Entries in Homeschool (3)
"As a matter of conscience and my faith I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner."
So check this one out. A homeschooled boy named Joel Northrup made national news when he defaulted on his first-round state tournament match rather than wrestle Cassy Herkelman and Meagan Black, one of the first girls ever to qualify for the event. Northrup wrote: "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan and their accomplishments. However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times. As a matter of conscience and my faith I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most other high school sports in Iowa."
Northrup's decision has sparked a national debate about co-ed wrestling. Presently, it appears the majority agree with Northrup.
We live in a society where things are changing pretty rapidly and I can only imagine what challenges my kids will face but I was very pleased by the back bone of this young man to risk a media backlash and maybe even his teammates ridicules to stand up for what he believes.
I just watched a video called AGENDA: Grinding America Down and it was pretty powerful. It's goal is to "expose the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America". The documentary presents the connection between the different communist, socialist, progressive organizations with great clarity and shows how they have implemented their agenda to dismantle American patriotism, morality and sprituality. This video is not strictly about homeschooling, although homeschooling is mentioned as one tool to combat the problem. Anyway checkout the video below.
To purchase go to: www.agendadocumentary.com