Rebecca Hagelin

You’ve shopped the sales and tax-free holidays, met your child’s teacher, and mapped out your “school schedule.” It’s back to school time, the buses are rolling, and everything seems familiar.

But is it really?

As the new school year begins, our children will be immersed in a very different school climate from a year ago—one that’s light years away from our own school years.

What’s changed? More than the technology of ever-faster computers, millions of Apps, and smartphones in every child’s pocket, the social and moral climate within our schools has turned an ugly corner, and poses sharp new challenges for children who are religious believers.

Emboldened by the Supreme Court’s decisions allowing marriage benefits for homosexuals, the left is stepping up its assault on anything and everything that recognizes traditional marriage or honors the natural distinction between males and females.

Our public schools are a prime battleground; our children are in harm’s way. It’s up to us to make sure that our children do not become the “collateral damage” from the left’s relentless strikes against marriage and heterosexuality.

Let me give you some examples of how the anti-God, anti-marriage activists will be taking their message to schools this fall.

We all agree that bullying and cruelty—towards any child, not just those who experience same-sex attraction—is deeply wrong and must not be tolerated within a school community. But in many of today’s public schools, you can expect that righteous indignation over bullying will be turning into campaigns to stomp out “hetero-normativity”—the presumption that “heterosexuality is the expected norm and that somehow LGBTQ teens are ‘abnormal.’” ‘Heterosexism,’ after all, has been described by the American Academy of Pediatrics as more “insidious and damaging” than plain ole’ homophobia.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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