To Sue or Not to Sue
The Future of BlessedCause
A lawyer told me a few days ago that Houghton Mifflin
has completely changed their textbook, Across the Centuries. He
told me they went over "the list" and it was all changed. I didn't
want to rejoice until I saw it for myself, which I haven't yet, but I
wrote Houghton Mifflin and they have confirmed that even the 5th grade
textbook, A Message of Ancient Days, has excluded (one of my
largest objections), the description of Old Testament prophets
basically as frauds, unable to prophesy and making up excuses for
***Hallelujia! Praise God!***
***Dancing in the Streets***
***Hope of being an average mom again!***
But my joy was short lived. As I was communicating
with Houghton Mifflin and lawyers, my son's teacher gave me a video
called, "The Story of Islam." The teacher seemed confident in
it, had no problem with it, so I settled in to watch (what I thought
would be) a fair presentation.
And I thought the textbooks were bad.
It seemed to be a collection of different videos
spliced together. The beginning was factual and dry, with boring music
and slow visuals. Then suddenly, the pace picks up, beautiful rich art
is included with compelling music and excitement as the angels "come
down to Muhammad," and the religious beliefs of Islam are
presented as fact in exciting, awe-inspiring ways.
As I talked to the teacher on the phone, I could hear
in the background the video reading the verses in the Quran
criticizing Christianity, claiming there is no son of Allah, etc.
I'm not sure what I object to more, claiming
Christians, Jews and Muslims all have the same beliefs and god (which
clearly isn't true as the Quran condemns Christians and Jews to
death), or presenting children with statements that Christianity is
wrong without qualifiers (like Muslims believe).
I admit, I haven't listened to this tape in its
entirety carefully. I am waiting to hear from California's Department
of Education to find out if this tape is actually approved and adopted
as the teacher claims. Because if it is, I will be
describing and transcribing it for public view. There will be NO DOUBT
that California is attempting to FORCEFULLY sway our children to
Islam. If Christianity was presented like this in public education,
teachers would be FIRED on the spot and atheists would be on the
And if this videotape IS on the approved list, and
remains on the approved list, then I insist the condensed version of "Matthew,
The Visual Bible" be similarly viewed by students during the
Christian study in 5th grade. Teachers can begin it with "This is what
Christians believe" just as the principal claims it's assumed teachers
present "The Story of Islam."
But I know our school system, I have little hope of
anything truly Christian entering public schools.
Therefore, I plan to report on the videotapes of
California and put together the ironclad case that California's
Department of Education is 1. forcing children to accept religious
beliefs of Islam, 2. assault Christianity through pluralism. I
have plenty of proof of both.
But before I launch this huge lawsuit and campaign, I
am sincerely hoping to hear that the Department of Education will
revise their adopted curriculum. I am also waiting to hear the
decision of the Ninth Circuit regarding the
I was sincerely hoping to be an average mom again,
focused completely on loving her family and friends in the light of
the Lord. I do NOT like fighting with people, but I will not sit
quietly by while our children are being recruited to Islam or atheism,
completely violating our Constitutional rights and religious freedom.
I am having a hard time believing what is happening in
California. Parents, watch out for your children. Public education has
really gotten dark.
Previous Personal note
Mountains and Thanks
Today I received word that a mountain has been moved, and if it is
so, I am overwhelmed with gratitude to God and His shepherds who
answered the call. Thanks be to God for all of you. Especially those
behind the scenes who didnít do it for acclaim or reward, God knows
who you are and what is happening, I believe you will be doubly blessed.
Special thanks to Wes Vernon of Newsmax, Pacific Justice Institute,
Thomas More Law Center, William LaJeunesse of Fox News, the ACLJ, Alan
Keyes and RenewAmerica.us, Diana Lynn of WND, Paul Sperry of WND, April Shenandoah, Rev. Austin Miles, Patrick OíHannigan,
Mark Ellis, Dr. Robert Simonds, MichNews.com, Sierra Times,
BushCountry.org, GOPUSA, Frank of TheRant.US, TYSKnews.com, Pastor
Dale Garris, John (Jem), Daryl, Harvey Schwertly, Keith Kowalski,
Judson Cox and so many more. Also heartfelt thanks and prayers for
Daniel Pipes, Ph.D. and William J. Bennetta of The Textbook League.
May Godís face shine upon you all, may your days be richly blessed!
Hopefully, if the fruit is as good as Iíve been told, Iíll be able
to return to a quiet life and focus completely on the love of God and
my family, maybe even use my real name again...eventually.
Thank you so much to everyone who came along side and helped,
especially to those who prayed over it all. Have you ever felt so
grateful that you just kept repeating "thank you"?
Thank you. I truly pray God richly bless each and every one of you.
Thank you. This cause has truly been blessed.
- Jen Shroder