Seth Udinski, FISM News
Last week, a report released by the Post Millennial revealed that YouTube Kids, a spinoff of YouTube that is supposed to be safe for children, is pushing LGBTQ-friendly media onto children.
The Post Millennial report highlights research done by PragerU reporter Aldo Buttazzoni, which revealed that YouTube Kids is producing media that includes video lessons taught by LGBTQ persons about various topics including drag, being “non-binary,” and LGBTQ terminology.
Here is just one screenshot of the myriad videos they have to inject children with LGBTQ programming.
Why do kids need to be exposed to this???? pic.twitter.com/ovCI2V9ehc
— Aldo 🌞 (@AldoButtazzoni) January 31, 2023
Buttazzoni revealed that one of the many troubling videos he viewed referenced the concept of consent, in which a growing contingent of the LGBTQ movement has tried to seek legal protection for pedophiles under the softer label of “minor-attracted persons.”
The results of Buttazzoni’s research reveal the apparent danger in the “kid-friendly” social media streaming service.
Author’s Biblical Analysis
When I first read this report, I was dumbfounded and enraged. I stand by my initial response.
The LGBTQ revolutionaries will argue that force-feeding sexual perversion to children is “wholesome and educational,” much like the abortion fanatics will argue that abortion is “safe.” Christians must see the lie here, and we must recognize the satanic forces at work.
The question becomes, how do we arm our children for the onslaught of spiritual perversion that will inevitably come their way? The answer is simple: Arm them with the truth.
Is banning YouTube and all social media from your home the answer? I would certainly say it can be a wise thing to do. But I would also argue that this would not be a sufficient response. We must prepare our children for the battle ahead of them by faithfully and truthfully teaching them the whole counsel of God:
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6
Here are a few simple reminders for you if you have young children in your life whom you love, whether it be your own children or your grandchildren or nieces or nephews or students.
First, pray for them. Pray for their salvation, and pray for it at a young age. Sometimes in the church, we get emotionally charged by hearing the dramatic stories of saints who were rescued from horrid sins late in life. Praise God for these wonderful examples of grace, but let us not forget to be equally ecstatic when we hear stories of people who came to Christ as young children and walked with Him all the days of their life!
If my children were to have a dramatic, plucked-from-drug-addiction conversion testimony later in life, of course, I would rejoice in the end result. But my ultimate prayer for them is not to have this kind of testimony, but instead to have one where they walk in the commands of Christ as children and never depart from them. It is that they would never remember a day in their life that they did not love and serve the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
I say this in no way to downplay or belittle the dramatic testimonies of God’s grace shown in the examples of former drug addicts, prostitutes, or prisoners. Praise God for these! Instead, it is simply to remind you not to downplay the wonderful, indescribable miracle of a sinner coming to faith in Christ as a young child.
Second, pray with them. Children who are taught how to pray are armed with everything they need to flee temptation. God promises us that when we call on Him, He will rescue us. Additionally, children who pray are communing with God. Their prayers become part and parcel with their progressive sanctification.
As our Lord did for us (Matthew 6:8-15), teach your children how to pray. Teach them to approach the throne room of grace with confidence (Hebrews 4:16), to pray in repentant humility when they sin (Psalm 51), and to rejoice in the God who provides abundantly for their needs (James 1:17).
Lastly, teach them the Bible. Teach them to memorize scripture and love the scripture. Make it a point to read Bible stories with them and teach them the gospel. Even if they seem too young to understand, the Holy Spirit is doing unseen work in their hearts, planting seeds in them in ways that we may not even realize. Read the Bible to them often.
As we see a ramp-up of attacks from the satanic forces of evil in this world, let us become all the more vigilant to teach our children the right and good way, so that, by God’s grace, they would find the narrow road that leads to life.
Stand therefore … above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. – Ephesians 6:14, 16