A.P. Hits a Nerve
If you have kept up with our products in the past, you know that Apologetics Press has courageously tackled morally sensitive issues that merit attention. With our most recently published book, Does God Love Michael’s Two Daddies?, we have struck a major nerve in our society. The book presents the truth that God loves all people, but He demands that those who adopt sinful lifestyles such as homosexuality must repent in order be saved eternally. We sent the book to the American Family Association, who favorably reviewed it in their Journal in September which has a circulation of over 100,000. AFA also included A.P.’s Web address and mentioned that the book could be obtained directly from the Apologetics Press Web site. The review reads:
Kids Book Explains Biblical Perspective on Gay Marriage
Same-sex marriage is controversial among adults in the U.S., but for children—and especially Christian children—the subject is sure to be confusing, too.
A new book from Apologetics Press helps parents address with their children the matter of gay marriage. Does God Love Michael’s Two Daddies? focuses on Seth and Sarah, twins who meet a new friend named Michael on the first day of a new school year. When Michael announces that his two daddies are thinking about getting married, the twins get confused. They ask their parents about it that night at dinner.
“For the last 15 years, the homosexual community has been publishing children’s books promoting homosexuality, starting with the book Heather Has Two Mommies. Other books such as Daddy’s Roommate and My Two Uncles have followed suit,” the organization says on its Web site (www.apologeticspress.org). “To our knowledge, no comparable children’s book designed to combat the promotion of homosexuality is available on the market—until now.”
Does God Love Michael’s Two Daddies? is beautifully illustrated and well written, and the subject matter is handled sensitively. Moreover, the presentation of the Biblical message is done in a manner that would teach children to have compassion for those in the homosexual lifestyle (“Kids Book Explains...,” 2006).
According to the records we have available, we received more page hits to our site in September than we have ever received in any single month (i.e., 322,000).
But the attention given to this new book has not all been favorable. In fact, those who support the homosexual lifestyle have begun to speak against the book and against Apologetics Press. For instance, one pro-homosexual Web site, titled Good As You discussed Does God Love Michael’s Two Daddies. Needless to say, the site was anything but flattering. Near the end of the discussion, the author sarcastically said: “Be sure to look for future titles from Apologetics Press, including the eagerly anticipated Hey Dad, Is Johnny’s Mom the Alcho-W---e Gonna Burn?, the revelatory But Mom, Why Do You Have Your Own Opinion When The Bible Says You Slould [sic] Be Submissive To Dad? and the feel-good Yo Sis, Isn’t It Great That Our Parents’ Are Holier Than Thou And Have All of the Answers?” (“Kids Read...,” 2006). As can be seen from such statements, God’s truth regarding homosexuality was lost on this sarcastic, irreverent reviewer. Another pro-homosexual site stated: “Good As You has the dirt on what appears to be the religious conservative answer to Heather Has Two Mommies. It’s called (wait for it) Does God Love Michael’s Two Daddies? My guess is that the answer may not be a firm “no” but closer to ‘Kinda. Sorta. But...’” (Terrance DC, 2006). Such criticism from the pro-homosexual community is to be expected when the biblical perspective on gay marriage is defended. In fact, Jesus once said: “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets” (Luke 6:26).
What a shame that our society is slipping into a quagmire of moral erosion in which children at relatively early ages are forced to deal with such sensitive issues as homosexual marriages. A few short years ago, such issues could have been avoided until later in life. Now they are being pushed on our nation’s youth by school systems, media, and even some governmental institutions. It is imperative that children be taught the “biblical perspective” regarding homosexuality and gay marriage. We, at A.P., are set for the defense of the biblical position concerning homosexuality.
“Kids Book Explains Biblical Perspective on Gay Marriage” (2006), AFA Journal, September, [On-line], URL: http://www.afajournal.org/2006/september/0906noi.asp#kids.
“Kids Read the D--nation-est Things” (2006), Good As You, [On-line], URL: http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2006/09/kids_read_the_d.html.
Terrance DC (2006), “Queerly Kos,” [On-line], url: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/9/15/15275/2323.