Should Christian Mothers Let Their Girls Play with Barbie Dolls?

Is Barbie a good toy for young girls to play with? Can we clean her up, dust off the worldliness and make her wholesome?

Secular Objections to Barbie

Barbie has her enemies even among worldlings:

  • Barbie said “Math class is hard” like a dumb blonde
  • Barbie looks too thin and her body proportions are unrealistic
  • Barbie is too feminine and represents oppressed women

“Barbie reinforces the concept of heterosexuality because Barbie is very feminine. She has plump lips, well proportioned breasts and large hips. Moreover, she is often wearing skirts or dresses, high heels, earrings and make up. She defines how someone who is female should look and dress. However, it is not just Barbie’s appearance but her actions. Barbie is always with her Barbie look-a-like friends or her handsome, muscular boyfriend, Ken. She is often quoted as saying things like “let’s hang out” rather than “let’s study”. She is often associated with having fun and partying. However, when Barbie was not partying she was being a homemaker. She was in charge of looking after the children and cooking which rienforced [sic] the 1950’s role of the housewife (Klassen, 80–81). The few dolls that have careers are often in female dominated fields such as “Flight Attendant Barbie” or “Teacher Barbie”. Yet again, Barbie’s actions often reinforce gender stereotypes and constructions.” – https://medium.com/religion-and-popular-culture/barbie-i-am-not-your-girl-7e2565acac28

“Many mothers see Barbie as a negative influence; not wanting to teach their daughters that they have to be blonde and beautiful to get a boyfriend or a career, some women do not allow Barbie’s into their homes.” – https://commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1075&context=eip

Okay so this is why the world objects to Barbie. I agree about the too thin/partying/immodest part. But the world sees being smart as a virtue, so they act like being “dumb” is a sin.

In reality, Barbie has far bigger problems than her IQ level.

Now let’s look at why I believe Christians ought to stay far away from this devilish doll based on the Word of God.

There Is No Christian Barbie

The world laughs at the idea of a Bible-believing “Christian Barbie:”

“Could you imagine a Mattel exec saying the same about a fundamentalist Christian Barbie, let alone manufacturing one? A Barbie that, according to readings of the New Testament, would be required to dress “modestly and discreetly” — hide her figure, her beauty, and defer at all times to men?” – https://nypost.com/2017/11/16/barbies-hijab-doesnt-empower-it-oppresses/

Yet Mattel made a Hijab-wearing Barbie as part of their “Shero” empowerment line. Because Hijab-wearing Barbie is a fence-fighter, so that’s okay. And because they will honour the god of the Muslims, but not the God of the Bible.

(Side note: sadly, the author of the article cited above who mocks Biblical Christianity recognizes the plain teaching of Scripture regarding how women ought to dress and act more than most professing Christian women today!)

So what it comes down to is Mattel won’t make a real Christian Barbie. There is no Christian Barbie and probably never will be. Why is she laughing at the idea of fundamentalist Christian Barbie? Because it doesn’t make sense. Barbie is a strange woman and a feminist (more on this later.) She is diametrically opposed to true Christianity in every respect. No matter how many thousands of different Barbies they come up with, at the end of the day there is only Worldly Barbie, because the makers of Barbie are against God.  The world looks at Barbie and at the Christians and says “Are you nuts? Barbie’s not a Christian and doesn’t pretend to be. She has nothing to do with God. Why are you playing with her?” And the Christians who see the flashy lights and glitter glam of Barbie’s enticements as something fun want to be like the world, not realizing (or downright refusing) the truth. And lest you think Mattel just hasn’t gotten around to it with so many other kinds of Barbies to create – they’ve done pretty much every kind of Barbie you can think of.

“Included among those made into Barbie and Ken dolls were Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Donny & Marie Osmond. This trend continued into the ‘80’s, 90’s, and 00’s as dolls replicating the rock-band KISS, the actors/singers Brandy and Britney Spears, and other Hollywood stars appeared on the market. When television threatened to put an end to Barbie,Mattel responded. Barbie could not beat the actors, so she joined them.” – https://commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1075&context=eip

So we’ve even got a Britney Spears Barbie (and recently a historical Rosa Parks Barbie). Where’s the Susanna Wesley Barbie? Where’s the Johnathan Edwards Ken? (The closest thing I could ever see them making would be a Joel Osteen Ken, that one might not surprise me.) Why does Mattel only honour those of the world? Because Barbie is of the world.

