I spent the last week reflecting on many thoughts, trying to decide what I wanted to share with you this week.

I see attacks coming at the conservative family and person from every direction, whether through commencement speeches, the classroom, or even the workplace. There is a fight going on and breaking us is exactly what the opposition intends to do.

It’s the end of May, and we know what is on the horizon: an entire month dedicated to celebrating the 5,000 made-up, fairytale and non-existent genders, along with the unnatural and non-nuclear family.

From a conservative viewpoint, the celebration of Pride Month brings many deeply troubling implications for our children and families, undermining the values that sustain our communities.

Pride Month aggressively promotes a lifestyle and set of values fundamentally at odds with the traditional family structure – the very things that generations before have worked hard to teach us.

The constant push to normalize and celebrate LGBTQ+ identities in schools and media disrupts the moral and biological foundations of family life. Our children are exposed to complex sexual and gender concepts at an alarmingly young age – often without the consent or knowledge of their parents – in our own school systems … and let’s not forget the libraries! This push undermines parental authority and confuses young minds about their identities and roles in life.

We cannot make light of the impact this has on our children. In classrooms across the country, educational curricula increasingly include discussions on gender fluidity and non-traditional sexual orientations. These topics are presented as not only acceptable, but preferable, placing so much undue pressure on children to question their identities prematurely. This is not education; it is indoctrination. We must fight against this with everything we have!

Children are being led away from the natural and healthy development of their identities within the framework of their biological sex and traditional family roles. The aggressive celebration of Pride Month in public spaces and media creates a societal environment where traditional family values are not just ignored, but entirely dismissed.

Furthermore, conservative families who strongly believe that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman are painted as bigoted or backward. This fosters a culture of division and intolerance, contrary to the message of inclusivity championed by Pride Month advocates. The repercussions this causes extend beyond individual families and roll over into society.

The traditional family unit is absolutely the cornerstone of a stable and thriving society. By celebrating and prioritizing alternative lifestyles and identities, we erode this foundation, we are risking the stability and cohesion of our communities. After all, the children raised in environments where traditional values are upheld tend to have clearer moral frameworks, better emotional health, and a stronger sense of identity.

When we celebrate Pride Month with its implicit endorsement of lifestyles that diverge from these values, we endanger the well-being of future generations.

While the intention behind Pride Month might be to foster acceptance and inclusivity, the actual impact is far more dangerous. This celebration represents a direct assault on the traditional family structure and the moral values that most of us have worked so hard to implement in our families. The effects on children are particularly devastating, confusing them and causing them to question parental authority.

For the sake of our families and the future of our society, it is imperative that we critically evaluate the consequences of celebrating Pride Month and reassert the importance of traditional values. We must do something!

I pray you are already praying for change. I pray that you are already preparing your family to be able to combat the arguments and stand firm in their beliefs and stay true to their morals and values.

Each year Pride Month progressively seems to get worse, so this year, let’s speak louder and stand stronger than ever.

Ashley Carter is a wife, mother, and grandmother living in Elmore County, where she and her husband run Farm to Table Living and Carter Farms. She is the author of "Unexplainable: Inspirational Stories of God's Love in the Most Unique Ways." Ashley serves as Controller and Executive Assistant at 1819 News. To connect with the author of this story or to comment, email ashley.carter@1819news.com.

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