“Let’s go look at the books.”
This suggestion from my sister is what drew us from the clothing aisles to the book section of our local Walmart. While she did her thing (aka started talking about Christian mystery novels), I glanced over the YA section.
Nestled between preschool board books and Harry Potter sat a fictional novel about the one and only Simon Spier. What made this boy special? He’s hiding a big secret… he’s gay.
It’s Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.
You are still you, Simon. You are still the same son who I love to tease and who your father depends on for just about everything. And you’re the same brother who always compliments his sister on her food, even when it sucks. You get to exhale now, Simon. You get to be more you than you have been in… in a very long time. You deserve everything you want.
Okay, guys. Let’s talk.
This book is written at a 2-5 grade reading level.
When I picked it up in Walmart, I was thinking, “Yeah, this is definitely not a book written for adults.”
A book celebrating two boys falling in love and attempting to turn it into a beautiful, wonderful thing is sitting in Walmart. For kids.
Let’s first look at the title. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.
I’ll be totally honest, I did not know what the term “homo sapien” meant. Here it is:
“A superficial, judgmental, spiteful resource devouring critter whose vast brainpower goes mostly unused. Most members of this species have a strong herd mentality. Unfortunately, the loudest members of this species have more influence over the herd than the most intelligent. In all likelihood, it will have the distinction of being a species with one of the shortest periods of survival in the history of the planet.”
I had to read that twice. Wow.
This book’s mere title is implying that you’re either:
B. Embracing an agenda that is superficial, judgmental, spiteful, and stupid.
I have to say, folks, with everything I hear about LGBT representation being “positive” and “loving,” this does not cut it.
Let’s not forget this is written for kids.
You cannot say that this book’s first vibe isn’t aggressive. You can’t say that kids aren’t being bullied to accept and embrace the LGBT agenda.
I’ll just say this: I’m not going to be bullied into silence or celebration by the LGBT community.
This is wrong. I know I’m inviting the hate comments by saying this, but homosexuality is wrong.
The God that created every one of us and is the very reason we are alive and here today is against homosexuality. (Romans 1:26-28, 1 Timothy 1:8-10, 1 Corinthians 7:2, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.)
Therefore, I can’t jump on the bandwagon and wave a rainbow flag.
I promise I don’t hate anyone, and I would never treat someone badly for being LGBT. That would definitely be wrong of me.
However, I do want to stand firm in my beliefs.
We are an unpopular voice, but those who still believe in God-honoring relationships need to stand up.
Young, impressionable kids are at jeopardy. They are being pressured (to put it lightly) to be an ally or participant of LGBT rights. They aren’t hearing that there’s a God out there who has a strict plan and specific reason for romantic relationships between a man and a woman.
It’s all about feelings. It’s all about emotions.
Love, Simon tells people that they deserve everything they want. That happiness trumps holiness by a long shot. Who’s talking about being holy anyway? Feeling good is WAY more important.
You are leading people astray.
Thanks for reading this post, and I hope you have a great night!