Our Children. Our Faith. Our Right

My heart has been greatly troubled for the past few days because of what is happening in the UK. This is nothing to do with politics and our new prime minister. It is all to do with our educational system.

Last week the government made it compulsory for relationship education to be taught in primary schools. Sounds good i know but the catch is that this relationship education must include the teaching of LGBTQ and the need for kids as young as 5 years of age to learn about LGBTQ families; i.e that families can be made up of dad + dad, mum + mum. This is in addition to the normal family unit of dad + mum. This is a compulsory subject to be taught in all schools including faith schools.

Although the government has included a clause that says schools must also ensure that their teaching and materials are appropriate having regard to the age and religious backgrounds of pupils, it is widely known that Ofsted comes after schools that refuse to teach LGBTQ until they succeed in bullying them to compromise and oblige with this teaching.

It’s very important if you are a parent in the UK for you to understand the complexity of this lesson being taught in primary schools. Not all christian kids attend faith based schools. So really we are faced with a situation of us exposing our kids to teachings that contradict our belief.

Britain despite previously known as a christian country have decided that they no longer want to go by christian values and if that is what they want, OK. But in a developed country where freedom of religion is supposed to be recognised, i find it very troubling that my children and many others are being forced to accept something that is against the teachings of their faith.

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As you can see in the above picture, chapter 6 of one of the books that will be used to teach this is titled Coming Out in Primary Schools. I find it appalling that children are being exposed to something of this nature this early.

I respect everyone and i teach my kids to do same. I will let you believe whatever you want to believe but i also expect same. As a parent i will teach my kids about the LGBTQ when i know they are ready and are able to understand it. This isn’t the role of the school.

I am not against this being introduced because like i said before i wouldn’t expect a non-christian nation to follow biblical values. But i expect to have to privilege of choice. I expect to be able to opt my children out from these kinds of teachings if i want to. I do not understand why there is an opt out choice for sex education but there is non for relationship education. I do not understand why it’s OK for LGBTQ community to publicly talk about their values and beliefs but when i do same, i am called bigotry. I do not understand why LGBTQ is being shoved down my throat. Just as not everyone accepts Jesus Christ and the values of Christianity and i am OK with that, so also everyone should not be expected to accept LGBTQ and the world should be OK with that.

I love everyone regardless of what they believe in or who they are but that does not mean i have to accept everything they do or say. I am a christian and i DO NOT believe in LGBTQ and my children are taught same. We should be allowed not to. I shouldn’t be tagged bigotry because i choose to practice my faith. It should be OK for people to stand for what they believe in. This rule should not favour everyone else except Christians. The LGBTQ community are doing exactly what they don’t like people doing to them. The aim of all of this to to push us to a corner where we no longer have a voice. Freedom of religion should be for all including Christians.

The Christian faith does not stand in the way of the LGBTQ community from living their lives. The LGBTQ community shouldn’t stand in the way of Christians from us living our lives and practicing our faith.

If you are a christian in the UK, this is not the time to stay silent. This is not the season to be indifferent about things. Yes we will and are praying. In addition to that, there is a petition going on for us to have a choice to opt our children out from these lessons if we want to. Please if you have the same conviction as i do regarding this matter, kindly sign  this petition here . There is also a planned protest in London regarding this matter. For details concerning the protest, click here.

We need to voice our feelings, otherwise, it will be assumed that we are OK and very soon, more restrictions will be introduced concerning us practicing our faith freely. Don’t think this isn’t your business because you are not a parent. We are fighting to have a voice.

I also solicit for prayers regarding this matter. That God will give us wisdom on how to go about it. Please also pray for Christians all over the world. That we will not fall to the pressure from the world and we won’t not deny or compromise our faith.

Not often do I ask for my posts to be shared. But please if you can share this, it will help create an awareness of why we need to take a stand in this matter. Thank you.

51 thoughts on “Our Children. Our Faith. Our Right

  1. Thank you for being bold enough to share on this. In the last days the church is really going to be viewed as an institution of hate. It’ll be considered hate speech to stand up for what we believe in according to what the Bible teaches.

    As a Christian I don’t condemn anyone for their lifestyle but I stand with what the Bible teaches that homosexuality is an abomination. I cannot say yes to what God has already said no to.

