In order to answer these and many other questions on family issues, I spoke with Katy Faust, founder and director of Them Before Us, as well as a leading advocate for the rights of children and the traditional family.
Also, Katy and I discuss ways in which parents can take action to protect their children. She highlights “the reality that our children are drinking a firehose of ideology … in the schools … on the social media platforms … from their friends.”
Katy tells me that mothers and fathers must act to counter these cultural forces by first filtering out these dangerous ideologies when the children are young. Once they reach age ten, they should be equipped by their parents “to be experts on all of these difficult subjects.” She says that if parents won’t talk to their kids about this, “the world is happy to do it for you.”
For parents whose children are already in same-sex relationships, guiding them away from that lifestyle can be difficult. Katy recommends that a mother and father must make the point of reaffirming to the child that they are “the best person to talk to” on those issues.
In a culture and society which rampantly accepts and forcefully pushes ideologies that are not only anti-family and against Christian teachings but also against the natural law, Katy is countering these forces. She says that “all adults must conform to the rights of all children, and, unfortunately, right now in our culture, we’ve got that exactly backwards.”
Moreover, Katy tells me that the culture is in need of adults who are willing to sacrifice their own desires for the sake of protecting the children.