I think you should read this article and weep. Somehow we think such things only go on in California. Whether parents in our immediate communities want to come to grips with it or not, children in the public system are immersed in a school culture devoid of godliness when it comes to sexuality. There is no appropriate correction in the system guiding students away from immorality, gender confusion, or unnatural behaviors.
I am sure the problem of STDs is addressed, but it is done so in a moral vacuum. Again I appeal to the Christian community (including Pastors, elders, and other spiritual leaders) to take the steps necessary to separate your children from a godless system where appropriate training in moral virtue simply does not exist.
Concerning this subject, here is what you can create for your children by way of homeschooling or the private, Christian school:
- Class rooms with teachers required to maintain appropriate examples before the student body avoiding fornication, adultery, and any form of unnatural sexual behavior.
- An educational setting where parents remain in strict control of the content of any specialized curriculum dealing with sexual behavior
- Daily Bible instruction to instruct, guide, and correct students. The authoritative source on sexuality is God's Word and just normal interaction with the ten commandments and the rest of the Bible serves sufficiently to prepare students to avoid sin and pursue godly behavior.
- A school culture that supports the God given gender identities of male and female. While some students may well struggle with various temptations, the school culture aims at clear moral guidance and loving support as needed to overcome misguided thinking and ungodliness.
A lot more could be said, but the question remains: in the current climate with the culture of the public system spiraling ever downward, will you leave your children at risk?
The Scripture says, "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep." Indeed, while we delay generations of young people from our own Christian homes are assimilating the ungodly culture around them.
When I write articles like this I am guilty of an assumption. I am assuming other Christians share these priorities with me:
First priority: win my children to Christ
Next: train them in a thorough knowledge of the Christian faith ( a 13 year project minimum)
Next: prepare them to participate in the cause of Christ
Next: establish the pursuit of Christ first in one's private life (CAREERS ARE SECOND. PERIOD)
Next: prepare them to pursue a godly home and marriage as the Holy Spirit may lead
Next: prepare them to honor Christ in faithful stewardship
Next: pursue the career the Holy Spirit inevitably opens to a young person as they seek first the kingdom of God.
Well, maybe this philosophy will come to dominate the Christian community again one day. Perhaps the time will come when Christians once again are just plain "Christian enough" concerning education to say good-bye to the world.