National madness reaches new heights — or is it new depths??

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As a means of setting the many outlandish events of today in context, I often ask myself: ‘Just what would my father and mother have thought of this?’

I cannot conceive of what they would make of the unspeakably ludicrous happenings in some schools today!

Children are allowed, aye, encouraged, by ‘half-witted’ teachers, to identify themselves as various animals.

Of course, sin makes ‘beasts’ of all who surrender to its lusts. Jude makes this point. “‭But‭ these‭ speak evil‭‭ of those things which‭‭ they know‭‭ not‭: but‭ what‭ they know‭‭ naturally‭, as‭ brute‭ beasts‭, in‭ those things‭ they corrupt themselves‭‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Jude verse 10.

But this evil, deviant and bizarre phenomenon was never heard of before.

A teacher in Belfast recently called on parents to resist the proposed educational cut-backs.

School budgets: Belfast headteacher urges parents to fight cuts

But surely there is a greater threat facing children. This utterly freakish and alien craze that has broken forth amongst the young, parents should rise up and fight it!

In truth, this depraved folly has its origins in the lawlessness that a departure from God and His Word brings upon any people guilty of such a thing. The fruit of apostasy is seen in its fulness amongst the offspring of those guilty of rebellion from God. Rebellion against God in parents brings forth rebellion by their children against them. Paul stated that one of the marks of the final apostasy was this very thing. “Disobedient‭ to parents‬” (2 Timothy 3:2) is one of the many ills that spring from a defiance of God.

It is very obvious to a candid observer of today’s society that parenting has lost its way because it has cast away the final authority on the subject — the Word of God.

The Bible tells parents how to instruct and discipline their children. “‭Train up‭‭ a child‭ in the way‭ he should go‭: and when he is old‭‭, he will not depart‭‭ from it,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Proverbs 22:6. Such ‘training’ entails, of necessity, discipline. “‭He that spareth‭‭ his rod‭ hateth‭‭ his son‭: but he that loveth‭‭ him chasteneth‭ him betimes‭‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Proverbs 13:24.

The measure of our nation’s apostasy from God may be seen in that it has ‘outlawed’ the obeying of that command. Let all remember that what the Lord commands here of parents is what He, as our Heavenly Father, engages in.

“‭And‭ ye have forgotten‭‭ the exhortation‭ which‭ speaketh‭‭ unto you‭ as‭ unto children‭, My‭ son‭, despise‭‭ not‭ thou‭‭ the chastening‭ of the Lord‭, nor‭ faint‭‭ when thou art rebuked‭‭ of‭ him‭:‭ ‭for‭ whom‭ the Lord‭ loveth‭‭ he chasteneth‭‭, and‭ scourgeth‭‭ every‭ son‭ whom‭ he receiveth‭‭.‭ ‭If‭ ye endure‭‭ chastening‭, God‭ dealeth‭‭ with you‭ as‭ with sons‭; for‭ what‭ son‭ is he‭‭ whom‭ the father‭ chasteneth‭‭ not‭?‭ ‭But‭ if‭ ye be‭‭ without‭ chastisement‭, whereof‭ all‭ are‭‭ partakers‭, then‭ are ye‭‭ bastards‭, and‭ not‭ sons‭.‭ ‭Furthermore‭‭ we have had‭‭ fathers‭ of our‭ flesh‭ which corrected‭ ‭us‭, and‭ we gave ‭them‭ reverence‭‭: shall we‭‭ not‭ much‭ rather‭ be in subjection‭‭ unto the Father‭ of spirits‭, and‭ live‭‭?‭ ‭For‭ they verily‭ for‭ a few‭ days‭ chastened‭‭ ‭us‭ after‭ their own‭ pleasure‭‭; but‭ he for‭ ‭our‭ profit‭‭, that‭ ‭we‭ might be partakers‭‭ of his‭ holiness‭.‭ ‭Now‭ no‭‭ chastening‭ for‭‭ the present‭‭ seemeth‭‭ to be‭‭ joyous‭, but‭ grievous‭: nevertheless‭ afterward‭ it yieldeth‭‭ the peaceable‭ fruit‭ of righteousness‭ unto them which are exercised‭‭ thereby‭‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Hebrews 12:5-11.

