One of our local Vancouver news sites posted this story yesterday: Students in Chilliwack Getting Free Bibles in School.
I received one of those New Testaments from the Gideons when I was in the fifth grade, as did every other Canadian child until some parents started voicing concerns about Christian indoctrination and such. This kind of protest increased to the point where there are very few schools that permit the distribution of the little Bibles these days. Apparently, it’s now considered discrimination against other religious groups and interferes with parents’ rights to educate their children.
Give me a break.
If a parent truly believes it is their right to educate their children, then home school the kids and be done with the evil Christian influence they think occurs in public schools. But many parents can’t, or don’t want to. Instead, they become so vocal about their “rights” that teachers aren’t allowed to do much more than read out of a text book because if they state anything that sounds like an opinion, they are raked over the coals by one group or another. The result is kids who grow up to mimic their parents’ attitudes and receive a narrow-minded education in the process. They are intolerant of anyone who does not agree with them.
That’s my opinion, based on what I see and hear around me.
Let the Gideons hand out their Bibles. If you don’t want your child to have one, then don’t sign the permission slip. But to start hurling unfounded and ridiculous accusations is a little bit over the top, don’t you think?
We’re facing the end times, folks, and this news article talks about just one tiny little event in the grand scheme of things. But the gray area between black and white is thinning quite rapidly. We can’t camp there anymore. Christians, take a stand. The enemy knows his days are numbered and he’s pulling out all the stops while he still can.
I’m so glad I know Who wins.
Then I saw Heaven open wide—and oh! a white horse and its Rider. The Rider, named Faithful and True, judges and makes war in pure righteousness. His eyes are a blaze of fire, on his head many crowns. He has a Name inscribed that’s known only to himself. He is dressed in a robe soaked with blood, and he is addressed as “Word of God.” The armies of Heaven, mounted on white horses and dressed in dazzling white linen, follow him. A sharp sword comes out of his mouth so he can subdue the nations, then rule them with a rod of iron. He treads the winepress of the raging wrath of God, the Sovereign-Strong. On his robe and thigh is written, King of kings, Lord of lords. – Revelation 19:11-16 (The Message)