Has God Become a Political Pawn?
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We recently witnessed a presidential inauguration in which God was mentioned in prayers, songs and speech. Even the phrase "in Jesus' name" was used in ending one of the prayers.
It is rather ironic that at the highest level of power, God-words are acceptable, yet in the ubiquitous venue of public education, essentially any mention of God is completely forbidden. Moments of silence have replaced prayer, and those who do say an invocation are not allowed to mention Jesus for fear of offending a person of a non-Christian faith or an atheist.
Why does secularism fear debate?
In teaching science, it is absolutely forbidden to propose creation as an alternative to evolution, which has now been labeled as scientific fact. An open dialogue about irreducible complexity or intelligent design is off-limits in the arena that purports to teach our youth how to think and carry on effective debate.
Teachers are mandated in most schools to focus strictly on the state-mandated standards, purportedly to guarantee a substantive education for all students. There is no small irony in the teaching of science which is supposed to actively search for truth, the limits on open debate are strongly enforced. Interestingly, many of those teachers who yield unremittingly to state mandates have not investigated any opposing viewpoints, nor have they done any research on the important scientists who are actively supporting both irreducible complexity and intelligent design.
Restoring the Christian Voice in the Public Square
Unfortunately, many Christians have acquiesced to the mandate of silence. Perhaps it is fear of losing a needed job. Worse yet, the profound silence may come from a lack of knowledge about strong science that questions evolution or in the teaching of history, lack of information about the Christian leanings of those who founded our country.
Whatever the reason, the Christian voice in the public school has become the prisoner of political correctness, the misunderstood concept of diversity and the fearful giving-in to stifling laws.
Is there any hope?