Why is this happening today?

     Barb Frank of Thriving in the 21st Century (formerly the Imperfect Homeschooler) recently provided a link to a tragic story.

     According to WTSP.com, the website of Channel 10 News, “Tampa Bay’s Leader” (A Gannett Company), Pasco County, FL,  authorities said that one student set a special education student on fire at Gulf Middle School in New Port Richey.

     The New Port Richey police said that the incident happened in a boy’s bathroom. The police report states one student “took a can of Old Spice body spray and lit the spray stream on fire.” He then “directed the fire stream at fellow student.” The victim’s pants briefly caught on fire and the hair on his arm was singed.

     The school’s resource officer tells 10 News the victim was very scared and upset after the incident. Also, it doesn’t appear the two students involved had an ongoing issue. In fact, the student who lit the flames has a clear disciplinary record at the school. The SRO doesn’t believe it was a targeted attack, but more for “entertainment.”

     The student was charged with aggravated battery. He is only 11 years old. It will be up to the State Attorney’s Office to decide what happens next. It’s also unclear right now what disciplinary action the student faces in school.

     I am going to express an opinion.  This kind of thing simply did not happen back when I was in elementary school, some fifty years ago.  IT DID NOT!  So, why is it happening today?  The fact is that fifty years ago our society generally and even the schools were governed by Judaeo-Christian principles from the Bible.

     However, today, under the stupidly mistaken notion of “separation of church and state” (which should only mean that the state must not have control over the church), any recognition of Judaeo-Christian principles from the Bible must be completely eliminated from public schools.  We are told that we are a “multicultural, plural society” and we cannot force our “values” on others.

     Furthermore, some fifty years of teaching evolution as fact in public schools, convincing generations of  students that we are nothing more than descendents of amoral animals, has obviously had its effect on people’s thinking as well.  All the more reason why Bible believing parents should keep their kids as far away from public schools as possible.  Educate them at home in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  You’ll be glad you did!

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Planned Parenthood wants YOUR children

     I may be preaching to the choir here, but if one parent with kids in public schools reads this blog and does something good as a result, I will be gratified.

     The fact is the Planned Parenthood wants YOUR children.  If you have kids in public schools, the article below tells you what you can expect–so you had better be ready for it.  So far as I know, the ONLY way you can avoid it is to take your kids out of public schools and homeschool them.

Shocking Video: Planned Parenthood Targets Kids With Sex
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 2/14/12 12:52 PM

     A new video expose and report from a pro-life group shows how the Planned Parenthood abortion business exposes children to sexual material in order to seed a generation of sex addicts who will become future customers for the abortion giant.
     The new American Life League report exposes Planned Parenthood’s sex programs using graphic imagery from Planned Parenthood’s own websites, materials, and events.

     As Planned Parenthood kicks off National Condom Week tomorrow, it will also be actively engaged in selling underage sex to children, as young as those in grade school, with graphic videos and books, ALL says. The new disturbing video it compiled shows Planned Parenthood’s sexualization materials that are presented to school-age children across the country.

     “Any parent that sees the video of Planned Parenthood’s material for school children will be horrified,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president of the American Life League. “Planned Parenthood’s business model is aimed at making money from people who are engaged in sexual activity. The earlier Planned Parenthood can get girls having sex, the more money they make. Many of these children will become the women who will have abortions, which made up 51% of Planned Parenthood’s clinic revenue in 2010.”

     The video, Hooking Kids on Sex, exposes a book used by Planned Parenthood’s sex educators for 10-year-olds with graphic images about how to masturbate, put on a condom and have sexual intercourse.

     “If a dirty old man showed this book to kids in a park, he’d be arrested,” continued Sedlak. “Why does Planned Parenthood, a taxpayer-funded organization, get to distribute these books to our children and get more government money?”

     The video also exposes Planned Parenthood’s S.T.A.R.S (Seriously Talking About Responsible Sex) program, which required teens to go see Capital Pride, a parade of scantily clad drag queens, gay couples kissing and men in thongs dancing on stage.

     “Planned Parenthood wants kids to choose them for their sexual education over their own parents,” said Sedlak. “They want to be the trusted friend and advocate for kids of all ages. They know that a conversation about sex with a stranger or browsing a Planned Parenthood website about teen sex is easier than talking with their parents. The abortion giant has no problem using tax dollars to exploit that fear and make money off those kids.”

     Nina Rhea, Director of Pro-Life Action of Oregon, also commented on the new report.

