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    I just read this article but, due to the graphic contents, I'm posting only an excerpt and the URL. You may read the article for yourself. Be mindful, also, that is a requirement in this school.

    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.a...20080310a.html

    High School Offers Homosexual Porn, Parents Complain
    By Pete Winn
    CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
    March 10, 2008

    (Editor's Note: This story contains references to graphic material about homosexuality and violence.)

    (CNSNews.com) - Parents in Deerfield, Ill., are upset that a local high school is using books in advanced English classes this spring that they say are laced with graphic sexual content, pervasive expletives and mockery of religion.

    Worse, the books - "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Parts 1 & 2)" - are required reading for advanced placement English students at Deerfield High School, but a parents' group wants them removed.

    How can our children think reverently about anything when their minds are filled with this stuff?
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  • #2
    Wow. That is scary.
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    • #3
      Thank God I found a Christian school for my son to go to. They've been criticised in the national media for firing a teacher who had a sex change, and for refusing to allow homosexual campaigners to do school talks.

      You know, there's a spin off show from a kids tv show in the UK called Dr Who. The spin off is called Torchwood, and most kids I know from when I did voluntary work in primary schools were watching it. It features an "omni sexual" man from the future, and has had scenes of graphic sex in it. And I know ten year olds who watch it avidly.
      Please could everyone pray for Mieke and Charles.

      My testimony http://bibleforums.org/forum/showthr...ight=testimony

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      • #4
        It appears that the parents' group succeeded in changing the "requirement" to an "opt-in" on this book, giving the students a choice between this one and another one.

        While I didn't dig too deeply to find out anything about either book, it still is appalling to me that such books are in our high schools. I can't imagine what these influences are going to have on future generations...society's future leaders.

        BTW, I'm going to move this thread into the "Educating our Children" sub-forum.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by daughter View Post
          Thank God I found a Christian school for my son to go to. They've been criticised in the national media for firing a teacher who had a sex change, and for refusing to allow homosexual campaigners to do school talks.

          You know, there's a spin off show from a kids tv show in the UK called Dr Who. The spin off is called Torchwood, and most kids I know from when I did voluntary work in primary schools were watching it. It features an "omni sexual" man from the future, and has had scenes of graphic sex in it. And I know ten year olds who watch it avidly.
          Thank God for that, daughter. Seems to me the only way to prevent our children from that kind of exposure is homeschooling or Christian schools. But I've recently been reading that California USA is banning homeschooling.

          I probably would not have posted the article had it not been for the intensely graphic nature. I was shocked that a school would present that type of explicit verbiage. I know homosexuality is taught in schools, something of which I don't approve, but that language was just horrid

          Dr. Who was a cable series here, too. Since I'm not a tv buff, I don't know what it was about.
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          • #6
            Doctor Who IS a cable show here in the US (at least my part of the US).
            It's about a time traveling alien that helps others out of mortal danger (while causing some of his own in the process).
            The Doctor almost always has a female companion with him.
            The Doctor's favorite place is London, England.
            It wasn't originally portrayed as there was anything more then friendship between The Doctor and his companions.
            But very recently he has had very young (ave is now 25) companions, and has given hints that there maybe something 'off camera'.
            Also Doctor Who is NOT a kids show.
            Why? It is violent, and while not as 'in your face' s*xually as Torchwood.
            It has plenty of subques that I don't think a 10 year old could miss.
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            • #7
              Yes, the new series of Dr Who is very sexualised, and it is watched routinely by children in this country, from about five up. All the boys at my son's primary school watched it. I don't know a single boy who doesn't watch it. I don't know as many girls, because I only have a son, but the show is one of the most popular on television, and is considered "family entertainment." In one episode there was a hint that the Tardis was the star of Bethlehem by the way, and there are quite a few not so subtle attacks on Judeo/Christianity.

              Not only are there subliminal heterosexual themes in it, there are now subliminal homosexual themes. And you're right, children do pick up on it.

