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WHITE PINE, Tenn., Aug. 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- Are public schools stealing our children's innocence or are parents willingly surrendering it? While some parents maintain that their local school is different, the evidence is overwhelmingly clear, the public schools are no place for Christian children.
Recently a Los Angeles pastor, Brian Lewis, filed a lawsuit against his local school district after seeing behavior changes in his daughter following her classroom viewing of Donny Darko, an R-rated movie, without parental consent and allegedly being required to read, Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A., a memoir by former gang member Luis Rodriguez which contains hard-core descriptions of drug use, violence, and sex. The school district's insurance company offered to settle his complaint out of court, but Mr. Lewis declined. In fact, he wants other parents whose children were exposed to those materials without their approval to get involved and make it a class-action suit.
Pastor Lewis and his wife realize now that they cannot trust the local school district's judgment and claim that the district has stolen his daughter's innocence, but Gena Suarez, Publisher of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, says on her blog, www.HomeschoolBlogger.com/TOSPublisher, that Christian parents shouldn't be surprised. She says, “The red flags are everywhere, the warning bell has sounded multiple times, especially to the church. Pastors, of all people, should know that the public school system is no place for Christian kids. They should be warning their flocks, not acting as a bad example by depositing their own children into such an anti-God system.”
In his book, Millstones & Stumbling Blocks, Bradley Heath concurs. He says, “Christian parents and evangelical churches share the greatest culpability for their incredible naivety in expecting good fruit from bad trees. 'You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.' (Matthew 7:16-17) Not surprisingly, the rocky, barren, nutrient-deficient soil of public schooling yields tares and thistles; Christians should know better than to try growing wheat there."
So with this knowledge, are the schools stealing our children's innocence or are the parents willingly handing it over when they enroll their children? Pastors, keep your children home where they belong and support your members’ decisions to do the same.