The most innocuous category of our useless TV ratings system is TV-Y. According to the parental guidelines, it signifies content that is suitable for preschool children (2-6). This is such a formative, innocent age that even children’s networks have developed a junior version (i.e., Nick Jr., Disney Junior) to target these little ones.
Some popular shows have followed suit, developing toddler versions of their shows, specifically targeted to this age group. For example, Disney Junior has developed “Muppet Babies.” Just one look at the baby versions of the classic characters like Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, and Gonzo puts a smile on your face.
But I hope by now you know that you cannot entrust your children to the culture. I spoke to NTD News recently about San Francisco’s Gay Men’s Chorus coming out publicly with a song proclaiming they want to “convert our children.”
Please note, you cannot trust the TV ratings either. The Muppet Babies’ latest episode introduces your preschooler to the first transgender princess. Season 3, Episode 19, titled “Gonzo-rella / Summer’s Car Trouble,” just as it sounds, plays on the old story of Cinderella, but now featuring the beloved Gonzo character.
It is precisely what your children need, according to the radical ideology of Disney. A boy can be a princess, too. They will make sure your children accept that before they are ready for school. They must know about and accept transgenderism, genderfluidity, and preferred pronouns.
In the episode, baby Gonzo was the “princess” who left the slipper at the royal ball. As baby Miss Piggy recounts the events, she, of course, uses the pronoun “they” to refer to the princess. What an education our children are getting!
“We met the most amazing princess,” baby Miss Piggy says, “but they ran away. And all they left behind was this” (showing the princess’ famous glass slipper).
“Everyone, there’s something I need to tell you,” responds baby Gonzo, “The princess who came to your ball tonight was me.” He puts on the glass slipper and instantly transforms into the beautiful princess, changing his manly clothing for a Cinderella-type dress. Everyone wows and is so happy.
“I am Gonzorella,” he declares. You can imagine your toddler at home, imitating, “I am Hunterella, mommy.” Disney would be proud – no pun intended.
“But Gonzo, why didn’t you tell us?” asks baby Miss Piggy. And anyone of you, dear readers, can predict the rest of the script, nothing original about it. “Because you all expected me to look a certain way.”
Yes. Yes, we do.
It is why the men who “feel” like they are women inadvertently dress and want to look a certain way (surprise, surprise: like women), going so far as mutilating their bodies to look like the gender they feel they are.
The irony escapes most of them, including Disney, but the truth has a way of creeping in on them in the most awkward ways.
You see, there is a kernel of truth to this problem. This feeling of not belonging, of being out of place, is natural. It is something we all have in common. We were created in the image of God. We were created to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. This world is not our home.
We are lost and feel lost until we are found in Christ. “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen,” (Romans 11:36). Therefore, we shouldn’t be shocked at the world’s attempt to fill man’s existential void. It must. It is the reality of our humanity. Our children will experience it, too.
No, instead, we must be prepared, alert, for this lie and the many others the world will continually concoct in order to satisfy the holy thirst that can only be satisfied in aligning our being with the purposes of our Creator.
We must guard our children’s hearts and minds in practical ways, showing them (more than merely telling them) that only the truth can set them free. No question our children are the target. The question is who will stand guard to defend them.