You know, one of the first things that got Nathan and I discussing homeschooling when I was pregnant with Noah was this very topic: parental rights. We were living in Northern California at the time, and resided 6 doors up from a family of 8 who homeschooled. I learned so much from them! One issue that was brought up was about what the schools are allowed to teach children. The mother was part of a group who was trying to help parents be notified when it came to teaching children about "diversity." Her children attended high school, so she had invested interest in the subject.
Apparently there was a video being shown in classrooms about accepting diversity. Of course most people want their kids to be tolerant and kind to all lifestyles, but this show was teaching that homosexuality was okay and should be embraced. When parents wanted to know what the movie was about they were directed to a website that had a full explanation of the contents. The schools were fine with this and gladly sent parents to figure out what kids were learning. However, once parents started to opt their kids out of watching this movie, the description of the show magically disappeared and parents were told it wasn't any of their business.
Like I said, this spurred our interest in homeschooling 4 years ago. Many things have happened since then in schools and school districts around the country that have further pushed us to feel like home is the best place to educate our children. We didn't hear much more about the "teaching homosexuality as acceptable" thing until last night I watched a clip on a friends blog, and our hearts just sank. We truly are seeing more calling "good, evil and evil, good." I've attached the clip here, I highly suggest you watching it. Propositions to pass same-sex marriage effects EVERYONE. Yes, the family is under attack. Satan likes it that way. What he likes more is when our kids are confused about right and wrong and our value systems decay by "something so little."
One final thing to think about. My sister told me about a teenager, good kid, good grades, who got expelled from school from refusing to take off a shirt that said "I support a man and a woman." There weren't any innapropriate graphics on it, and yet it was "offensive" and "discriminatory." Why is it that he got in trouble for that but people can wear all the apparel they want in support of homosexuality and it's okay? Are they not being discriminatory towards the union of a man and a woman. Why can't I use the discrimination card? I feel like this alternative lifestyle is attacking my right to live in a relationship that supports the creation of life.