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  2. We must become MORE DILIGENT in following the commands of our Creator in Godly living and in teaching and raising our children. He’s given us His blueprint, which this we clearly know isn’t, but it really shouldn’t surprise us that we’re here. We MUST begin to spend EVEN MORE time with them, living and modeling the word of the Lord before them, because they will be exposed to ungodly living and ungodly teaching, but when the word of the Lord has been sown into their hearts and minds, the word of the Lord expressly says that, “WHEN THEY ARE OLD THEY WILL NOT DEPART!”..(Proverbs 22:6)

    This will not be a cake-walk, but they Lord always rewards our obedience, faith and diligence in seeking to align, live, and teach our children, HIS children, according to His word…

    “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 YOU SHALL TEACH THEM DILIGENTLY TO YOUR CHILDREN, AND YOU SHALL TALK OF THEM WHEN YOU SIT IN YOUR HOUSE, WHEN YOU WALK BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU LIE DOWN, AND WHEN YOU RISE UP. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates…..Deuteronomy 6:6-9

    “Now the Spirit [a]expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron..1 Timothy 4:1-2

    “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 BUT THEY WILL PROGRESS NO FURTHER, FOR THEIR FOLLY WILL BE MANIFEST TO ALL, as theirs also was….2 Timothy 3:1-9

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  3. And to think, I had the same thoughts on this similar thing last night as I “viewed” a show that portrayed a male couple adopting a baby. The relational normalcy that being portrayed now days between people of the same sex, WHICH IS NOT OF GOD, may not be openly taught in all public schools, but it’s being forced down our throats through television programming and most media outlets…

    A Nation is no longer a Christian Nation when the Word of the Lord is NO LONGER the foundation on which it lives and governs by….

    All we have to do is look to the scripture and see what the Lord did, when the children of Israel ceased from following His words and commands!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing! The same thing’s happening in the U.S. from what I see starting with an LGBTQ club in our middleschool. I have a friend who was raised by two Moms. He’s having trouble finding his way as a young husband/father and latches on to strong “father figures” and not all of them are good influence on him! There’s a reason why procreation takes a man and a woman and marriage is approved by God only as husband and wife/bride and groom. Praying with you all, Amen.

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  5. Melina Johnson

    So see this is what the leadership of this country is doing,using their position to force their selfish lifestyle on others. This calls for us christians to come together in order to show the world that we will not compromise our faith and that we would not allow them to dictate the way we raise our children. Appuling and selfish. Thanks Efua

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  6. Doug

    The main reason Christianity is targeted as hate speech is because it is recognised by its enemies as one of the pillars of western civilisation that must be toppled in order for a new, government based religion to takeover and control the minds of the electorate eg Climate change, LGBT, diversity, veganism, Islamophobia etc etc

    Lenin was one of the first to recognise this attack as a political tool – he insisted that to create the “new soviet man” – a perfect drone like person subservient to the state, the state must first usurp the guiding ties of religion and the family unit, leaving it weakened and in disarray, all the more easier for communism to be transplanted into the minds of young and old alike.

    We can see this in action in 2019, 100 years later. The private wishes and wants of families have been subsumed and subjugated to the state. Criticism of LBGT is denounced as heresy, however reasonable and well argued. Law abiding people are losing their jobs for speaking out against the doctrine of LBGT as we speak. Freedom of speech, a 700 year old privilege that our ancestors died for, is being eroded into dust.

    It is interesting to note that in Birmingham, Islam has taken a stand against LGBT being taught in schools, and it is amusing to witness two sets of protected minorities battle it out in the ideological arena. Of course, a beautiful Catch 22 has presented itself – who do you side with?! If one is pro LGBT one could be viewed as Islamaphobic, Pro Islam means one could be homophobic. It is comical beyond parody.

    Or, you could be in a majority Christian nation, where black or white, we would be all pulling in the roughly the same direction, and not having to entertain the whole insidious diversity circus.

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    1. What happened in Birmingham is a proof that this country is very hypocritical. The fact that no matter reasonable and respectful you present your case for not accepting LGBTQ, it is tagged as bigotry is disturbing in itself. There is a lot of persecution against Christians in this area and I pray we all come together to declare our stance.

      It is troubling that the government says Christians were consulted and they agreed to this. Christians did not agree. LGBTQ people who claims to be Christians are he ones who agreed. They are not Christians. They only like the idea of being called one. I don’t know where all of this is heading. It is very unsettling

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  7. J.S Giles

    I heard about this and I’m praying for all Christian parents and children over there! We have been homeschooling for awhile here in the U.S and very blessed to live in a state where we can freely educate our children based off us as a family. Breaks my heart what’s happening everywhere but it’s spreading here as well.

