Public School Board Revokes Parent Rights | Tomorrow’s World News and Prophecy — May 27, 2024

Public School Board Revokes Parent Rights

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In Washington County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., the school board recently decided that parents cannot opt their young children out of elementary school lessons focusing on LGBTQ+ themes. Concerned parents sued the school district, requesting the right to prevent their children from being forced to participate in the lessons on the basis of their religious beliefs. Interestingly, the three sets of parents bringing the lawsuit were Muslim, Jewish, and Christian. According to Reuters, the group of parents “objected to a curriculum for pre-K and elementary school-aged children that included books that portray gay, transgender and non-binary characters in various situations” (May 15, 2024). A lower court, and now an appeals court, have upheld the school board’s ruling, preventing parents from removing their children from these lessons. Parents with children in government schools in Washington County now have no choice but to find alternative means of education or allow their children to be subjected to what amounts to LGBTQ+ indoctrination in the classroom. The court ruling states that “part of the compromise parents make when choosing to send their children to public schools” is allowing their children to be exposed to issues they disagree with, religious or not (MSN, May 16, 2024).

The prophet Jeremiah was inspired to warn ancient Israel—and the modern Israelite-descended nations at the end of the age—“My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray” (Jeremiah 50:6). When boards of government-funded schools claim to seek the best interests of children while indoctrinating them to accept biblically abhorrent acts and lifestyles, we are seeing the spirit of this age-old prophecy brought to life. To learn more, read or listen to “Misguided Education and the Decline of Western Civilization.”