Friday, December 4, 2009

Get Your Children Out Of Public School Now

I had copied and pasted a pornographic line in the first sentence of this post, then thought better of it assuming that no one but already-shocked-by-what-they-are-seeing readers would ever see it.

Gateway Pundit reported Friday morning that the (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) GLESN, founded by President Obama's current safe schools czar, has a reading list to help students learn to feel comfortable with there own, or accept other's homosexuality. The team at Gateway chose a handful at random from the over 100 titles on GLSEN’s grades 7-12 list to read. They were unprepared for what [they] encountered. It was described as thus:

Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren't merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air. One memoir even praised becoming a prostitute as a way to increase one’s self-esteem.

So what we have here is a President of the United States who has an unvetted "Safe Schools" czar, Kevin Jennings, who is the founder of an increasingly powerful organization that promotes pornography for children.

This however is not shocking to me, nor is it scary. There have always been creepy people, some of which have made their way into high and powerful positions. What is scary to me is that this will not reach the level of scandalous as scandalous was once understood. There once was a saner time when the like would have caused an avalanche resulting in the President and his Orwellian Czars in the dislodged rubble at the bottom of the mountain. This will not be the case in these current times. Unfortunately, I'm much more afraid of a society that is OK with these things, just so long as sufficient numbers believe that they will get their precious free heath care, and whatever other impossible Utopian promises are currently coming from on high. This indeed I find most terrifying.

Please visit Gateway Pundit and read the article, even including some of the excerpted passages from GLESN's recommended books.

18 comments:

Susan said...

Just when you think it can't get any worse......it does.

I so long to be "out of here" but we are not and we must keep fighting the good fight of faith.

I have 2, and soon to be 5, precious grandchildren who are in public schools!!! Believe me, if it were up to us, they would not be. We pulled our youngest 2 out and put them in Christian school 32years ago!!!

Praise God we have the privilege of covering them daily with our prayers.
Susan

Kathy said...

Danny, I don't even know where to begin to comment on this. One word, o.k. two, no, three words come to mind, and they are: homeschool, pray, judgement.

Nancy said...

This is soooo outrageous! A total mocking of the public school system and in fact our entire society! Just when we imagine that the enemy has slapped us in the face with the ultimate challenge...we get hit again and again...

Micah 2 NLT

1 What sorrow awaits you who lie awake at night,
thinking up evil plans.
You rise at dawn and hurry to carry them out,
simply because you have the power to do so.
2 When you want a piece of land,
you find a way to seize it.
When you want someone’s house,
you take it by fraud and violence.
You cheat a man of his property,
stealing his family’s inheritance.
3 But this is what the Lord says:
“I will reward your evil with evil;
you won’t be able to pull your neck out of the noose.
You will no longer walk around proudly,
for it will be a terrible time.”

4 In that day your enemies will make fun of you
by singing this song of despair about you:
“We are finished,
completely ruined!
God has confiscated our land,
taking it from us.
He has given our fields
to those who betrayed us.”
5 Others will set your boundaries then,
and the Lord’s people will have no say
in how the land is divided.

Truly there seems to be no end to the repeating of history...Our only remedy is to cry out to the Lord and continue to do so...for He alone will come and save us!

Joe said...

The basic attitudes and principles for this originated with a man thought to be the most brilliant educator in the entire universe (by liberal scholars, anyway), John Dewey (not, BTW, the Dewey Decimal System of libraries guy).

He taught his students, who became teachers and taught theirs, who became teachers and taught theirs through the geometric progression of students to today, who now almost universally believe his junk psychology of learning.

It is liberal, "progressive," devoid of morality and focuses only on situational ethics.

What a pathetic lot a plurality of teachers are in government schools.

We homeschooled, and encourage others to do so, too.

Craig and Heather said...

Man-as-God IS terrifying.

It seems our nation's public schools are becoming nothing more than pagan temples of hedonistic humanist worship.

The bowl of wrath must be getting pretty full by now and I'm thinking Christians need to "get out of Babylon" while there's still time.

Thank you for visiting my site. I've been slow on the uptake, but the Lord is gracious to eventually lead each of His sheep to the safety of the Fold. :)

Heather

http://onmysoapbox2.wordpress.com/

Dan said...

Susan,

I am honestly saddened to the point of tears when I learn of things like this. Before having children I would have thought it horrible, but after having them and realizing just how vulnerable they are, these kind of things have an awful sting.

Kathy

I can think of one more, Repent.

Nancy

Thanks for the scripture. And yes, outrageous indeed!

Joe

I honestly thought until now that the two Dewy's were the same. A book that was recently recommended to me, and that I have heard about in the past, is "Seven Men Who Rule America From The Grave". I know that Dewy was one of those seven men. You are absolutely correct that there has been a geometric progression going on for decades in the school systems. I would almost conclude that there was a human conspiracy afoot, but I just don't give man that much credit. But there is a demonic conspiracy that is becoming more and more obvious, as suggested by this incredible travesty.

Heather

Thanks for stopping by. Wow, a quiver full of children. Looks like you all are in the arrow making business as well.

Again, let me say how challenging your response was to that commenter. We never know who is reading our words in a forum such as this, a fact that I too often forget.

I had read the book Unchristian recently and it began to challenge me in that area. While I completely disagreed with the book on many fronts, I'm glad that I read it for that very reason, it challenged me in the area of blogging. And blogging had already begun to challenge me in my life in the market place.