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  8. Remen

    It does ache my heart a great deal that this is becoming a normality in schools . It doesn’t come as a surprise because the devil rules the world. Starting to teach this innocent kids at 5 about LGBTQ has only one purpose only which is to indoctrinate them at an early age, so when they grow up, they will support anything that is in their agenda including governmental policies and see it as a normalcy. The devil is a liar!. Let them call it bigotry or whatever they like . As long as there is freedom of beliefs and religion, we as a christian parents should also have the right to teach what we believe to our children. You support LGBTQ, great but don’t teach it to my kids just as i can’t force you to accept my religion if you’re a non-christian. That wasn’t what school was meant for in the first place anyway.

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    1. Exactly sis. There is a parent that is taking a state school to court because they say the Lord’s prayer during assembly and he doesn’t want his child to be doing that as he thinks the school is indoctrinating his child into Christianity. This is the article.

      https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/parents-launch-court-action-over-christian-school-assemblies/ar-AAF0KW1?ocid=ientp

      So I wonder why this is ok but the same principle doesn’t apply for Christians who want to opt their children out from LGBTQ. It’s always one sided.

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  10. The way I see it, there are two problems here (and this is a fact of living in the US as much as it is about living in the UK these days). And it’s not only limited to Christians. It applies to other religions that have conservative beliefs about marriage and secular folks who may not have religious qualms with these teachings, but think they are anti-social, destructive, or unethical just the same. All of these people are being subordinated to a vocal minority in developed nations now.

    The first problem is that authorities are sexualizing childhood in general. There is a war on innocence altogether. It’s not just that cultural authorities with the government behind them are pushing ever more bizarre notions of political correctness on kids. It’s that parents now have to have conversations about sex with kindergartners. A relative was telling me that teachers at my nephew’s school passed out boxes of condoms to 7th graders *during class*. Their assumption is that it is now “normal” for kids as young as 12 years old to be having sex, and thus it is their duty to make it “safe” for them. It’s mentally ill. It’s a sort of predatory grooming in a way to be sexualizing young children. But it is happening with the weight of the government behind it, so it is hard to fight. And this is before we get to “Drag Queen Story Hour” at public libraries, and adults who think a six-year-old needs to know what a drag queen is. Even if you have no problem with transgender individuals, there’s something deeply disturbing about wanting to go there with a very young child. In California, the sex ed materials are now downright pornographic. And they wonder why churches and schools are full of predators now. Any well-adjusted adult would look at this stuff and say, nope, I’m not going there with a child. I assure you there are plenty of people who are okay with LGBTQ orientations that are likewise not okay with it becoming official curriculum. But they are just as afraid to utter those words as many conservatives.

    The second problem is a little more subtle. It’s that this behavior is not only accelerating conversations about the meaningful differences between people. It’s that they are pulling forward chronologically the conversations religious folks have to have with their children about how having a creed separates them from other people. From people who have legal authority over them. From people they regard as friends. They are losing their period of innocence in that way as well.

    I understand that public schools are in something of a catch-22 when it comes to talking about LGTBQ issues with kids. The fact of the matter is, your child is going to meet other children that do not come from traditional families in the course of their daily life now. And they are going to meet them at a very young age in all likelihood. Kids like to talk about their families because it is the single most important thing in their world. They don’t want to create an environment of bullying over circumstances children have absolutely no control over. And it’ hard to accomplish that without having some sort of conversation and standards about how that conversation is going to unfold.

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    1. Well said and I do agree with you to a large extent. I still do not think that it is the duty of the school to teach about this at that early age. It is the duty of the parent. Talking about a child coming out in primary school is too much for too many kids to handle. There is another book being used called you could be in the wrong body. These create confusion in the minds of children. LGBTQ is complicated for most adults to understand let alone kids. The problem with letting school do it is that it isn’t done in age appropriate ways. To give you more insight into this problem, below is an article I read yesterday of a man who is taking a state school to court for saying The Lord’s pr during school assemblies. He sees it as a way of the school trying to indoctrinate his child into Christianity.

      https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/parents-launch-court-action-over-christian-school-assemblies/ar-AAF0KW1?ocid=ientp

      If his opinion about what he wants his child to be exposed to regarding faith and belief is ok, why can the same principle not be used for people who are against LGBTQ being taught to their kids in primary schools?

      I agree that there are Christians who are afraid to speak out and that contributes to the challenge we are having right now. The fact that matter who are not ok are scared or can’t be bothered speaking out.

      The government said they consulted Christians before doing this and the Christians they consulted agreed to this. Consulting LGBTQ Christians (there is even no such thing as this) isn’t the same as consulting Christians.

      It is very saddening and watching kids conversation shift from dressing dolls to sex and sexual orientation is highly disturbing.

