The Dangers of a Book Fair

Last week, my wife and I attended one of our granddaughters’ public elementary school Open House. It’s always such a blessing to see the academic handiwork of one of your next generation progeny, who in the minds of every grandparent is a prodigy. Anyway, it was a fun time.

While at the Open House, we stopped in the Book Fair with the idea of purchasing a book or two to support the school. Upon browsing through all the literature, my wife pointed out a book she was perusing about families. The thrust of the book was to define and describe to the mind of a kindergarten student what a family is all about in this world today.

It taught that some families only have one dad and no mom or one mom and no dad, for indeed there are many single parent families in this world of today. It went out to teach that a family could also be two dads or two moms representing those who live out a gay lifestyle within the context of a family.

Today, in our public school system, a family with two dads or two moms is a part of the new normal. This should come as no surprise to anyone since the SCOTUS Decision of last year. However, many of these books were published and distributed prior to the Supreme Court Decision.

Sin has become the new normal in our society and, as a result, is influencing the minds of our children through a whole host of ways including the public school system. Teachers are not to be blamed for this. They have to play with the cards they are dealt. My granddaughter has a wonderful teacher, who is committed to teaching the curriculum she is given.

In the final analysis, what this ultimately means is that parents need to be very diligent while they raise their children in a world that has grown dark and where right is wrong and wrong is right. That’s why the Lord left the responsibility of raising children to parents and not to a school system.

Let us be reminded what the Lord taught parents in Deuteronomy 6:5-7 and Proverbs 22:6.

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deuteronomy 6:5-7

“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.

It’s up to parents and not to a Book Fair.

Something to think about…