Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls.
It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world,
Except for Lola. Lo lo lo lo Lola. – The Kinks
This will be extremely politically incorrect, absolute proof to some folks that I’m a Neanderthal. So be it.
I saw two news television commercials this week that are, to me, rather disgusting. This puts me at odds with many in the popular media, who are fawning over the ads, calling them “heartwarming” and “sensitive.”
The first ad, for soup, features a little boy and his two fathers. It tries to present a warm family scene with the two adult men each proclaiming their fatherhood in an imitation of a movie character. I guess we’re supposed to be happy that two guys are raising this little boy in a celebration of gay domesticity.
As clearly stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this is disordered.
The second ad features a boy playing with a new doll. I’m not inspired.
No, there isn’t anything in the catechism about boys playing with dolls. But it isn’t an activity likely to reinforce male strength. And as insensitive as it sounds, men today don’t need any more encouragement about being sensitive. We could use a good bit of masculine reinforcement.
I know. It sounds so old-fashioned. But we need manly men, men with the strength to show compassion and tolerance to every human being – but courage to live and state the truth.