“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19)

Barbie is a Teaching Tool for Girls

And a role-model.

“M.G. Lord, a Barbie biographer, once said she was designed ‘to teach women what—for better or worse—is expected of them in society.‘” – https://time.com/barbie-new-body-cover-story/

Okay. Remember that. The question is… what is she teaching? Is she putting girls on the path to virtuous womanhood and godliness? Does she ever quote the Bible? Does she ever glorify God?

The question I’d like to ask Mattel and all those that approve of Barbie is… is being smart a virtue? Is being pretty a virtue? Because those are really the only “good” things that Barbie teaches kids, besides maybe being “nice.”  Oh sure, Barbie’s “nice.” But is being “nice” a virtue? No. Not once in the King James Bible will you find the word “nice.” (This is a topic in and of itself for another post.) Nice only means you can get along with the world. When Barbie tries to teach any kind of character to kids through the movies or TV shows or whatever else, you’ll never get any Scriptural truth. You’ll get a feel-good, fuzzy, fluffy morality message with no substance to it. It’s not Christian. It’s just more rehashed humanism that tries to make parents feel better about letting Barbie the strange woman train their children up in the way of perversion and evil. She doesn’t ever even mention God or Jesus or even ever go to church.  But after all, why would she when she is in trouble with the Lord? I’m going to show you why.

“Not everyone loved Barbie. Some people mocked and pointed out the problems with the message she told girls to embrace. In response, Mattel stressed that Barbie’s message was that girls can do anything they want.” https://medium.com/religion-and-popular-culture/barbie-i-am-not-your-girl-7e2565acac28

Ahah! Now we’re getting to the brass tacks. She does not believe in or ever acknowledge God. Her message is not the gospel. So who does Barbie believe in? Barbie believes in SELF. And “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of thy law.” This is satanic, antichrist doctrine to the core!

I remember as a girl watching the Diamond Castle Barbie movie. There was a segment before or after the movie (can’t remember which) where moms and daughters were being interviewed about what they believed in. What were the answers? The tooth fairy, wishes, sleepovers, and “my daughter.” It sounds so good and wonderful, but not ONCE did God or Jesus ever receive any acknowledgement. The only thing that matters that you believe in is in the Lord Jesus, more than anything or anyone else in life, yet the Lord was deliberately censored from this, obviously because Mattel wants to exclude God to buddy up with the world, in defiance of James 4:4.

“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32)

Barbie was Originally a Whore

“A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” (Matthew 7:18)

Barbie is truly a strange woman.

Not many people know where Barbie originated, and that she was actually an Americanized version of the German doll “Bild Lillie,” a plastic version of – you guessed it – a prostitute comic strip character.

“The comic strip character was known as ‘Bild Lilli’, a post-war gold-digging buxom broad who got by in life seducing wealthy male suitors.” – https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/01/29/meet-lilli-the-high-end-german-call-girl-who-became-americas-iconic-barbie-doll/

She was described as “the star of every bar” due to her risque wardrobe, with a feminist attitude to match.

“In the comics, Lilli was witty, irreverent and sexually uninhibited. One strip, summarized by Lord, shows Lilli covering her naked body with a newspaper and explaining to a friend, ‘We had a fight and he took back all the presents he gave me.’ Another shows Lilli in a bikini; when a policeman tells her that two-piece swimsuits are illegal, she says, ‘Oh, and in your opinion, which part should I take off?'” – https://time.com/3731483/barbie-history/

Oh, now this sounds like a nice playtoy for children, doesn’t it? Lots of godly, Biblical character traits being exemplified there. (And remember, Barbie’s goal is to “teach women what is expected of them in society.”) Well in case you think Barbie’s changed from her old rotten ways… she hasn’t.

Barbie was first released in America by Ruth Handler (who was inspired by the Lillie dolls she acquired in Germany and brought back to the states). The only major difference between Barbie and Lillie was that Barbie had lighter skin and removable shoes.

The German doll ironically was not intended to be a child’s toy.