Kathy said...

Danny, the word "repent" is a good word to add to my list. That means one of our prayers is to be for Godly sorrow.

theoldadam said...

I have never met a parent who thinks their kids go to lousy (public) schools. Every kid's school seems to have a good reputation.

If the parents only knew what goes on inside those schools.

Craig and Heather said...

Wow, a quiver full of children. Looks like you all are in the arrow making business as well.

Yes, sir. We have been blessed, for sure.

The Lord has used our children repeatedly to humble and teach. Interestingly, it was, in part, due to the size of our family that I realized how closely we are watched by others.

You are so, so right. We never know for sure who is watching or what effect our behavior and words may have in the eternal scheme of things.

It kind of gives perspective to verses like:

Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

And

If anyone speaks, let it be as the words of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as of the ability which God gives, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory, and the might forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:11

In a way, Christ left us here to be His hands, feet and voice. Broken, humbled vessels of clay, living and proclaiming His truth to the world.

What an awe-inspiring thought!

God Bless,

Heather

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

I've read excepts of some of the "approved" books on other sites this morning. Appalling.

Two things immediately come to mind:

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who change darkness into light, and light into darkness, who change bitter into sweet, and sweet into bitter!" -- Isaiah 5:20

"When conscience is weakened, the sense of God is also obscured, and as a result, with the loss of this decisive point of reference, the sense of sin is lost." -- Pope John Paul II (emphasis added)

christian soldier said...

Having been a teacher --I decided that I wanted my -in the womb - off-spring to be able to read-write and do 'rithmatic :-)--so homeschooling was the answer--
then - went to an homeschoolers' convention -met an historian who specialized in the TRUE American history--and 'converted' to Constitutional conservatism....and haven't looked back!!!
C-CS

Dan said...

Christian Soldier, that wouldn't have been Little Bear Wheeler would it?

Dan said...

Old Adam

As schools go, the "good" schools are bad enough, but it's not even just the schools. With the pervasiveness of television and the profane programing that seems prevalent, we would worry just as much about the peer influence in schools as the school itself. I know this sounds over protective, and our goal is not to "isolate" but to "insulate" as the saying goes. When they hear about things, I want it to be from me, and in the context of a world created by God, full of sinful people, of which we all are one of, and for whom Jesus came to die on the cross for the redemption of our sins.

Heather

I looooove children. I can't imagine a house with five. I met a man once who had 18. I could have sat and talked to him for hours, I do believe.

One of our children's memory verses is similar to the one you quoted. Colossians 3:17, And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

"In a way, Christ left us here to be His hands, feet and voice. Broken, humbled vessels of clay, living and proclaiming His truth to the world. What an awe-inspiring thought!"

INDEED

ECI
"When conscience is weakened, the sense of God is also obscured, and as a result, with the loss of this decisive point of reference, the sense of sin is lost."

I like this. It's funny, for years I have always returned to this concept of "point of reference" in my thinking. In fact, I have taught my children to answer my questions: are you smart, pretty, fast, good, etc. with the answer: compared to whom? I want them to clearly understand the idea of a point of reference when it comes to judging themselves and others, lest they be swept away into the ether of relativity. I think I shall keep this little saying. THX

Edwin Drood said...

I hate to be the one to say "My kid's school is fine" but we went to a Christmas musical for K-2. They started with the pledge then said a prayer and finished it with "in Jesus name, Amen". Now I can't speak for the future of this school or the education that kids are getting in the upper grades, but I can say there are some hold-outs here in the south east.

christian soldier said...

Actually-it was Marshall Foster - of the Mayflower Institute-now -the World History Institute...
I have heard Little Bear Wheeler speak too...
Did you homeschool your off-sping!?

Susannah said...

Edwin~ Some hold-outs, yes (NC), but vigilance is absolutely essential. I am not one whose emotional/psychological 'constitution' is suited for homeschooling, though I am a SAHM. Therefore, vigilance, involvement & regular perusal of curriculum is crucial. That, sincere & earnest prayer.

Susan~ "Just when you think it can't get any worse......it does."

Bingo.

btw, Hannity was discussing this issue tonight. He says he's staying on top of the 'safe schools czar' until he gets fired.

Dan said...

Edwin and Susannah

My wife and I don't look down our noses in our hearts to those in our church who choose not to homeschool their children. I start out with this because I have seen it done by some, and it's not becoming. We do, on the other hand, offer encouragement when speaking to those who ask about it, both in the raising of their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, and in what we believe are the comforts and advantages of teaching children at home; not to mention avoiding an environment that can be so hostile to their faith at such a young age. We also remind them of the incredible eternal stakes, regardless of their choice, and encourage them to, as Susannah put it, remain extremely vigilant.

I must say that it is both surprising and encouraging to hear that the people in some places have not completely given their schools over to the insanity of political correctness. May God grant us the recovery of all schools.



C.S.

We are currently homeschooling. My wife blogs on their activitieshere

Thanks to you guys for commenting. I'm always glad to hear from you.

ExPatMatt said...

Wow, I have to say - I disagree with the recommendation that these books are appropriate for Grades 7-12.

I wonder under what context they would be read, in which subjects, etc?

I followed the link and read through a few and they seem to be books that should have been recommended for a student at university studying human sexuality or something like that.

Very interesting. And disconcerting, I'm sure, for those of you with children in the public education system.

Regards,