Cultural Revolutions

Attacking the Traditional Family

The traditional family is being attacked with an unconventional weapon: children’s story books.  As books promoting a pro-homosexual ideology have slipped into public elementary-school libraries across America, unsuspecting children as young as age four have been exposed to immoral themes and content.

Such was the case when the seven-year-old daughter of Michael and Tonya Hartsell brought home the book King and King from the library at Freeman Elementary School in Wilmington, North Carolina, last year.  This book, written by Dutch authors Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland (Tricycle Press, 2002) is advertised for children as young as age six.  The publisher’s summary of the book states: “When the queen insists that the prince get married and take over as king, the search for a suitable mate does not turn out as expected.”  The true nature of this book lies in the fairy tale’s conclusion—a “very special” wedding and the marriage of Prince Bertie and Prince Lee.  The final page of the book illustrates the two princes kissing with a red heart covering their lips.  A review of the book by School Library Journal admits, “The book does present same-sex marriage as a viable, acceptable way of life.”  After a shocked and dismayed Mr. and Mrs. Hartsell filed a complaint against the school for allowing their child to have access to...

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