Daily Devotional for Saturday September 28, 2019
The latest perverted doll for you children this Christmas!
(Deuteronomy 6:7; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, please help me to be more like Jesus each day. Help me to be kind to others, to care about others, to share the hope of the Gospel with others. I love Jesus and my greatest desire is to be more like my Savior each day. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!!!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: How our culture and the media treats two teens very differently. In just the past few months there were two teens predominantly in the news, climate activist Greta Thunberg and Covington HS pro-life marcher Nick Sandmann. Sadly, Greta has been exploited by the worldwide, billion dollar climate hoax community. Much like the anti-gun lobby used the kids from Parkland HS after that mass shooting, so the climate activists have propped up the Swedish teen as the “face” of their movement. Nick was at the March for Life held in Washington DC every January on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to legalize the killing of babies. He was literally minding his own business when a group representing a black cult began swearing at him and his fellow students as they were wearing their red Make America Great Again hats. During this harassment, a Native American activist singled out Nick and got within inches of him as he banged his drum and chanted in a very intimidating manner. Nick simply stood his ground, said nothing, and smiled at the activist. While the media has fawned over Greta, they lambasted Nick. You see, Greta represented an issue the mainstream media promotes and advocated for. Nick however, represented a President and his supporters the mainstream media outwardly loathes and have worked tirelessly to destroy since election day in November of 2016. It is a great contrast since we are sadly living in a culture that promotes every evil imaginable, while rejecting God and the Truth of His Word!
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50 years ago Mattel created the worldwide iconic doll “Barbie.” This Christmas, the once great toymaker Mattel will be selling “gender inclusive” dolls. These dolls will NOT be male or female, but it will be up to the child to decide if they want their doll to be a boy or a girl, or even both. Of course all of the pro-LGBTQ groups are ecstatic about this new line of dolls. In a culture where children are being told from birth THEY can decide if they are a male or female, it is a perfect “grooming” opportunity to indoctrinate children from a young age to accept this perversion of the genders.
It was just a little over a decade ago that I warned parents about the hot new doll geared to promote overt sexuality to children. That was the Bratz Dolls. I can at least say there was no gender confusion with the Bratz dolls, which is how much further into the spiritual abyss we have sank in just the last few years! Hear the warnings I made regarding these Bratz dolls not that long ago, and now we are actually dealing with dolls without a gender!!!
Why would a parent buy a 6-year-old a doll that looks like a street walking prostitute? Soon will be the start of the Christmas shopping season. Many today may think I am kidding when I tell you that today I am dealing with the types of dolls parents buy for their children. I have no doubt many will never understand the points I will be making. I know that, because having talked to dozens of parents in and out of the church, I was told over and over, "What is the big deal?" Is the type of doll a parent buys for their little girl really the most pressing issue of the day?
No, of course not. However, it is very telling of the current mindset that exists in the world we live in since a toy company had to create and market these dolls and parents had to buy them. I can almost understand why a company would create and market these dolls, it is called MONEY. What I want to focus on, however, is why would a parent buy their 6, 7, 8-year-old daughter a doll that looks like a street walking prostitute?
In case you are totally out of the loop regarding the world of children's toys, the hottest item for little girls from 6 and up are the Bratz dolls. MGA Entertainment is a California-based toy company founded in 1997 that manufactures and markets the Bratz dolls. The marketing strategy was to create a doll geared towards pre-teen girls since research showed most girls weren't buying Mattel's half-century old Barbie dolls after age 7.
The key to the Bratz dolls were the endless amounts of wardrobes you could buy for these dolls. The wardrobes represented the current trend of clothing worn by young girls from short shorts, to micro mini-skirts, to halter tops, to silk negligee tops, right down to the high heels. It is the same clothing made popular by the singers, actresses, and other entertainers today who cater to pre-teen and teen-age girls.
The dolls themselves are made up to look like prostitutes. They have an African-American doll, a Latino doll, and several who are different shades of white. They have perfect bodies, come with wild hair, lots of make-up, painted nails, their lips are full and pouty, and once you add the trashy clothing accessories, you have a doll that is the likeness of a young woman who is walking the streets of some metropolitan city late at night looking to turn tricks.
Here is the problem. These "dolls" are being marketed to SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRLS! Why would any parent want their little girl to think this is what a girl should look like. Why would a parent want that their little girl to have this image imbedded in their mind? Our current culture is flooded daily to such an extent with overt sexuality that we have become numb to it, so numb that it has now trickled down to the dolls we buy for our little girls!
Listen, instead of buying into the gross sexualization of our culture, parents need to take a stand. You don't have to buy your daughters Bratz dolls. You don't have to let your 9- and 10-year-olds girls wear thong underwear. You don't have to let your daughters buy the "fashion of the day" and look like they are going to work in a strip club. Parents, you can take a stand. It is no wonder why teen-age, even pre-teen girls are having sex. It is in their music, it is on their TV programs, it is in the movies they watch, it is in virtually every advertisement they see, it is pounded into their brains almost from birth and reinforced in all that they see...even the dolls they are bought to play with!!!
I love you and care about you so much. You know, when I was growing up just 50 years ago, being a "brat" was not a term of endearment. Being a brat actually carried a very negative connotation because it meant you were a bad kid. Only disobedient and rebellious children were called brats. Now, just a few years later, instead of a brat being something a child was taught not to be, it is something a child strives to be. From cartoon characters like Bart Simpson and that horrible Stewie on the Family Guy, children are told it is cool to be a brat. It is so cool, that this toy company is making hundreds of millions of dollars selling dolls called Bratz!!!
I am already prepared for the onslaught of emails from outraged parents that I would dare call them out for buying their little girl these Bratz dolls. I already know they will say I am making too much of this, these dolls are harmless, there is nothing wrong with them, only people with dirty minds think these dolls are overtly sexual, I need to mind my own business, and on and one it will go. I can tell you one thing, a doll like this would have never been seen the light of the store shelf 20 years ago. You might say we have progressed as a society since then, I say to you that we have REGRESSED as a society.
I pray today that you parents will be aware of what is being marketed to your children. Out of all the things that you can buy your little girl is a doll that looks like a street walking prostitute really the best you can do for your child? Is that really the image and message you want to send to your baby? Don't you know she is already being blasted daily, no matter how much you may try to protect her, by every kind of image no child should ever have to be exposed to? Why would you want to not only promote, but reinforce those sexual images by giving her a doll to play with that looks like and dresses like a women who sells her body for money?
Your little girl is going to grow up soon enough. As a matter of fact, much sooner than you or I did. You have to start having those adult conversations with your kids at a much earlier age, since they are being bombarded every day with every type of image you can imagine. You have got to be involved in their life each day to help them understand what God says about all of these issues they are being confronted with at such an early age. It is a very difficult time to be a child, and it is also a very difficult time to be a parent.
Now, today, parents will be dealing with dolls for their children without a gender. As I have shared for 20 years, once you go down the road of sin, it never ends! I will be praying for you parents today. I will be praying for God to give you wisdom and direction as you do your best to raise your child in the admonition of the Lord and teach them His ways. I will also be praying for your children today. This is a very evil world we live in, with many dangers.
I pray today that the Lord will watch over your children, protect them from the evils of this world, and give them peace, joy, and a blessed childhood. May the Lord bless you and your children as you live your lives and take your stand for HIM!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,