Raising Politically Incorrect Christians - Part 1
- Friday, March 09, 2007
Just how difficult will it be for our Christian, conservative homeschool graduates as they go out into the politically correct world? It is a troubling question with potentially dire consequences for our children. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we'll discuss important topics such as: How serious is the situation for today's Christian youth? How can Christians respond? What tactics are employed by the left? How are Christians seen, and how can we change that view? How can we be an effective witness for Christ when there isn't a "one size fits all" solution? And finally, how we can prepare our children to be effective communicators for Jesus Christ?
"For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake." -Titus 1:10-11
Let's start out by getting a clear view of the situation. What exactly will our Christian young people be facing when they finish their homeschool education?
Although the latest polls show that the majority of people in the United States consider themselves Christian, there is a strong movement to secularize and remove the Lord from our society. It has been on the agenda for a lifetime, and, make no mistake--it is gaining ground! Why? Because Christians have been essentially silent on the issue! How so? For some, it is because they are afraid of being thought of as Bible-thumping, intolerant zealots. For others, it is because they are not sure how to speak up for what they believe is right.
The ACLU and small, yet powerful, atheist groups have succeeded in brainwashing the public into believing that evolution is a proven fact, that Separation of Church and State was written into the Constitution, and that people of faith are silly, intolerant people who are looking to beat others over the head with the Bible. The mainstream media has an underlying agenda that has helped the secular cause by exploiting a powerful communication technique. They have learned that if you yell something loud enough, long enough, and you get enough people to yell along with you, what you say will eventually be viewed as fact.
Many of us have chosen to homeschool our children because of the secular influence of the public schools. You have probably heard the stories of the high school valedictorians who were reprimanded for speaking Jesus' name. You are likely aware of the reports of students receiving lesser or failing grades for writing assignments from a Christian perspective. And you have, no doubt, been made aware of the rewriting of history books and the teaching of other religions in the classroom while remaining stunningly silent or negative regarding the Christian faith.
"Train up a child in the way he should g and when he is old, he will not depart from it." -Proverbs 22:6
So here you are, about to graduate your son or daughter in the next year (or three or ten), and send them off to . . . where? If your child chooses what's behind door number one, here's what they win: A four-year indoctrination into the secular world with new and improved peer pressure to adapt to and adopt secular ways.
According to the article College Faculties: A Most Liberal Lot, Study Finds, written by a Washington Post Staff Writer:
- A March, 2005, study of the Forum, an online political science journal, found that "By their own description 72% of those teaching at American Universities and colleges are liberal."
- "The disparity is even more pronounced at the most elite schools where, according to the study, 87% of faculty are liberal."
- "The professors and instructors surveyed are strongly or somewhat in favor of abortion rights (84%)" and believe that "homosexuality is acceptable (67%)."
Conservative media reports countless examples of liberal college professors who no longer leave their political views at the classroom door, preferring blatantly crafted assignments that presuppose a liberal bias and negative view of God and Country.
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