(LifeSiteNews) – As our culture moves further into the post-Christian age, debates on how Christian families can respond are myriad, from Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option to Al Mohler’s The Gathering Storm. Writers from different religious traditions disagree on precisely what Christian engagement might look like as Christians live out their faith in a society increasingly hostile to their values—but on one thing, everyone unanimously agrees: Do not send your children to public schools.
I’ve spent several years detailing the many reasons to avoid state schools in this space, and the list only grows longer with each passing month. First it was the expunging of Christian values; then it was the increasingly anti-Christian position of the schools; then it was the secular sex education that resembled grooming more than learning. Then it was the wholesale introduction of the LGBT agenda to children at the youngest ages, and the resulting explosion of kids identifying as different genders. Perversion and confusion are now mandated government curriculums everywhere.
Recent testimony by Karen England, the executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute, highlights this once again. England testified before the Tennessee legislature’s Education Committee, advocating for a bill aiming to have pornography removed from the libraries of government schools. England’s testimony was graphic, disturbing, and eye-opening:
Unfortunately, England is not exaggerating—the situation is worse. Many of the pornographic materials she describes are already in state school libraries, and many of them are already being utilized as “educational material” in classrooms. According to the CRI, more than forty states have “exempted public schools and public-school libraries from the laws that prohibit distribution of obscene material to a minor” and “lawmakers have eliminated any liability associated with these graphic materials if they are used for ‘educational’ purposes, as part of courses of instruction and/or in libraries in K-12 schools.”
Let me break that down explicitly: Obscene material that would be considered criminal outside of state schools has in essence been legalized in schools for children—and someone providing these materials would face charges out of school, but if that person is a teacher or librarian at work and calls their provision of these materials “educational,” it is perfectly legal. CRI points out that the courts have already ruled in favor of this, and that thus grassroots, local action is necessary.
The dangerous ideas of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are being forced on students in public schools around the country.
This is wrong and parents have had enough! It's time to join them in saying "STOP!" to this harmful and racist propaganda.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which says "No to CRT" in public schools, and "Yes to parents' right" to strongly protest CRT.
But, what is CRT anyway and why is it so dangerous?
Critical Race Theory is a hateful system of indoctrination which teaches that one race is either superior or inferior to another race, and that the United States is inherently racist.
CRT is dangerous and hateful precisely because it teaches children who are not white to despise and envy white children simply because of their skin color. And, as a result, it also teaches white children to despise themselves simply because of the color of their skin.
CRT also erroneously teaches that American society is inherently racist, and that different, detrimental policies (like reparations for slavery and race-based pay scales) should be imposed on the population to redistribute wealth from whites to non-whites.
This type of racist/marxist propaganda should have NO place in public, taxpayer-funded schools!
And, thankfully, American parents of EVERY COLOR are raising their voices and ballots against it!
Indeed, parents understand the destructive ramifications of CRT and, despite outrageous threats from Biden's Justice Department to prosecute them, they have been strongly protesting CRT at school board meetings across the country!
And now, in the first test of its kind, a candidate who was campaigning hard against CRT just won the governorship of Virginia in a huge upset victory.
That's great news, but we now need to contact every state legislature about this crucial educational issue.
And, we need to DEMAND that they BAN Critical Race Theory from every public school in their states - both primary and high schools, and colleges!
Whereas advocates of CRT seem more intent on vengence than on teaching children of every race to respect everybody, regardless of skin color, American parents of every race understand that it is not the color of one's skin that matters, but the content of one's character (to paraphrase Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition asking all state legislatures to BAN Crititical Race Theory from public schools in their respective states.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'States are fighting the Left over the morally bankrupt critical race theory' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/states-are-fighting-the-left-over-the-morally-bankrupt-critical-race-theory/
'Parents who oppose Critical Race Theory in schools could be prosecuted by FBI' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/attorney-general-tasks-fbi-to-move-against-parents-protesting-leftist-agenda-in-schools/
Ohio parents testify: Yes, critical race theory is in our schools, and we say NO! - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/ohio-parents-testify-yes-critical-race-theory-is-in-our-schools-and-we-say-no
An excellent Heritage Foundation document on CRT: Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It
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The courts have stated that: “[i]t is neither realistic nor constitutionally sound to read the First Amendment as requiring that the people of Maine or Mississippi accept public depiction of conduct found tolerable in Las Vegas or New York City.” As CRI noted: “In other words, they rejected applying a ‘national standard,’ so this effort must begin locally.”
This, fortunately, is being done, especially as the curriculums of state schools have drawn increasing attention over the past few years. Tennessee Representative Scott Cepicky has put forward a law to eliminate the “educational” exemption for school libraries in his state, including a provision mandating that all school boards must allow members of the local community to define obscene, putting power in the hands of parents. This is a solid step in the right direction.
With the passage of a law banning the discussion of sex and sexuality with children aged third grade or younger in Florida—and Governor Ron DeSantis’ refusal to back down in the face of the expected LGBT backlash—there is some encouraging news of late. Parental rights are no longer the electoral pariah they once appeared to be, and GOP politicians are running on explicitly pro-parent platforms. Leftists have hijacked the education system, and for too long many parents ignored where they were driving it. Now that they’ve noticed, many are demanding change—and getting it.