Bob Peck – RobertPeck.net
Mon, May 25, 2015
Subject; Gender Confusion in Public Schools
Gender Confusion in Public Schools – Where Did We Go Wrong?
The other day I read about a school district in Virginia that has
implemented a new “gender identity” policy that could have children who
are confused, or deceived, about their sexual identity, using the
restrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. The parents were
understandably upset and strongly protested the school board’s action.
Most Christians will be quick to attribute this, and many other ungodly
and anti-God public school policies, to a general spiritual and moral
decline in society, and that certainly is part of the equation. However,
I believe there is another story that needs to be told.
We as a society – Christians and conservatives included – have been
parties to both spiritual and civil lawlessness. Morally lawless
policies emanating from our public schools should be no surprise as God
has already told us that’s what would happen – “whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap” (Gal 6:7). If we’ve been sowing lawlessness,
then we need to expect to reap lawlessness.
This matter of lawlessness hit me when I read that the school district’s
action was the result of a non-discrimination policy required by the
Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. A little
farther on, the president of Traditional Values Coalition was quoted as
saying, “This is a beating into submission of the American people and
the taxpayers by the Obama Administration and those willfully going
along with it. They’re going to say if you don’t comply, we’re going to
take away your lunch money—your federal funding.”
So now we understand that local school districts have allowed themselves
to become dependent upon federal funds. The federal master from whose
table we beg is now requiring us to do his bidding, and that somehow
shocks and offends us. But it should have already been understood that
federal funds always come with strings attached.
Our shock and horror should not be in the fact that our federal masters
would require us to roll over and play dead in exchange for a treat from
their table. Our shock and horror should be in the realization that we –
from the federal representatives that we elect, to our local school
districts, to the parents who benefit from the federal funds – have all
become parties to lawlessness.
Nothing in the United States Constitution authorizes the federal
government to be involved in the education arena in any way, shape or
form (see the enumerated powers in Article I, Sec 8). Any powers not
clearly and specifically delegated to the federal government by the
Constitution, are the sole jurisdiction of the states and the people
(10th Amendment). Therefore, the very existence of the U.S. Department
of Education, the funds allocated to it by Congress and the mandates
issued by that agency to those receiving funds from it, are all acts of
usurpation, and, thus, acts of lawlessness. The school districts that
accept federal funds, and the parents who are the beneficiaries of the
funds, become parties to lawlessness in precisely the same manner as a
pawn shop that knowingly receives stolen goods.
The thing that I find most shocking in all of this, is that a Christian
organization (Traditional Values Coalition) apparently supports local
schools receiving unconstitutional federal funds; that they are so naive
as to think those funds can be procured without selling your soul to the
powers that preside over this criminal enterprise.
However, this story has deeper roots than the mere civil lawlessness of
Constitutional usurpation, which in itself constitutes treachery.
We, American society, Christians and conservatives included, have become
parties to spiritual lawlessness as well.
God gave children to parents, not the state. Every principle and precept
in the Bible indicates that children are part of, and under the
jurisdiction of, the God-ordained family unit in which parents are God’s
stewards over the children that he gives them. I find no passage of
scripture awarding civil government jurisdiction over children or giving
it authority to determine their education.
Every compulsory attendance law and government-mandated educational
standard, directly violates the God-given authority and responsibility
of parents over children by interjecting government between parents and
children. These laws treat children as wards of the state rather than as
wards of the God-ordained family unit. This is a usurpation by civil
government of a jurisdiction granted by God to the family – government
claiming authority in an area that God gave to the family, not the
state. This is spiritual lawlessness and we, the American people,
including Christian families, have been willing (though unwitting)
participants in it for generations now.
However, the roots of spiritual lawlessness go even deeper than our
acquiescing to civil government violating the sovereignty of the
God-ordained family unit.
The real root of the matter lies in spiritual lethargy and
imperceptiveness on the part of the church. Our slothfulness allowed the
government the co-opting of children and education that crept into
American society over a considerable period of time.
Nevertheless, I doubt that the Christian population in American would
have turned their children over to the government without some form of
enticement, and I suspect that enticement was “free” education. However,
nothing is really free, as everything that government gives, it first
has to take from someone else. Therefore, free education is not really
free, but subsidized – subsidized by our neighbor, whose wealth the
government promises to take from him, to use for us, so that our kids
can be educated for free!
To take the fruits of one man’s labors by force and use them for another
man’s benefit is theft. To use government as the middleman in this act
is called socialism. Whether done directly or indirectly, this is a
violation of the Eighth Commandment – “Thou shalt not steal.”
So how could Christian people be enticed to break a clear commandment
and become parties to the government’s plundering of our neighbor? For
this to happen, the promoters of government education had to first get
us to covet our neighbor’s wealth as a resource for the educating of our
children. This, by the way, just happens to violate the Tenth
Commandment prohibition against coveting anything that is our
So it would appear that we – the good Christian people of America – have
violated the spiritual prohibitions against both coveting and stealing.
We then allowed spiritual lawlessness to enter our homes, forfeiting the
sovereignty of the family unit and the responsibility to educate our
children, as we turned them over to the power of the state to educate,
according to its dictates. Now we appear to be consenting to civil
lawlessness through the usurping of the supreme law of the land, the
U.S. Constitution, as we demand to have our children fed from the
In the title of this article I asked the question of where we went wrong
that moral lawlessness should be reigning in our public schools. The
answer is that we went wrong when we ourselves became parties to
spiritual and civil lawlessness. To think that we can sow such seeds and
reap anything but a corrupt harvest is to expect to mock one of the laws
by which God governs the universe – the law of sowing and reaping.
I really can’t get excited about fighting the current harvest of moral
lawlessness in the government schools. What I can get excited about is
seeing the body of Christ extract ourselves from the Babylonian system
of socialism and contend for the restoration of the sovereignty of the
family unit, including both its rights and responsibilities.