“Lilli dolls could be bought in tobacco shops, bars and adult-themed toy stores,” Gerber writes. “Men got Lilli dolls as gag gifts at bachelor parties, put them on their car dashboard, dangled them from the rearview mirror, or gave them to girlfriends as a suggestive keepsake.” – https://time.com/3731483/barbie-history/

“A journalist for The New Yorker magazine, Ariel Levy, later referred to Lilli as a ‘sex doll.'”

And that’s what Barbie is too. Barbie hasn’t changed. Barbie is still Lillie. Barbie has not repented of her whoredoms. That Barbie is and always has been a whorish woman is a fact readily acknowledged by the world. Why don’t we open our eyes?

In fact… Mattel bought the rights to Lillie in 1964!

“Barbie has courted controversy since her birth. Her creator, Ruth Handler, based Barbie’s body on a German doll called Lilli, a prostitute gag gift handed out at bachelor parties. Her proportions were designed accordingly. When Handler introduced Barbie (named after her daughter Barbara) in 1959 at the New York Toy Fair, her male competitors laughed her out of the room: nobody, they insisted, would want to play with a doll with breasts.” – https://time.com/barbie-new-body-cover-story/

Her proportions are designed to look like that of a prostitute. Sure sounds like Barbie was off to a great start.

Emphasis on the sexual aspects of her body was revolutionary in the world of dolls at the time. Wait, you mean it used to be that no girls’ dolls ever had the anatomy of an adult woman? that that was only introduced recently, when the heyday of the sexual revolution of the 60’s finally accepted what was previously taboo? Like me, if you grew up playing with Barbies, it might have been something you were desensitized to and it seemed natural and normal, even expected. But to them it was really shocking and bizarre. So what is wrong with Barbie’s figure?  Actually, there are a number of problems. Firstoff, when the young girl has to change her doll’s clothes, she sees things akin to very crude pornography. She sees things that she shouldn’t have to think about, suggestive things that rob innocency from her play. She may start comparing aspects herself to that and wanting to be like that, or feeling she ought to be more like that. It’s sleezy and defiling. But it’s not just little girls who see Barbie’s bawdiness – what happens when Barbie loses a leg and Daddy needs to fix her? What happens when Barbie is left on the floor half (or totally) undressed and brother walks by? Barbie defiles the whole family.

So maybe you can find a Barbie at a thrift store or garage sale and avoid the materialism, worldliness and evil influences of the Barbie movies/games/website/fashions (though a girl may still be introduced to these by Barbie).  She can live a simple life without a convertible and a mansion, like one of my Barbies did in a nightstand drawer. You can even buy or make Barbie a modest dress and put a little doll-sized Bible in her hand (you’ll have to make one, Mattel won’t) and make her go to Barbie church. But what is she showing when she needs to change her outfit? No matter how much you try to make Barbie a “good girl,” she’s still a whore and designed to be one (all it takes is a change of clothes to see that).  And just try to find a make-up free Barbie doll. They’re all pre-painted up with bedroom eyes and lips. Nothing you can do can change who and what Barbie is and was from her inception. No matter what you do to try to “clean her up,” you can’t.

“Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean thing? not one.” (Job 14:4)

Now, I want to make a point on this whole issue of Barbie originating from a sex toy. Several true Christians have warned about Barbie before this was widely publicized information. And in all honesty, we shouldn’t have to base our decision on letting girls play with Barbies only on this “hidden” knowledge that’s only recently gotten attention (intentionally; Mattel was aware of the potential damage to their brand). Because the signs of it were there all along right in front of our eyes. We could hold up Barbie to the mirror of the Word of God just as she is and say, “See? Barbie dresses immodestly out of the box in miniskirts, form-fitting, low-cut shirts and flashy jewelry. Barbie has the attire of an harlot.  And even when you change her clothes (and you’re looking at suggestive Playboy material when you do that) she still paints up her face like Jezebel with makeup you can’t even take off without removing her face altogether.  The Bible says to stay away from the strange woman. Barbie has no place among Christian people.”

Barbie hasn’t changed from her origins.  She’s remained the same – enticing men, acting and dressing provocatively, out of control.

