Saturday, May 12, 2012

Be Encouraged!

Howdy all!  Well, it's the end of the week, and the weekend is upon us.  It's time for relaxing with family, friends and patriots right?  NO!!!  Wait till I tell you what I was told today.

So let's get to it,..

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.  ~ Galatians 5:13

Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day. ~ Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1771

Don't use the freedom to satisfy your sinful nature.  Instead use it to serve others in love.  These are fantastic words.  But how hard is it to live them?  To some it's apparently very hard.  In fact it appears that it's easier to be sinful than not.  And you may ask, "How could this be, old gray haired loon?"  Well, let me tell you!!

I'm sure you have all heard or maybe even seen the cover of Time magazine that has caused so much of a ruckus. If not, it's a story about attachment parenting.  But the cover has a picture of a 26 year old woman, with a reported 3 year old son involved in breastfeeding.  In fact, it's plain to see that he is making anatomically correct contact.  And there's no towel over the act for decency.  Well, I was told by a very reliable source that out local school has a teacher that thought it would be a good topic of discussion to ask the students about it.  W-w-w-whatt??  Now you'd think that maybe in a current events class, or something similar there may have some value to discussion.  But, a science class?  And the planned curriculum did not even have any related scope to anything remotely linked to the cover picture.  No, the teacher made it simple, "Did anyone see the latest cover story in Time Magazine?"  Then the teacher showed the picture to the class of juniors in high school.  And this was basically the end of the discussion on the cover.  Then the class went into its planned topics.  What in the world is this teacher thinking???  I saw the picture, and immediately thought it not only vulgar, but pornographic and depicting child abuse, pedophilia and molestation.  I mean, people have gone to jail and have been labeled 'Child Molester' for similar activities.  Now for a teacher to show this picture to a class of minority aged students, children that he has the responsibility to teach and mentor, does not meet the criteria set forth in Galatians 5:13 for sure.  I would venture to say it doesn't meet the criteria set forth in the Revised Code of Washington State either. 

So, what to do?  We all have our calling to do what is best for our families, community and nation.  This falls into all of them.  I know the parent of the child who presented this information is going to the school district superintendent to not only complain, but to demand the teacher apologize to all the children in all the classes affected as well as their parents.  Also, the parent will ask for some punishment up to and including termination.  I mentioned to the parent also that if this is criminal, then the sheriff's office should be contacted.  I also mentioned that if the superintendent balks or shows no desire to deal with this, the media may want to know.  And there are some respectable media outlets near Benton City that may want to ask their own questions.  Oops, did I say Benton City?  I wasn't going to say Benton City, in Washington State.  Oh well, cat's out of the bag now!  At least I didn't say the school district is the Kiona-Benton School District.  Oops again, silly me. 

For me, I will be backing up the parent as desired and necessary.  After all, human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.  And this would be the least I could do.

Someone has to take a stand for these kids across the country that are being led like sheep into the world of Agenda 21, socialism, and downright laziness, lack of initiative and self responsibility.


Take care, God bless,


Tom Kiley

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