I read another article on the leftist website, Alternet.com. It was titled, “How the Religious Right Is Helping De-Educate America's Youth, The bogus "school reform" movement isn't just about union-busting.” I like to see how the other side, the enemy of Christ and the enemy of American values, thinks. The article articulates the leftist philosophy and perspective quite well. It helps us to understand the hatred the Left has for Christians, Christ, and Christianity.
First, why can’t you say “Christian” or “Christian conservatives” or “persons possessing a biblical viewpoint” instead of “religiously conservative”? Are those ideas like the cross or the word “Jesus” to Satan or a demon?
Second, there is no “perceived” degradation at all. There is only ACTUAL degradation of our culture and our society. Since the 1960s we have been experiencing an incremental corruption of our culture. Removal of God, the Bible, and Prayer from our SCHOOLS and the substitution and proliferation of the secular humanistic philosophy has been destructive. It has produced a generation of moral relativists and low information voters who cannot recognize good or evil in their leaders, political and otherwise. ABORTION involves the murder of innocent boys and girls. HOMOSEXUALITY should not be celebrated; it should be condemned as anathema. The effect of VIOLENCE in movies and video games is condoned, tolerated, or minimized, while "guns" are primarily blamed for mass murders in recent times.
Your association of the “the Biblically driven” with “often racist,” is vitriolic and without justification. Who is racist when the abortion rate among minorities is significantly higher than non-minorities? Who is racist when the Left including the President and Democratic Party refuse to allow parents of minority students to use vouchers to send their children to non-governmental schools such as occurred in Washington, D.C.? Who is racist when teacher union appeasement takes precedence over providing children with an optimal education opportunity?
You said, “Challenging the historical mandate to provide a religion-neutral public education by insuring that the Bible become part of high school curricula.” For one thing, today’s education is infected by the Secular Humanist religion throughout. For another thing, the bible was THE textbook of early America. And, until the last 50 years or so, Prayer was permitted in our schools. So who is being revisionist?
Finally, you close your article with the statement, “is critical that Americans recognize not only the intent to privatize our schools but the vast Christian Right agenda behind it.” If the “vast Christian Right agenda” includes allowing parents the choice in where they can educate their children FREE FROM the indoctrination and propagandizing of an amoral secular humanists philosophy, moral relativism, political correctness nonsense, revisionist American history and directing taxpayer dollars in a way that aligns with parental ideals, values. Then, what is so fearsome, so wrong with that?