Back to School: Pray for Your Children and Beware of Propaganda and Perversion

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A survey of 40 premier universities revealed shocking statistics on the Republican/Democrat makeup of faculties. Registered progressive Democrats outnumbered traditional Republicans by about 20 to 1.

From college to culture, students go forth into teaching, journalism and media.

Today's woke worldview infiltrates through many of our teachers, principals and administrators. You probably have concerns about some of the things you're discovering being taught. Is it any wonder that homeschooling has surged in six months from 5.4% to 11% (U.S. Census Bureau)? It's not just because of COVID!

We made the change decades ago when homeschooling was novel, and we have never regretted it. Today our adult children are informed influencers who make a difference in their respective fields. Sometimes you have to lower your standard of living to improve your quality of life.

There are other Christ-honoring educational alternatives. There is too much at stake and little margin for error when it comes to your children's future.

Martin Luther's Mandate

The titan of the millennium, Martin Luther, not only triggered the world-shaking Reformation but also targeted the priority of Christian education.

"I am much afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which means are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must be corrupt."

Radical leftists in the Biden administration and activist organizations scoff at such a statement. The chilling reality: "Progressive" elites are controlling and changing curriculum in education. They are cleverly maneuvering to shape the thinking of a generation.

Organized and on the Prowl

Here are 12 organizations injecting their ideology into instruction and assignments in your child's classroom:

— Chiefs for Change.

— National Education Association.

— American Civil Liberties Union.

— Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

— Black Lives Matter at School.

— American Federation of Teachers.

— Southern Poverty Law Center.

— Human Rights Campaign(LGBTQ).

— The 1619 Project (revising our history).

— Teaching for Change.

— National Association of School Boards.

— Critical Race Theory activist groups.

We don't have the luxury to assume things are basically as they were when we went to school. Children are like wet cement, and the enemy works aggressively to deceive and destroy their lives.

I highly recommend you read Schools Under Seige by Meg Kilgannon of the Family Research Council to grasp the gravity of this issue. Kilgannon issues a red alert: "Even in many conservative communities, schools are enclaves of liberal orthodoxy. Radical thinking makes it very difficult for education officials to recognize dangers in the latest academic trends."

Queer Theory and Critical Race Theory

Kilgannon lays out how the teaching of queer theory and critical race theory is undermining children in schools across America today. Critical race theory and sex education are not simply raising awareness for better race relations and healthy sexuality.

Encyclopedia Britannica gives a clear definition of critical race theory:

"'Critical Race' theorists hold that the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites and especially African-Americans."

Whites are "oppressors," and Blacks are "oppressed," with color, not character, empowering all relationships. Five hundred activated parents just flooded a Virginia school board meeting, resulting in a 7–0 decision to block all critical race theory.

Already, 23 states have banned critical race theory teaching in schools. Additionally, Nebraska defeated LGBTQ activists and honored parents' outcry blocking indoctrination of children (as young as kindergarten) in same-gender family propaganda.

Healthy Human Sexuality?

In Washington state, an elementary school teacher was discovered indoctrinating first graders with an LGBTQ agenda. The teacher read a book written by a trans-identified reality TV star, telling her story of becoming transgender and encouraging children to embrace the lifestyle.

In New York, a health and wellness educator used cartoonish material to explain self-stimulation and other sexual topics in depth. Sexually explicit curriculum provoked a parent to say, "We are in fact seeing very clearly for the first time what a 'progressive' education really means at our school."

I've obtained two books used in many public schools titled It's Perfectly Normal (more than 1 million copies in print) and It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School. They are graphic, unbiblical propaganda perverting young children today. Because this is a family-friendly commentary, I'll restrain myself in describing the abominable material.

"Whoever misleads one of these little ones who believe in Me, it would be better for him to have a millstone hung about his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea" (Matt. 18:6).

The Progressive Left

I've been involved in vocational ministry for almost 50 years and never witnessed such brazen activity. I'm not encouraging escapism but engaged, responsible parenting! One day we will give account.

A nationally known senior leader told me recently, "The biggest mistake I've made in my life was placing my children in the public schools." Like young plants nurtured in a greenhouse until they're strong, so too with our developing sons and daughters.

Children from 6-10 don't have critical thinking skills plus basically believe everything their adult teacher says, including this pernicious indoctrination. Example: "Our premise is that America was founded on and continues promoting racism (and if you disagree, you're a racist!)."

The progressive left is working for three goals:

— Convey the idea that our Founding Fathers were evil white supremacists intending America be free from religion—separated by a "wall between church and state"—so any religious influence in schools must be silenced (distortion of Jefferson's phrase).

— Convey the idea that the origins of our country came not from Judeo-Christian adherence but rather a mishmash of agnostics, deists, atheists and opportunists who came here for material gain.

— Convince the masses that traditional America must be dismantled, our history rewritten and replaced with a new socialist system of strong government control over our lives from cradle to grave (currently being advanced by the Biden administration).

Repentance, Revival and Reformation

If you have been passive or preoccupied with the cares and comforts of life, it's time to repent and participate in a revival and societal reformation to preserve our faith, families and freedoms. America has been the guardian of liberty for the world and ground zero for communicating the gospel to the nations. We will not capitulate to those who are trying to poison a generation with their propaganda in our schools.

The Mayflower Compact stated the reason our forefathers came to this nation was "for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith."

The constitutions of all the original 13 Colonies acknowledged God and mandated scriptural education in the public schools. The only textbook used by nearly every public school student was the McGuffey Reader, which said, "The Scriptures are especially designed to make us wise unto salvation through faith in Jesus Christ."

Here's the Deal: Harvard's 1636 Student Guideline stated, "Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life and therefore to lay Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning."

May we consecrate ourselves to this end as we protect and pray for our children, "O Lord, revive your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of these years make them known; in wrath remember mercy" (Hab. 3:2b).

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Larry Tomczak author of 10 books, is a cultural commentator of 46 yrs, Intercessors for America board member, best-selling author and a public policy adviser with Liberty Counsel. His new, innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see www.bullseyechallenge.com). and he has a variety of resources on his website (see www.larrytomczak.com). You can also hear his weekly podcast here.


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