A disturbing trend has emerged where parents are shamelessly exploiting their children's lives for the sake of online attention and clicks. One egregious example of this is the YouTube channel SACCONEJOLYs, which has garnered significant controversy for documenting the transition of their 9-year-old son from a boy to a girl.
The mother of the child argues that her son has always been inclined towards "girly" things, citing his fondness for the color pink. However, what unfolds in their videos is nothing short of a spectacle, as they take their young son to a gender clinic and openly discuss the entire transition process. This brazen act is nothing short of child abuse, as they manipulate and mutilate their son's body simply to attract online viewers.
At a recent Lutheran conference, an 11-year-old boy, who had been deceived by his parents into believing he was a girl, shared his perspective on being transgender. He claimed that being trans means being who God made him to be. This assertion is categorically false and goes against the fundamental beliefs that guide our Christian principles.
God does not make mistakes, and altering one's body in such a drastic manner is a direct affront to divine design. Mutilating the body that God created is a dangerous deviation from the values that have guided our society for centuries. The exploitation of children for recognition and the distortion of their understanding of self must be put to an immediate end.
The rising trend of subjecting innocent children to unnecessary physical alterations for the sake of social media recognition is an abomination that cannot and will not be tolerated. It is imperative that society stands united against this form of child abuse and reclaims the sanctity of childhood from those who seek to profit from its distortion. As Christians, we must be unwavering in our commitment to protect the values that form the bedrock of our society, ensuring that the innocence of our children is preserved against those who would exploit it for fleeting online fame.