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Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:15 pm | Randy Thomasson
I’m writing this with the assumption that you intensely love your children and grandchildren.
This month of Christmas can be a time when you think about the best, lasting gifts for life that you can give your children. Because a good gift that powerfully affects a child internally is always better than satisfying temporary wants or external needs.
I’ve already written how I believe the very best gift a parent or grandparent can give a child is to introduce them to their tremendous need to repent before, trust in, and worship their risen Savior, Jesus Christ, with all of their heart, mind, soul, and strength.
But now I want to share with you what I believe is the 2nd best gift that you can give to the children you love. And it totally supports and applies the best gift.
First, a stark truth about a big educational problem:
Today’s public schools are no longer good for children academically, socially, physically, or spiritually.
Here are some disturbing facts that every parent should realize:
1. If your children are in California government schools, they will be sexually indoctrinated.
It’s because of 10 statewide laws promoting sexual anarchy (homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, and heterosexual sex among minors) to children as young as kindergarten, with no parental opt-in or opt-out. Harmful, sexual indoctrination? These laws guarantee it.
2. Your children are unlikely to learn to read or compute adequately in the public schools.
According to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (“The Nation’s Report Card”), only one-third of California public school kids are proficient in reading or math and two-thirds aren’t.
4th grade reading, proficient or above: 34%
4th grade math, proficient or above: 34%
8th grade reading, proficient or above: 31%
8th grade math, proficient or above: 33%
Reading and mathematics proficiency are the #1 thing that schools should be teaching, right? Kids should be taught to read well, write well, and compute well, correct? Obviously, academic excellence and loving children is no longer the goal of the union-controlled, government-run school system.
3. Your children will be greatly subjected to negative peer pressure in the public schools.
Children in public schools are more likely to have earlier experiences and develop negative habits in these areas: lying, cussing, cheating, excessive dieting, wearing revealing clothes, pornography, sexual activity, smoking, drugs, alcohol, and even violence. The Bible affirms that “bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33). Read more about peer pressure
Hopefully what I’ve written has interested, disturbed, and motivated you to take action. Because you have only one chance with your children — they grow up fast!
Please accept my good challenge to think about what I’m saying. Show decisive, sacrificial love to your children. Determine to rescue them from today’s dysfunctional, negative, non-academic, godless government schools.
You can do what’s right in God’s sight. You have the ability to train up these precious young ones and protect them from bad influences. Choose today that you will rescue them with the gift of homeschooling or a solid church school!
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:51 am | Randy Thomasson
Today is the in-your-face, perverse indoctrination of “Harvey Milk ‘Gay’ Day” in hundreds of California government schools. And wise parents are keeping their kids home!
Yet “Harvey Milk ‘Gay’ Day” is just the tip of the iceberg. Because now there are 10 statewide laws pushing homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, and teen heterosexual fornication in California public schools.
These 10 bad laws, which were implemented by the majority Democrats in Sacramento (with the help of some liberal Republicans), are embedded, or in the process of being embedded, in all parts of school curricula, activities, and facilities.
And it’s going to get worse. The new California curriculum frameworks being developed for K-12 government schools push unnatural, unhealthy, unbiblical, and tyrannical “LGBT” behavior more than ever (see pages 9-12 of this February 2015 handout of the California Department of Education featuring “Proposed Edits from the Committee on LGBT History”).
The 10 sexual indoctrination laws I’m talking about affect every child at every public school in California. All together, they teach children to admire and support the tyrannical homosexual-bisexual-“sex change” agenda that’s stamping out religious freedom, free speech, and private property wherever you look. Schoolchildren are being taught that unnatural is natural, uncivil is civil, unhealthy is healthy, and bad is good.
Add to this sexual anarchy all the negative peer pressure on today’s public-school campuses, and the fact that most children are not proficient in reading (76% of fourth graders aren’t). This is why wise parents are permanently removing their precious boys and girls from the imploding, dysfunctional, non-academic, immoral government-controlled schools.
