Two news stories from last week provide evidence of the assault on Christianity and the anti-Christian indoctrination taking place in America’s public schools.
First, the Duncan Public School district in Oklahoma has committed itself to a total prohibition of Bible distribution to students, after an atheist organization called the “American Humanist Association” threatened them with legal action for what it called “unconstitutional Bible distribution.” They made the threat after learning that a teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary was handing out free Gideon Bibles.
According to the third-grade teacher, Erica Mackey, she offered copies of the New Testament to anyone who wanted one. Ane while nearly all of the students accepted the offer, the AHA contends that one child felt “peer-pressured and coerced” to follow his classmates and take one.
After receiving the threat via email, lawyers for the
administrators cowards at the school district responded by sending a letter to the AHA assuring the anti-Christian radicals that the practice would stop.
There are those who feel that the Woodrow Wilson Elementary teacher did nothing wrong—including parents and local residents—but that really isn’t the issue. For the intolerant who demand tolerance, this situation and others like it have nothing to do with the non-existent separation of church and state; instead it has everything to do with the fact that this is the book used by Christians. It’s Christianity, not Bibles, that groups such as the AHA want to see eliminated.
The second story comes to us from Union Grove, WI. In a 10th grade World History class, students were given a writing assignment instructing students to pretend they are Muslim. In an email, teacher Beth Urban asked her students for a five-paragraph essay. It reads as follows:
Pretend you are:
- Muslim male/female in U.S.
- Give 3 examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face
- Again, 5 paragraphs (intro, 3 body paragraphs, closing)
**Keep in mind we’ve been doing work and watching documentaries that have the facts needed to write the essay
Efforts by the media to obtain more information on the assignment, specifically if there were similar assignments based on other religions or just Islam, along with what documentaries were watched to prepare for the essay, went unanswered.
Gee, I wonder why.
Interestingly, this same high school was involved in another controversial lesson two years ago when students were given a crossword puzzle that defined conservatism as “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms…”
Regardless of your feelings on the church/state issue, one thing is crystal clear: From the gay mafia stories we are seeing on a nearly daily basis, to groups like the AHA and the ACLU, war has been declared on Christians and the Christian faith.
And the battlefield is our public schools.