When I was a child I went to a private Christian school (until the 5th grade). The people there were very kind and I have nothing bad to say about most of them. It was also excellent academically, which is why my parents enrolled me. But...a memory came back to me a bit ago that I hadn't thought about in years.
When Bush, Clinton, and Perot were running in 1992 (I would have been 8), they held this "rally" of sorts between the kids. They had chosen a child for each candidate to give a speech. The main focus was abortion. Graphic things were described about mutilating babies, "cutting their arms and legs off", how God hates abortion,etc. The kids all ended up chanting "Bush" with the exception of me, who somehow thought I wanted Perot (I have no idea why, but I was never one to go with the popular vote, lol).
I am against abortion myself, but looking back, this seems so wrong to me. If my child was subjected to this I'd be very unhappy about it. I mean...there were 5 year olds in there listening to that! I don't know that I ever even told my parents. At the time I didn't realize how inappropriate it was.
I'm putting this in Religious Debate because I think it very much had to do with religion. This thing was even held in the church.
So...even if you're Christian and sent your children to a Christian school, how would you feel about your child attending something like this during school hours, without your knowledge or consent?
Answer by dullscissors at 10:36 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 10:08 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
That is a horrible thing to discuss with young children, not to mention the political indoctrination that was taking place. Just awful.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:33 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:09 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Southernroots at 10:27 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
If you went into that graphic of detail on how kids where made with a 5-8 year old child you would be sitting in jail for being a pedophile. I am sorry little children that do not understand more than the baby is in mommies tummy and than it comes out should not have to sit through graphic details on abortion. Why do they even get targeted? Op case it was the whole school but around here we have protesters that target elementary kids. They are not even old enough they will face this choice for a while to come if ever. All they do is scare the crap out of little kids. I am thankful for pro lifers that do not do this to kids, but the percentage that do sure scream so loud you forget at times that it is not the majority doing this.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 1:57 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by jenn4443 at 10:06 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by CoffeeWriter at 10:07 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by okmanders at 10:20 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Mar. 26, 2011
Next question overall
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