… so You Bigoted Parents Just Shut Up And Sit Down!
The title of this article is a sentiment often expressed by those who are part of the public education Establishment. They look down their overly-educated noses at those deplorable parents and feel their agenda for the kids entrusted to their tender mercies is much more important than the wishes and desires of the parents. After all, they are the change agents, put in place to change the morals and attitudes of students into something their parents will no longer even recognize.
A glaring example of this change agent attitude in living color has recently taken place at a high school in or near Conroe, Texas. I would have expected something like this in New York, Illinois, or Commiefornia – but in Texas of all places.
According to a November 14th article on Texas Score Card for: “The government knows what’s in your child’s best interest better than you do–at least according to a teacher at Willis Independent School District. Anthony Lane, an English teacher at Willis High School has vocally defended the school’s decision to bring in an adult male entertainer who performs at strip clubs to spend a day with the children, lashed out on Facebook at parents who have complained.”
Mr. Lane, it seems, has a problem with parents who don’t like what the schools are doing. Lane said: “I believe that raising a child is the responsibility of the community and that parents should not have the final say. Let’s be honest, some of you don’t know what’s best for your kids” Apparently there was somewhat of a backlash from parents about this male stripper being invited to the school, supposedly to teach in a cosmetology class. Do you honestly mean the school could not find anyone other than this male stripper to come in a teach in a cosmetics class?Did they even try? I’m willing to bet that having this guy, who another article on this same event listed as a Drag Queen, brought in was the real thrust of all this action and the cosmetics class was just the excuse to get him in there so he and his lifestyle could be exposed to the students.
In response to the parental backlash, the ubiquitous Mr. Lane said: “I have what may be a strange view when it comes to parental rights and education being viewed as a customer service industry. Our society is often very sensitive when it comes to (criticizing) parents and teachers are often afraid of parents because they are given so much authority. Parents believe they should be able to storm the school in the name of political and religious beliefs if something happens in the school that they are morally opposed to. They forget that we make a promise to prepare their children to live in a diverse world. We are not required to protect the misguided, bigoted views of their parents.” Lane has since removed this post, possibly after parental calls for him to be fired–which sounds like a great idea to me. I would never want someone with his warped mindset teaching my kids–English or anything else!
But go back and read his comments again. What he is telling you parents is that the education establishment has more “rights” over what your kids learn than you do. The public school system is the ultimate parent, and you religious bigots with kids in public schools should just shut up and let those schools undue all you have ever done to teach your kids right from wrong! Did you get that? How many other public school teachers have this same attitude and just don’t express it out loud–yet? I realize this man’s attitude is not shared by all public school teachers, but it is shared by the public school system as a whole.
It amazes me no end that all this garbage (and that’s what it is) goes on continually in public schools and parents continue to complain–and when the complaints do no earthly good, they continue to leave their kids in these miserable secular humanist indoctrination factories. Maybe the fact that most of the parents were also educated in these indoctrination factories that keeps them from seeing what really is going on–the gradual destruction of their children and eventually the family unit.
Lane has a big problem with all the authority over their kids that parents seem to have. That authority is God-given authority. Parents, before God, are directed how they shall teach and lead their children, and they make a major mistake when they entrust part of that authority to teachers like Mr. Lane, who, it seems, has a problem with the concept of parental, God-given authority.
I would love to see the day when enough parents, most especially Christian parents, begin to realize what the public school system is doing to (not for) their kids and they start removing them and seeking out alternative education for them. Some have done this, but not enough.
I wonder what it is going to take for the parents in this situation in Texas to begin to realize what the public schools are doing to their children and start removing them from those schools. I am afraid I will not live to see this happen.
When this country finally goes down the tubes, the public school system will be one of those willing agencies that gave it a big push.
November 30, 2019
~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of The Copperhead Chronicle, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition to that he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.
Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed Metropolis Café to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.
He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.