Almost every day, I either read or hear about a further deterioration of our public education system.
From its inception and for many years thereafter, our public schools were Judeo-Christian oriented. And the Bible itself was a natural part of the curriculum. Children were led to believe marriage could only be between one man and one woman. And homosexuality was deemed an abomination Scripture says it is.
Schools taught Communism as the anti-God failed system practiced by the former Soviet Union that no one wanted to be a part of. And Islam was regarded as the anti-Christian anti-Jew barbaric religion of a backward Middle-East people still living in the 7th century.
But, with an immigration policy run amuck where foreigners both legal and illegal have been pouring across our borders for decades, some looking for a better life, others to do us harm, our culture has been so altered that our founding fathers would not even recognize it.
Our public school system today is anything but Judeo-Christian oriented. In fact, Christianity is outlawed. The Bible is banned from the classroom. Students are even denied prayer. Every single value once considered an absolute necessity for a civilized society has been removed.
And what do we have now? – Communism and Islam. Our government says there is no place for God in education, that there has to be a separation between church and state. So, what does that mean? It means Communism must be taught because Communism is totally anti-God.
But there is one exception to the so-called “separation of church and state” mandate – although Islam is a religion (and more), it is being taught in our schools. And not only is it being taught but our schools hold Islamic days when non-Islamic students are required to take on Muslim roles to include names and dress. Christianity and Judaism are forbidden but Islam is practiced.
But, are students informed that Islam is dedicated to a world-wide Caliphate and the purging of all Christians and Jews? No! Students are taught that Islam is just another peaceful religion not unlike Christianity.
Sex education is now taught in kindergarten with role-playing. Students are told it is perfectly normal for boys to play with dolls and girls to engage in boy things. In fact, homosexuality is not only condoned but actually indorsed.
My neighbor wrote an excellent article on the subject that recently appeared in a local newspaper. He expressed concern over what his children are being exposed to in school; and so should every other parent.
So, what are we to do – can we change the present system? Can we bring public education back to where it began – back to a time when the underpinning of all Western education was the Judeo-Christian Bible?
While many will say yes, the answer is an emphatic no! We cannot change the present public educational system; it is simply too far gone. It has taken 50 plus years of constant assault to bring it to where it is today. Can we afford another 50 plus years for restoration? Can our children wait that long?
Today, local schools receive financial support through the state from the federal government. The federal government sends funds down to the state, which in turn funnels them to local schools.
And therein lies the problem. As long as federal tax dollars either partly or wholly fund local schools, the federal government will be telling schools which textbooks are approved and what they can and cannot teach. And under such federal guidelines, it is wishful thinking to believe circumstances will ever improve.
If we wish for a better school system, we must have a NEW SCHOOL SYSTEM. It is just that simple.
So, how do we get a new system? We can get it through our churches. Church schools are the only answer – at least for the interim. For the most part, churches are vacant during those hours when schools are in cession. So, with a little preparation some of our churches could fill a double role.
About the only freedom we still have left is that of worship. So, it behooves us to link our children’s education to our faith. And if we don’t soon do it, my concern is that one day we may not even have churches to go to.
It will not be a simple task, but it is doable. However, there must first be a meeting of those people interested in a new education system. In other words, an initial meeting is needed to discuss both goals and obstacles.
Remember, if we wish to get something accomplished, we must start – and the initial meeting will be a start.