I’ve Turned into My Old Preacher

It is hard to come to any other conclusion but that the cost-benefit analysis of social media engagement is a net negative, especially for young children. 

In my inaugural Substack exclusive, I wrote to you about the strategic targeting of our children by secularist humanists intent on capturing and manipulating their minds and emotions before they are developed enough to make wise decisions.

It is unmistakable what is happening; the examples are innumerable. Nickelodeon, not content with its Blue’s Clues Pride efforts, put out a video explaining the meaning of the pride flag featuring Drag Queen Nina West (yes, the real-life character depicted in the preschoolers’ cartoon). The video’s description encourages children to “celebrate by lifting up voices in the LGBTQIA+ community!”

I bet most of you had not heard of the subtle addition of “IA” to the “LGBTQ+” term. Your children probably had not heard of it either. But fear not, thanks to Nickelodeon, they are sure to Google the term so that they can learn all about it. The first “resource” they get from Google will take them to the OutRight Action International website, where they can learn about another 30 plus terms related to sexual preferences. Other organizations prominently featured by Google on such a search include the Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG, GLSEN, and Lambda Legal. I’ll save you the pain of having to read their propaganda and tell you that the “I” stands for intersex, and the “A” stands for asexual, among other things.

But your children will learn much more than that under Drag Queen Nina West’s tutelage. She explains to them the pride flag variation you have seen around with additions of pink, white, light blue, black, and brown stripes which they have added to unite transgender rights with the Black Lives Matter movement. Did you know that? Well, that’s the point, isn’t it?

This brings me to the main idea of this musing, turn off your TV—and YouTube, for that matter. Keep your children off social media as much as you can. Don’t let your children be victimized.

I have been amazed at how much these evil forces will seek you out. I am not on TikTok. I find it to be perhaps the most destructive of all platforms. Many have expressed concerns about it. Yet have you notice how TikTok content is increasingly “suggested” content on Facebook and other platforms?

If one stops to think about it, it is hard to come to any other conclusion but that the cost-benefit analysis of social media engagement is a net negative, especially for young children. 

But listen, I know it is impractical. I remember hearing an old preacher making the case in my teenage years that I should turn off the television, and I didn’t buy it. But can we at least say that we can do a lot better than what we are doing now in the choices we make?

We certainly can. Several stories have come out now about Nickelodeon’s ratings going down following their LGBTQ+ targeting of children. Good. Let us be better at this. Why are we supporting those who want to alienate our children from us, and more importantly, from God?

You might be surprised, but Jesus spoke about this. As part of the Sermon on the Mount, He told us that, “The eye is the lamp of the body” (Matthew 6:22a). That is an astonishing revelation, one that fits perfectly with our life experiences. He continued, “So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22b-23).

So yes, I’ve turned into my old preacher. I consider it progress. We must do a much better job of guarding what we see—the media we consume. It is killing us – both as individuals and as a country.