Divorce Is Not the End of the World and Other Lies My Teacher Told Me
The other day my neighbor’s kid brought home a book from her school library entitled Divorce is Not the End of the World by Zoe and Evan Stern. Can you believe it? Teaching kids that divorce is an acceptable lifestyle choice! It is no wonder that the divorce rate in this country is almost 50 percent with books like this grooming kids to think that breaking up a marriage is alright.
The world used to be a more wholesome place back when I was a kid: Harvey Weinstein was making movies and winning Oscars, The Cosby Show and Roseanne were must-see tv, Mel Gibson and Jim Baker were teaching us about Christianity, and R. Kelly was singing about how if we believed we could fly, we could touch the sky. It was a simpler time when a kid could just be a kid knowing the world was a safe place.
The woke culture has taken a lot from us. It grieves me to know that my kids now have to see a disclaimer before watching A Bug’s Life because Jim Lassiter liked to hug and kiss his co-workers without their consent, and Kevin Spacey, well, he liked to do the same thing but with kids and more aggressively. Why can’t we go back to the good old days when Disney made movies with a singing bird named Jim Crow, and neither shirtless Middle Eastern boys nor their pet monkeys had nipples? What happened to our happy endings?
Well, I, for one, am not going to take it anymore. We have to draw the line somewhere, and that line goes straight through the bookshelves of my kids’ school library. Do you know what they have in there? Do you? Because I’ve never actually been in my kid’s school library, but after what I heard, I don’t want my kid going in there either. There are so many books about lifestyles and adult themes that it is enough to make me want to homeschool my kids, and I totally would too, if fighting to protect my kids and my parental rights didn’t take up so much of my time. It’s all for them, you know, my kids. They’re my whole world, which is why I go out every night to fight for them.
Apparently, Divorce is Not the End of the World is not the only book in the library about parents splitting up, but at least it has a clear title so parents can see what their kids are being exposed to early. There is a book for independent readers called Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick. What kind of a title is that? It could be about anything.
I mean, your kid could be reading that book right at the kitchen table, and parents would have no way of knowing that their child was being exposed to the idea that not only can parents divorce, but they might even re-marry, forcing their kids to live with strangers who they didn’t get to pick. It is not the school’s place to expose children to a topic like divorce and remarriage. That is something that parents should be able to teach their own kids when they’re ready.
And it’s not just in the libraries. It’s in the history books! So what am I supposed to tell my kids when they come home asking why Ronald Reagan got divorced or why Henry the VIII had six wives? SIX!
Oh, sure, people will say that just acknowledging divorce is okay and that kids see divorced people in the world. Heck, some will even say that there are kids in their class with divorced parents. All that might be true, but what if a child asks why someone got divorced? Now suddenly, first graders are talking about dads going to strip clubs, and mommy’s secret liaisons with the guy at carpool drop off. I do not want my 7-year-old exposed to hardcore 50 Shades of the PTA! And as a parent, it is my right to protect my child from that sort of thing.
Marriage is sanctified in the Bible as an unbreakable bond. It says it right in the vows, “Until death do us part.” I don’t know how much clearer it could be. And I know that we are supposed to hate the sin but love the sinner; however, that doesn’t mean that I want my kid exposed to that sort of thing. I have freedom of religion, and my child should not be forced to be exposed to anything that goes against what they see in church.
But getting rid of books like Why Can’t We Live Together?: The Kid-Sized Answer To A King-Sized Question About Divorce by Madison Lovato and Lucas Lovato and Why Do Families Change?: Our First Talk About Separation and Divorce by Dr. Jillian Roberts is not enough because this stuff is everywhere. I might not even know that my kid has been exposed to ideas like, “Daddy lives here. Mommy lives there. So, I have two homes!” That is on the cover, THE COVER!!, of Two Homes by Claire Masurel and illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton.
I mean, we could be walking through the mall, and my child could see that in a store window, and now suddenly he’s asking me why he can’t have two homes. And when I tell him that it is against Mommy and Daddy’s religion to divorce, he says that his friend has divorced parents and are they going to hell? I should get to choose when I have that kind of conversation with my kids. I mean, I already had to tell him that we never see Andy’s dad in Toy Story because he is just on a very long business trip. Seriously. It is like no one respects a parent’s rights when they choose to teach their kids about divorce.
It’s too late just to remove books that promote divorced lifestyle choices from school libraries. The Woke Liberals have made it so this stuff is just everywhere. I mean, when is Happily Married People’s Month? No, we will never be able to get rid of all the books. But there is a solution. We need to stop teaching kids how to read until their parents think they are old enough to process anything they might read.
Look, I know it sounds crazy, but if the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that kids can learn just by watching a screen. You don’t need to know how to read to do Math, and any books that are any good usually have movies made out of them. Let’s face it; reading is a gateway activity that allows people to groom children for divorced lifestyles that their parents disagree with. Eliminating reading is the only way to keep our kids safe, and anyone who disagrees with that probably hates children, God, and the Constitution.