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Getting the most out of your current events December 15, 2009

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Darrel Furgason wrote an excellent article for the Association of Christian Schools International on the importance of worldview training.  As you look throught the current events of the days, try to find articles that deal with these themes. Furgason wrote…

“An excellent curriculum should therefore teach students how to implement kingdom ways for every area of life through their life’s vocation and calling. Here are just a few kingdom principles that can be applied immediately in many areas of our society today:

• Justice is better than injustice (politics).

• Righteousness is better than crime (law).

• Love is better than hate (sociology).

• Health is better than sickness (economics).

• Order is better than anarchy (politics).

• Peace is better than war (international

relations).

• Security is better than danger or terror

 

(politics).

  • Freedom is better than slavery (sociology,
psychology).

• Sufficiency is better than poverty

(economics).

• Truth is better than lies (education).

• Progress is better than failure (economic

development).

• Accountability is better than corruption

(economics).

• Democracy is better than totalitarianism

 

Educating kids on gay marriage October 23, 2008

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Proponents of Proposition 8, which would define marriage in the state constitution as that between a man and  a woman,  have  real concerns about how  the proposition’s failure will affect public school kids. Anyone who as paid attention to what has happened in Massachusetts knows that their concerns are not unfounded. The goal of those gay rights advocates is not just to get the right to marry, but to redefine what marriage is and to normalize homosexual behavior to the point where anyone who speaks out against it would be considered a bigot. The real push will be with the kids. There will be a slow and steady push to educate the youngest kids and once Prop 8 fails there will be nothing to stop them.
Ocean View School District trustee John Briscoe, a supporter of Prop. 8, said the Education Code and state curriculum may not change right away if Prop. 8 fails, but having gay marriage become legal would eventually prompt challenges to reflect the law of the land, limiting the decision-making power of local school boards.
“Local schools boards can approve their own curriculum, but they must meet under the umbrella of state standards,” Briscoe said. “To say that the state department of education’s hands will be free of this gay marriage issue is false.”
Santa Ana Unified trustee Rosemarie Avila, another supporter of Prop. 8, also said she would oppose policies to incorporate gay marriage into the curriculum, but the state often has more than control over curriculum like sex education than local school boards.

Biblical Worldview Questions

1.  What is the biblical support for Prop. 8?  How would you refute their strongest argument “Not letting gays marry is discriminatory”?

2. How should Christians respond if Prop 8 fails?

3. Should kids be taught about Gay Marriage in Elementary school? What would you say to your child?