Barbie’s Body Obsession

Ruth developed Barbie to be a sort of “role-playing” doll for little girls to fantasize about their life as a 16-year-old, (her own words) and so she justified the sculpted, voluptuous body of a developed female figure as being suitable for them to look at. But I believe the very premise of this is wrong. Little girls should be being little girls. They don’t need to be thrust forward prematurely into the physicality of womanhood, and doing so can result in problems such as unhappiness with their undeveloped body. They don’t need to be worrying about that stuff before they’re ready.  They don’t need sexuality in their face.  An 8 year old girl “role-playing” a 16-year-old girl is unhealthy because of what is presented to her, not only because it teaches dissatisfaction with her current phase of life, but because what Barbie models in what a 16-year-old’s life should be is as you can imagine not what a Christian 16-year-old’s life should look like – dating, partying, high school drama, fashion shows and striving to be an independent, feminist career woman.

Now let’s talk about Barbie’s excessive emphasis on the body, an idol of today’s society.  For years the anorexic Barbie with twig limbs and a wisp of a body whose diet book recommending “Don’t Eat” (I’m not making this up) reigned.  Some people calculated that if Barbie was a real person with her proportions she couldn’t hold her big head up or even stand… that’s how unrealistic her appearance is.  Setting aside the dangerous eating disorders so many girls suffered from because of such false ideals, even IF someone could attain to the figure of Barbie, it’s not healthy to get girls worrying about their figure so much!

Due to so much push-back on Mattel to get Barbie’s figure more aligned with the American woman’s changing notions of the perfect physique, the doll designers introduced 3 more shapes in 2016 – curvy, tall and petite. A competitor to Mattel created a doll that reflects more average proportions. Yet none of them would be considered by most people to be unattractive. And all of them still retain the fully developed, defined female figure.

While people are complaining that the curvy girl doesn’t look fat enough or the short doll is still too thin, they’re missing the bigger picture: it’s damaging for girls to be so bombarded with body types.  Does it really matter whether they are longing for a thinner profile or wider hips, when either way they end up dissatisfied with themselves and worried about their sexual attractiveness?

Barbie & Materialism

“Around the world, Barbie became an icon aspired to by both mothers and their daughters who identified desperately with the ‘rich, blonde Barbie from that rich, blonde country.’ Barbie’s portfolio reflects her financial success, independence, and material wealth: a ‘dream house,’ a town-house, a convertible, a pool, a camper, a Jacuzzi, a couture wardrobe, a horse, a dog, and so on.” – https://commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1075&context=eip

Mattel has been constantly targeting children to make them want the latest, greatest new Barbie product, which they crank out as fast as they possibly can and then promote with their movies. It’s all about making money. They churn out new riches for Barbie every year to market to their audience, mostly comprised of children, tempting them with something that seems so wonderful they just have to have it. What’s it all about? Wanting more. It’s never enough. You’ll only be happy if you get this newest thing for Barbie (which is really like it’s for them, as they live vicariously through their toys). Their marketing preys on daughters in an unwholesome way – it trains them through advertising that they need the latest, greatest thing to have the “perfect” life. When they’re adults, they are groomed to follow the same patterns as manufacturers tempt them with material goods and promises of earthly happiness. It’s unhealthy and promotes a covetous spirit.

Barbie Promotes Pagan Magic Witchcraft

“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” (Exodus 22:18)

Barbie is a witch who is greatly into the world of magic (and attempts to draw young girls there).

If you’ve ever watched the Barbie movies (I’m talking about the early ones that came out when I was a young girl such as Barbie and the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Rapunzel etc… the newer ones are only much worse) you will know Barbie promotes the use of magic and has done so for years. In the Fairytopia series (fairies are devils) Barbie goes to witchcraft fairy school where she learns how to conjure up magical forces from inside of her to move water. This is totally of the occult. In the Magic of Pegasus movie she even casts spells of “good magic” using a magic wand. The whole wicked, satanic lie of good magic/bad magic is taught in almost every Barbie movie! There is no such thing as good magic. It’s all bad and it’s all of the devil. It invites satanic forces into the lives of children who start messing around with this after they get interested in the idea of having magic powers. There are a plethora of witch Barbies to be had (many that aren’t clearly labeled with the word “witch). You can even find many Barbies dressed up like “bad” witches for Halloween. Who was the queen of Fairytopea? the Enchantress. The Enchantress was portrayed as the beautiful “good” witch. Laverna (yes, I still remember) was the “bad” witch who was trying to destroy everything to get back the kingdom. It’s all a mind game and perverts the truth of the Bible, saying there can be good and bad magicians, when all of them are evil.

