When world-renowned singer Celine Dion took her twin boys to Disney World, she expected them to want to go up to all of the traditionally male characters. "I thought they were going to go for the big superheroes. They were looking at princesses. And they all wanted to be Minnie Mouse," she shared.
"And then I said, 'But what about Mickey?'" she said. They replied, "'Oh, we like Mickey, but can we be ...' and I end up saying to myself, 'You know what, it's OK.' You know why it's OK? Because they're talking, they're finding themselves."
Maybe that encounter made Dion want to find a way to wrap her mind around her boys' divergence from what she thought they should do. Or maybe, as a 65-year-old priest who has been ministering also as an exorcist in Pennsylvania for over 40 years says, it is the influence of the Devil.
Dion recently created a clothing line for kids, including babies, that is entirely gender neutral. The all black and white line is made to allow children to throw off the constraints of gender, even before they can speak, shares Dion.
"It's not because I think everyone should be dressed in black and white. ... It's about giving them freedom. Freedom of expression. Getting away from stereotype. Giving them the opportunity, before they speak, they already have a voice,” Dion shared about her clothing line.
Msgr. John Esseff, the former spiritual director to Saint Teresa of Calcutta, said last week that "the way this gender thing has spread is demonic," reports the Christian Post.
“It’s false. I don’t even know how many genders there’s supposed to be now, but there are only two that God made,” Esseff said boldly.
“The devil is going after children by confusing gender,” he explained. “When a child is born, what is the first things we say about that child? It’s a boy, or it’s a girl. That is the most natural thing in the world to say. But to say that there is no difference is satanic.”
The commercial just released for Dion's line, CELINUNUNU, is quite brazen in its intent. It shows the singer breaking into a nursery full of babies separated by gender in their traditional pinks and blues and and transforming their outfits into all black and white.
CELINUNUNU's site says that it "liberates children from the traditional roles of boy/girl, and enables younger people to grow on values of equality with the freedom to strengthen their own power of personality based on mutual respect."
“People, and for that matter — little humans, express themselves through clothes. We would like to enable them to be who they are, so that their choices are driven by their own true essence and free spirit, beyond stereotypes or any norm,” it explains.
“The dialogue between clothes and creativity/art amplifies the discussion about a humanistic education, which is gender-free, strengthens the power of personality, and gives the spirit space to grow. This is the education that fashion can instill, based on the concept of equality and respect for humankind.”
But Catholic priest Esseff maintains the clothing line's objective has nothing to do with respect for humankind. "People behind this are influencing children to disorder. This is definitely satanic. There is a mind behind it — an organized mindset," Esseff warned.
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