I know a lot of preschoolers love Paw Patrol. My nephew and grandson have both watched the show.
The show seemed innocent enough for young children to watch with positive, child-friendly characters and programming.
That was until now. Paw Patrol recently introduced a “non-binary, transgender” character.
The character’s name is River. If you look closely, you will see that River wears socks that are colored with the transgender flag. The author, Lindz Amer, said, “I got to write an episode of Rubble & Crew. I wanted to write a nonbinary character that was inspirational and incredibly cool. Someone for the pups (and kids at home) to look up to.”
As we ponder this, we must understand that what the forces behind the show have achieved is not just introduction of a new character. Rather it is a strategy aimed to capture and shape the minds of the generation to come.
We must help parents see that the agenda behind this is to target children who are at a critical, developmental stage in their life. They are seeking to “normalize” the views of gender and sexuality to young children.
We must be proactive during this time and push back against this agenda. We must also come alongside parents and equip them as they lead their children.
We must stay informed about the content that is being pushed on our children and grandchildren. We can’t bury our head in the sand and hope the agenda of the evil one will go away soon. You can be sure of this…he is coming full force to capture the hearts and minds of the next generation.
We must also encourage and equip parents to have open dialogue with their children. Talk about what they are seeing and why it is inappropriate.
We must remember that we are not helpless bystanders in this. You have the right to turn off the TV, to read different books, to monitor what they are consuming online and guide them to content that aligns with your Biblical values.
The battle for the next generation is in full force. We must safeguard the minds of the next generation. We must be diligent to equip parents to be diligent and on guard. Their role has never been so critical. Remember…in the race to a child’s heart the first one there wins. We must get there first.
As we help parents instill a Biblical world-view in their children, we can equip them to live their lives in accordance with God’s Word and ensure that their world-view remains uncorrupted.
Be aware of what is going on around you!
Be alert! Walk circumspectly in Christ.
Be protective of your child’s innocence.