We cannot close our eyes to the changes going on in the world around us.

It might seem incredible that it would be necessary to stop doctors from doing surgery on healthy young children that would render them sterile for life. 

It may be unfathomable that we would have to prevent parents, libraries, and other public venues from exposing young children to sexualized performances.

But that is what is happening. We can either stick our heads in the sand or we can fight back to protect the health and innocence of our children.

Fortunately, there is a growing group of elected officials who recognize the problem and are willing to act.

The Texas Senate just passed three bills that would protect children from groomers, from being exposed to inappropriately sexual performances, and from being mutilated by misguided and profit-driven healthcare providers.

Senate Bill 1601 bans drag queen story hour in Texas libraries. It’s bad enough that public libraries have been bringing in drag queens to try to normalize that behavior to young children (especially because of the frankly sexual nature of many drag performances). But Texas taxpayers have also been paying to have their children groomed. This bill would put an end to that practice.

Senate Bill 12 protects children from being taken to drag performances. It might be difficult to imagine, but some parents and adults are taking children to drag shows, where there may be sexual content. This bill prohibits sexualized performances and drag shows in the presence of a minor.

Senate Bill 14 will save children from being the victims of psychological manipulation and transgender ideology. Over the past few years, we’ve seen an explosion in young children being put on hormones, puberty blockers, and given life-changing gender transition surgery. No attention has been paid to the fact that these practices have long-term health consequences for the children involved, from increased cancer risk to permanent sterilization. We also have the testimony from the “detransitioners” who have talked about how these gender-switch surgeries have ruined their lives and the medications involved have permanently changed or disfigured them.  The Texas legislation prohibits physicians and health care providers from performing sex change surgeries or prescribing puberty blockers to minors unless medically necessary and requires the Texas Medical Board to revoke the license of a physician who provides the prohibited sex change surgery or drugs.It also prohibits taxpayer funding for providers, medical schools, hospitals, or doctors who provide the surgeries or drugs.

These are all important bills, which take a vital step towards protecting our children from transgenderism. But getting through the Texas Senate isn’t the end. We need the House to give these bills a hearing as well. If you’re a Texas resident, please contact your representative and let him or her know how you feel about these bills. If you’re not from Texas, contact your own state legislators and urge them to act to protect children.

We need to take strong action to defend Biblical principles and stop groomers and ideologically-driven “medicine.”