Thursday, May 17, 2007

Re: Why We Home School

When I read this article about religious indoctrination, I felt I really had to do a full post to clarify my point. There are a few key phrases in this article that really stood out to me.

But the public schools are no place for religious indoctrination that promotes certain beliefs that not all the kids in the school share," Doug Hildebrand, a Presbyterian deacon who is among the plaintiffs, said in a written statement released by the ACLU.

Now, on the one hand, you have what is an elective Bible study, in a public school. On the other hand, you have people crying that you can't have religious indoctrination in a public school. And yet, this is what we see on a regular basis. The teaching of evolution, of sex ed to very young students, teachers showing Brokeback Mountain to underage students (another good reason to home school) and then telling them not to tell their parents, and yet an elective course in a book that has been around longer than anything; is respected and revered; taught in the home; and so on, and yet it cannot be allowed to be taught? What is going on here? When did the separation of church and state become about getting Christianity (and only Christianity) out of the public schools?

You can teach any religion BUT Christianity in a public school, and get away with it. And no one can say a thing against it.

THAT is just one more reason why we home school


Mom2fur said...

Shame on teachers who instruct children not to tell their parents about anything! That's just wrong...and a little creepy, too.
Hey...I came by to visit because I had to tell you...I made the barbecued meatballs for dinner last night. All I can say is, "WOW!" It was a big hit. I have already typed it onto cardstock and laminated it...something I only bother doing for recipes I plan to make again and again!

Shana said...

Lol, that's good to hear. I have been making them for years and even my picky kids will eat tons of them. Another good tip is to use a cookie scoop to form the meatballs, and you can make them up really fast.

I agree, it is creepy that there are teachers that are telling kids not to tell their parents what is going on in class. This is not the first time I have seen it, and I doubt it will be the last. I'm sure it won't be long before teachers are asking our children to spy on us.