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-School Task Force: Judeo-Christian Values Must be Eliminated

by Dr. D ~ December 11th, 2011

Sky Pic Burlington Vermont

                               (Burlington, VT  via Wikipedia)

According to a Task Force report to Burlington, Vermont School Board, white middle-class Judeo-Christian values and culture must be eliminated.

A new educational strategy proposed to the school district is openly hostile to Christianity and biblical values claiming that Judeo-Christian culture “perpetuates inequality.”

The report repeatedly cites  "white, middle-class, Judeo-Christian culture" as a major problem that needs to be defeated in the future by properly educating the children against that traditional American belief system:

"The Task Force recommends that the school board and superintendent infuse the district with the message that the social and educational climate in our schools requires urgent attention to erase many negative stereotypes, subtle and overt behaviors, assumptions, and decisions that favor conventional, white upper middle class Judeo-Christian values and beliefs through the following recommendations for the first year of Strategic Plan implementation."

The School district administrators are totally on-board with this new approach and feel like that have ample community support to carry it through. According to Burlington Superintendent Jeanne Collins, they are already focused on implementing the new "strategic action":

"The report includes recommendations for strategic action… . Many of these recommendations already are under way; others are forging new ground for the district. ‘This report is thorough and deep.”

"’With this many passionate and dedicated community members behind us, there is no way we can fail as we move forward to build a culturally competent and inclusive school environment.’"

Meanwhile, Christian pastors in the area are objecting to the rhetoric in the report and the new ‘strategic action’ to eliminate Christian values. However, that part of Vermont is among the most liberal/progressive areas in the entire country so evangelical Christians represent a small minority there and have very little hope in changing the new philosophical direction of the schools.

Response: This is the first time that Judeo-Christian values and Biblical beliefs have actually been boldly labeled as a ‘problem to be eliminated’ by some government agency in America. In this case a school district. 

Many school districts in America have stealthily opposed Christian values in the name of political correctness without actually naming them. I fear that this is just the beginning of outright opposition to Christian values and the actual naming of them as an ‘evil’ and a problem to be eliminated by propagandizing the next generation through school curricula.

We have already seen an example of this in California where children beginning with the 1st grade and up are being taught to accept and respect homosexuality. Something similar is coming to a school district near you if it hasn’t already arrived in a more subtle way.            *Top

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7 Responses to -School Task Force: Judeo-Christian Values Must be Eliminated

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  2. Larry

    I can’t believe just how much the USA has been put on a persecution pedestal. The honest caring Jesus loving people of America are being attacked by satanists who claim they are for the good of equality hiding behind the church and state rhetoric!!!!
    They are not Americans and they should not have the right to have any say so about how our blessed country worships and teaches our children!!
    To be gay is to be damned!!! It doesn’t matter if they don’t want to believe in the truth, it still won’t change the laws of our Father in Heaven!!!
    May the Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on all their souls!!!!

  3. Dr. D

    Unfortunately Larry, they are Americans and they do have a right to their beliefs and even more unfortunate, they are in positions of power where they can decide what children are taught. Most Christians in America are not aware of the threats to our very rights.
    In this case, the Christians in Vermont do not have the numerical support or power to overcome the biased anti-Christian educators.

  4. Brian

    A couple of thoughts on this one:

    (a) We already have a public education system that is devoted to undermining Christian values and beliefs. At least the folks in Burlington are honest enough to admit it

    (b) The first step in this agenda, which is already occurring, is to incorporate the anti-Christian agenda into the school curriculum.

    (c) The second step, and we are not quite there yet (at least not in the high schools yet) would be to mandate acceptance of the agenda. Recall that recently you have blogged about Ms Jennifer Keeton, expelled from a graduate program due to her religious beliefs, and the attacks on (largely college level) Christian organizations for being discriminatory. It is, I believe, a matter of time before such hostility becomes the norm in public schools across the nation. We are approaching a period of educational apartheid, when any Bible-believing Christian student will, at the very least, be made so uncomfortable in a public school that he or she will be driven out.

    (d) The secular goal, however, is not to drive out Christian children from the educational system, but to compel them to remain. With that in mind, you will see renewed attacks from the secular left upon home schooling.. Sweden, for example, recently banned home schooling for religious reasons. I believe Germany is similar in its prohibition. I anticipate a similar agenda being advanced in the USA.

    Brian

  5. Brian

    A follow-up to my last thought:

    This material is from Wikipedia (not the best source, I know, but it will do for my purposes today). I foresee something similar coming to the US:

    “Homeschooling is illegal in Germany with rare exceptions. The requirement to attend school has been upheld, on challenge from parents, by the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. Parents violating the law have primarily or most prominently been Christians seeking a more religious education than that offered by the schools. Sanctions against these parents have included fines of thousands of euros, successful legal actions to remove children from the parents’ custody, and prison sentences. It has been estimated that 600 to 1,000 German children are homeschooled, despite its illegality.

    In a legal case commenced in 2003 at the European Court of Human Rights, a homeschooling parent couple argued on behalf of their children that Germany’s compulsory school attendance endangered their children’s religious upbringing, promoted teaching inconsistent with their Christian faith–-especially the German State’s mandates relating to sex education in the schools–and contravened the declaration in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union that “the State shall respect the right of parents to ensure education and teaching is in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions”.

    In September 2006, the European Court of Human Rights upheld the German ban on homeschooling, stating “parents may not refuse… [compulsory schooling] on the basis of their convictions”, and adding that the right to education “calls for regulation by the State”. The European Court took the position that the plaintiffs were the children, not their parents, and declared “children are unable to foresee the consequences of their parents’ decision for home education because of their young age…. Schools represent society, and it is in the children’s interest to become part of that society. The parents’ right to educate does not go as far as to deprive their children of that experience.”

    The European Court endorsed a “carefully reasoned” decision of the German court concerning “the general interest of society to avoid the emergence of parallel societies based on separate philosophical convictions and the importance of integrating minorities into society.”

    Brian

  6. Brian

    Yet another thought (I promise this is the last!!)

    Here is a link to the Washington Times, which had an article on home schooling in Sweden:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/18/home-school-ban-in-sweden-forces-families-to-mull-/?page=all

    Under the new law, not only is home schooling banned, but “the law also requires Sweden’s religious schools to follow the same curriculum as its secular schools and restricts their prayer and chapel services”

    The press secretary to the Swedish education minister opined: ““Since all teaching in Swedish schools is both comprehensive and objective, there is no need for home schooling with reference to religious or philosophical reasons, and this is why this is not an option in the new Education Act,” she said.”

    Note that the law not only bans home schooling, but also imposes state-mandated curriculum and religious restrictions on Christian schools. I predict something similar is on the long-term agenda for the USA.

    Brian

  7. Dr. D

    Brian, Thanks for all of your ‘value-added’ comments. Right on as usual. We can look at Europe and see where we might be in 10 years or maybe sooner as fast as it is now going.
    State mandates are already being debated in California when it comes to science courses in Christian schools. Right now the state university system is rejecting some courses taken in Christian colleges for transfer credit.

    Concerning “the general interest of society to avoid the emergence of parallel societies based on separate philosophical convictions and the importance of integrating minorities into society.” Last week I read something similar in the NY Times decrying the parallel culture that Christians in America seem to have developed, not realizing that Christians are merely maintaining a culture and morality that progressives have left behind. The writer was indicting that some thing needed to be done about it. Otherwise the same writer promotes ‘diversity’ just not when it comes to evangelical Christians.

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