A call from a mother to entertainment executives everywhere: Please leave our children alone.
As we end this week losing Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned with a faith-filled heart and a grace that seems to diminish from our world, and also remembering the life of Saint Teresa of Calcutta 25 years after her death , I was a bit upset by other news.
My daughter turned 3 on Tuesday, and my husband and I have been very diligent with TV viewing, given the muck that engulfs technicolor these days. On Labor Day, I introduced my daughter to the children’s animated series Peppa Pig. She has been a fan of the cute and talkative pink pig, as we read a Peppa Pig book that tells the story of his little pig brother George’s first swimming experience with mum and dad pig. Adorably fun stories that engage and excite my bubbly toddler are welcome, especially when they feature things she can relate to: mom, dad and babies.
Our opening episode of the series seemed almost pro-life: the little piggies learn that mommy bunny is pregnant and hasn’t decided on a name for her little bunny yet. Would pigs like to think of nickname options? Sure!
After the episode, it didn’t take long for my Annabelle to ask us to call her by the name Peppa; and when she asked me: “Who are you?” I dutifully knew the answer to my next acting role: Mummy Pig! We played for about an hour, making one of his Daddy Pig stuffed animals and debating which one best suited the role of pig brother George.
But it looks like we’ll be back to the occasional episode of Curious George and leave Britain’s pig family alone, as this week’s headlines announced that this beloved show, under attack since 2019, has now bowed to LGBT lobbying efforts – with an episode airing in Britain featuring Penny the Bear polar and his two “mummies” – even having the audacity to title the whole segment “Family”.
This, of course, is not the first modern notion of the family. Pixar relented earlier this summer, adding a gay relationship to the beloved toy story franchise, a blockbuster movie series that captured the hearts of kids and parents alike — before this big mistake.
Peppa Pig has the same popularity, having been translated into 40 languages and distributed in more than 180 countries and territories, including the United States After it was first launched in 2004, the lobbying efforts that led to this decision began three years ago, and the petition had about 25,000 signatures when these new LGBT-friendly characters hit the scene. Considered a global phenomenon, the petition grew out of criticism of the show featuring a nuclear family. Apparently, a real family is insulting this faction that intends to force-feed the propaganda of young children who are literally learning to understand the world through their senses: what they feel, see, touch and come to know, by doing trust their own memory. and the comprehension.
In this week’s episode, new character Penny says, “I live with my mum and my other mum,” a statement that reportedly led to several questions and a confused look from my toddler. I’m grateful she didn’t see it.
If there’s one thing my daughter is sure of, it’s that a family is a mother, a father and a baby. Just yesterday we were playing a character creation game, and she knew how to use a low voice when she was the boy and a higher voice when she was the girl. It’s not because she grew up in a world of indoctrination; it’s because these facts are usually crystal clear and help him understand the real world around him.
As the famous translator and Catholic scholar Anthony Esolen writes in his recent book: “Men and women are made for each other. I believe it, because it’s right in front of me, and I won’t let any ideology force me to pretend that I don’t see what there is to see.
I recommend Peppa Pig for featuring a disabled character, Mandy Mouse, in 2019. Additions like this are welcome, as they teach toddlers about true charity and stick to cartoon intent: sweet stories for captivate young hearts.
Unfortunately, the LGBT brigade is strong and fierce, as we have seen from this era of cancel culture. Last weekend, country musician Jason Aldean was fired from his public relations firm because his wife expressed gratitude that her parents did not take her to a gender treatment clinic during her “gender phase.” tomboy”. She went on to say, “I will always support my children and do whatever I can to protect their innocence.”
Such a sad reality that the protection of the innocent is so appalling. But I guess that makes sense in a country that has been slaughtering unborn children for nearly half a century.
Maybe poor Peppa and her friends will be taken to a drag show in the next episode, which will take place in their very own public library! But that will only stop making sense to an audience they’ve captivated for over 18 years. It’s an all-out assault on our culture. We must cling to the truths of the natural world and keep our eyes fixed on God.
As we remember the good life of Queen Elizabeth II, who was featured in this British series (and appeared so touchingly recently with Paddington), and the degree of faith of Mother Teresa, I leave you with these words of this dear saint as we pray for a return to innocence:
A father and a mother — by loving their children, by loving each other, they love God.