Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.(Luke 17:1-2)
There are times when, although you already know about a bad societal trend, an event occurs which crystallizes all that you sense was wrong about it. I had one of those moments when I opened a Saturday edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, our local newspaper, and read an article entitled “Group Delivers Anti-Gay Message At Iowa School”.
According to the article, the Dunkertown Iowa school district had invited an openly Christian band, “JunkYard Prophet” to hold a student assembly to talk about positive life choices and tolerance.
DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) — Potentially offensive messages about homosexual and transgender people have prompted a contrary message of tolerance from an eastern Iowa school superintendent.
Waterloo television station KWWL reports (
) Dunkerton Community School Superintendent Jim Stanton talked to students Thursday afternoon about the messages delivered during an assembly earlier in the day.
Stanton says the messages delivered by a band Junkyard Prophet and a group called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide didn’t conform to the district’s teaching of tolerance. He says it was a mistake to invite them.
After the band played some music Thursday morning and discussed the perils of provocative lyrics, the performers and group members reportedly made disparaging remarks about homosexual and transgender people.
But the message of the group itself proved to be “intolerable” to the school administration and some of the students.
Comments about homosexuality were offensive to some students, including seventh grader Adam Manahl, “I wanted to walk out. But I’m like,keep your calm, listen to what they have to say”, he said. Later boys and girls were split up. Some girls said they were given a message against abortion.
Kenzly Rickfels , a junior ,said she was uncomfortable with the discussion and didn’t join in. “They called me out because I wasn’t participating because I didn’t believe what they wanted me to believe in, and they forced me to participate.
The school principal has apologized, saying he was shocked, and that the school district’s mission is one of “tolerance and acceptance”. He has also called another school assembly to “talk to the students about what had happened”.
You would almost think that there had been a crime committed! But in the modern sense, there was a crime, a thought crime had been committed by the invited christian ministry. They had committed the crime of telling impressionable students that they didn’t think homosexuality and abortion were very good “lifestyle choices”.
The school administer has dutifully apologized for his part in the “crime” , and is now atoning for it.
Welcome to the “brave New World” of the godless and “tolerant”. Pray for our children! They have been brainwashed to the point that they now think that any dissent of the atheistic and amoral propaganda they are being nurtured on, is a high offense.
Barring a revival, the next generation is well on its way to Hell.
Christians we have a generation to reach! May God help us…
But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.(Isaiah 49:25)