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One Million Moms Protesting Gender-Fluid Kid In Roseanne Reboot

September 23, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In a post on their website, One Million Moms, a division of the American Family Association that typically takes negative stances against LGBT portrayals in media, is now offended at the inclusion of a gender-fluid child in the 2018 Roseanne revival. Mark, the 9-year-old son of Darlene and David (who is named after his late uncle) will be gender-fluid in the series. The casting notice describes the character as “sensitive” and “effeminate,” who “displays qualities of both male and female young child traits.”

In a statement, One Million Moms said “Unfortunately, the age of Roseanne’s grandchildren may attract young viewers, so the victims of this outrageous program are the young cast members, not to mention any child who views the show. The sexualization and moral corruption of these children is child exploitation at its worst. No child should be introduced to the experience of mental disorders. Neither “Roseanne” nor ABC are strangers to controversial storylines. The original series aired from 1988-1997. The show first made headlines when it featured a lesbian kissing scene.

This new series will inevitably be celebrated by the LGBT community, as the 9-year-old is the first “gender non-binary” character to appear on network TV. This will only be the beginning unless we speak up. Consider that the original “Roseanne’s” most controversial move was once a kiss between two women – that’s sadly a common scene on network television today. Placing gender fluid and non-binary characters in mainstream television shows are the next step in normalizing a culture that dissociates a person’s biological gender from their “gender identity.” DNA proves a female is female and a male is male. There is no gray area here and no such thing as “gender fluid.” Confusing young viewers and child cast members with gender dysphoria is destructive. ABC is glorifying gender dysphoria, also known as gender identity disorder, and using a child to promote this mental disorder.

The website also has a petition for those who agree to speak out on the issue. Neither ABC nor the producers have commented at this time.

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