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,” (Deuteronomy 18:10)

Barbie defies God by using and promoting magic witchcraft.

I remember when my sister and I used to have “fantasy Barbie” play time when we would change from playing with the more realistic Barbies. At the time my sister and I had decided miniskirts on Barbies may not be decent, but when it came time to dress the fairies up in their skimpy flower outfits (so short that making them bend over would leave their backsides quite exposed), we began to discuss if this was right. We concluded since it was just fantasy, it was not wrong for Barbies to dress in a way we knew was immodest. There didn’t have to be morals in Barbie fairy land. After all, magic is not allowed in real life, but in fantasy land it is fine. See the blurred lines? See the confusion, the double standard, the pushing away of God’s clear Word? Speaking of which…

Barbie is a Rebellious Feminist!

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” (1 Samuel 15:23)

Barbie is a “Hellion of Rebellion.”

“Our brand represents female empowerment,” argues Dickson. “It’s about choices. Barbie had careers at a time when women were restricted to being just housewives. Ironically, our critics are the very people who should embrace us.” – https://time.com/barbie-new-body-cover-story/

Barbie is an astronaut, surgeon, veterinarian and more. She was on the forefront of the career woman scene. And she has run for president 4 times – directly AGAINST the prohibition of women from leading as found in the Word of God.

But as I’ve said before, all willful prostitutes are feminists.

“Therein lies Barbie’s problem. As much as Mattel has tried to market her as a feminist, Barbie’s famous figure has always overshadowed her business outfits. At her core, she’s just a body, not a character, a canvas upon which society can project its anxieties about body image. “Barbie has all this baggage,” says Jess Weiner, a branding expert and consultant who has worked with Dove, Disney and Mattel to create empowering messaging for girls. “Her status as an empowered woman has been lost.” – Ibid.

This quote isn’t just from anybody – this is Mattel’s own branding consultant saying this.  What she’s saying is yes, Barbie’s a feminist, but she’s more of a prostitute than a feminist. In all her feminist activities, it’s really all about showcasing her physicality and beauty (pride). Her body overshadows her character (which is not virtuous). This “Barbie” Mattel markets is a double-defier of God’s Word! She defies God’s Word about the place of women in society while she defies God’s Word about modesty and humility.

Maybe because a lot of hard-core feminists tend towards androgyny and don’t go for the makeup and toned female figure, they ridicule Barbie. But ultimately, the world and its feminists still love and buy Barbie for their children, because she’s of the world and the world loves its own. Should we who profess the name of Christ do likewise?

Even in Barbie in the Princess and the Pauper (which was much tamer than the later Barbie movies), what was the story about? Two girls who were dissatisfied with where they were in life, singing about freedom. Free to do whatever they want and not be told what to do. It goes down smoothly with young girls and even parents alike, yet it teaches rebellion. How did the story end? Each getting what they wanted in the grand finale of self glorification. What about the cat that barked like a dog? What was the message Erika sang to it? “To thine own self be true.” If you start acting weird and unnatural, embrace it for who you are. It seems so subtil – yet such a deadly doctrine. Isn’t that what we’re seeing all around us, the fruits of people being true to themselves (yet all that is is serving the lusts of the flesh, eyes and pride of life, and ultimately becoming a servant of sin)? No, Christian, to thine own God be true! Your self is to be denied for Christ’s cause, even if it interferes with your identity. I am crucified with Christ. The crucified life is not one of being true to self, but faithful to God, which Mattel will never teach a girl, because Mattel is on its way to hell.

Proud Barbie

Barbie always shows off her own abilities (to defy God’s order) and her own pretty looks – not any kind of virtue. Barbie never glorifies God. She is a self-glorifier and exalts herself. It’s all about looking up to Barbie and wanting to be like Barbie.

It was interesting that on a video I found of some young kids comparing Barbie with another kind of doll with more realistic proportions, one boy observing Barbie’s narrow waist said that Barbie looked like “she thinks she’s better than everyone else.” Even a child can see that Barbie oozes with pride!

