Morality in America
When studying the founding of the United States, you can’t help but encounter the faith of the nation’s forefathers. Time and again they recognized God’s hand in the shaping of America. You will find Him repeatedly mentioned in their words and documents. And you will find Him having an active, vibrant role in the country’s early history.
Today, God continues His work in America – but it’s in a nation that has clearly lost its moral compass. Every week, “Morality in America” will address the myriad of moral concerns facing the United States and undermining its Godly heritage. After you read, remember to intercede in prayer for America – that this nation will return to the Christian standards that once defined it.
The Writing Is On the Blackboard
Today's lesson: Islam
By Holly L. Meade
His name isn’t just on the dictionary. Noah Webster, the Father of American Education, left a legacy as a revolutionary soldier, judge, legislator, and American Founder. Webster was responsible for the copyright and patent protection clause of the Constitution and he wrote numerous textbooks. Webster once said: "Every civil government is based upon some religion or philosophy of life. Education in a nation will propagate the religion of that nation. In America, the foundational religion was Christianity. And it was sown in the hearts of Americans through the home and private and public schools for centuries. Our liberty, growth, and prosperity was the result of a Biblical philosophy of life.”
So, if education will propagate the religion of the nation, it appears that America is becoming a Muslim nation.
In fact, according to a recent Pew Research Center report, Muslims will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group. So, to protect Muslim children from being bullied, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is promoting the Islamization of American schools. The DOE has strongly suggested to educators that they create an anti-bias learning environment by "incorporating the experiences, perspective and words of Muslim people into the curriculum through social studies and current events instruction, and children's literature, in order to learn about different cultures."
One example where this is happening is La Plata High School in Maryland. Students are required to profess the Muslim statement of faith, memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and are taught that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than that of the average Christian. They are also instructed that Islam is a peaceful religion. Students are required to take the class and will receive “zeros” on any incomplete assignments even if they violated the family’s religious beliefs and heritage.
In Williamson County, Tennessee, parents and school-board members have voiced concerns that some social studies textbooks and supplemental materials used in the classrooms contain a pro-Islamic/anti-Judeo-Christian bias. In addition, a high school history teacher in Union Grove, Wisconsin, allegedly assigned her students to write a five-paragraph essay from the perspective of an American Muslim.
As a result, Christian groups have launched an online petition to "Stop the Education Department from Islamizing Our Children." The Christian Action Network (CAN) aims "to stop the DOE from pressuring public schools to incorporate Islamic indoctrination into their classrooms."
"Public schools in America should not be a tool for brainwashing children into the tenets, faith, worship, prayer or services of Islam," said Martin Mawyer, President of CAN.
"Islam is not merely a religion; it is also a totalitarian, supremacist political ideology. This kind of nonsense is one of many reasons the DOE should be dismantled," wrote Joanne Meegan.
The first common schools were started by the church and the Old Deluder Satan Act was passed in Massachusetts of 1647. It was one of America's first education acts, and it required that all towns of 50 or more families provide an elementary school, where teachers were required to teach, not only reading and writing, but the Bible. Our founders recognized that Satan wants to keep people ignorant. If he can keep them ignorant, he can keep them in bondage.
Prior to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in 1962, prayer was also in schools all over the United States. Some teachers used extemporaneous prayers; others implemented structured prayer. Now what seems apparent is the Christian foundation of this nation’s educational system continues to ebb away as teachers indoctrinate students with the teachings of Islam.
Romans 15:4 says, "For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and thorugh the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." Webster also said, "Our continued freedom and success is dependent on our educating the youth of America in the principles of Christianity." By neglecting that, the future will no longer have hope. Christians cannot allow themselves to be bullied as the government, or anyone else, attempts to take that hope away from our children.
- Students in public schools will be courageous and defend their faith in Jesus Christ.
- Christian teachers who refuse to teach Islam to their students will have support from parents.
- Parents will speak out and not allow the government to raise their children.
Holly L. Meade has a masters degree and 20 years experience teaching Journalism, Mass Communications and developing content for the media, including radio and television
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