My greatest accomplishment; the one achievement for which I give myself hearty kudos is this…I never once, not even one time, killed a parent.
My career as a teacher in the public education system has been a respectable one. I’ve managed academics, behavior problems, and a staff of adults who worked in my classroom. I ran a micro-bureaucracy of Special Education processes and paperwork without ever being sued in a court of law. But my greatest accomplishment; the one achievement for which I give myself hearty kudos is this…I never once, not even one time, killed a parent.
Earlier this week a British couple finally, after 5 years, revealed the sex of their child, not to the waiting world, but to the child himself. Sasha is the suitably androgynous name of the little boy. The parents claim that they wanted to avoid the sexual “stereotyping” that people tend to exercise when the gender of a child is evident. (This is where my fingers turn into talons and my fore-brain starts to melt) The unmarried parents dressed their little boy in gender-neutral clothes–ala Pat–because, said the mother, “Stereotypes seem fundamentally stupid. Why would you want to slot people into boxes?”
Boxes? Really? (Can you see now why I congratulate myself for never having killed a parent?) This dopey broad is actually telling us that a child’s identity, as either a little boy or a little girl, is a box? How utterly moronic can these people be? The “stereotype” that defines our identity, physicality, spirituality, purpose, and everything else that comprises existence itself, is the sexual stereotype. These vapid parents are still slogging through the failed ethos of the Sexual Revolution. Women were supposedly freed from the chains of their secondary sex characteristics, as well as their traditional roles as brood mares and sex kittens. Then, having shed all feminine superficiality, the “invincible” sex could happily transcend the best, most sacred thing life has to offer; marriage, for something that does not exist–nor can it exist; the sexless identity. These people are wholly idiotic; a brainwashed pair of stringy Leftists searching for the bliss of a non-judgmental Utopia by exacting the pernicious deconstruction of their little boy.
I have encountered parents who are irresponsible alcoholics. I’ve often crossed paths with parents who are either raging, or indifferent drug addicts. I’ve reported parents who’ve perpetrated physical and/or emotional abuse upon their children. I’ve rebuked parents who’ve harmed their children through either neglect or over-indulgence. Most of all, I’ve attempted to guide deficient moms and dads through the operations of good parenting at every level of childhood development. It is hard for me to imagine anything that is more insulting and wounding to the person of a child, than the act of parental nihilism; the denial of a child’s very essence and worth through the planned ignoring of the most fundamental and conspicuous truth of his life; that he is a little boy!
The Proclamation on the Family given by the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints states:
ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.
The parents of little Sasha have sacrificed him on the altar of Political Correctness. The child is not a son to them, but rather a pliable symbol, whose identity can be twisted and cinched and hacked away so that their offering to the god of “non-stereotyping sensitivity” may be satisfied. When speaking of children, indeed all human beings, the Divine seed of sexual identity; the motherly, tenderness, temperance, and beauty of the feminine spirit, combined with the fatherly tenability, strength, and honor of the masculine spirit, actualize all life, all purpose, and all endeavors of human happiness.
Let’s hope for the sake of little Sasha that his parents–who by the way conceived him with their very gender stereotypical reproductive organs–will wise up and dump their ludicrous notions about the injustices of childhood sexual identity. One detail in the report about these British parents illustrates their utterly failed attempt to achieve perfect sexual neutrality for Sasha. They dressed the poor kid up in a pink fairy costume for a Christmas photo. Dressing a little boy to look like a little girl in an attempt to make him look like neither, is not gender-neutral, it is sick.
Get over it people. If you want to make your kids miserable, all you need to do is invalidate their significance by denigrating their core identity. Let boys be boys and girls be girls. God designed His entire creation around the immutable laws of human sexuality, pro-creation, and familial love.
By Marjorie Haun 1/26/2012