Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Documentary Covers The Topic of Indoctrination Of Students In Public Schools

(One News Now)A filmmaker and home-schooling father explains the problems with public education in a new documentary to be released this summer.

In IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America, Scottish-born producer Colin Gunn gives an answer to the education woes: Christ. Now living in Texas with his wife and children, Gunn tells OneNewsNow the only solution is found in the Bible.

"'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom' (Proverbs 1:7), and if we want education, it has to be grounded in God's Word," he contends. "And that is certainly not what we have in the public schools."

Gunn believes parents need to take responsibility for their children's education and put an end to an addiction that he calls "educational welfare, which is this free government-offered education system."

"We see it's time to get it off that welfare and to take responsibility to home school your child or private school your child," the filmmaker suggests. "Certainly, your obligation scripturally is that you're responsible for that, so we encourage parents to really deal with this big issue."

He says home schooling is very doable for many parents, and it protects children from the harm they would likely experience in public schools.

"We cover that in the movie. We cover many of the consequences of peer pressure and some of the violent actions that have gone on in public schools, including the Columbine story," Gunn notes.

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Boston Mayor Tells NIKE Store To Take Down T-Shirt Display

BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Tom Menino doesn’t like Niketown’s new window display at its Newbury Street store and he wants it taken down.

Menino said he was walking in the Back Bay with his wife recently and noticed T-shirts in the window with the expressions “Dope,” “Get High,” and “F**k Gravity” on them.

He believes the shirts promote drug use.

“Why would a national organization do that? Except to try stoop to the lowest common denominator to get people to buy their t-shirts,” the mayor told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Tuesday.

“They should be out educating our young people about the damage drugs do to you. But in their windows on Newbury Street, they’re promoting the issue of drugs.”

The mayor wrote a letter to the store’s general manager, asking her to remove the shirts from the window.

“Your window display of T-shirts with drug and profanity wordplay are out of keeping with the character of Boston’s Back Bay,” the letter read. “We urge you to remove them.

“Should your company decide to take more seriously the issue of drug abuse, Boston has several nation-leading programs that may be of interest.”

In a statement to WBZ-TV, Nike said:

“These t-shirts are part of an action sports campaign, featuring marquee athletes using commonly used and accepted expressions for performance at the highest level of their sport, be it surfing, skateboarding or BMX. Nike does not condone the use of banned or illegal substances.”

Menino said the money spent on the campaign should be put it into drug prevention programs instead.

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