"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Monday, June 27, 2005

The newest FAIRY tale has been published. They want to influence the kiddies (of course they do). Found on albertmohler.com

They're After The Minds of Our Children

Posted: Monday, June 27, 2005 at 3:25 am ET

As if parents did not have enough to worry about, a new children's book is out, prompting controversy in several school districts and libraries. The book, written by Linda De Haan and illustrated by Stern Nijland, is entitled King & King, and it gives a whole new meaning to the concept of a fairy tale.

The story is about a prince, whose mother (the queen) is adamant that he must be married in order to ascend to the throne. Presented with a succession of princesses, the prince is unmoved. Then, after much frustration (and sexual orientation confusion) the prince falls in love at first sight -- with another prince.

"At last, the prince felt a stir in his heart. It was love at first sight," the text reads. The wedding of the princes "was very special," we are told. "The queen even shed a tear or two." The book concludes with this: "The two princes are now known as King and King, the queen finally has some time for herself, and everyone lives happily ever after."

JB here: "Happily ever after" is not the end result of this decision by the prince. More likely years of looking, yearning, emptiness of the heart and soul, alcohol and drug abuse, promiscuity and repeating the same old mistakes time after time is the end result. But not "Happily ever after." And then for so many of them, premature death.

But this is a "fairy tale" isn't it.

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