(From a lengthy review of a children's Book called "It's Not the Stork!")
On page 48 of the book, it describes the different types of families: "Some families have one child. Some families have two, or three, or four more children. Some families have a mommy and a daddy. Some have a mommy. Some have a daddy. Some have two mommies. Some have two daddies. Some kids live with a parent or stepparent, or with an aunt, an uncle, a grandmother, or grandfather, or with a foster parent. Some kids live with one parent part of the time and with their other parent the rest of the time."
That page is the books flaw, a big one no doubt. A family with 2 mommies or 2 daddies is not a family according to God's Word and the design of God Almighty. I absolutely am not going to be teaching my children what God refers to as an abomination! The book is so great otherwise, what we did was just take a black marker and cross out that one statement "Some have two mommies. Some have two Daddies." It is not biblical or the will of God to teach such a thing to a child as if it is okay, regardless of it is becoming more accepted in the mainstream world today. So I write this just to help Christ-Centered parents be aware.
No doubt sometimes family situations (like step-families etc) are a result of sin and not having Christ at the center of our lives at the time these things occured, but a step-family, single-mom family and so on, does NOT mean that Christ is not now there at the center of that family. I know step-families, single-mom families, divorced parents, and so on that live Christ-Centered lives and so I find no error the statement on page 48 with regards to the various types of families. These are not signs of ongoing sinful lifestyle.
However, a family that is made up of same-sex parents is not a picture of a biblical family period! There is no such thing as living in sin biblically! If a person is living a homosexual existence they are living an existence condemned and seperated from God. A "family that has two mommies or two daddies", though some may consider it to be a "family", the bible does not consider or teach it to be so, and so parents that are trying to use this book as a tool to teach their children about the "healthy sexuality" and such, will want to beware of this page.
Children need not be taught that an sinful choice such as a same sex relationship, is a healthy form of a family just as God's design for a family which is ONLY one Mommy and one daddy. In no way does that mean homesexuality is worse than any other sin. BUT a "family" with homosexual parents is a one illustrates a lifestyle of ongoing sin, it is sin and it does separate us from God and a homosexual lifestyle can not be the way of life of a follower of Christ, and Christ-Centered parenting teaches that homosexuality is an abomination ... NOT that it's a hunky-dory family.
Andraya G. Price, Amazon.com 55 Comments
[2/11/2010 12:32:22 AM]
Fundie Index: 48
Submitted By: Misty