     “The non-science, pornographic content of these school sex ed programs are abusive.  Planned Parenthood’s websites are saturated with dangerous sex games erroneously labeled ‘education’ and ‘safe sex.’  This is not education but indoctrination into casual underage sex. There is no such thing as ‘safe sex,’” she said. “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most reliable ways to avoid sexually transmitted disease is either abstaining from sex, or to be in a long-term monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. However, many infected persons may be unaware of their infections because STD’s are often asymptomatic.”

     “Planned Parenthood’s ideology is drawn from their dangerous assessment of innocent children:  ‘We are all sexual, from birth to death.’  These irresponsible programs are enablers for child predators who boldly prowl schools, shopping malls, and neighborhoods, who kidnap and then sexually abuse children,” she continued.

     http://www.lifenews.com/2012/02/14/shocking-video-planned-parenthood-targets-kids-with-sex/

Biblical Homeschooling newsletter

     BIBLICAL HOMESCHOOLING is a free. monthly e-mail newsletter of general interest, encouragement, and information for homeschooling Christians.  Here is the table of contents from the upcoming Feb., 2012, issue:

1. PUBLIC EDUCATION: PROGRESSIVE INDOCTRINATION CAMPS

By Chuck Norris

2. US PUBLIC SCHOOLS: PROGRESSIVE INDOCTRINATION CAMPS (PART 2)

By Chuck Norris (3/15/2011)

3. EXPLORING THE ULTIMATE URBAN LEGEND: HOMESCHOOLED TEENS

by Diane Flynn Keith, Editor of http://www.Homefires.com, the Journal of Homeschooling Online

4. PUBLIC EDUCATION IS GOING DOWN

by Gary North (January 6, 2011)

5. OUTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

By Jennie Q. Colabella

6.  MY LIFE AS A DAUGHTER OF CHRISTIAN PATRIARCHY

By Libby Anne (Sept. 3, 2011)

7. THE NEEDS OF THE ONE CANNOT DEFINE THE NEEDS OF THE MANY

From The Homeschool Apologist (Wednesday, September 21, 2011)

8. DOES SEX ED UNDERMINE PARENTAL RIGHTS?

New York City Will Mandate Sex Education

by Robert P. George and Melissa Moschella (October 18, 2011)

9. ABSTINENCE PROGRAMS CREDITED WITH REDUCING TEEN BIRTHS

by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com (11/18/11)

10. IS ABSTINENCE EDUCATION WORKING?

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow (11/21/2011)

11. “RAINBOW DAY” BIAS

By Becky Yeh, OneNewsNow California correspondent (11/21/2011)

12. HOMESCHOOLING, A GROWING TREND IN EAST TEXAS

By Jennifer Heathcock, CBS19.tv (Nov 17, 2011)

13. THE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT ACT

from the Homeschool Apologist (Wednesday, November 30, 2011)

14. DO YOU SHOUT JOYFULLY?

by Wayne S. Walker

15. THE STORY OF ESTHER (Esther chs. 1-10)

By Wayne S. Walker

16. SEX EDUCATION AND THE ASSAULT ON CHILDREN’S INNOCENCE (Part 1)

By Michael Brown

17. SEX-ED CLASSES AND THE RAPE OF OUR CHILDREN’S INNOCENCE (Part 2)

By Michael Brown

18. “LET ME IN OR I’LL HUFF AND I’LL PUFF AND…I’LL TAKE YOUR KIDS!”

By James R. Mason, Senior Counsel at HSLDA

     If you are interested, you may subscribe by sending a blank e-mail to biblicalhomeschooling-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and then following the instructions that will be sent, or by signing up on the web at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biblicalhomeschooling/ .

Monthly Meditation: Hating Evil

     Here is the Monthly Meditation from the January, 2012, issue of Biblical Homeschooling, a free, monthly e-mail newsletter  of general interest, encouragement, and informtion for homeschooling Christians.  Anyone may subscribe by sending a blank e-mail to biblicalhomeschooling-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and then following the instructions that will be sent, or by signing up on the web at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biblicalhomeschooling/ .

Monthly Meditation

13. HATING EVIL

by Wayne S. Walker

     “You who love the LORD, hate evil!  He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 97:10).  Christianity is a religion of love because the God whom we worship is a God of love.   God loves us, and we are to love Him with all our hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves.  However, many people think that Christianity is nothing but “just love everybody” and that’s it, most likely because they view God as a doting old grandfather type who accepts all people just as they are.  This is not a Biblical picture.

