Walk this Way Part II

So what happened when my son’s school decided to have a PRIDE walk for elementary kids? For the back story, check out my previous post Walk this Way
I texted a 5 other dads: “I see theirs a pride walk on Wednesday, will your son be going on the walk?” And the answers were: “Yes,” “We don’t have a rainbow shirt so I guess he’ll have to wear something bright,” as well as, “yes, I hope it doesn’t rain.” Just for the record, according to the weather app, there was a 0% chance of rain that day. One asked, “Will your son be walking?” And I just responded, “no, he won’t”
I had instructed my son not to attend the optional walk at noon hour. We talked about how it is important that we are followers of Jesus and we are never rude or disrespectful towards anyone, and also that we do not need to be proud and march around to declare it. We can be kind, humble, and respectful every day.
I also instructed him not to persuade or convince anyone to leave the walk (and disobey their parents) and pressure them into playing with him. “If the playground is empty and you’re all alone, I’ll make it up to you.”
So when recess time came, my son went outside, played with his friends, and that was it. Did I overreact? I don’t think so. I think it is EXTREMELY important that we have conversations with our children, always be respectful, and stand up for what we believe in.
People who support Pride support choice, identity, and sexuality. At Kindergarten and Grade 2, I do not believe it is necessary that we talk with kids about exploring sex and who they’re sexually attracted to. But it is always important to treat others with kindness.
May God Bless You as you raise your children to be disciples of Christ.
“The Lord watches over the way of the righteous…” Psalm 1:6a