True ‘parenting’ has long ago broken down as a result of mothers and fathers heeding and following the perverted notions of self-opinionated philosophers and child psychologists. The results are seen every day in the press headlines which record the lawless happenings on our streets and in the homes of the nation.

This ‘cow, horse, donkey, fox . . . . ’ folly in the classrooms is but another feature of this ever burgeoning madness.

Here is an article that was carried on the LBC website. It indicates that there is some measure of sanity in places of authority but what will come of this ‘investigation’ is a matter subject to much doubt!

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster.

School that allowed pupil to identify as cat facing ‘pupil safety’ investigation

A school at the centre of a row over children identifying as animals is facing an investigation ordered by the Education Secretary.

The move comes after a teacher at Rye College in East Sussex, branded a pupil “despicable” after she refused to accept a classmate’s claim that she “identifies as a cat.”

Now it is understood Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, has weighed into the row and ordered an investigation into the school.

Yesterday The Telegraph reported that, at other schools, teachers are allowing children to identify as horses, dinosaurs and even moons.

Read more: ‘Adult authority is long gone’: ‘UK’s toughest headteacher’ warns of ‘cat’ students wearing tails and ears to class

At a state secondary school in Wales, one student is said to “meow” when asked questions by a teacher, rather than answering in English.

On Tuesday Downing Street told headteachers that they should not be teaching children that they can identify as cats or other animals.

Read more:

Teacher brands schoolgirl ‘despicable’ after she refuses to accept classmate’s claim that she ‘identifies as a cat’

A source close to Mrs Keegan told the newspaper said: “Teachers should not be teaching contested ideology as fact. They must have due regard to safeguarding if a pupil identifies as an animal.”

The Telegraph reports she has ordered the Department for Education’s regional director for the South East to visit Rye College and investigate whether pupils’ safety has been put at risk.

On Tuesday a spokesman for Rishi Sunak said children should not be taught “contested opinions as fact”, and said they should not be influenced by the “personal views” of teachers when discussing transgender issues.

He said: “It’s important parents and carers are reassured that children aren’t being influenced by personal views of those teaching them. Any example that strays from this would be wrong and we would expect headteachers to act.”

The mother of one of the girls hit back, saying: “I’m so proud of my daughter, she will always stand up for what she believes is right and this is all that she did.

“She expressed a view that many, many of her classmates and their parents would share yet she was shouted down and bullied by someone in authority.”

She continued: “For that teacher to tell her to leave and go to another school if she didn’t like what she was being told made my blood boil. What kind of welcome is that for a 13-year-old girl.”

The mother, who asked to remain anonymous, told the MailOnline that her daughter and her friend “put their views across and clashed with another girl in the class who identifies as a cat”.

“My daughter told the teacher that what they were learning was ridiculous and the girl identifying as a cat tried to argue that it wasn’t and that anyone could identify as anything.

“As she said that my daughter replied “so If I identify as a kangaroo then I can say I’m a kangaroo?!”

“Some of the others in the class started laughing and the girl who thinks she’s a cat started crying. My daughter and her friend were told to stay after the class and were given a warning to stop and toe the line.

The teacher claimed she would report the girl, 13, to school leaders after a row sparked by the student’s questioning of her fellow pupil’s identity.

The argument took place on Friday afternoon in a class on ‘life education’, where students were told that “who you want to be and how you identify is up to you”.

One student asked a classmate: “How can you identify as a cat when you’re a girl?”

During the row, of which an audio recording was made, the teacher is heard to say: “How dare you – you’ve just really upset someone” by “questioning their identity”.

Parents reacted angrily, with some criticising the teacher for appearing to shut down the classroom debate.

A spokesman for Rye College said: “We are committed to offering our pupils an inclusive education. Teachers endeavour to ensure that pupils’ views are listened to, and encourage them to ask questions and engage in discussion. Teachers also aim to answer questions sensitively and honestly.

“We strive to uphold the highest standards across the school. We will be reviewing our processes and working with the relevant individuals to ensure such events do not take place in the future.”

LBC has approached the Department for Education for comment.