Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Never too Young to Share the Gospel

According to this article, a first grader was told that she was “not allowed to talk about the Bible in school.”
Why not?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Allowing the person (whether male, female, child, or adult) to share their views about a topic (just as everyone else apparently was) is not Congress or the School (or whatever Institution) establishing, choosing, or soliciting a particular religion over another (including non-religion). Well, actually the School was choosing to sensor religion.
The idea "to protect the other students from being offended" as a good defense is both shallow and defensive in itself. Was not she offended that she could not share her topic? What of the children who are taught by their parents there is no Santa Claus,or those who may not celebrate Christmas (or the Holidays) because of religious (or other) reasons? Should we not give any topics regarding Christmas as a way not to offend any? Why dismiss only Christian themes?
Tolerance, Equality? I think not!
We must be willing to teach our children (by word and action) to stand their ground when it comes to important things in life, no matter the cost. Today - not some distant future - is when Christianity, morality, and what is right needs to be understood, observed, and defended by our children (the next generations).
Tell your children you are proud - very proud - when they stand for truth and that which is right! They need your encouragement daily!

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