Children are proof that hate is taught and learned. We are not born with prejudice. It is our upbringings that make us hate those unlike ourselves. Case in point – a 7-year-old boy and his little sister, who is 5, who are protesting North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT legislation , because their best friend, who is transgender, is being directly affected by it. The children’s story was so inspiring that it was picked up by the popular Facebook page “Have a Gay Day.”
Their mother, Janna Harris Cadenas, is very proud of her children. She posted to the “Have a Gay Day” Facebook page:
We need more citizens like Janna Harris Cadenas and her children. The sweep of anti-LGBT legislation across the southeast by bigots in power is nothing short of shameful. These lawmakers need to take a cue from these children, and realize that hate is not the way. It is not a family value or a Christian value, and it is certainly not an American value.
You’re awesome, Mrs. Cadenas, and thank you and your children for your support of our vulnerable community.