Greetings Olivia St. John:
Reading your article entitled Educrats ride bigot bandwagon
, as presented in my Brother of Yeshua Blog
article entitled Another Victim of Christian Complacency
, it is the spiritual complacency of the Church that school choice is not a reality, and the right of parents to homeschool their children is not Constitutionally protected. As stated in the article, what we are presented with is the primary differences between philosophy and genuine religion. Philosophy is a belief, or system of beliefs, that one casually embraces. Religion, on the other hand, is the mindset and lifestyle necessary to live, in order to prove one's beliefs. And as a greater number of people begin to reject the institutional dogmatic Church doctrines of Pagan Rome -- embracing the spiritual essence of what Yeshua/Jesus taught as a way of life that brings about true spiritual transformation -- then even greater confrontation is on the near horizon with the Secular Progressives who are attempting to diminish the influence of religion.
Genuine religion is a mindset -- a system of foundational thinking -- and this mindset is supported by the necessary lifestyle that permits the religious tenets to transform the adherent. Therefore, the fundamental Constitutional protection on the practice of religion, is the guarantee of the freedom of thought and lifestyle -- and it is this abject denial of the primary tenets of genuine religion, that is totally suppressed in the public school environment, as well as the lifestyle that is supported in government institutionalized systems of education. When Paul commanded to "touch not the unclean" (2 Cor 6:17), the child's attendance in the modern public school has the effect of immersing them in every aspect of what the Bible defines as unclean -- an environment that is a detriment to their spiritual wellbeing. And if the Church was not so complacent, and more concerned with peddling Christ for the dollars in the collection plate, then it would have long ago opposed state defined religion that holds to the flawed doctrine that the practice of the child's religion is separate from their way of thinking and lifestyle.
The bureaucratic fumbling is so bad in most public schools, that I have myself seen where a local school district twice misplaced one of these notices for intent to school at home. In fact, the only way to insure that your rights are protected, is to get the clerk who receives the notice, to sign and date that said notice was received. And to deny a child what should be a Constitutionally protected First Amendment religious Right, because of the commonplace bureaucratic failure of the public school, is not only Constitutional apostasy, but is a religious abomination that a parent is even required to ask permission of the state, to practice their religion in the first place. Further, there are school districts that will do everything in their power to oppose homeschooling parents, and they have a self-serving interest in losing these notices. And sadly, this confrontational fiasco will continue, until the people begin to reject state defined religion, and require the state to acknowledge that one's religion begins with the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of the child.
If the Church would begin to move in a more genuine spiritual direction, there exists sufficient case-law rulings to achieve their goals of the spiritual protection of the child. "Education, of course, is not among the rights afforded explicit protection under our Federal Constitution. Nor do we find any basis for saying it is implicitly so protected... We have carefully considered each of the arguments supportive of the District Court's finding that education is a fundamental right or liberty and have found those arguments unpersuasive” (San Antonio Independent School District vs. Rodrigues 411 US 1 ).
In view of the fact that there is no Constitutional mandate or protection of education, while there is for religion, the legal question then becomes: Can the child be educated with the least infringement upon the practice of their religion -- i.e., their religiously based thinking, mindset and lifestyle. The answer is a resounding YES -- and this would open the door to a mandated option of school choice. And as I have previously explained to Jay Sekulow of the American Center For Law And Justice (see http://ebionite.com/aclj.htm
), while it would be difficult for the faith-based Church to change direction at this late date with resect to their doctrine that mindset and lifestyle doesn't matter, this is not at all the case from the original Ebionite Nazirene teachings of Yeshua/Jesus. And with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other important writings, the stamp of validity is now seen to rest with the Ebionites, rather than the doctrines of Pagan Rome.
Atheists and Secular Progressives have prevailed over the Church in Europe, which has often been portrayed as a Godless continent where the doors of the Churches have been abandoned. To the degree that Islam is very quickly becoming the religion of Europe. Using the mass media and the public schools, they are waging a war against the Church in the United States. And if Christians continue to fail to protect their children from the onslaught of the wholesale immorality of the Left as being waged in our public schools and culture, then Christianity will become as irrelevant in the United States, as it presently is in Europe. Yet, legal organizations such as Jay Sekulow and the American Center for Law and Justice, are more afraid of supporting the original Ebionite Nazirene teachings of Yeshua/Jesus, than they are of the continued sacrifice of their children on the altar of cultural degeneracy. Meanwhile, the complacency of the Church causes sincere Christians such as Denise Mafi to be victimized for doing what every Christian should be doing in the raising of Godly children.
GodSpeed in TheWay,
Brother Of Yeshua