bet you thought this was going to be a post about Covid and mask wearing. Sorry to disappoint. It’s not about either of those things. If you were not online yesterday for about a three hour window you missed a video that was quite stunning and frank with honesty produced by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir titled, “We’re Coming For Your Children.”
In this video two soloists sing about how “they” will be coming for your children to indoctrinate them with the “gay agenda”, with the result being that your kids will turn out to be more “inclusive and open”. They also promise in the song that “they” will introduce your kids, to things you don’t want them to see online. They will also teach your kids things you’ve “tried to hide” from them. The mask is off. According to the song lyrics if you’re not fully accepting, and celebratory of the “gay agenda” you’re a hater, homophobic etc. etc.
This video originally was published to the SFGMC’s youtube channel and facebook page. It was ratioed pretty quickly, and pulled down shortly after it was posted, with all links and references to it scrubbed. However, since the internet lasts forever. the folks over at Not The Bee, grabbed the video before it disappeared — I have included it at the end of this article.
I thought it was a creepy video, the way the first man was staring into the camera, with an almost maniacal look in his face. This is also telling as well — yes there are agendas out there, and parents, if you are not teaching your children in your home, your values, and the values of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the world will be teaching them differently. The world has taken its mask of, time to take ours off and be as bold, and as unapologetic with the things we believe as Latter-day Saints.
We have a lot of resources from the church to help in the teaching of our families, the phrase “Home centered, church supported” has never been more relevant. The Gospel Library app is full of videos, songs, activities, the scriptures, 50 years of General Conference talks, and Come Follow Me lessons to help you in your efforts to teach the gospel in your home.
I also follow Katy Faust on social media. Katie is a children’s rights advocate and she has some wonderful ideas for teaching. Her article titled, “4 Ways To Help Your Kids Fight Assimilation Into Cultural Leftism” popped into my social feeds again today as a good reminder of what I can do for my kids.
Katy’s four points are first, that parents should be the primary educators for their children. Over the last 18 months of the Covid Wars, this has been my biggest take away. Never again, will I be a passive parent at the pubic school or in the halls of the church. I’m “that” parent. Second, involve your kids in what you do during the day. Teach them by doing, so that when they are older they know how to do things because they’ve seen you do them, and they’ve had practice with you by their sides. Third, find a balance between protecting your kids from the world versus guiding them as they are exposed to worldly things. It’s not an “if” but a “when” your kids will see porn, hear profanity, or be tempted. Katy calls this “the Great Equipping”, which relates back to point two. As we interact with our kids, we will have many opportunities to teach, to talk and to guide our kids thru their days, and their experiences. Finally, stay connected. Be the safe refuge from the world for your kids. They need to know that they can bring you all of the awkwardness, ugliness, and questions from the world we live in that they might have. No questions or subjects should be off limits in our homes. I recommend the books published by Educate, Empower Kids and their companion site Empower Latter-day Saint Kids to get you started on having those awkward, but vital conversations with your kids.
As we emerge from Covid and back to society, and as we send our kids back to school and resume life again, make sure to keep up with life. With things like critical race theory, gender politics, sexual agendas, and the general invective of the world bearing down on families and individuals more than ever, it is vital to stay engaged with what is going on in your communities and in your wards, and make yourself available and wide open for your kids. Help them know what they believe and why they believe it, so that when they’re confronted with the agendas of the world they will know what to do and say.