From the Boston Herald:
“…Meanwhile, Charles Skidmore, principal of Arlington High School, where a Maria Talks poster hangs in the nurse’s office, said, “I’m assuming because it’s from the Department of Public Health, it’s balanced information. There’s so much information available now, at least this has someone standing behind it that is a state-sponsored organization.” (emphasis mine)
I read the quote from the principal and my reaction is, “Orly?” (that’s teenspeak for “Oh, really?” said in a sardonic and sometimes sarcastic tone.) So what is the state doing that Principal Skidmore feels so secure in?
“The commonwealth is using taxpayer money to tell kids how to get a secret abortion, and that’s wrong,” said Linda Thayer, a former Boston schoolteacher who is vice president for educational affairs of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, which this week took aim at the site. (emphasis mine)
Ah, so let’s look again at the ‘assumption’ that Principal Skinner is making with regards to some posters hanging in his school. Scripture warns us directly to trust in God, not in earthly power, yet, we do it all the time. Government is our friend, it’s here to protect us, we are America, we are the land of the free and the brave, the great democratic experiment. Surely, we can trust those we elect to make the best decisions for us. Can’t we?
If that were ever true (and I doubt it were), it is far from true today. Today, our bloated government is chockful of liberal bureaucrats who are intent on pushing an activist social agenda that you and I not only do not want, but realize is damaging to us, our children, our country and our future.
Today’s Boston Herald has a good example of the hateful activities which our government is sponsoring and funding, in the Orwellian-like insistence that this is a good thing. In Massachusetts, the commonwealth is paying for a website to encourage teens who are sexually active. We’re told the website is “essential” and “non-judgmental” and it has the full support of NARAL and the AIDS Action Committee:
A state-funded sex education Web site that tells teens an abortion is “much easier than it sounds” has drawn fire from outraged pro-lifers who say mariatalks.com is glossing over ugly truths, steering teens toward the controversial procedure and counseling them how to keep mom and dad in the dark.
Aren’t you glad to know that public money is being spent to tell kids how to avoid the law, skirt their parents, trash their young lives, and do longtime psychological damage to themselves?
I think Mr. Charles Skidmore is naive at best, and disingenious at worst. He has passed the buck along and is not accepting responsibility on behalf of these kids, or just as likely, is complicit in the sexualization of our youth. Either way, it’s not a pretty picture in Massachusetts.
Ugh. I’d parse this article but I’m tired and discouraged. Enough to bring it to your attention today.
Please pray for an end to abortion, and the strength to love and teach our kids in God’s ways, not the ways of earthly princes.