by Kjos Ministries
Don’t be deceived! The twenty-year-old Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has little to do with personal rights. It has everything to do with changing values and undermining the traditional family. Since it transfers parental authority to the state, Christian children are legally free to reject safe family guidelines. The state will back their choice! As Hillary Clinton wrote back in the nineties, “It Takes a Village!”
This process started long ago. Its milestones include the birth of the United Nations in 1945 and, starting in 1948, its “consultative” relationships with the new World Federation for Mental Health. The Federation’s founding document, “Mental Health and World Citizenship,” exposed the mind-changing agenda behind the social sciences:
“Studies of human development indicate the modifiability of human behaviour throughout life, especially during infancy, childhood and adolescence…. Social institutions such as family and school impose their imprint early…. It is the men and women in whom these patterns of attitude and behaviour have been incorporated who present the immediate resistance to social, economic and political changes.”
The CRC is designed to erode that resistance! For example, its ARTICLE 14 tells parents to “respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.” That might make sense if parents were free to teach them safe moral and spiritual boundaries. But it spells disaster in today’s boundary-free culture, which bombards our children with promiscuous, pornographic and pluralistic suggestions and images.
ARTICLE 14 includes this qualification: “Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals, or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.” But who are those “others” that need protection? All who despise the Bible and are offended by moral standards? That’s already happening! As one school administrator warned a student: “Leave your faith in the car.”
ARTICLE 15 grants children the right to “freedom of association,” while ARTICLE 16 forbids “interference with his or her privacy… or correspondence.” Their freedom to choose would fling the doors open to every lewd kind of literature, texting and Internet communications.
Notice the strange twist. With ratification of this Convention, the state terminates parental rights to set wise boundaries and maintain moral standards. It “frees” children to follow their new pied pipers into a world of corruption, group thinking, and government control. Meanwhile, Christian children lose their traditional right to express their faith, since Christian beliefs and values are too divisive for today’s changing world. Click here to read this entire article.