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Days after one toy maker announced its doll modeled after a transgender teen, another toy maker announced a new doll, enraging one pastor.
"The devil wants to kill, steal and destroy the minds of our children and grandchildren by perverting, distorting and twisting [the] truth of who God created them to be," The Rev. Keith Ogden of Hill Street Baptist Church in North Carolina said of the American Girl's new doll, a boy named Logan.
Until now, all the American Girl dolls have been just that—girls.
Logan Everett comes from Tenney Grant's story. Grant is a Nashville-based musician who wants to make it in the music business.
According to the American Girl site, the first boy doll doesn't differ that much from the girls: 18" tall, with eyes that open and close. He arrives in a plaid button-down shirt, a T-shirt, jeans, underwear and shoes.
But Ogden is livid over the addition.
"This is nothing more than a trick of the enemy to emasculate little boys and confuse their role to become men," he said. "It's not natural for a boy to act like a girl. It's not natural for a girl to want to be a boy. ...You've got the government and people who placate this mess instead of telling little boys they can't change their biology."
Jessilyn Justice is the director of online news for Charisma. Born and raised in a pastor's family in Alabama, she attended Lee University and the Washington Journalism Center. She's passionate about sharing God's goodness through storytelling. Tell her what you think of this story on Twitter @jessilynjustice.
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