With AB-329 as momentary California law, California's children become wards of the state, giving the state parental rights, as per the California Safe School Coalition:
"Do parents have a constitutional right to prevent their children from receiving education in public schools on subjects they disapprove? Almost never. Parents do not have veto power over the content of public school instruction ... If parents choose to place their children in public school, parental rights are generally outweighed by the state's interests in educating students... The right to notice and opt-out also does not apply to discussions of gender, sexual orientation, and family life outside the context of sex education.
Do parents have the right to notice about and to opt their children out of diversity education programs that include discussions of sexual orientation or other controversial topics? No. .... 'instruction or materials that discuss gender, sexual orientation, or family life and do not discuss human reproductive organs and their functions' is not subject to the parental notice and opt-out laws."
Under the guise of "gender and diversity curricula," Californian secularists have imposed "vice stalking in virtue's garb" upon kindergarteners through fifth graders. Such "study programs" are in reality designed to instill secular ideology in the young generation, to next recruit them as cultural warriors to engage the world.
"Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands." Solomon's first verse of Proverbs 14 might be taken as applying to the modern "education" models that the National Education Association and its state affiliates are forcing upon America's youth. Could "the highest ethical standards," as the NEA claims to adhere to, transform into video clips like the one here?
Ingraining begins at the earliest susceptible age:
While some may assume that elementary students are too young to discuss these issues [i.e., gender is not just male and female (binary)], experience from schools across the country say otherwise. In fact, in most cases younger students are much more flexible in their thinking and capacity for understanding a peer's assertion of their authentic gender.
For the last 50 years, secularism has been in a protracted state of frenzy and fury, which has marred and scarred the nation "founded for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith."
California parents are finally getting fed up. Murrieta School District representatives, for example, got recently a dressing-down by a father incensed by the intrusive inroad of California Legislature's AB-329 and SB-48. He rebuked:
"To impose laws that usurp the authority of parents of their children's lives, or to impose an ideology that is contrary to a family's core values through state mandated educational policies [is disgraceful]." It is parents' "fundamental right given by their Creator to determine who gets to speak into their children's lives and what the content will be; including notification to the parent or guardian of children leaving campus for any medical reason including the seeking of an abortion, transgender therapy, or any other medical service." (See his full "dressing down" in the video here.)
If America is to remain free, Christian pastors, churchgoers and spiritual leaders across the nation are left with no other choice than to move out from behind the four walls of the church building and enter the public square. The ekklesia, established by Jesus, must come to the forefront if America is to survive.
In regard to today's insidious contamination of public education, laying waste to the culture, Scripture presents in 2 Kings 5 the story of Naaman the leper and captain of the king's army of Syria. There is a lesson to learn here for contemporary public education. A.W. Pink writes:
Human nature was corrupted at its fountainhead and therefore all the streams issuing therefrom are polluted. Leprosy works insidiously and almost imperceptibly. It is a disease that is attended by little pain; only in its later stages, when its horrible effects reveal themselves, is it unmistakably manifest. And thus it is with that most awful of all maladies. Sin is subtle and sly, so that for the most part its subjects are quite unconscious of its workings.
Leprosy spreads with deadly rapidity. Though it begins with certain spots in the skin, which are small at first, they gradually increase in size; slowly but surely the whole body is affected. The corruption extends inwardly while it spreads outwardly, vitiating even the bones and marrow. Like a locust on the twig of a tree, it continues eating its way through the flesh, till nothing but the skeleton is left. This is what sin has done [to public education in America]; it has corrupted every part of [its] being, so that [public education] is totally depraved. No faculty, no member of [this] complex constitution has escaped defilement. Heart, mind, will, conscience—spirit and soul and body—are equally poisoned."
Stop, look and listen, Christian shepherds, how did America arrive at a place where pagan feral values are made conspicuous or noteworthy, and immoral conduct is exalted and idolized? And this all in concert, endorsed and bolstered by America's spiritual, intellectual, educational, economic and vocational cultural mountains of influence.
Again, the war in America is not between Democrats and Republicans. For, as is made explicit in Ephesians 6:12, "our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."
It is a spiritual battle, and what by now should be evident is that America is doomed, unless men and women of Issachar "conceive and orchestrate a plan"—God's plan—to free Christian children from public education.
Americans won the first revolution in 18th-century America, "whereby the United States secured its independence from England. The Revolutionary War was fought to preserve the colonial culture: its customs, mores, form of government."
America lost its second revolution—the cultural revolution of the 1960s—to a radical ideology fashioned to bring "radical change to the forms, structures, values and ethics of the status quo. Now the dawn of the New Age is long past, Aquarius is now at high noon." As a result, "America has witnessed and sanctioned the murder for hire of over 60 million babies. Living, personal beings ... pulled [out] and cut to pieces in the name of women's health and liberty."
We, of all people, are most to be pitied. Yet there is good news: Gideons and Rahabs are beginning to stand.
David Lane is the founder of American Renewal Project.
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