What are concerned parents and grandparents to do? Let SaveCalifornia.com show you how to rescue your child at our special site, RescueYourChild.com. When you realize you only have one opportunity to raise your child, and that your time of influence will soon be over, you’ll understand why wise parents hunger and thirst for the righteousness of home schools and solid church schools, to both protect and raise their children to be morally upright.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least, a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories of his own and other countries, by which he may duly appreciate the value of our free institutions, appears to be an object of vital importance, even on this account alone, to say nothing of the advantages and satisfaction to be derived from all being able to read the scriptures and other works, both of a religious and moral nature, for themselves. For my part, I desire to see the time when education, and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry, shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period. Abraham Lincoln in 1832
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:54 am | Randy Thomasson
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and does not support or oppose candidates for public office.
We’re celebrating a significant victory for parental rights. Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed AB 1444, the mandatory kindergarten bill!
Now I want to you understand why this happened. Then you can apply the same principles to winning more victories for what’s right in God’s sight.
First, this victory was earned. This bad bill wasn’t vetoed because of “fate” or because the governor was studying the Bible. No, there were simply more phone calls to Jerry Brown opposing the elimination of a parental right than phone calls in support of AB 1444. We
The pro-family opposition campaign was initiated and led earlier this year by the California-based Family Protection Ministries and HSLDA. Once AB 1444 passed the Democrat-controlled State Legislature, SaveCalifornia.com stepped in to help and “poured it on.” Thank you to everyone who called and gave of yourselves.
Second, this was a window of opportunity to be seized for good. Informed Americans know that the diabolical Islamic army ISIS took over Iraq because Obama had foolishly pulled out U.S. troops — thus leaving a vacuum for them to exploit.
Similarly, but with completely opposite values (because we love God and people), SaveCalifornia.com exploited the absence of Democrat “sacred cows” (abortion, “LGBT” agenda, environmentalism, etc.), which weren’t part of AB 1444.
No, AB 1444 was about mandatory kindergarten, pure and simple. On one side, the teacher unions said they know what’s best for children; on the other side, parents said, no way, these are our children and we decide. And I knew that if another parental right fell, liberals won’t think twice about killing off more.
In the end, Jerry Brown, who’s already given too much to the teacher unions, who’s well aware he’s running for reelection, and who’s old enough to remember when parental rights were the standard du jour in America, sided with fathers and mothers. See the 5 reasons why Brown was “open” to a veto.
This is an important and sweet example that victory must be earned. We expect this in sports, in war, in business, in education, in romance, and in the real world. Likewise, in politics, whatever side works harder will win. If you did anything to oppose AB 1444, you are part of this victory!
If you’re celebrating this wonderful win for parental rights, I invite you to pursue more victories in the present election. It is well worth your time to help a good candidate win, so that they’ll vote right all the time. If you called Jerry Brown to urge his veto of AB 1444, please call a good candidate in your area today. On the phone, schedule yourself to volunteer for just 1 hour at their campaign office. It’s that easy.
This election is a historic opportunity for moral conservatives. Liberal voters across America are depressed! In June, complacency and apathy resulted in only 25% of California’s registered voters actually voting — a record low.
As I’ve written before, a low voter turnout — which is also expected in the general election now upon us — means a greater opportunity for pro-family victories. When you vote and vote wisely, and work to generate as many good votes as you can in your community and from among your friends — you can win!
When you understand that the AB 1444 victory was earned and that all victories require your participation, then you will grow as a people-loving difference-maker, and avoid the non-productive, fatalistic thinking of a mere spectator.
Thank you again to everyone who called and donated to SaveCalifornia.com in this important battle. We seized the day and families are the victors!
The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi, ESPN’s “greatest NFL coach ever”
Blessed be the Lord my Rock,
Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle—
Psalm 144:1 NKJV