The Conservative Mindcleaner has an article that gets us back on the topic of instructing our children and who should be doing it. In his post, Lesbian Totalitarian, he introduces us to a woman who had a complaint about a question on a test in an Alabama sex education program.
Question No. 8 is: “What can I do if I am attracted to someone of the same sex?” The answer includes the statement: “Too often, homosexuality is shown as a legitimate lifestyle equal to a heterosexual lifestyle.” It also says homosexuality is “contrary to the laws of nature.”
This, as you can imagine, upset the mother. Mindcleaner goes on to say that this is a good reason to have children educated by their parents and for local control over public schools by the community where the school is located. That, and for eliminating sex education althoughter. Those are both fine goals which I have no trouble supporting, but there’s a bigger issue here. The issue of where our society is headed.
And this is a substancial problem. We can say that we should have more homeschooling parents, but then we run into the problem of what kinds of citizens do we want? The people that I am associated with would have no problem saying that Christians should educate their own kids, but what if a family of six wanted to bring their children up as Satan worshippers? Wouldn’t it be better to have them in the public school instead?
Now, granted, you could say that the humanism taught in the public schools is akin to Satan worship, and I’d have to disagree with you, but not in spirit! You see, there’s an inherent benefit in training children in a godly manner– which is what was done in the founding of our country and was the reason for our first group school houses. Bible based training tends to yield children and adults with good morals and good citizenship. When we take that out of our schools, we need for it to be taught somewhere.
What’s the solution? Hard to say. I’m still going to homeschool because, when it comes down to it, parents are the ones with authority over how their children are brought up (regardless of what they are teaching their kids). At the same time, Christians need to be the salt and light of the Earth that they are supposed to be so that parents can experience the life-changing result of salvation.