Monday, March 24, 2008

California Alert!

If it happens in California, in time, it will come to your state! California has a new law signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, SB 777. It is called the California Student Civil Rights Act that requires nondiscrimination against sexual orientation. This means there can be no unfavorable teaching about homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity and any and every other form of sexual expression, according to columnist Cal Thomas in the March 10, 2008 edition of The Washington Times.

A California pastor, Ron Gleason notes that the words "mommy" and "daddy" will no longer be allowed in the schools. Kids will be taught that right is only what is "right for them." He adds, "This is an indoctrination of children as young as pre-kindergarten to accept as normal and morally acceptable homosexuality and other sexually deviant lifestyles." This will completely reverse 2,000 years of Christian moral teaching on human sexuality, family, and marriage.

Gleason adds, "If you're going to send your kids to Caesar, you're going to get Romans back." He notes that he has found it difficult to start a fire under conservative Christians because apathy is like wet underbrush. The government schools want to shape a child's mind in ways that reflect a mostly liberal, humanistic worldview. "Traditional values" are gone! This all has wide implications for a child's understanding of economics, foreign policy, American history, and purpose of government. It is creating a socialistic, atheistic, and anti-Christian nation.

In my opinion, there is no turning back. We are already into the apostasy. Judgment is on the way! Thomas closes his commentary with this excellent observation:

The tragedy is that too many conservative Christian, Republican parents who want their children to have a different worldview —- their own - —willing [are] participating in the destruction of their children's minds by turning them over to a way of thinking that is antithetical to their beliefs. Parents who worship at conservative churches on Sunday willingly send their children to schools five days a week where what they are taught undermines what they learned in church and at home. They would never think of taking their kids to a church that teaches doctrines opposed to their beliefs, but they don't give a second thought to doing the same thing by sending them to government schools. It makes no sense.

One problem with what Thomas says is that more and more Evangelical churches are capitulating and going quiet in regard to the sins of the culture. The pastors have gotten large doses of secular psychology in their colleges and are infecting their own sheep with the lies of "self-esteem" and entitlement. And too, many are into The Emerging Church philosophy that is a mixture of mysticism, Replacement Theology, Progressive Dispensationalism, warmed over liberalism, and of course, secular psychology. Again, in my opinion, there is no turning back.

Dr. Mal Couch