We were watching an episode of House Hunters on HGTV. My first grader looked at me with inquisitive eyes.
“Why does that family have two daddies?” she wondered.
The question hit me out of left field. I didn’t expect this topic to come up while watching a home improvement show. Agenda-driven television isn’t reserved for prime time or subscription channels anymore.
Most networks are moving toward more LGBTQ representation. Hallmark steered clear of overt gay and lesbian relationships until this year, but they recently featured a same sex wedding.
Oddly, they were beaten to the punch by two children’s shows: PBS’s Clifford the Big Red Dog, which featured two mommies at a dinner party earlier this year, and Disney debuted its first bi-sexual animated lead character in the supernatural series, The Owl House.
Whether you are watching kid’s programming or a home improvement show, or perhaps you befriend an alternative family at school or meet a transgendered person at the park, LGBTQ issues are a reality in our culture. As Christians, we need to know how to discuss this topic with our kids from a biblical point of view.
Here are 7 key points to cover when talking about LGBTQ issues with your kids:
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping other women see their worth in a season when they often feel less-than.
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