In one minute and 45 seconds Pastor Sean Harris explains why some variations of religion may not be the best influence on the way children should be raised.
Just in case you’re having a hard time hearing this here is a transcript of the clip:
“So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, ‘Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,’ you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed….Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male.
And when your daughter starts acting too butch, you reign her in. And you say ‘Oh no, oh no sweet heart. You can play sports. Play em. Play em to the glory of god. But sometimes you’re going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl. And that means you’re gonna be beautiful, you’re gonna be attractive, you’re gonna dress yourself up.’”
Some pretty messed up stuff right? Johnny being punched to remind him that he should “man up”. Suzy (I just gave her that name) being allowed to play sports as long as she remembers to “act like a girl”.
But when confronted on his words and views he says that he was joking about the words but still stood by those views.
I’m not a religious person and stuff like this is why. How in the world can people write off such treatment of anyone, much less children, as a joke and claim that enforcing gender roles on children that restrict who they want to be as acting in the name of a God that supposedly loves everyone?
And is it any surprise that this is happening in a state where barely a week from now there will be a vote on an amendment to the state constitution to define marriage as one man/one woman?
What do you think of Pastor Sean Harris?