This is a Christian blog dealing with various issues. “Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.” -Charles Spurgeon. Scripture is my authority for all things regarding to life and godliness. 2 Cor. 10: 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Neutrality by the State? Promotion of Islam, Bullying of Concerned Parent, and Weeding Out Any Other Than Pro-Sodomy Foster Parents
A team of legal experts well versed in religious and civil rights is praising a school district in Ohio for shutting down avideo that has been used in 7th grade classes – and proselytized students to join Islam – without waiting for a court battle.
He was, however, distressed to find during the course of his investigation that at least one teacher had ridiculed and disparaged the parent who raised concerns about the proselytizing, and “even suggesting she should be fired from her part time job as alumni director for the school.”
“Teachers may not constitutionally show video tapes that violate the neutrality they must maintain toward religion or that engage in religious instruction,” he said. “Showing ‘Muslims and America’ violated those principles and the Establishment Clause of our Constitution.”
A video has been uncovered of Massachusetts officials promising to weed out foster parents with conservative values who would only “tolerate” a youth’s gender confusion and not endorse it.
“The DFC speakers confirmed that they are ‘weeding out’ adoptive and foster parents who are not willing to wholly accept and support LGBT (lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, or transgender) self-identification by a child in their care,” she wrote.
Michelle Gordon, a recruitment officer for the state child welfare office, is shown on the video speaking.
“We are sort of setting new expectations,” Gordon said. “We’re weeding out some of this passiveness and sort of destructive behaviors that are occurring. It is often so subtle.
“There is some weeding out of foster homes that are still going on,” she said.