Recently there was uproar on the internet due to the story of the boy who wants to be a make up artist and was given lessons by a professional. Photos of the artistry the professional and the boy had done on himself posted on Facebook unfortunately attracted the attention of the sanctimonious trolls.
As Chris and Sheree discussed last night on Truth Frequency, this outcry from supposed Christians is harmful to the child and our society.
This matter is really nobody’s business but the parties involved. How this mother raises her child is no one’s business but her’s and the child’s, since the child is not harmed, there is no abuse, and the child is the one who voiced interest.
For those who call themselves Christian and have criticized this family, let me remind you of some scripture:
Prov 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
In today’s words, it could read: Encourage and teach rightly your child in the profession they are inclined to and he will keep that profession/hobby wholesomely.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Don’t bully your kid. Don’t pick at them. If Jesus were your child would you talk to your child like that? Don’t call your boys a fag or girl or any other name when they don’t measure up to your version of masculinity. The child actually belongs to God, you are to check your words before speaking them.
Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.
Do not irritate, afflict, bother, stress, exasperate, exacerbate, provoke, pain, vex, tease, irk your child, or they will not try new things, they will become fearful of life.
Any honest study of the bible and what the verses say, will show that the child has an ability and the drive to do this work. This means to you purporters of Christianity and bible teachings, Don’t force your child to take up football when they are naturally inclined to something else, like piano. The crimes against children I have seen is making boys play football (NFL style) with all that gear on, in the searing heat when the child has absolutely no interest in that sport. CPS won’t get involved with that though. If your child is one who has a natural talent for music or art, should not be forced by physical threat or threat of emotional withdrawal, to engage and be subject to pressures to perform sports for the emotional fulfillment of their parents.
So I pointed all that out to boil it down to this: The boy has an artistic talent and interest in art. The medium is cosmetics and the canvas is faces. If one reads the whole article linked at the top, one will learn that the boy also is pictured in his soccer gear (or football, for our European readers). His mother is allowing the boy to explore his interests and he is far healthier than many boys I have seen in supposedly Christian homes.
As it is discussed by his mother, this has nothing to do with sexuality or what is called gender identification.
Parents’ words have power and when parents tell a child that he or she ‘can’t’ do something that is part of discouraging children. Many great dreams have been destroyed by parents throughout history by wayward parents telling children they can’t do something. Then there have been great dreams realized because good parents encouraging their children to achieve those dreams.
When I was a girl, I climbed trees, whistled tunes, hated playing with dolls, collected rocks, played with all kinds of animals like snakes and frogs, and despite all the admonitions by women in my life, I continued to play and hike in ways contrary to girliness. I liked to shoot guns, wear jeans, dress as Batman on Halloween (Not Batgirl! Dammit) play basketball, baseball, splash in puddles and play in the dirt. I did all the stuff that girly girls would never do. But in all these things, my father never told me that I can’t do something. There were things he said I may not do (like play with fire or shoot guns by myself) But there is that distinction. May and Can are totally different things. When I was thirteen, I told my Dad I was going to be a Marine. He said “There is no such thing as women in the Marine Corps.” (he knew better, but wanted to see what I would say) I told him “Then by God, I’ll be the first.” I learned later I would be far from the first. It is chuckleworthy in hindsight. How curious before going to boot camp some older women told me that I would come out lesbian if I went into the Marine Corps. That of course was a lie. Truth is the Marine Corps actually refines that which is already in the person. It seems that training lets one discard the superfluous from the personality. I loved my life in the Corps. I got to shoot guns and go camping, crawl in the dirt, and it was totally cool to be physically fit and strong; and I got paid for it! I am truly lucky. How many children get to achieve their dreams?
I don’t know what I would have done if a whole segment of society came against me back then like this boy is experiencing now. I don’t know if it would have changed how I lived my life.
I do know that those who spoke against my interests back when I was a child never suggested that I was gay or gender unqualified, they just wanted me to be more girly, or let us go ahead and say it: They wanted my behavior to be a mirror to how they viewed themselves.
I think I have made my point here but I will leave this question for the ruminants:
Why is it ok for our women to go into the military and go into combat roles, and come home in flag-draped coffins, but a boy in our country cannot freely become a make up artist?
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