Debbie DeGroff of Operation Jericho writes:
Much has been written about some of the book selections used in the Common Core Language Standards by others who are also concerned about what the children are being forced to read in government schools. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia are often cited. It would be a good idea for you as pastors to read some of these articles and examples from these books or read the entire books for yourselves. Why? These two selections will show you what the youth in your churches have been and are being exposed to. These books should concern you. They should concern you because they are two books pulled from an ever growing group of thousands of books that have been shaping our children and adults for decades.
Many of these books are categorized as young adult literature, but some are actually written for even younger children. Bratty behavior is described as charming and adorable. Parents are clueless and have to be educated by their enlightened children. There is pre-marital sex with the opposite sex, the same sex, multiple partners, and adults including teachers. There are descriptions of pedophilia, sadomasochism, prostitution and rape. In addition, there is cutting, bulimia, anorexia, suicide, pornography, sex shops, occultism, new age teachings, violence, drug abuse and drag queens.
See examples of pornography in Common Core and read Debbie’s full article here.
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