Lord have mercy on us all. Hulu has created a new animated show geared toward the unnecessary indoctrination of feminist gender theory. It’s based on a “children’s” book by author Daniel Errico, and is aimed at an audience too young to fully comprehend what is happening. “The Bravest Knight” takes place in a fantastical, medieval-ish, Euro-ish kingdom being run by a royal, gay, interracial, married couple raising their adopted, minority child. Sound crazy and overwhelming? Well, maybe it’s because the writers decided to pack as many of their beliefs into the show as they possibly could. Did I mention that this is a children’s show? As I emphasized in a previous article on my once beloved “Arthur,” there is absolutely nothing you can allow your kids to watch without you previewing it first.
On the outside, “The Bravest Knight” appears innocent and gentle. The animation is calming, the ambiance (at least in the one episode I watched) appears safe and comforting, and all the characters are friendly. There is little warning that it contains controversial elements. The one thing that I am thankful for is that Hulu gives you a heads up that it involves LGBT themes…at first. Before you click play, there is an LGBT tag, but after you click play, the tag is removed. If your kid starts watching it without your knowledge, then there’s no warning for parents later. You would actually have to sit through an episode to figure it out, and let me tell you, it’s not something adults generally take time to watch (I would liken it to Teletubbies on the watchability scale).
Christians need to be worried. I’m at the point where I think it may be time to unsubscribe from all these television sites. They take unabashed pride in creating the most depraved shows possible—and it’s understandable since society endlessly praises them for it. We have to make choices of what we allow in our lives and the lives of the children we are responsible for raising. When my wife and I have children, we will have to seriously reconsider whether or not we need to have internet at home. No access to secular or depraved shows (even at the loss of some great entertainment) may be the stand we need to take. Do drastic actions like this make life harder in the modern age? Most certainly. Is having a life that is directed toward Christ more important than constant convenience and easy living? Without a doubt.
I understand that I might sound a little bit over the top, but kids today are dealing with things that kids throughout history never had to deal with. Social media, pornography, and propaganda are all dominating the time and souls of many, many kids. I have seen it hurt the Church in my lifetime and I have seen it harming children. They are growing up hearing that having two dads or two moms is a normal and acceptable thing—and it is neither.
Feminists should be worried about shows like this, too. In portraying families with two “fathers,” what are they implying about the necessity of a woman’s parental role in raising children? Mothers are unbelievably important to the development of children—just as much as fathers. They have different strengths and abilities that aid in the successful development of children—something that the Church has taught throughout history, and which has been proven by example throughout history. The moment feminists decided to eliminate the need for a mother in a healthy family dynamic, they disrespected women, nature, the family and, most importantly, God. There is no place in the Church for such teachings. Until society begins to value mothers and fathers equally, we will see an unnatural unbalance in the family and, in turn, society at large. It’s about as serious as heart attack, and Christians need to start treating it like the issue it is.
“But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts. ~Psalm 103:17-18
“Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” ~Proverbs 22:6
“Everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity. Physical, moral and spiritual difference and complementarity are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the flourishing of family life. The harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarity, needs, and mutual support between the sexes are lived out.” ~Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2333.
“Each of the two sexes is an image of the power and tenderness of God, with equal dignity though in a different way. The union of man and woman in marriage is a way of imitating in the flesh the Creator’s generosity and fecundity: ‘Therefor a man leaves his father and mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.’ All human generations proceed from this union.” ~Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2335.