Children’s fairytale book normalizes the abnormal.
A scientist says a new children’s book about a prince marrying a farm boy illustrates how depraved modern culture has become.
The picture book for youngsters is entitled Promised Land. In the story, a young prince and a farm boy have a few adventures; at the end of the book, a picture shows the two kissing on the lips. The book states: “They got married and started their own family.”
“That is, of course, impossible,” Dr. William Matt Briggs, a professor at Cornell University writes. “Two men cannot marry – and two men certainly cannot start a family. That is biologically impossible. These are not only theological truths – they are scientific realities as well.”
Briggs contends the stated goal of the authors (Adam Reynolds and Chaz Harris) and supporters of Promised Land is to make homosexuality seem normal. In fact, in an interview with ABC Australia, Harris argues their book “promotes a much healthier relationship … than the ‘love at first sight’ storylines that are common in other fairytales.”
Briggs says: “We have reached a point of decadence that I don’t think anybody could have predicted, say, 100 years ago. And that’s what this book is trying to show you: that not only is the level to which we’ve fallen normal but it has always been this way.”
And if the authors are able to convince readers that “there’s no problem with any of this, so why not accept it? Why not explore these ideas? Why not try it out yourself?” he asks rhetorically.
The intended effect of the book, Briggs argues, is that homosexual relationships will be seen in a more positive light.