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In 1690 Benjamin Harris' New England Primer textbook, with a memorization rhyming alphabet, was introduced using Scripture to teach reading and pronunciation. This Primer was reprinted and used for 210 years, until 1900. Also in 1690, Connecticut established a Literacy Law with a fine of $25 (extreme for that time), because it was deemed essential that children be able to read the Scriptures. The framers of America�s Republic were thus taught and they exhibited that upbringing as they confronted and resolved EVERY issue they faced based upon the moral virtue they had derived from their Biblical worldview.

For example, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the man considered "the father of modern medicine," proposed his plan for public education in America:  "Let the children who are sent to those schools be taught to read and write - - (and) above all, let both sexes be carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education."

Dr. Rush also wrote a pamphlet titled, "A Defense of the Use of the Bible as a Schoolbook." In a letter to John Armstrong he wrote: "[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments." Dr. Rush also warned:  "Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind," and indicated that if America ever removed the Bible from the classroom, all of our time will be spent fighting crime.

In 1947, the Supreme Court in Everson v. Board of Education erected an unconstitutional �wall of separation between church and state." A decision, which instead of protecting religion from government interference, twisted the intent of a LETTER from Thomas Jefferson and claimed just the opposite. (Note: If we were to apply the 1947 decision to Jefferson himself, then he too blatantly violated this �separation� while president of the D.C. school board, designing the curriculum for the University of Virginia, and as President.)

The politically correct dictionary has been successful in excluding this Biblical moral virtue and silencing Christians from reproving the world of sin. In the same breath that Jesus stated His most quoted verse He continued with what is conveniently ignored: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil hates the Light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that does truth comes to the Light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3:17-21

Since 1947 schools have continued to expel Christ, and when Light is removed, darkness is the result. We have allowed darkness to replace the Light with the likes of GLSEN, under the guise of the politically correct definitions of �safety and bullying.� The result of this deceptive agenda has turned education from being one that produced upright citizens that learned not only the academics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, but responsibility, discipline, respect, competition, and commitment. What are we witnessing today throughout schools and society? Blame is rampant including both schools administrators afraid of ACLU law suits, and parents, who have abandoned their PRIMARY ROLE of training up a child in the way they should go.

 

Are parents relinquishing their responsibility over to undisciplined schools that are forced to rely on drugs to control misbehavior and disabilities? Are politicians complying because they would like nothing more then to have drones graduating into eco and sociological obedience, dependent upon government, and willing to do bidding for �the common good?�

 

Is the politically correct dictionary bearing the fruit of a deception designed to coerce the unsuspecting because many are lazy or too busy to deal with these assaults? Yet the consequence of redefining words like discrimination, tolerance, diversity, bigotry, fear, values, and hate are successfully being used to unjustly coddle a few while discriminating against the silent majority.

 

Consider the attempts to redefine Mother�s Day and Father�s Day, God�s design of marriage and the natural family, removing Christ from Christmas, and God from schools, government, money, etc. The hope is to eradicate Christianity from the basic fabric of America, while the mainstream media and the entertainment industry are more than happy to oblige.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:15-20, (See Galatians 5 for listings of fruit of the flesh and fruit of the Spirit.)

These accounts confirm what Jesus warned: "If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." (John 15:18-19)

One word that hasn�t been redefined is apathy, where many appear to neglect the Lord�s call to be salt and Light, at the peril of their descendants. (Matthew 5:11-16)

Addition: "Progressive" is now defined as liberalism progressing into socialism.

See The politically correct dictionary for continuing additions to the deceptive terms of progressives.