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As a resident of the greater Grand Rapids area, I was concerned and distressed to hear about your recent event featuring a Drag Queen reading a book to young girls and boys to make your young, impressionable audience question their value in their given bodies.
In the book of Genesis, God created humanity “In His Own Image; male and female, He created them.” That image of God, reflected in humanity equally, but differently, through the two genders, is what makes every girl and boy inherently valuable and worthy of dignity and respect. Rather than teaching our kids to question the goodness of how God made them, our community should affirm their value as the boys or girls that God created them to be.
As Grand Rapids and the greater West Michigan area have deep roots in Christian tradition, I'm sure that this event was expected, if not designed, to gin up controversy. As mere people, and as Christians, it is not up to us to write moral code. God has already done so in His Word, where He says in Luke 17:2 “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.”
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