Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | February 24, 2012

Big Brother and Homeschoolers

To the Editor:

Normally, an Alberta Clipper is the worst thing to come out of Canada. However, now something far more chilling and destructive has happened:, 2/23/12 – “Under Alberta’s new Education Act, homeschoolers and faith-based schools will not be permitted to teach that homosexual acts are sinful as part of their academic program, says the spokesperson for Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk.

‘Whatever the nature of schooling – home school, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences,” Donna McColl, Lukaszuk’s assistant director of communications, told LifeSiteNews on Wednesday evening.

‘You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational study and instruction,” she added. Reacting to the remarks, Paul Faris of the Home School Legal Defence Association said the Ministry of Education is ‘clearly signaling that they  are in fact planning to violate the private conversations families have in their own homes.’ ‘You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational study and instruction,’ a government spokesperson told LifeSiteNews.

Evidently, one can be diverse–as long as one is not diverse from government dictates. You can believe it but you cannot promulgate it? One wonders if the same will apply to Muslims who teach from the Koran about Jihad?

A homeschooler acquaintance of mine has stated, “I find it odd that they say it can be taught during family time, but not during educational/instruction time. Most homeschooling families do not ring a bell, or watch a clock to ‘stop learning’. Our instruction time and family time are intertwined.”

How will Big Brother monitor this? Bug people’s houses? Interrogations?

Christians want to be law abiding citizens; however, when push comes to shove, then Act 5:29 tell us what to do,”We ought to obey God rather than men.” We will obey God!


Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
Ph. 304-864-3870
MOUNTAIN MANNA, 96.7 FM, Sundays 9:30ish

“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”



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