obama_church_1109980aEver notice how quickly our leaders turn to God in times of tragedy? How many times after a tragedy occurs, do you see someone say; “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families…”?

It’s almost standard fare, because our leaders understand the importance of going to GOD, especially in times  of disaster or great need. But I have a question:

Why is God good enough for our leaders, but not for our kids in schools? What about the idea that if we expose children to God going in, we wouldn’t have to pray for Him to show up later; after a terrible tragedy?

Yes, I know the left will scream about the separation of church and State, but instilling the word of God into school lessons for kids doesn’t mean someone is trying to impose a certain religion on children. If kids these days can be indoctrinated with every feel-good, politically-correct agenda from the left, then certainly introducing a few time-tested teachings of God might go a long way toward exacting some honesty, integrity, kindness, and yes, moral behavior for children to hear about and maybe even learn.

The Education system does not exist in a vacuum. It is and was intended to be a partnership between teachers, administrators and yes, parents. Advancing the cause that all religion or moral teachings should be left to take place only in the home is turning a blind eye to the realities of our contemporary world. Why wouldn’t we want everyone pushing for strong values to be infused into the minds of American kids before, during and after their impressionable ages?

78% of all Americans claim to be Christians, and over 90% claim to believe in a God, so the obvious question here is; what’s the problem? How do violent video games, explicit movies and TV shows, rap music – with language that would have gotten you headed out to retrieve a switch 20 years ago – get into the classroom, but prayers are banned?

Make no mistake, there is a small group of determined folks who wish to eradicate every hint of religion or God from the ears of young children, but they do not have theirs or our best interests in mind. The relationship between getting rid of God and what is going on with our kids, seems like a no-brainer to me. I don’t know how the case can be made that kids are smarter, more kind, happier, less violent, and better behaved now than they were in the early 60’s when this insanity started.

In America our public schools are intended to be religiously neutral, so what do I have in mind? Changing some laws or passing some new ones? Not hardly – man made laws don’t change problems of this magnitude anyway. I’m talking about trying to change what lies in the heart of a child. What if we introduce silly things like,

  • Honor Thy Mother and Father

  • Thou shalt not kill

  • Thou shalt not steal

  • Thou shalt not commit Adultery

  • Thou shalt not lie

  • Thou shalt not covet

I hope it doesn’t take 50 years to turn this ship around, but on the other hand I don’t really care how long it takes, I’m in.

This is Joe the Plumber Wurzlebacher and I believe in this message.