It seems almost impossible to go on social media or skim news stories today without seeing something about drag queens. From public schools holding drag days to well-known performers participating in drag-related activities on stage, it seems to be everywhere. Because it seems to be such a popular subject at the moment, I would like to share my thoughts on the issue.

I want to approach this subject briefly in two ways. First, by answering the question, does the Bible have anything to say about this issue? And secondly, how is the Christian to respond to this? Is anything like drag addressed in the Bible? Actually, it is. In the Old Testament times, there was a practice of such things. Much like today, homosexual practices were likely tied to these acts as well. (Deuteronomy 22:5) These acts were seen as forbidden. Tied closely to this type of cross-dressing was idolatrous worship that included sinful sexual acts in most cases. All of these things were denounced in the Bible. In the New Testament, we are told that any type of sexual activity outside of marriage is sinful. (Ephesians 5:3) Then in Romans chapter one, a downward process is described where men and women will descend farther away from what their Creator made them to be.

So the question, does the Bible address the subject? is answered with a yes! It is seen Scripturally as unnatural and sinful. That means that these issues are not just cultural. Instead, they are biblical. In an effort by many well-meaning people to promote diversity (which is one of the virtues of the day), they have promoted the introduction of children to those involved in this lifestyle. But for the biblically minded Christian, these things are to be seen as sinful and not acceptable.

How should I respond to this as a Christian? I will give the token, "we are to love sinners and hate sin." And I do believe that we always need to remember that. God loves people, and so should we as God's people. But loving people and embracing their sinful actions and mindsets are two entirely different things.

First, we must realize that the great need in most of these cases is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Lost people will be blind and do lost people stuff.

Secondly, because there is a very concentrated effort to reach our children with this drag fixation, we have to protect our children. A child can be easily confused. And when an adult is teaching a child, they can be persuaded to accept something wrong. This means we, as Christian parents, must be cautious of our children's influences. Things such as what they watch, who they follow, and what they are taught influence our kids. These issues must be identified as wrong and then reinforced with what is right. Discussions about these things will need to be held at the appropriate time. However, knowing what your child might have seen or heard will be completely necessary. Don't intentionally put your child in a place where they will be incorrectly taught about these issues. Remember, there is an agenda today that aims at our children.

Finally, pray for anyone who has gone into this lifestyle. Pray that God will allow you to be a light. Pray He will convict them over these sins. There is hope for many of these people. God can work in them to bring them to a place of repentance and faith. The goal is not to hate on drag, trans, or sexually perverse individuals. Instead, it is to clearly identify the truth and then set out to believe, think, teach, and live in a way that honors our God.