              My ex is a huge Dr Who fan, and I think that he got into it in such a way that it's become an idol. At one time he said he was a born again Christian (I was a witch at the time, and despised him for it.) Now he's got just as many doubts as the rest of the world. He watches science fiction of all sorts, reads horror, particularly Stephen King, and as you can well imagine, doesn't read the Bible.

              I'm turning into my Granny, and I know the world will despise me... but I'll say it anyway. Television is designed to draw us away from Christ.
              Please could everyone pray for Mieke and Charles.

              My testimony http://bibleforums.org/forum/showthr...ight=testimony

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              • #8
                That's absolutely ridiculous. . .

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jesus-disciple View Post
                  I just read this article but, due to the graphic contents, I'm posting only an excerpt and the URL. You may read the article for yourself. Be mindful, also, that is a requirement in this school.

                  http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.a...20080310a.html

                  High School Offers Homosexual Porn, Parents Complain
                  By Pete Winn
                  CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
                  March 10, 2008

                  (Editor's Note: This story contains references to graphic material about homosexuality and violence.)

                  (CNSNews.com) - Parents in Deerfield, Ill., are upset that a local high school is using books in advanced English classes this spring that they say are laced with graphic sexual content, pervasive expletives and mockery of religion.

                  Worse, the books - "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Parts 1 & 2)" - are required reading for advanced placement English students at Deerfield High School, but a parents' group wants them removed.

                  How can our children think reverently about anything when their minds are filled with this stuff?

                  One of the teacher's at my son's school actually allowed the kids to go to sites that had links to porn and whatnot. I reported her to the superintendent, and the teacher wasn't reprimanded or anything. They just blamed it on the kids and said it had to do with the filters. From what my son told me, the teacher actually just told the students to "close the links" which popped up to porn. Now I'm not a prude or anything, and I realize kids are going to face stuff like this on the internet someday and need to know how to deal with it...but my kids only in 4th grade. That's a bit early to start letting him go to that stuff. They finally filtered out all of the sites that weren't all that good at the school, but I was told by my son that the teacher then stated to him and other students that "sites had to be filtered because of *blanks*(that's me) Father" real silly stuff. I can really understand why some parents are starting to homeschool their kids. I still don't want my kid homeschooled though, he needs to interact with all kinds of people to be successful - I just wish these school would have better teachers and administrators.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by daughter View Post
                    I'm turning into my Granny, and I know the world will despise me... but I'll say it anyway. Television is designed to draw us away from Christ.
                    Yeah I know the feeling. There's still some good programs out there though. It's just real hard to find them. I find that myself and my son are having to watch a lot of nickelodeon and cartoon network nowadays. We still have to be careful with even some of that stuff, as you stated before - there's soo much subliminal stuff they put on TV. Still, I wouldn't recommend shunning TV completely. It's good for weather, news, and sometimes it's good just for relaxing yourself. One thing I find is that those who don't focus too much on their righteousnous(not their own I mean) are those who are less anxious and worried about themselves and their standing in Christ. Not to say we shouldn't pursue righteousnous, but I guess we need to be careful not to set the standard for righteousnous so high to the point where we essentially set ourselves up for failure in everything that we do.

