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In a recent post I talked about the benefit and blessing of intertwined spiritual and secular study.
And yet in our public school system, just the opposite is occuring, and the polarity is increasing at a logarithmic rate. Three things I can think of in recent news trouble me greatly, and give me the desire to homeschool my future children.
First, a bill passed by the California Senate, and likely to be passed by the Assembly, “removes sex-specific terms such as ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ from textbooks and requires students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society.” So, instead of telling stories of mommy and daddy, schools would be required to also teach about mommy and mommy, and daddy and daddy. And let’s not even venture to guess what sex-ed and health classes would be like… Under this proposed law, there would be no tolerated “discimination” based on gender or sexual orientation, and to do so would disqualify that school for state funding.
Second, there has been a relenteless war waged by left-winged nutjobs to destroy any teaching of creationsim, and establish evolution as the de facto standard and established truth. For any Christian, this should be found as appalling and unacceptable.
Lastly, I just received an email from the American Family Association saying that the National Education Association will soon be proposing that “schools should support and actively promote homosexual marriage and other forms of marriage in their local schools.” The following is an excerpt from the proposal.
The Association… believes in the importance of observances, programs and curricula that accurately portray and recognize the roles, contributions, cultures, and history of these diverse groups and individuals.
The Association believes that legal rights and responsibilities with regard to medical decisions, taxes, inheritance, adoption, legal immigration, domestic partnerships, and civil unions and/or marriage belong to all these diverse groups and individuals.
Children are like sponges, soaking up everything they come in contact with. When I have children of my own, I don’t want their sponges soaking up poisonous vile from the fountain of the public school system. I would rather invest the time, money, and energy into seeking an alternative education method, such as homeschooling, so that I can teach my child true and correct principles.