What’s Behind Politically Correct Sex Education?

How did our schools become incubators for misguided sex education, radical feminism, and approval of homosexuality? The answer is that it all follows the utopian worldview of secular humanism. Alfred Kinsey, Mary Calderone, Wilhelm Reich, and Margaret Sanger all influenced sex education in the public schools. Colson and Pearcey pointed out that Calderone was a major contributor who viewed sexuality as a means of “transforming human nature and ushering in the ideal society.” Austrian psychologist Wilhelm Reich advanced the theory that sex without any restrictions was man’s only salvation, and his writings became recommended reading in college courses. Margaret Sanger, the forerunner of Planned Parenthood, pushed for abortion rights because she wanted to use it to control the population and to get rid of those she and others considered inferior.

So, what is the underlying purpose behind it all? When secular humanism under the cloak of “progressivism” infiltrated the universities, it brought with it the utopian framework. It was and is an ideology that denies absolute truth and moral law, seeks the ascendancy of man without the religious restraints of conscience, and believes mankind can build his own paradise without God. Of course, what succeeds in the universities eventually takes over classrooms at all levels.

School systems in California and other states are now contributing to sexual confusion and psychological problems by encouraging children to determine what gender they prefer to identify with. They have ordered that children be allowed to use whichever school bathrooms and locker rooms they choose according to their feelings. Recently the state of Tennessee witnessed an uproar of dissent when it appeared that the University of Tennessee had endorsed the use of gender neutral pronouns by its students. Is there any doubt that similar attempts are underway in school systems throughout the nation?

Education Needs Some Real Critical Thinkers

 “Critical thinking” and “higher order” are the great buzz words in education today and have been for several decades. They are a big part of current educational philosophy, but what exactly do they mean?

Most people probably imagine that both of these terms would hold some measure of truth expectation, some thinking that would involve greater knowledge and important realities. However, they are often used to support a philosophy which has no room for truth claims.

It’s important to understand that all philosophies begin with some assumption about God and about the issue of truth, and this one is no different. The secular philosophy, the one being caught as much as taught in America’s public classrooms, says that each individual must determine what is right and what is true for himself through critical thinking. This mindset teaches that truth is relative and changes with every generation. However, Hebrews 13:8 states that Jesus Christ (who the Bible calls the embodiment of truth) is “the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Malachi 3:6 says, “I am the Lord; I change not.” Jesus made it clear that his words would “never pass away”. (Matthew 24:35) In other words, truth is eternal. Our world has denied this in spite of overwhelming evidence for God as creator and sustainer of the universe.

As scientists discover more information about cells, DNA, and the human genome, they find amazing evidence of intelligence behind them. The apostle Paul in the book of Romans said that the creation of the visible world itself shows the invisible qualities of God. He stated further that even though people could know something about God through what He has made, the wicked refuse to give him thanks. They allow their thinking to become futile, and proclaiming their own wisdom they become fools. Paul would no doubt place some of the greatest leaders in education today in this category, because they are always learning, but are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. They believe you can start from the premise that there is no God and still figure out all that you need to know.

Education leaders at the university level have successfully pushed the narrative that naturalism and theoretical evolution are equivalent to science and that there are no theistic implications there. Intellectual honesty would force the admission that science has not and cannot empirically demonstrate Darwinism’s claims. Most of those we consider to be the top evolution scientists in the world (i.e. Hawking, Dawkins, Gould, and Weinberg), according to biologist, Dr. Phillip E. Johnson and others, are atheistic naturalists who, in spite of their scientific credentials, more accurately fit the category of intellectual philosophers who jealously guard their territory against religion.

Johnson makes a compelling argument that, “In view of the cultural importance of the naturalistic worldview … and its status as virtually the official philosophy of government and education, there is a need for informed outsiders to point out that claims are often made in the name of science that go far beyond the available evidence.”

Truth seekers must be willing to learn to be real critical thinkers by examining all of the evidence. We can’t allow those who really are dealing in philosophy to claim the scientific high ground. We should demand teaching based on clear evidence and intellectual integrity. We should also demand the teaching of accurate history. There is no good reason not to teach about the historical Jesus, as recorded by writers of the era, both believers and skeptics. Students should be taught about the impact of Christianity on both the ancient and the modern world. Good literature from the past should be read and studied along with contemporary writings. No subject should be scrubbed of any references to religious contributions or discarded because of them.

The education establishment should be required to demonstrate its commitment to critical thinking by showing how it is applying logic and deductive reasoning to all sides of an issue instead of siding with what is politically correct. Educators with such integrity will not fear outside scrutiny of the curriculum. They will not attempt to keep anything hidden.

If there is hope for positive change, it will come through the thinking of those who are willing to become truth seekers who will follow the real evidence wherever it takes them.

Five Big Lies Of Secular Humanism

There are, I believe, five big lies that have brought western civilization almost to the scrapheap of history. Unless they are recognized and refuted sufficiently, the downward spiral will eventually be completed and a return to the dark ages inevitable.

With the rise of naturalism and the resulting secularism came the “God is dead” movement. Atheists jubilantly declared their intellectual fulfillment and headed in droves to the universities to spread their worldview throughout academia. It became their cause celebre, their mission. It mattered not that it was without any real scientific verification. The first big lie – that there is no God, and none is needed – became a part of the fabric of western education.

Secularists were emboldened to take on the whole idea of truth. They declared by their words and their teaching that objective truth is a myth. They assured their minions that people make their own truth at will. The second big lie was hatched and destined to birth a toxic relativism throughout the culture via the schools.

A natural progression from the rejection of truth was the devaluation of language. Words no longer had inherent meaning. People could change the meaning at will. Up could mean down if it served the speaker’s purpose. A few atheist philosophers understood that you cannot get rid of God until you get rid of grammar. Therefore educational emphasis had to change. “Local dialect should be embraced, not corrected,” they said. “If profanity is a part of the culture, it’s no big deal.” Not only were words devalued, so were criteria for excellence in literature and the arts. The third big lie was gaining momentum.

By the dawn of the twenty-first century, secularism was firmly entrenched in the west. Prayer was now excluded from public school activities. Even instrumental Christian music was forbidden. The message was, “See what great things we can do through secularism! Our schools will be just fine without religion.” The lesson being taught was that secularism built this great civilization and can sustain it – the fourth big lie.

The battle cry from the heights of secular humanism now resounds the fifth big lie throughout the culture: “All we need is to totally eliminate religion, homophobia, and capitalism. Utopia is within our grasp!”

Secular humanist “progressives” fell under the seduction of their own lies. They really believe them. They can’t begin to see that if and when they succeed in taking away religious conviction and conscience from society, no police force in the world will be big enough to control the evil that will be unleashed.

Thankfully we are still living in some of the light from Christian values that helped build our society, but once those roots have been destroyed and their light extinguished, how great the darkness will surely be! I pray that a new generation will arise that can see the failure of secular humanism and recognize and reject the lies before it is too late. We need a generation that will embrace truth, righteousness, and justice.