Dear American Family Association,
Thank you for this suggestion to pull our children out of public schools on April 15 because of the Gay and Lesbian "Day of Silence" propaganda. However, I don't believe you are going far enough or taking enough of a stand for righteousness.
Given that the public schools are the platform in this country for government indoctrination in homosexuality, immorality, moral relativism, secular humanism, new age mysticism, the lie of evolution and atheistic Darwinism, socialism, etc...why aren't you encouraging Christian parents to remove their children from public schools completely and altogether, once and for all? Why won't you stand up for righteousness, for truth, for the Christian family, for Christian morality, and advise and encourage your followers to do the same and to take the necessary steps to remove their children from government schools?
The evidence is clear and abundant: public schools are killing our children morally, spiritually, and intellectually. Read Dr. Bruce Shortt's book on the subject. Watch the IndoctriNation movie by Colin Gunn & Juaquin Fernandez. Look at the statistics of the SBC.
The facts are: we are losing 88% of our evangelical Christian kids to the world within two years of graduating from public school. The truth is that we are losing them a lot earlier than that, and the reason we're losing them and the place we're losing them, is in education, is in the public schools that are leading them astray. They are being indoctrinated in creeds that are anti-Christian and in behaviors that are immoral and destructive. The schools are converting our Christian kids into pagans, while most of the Christian kids in these schools are not converting the pagans into Christians.
Please, please stand up for our kids, stand up for the Christian family, stand up for Christian education, stand up for righteousness, stand up for God's absolute truth.
Sincerely standing with God's children and for their deliverance from government school indoctrination,
My letter above was in response to the following email that I received from Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association. I appreciate the work that AFA is doing in many areas, but I am very disappointed and saddened by the fact that they don't go far enough on this issue by not calling Christian parents to withdraw their children completely from such an ungodly and anti-Christian institution.
Email letter from the American Family Association begins here:
April 7, 2011 If your child's school allows 'Day of Silence' propaganda, keep your child at home April 15. Let your school officials know that if they are going to allow social and political action in class, your child will not be there.
The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), fast approaches. This year it will take place in most public schools on April 15. On this day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day-even during instructional time-to promote GLSEN's socio-political goals and its controversial, unproven, and destructive theories on the nature and morality of homosexuality.
Parents must actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes. Please join the national effort to restore to public education a proper understanding of the role of government-subsidized schools. You can help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child's school allows students to remain silent during instructional time on the Day of Silence.
Parents should no longer passively countenance the political usurpation of public school classrooms through student silence. If students will be permitted to remain silent, parents can express their opposition most effectively by calling their children out of school on the Day of Silence and sending letters of explanation to their administrators, their children's teachers, and all school board members. One reason this is effective is that most school districts lose money for each student absence.
School administrators err when they allow the classroom to be disrupted and politicized by granting students permission to remain silent throughout an entire day.
Visit this website for complete information on opposing the Day of Silence. TAKE ACTION
1. Call your local schools and ask whether they permit students or teachers to remain silent in the classroom on "Day of Silence." IMPORTANT: Do not ask any administrator, school board member, or teacher if the school sponsors, endorses, or supports DOS. Schools do not technically sponsor the Day of Silence. Technically, it is students, often students in the gay-straight alliance, who sponsor it. Many administrators will tell you that they do not sponsor the DOS when, in fact, they do permit students and sometimes even teachers to remain silent during instructional time. Also ask administrators whether they permit teachers to create lesson plans to accommodate student silence.
2. Find out what date the event is planned for your school. (The national date in 2011 is April 15, but some schools observe DOS on a different date).
3. Inform the school of your intention to keep your children home on that date and explain why. (A sample letter is available.)
For more information or questions, visit Day of Silence Walkout.
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