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King & King – a Gay Prince Fairy Tale

Did you hear about the New Hampshire debate where Tim Russert asked John Edwards, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton whether they’d be comfortable having the story called “King & King” — read to their children in school. It’s a dutch tale about a prince whose mother pressures him to find a princess but who ends up falling in love with and marrying the brother of one of the prospective brides instead.

I can’t believe the responses. Edwards replied instant “yes, absolutely.” Obama revealed that his wife has already spoken to his 6- and 9-year-old daughters about same-sex marriage. Clinton said that it’s important to teach kids about the “many differences that are in the world.” “I don’t want to make that decision on behalf of my children.” Edwards later added, “I want my children to be able to make that decision on behalf of themselves, and I want them…even in second grade to be exposed to all those possibilities, because I don’t want to impose my view. Nobody made me God.”

Okay, before you call me a homophobe…I’m not mad because this is about homosexuality, it’s about right and wrong. True, I wouldn’t want someone reading a fairy tale about two gay princes to my second grader. But quite honestly, I wouldn’t want someone reading a story to my 7 year old about a heterosexual prince shacking up with his “not-so-maiden” girlfrend, either.

This is also about what’s appropriate for children. Come on. Second graders? This isn’t about children understanding the complexities of the gay lifestyle and being sympathetic to those who have chosen it. This is kid programming. There is an agenda to normalize this behavior to the next generation. And they’re starting as early as they can get away with it.

It’s also about who’s responsible to determine what is best for our kids. God gave the responsibility of raising children to their parents; not the school system, not the government, not even the church. It’s a parents obligation to determine the “appropriate curriculum”, not a teacher. It’s a scary thing to think a teacher would do something like this. But even more frightening is the fact that three of the next potential leaders of the world condone those actions. God help us!