Thursday, March 10, 2011

When Parenting is Against the Law

Christian Parents Jailed
In Germany, several parents have been jailed for keeping their children from attending sex-education programs at school.
Does the "State" know better than Mom and Dad?

Articles like this scare me to death. What kind of a world do we live in when parents aren't allowed to make decisions regarding the education and rearing of their children?
Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) legal counsel Roger Kiska tells OneNewsNow that the German school system has made it mandatory for nine- and ten-year-olds to participate in the programs, including an interactive play.

"The purpose of the play, they say, is to prevent abuse," says Kiska, "but what they're teaching is that if it feels good, do it."

According to the attorney, many Christian parents objected to the programs' content. "They believed that under international law and [under] German law, they had every right to remove their children from those classes and instill in their children their own Christian beliefs about sexuality and love and marriage and chastity -- and for this, ten parents have been sent to jail."
I find little comfort in the fact that this takes place in Germany. In our global culture it is only a matter of time before we face similar problems here in the "Land of the Free."
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