I have decided for several reasons to take back the responsibility from the government of educating my children. One reason, public schools have been on track for several years now to offer what I would consider parenting to our children, instilling values that are contradictory to our family’s beliefs.
Issues like sexual orientation, birth control, and sexual responsibility has recently become the responsibility of public schools to teach to our children. Do we really want a place of academia to provide lessons in morality to our children? The principles taught in many schools regarding this issue is completely opposite of the biblical teachings we provide to our daughters. Sexual Orientation, well as a Christian mother, I have taught my children that it is not biblical to engage in intercourse with the same sex. *Public schools in California has started curriculum in gay tolerance at the kindergarten level. This is not wide spread all over the country, but you can expect to see it happening soon. This was passed in California because lawmakers felt that gay children or children with gay parents have been victims of bullying. I do not advocate bullying and mistreatment of any kind. I know of several children that have gay parents and are not being bullied or mistreated by their peers. They are rather accepted. I question the truth in the states reason for adding gay tolerance curriculum. It sounds more like indoctrination to me.
“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin. – Leviticus 18:22
The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, [ Or kidnappers.] liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching - 1 Timothy 1:10
Birth control issues can be tricky. While I believe young people should be educated on the methods of birth control, this should be up to each family how they want to present the methods and guidelines. There are a lot of harmful birth controls that I wouldn’t want my daughters experimenting with. The dangers of a young woman using birth control too early or too long before she is ready to start a family could present infertility issues later in life. Also, the use of birth control can promote unhealthy sexual behavior such as promiscuity and premarital sex. This is very contrary to our Christian beliefs.
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. - 1 Corinthians 6:18
Sexual responsibility is more than just about preventing births and sexually transmitted diseases. It is about a lifetime commitment with your sexual partner, in the form of a heterosexual marriage. It is about being prepared to start a family. Schools typically do not teach what true sexual responsibility is. Our children are being taught it is ok to engage in sex as long as you “protect yourself”. This is not biblical.
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. – Hebrews 13:4
These are just a few of the many reasons why our family has decided to homeschool our children. We have taken back control over our children by educating them from a Christian World View. In the future I will be writing about more issues related to public school indoctrinations and anti-Christian teaching/values. I look forward to hearing your responses.
* To read more information about the new curriculum click here.