Cartoon Network Tells Children: ‘There Are Many Gender Identities’
By Movieguide® Staff
Cartoon Network, which has hosted shows geared towards a younger audience for almost 30 years, is now at the forefront of dismantling the biblical view of gender and telling kids they can choose from a long list of “gender identities.”
Cartoon Network announced a new series via Twitter with the caption: “Here’s to not only normalizing gender pronouns but respecting them, too. Whether you use he/she/them or something else, we acknowledge and LOVE you!”
Here's to not only normalizing gender pronouns, but respecting them, too 💖 Whether you use he/she/them or something else, we acknowledge and LOVE you! Toolkit 👉 https://t.co/ZbhthybrdC
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) December 14, 2020
The series, co-created with a leftist, pro-LGBT organization called the National Black Justice Coalition, uses the new show and characters to explain to children how to embrace all of the different gender identities.
“Gender pronouns describe a person’s gender identity,” reads one frame in the comic. “Examples of pronouns are she/her, they/them, and ze/zir. A lot of people are learning about gender identity. If you’re comfortable, you can share your own pronouns.”
The following frame sees two characters explain “pronouns.”
“Hi! My name is Kam. My pronouns are they/them,” says one character. The other adds, “I’m Alex! Mine are they/them, too! I feel seen.”
“Thanks, y’all!” Kam added. “When people use my pronouns, I feel respected, safe, and included.”
“Yes!” answered the previously unaware character. “Your pronouns reflect… you! I’ve learned something new today!”
The new comic strip’s co-creators are only using Cartoon Networks reach to a broad, young audience to promote their “Gender Justice Toolkit”:
Language is often a reflection of culture, and when unchecked, can be used to perpetuate violence and oppression. Words have the power to reinforce stereotypes, marginalize the most vulnerable among us, and support harmful ideas about race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, socioeconomic status, and other factors. Language also has the power to be a revolutionary tool in dismantling existing power structures. Language has the capacity to liberate and empower.
NBJC said their toolkit is “designed to facilitate uncomfortable and, at times, difficult conversations that can save lives.”
“This specific toolkit has been designed with the goal of ensuring gender justice in mind, which means ending the violence that black women and girls — both cisgender and transgender, as well as gender non-conforming people — experience simply as a result of who they are and how they exist in the world,” the description continued.
At Movieguide®, we value God’s ultimate and perfect design of two genders, male and female. It is important to use media discernment to protect your children from dangerous, anti-biblical ideologies that Cartoon Network is now promoting.