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A March for Children

The Bible has been my guide throughout life. The Psalms provide comfort during times of grief. The Proverbs offer instruction. The gospels, written by Matthew, Mark Luke and John show the life and way of Jesus. All the books in the Bible teach about God’s desire for us.

I am thankful that my parents led family Bible reading while I was growing up. My husband and I continued the pattern with our family.

The family unit is God’s design, but it is under attack. Our grandchildren are now school age and I am concerned about what is happening in the public school system.

An agenda is being pushed that will weaken and divide the family. Why is sexuality and gender a topic in grade school? Can staff in the public school system affirm a child who wants to change gender, and keep it a secret from parents? A change in gender can lead to lifelong medical treatments with inherent risks.

This past Sunday evening the World Prayer Network had a segment about the 1 Million March for Children. The march will take place in cities and towns all across Canada on September 20th. Parents and children will march for parental rights and family values.

The inclusion of sexual and gender content in the classroom is problematic on a number of levels. It is inappropriate for children. It is the parents’ right and duty to teach morals and values.

Parents have the right to religious freedom and instruction of their children—not the government. Parents are responsible for the healthcare of their children.

Teacher training and classroom time for including sex and gender topics takes away from important subjects. Reading and math levels are decreasing in U.S. schools.

Please pay attention to this march and pray for the participants.

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.