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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has been condemned for his comments about the teaching of Same-Sex Sexual Relations in the public schools.

The Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League just published an article in the Beaufort Observer defending Lt. Gov. Robinson.

He and other ministers and parents should be up in arms about this filth that is being perpetrated upon our children.

I have a friend who lives in Martin County who related the following story.

            She has a nine-year-old granddaughter who visits with her and is a very bright and talkative child. The Granddaughter, just out of the blue, said, “Grandmother, I have decided that I am a girl.”  Her Grandmother said, “Darling, you are a girl.  Why do you think you have to decide that?”. “Because my teacher said that we can decide for ourselves if we want to be a girl or a boy. You can be either one you wish. My girlfriend says that she thinks she might want to be a boy.” 

Parents, do you know what you child is being taught?  Have you looked at any of their books?  Do you ask your child what their teacher is telling them about relations with other people and sex?  It is time for all of us to get involved with this very dysfunctional education system that we have.

Rev. Ron Baity, of Return America Foundations, just reported the following:

Our lieutenant governor has exposed pornography in the public school libraries here in North Carolina. What a tragedy that the Bible—a Book of morality—has been ruled unfit for public education, but smut and pornography is legal and available for youth consumption. Our lieutenant governor has exposed this travesty and is standing up for today’s youth in the North Carolina public schools. However, instead of getting rid of the smut, some are trying to get rid of our lieutenant governor. He has been threatened, especially by the Democratic Party, and called names that should not be uttered in a drunken stupor.

It is time for all parents to get involved with returning our school system to the foundations of the three R’s and the basics of good citizenship.  Sex Education should be left to the parents and the churches.

Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided cannot stand.”  We should be teaching that we are all Americans with certain unalienable rights:  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

According to the N. C. Department of Public Instruction’s Statistical Profile ten years ago the Beaufort County Schools had an Average Daily Membership of over 7000 students.  This year the same schools have less than 6000 students.  While some of that loss can be attributed to population decline, the nearly 15% decrease in ADM is significantly larger than the population decline.  Where did those thousand students go?  Clearly, if that trend continues Beaufort County Schools is going to suffer tremendously from decreased funding, since most funding comes on a per pupil basis.  Our school board would do well to listen to parents when they express concerns about their children’s education.  They should be treated as customers, who can take their business elsewhere, including non-public schools and home schools, not to mention what will happen the next time the schools want voter approval of a bond issue.

The election results on November 2 should be seen as a warning to educators and elitists who think they know better than parents what is best for their children

It is past time for parents to stand up for what they believe is right and good for their children.  We need good conservatives to run for school boards more than ever.  And conservative school board members need to stand up and be forceful in representing parents and grandparents.

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