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COMMENTARY: Advice for parents on how to talk to their children who fail to make a distinction between protests against serious injustices against Black people and the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
By Janet E. Smith, EWTN News, 7/18/20
Janet E. Smith, Ph.D., is a retired professor of moral theology who speaks and writes on life issues and the corruption in the Catholic Church.
Right now, the phrase “Black lives matter” is being invoked to affirm very different ideas, from the truth of the infinite value of each human being and the need for correction of injustices against Black lives to the endorsement of an organization that openly seeks “to disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family” and “dismantle cisgender privilege.”
What is a parent to do, or, for that matter, what is any person to do when a child or family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor expresses full-on support for this Black Lives Matter organization and thinks anyone who does not is a bigot?
As dicey as such conversations can be, we owe it to people to discuss the truth about reality charitably and clearly. The duty of a parent to broach the subject with children is even greater. …