     Yes, God loves everyone, but there are some things that God hates too.  “These six things the LORD hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren” (Proverbs 6:16-19).  God loves people, but He hates many of the things that they do and thus does not approve of them nor accept them into His fellowship.

     Those who are really following God will hate the things that God hates.  “Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way” (Psalm 119:104).  In fact, love cannot truly exist in the absence of its opposite, because if we genuinely love something or someone, we must hate anything and everything that is in opposition to that which we love.  The old adage is certainly true, “love the sinner but hate the sin”–even the garments defiled by the flesh (Jude v. 23).  As homeschooling parents who are trying to bring our children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, we must teach them to love the Lord AND to hate evil.

Home School Book Review

     If you like to read and/or you want your children to read good books, check out Home School Book Review, a weblog devoted to reviewing books of all kinds, but primarily literature for children and teens, from a Biblical worldview.  The URL is:

http://homeschoolblogger.com/homeschoolbookreview/ .

     There are now well over 2,000 books reviewed.  Using the search feature, you can see if a specific book has been reviewed ot find books by your favorite author.  You can also check out what books reviewed fall into various subjects using the category list.

     Some of the books that were reviewed this past month include the following:

Jan 30th, 2012: Miss Spider’s New Car
Jan 28th, 2012: Cat Stories by James Herriot
Jan 27th, 2012: Unleashing the Power of Parental Love: Four Steps to Raising Joyful and Self-Confident Kids
Jan 26th, 2012: Diary of My Days in Kenya: A Naturalist’s Observations of a Lioness and Her Adopted Baby Oryx
Jan 25th, 2012: History and Geography of the Bible Story Study Guide
Jan 24th, 2012: Streams of Civilization, Volume One: Earliest Times to the Discovery of the New World
Jan 23rd, 2012: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Opponent of the Nazi Regime
Jan 22nd, 2012: Winona’s Web: A Novel of Discovery

Jan 20th, 2012: Baker’s Bible Atlas
Jan 19th, 2012: Bible Handbook: An Abbreviated Bible Commentary, New Revised Edition by Henry Halley
Jan 18th, 2012: Smarty Pig
Jan 17th, 2012: Wolf Stalker: A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park
Jan 15th, 2012: The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
Jan 14th, 2012: Lost on a Mountain in Maine
Jan 13th, 2012: The Wrenolds: Grandma’s Birthday Surprise
Jan 12th, 2012: Talee and the Fallen Object
Jan 11th, 2012: Labyrinth’s Door–Anyia: ‘Dream of a Warrior’
Jan 10th, 2012: “Good Table Manners Made Easy: Quick Tips for All Ages”
Jan 9th, 2012: The Little Colonel
Jan 8th, 2012: Just David
Jan 7th, 2012: The Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart

Jan 4th, 2012: Crow

     New books are added nearly every day.  Our pick for “book of the month” is:

Lost on a Mountain in Maine

Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler.

Lincoln School Museum, Martinsville, IL

     The Lincoln School Museum is a restored 1880’s one-room brick school located one mile north of Martinsville, Clark County in Illinois on a spur of the National Road. It is just off the I/70 exit and easily accessible to the traveling public as well as local residents.  It stands on its original location and has been restored to its turn of the century charm strictly through private donations.  The building now serves as a living history museum for area school students.  The Lincoln School, District 3, Martinsville Township, Clark County, District 27, existed as early as 1843.  The earlier wooden structure was replaced by a building erected about 1888 from soft, mud type brick made by Harold Gallatin, a local resident.  The building is done in the Italianate architectural style and mortared in an English Bond and is representative of the brick construction of one-room schools built during the 1880’s.  It served as a school until 1950 when consolidation of schools in Clark County forced its closing.  For the next 36 years, the building was used for storage.  In the fall of 1986, Mrs. Tressie Morgan Nale-Povic, a former student and teacher in the one-room schoolhouse system, began a campaign to save the Lincoln School.  She involved the Martinsville Chamber of Commerce, which agreed to restore the building to serve as a one-room school museum for the local community.  With Mrs. Nale-Povic’s promise of substantial financial backing, the Chamber began the project under the direction of Carolyn “Lynn” Kelley, and the reconstruction became a community effort.  Since 1988 the school has been open at regular hours, and various special events are held.  The building gives today’s students a glimpse of the past and the type of education that served the rural children of the early 20th century.  It is located at 6252 E. 1700th Rd., Martinsville, IL 62442, 1/4 mile north of I/70.

  http://www.clarkcountyil.org/Tourism/lincoln_school_museum.htm