“Sometimes she raises negative thoughts about oneself, such as “why cannot I have as many friends as Barbie?”, but more often she raises positive possibilities for the imaginer, such as “I can be a doctor… I am free to dress however I wish …I can speak for myself.”” – https://commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1075&context=eip

Hmm… do you know what this reminds me of?

“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:13-14)

Lucifer! The devil! Barbie teaches children to defy the Word of God and do whatever they feel like doing. It is just  satanic. It’s the crux of the matter. Barbie is wicked and teaches wickedness.

Popular Barbie

Barbie is very popular. Barbie always has a big group of friends that adore her, both in the movies and in the dolls.  The boys vie for her attention and other girls are jealous. She always has support from her friends who adore her. The only ones who don’t like her are jealous.

But is Barbie popular because of her devotion to God? Does she have a lot of friends because she’s a virtuous woman? or is she a worldling who attracts other worldlings because she is worldly? I think the answer is obvious.

I remember when I was younger, I wanted so much to be popular like Barbie. That was my mission in life! When the Barbie Diaries movie came out was about when I started going to middle school. Barbie went from being the “good girl” (not that she was, Barbie has always been bad since her inception) to the electric guitar playing, hair-flipping, boy-obsessing, party-all-night rock star. It was the perfect segway into a life of sin for me, as a lost young girl transitioning into a lost young lady. I had no reason to be choosy with my friends when I cared about quantity over quality. That got me into the bad crowd real fast. It also turned me on to bad music.

How come I was so concerned about being like Barbie? Because Barbie is presented to girls as a role model. If Barbie has a lot of friends and is well-liked, that means I should be too, right? The glaring truth is that to be popular with the world, you have to be like the world. You have to have the same values as the world. You can’t be the same as the world and stand for the Bible and the eternal heavenly truths of the Lord. You know what makes you unpopular? Dressing modestly. Chaste, sober, pure behavior. Hating evil and loving good. Refusing to go along with the crowd. That alone will get rid of most of your friends real fast (let alone speaking truth to them about God’s judgment on sinners or rebuking or warning of the wrath to come!). If you walk with God, if you seek to live a holy, separated life as you as a child of God are commanded by the Word of God, you won’t be popular.

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4)

According to the word of God, Barbie is the enemy of God. Again, John 15:19.

“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19)

You know, it really appeals to our flesh to be loved by the world. It’s easy to think sometimes as Christians, wouldn’t it be nice to just have a lot of friends and be accepted? It’s easy to get tired of being lonely, mocked, despised and lied about. I get tired of it many times. But as Christians, we ought to be going the other way, even if it requires sacrifice of popularity and being well-liked… because Christ did that for us. And because the world is going to hell.

The Barbie Theme Song

Let’s look at the well-known Barbie theme song by Aqua:

“I’m a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world
Life in plastic, it’s fantastic!
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation
Come on Barbie, let’s go party!

I’m a blond bimbo girl, in a fantasy world
Dress me up, make it tight, I’m your dolly
You’re my doll, rock’n’roll, feel the glamour in pink,
Kiss me here, touch me there, hanky panky…
You can touch, you can play, if you say: “I’m always yours””

This song is performed to and sung by young children. It’s vulgar, sick and satanic to the core.

Hanky-panky is used to refer to sexual activity between two people, especially when this is regarded as improper or not serious.” – https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/hanky-panky

Sorry, I’m not trying to defile anyone here. You can see how Barbie +  immodesty + fornication go together hand and glove. Always have and always will. But notice how it’s all about Barbie’s world, so self-centered. Barbie’s all about Barbie, and doing whatever she feels like doing and having “fun.” Whereas Christians are called to be crucified to themselves and their own desires.

“Barbie has all this baggage” is a statement we Christians should take heed to. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking we Christians can do what even Barbie’s expert brand consultant can’t do – unload all her baggage (which is built into her, by the way). By letting our girls play with Barbie, we tell them Barbie is good, or can be made to be good. How can we try to protect them from all the evils of Barbie while buying them the very doll that promotes this stuff? When a little girl hears the word “Barbie,” she’ll perk up, whether it is in that filthy song or at the store. How does that work? you go to Walmart and see a big pink Barbie sign, and tell her “Oh, no, we can’t go there, we can’t look at all Barbie’s raunchy clothes even to go buy Barbie a new bed.” She won’t understand that she should beware of the very thing she is given to play with. It is dangerous to give a girl a “cleaned up” version of Barbie thinking that it is even possible to keep her back from all Barbie would hold out to her. She is inextricably linked to evil, by her very appearance (not to mention associations with worldliness). And what saith the Scriptures?

