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Promiscuity or Promised?

 

The name Harvey Weinstein has become as familiar as Winnie the Pooh, but be assured the similarity stops there! He is called a sex addict and predator. He is not alone. We have also heard allegations of what is being called “inappropriate behavior” brought against Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Roy Moore, and a long list of others. People are asking “why?” Why is this happening?

If you really want an answer, make it easy on yourself. Go to Chapter Four of my book Who’s Got Dibs on Your Kids? I report there how our kids are introduced to all kinds of sexual immorality as early as preschool. While some sex education classes require abstinence be taught, it is often no more than, “We know the only way to absolutely prevent pregnancy is abstinence; we also know you are going to do it anyway, so here’s how.” Middle school not only teaches a variety of approaches to having sex, but often gives graphic how-to lessons, along with how to safely engage in high-risk sex.

I recommend you take the time right now to jump to the article “Franklin Graham Warns Parents Public Schools are Part of ‘Agenda to Pervert Minds of Children.’” I think you’ll be amazed if you aren’t already aware of how pervasive this kind of sex education material is.

In the article “Sex Ed Pervasive on Campus, K-12” by Bill Korach, he states:

There has been an explosion of graphic sex education classes in colleges and K-12 across America. The classes at all levels of education are both graphic and explicit. And they generally tend to promote sexual experimentation. Pubic school is where official “grooming” of children – preparing them to accept molestation when it happens – is becoming business as usual.

The term “promiscuity” has become old-fashioned—your kids most probably will not hear it in school. If you use thesaurus.com you will find only three synonyms: lewdness, looseness, and indiscrimination. Rather innocuous-sounding descriptions of that behavior. Of course, if you dig deeper by clicking on lewdness, you will find carnality, depravity, dirtiness, erotism, evilness, grossness, impurity, lustfulness, obscenity, smut, vulgarity, wickedness, unchasitity, and so on. You get the picture. Those words put promiscuity into a different frame to hang on your kids’ wall of most-unwanted character traits. Fortunately, many of the young women enticed by the sexual predators of cinema, music, art, and other professions recognize the trap and do an immediate about-face. Some are more naïve, and their lives may be changed forever. Some consent because the enticement of advancement of their careers takes precedence over any other consideration. And, as I am sure you have learned, the sexual predators do not limit themselves to females. Young boys and men are also part of the prey. God addresses this challenge in 1 John 2:15-16:

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.”

So how do you protect your daughter or son from falling into the trap of what God lumps into one commandment: Adultery? What is classed as “sexual impurity” falls into that category: Lust of the flesh and lust of the eyes, whether sexual acts, viewing porn, or dressing seductively are adultery. Advancing your career through adultery because of a hunger to be successful—pride of life—comes to the forefront in the commandments about coveting.

Start with making certain that your kids don’t think adultery refers only to married people. It includes every sexual impurity known, no matter what your age or marital status. But as long as marriage has entered the conversation, teach your kids that from birth their lives have been promised to the man or woman they will at some time in the future meet and marry. They should learn how very precious the union between them and their mate-to-be is. To be able to give oneself to husband or wife at marriage untouched, virtuous, and chaste, fulfills the life-long mindfulness of the idea of “promised.”

If this post sounds too “preachy,” remember the question asked in the first paragraph: Why? Before your kids fall into the trap society and culture set out for them, tell them why this is all happening and then give them good, solid, doable ways to turn their back on it. If your kids go to public school start there with their sex education classes. Make sure there are advance notices of what will be taught, fight for an opt-in form, but if you can’t get that insist on receiving an opt-out form. Let me know what kind of sex education is presented to your kids in your schools.

 

Is Your Cross A Gang Symbol?

What would you think if your son or daughter left for school in the morning visibly wearing a cross, the symbol of Christ our Savior, and came home with it in a pocket? What would you do when you found out a math teacher made that happen?

Cross Pendant

That scenario actually played out at Riverview High School in Hillsborough County, Florida. Lora Jane Riedas, the math teacher referred to, is an open homosexual, and she promotes the LGBT agenda during the school day. Her reason for demanding at least three of her students remove their cross necklaces was that they were “gang symbols.” Here is a photo of one of the crosses (Liberty Counsel Exhibit A – Banned Cross Necklace Pendant)—it is less than one inch long. Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to the Hillsborough County Public Schools about the matter.

Riedas also put LGBT rainbow stickers on all the students’ class notebooks. When some of the students pulled the stickers off, she cited them for “misbehavior.”

The math teacher promotes the GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) “Day of Silence,” which occurred this year on April 21. The GLSEN Guide, according to Liberty Counsel, “encourages teachers to require students ages K-12 to engage in numerous forms of coercive, group political activism, disregarding the parents’ desires or the students’ religious beliefs. Students can either ‘go along to get along,’ or risk being ‘outed’ as disagreeing with the teacher and GLSEN’s radical LGBT viewpoint. Some of the GLSEN coercion includes allowing students ‘supportive’ of ‘Day of Silence’ to refrain from verbal participation in classroom instruction, while those who do not participate in ‘Day of Silence’ must prepare to answer class questions. GLSEN encourages teachers to ‘print out’ LGBT propaganda and ‘have students read and silently write about what they learned.’”

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver, in a letter to the Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, stated:

It is the policy of the Board that students, staff members, and District facilities not be used for promoting the interests of any nonschool agency or organization, public or private, without the approval of the Superintendent.” (Emphasis added). See Policy 9700 – Relationships with Special Interest Groups. GLSEN is clearly a nonschool agency, and Ms. Riedas is promoting its interests in her official capacity, and within her classroom.
In addition, Policy 3231 – Outside Activities of Instructional Staff,7 states that “Instructional staff members”
A. may not dedicate work time to an outside interest, activity, or
association.
B. may not use school property or school time to solicit . . . for private
enterprises.
D.[sic] may not campaign on school property during working hours on behalf
of any political issue . . .
E. should refrain from expressions that disrupt the efficient operation of
the school and/or interfere with the maintenance of discipline by school
officials. (Emphasis added).

You can read the entire Liberty Counsel letter regarding the teacher banning cross necklaces and engaging in classroom political activism.

Does your school participates in the “Day of Silence?” What is your opinion on that activity? Do you personally know of the banning of any religious clothing or jewelry by schools? Let us hear from you.