Matthew 18:10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.
I remember the first days of school for my kids. School clothes, new shoes, new backpacks, etc. Throughout all their years, I only have one picture because we could never find the camera, and it was probably out of film anyway. Things have changed; along with a kiss good-bye comes a prayer for their safety.
We invested in a good set of encyclopedias because that’s how our kids did their research. Life was easier because we worked to gain knowledge; it was not immediately available at our fingertips. When you did not understand the meaning of a word, you would looked up in a dictionary. Reports for school were done with a pen, and in written cursive, or sometimes, they were typed. If your writing was too illegible, the entire paper had to be rewritten, or sometimes, if it was a just a small mistake, you could use whiteout. The word “delete” was not in our vocabulary. When Mikos was a senior, and Sonja a freshman in high school, we finally purchased an Apple computer. The dated printer was a dot matrix device, but this was a great advancement for our small family.
I never joined the PTA because I was still a little too liberal; I thought it was some type of conspiracy to brainwash parents into a groupthink. I was indifferent about the PTA, and believed it was not for me. Today I thank God for these groups of caring parents looking out for the interests of our children. Now I attend school board meetings to support parents who are making sure that my grandchildren’s minds are not altered with the new sex laws.
My kids, like most children of their generation, learned about the birds and the bees in the playground of their junior high and elementary schools. As parents it was our job to mold the convoluted, misguided information of their peers into what was moral and right in the eyes of God. The school provided guidelines for parents, but they were simple and direct, never intrusive.
Did you know that in the Anaheim School District teachers can no longer refer to students as boys or girls? Because these words are considered non-inclusive, all children are now referred to as students or scholars. Due to the infiltration of the diabolical work of Satan, these new sex education laws are passed so fast no one has time to investigate the changes. A $5,000,000 contract for implementing the Health Framework is being used to train the teacher to indoctrinate the students to comply with these new sex education laws. As soon as AB-493 is passed, these laws will be mandated by all school districts. Parents’ rights are being stripped away, and soon our children, both boys and girls, will be under the control of the government. The reality is here, this is not a practice drill! This has worked so well in the colleges that now this group, which has Planned Parenthood written all over it, is going further to poison the minds of the elementary school boys and girls to think like them.
I can recall that when my daughter was in high school, several of her friends were put on the birth control pill with their parents’ consent, because of health issues. I did not agree with their decisions, but at least their parents were allowed to make these choices for their children. With the new laws, everything is left up to the children; parents are excluded because they will “interfere” with what’s best for their kids. Any school-age girl can go to Plannned Parenthood for birth control and even get an abortion without the consent of either parent. Are we living in a communist country where our opinions are kept in secret for fear of the surveillance of Big Brother? How did this get so out of control?
I can only offer what I, as a God-fearing person, believe. We as a country have been brainwashed into believing that everything has to be done in a nanosecond; the legislators in Sacramento are rushing to get these laws enacted, without regard for the future danger to the students. Do not teach your children/grandchildren that they are boys and girls because the new sex education laws mandated to be taught in the public schools are going confuse their gender identity. They are too young to be exposed to this biased propaganda. We are already dealing with the reality of the school shootings that are happening all around us. Fear is in the hearts of all parents because of these killings. Now this invisible smoke coming through the locked doors of the schools is meant to kill their spirits. These perverse lessons, which have nothing to do with education, are meant to justify the beliefs of the LGBT community.
Part of this lesson plan is to teach children that anal sex is safe as long as a condom is used. This is from the Centers for Disease Control fact sheet on condoms: However, condom use cannot provide absolute protection against any STD. The most reliable ways to avoid transmission of STDs are to abstain from sexual activity, or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. None of these new laws recommends abstaining from sex as a way to avoid contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
As parents we can change the direction of this fast-moving agenda by getting involved. If you are a parent, ask your child’s teacher what sex education materials are being used in the classroom. It is your right to know. Talk to your principal about your concerns, and call your school board members. Remember that they are elected officials and are accountable to represent parents in a just manner. Educate yourself on all the indoctrination that is quickly making its way through the back doors of your schools. Look up AB-329 and investigate for yourself what the mostly Democrat legislators in Sacramento are trying to do to boys and girls. Do not sit back and think that it’s going to go away on its own, because it would be your biggest mistake. Remember, we are accountable to God ,not man.
Teach them at home about love and acceptance. Teach them the Fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control and chastity. The Fruits of the Spirit are God’s instruction on how to live in this imperfect world. It starts with love, and love can move mountains of hatred. After you have mastered love comes joy. Joy is a feeling of peace, even in turmoil. Peace is what makes us accept things that we cannot change but receive in love. Patience enables us to tolerate suffering and problems without becoming angry or anxious. Kindness is being considerate and having an understanding of those who have different beliefs. Generosity is giving from your heart to help others. Gentleness enables us to understand the position of others without judging. Faithfulness is always believing that God will prevail in all circumstances. Modesty requires you to be sensitive to the feeling and needs or others. Self-control is exercising caution in the way you speak and deal with others.. The last one is chastity, remaining pious in both body and spirit. Do not allow the world to distort these Biblical truths.
I cannot, and will not, force anyone to believe what I believe. Only God can change our hearts. Pass all the laws you may, but consider that those of us who know better will never accept these teachings because they are contrary to the Word of God.
Mark 9:42 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Temptations to Sin. 42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe [in me] to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.