When Disney+ first launched in November, parents weren’t just offered a goldmine of their cherished childhood movies. Instead, concerned parents should be wary that the streaming service is, like so many others, full of content to thoroughly screen before allowing children to watch.
One concerning example is the story of “Rebekah,” a transgender child featured in one of the channel’s original children’s shows.
According to its description, Marvel’s Hero Project “shares the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities across the country. These inspiring kids have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are by welcoming them into Marvel’s Hero Project.”
The show features several incredible children who, not unlike many of Marvel’s popular characters, have risen above adversity to do great things. Children honored in the series include Jordan, a child who designed her own prosthetic arm, Elijah, a little boy who advocates for child abuse prevention, and Adonis, a visually-impaired teen who is also an accomplished high school football player.
This could have been an inspiring, uplifting show for children, but it seems Disney had some social justice brownie points to earn. Thus, an episode honoring “Rebekah” Bruesehoff, a preteen transgender “girl,” (biological male) aired last Friday.
“Rebekah” found the spotlight after advocating for LGBT “rights,” including the introduction of mandatory LGBT history curriculum in public schools of his native New Jersey.
“Rebekah is on a mission to shield others from hate, and make the world a safer, more loving place for everyone,” Marvel says in a blog post recapping the episode. “Raising awareness for LGBTQ youth and putting herself out there as a role model for other kids has made her a hero. She doesn’t know it yet, but Rebekah is being initiated into a small group of extraordinary kids, as she joins the Marvel’s Hero Project.”
“When we first meet Rebekah, she talks about her interests, including sports and dance. She and her family then open up about her own personal journey – and the struggles she had at a young age because she identified as being a girl, despite having been assigned male at birth,” Marvel continues. “At around age seven, Rebekah reached her lowest point, but soon discovered what the letter ‘T’ meant in LGBTQ — and finally understood herself for the first time. With full support from her family, Rebekah came out as transgender and began her transition.”
Seven. At just seven years old, this poor boy was encouraged to head down this confusing, dangerous path of “transitioning.” It is truly heartbreaking.
In an interview with The Advocate, “Rebekah” recalls how his “loving” and “supportive” reportedly Christian family supported his desire to live his life as a member of the opposite sex.
“Rebekah is a role model for other young trans people in a support group and a singer in her Christian church, where her father is a pastor,” The Advocate’s Daniel Renyolds writes. “[He] even spoke about her story at a youth conference organized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2018.”
The interview continues:
[Reynolds]: I was struck by how big of a role that religion plays in your life and your family. I’m curious, how does faith and God guide you?
[“Rebekah]: Faith guides me in my activism by giving me something else to teach other people. There’s a lot of [misconceptions] that being LGBTQ, you cannot be Christian or you can’t be loved by God. But in truth, God made you who you are and God does not make mistakes. So you’re meant to be yourself.
What would you say to people who would use religion to promote hate against our community?
The Bible says that God accepts everyone and loves everyone for who they are. And the Bible also says that we should love one another. And by using the Bible as a weapon, it’s abusing the power of these words.
It’s astounding just how thoroughly incorrect every single sentence of that was. If ever there was proof that we must be teaching our children God’s truth, not just what we want Him to say, this is it.
The Bible does not say that God hates gay or transgender people—it says that He hates sin, and that no one continuing in sin (including sexual abominations) can enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Time and time again, however, we see God’s power to save even the most hopeless, wretched sinner, rescue them from their sin, and welcome them into His fold.
As for God not making mistakes, wouldn’t it stand to reason that He didn’t make a mistake when He created this young man as a male? Being transgender is the complete antithesis of “being yourself!” It’s the fabrication of an alternate personality, which is sadly often a symptom of deeper spiritual and psychological problems that can be addressed with psychological and spiritual counsel, no living the lie that one was simply “born in the wrong body.”
As for this notion that God “loves everyone and accepts everyone,” this is just another piece of evidence that the Gospel itself is gutted in these liberal churches.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ECLA) who welcomed “Rebekah” as a youth conference speaker has wholeheartedly accepted universalism. In other words, they believe that those who do not openly profess Christ and follow other false religions or gods will all be accepted into the kingdom, in stark opposition to what the Bible says.
These are just a few of the many heartbreaking aspects of “Rebekah’s” story—to say nothing of the chemical castration and eventual mutilation he will likely undergo in the future. Where leftists see cause for celebration, I see cause for weeping and mourning over a lost soul in deep deception.
Pray for this child, and guard your own closely.
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