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Monday, November 21, 2005

Court Rulings Parental Threaten Rights?

...there is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children, either independent of their right to direct the upbringing and education of their children or encompassed by it.

That's not only a real ruling, that’s scary. And I want to take a look at what the ruling was, and whether or not we should be surprised by it, and whether or not it's right.

CAUTION: While the following post will not necessarily explicit, it does contain material that isn't intended for children.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday against parents who sued their local school district after their elementary-age children were given a sexually charged survey, saying there is "no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children.">

CAUTION: the following article contains some questions, that kids shouldn’t have to answer, but unfortunately were asked.


You can read the rest of the article here.
Go read that and then come back...

Now, I'm not going to go into detail, and explain each of the questions, but I honestly don't see what people are surprised about. If you are going to send your kids to public school, you are giving the school the authority to teach your kids, and that is what they do. They don't allow you to stipulate on what they can or can't teach; if you want to do that, then homeschool! So to me, this is just a simple side affect of sending your kids to public school. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that if you go to public school you are any less holy than I am. I have friends who go to public school, and we are still friends even though they go to public school. But if you are going to put yourselves in the world, you can’t be surprised when the world shows up.

I think the whole thing is sick and wrong. And I don’t think that the court rulings are going to help any of the parents that are homeschooling. In fact, I think it’s actually somewhat of a threat, because it shows how far our country has gone. Not in what the schools are teaching, though that’s bad, that’s not the main threat. The main threat is the court ruling. It reflects how far the court will go. And I don’t think, if given the chance, that they’ll stop there. I think they’ll go as far as they can get away with. We as Christians, need to prepare the coming years, so we can Advance God’s Kingdom. We can do that by understanding the Myths of Adolescence, Doing Hard Things, and Doing New Things.



Do what you can to prepare, we have a lot of work to do.

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