Friday, September 28, 2007

Repeating Mistakes of History - Authorities Acting Like Children & Treating Children As Authorities

In the Fox News story entitled "Democratic Candidates Say They're OK With Second-Grade Teacher Reading Gay Prince Fairy Tale", one candidate states the following:

"I don’t want to make that decision on behalf of my children,” he said. “I want my children to be able to make that decision on behalf of themselves, and I want them to be exposed to all the information, even in — did you say second grade? Second grade might be a little tough, but even in second grade to be exposed to all those possibilities, because I don’t want to impose my view. Nobody made me God.”

2 Questions:

1. When it comes to OTHER issues of morality such as honoring authority, killing, stealing, lieing, coveting, etc., should we not instruct our children there either? Why is it that when it comes to issues of sexuality, particularly homosexuality, there's a difference?

2. What kind of parents and legislators (regardless of their political party) are they who surrender judgment on issues of morality to children (even 2nd graders)? Are parents and governors not to lead, teach and provide for our children?

Isaiah 3 "See now, the Lord the Lord Almighty, is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah both supply and support...I will make BOYS their officials; MERE CHILDREN will govern them."

Deut 6:4-6 "Hear, O Israel: ... "These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. IMPRESS THEM ON YOUR CHILDREN. TALK ABOUT THEM when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

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