Rescue the Children – Shut Down Public Schools

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The
day rarely goes by when the public schools don't offer another reason
to shut them down, and they have kindly obliged again.

"1st
public gay high school set for NY
," the MSNBC Web site
reported on Monday. In a bit of dark humor, the headline link ran
just below this one: "HIV cases rise among U.S. gay men."

You'd
think the news about AIDS might give the public schools pause, but
alack, when the subject involves perversion, educationist fools
rush in where angels fear to tread.

Still,
the high school is a welcome development. It hastens the day when
public education collapses.

The
School

The
school will be named for a homosexual martyr, Harvey Milk, and New
York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is positively pink about it.

"I
think everybody feels that it's a good idea," he bubbled, "because
some of the kids who are gays and lesbians have been constantly
harassed and beaten in other schools. It lets them get an education
without having to worry."

Actually
"everybody" doesn't "feel" it's a good idea,
not least of whom are the devout Christians, Muslims and Jews whose
taxes will pay for this lunatic experiment. By the way, it includes
the obligatory nod to bisexual and "transgender" students.

Who
knew so many teens were afflicted with the desire for "sex
reassignment?"

Sadly,
recalling the headline and truth about AIDS, New York's school authorities
could well help kill students they claim they want to protect and
educate.

What
About Christians

It's
tempting to say segregating homosexuals from normal kids is a good
idea. Without doubt, if someone had suggested this 10 years ago,
the Stonewall riots might have re-erupted.

But
segregation isn't the point. Favoritism is, and as with public education
itself, it's a thoroughly inappropriate use of public money.

To
prove it, let's suggest similar treatment for all students, which
is only fair. If homosexual students deserve protection from "harassment,"
all students do.

Catholics
and devout Christians should demand separate schools to protect
their children from harassment, and not from other students, but
from the flagitiously anti-Christian school authorities. They never
tire of insulting and degrading the Christian religion. The public
school curriculum, candidly hostile to Christian beliefs with its
pro-homosexual "family life" curriculum, is harassment
in and of itself.

Christians
should demand not just separate schools, but priests and ministers
as teachers and principals. They should demand Christian textbooks
and time for morning services. They should demand prayer at the
beginning and end of the school day.

Jews
and Muslims should demand separate schools. So should whites, as
well as blacks and other minorities. All are harassed in some way,
although everyone knows who gets harassed the most: white Christians.

The
entire public-school apparatchik is arrayed against them.

Rescue
Your Children

If
anyone else asked for separate schools, the educrats would tell
them to go private. Good idea, as is home-schooling, which is why
Harvey Milk High is such good news for the opponents of public education.

The
madness won't stop in New York, and it's a stunning demonstration
of public schooling's nefarious purpose: not only altering the loyalties
and beliefs of the students, but also undermining traditional American
culture and the Christian civilization that produced it.

The
end of public education awaits one thing: Parents with the courage
to rescue their children.

July
30, 2003

Syndicated
columnist R. Cort Kirkwood [send
him mail
] is managing editor of the Daily News-Record
in Harrisonburg, Va.

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