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:22)

Some may object that Christ can redeem the vilest of sinners, so can’t the Christian turn a lost doll into a converted one? It’s a doll, how hard can it be? Yes, Christ can redeem the filthy sinner, the sinful soul of man. Christ does not redeem things that are innately evil of themselves. Things that are innately evil show themselves to be so and ought to be shunned by God-fearing people.  Again,

“Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.” (Job 14:4)

Unless you are a skilled artisan who can melt down and reconstruct Barbie’s body and repaint her facial features so she doesn’t look like the prostitute she was designed to be, you’re not ever going to be able to make Barbie appear wholesome. And her worldly associations alone would be enough to deter me from such an effort.

The Continual Manifestation of Degeneration

We find many kinds of Barbies presented in a downward spiral:

  1. Sleazy Barbie (from her inception to present)
  2. Witchcraft Barbie
  3. Mouthy Barbie (think back to “A Perfect Christmas” movie, if you unfortunately ever watched that, which spotlighted spite and bickering between siblings)
  4. Feminist Barbie
  5. Proud Barbie
  6. Devil Barbie (Monster High; owned by Mattel)
  7. Sodomite Barbie

Newly Introduced… Sodomite Barbie from Mattel!

“Creatable World” is a new doll line promoted by none other than Barbie’s parent company.

In their own words, it’s designed to “keep labels out and invite everyone in.”

Um, excuse me… since when are labels worthy of being shunned? Well Mattel, for hating labels so much you sure do make a lot of them. You label each Barbie box, movie and game. You even “labeled” your doll line supposedly against labels. What you should have named it is “Detestable World.” You think you’re God, being able to make your own world that is directly opposed to the God who really did create the world – and the natural rules that govern it. You aren’t creating anything – you are perverting. And as much as you want to, you can’t create your own gender. And to preach otherwise to kids through toys is absolutely satanic to the core.

Excerpt from the promo video:

“Kids right now – especially Gen Alpha kids, which means kids under the age of ten – they see gender very differently, they experience gender very differently. It’s a perfect time to introduce this new doll line that is truly gender neutral.” – https://time.com/5684822/mattel-gender-neutral-doll/

What a witch! This turns my stomach. Translation: We are queering your kids because we want to catch them while they are young and vulnerable to our sick, satanic messaging so we can pervert them into a bunch of devil-possessed sodomites under the wrath of God. It’s a perfect time to introduce this abomination now that what once was a society that embraced Christian principles has all but crumbled into degeneration. And you know what? As sick as this is for the world to sell to its own, a good portion of mainstream Christianity will probably buy it, because they abandoned the Bible long ago (or never knew it to start with). The fires of the sodomite movement are licking up the false converts today by the masses. There is going to be nothing left of our society that will remain untainted by this filth, besides those who are truly God’s people. It’s the devil’s plan in action.

Oh, it’s so vile and wicked. I tremble at the thought of what God will do to such people who are guilty of deliberately leading children astray into abominable sin and LYING to them. It is a lie from the pit of hell. It’s putting a cute, colorful face on evil and sin.

“One of the criticisms is it’s social engineering, but you think, well isn’t the Barbie and Ken kind of a social engineering too, you just didn’t even think about it?” – https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/us/mattel-dolls-gender-nonbinary-inclusive-trnd/index.html

Well, yes, exactly, that’s why you shouldn’t get either of them. When deciding between two evils, choose none. The question is, what are they engineering? Barbie is social engineering towards feminism, pride, worldliness, lasciviousness and witchcraft… Creatable World is engineering undiluted sodomy, atheism, humanism and abomination. Both are wicked. It’s simply Poison #1 or Poison #2.

You might say “This isn’t Barbie, it’s another kind of doll.” Well, that’s done because it’s all about brand protection. It’s a trick to make people think it’s something separate when it’s still the makers of Barbie doing their thing. This is the same thing Disney and other major companies do when they want to keep up their sparkling image while going in a worse direction that may cause them to lose customers. When you buy the Barbie label you still support the company making the Monster High and Sodomite dolls and damning the next generation.

