Reading, Writing and ? Homosexuality?

Posted: Feb 21, 2004 12:00 AM

Gone are the Norman Rockwell days of sending young Scooter off to school with his satchel slung over his shoulder, PBJ sandwich in his Superman lunch box and a wide-eyed expectancy of learning, the kind that makes individuals and nations great.

With regard to the safe and trusted haven that was the public school, the fat lady has officially sung.  Not only did Big Mama sing a while back, she?s been in the grave decomposing for a solid 40 years.  I hate to sound like a freaked out parent, but I AM A FREAKED OUT PARENT! -- and I?m seriously concerned about what is going on inside our public school systems, natoinwide. 

I send my daughters off to school Monday through Friday to become alpha females in reading, writing and arithmetic.  I want my kids to get a classic, quality education based on the historical and cultural tenets that have made us the greatest nation on the planet, and for them to get a stranglehold on the essential sciences.

We should also be able to expect their teachers not to undercut the moral authority that we parents have over our children, regarding right and wrong, particularly as it relates to sexual intercourse and homosexuality.

Public school teachers and administrators: if you mess with my kids? heads while
they?re in your classroom or at your school, respecting what I feel is not only wrong but also foul and offensive as well as spiritually, socially, mentally and physically unhealthy -- you?re going to meet with at least one angry Dad. 

And now I?m an officially ticked off father, as just the other day without warning and without notice both my daughters were exposed to ?It?s Okay to Be Gay? propaganda presented by high school students to their classmates, including my daughters, with the approval of their high school and middle school teachers.  

It?s bad enough my girls have to see and hear things from fellow students that single sailors on leave in Borneo don?t see and hear, but now they get an overt inoculation regarding homosexuality sanctioned by their teachers and paid for by MY tax dollars. 

Teachers and kids can?t talk about Jesus Christ, Moses or Biblical ethics -- at least not in a positive, plausible sense -- in the classroom.  But it?s just fine to talk about Timmy and Tommy, the Testicle Twins?  About Daddy?s male roommate?  About anal sex and oral sex between teenagers of the same sex?   What in the world is going on?

Parents, the innocence you work your butts off trying to provide your kids is being eroded, undermined or at the very least under-valued within the NEW public school systems.

The pro-gay propaganda and politically correct thought-control spawned by a few, a VERY FEW liberal deconstructionists ought to be radically and unendingly challenged by the 95-plus percent of Americans who think homosexuality is wrong.  Parents, teachers and students with beliefs fundamentally different from those of the homosexual proselytizers invading OUR public school system, should make a loud noise about our dissenting views.
We?re the majority and the last time I checked, the majority still rules in the USA. 

My ClashPoint is this: concerned parent, if -- IF -- your child is going to stay in public school, then it is your duty as a parent to know what is going on in his or her school, especially regarding such a serious issue as homosexuality.  Or any school, for that matter.  It?s this simple: you and I must be involved in our kids? educational process. 

It?s our job to meet their principals, teachers and counselors to tell them our beliefs and values; to view our kids? courses and curricula; to attend every sport, play or project our children participate in.  And we must teach them to listen carefully and to challenge constantly those things that reason, nature and history state are injurious.

The homosexual agenda is infecting and affecting our schools. Remember: they are OUR schools; we MUST protect and strengthen them.  There is much we can do, and we CAN succeed in stopping gay recruitment -- but we can?t do it by burying our heads in the sand.

Doug Giles? latest book, ?Ruling in Babylon?, is available via He pastors a church in Miami and hosts two award winning radio programs.  Visit the website.