What Is Johnny Learning in School Today?
By Alexander Samuels
Suppose you are sitting in the living room of your home one evening and your 6-year-old son asks you to read to him a book he brought home from school. No problem, right? You notice, as you take the book, that the title is Who's in a Family. As you begin to read, you notice immediately that this book portrays . . . homosexual parents as morally no different from traditional parents.
This could happen to you. It happened to David Parker of Lexington, Massachusetts. After this incident, he met with the principal of the school his son attends on three occasions to try to reach agreement on how such materials should be handled. After the third meeting he was arrested for trespassing.
The school and the school system took the position that this book is about learning to accept differences. They explained that children should not be made fun of or bullied because their families are different. This seems very reasonable because children should not be harassed because of their parents' life decisions.
Mr. Parker, on the other hand, had a perfect right to question the use of these materials because they brought sexual issues and particularly homosexual issues to his 6-year-old son's attention. Mr. Parker only asked that parents be notified when such materials were to be used so that they could make a choice to opt their children out if they wanted to.
Books and materials about "acceptance" issues have been in use in the schools for many years. They have been used to advocate many just causes such as "racial harmony," understanding the "handicapped," and "diversity" among cultures. Groups that promote homosexuality and same-sex marriage are now using these same strategies to win full acceptance of their immoral lifestyle with the next generation. The true goal of this policy is not just "to live and let live." Like most political groups, they intend to make converts.
Do you believe that this couldn't happen in your school system? Many school systems across our country are requiring that administrators and teachers attend "Diversity Workshops." In the past, these workshops have been a good thing because they have promoted understanding between the races and awareness of other cultures. Recently, however, these workshops have added another prominent component: advocating for homosexuality. Unsuspecting teachers and school administrators are now being asked to suspend their own moral judgment concerning instructional materials and whether they promote civil tolerance or actually promote the homosexual lifestyle.
What many Christians do not understand is that if we do not take a stand on issues such as this one, what I have written above may one day be legislated to be a "hate crime." The truth of the matter is I do not hate homosexuals. As a Christian, I freely admit that I am not free of sin. To any homosexual who may read this article I say, as one sinner to another, reconsider Jesus. Please, reconsider Jesus.