K-12 Schools, which traditionally have taught our children how to read, write, understand basic math and the history of our nation and the world, have now somehow become the nexus of moral authority. In the past, parents and religious institutions were afforded the freedom and opportunity to form the young in faith and morals. Unfortunately, the ethics schools are now peddling are in direct contradiction to natural law and the teachings of the church. Schools are now the new evangelizers of our youth and the results are frightening.
A valedictorian in Texas used her commencement speech to push the radical feminist agenda of abortion on demand in opposition to the Heartbeat Bill that was recently passed in Texas. The administration of the school allowed her to finish, although her preapproved speech was supposed to be on media consumption – not abortion. You can view that speech here. The speech went viral and she was lauded by many, including the mainstream media who invited her to appear on network programs, as being courageous and empowered. She received cheers from those in attendance and an outpouring of support on social media immediately following her address.
Not only did this student deceive her school administration by switching her speech at the last minute, she also peddled in lies. The student claimed that, “…most of them [women] don’t realize that they’re pregnant by six weeks…” This claim is false. An article from the Mayo Clinic states that women can take an at home pregnancy test with accurate results as soon as 1 day after a missed menstrual cycle. Even women with irregular cycles will fall within the six-week period to determine whether they are carrying a child. The student also said, “And I can not (sic) give up this platform to promote complacency and peace when there is a war on my body and a war on my rights…” No, the war is not on her, the war is on the unborn who will be ripped limb from limb from their mother’s womb.
Ironically, the student did hit upon several truths which only make her speech more reprehensible. Regarding a women’s decision to carry a child to term she said, “…before they have the chance to decide if they can take on the responsibility of bringing another human being into the world, that decision is made for them by a stranger.” Yes, Miss Valedictorian, the child in the womb is a human being and any mother that aborts him/her has ended their life. She also stated, “I hope you can feel how dehumanizing it is to have the autonomy over your own body taken away from you.” Yes, Miss Valedictorian, it is dehumanizing for unborn to have their body taken away with never the opportunity to pursue the, “…dreams and hopes and ambitions…” you seem to be so worried about for yourself.
In another disturbing school related incident, a “health and wellness” teacher, Justin Ang Fonte, from the Dalton School in New York City, showed a graphic cartoon to first graders of how and when to appropriately touch themselves. You can learn more about the sordid details here. This lesson was supposed to be about consent, yet the parents of this elite $55,000 per year school were never consented before this explicit cartoon was shown. This same educator also conducted a porn literacy class entitled An Intersectional Focus on Mainstream Porn at another exclusive school – Columbia Prep. You can learn more about those sordid details here.
These are just some examples (that we know of) how schools are used as a tool to turn our children away from the faith and away from truly healthy and fulfilled lives that are rooted in truth and goodness. But how many other educators all over the country are secretly pushing their own twisted agendas in the classroom and indoctrinating our youth with perverse ideology without our knowledge? Men and women of good faith of all ages need to start fighting back against this assault on our children. As Jesus said, “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of these little ones.” Luke 17:2