Christian Youths Standing Up For Jesus In Public Schools

Today's Christian families face many challenges in this world today. This country once believed in the motto: 'In God We Trust.' Our forefathers believed in this. The Constitution was based on scriptures taken out of the Bible. But, we now live in times where Christians are becoming less and less accepted. We are often placed in situations where we are compelled to stand up for our religious beliefs.

Imagine then what it is like for the Christian youth, to attend a public school. Many Christian young people are ridiculed by their peers. They are told they cannot pray in school. They cannot carry a bible. And they no longer are priviledged to have a 'moment of silence' in which they can meditate, pray, and reflect on how God is good to them. Day in and day out they are laughed at, scoffed at, frowned upon, and even rejected by their peers.This makes it difficult for the Cristian youth to stand up for his or her beliefs. But, it has to be done.

We live in a day and age where issues like abortion and homosexuality are becoming more and more widely accepted. This past week, just like last year, my teenage daughter found out what it is like firsthand, to be put down, frowned upon, and even rejected by her peers. She is experiencing this because she does not support the National Day of Silence.

She stood bravely in the face of ridicule, standing up to  those who support the Day of Silence cause. It was not easy for her. She sat in lunch strong and staid while student supporters pressured her for one whole hour to 'sign up' and show her support. She would NOT. So, later, she was scoffed at and ridiculed by her fellow peers. Some sent her rude text messages. And, she was accused of being 'intolerant' by one vocal supporter. In spite of the fact that she has a sensitive heart, she remained strong. As a family, we have taught her that she NEVER has to feel forced to accept something she does not believe in. And with this instilled in her, she was able to withstand the pressure. I have never been prouder of my daughter for standing up for what she believes in.

If more christian youths take a stand, our young people can make a difference.