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  11. Sis, my heart aches with you regarding the state of the enemy’s plan to indoctrinate our children. Praise the Lord for your vigilance in not only praying and teaching your babies the truth, but also being a voice for those who have not found theirs yet. You (and this mission) will be faithfully in my prayers.

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  12. In 2004 I pulled my 8 year old son from a sex education class at his middle school, which used a rather dubious Channel 4 animated video. It was the first year the school headteacher had actually decided to show this video to the parents in advance. There was a huge amount of debate and eventually three families (two of whom were Christian) withdrew their children, while many others were left feeling uncomfortable. I just felt that once seen, it could not be unseen! This video largely portrayed heterosexual relationships (including different positions – to 7 and 8 year olds!!) with a short mention of same sex relationships, as I recall.

    Things have changed dramatically in a few short years though, and I do object strongly to the current policy of active indoctrination of our children, with parents no longer having any rights in this matter. Of course, no one should be bullied because they are different from the majority in some way, whatever that difference may be. However, Christians now seem to be the most marginalised, discriminated against and, dare I say, hated people on the planet, but we are not allowed to have a voice or a protected status! In fact, we’re fair game!

    The bible tells us… “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Eph 6:12

    So, in spite of everything, we stand our ground! We battle, we pray, we speak the truth, we love our neighbour, because time is short – and we know how this is all going to end…

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    1. Very well said. When the issue of tolerance is mentioned, I dare to say that Christians are one of the most tolerant people in comparison with other religions. We have been quiet as a group for too long. It’s about time we started speaking up. Even if it changes nothing, at least it will be known that we never kept quiet.

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  13. Efua, the Bible says righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people. Nations are influence by ruling forces of evil that is why us a Christians must engage these powers through prayer (2 Chronicles 7: 14 KJV) If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from here wicked ways then will i hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. The church plays a role in society and when the compromise begins then there is an open door for evil to rise. The truth of the fact is the Bible tells us of these last days perils. Here are a few scriptures
    1 Timothy 4: 1, 2 Timothy 3:1-4
    There consequences for the deeds we all do if man turn for God’s standard then God’s wrath will pour our. The way you are feeling remind me of 2 Peter 2:7-8 When Lot was in Sodom the Bible said the righteous man soul us vexed from day to day. Instill the true value that pleases God in your children and the younger generation as you grow in the things of God. everyone has choices but we must pray so that the mercies of God will over -rule the punishment and the eyes of those who are running headlong into evil will turn and come to the true light Jesus Christ and his awesome love. Very thoughtful posting Efua

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    1. Very well said. When we push God away, we ask why we are having problems. It’s scary to think what this world will be like in another 10yrs if we don’t return to God

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      1. The Bible says in John 3: 19 “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. Once society reject prayer in school the medium of communication with God and man. School is the place we groom future generation and the things thought in school that oppose righteousness will only produce the ill-effect we see today in society. My mother was a school teacher now she is privileged to be teaching Bible studies, before she retired I remember she told me that the syllabus has changed in the area of religious studies. It no longer deal with studying of the scriptures but now the various religions. The devil knows how to desensitize people and the dimension keep shifting now the moral structure of the family is under gross attack. God Almighty in His infinite wisdom has said it is not good for a man to be alone and God made him a help meet (a partner) and God made them male and female and the purpose is for oneness and procreation. How can the ungodly act and laws bring for the end result of what God had said ‘be fruitful and multiply. You have your right to groom your children according to God’s holy instruction because at the end God will hold us all accountable. My friend the end is at hand look up our redemption draweth nigh. I often said because of these happens there must be a judgement and its not going to be easy because God the Father gave His only begotten Son and grace and truth is granted unto us in this dispensation. Lets pray one for the other the best way forward. May revelations, visions and peace be multiplied unto you.

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      2. Amen. Desensitisation is the way the devil gets a lot of believers into thinking it doesn’t really matter. Like you said there is a lot going on and what is being unveiled is as a result of what has been happening over the years. I do think though that the government was able to get to this point because we as Christians never push back or challenge anything. When there are rights to help us, those rights should be used. Hopefully this is a wake up call for everyone to stay alert and speak up when and where necessary.

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  14. Thank you for your post. I am a mother of 5 children and i think its getting ridiculous. Its being forced down our throats.. I totally agree with you. Its becoming accepted because we don’t have a voice any longer. I will be pulling my kids out of these lessons which is totally inappropriate. As a parent i agree they need to know about LGBTQ however doesn’t mean we have to agree and i certainly do not want my children being taught this at such an early age..

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    1. Yes sis. That is all we are asking for. The option to pull our kids out from these lessons but at the moment, the government is saying these lessons will be compulsory. I pray our voices are heard🙏🏾

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