SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Toymaker Mattel, the producers of the Barbie and Ken dolls, has reportedly scheduled a meeting to enter into talks with two homosexual men who want the company to create same-sex “wedding” dolls in order to be inclusive of children who have homosexual family members.
Matt Jacobi tagged Mattel in a recent Instagram post outlining that he plans to “wed” a man in May, and wanted to buy a gift for his niece to mark the occasion. He said that because Mattel doesn’t make a Barbie wedding set with two grooms, he “had to get creative” and buy another Ken to replace the Barbie in the box.
“We had a difficult time finding a same sex wedding set to give to my niece for her 8th birthday. She and her little sister are flower girls in our upcoming May wedding. We thought it would be special to give her something with a little meaning behind it. What a bummer you don’t make one with two grooms,” Jacobi wrote.
“Anyway, we had to get creative and make a couple purchases. I hope our custom gift inspires you to make a #GayWedding set!” he said.
According to Jacobi, Mattel reached out to Jacobi, and has now set up a meeting in Los Angeles next month to discuss with the design team the makings of a same-sex “wedding” set.
“We just want every family to be reflected within the toys,” Jacobi’s partner, Nick Caprio, told reporters. “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 of ‘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.”
Reaction to the news has been mixed.
“Yeeees! I totally love this! I’m a gay man too, and Barbie was my favorite toy! I always made Ken [expletive meaning to have sex] with Action Man,” one commenter wrote. “It’s [a] sad thing that we waited almost 30 years for a Merman Ken. I hope that we won’t have to wait another 30 to have same-sex coupled dolls.”
Another commenter vowed, “I will never purchase Mattel again. Why push this adult decision on children? The world is confusing enough. God is not pleased with us. I pray your revenues show this.”
As previously reported, the Bible teaches that all men are born with the Adamic sin nature and are “by nature the children of wrath” (Ephesians 2:3), having various inherent inclinations that are contrary to the law of God and being utterly incapable of changing themselves. It is why Jesus outlined in John 3:5-7 that men must be regenerated by the second birth, or they cannot see the kingdom of Heaven.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus saith unto him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ‘Ye must be born again.’”
The late preacher A.W. Pink described it this way: “Why does the sinner choose a life of sinful indulgence? Because he prefers it. Man chooses that which is according to his nature, and therefore, before he will ever choose or prefer that which is divine or spiritual, a new nature must be imparted to him. In other words, he must be born again.”