History records that in the 1920s and 1930s, an organization emerged in Germany known as the Hitler Youth. By the time the infamous dictator came to power, the forced enrollment in the program of an entire German generation had brought them under the power of one of the most horrendous indoctrination movements ever devised by evil intellectual capabilities. Not only did the Hitler Youth serve to fill the minds of these young people with Nazi propaganda, but because it was propagated at such an impressionable age, it also served to sever the influence of parents from raising their own children. Through the use of this camouflaged brainwashing, the Nazi thought processes invaded the family unit and removed all semblance of morality and loyalty to any concept of right and wrong, thus obliterating the family unit in Germany. By the time of the 1939 invasion of Poland, it also provided an army of young men who had their capacity to reason replaced with blind loyalty to despotism, and the ensuing blitzkrieg plunged the entire world into a holocaust of war.
Who would have ever thought this villainous scenario would become “déjà vu all over again” in the United States of America? Nevertheless, the basic premise of the Hitler Youth has raised its ugly head in our nation in our public school systems, of all places. A recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal poignantly alludes to the reality of the draconian practices of the left-leaning “blue states” like California and New York that are being utilized to remove parents from the role of raising their own children.
Many of these “re-education” type programs came into play with COVID-19 restrictions but more particularly with the overt attempt to prevent parents from being made aware of gender identity and homosexual issues with their own children. The message of the radical left is that parents cannot be trusted with the upbringing of their families. Utilizing the ruse of taking action to protect children, local boards of education have assumed free range to abuse these precious little ones mentally and physically under the guise of governmental authority.
Even the administration of President Biden, just like the Nazi machine of old, has labeled parents who attempt to stand up to the onslaught of nefarious exploitation of their children as “domestic terrorists.” Just like despots of the Hitler ilk, the government at the highest level is proclaiming that parents cannot be trusted to raise their own children and that this most precious freedom needs to be left to an all-knowing and all-powerful government bent on molding an entire generation to suit their fanciful concept of twisted reality. It does not take much of a historian to realize that the children of this once great nation are being devoured before our very eyes by the very institutions that have been created to protect and nurture them.
Thankfully, parents of all stripes and persuasions, both conservative and liberal, are wakening to their God-given role of being the real source for the decisions affecting the well-being of their offspring. They realize intuitively that these basic decisions cannot be left to some overreaching dictatorial bureaucrat or unionized undercover Marxist parading as an educator. Even in the face of a blitz of lawsuits, personal attacks, and attempts to criminalize their parental prerogatives, brave parents are simply tired of being marginalized. With the resolve of protective “Mama Bears,” they are standing up all across America and proclaiming, “Enough is enough.”
At Southern Evangelical Seminary, we are standing steadfast with all parents seeking to raise their children to be of high moral character and good citizens of our nation. We particularly support all Christ-following parents who are determined to pass on the strong tenets of their faith and dependence on God. The message is clear to those who defile our children: “Get your godless propaganda tentacles from around the throats of our children and start protecting the family units of America instead of trying to destroy the very thing that holds us together as a nation.” The churches in Germany stood silently by as their country imploded. God forbid that history repeats itself in America. It is simply time that people of good will rise up and take America back because it belongs to us in the good graces of God. It is also time for Christ’s Church to take its place in the gap of protection for the precious freedom of religion we hold so dear.
Originally published at Townhall.