Along about 1992, our 14 year-old son brought home a brochure from school. This brochure was stirring up a lot of commotion on the bus. Kids were passing it, and others like it, around, showing it to the younger kids on the bus, embarrassing the young girls and causing a lot of disruption for the bus driver. When Ty showed it to me, I was appalled. This brochure was very explicit about showing cartoon-ish drawings on how to put on a condom, examples of “pillow talk” with your partner, and facts about sexually transmitted diseases. The brochure was every bit a pornographic infomercial for teen sex. I asked him where he got it and he said from a “career day” field trip to the local hospital.
He said the field trip didn’t really have much to do with careers as it did with information about sex. I couldn’t remember signing a permission slip for him to leave the school premises for a field trip. I asked my wife about it and she said she didn’t sign any permission slip either. So I proceeded to write an open letter to the Superintendent of Schools describing in detail the contents of the brochure, the fact that as parents we were not informed that our child would be removed from the school to attend the “career day,” and the we did not, nor would we give permission for our son to attend such a field trip. The Superintendent of Schools was the former chairman of the Democratic Party in that county. I was the current Republican Party chairman. The local newspaper published the letter.
I then took off to Ghana, West Africa where we were in the beginning stages of our ministry efforts there. Phone communication was very sketchy and a few days later, I finally was able to connect with my wife Chris. She told me that I had stirred up a lot of trouble with that letter. Apparently, parents were so upset that several mothers picketed the school board meeting, causing both radio, television and newspaper coverage. The school board, concerned that my wife and I would sue them, made the Superintendent issue a public apology. And he and his democrat buddies, who tried to sneak in an abhorrent sex promotion under the guise of promoting careers for young people, were forced to cease and desist. That was 30 years ago in a mostly rural Virginia county. You see how these things start.
It’s certainly mild compared with today’s struggle of LGBTQ+ activists grooming kids for sexual perversion, putting sandboxes in school restrooms because some kids think they are cats, the whole pronoun issue, and the list goes on. And yes, if you stand up to it, you might get labeled a terrorist by the Biden Administration and have the FBI give you a visit. See how far this has gone? Also see that one person, me in the aforementioned example, caused a policy change. The Lord God honors this as evidenced in Ezekiel 22:30, “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it.” As these issues and election day come upon us, let’s not allow the last part of that verse to ring true: “but I found no one.” It takes just one, maybe you.