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Reader's View: Speak up for righteousness, for what's normal

The Sept. 4 letter "Nurtured children become mighty adults" was very true. Jesus said, "Whosoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea."

One disturbing column in the News Tribune was about denying children the knowledge of their birth gender (National View: "Instead of 'boy' or 'girl' babies, some raising 'theybies,'" Aug. 4). That is child abuse and a reason young people are confused and depressed. Jesus said, "From the beginning, God made male and female. A man shall leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife, and be one flesh." Children need to be protected from vulgarities and perversions that are confusing their sexuality, where no one will tell them what is normal anymore. It's not prejudice; it's perverted lifestyles!

How can we correct what is abnormal when no one knows anymore what normal is? How will children know?

Jesus said, "I came into the world that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth heareth my voice." He also said, "I am the way, the truth and the life."

Even Christians are denying the truth they learned and are accepting lies about genders and perversions that are harming children and families.

Where are the warnings and truth anymore about AIDS resulting from homosexuality? Increasingly, sexually transmitted diseases are ignored by the government. This hurts children. Open sexuality, including exposing private areas — like in the constant pinup ads with cleavage for mastectomy stores, plastic-surgery places, and elsewhere, even in the News Tribune — is exploitive and hurts girls' self image. Scanty girls' volleyball uniforms teach it's normal to be sexual.

I'm sure most people see something wrong but are too afraid to speak up. Ask Jesus to guide and protect you for speaking up for righteousness.

Rosemarie Mitchell

Duluth

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