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Ken Marries Ken? Mattel Under Fire Over Same-Sex Wedding Set

Barbie creator and Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler had a vision in 1959 to create a doll that embodied the philosophy that “through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted.”

Since that time, Mattel has created groundbreaking “careers” and storylines for Barbie. Today, it seems Mattel is thinking of foregoing Barbie altogether and instead creating a Ken only wedding set.

Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio, a gay couple from Arizona who plan to get married next May, brought to Mattel’s attention the fact that they currently lacked a “wedding set” featuring two grooms that they could gift their small niece who will be acting as their flower girl in their upcoming nuptial event.

“We thought it would be special to give her (small niece) something with a little meaning behind it,” Jacobi said. “What a bummer you don’t have one (wedding set) with two grooms.”

According to a Lifesite News report, Mattel quickly responded to Jacobi’s complaint and extended an invitation to the gay couple to attend a meeting where a pitch for a same sex, Ken-marries-Ken doll set design would be discussed.

“Mattel has been wonderful and we are meeting with the head of Barbie design, their design team and marketing. We are just sorting out travel details and schedules,” Jacobi explained.

Capiro went on to make his case why a children’s toy franchise needed to embrace the same-sex agenda.

“We just want every family to be reflected within the toys,” he said. “They’re a big part of our culture, and it’s something that if kids are always exposed to this and they can see their own family, it gets rid of the question ‘what is this’ and this explanation and long story you have to go through, because it’s something that will just be what it is, and it’s just people that are in love.”

Although there are many ongoing controversies involving the LGBT message, Caprio and Jacobi believe that since homosexuality is now so prevalent in society that toymakers shouldn’t question embracing the lifestyle as a viable alternative.

“As more same-sex couples are having kids, your kids are going to have kids in class that have gay parents. Love is love and it’s that simple,” Jacobi said.

Of course, not everyone agrees with this gay couple.

“Lefty types seem to have an obsession with molding the kiddos to do their bidding. It’s kind of disturbing, really,” Corey Sallings said on the conservative program Louder with Crowder.

“I will never purchase Mattel again,” an online commenter opined on social media. “Why push this adult decision on children? The world is confusing enough. God is not pleased with us. I pray your revenues show this.”

If Mattel does make a move to introduce a Ken-marries-Ken or even Barbie-weds-Barbie wedding set, it won’t be the doll maker’s first dip into controversy. In 2017, Mattel put out a pro-LGBT message when they had Barbie post on her official Instagram account. Barbie posted a photo of herself proudly donning a “Love Wins” t-shirt with the comment “proud to wear.” This, of course, is the slogan that has been used by the LGBT community to represent their community since 2015.

It might be tempting for believers who live in this society to become almost immune to the sin that is homosexuality. However, the Bible is extraordinarily clear on the issue.

For example, Leviticus 18:22 says, “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” Another example is found in 1 Timothy 1:10 “for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality.” The Bible in essence compares homosexuality with murderers and the vilest of sinners.

Jesus Christ told us to love our neighbors — but he said nothing about accommodating sinful lifestyles.

~ 1776 Christian


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