California’s proposed textbooks would advance homosexual teaching in public schools

Here we go again! Parents when are you going to stand up, and say enough? Why is it that righteousness is always under attack in our country?  Does anyone think it is necessary to subject children to this propaganda, and that is what it is? 

This is not just a lifestyle as we are being told. It is now, and always has been sin. God is not pleased with man with man, or woman with woman. (Rom. 1: 18-32) Those who practice, and encourage it can expect eternal punishment, according to the scriptures. (I Cor. 6:9, 10) . Our government is justifying it by passing many supporting laws. Now our school systems are being encouraged to teach very young children things that should never be part of any text . Shades of Sodom and Gormorrah!                                                     

California’s school children, as young as kindergarten, would be required to learn about the contributions of gays, lesbians and the transgendered to American society as part of a bill pending before the state Senate.

“It’s an attack on our family and morals of our nation and so many children are falling for it,” said Orlean Koehle, a substitute teacher at Santa Rosa School District, north of San Francisco.

Koehl, the state president of the Eagle Forum of California, has closely monitored curriculum content in public schools after making national headlines several years ago by challenging a pro-gay assembly at one of the schools in her district.

“They had kept this assembly hush-hush and so none of the parents knew what was going on,” Koehle said.

In that instance, parents eventually prevailed in getting Santa Rosa officials to enact a policy that maintained parental rights over controversial content, the substitute teacher said. Now, Koehle and thousands of other pro-family advocates statewide are concerned that local policy such as that created by Santa Rosa, will be squelched with the passage of SB 1437, which some have warned will turn schools into sexual indoctrination centers.

“Everything is going to go up in the air,” Koehle said. “Everything we’ve worked so hard for could go away.”

Cathy Gibson, the San Diego area director for Concerned Women for America, agreed.

“This is really waking people up,” said

The law, said opponents, would also create a biased approached to homosexuality by prohibiting any textbooks, instructional materials or teaching content that would “adversely affect persons because of their gender—either real or perceived—or sexual orientation,” Ron Prentice, executive director of California Family Council, told CitizenLink.

Published in: on September 1, 2009 at 12:57 AM  Comments Off on California’s proposed textbooks would advance homosexual teaching in public schools  

Beer with Obama

Yesterday the president of these United States sit down with three other men for a beer and conversation. Although it was more of a political stunt, with hidden results (what was said was kept from the news media and public) there are some bible lessons we can learn from this.

The President and other leaders should set a good example. Oh yes, I know many will laugh at this and say there is nothing wrong with people having a beer together. The President may drink alchol on other occasions. It seems I have heard him make the comment about “having a beer together” before. He also claims to be a christian, and quotes the bible at times. Possibly he has not read, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise (Prov. 20:1) or “Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean,(Judges 13:4) or “It is not for kings, O Lemuel – not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to crave beer (Prov. 31:4), and many other scriptures that discourage the use of strong drink, which includes any fermented drink.

The power of an example is important. It may be that President Obama did not give any consideration to his example to others. There are many kinds of beverages that would have served the purpose in this meeting. Why was beer the selection? Why did alchol have to be included? It appears that our president approves of drinking alcholic beverages, with little thought of the effect on others, especially children. The news media gave the event wide coverage, with much discussion of the preferred brands of beer. How many younger people saw or heard this? Beer manufactures are critized for advertising on sports events because of the influence children. The same is true for tobbaco products. It appears to be two faced when our president uses both.

“Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. Edmund Burke

Published in: on July 31, 2009 at 12:37 PM  Comments (2)  

The following article appears in the BBC.

Knowledge of Bible ‘in decline’

 

Knowledge of the Bible is declining among people in the UK, according to academics from Durham University.

The National Biblical Literacy Survey found that young people believe the Bible is old-fashioned and for people like EastEnders’ character Dot Cotton.

More than 900 people from faith and non-faith backgrounds were surveyed, with fewer than one in 20 able to name all of the Ten Commandments.

But the study showed many still turn to the Bible at times of emotional stress.

The researchers said their findings showed the Church and politicians could no longer make assumptions about people’s knowledge of the Bible, which in under 45s is in decline.

No assumptions

The study revealed that 62% of respondents did not know the parable of the Prodigal Son and 60% could not name anything about the story of the Good Samaritan.

One respondent said David and Goliath was the name of a ship, while another thought Daniel – who survived being thrown into the lions’ den – was the Lion King.

The study was funded by a consortium of national churches, charitable trusts and Bible agencies.

Younger interviewees told researchers that the Bible was “old-fashioned”, “irrelevant” and “for Dot Cottons” – in reference to the churchgoing character in the BBC One soap.

The Rev Brian Brown, a Methodist minister and visiting fellow in media and communication at St John’s College, Durham University, said: “The Church and political leaders should take serious note of the findings and recognise that we cannot make the assumptions we used to make about the Bible and its place in contemporary people’s lives and culture.”

But he added: “Many respondents said they still turn to the Bible for support and guidance at key moments.”

None of the above suprises me. The “old fashioned” part seems quite common among men. I agree with that assessment as that is exactly what the bible is suppose to be. Man changes often, but God’s word does not change, or pass away (Lk. 21:31,33). If we want to make changes so the bible will be more acceptable to “our time” God will not be pleased (John 8:31;Mt. 7:21-23) As for man’s ignorance of the bible, that is the problem that causes all other problems. 

Published in: on July 16, 2009 at 11:49 PM  Comments Off on  

“Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house” (Proverbs 17:13).

Evil and good are direct opposites. Those who think they can be a little of both will find an impossible task. Many think that God will overlook what they consider lesser forms of evil, but He hates evil in any form. That is why Paul admonished the Thessalonicians to “abstain from from every form of evil” ( I Thess. 5:22).

Published in: on July 15, 2009 at 1:04 AM  Comments Off on  

When does a vote count

When does your vote not count? Apparently it is if you vote against the efforts of some to redefine marriage. The Patriot Post reports the following on this subject: Former Bush administration Solicitor General Theodore Olson and attorney David Boies have filed suit in the California District Court to overturn Proposition 8, which was passed by voters last year and amends the state’s constitution to say that marriage is only between one man and one woman. Opponents recently lost a battle in the Supreme Court of California, which said that Prop. 8 was a valid amendment to the state’s constitution, but Olson alleges that it violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “Creating a second class of citizens is discrimination plain and simple,” said Olson, a member of the conservative Federalist Society. “The Constitution of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Abraham Lincoln does not permit it. Proposition 8 denies people fundamental constitutional rights.”

It’s hard to believe that Jefferson, Madison or Lincoln would have seen it as Olson claims. Until this decade, marriage has been defined as being between one man and one woman. Keeping that definition doesn’t deny anyone any rights — no one is prohibited from marrying. But choosing a partner outside the confines of marriage and still calling it marriage is an abuse of the language and the institution itself. Yet by clamoring about the “right” to marry someone of the same sex, proponents of the new definition are slowly winning the battle.

Published in: on June 29, 2009 at 11:14 PM  Comments Off on When does a vote count