Conclusion

I’m not a mother. I don’t have children of my own. But I know Barbie very well. I grew up with her as my idol from the time I was in preschool. I had her movies, colouring books, games, her friends (Chelsea, Theresa, Niki, etc.) and family members (Skipper and her boyfriend Todd, Stacie, Kelly, baby Chrissy, her parents George and Margaret). If I ever got a Target gift card for Christmas or a Birthday, that was a guaranteed Barbie purchase (despite most of my gifts being Barbie-related anyway). I spent nearly all my spare time in something to do with Barbie, mostly playing with them and coming up with intricate stories between all the dolls. I would make doll-sized food for them to eat out of clay. When I got older I learned to sew them outfits. My sister and I spent countless hours – literally years – playing and laughing together, which was really the most important part of our relationship and how we bonded to each other. Without that playtime we would probably not have had really much of a relationship at all, us both being in public school, and I have a lot of memories of playing with her that resonate deep within me. So I can understand how it can be hard to disconnect from those emotions and sentiments you might feel towards Barbie that are tied up in other emotions like love to your family members. It was hard for me at one point and didn’t happen overnight. I’m not here to tear down good things like bonding with family members and spending time together. Those are good things in and of themselves to be cherished as a blessing of God. It is what we are spending time in together doing that I believe God wants us to be concerned about, because He is concerned about it and how it affects us. My desire is to spare other girls of having Barbie help lead them down the wrong path, and to caution those who might attempt to allow Barbie into their house after cleaning her up about the dangers of doing so, not because I just have a grudge to grind against Barbie (in my flesh, in my old sinful nature I still love Barbie), but because of what the Lord has revealed to us in His Word for us to do:

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:20)

So with that in mind, my desire in this post is to prove Barbie and see if she holds up to the testings of the fires of the Word of God, not to tear down anything that is right.

I could literally go on and on documenting all the problems with Barbie from a Christian perspective, but at the end of the day these things alone are enough to make a strong case against Barbie dolls. I pray that you please keep this wicked witch out of your homes and protect the girls in your life from her influences. Shun her and give your children wholesome toys instead.

4 comments

  1. Alyssa says:

    I never knew Barbie and Mattel for that matter could be very against God. In my honest opinion, it kinda offends me. Not the story. But, Barbie and Mattel.

    • Meredith says:

      Thank you for your comment Alyssa. I have no doubt in my mind but that Barbie is offensive to God, and it is good that there are people like you hate the things God hates and are willing to say so openly. Psalm 139:221 & 2, “Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.”

  2. Kimberly says:

    Thank you for this. My daughter is turning 5 & she has always liked babies. well, my husband bought her her 1st barbie doll and she likes it a lot. I haven’t been able to sleep and I wonder if its because I have this in my home.. well we were planning a 5th birthday party and he suggested a Barbie party and It just wasn’t sitting right with me. so I searched & found this. Thank you!!! I will be throwing the doll away and no Barbie birthday party.

    • Meredith says:

      Thank you for sharing this, Kimberly. I’m very glad to hear you decided to hit the brakes on Barbie for your daughter. Yes, I would think the not sleeping is tied to having the doll in your house. It is good you were convicted about this and took the time to confirm why your spirit was troubled. Was not the camp of Israel troubled when Achan “took of the accursed thing?” But when this cursed thing was destroyed, so also was the trouble that came with it. It is good you took heed; many parents never give it a second thought, sadly.

      Just a quick thought that came to me while reading your comment… some may accuse parents who withhold Barbie/that which is Barbie related from their children as being harsh or unkind, depriving their children of happiness even. I would speak a word about this in case that is the thought of someone judging your decision. Actually, it is the kinder road, as you know, because 1. Not everything a child may derive happiness from is good for them, and 2. The opposite is true – it is unkind to give a child that which has so much potential to lead them into the wrong path. Rather, once we know something is earthly, sensual and devilish, we are commanded to “touch not the unclean thing,” 2 Corinthians 6:17. Barbie is not the only toy in the world and happy girlhoods have existed long before Barbie’s advent darkened the doors of playrooms.

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