                    In Christ,

                    Stephen

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Friend of I AM View Post
                      One of the teacher's at my son's school actually allowed the kids to go to sites that had links to porn and whatnot. I reported her to the superintendent, and the teacher wasn't reprimanded or anything. They just blamed it on the kids and said it had to do with the filters. From what my son told me, the teacher actually just told the students to "close the links" which popped up to porn. Now I'm not a prude or anything, and I realize kids are going to face stuff like this on the internet someday and need to know how to deal with it...but my kids only in 4th grade. That's a bit early to start letting him go to that stuff. They finally filtered out all of the sites that weren't all that good at the school, but I was told by my son that the teacher then stated to him and other students that "sites had to be filtered because of *blanks*(that's me) Father" real silly stuff. I can really understand why some parents are starting to homeschool their kids. I still don't want my kid homeschooled though, he needs to interact with all kinds of people to be successful - I just wish these school would have better teachers and administrators.
                      I would have blown...gone straight to the super intendant...we DO pay their wages through our taxes so DO have a say so as to what is being allowed. One time I was helping in my son's fourth grade class and the kids had some free time...they got on the computer and were on youtube watching what appeared to be a cartoon. But I had seen this particular 'cartoon' and it was not made for children. I told the teacher it was not approiate for them...I couldn't really explain why as the kids were right there, but she took my word for it and made them get off that site. She said they had filters on the computer but how do you filter video's that aren't flagged for the being over 18 age group? My son had been show this video by a friend that is how I knew it was not for children...he, not knowing any better, didn't get what was going on but I did and told him not to ever watch that again...that is was bad. Anyway in this case at least the teacher listened and did the right thing...teachers and schools don't want to be sued for emotionally damaging our children and that is usually the fastest way to get through to them by threatening to bring in lawyers...sad it has to come to that though!

                      God bless
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                      • #12
                        Very sad indeed.

                        I have gone into schools regularly over the years, to do cookery demonstrations and school talks on various things. One school in particular, we'd all go in on the same day, all the "speakers", and the kids would from the start of the day to the finish people prosletysing for whatever cause they were involved in.

                        This school, I'd go three times a year, and so would this homosexual campaigner. He used to complain when we were having tea and biscuits between lessons, that the kids were "homophobic." It was only after I became Christian that I realised how perverse his complaints were.

                        He was going in to kids between eleven and fourteen years old, promoting a homosexual lifestyle. On one occasion I remember him complaining that a child had asked him, "but how do you and your boyfriend have sex?" And he answered. He said the child looked sick, and the class went "urgh".

                        Well... of course they did! But then, with the teacher's approval, he told them they were homophobes, and needed to be open minded! He'd just described anal penetration to a group of twelve year olds, how did he expect them to react!

                        Also, I know of a kid who was desperately unhappy at one of these talks, because he'd been abused by his grandfather. A sad side effect of anal rape is that sometimes the victim of rape (in fact, usually, because of how the male anatomy is designed) will develop an erection.

                        The poor boy started to think that maybe he was homosexual, that it was his sexuality which attracted his grandfather to him, and that he'd never be able to have a relationship with a woman.

                        When the boy got upset in one of these school talks, the speaker picked up on his feelings of disgust and nausea, brought about by his own traumatic memories, and started to berate him as a homophobe.

                        If it hadn't been for an exceptional school councillor, who wasn't pc, and therefore didn't tell the boy he was a repressed homosexual (what many people would say if a kid got up and ran out of the room crying half way through such a talk) then this kid could have ended up even more troubled than he was.

                        Even so, it took him years to get over what his grandfather did, and these speakers, being given leaway to say what they like, could have ruined him.
                        Please could everyone pray for Mieke and Charles.

                        My testimony http://bibleforums.org/forum/showthr...ight=testimony

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                        • #13
                          Oh, that poor child. My heart breaks for our school kids. We try to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord at home, then they are taught contrary in school. No wonder our kids are so confused.

                          I read your testimony. Powerful! A great testimony.
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                          He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18
                          Roadmap To Heaven: http://www.mannafortoday.org/index2.html

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                          • #14
                            disgusting

                            there's a lot of disgusting stuff being peddled to kids in the guise of `education`.

                            i think satan must be relishing the idea of adults corrupting kids with bad ideas.

                            http://www.waytoshiloh.com/sex_education_and_Bible.html
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                            there's an irritating article in the uk telegraph about perverse behaviour being inculcated in young minds as `normal`.

                            anti-homophobia for kids?!

                            here's the article

                            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../nsynod202.xml

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                            • #15
                              Good list of references in that Bible study link, thanks Harry.
                              Please could everyone pray for Mieke and Charles.

                              My testimony http://bibleforums.org/forum/showthr...ight=testimony

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