Stolen Innocence: The Exploitation of Our Children in Public Schools and What to Do About It

Why Is The Sexual Exploitation Of Children So Important To The Godless?

Jesus answered, “Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female…what therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” (Matt 19:4)

From the beginning. There is a Cosmic explosion of Trinitarian Love. The Garden of Eden has been prepared for a wedding feast. Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. God created man in his image: in the divine image he created them; male and female he created them.” Smiling upon the newly married couple, God blessed them, saying to them: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth” (Gen 1:26-28), bring forth children for they are very good!

Enter the tempter, the Mysterium Iniquitatis, a Latin phrase, which means the mystery of evil. Satan does not have his own clay. He can only twist, distort and seek to destroy the Imago Dei, the sign that God created good.

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the Lord God had made. The serpent asked the woman, “Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?” The woman answered the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not eat of it or even touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die! No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods who know what is good and what is evil” (Gen 3:1-5).

My heart goes out to young people who are being pulverized by a twisted, distorted and very toxic culture. They have been repeatedly lied to about the very basics concerning the meaning of marriage, the family, authentic love, the true meaning of sex and sexuality, and more. Particularly disturbing is the sexual indoctrination, exploitation and grooming of children taking place on a mass scale in the public school system. That is why I present “Stolen Innocence,” a community awareness event, along with crime investigator Thomas Hampson, on what is really happening to our children in the public school system.

A common question during the Q&A that follows is Why? Why does an institution that is tasked with educating our nation’s children instead focus on sexually grooming and exploiting the children in their care? The answer in short is the Mysterium Iniquitatis. Have we forgotten that we live in a fallen world? Have we forgotten that evil, and its consequences, sin and death, entered the world after the fall? Have we also forgotten that God provided the solution and conquered sin and death in the Mysterium Pietatis, the mystery of the Incarnation, Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ? No, we have not forgotten. It is that modern man has once more stood before the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and has freely chosen to reject God. “Stolen Innocence” is a consequence of that choice.

In his 1932 book Toward Soviet America, William Z Foster, the national chairman of the American Communist party, left little doubt of the party’s goal for American Education. “Among the elementary measures the American Soviet will adopt to further the cultural revolution are …a National Dept of Education…the studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic, and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught the basics of Marxism and materialism (Awake, Not Woke, by Noelle Mering, Pg 173).

Around the same time, John Dewey, perhaps the most influential figure in modern American education, moved the Frankfurt School, founded by Marxists, to Columbia University. Dewey was a socialist and staunch atheist and spent time in the Soviet Union and upon his return to the States he wrote a book of his admiration for and desire to replicate the way in which their system was used as a political tool. How they were able to so quickly embed a collectivist mindset into children and how they began to dismantle the need for a family unit. “Our special concern here is with the role of the schools in building up forces and factors whose natural effect is to undermine the importance and uniqueness of family life” (cf. Awake, Not Woke, pg. 174).

Dewey eventually came to be known as the Father of Progressive Education. His lack of understanding of the dignity of the human person, and his disdain for religion, animated and informed his view of education. Dewey believed that — more than an emphasis on reading, writing and arithmetic – education should be a tool for social engineering and the raising of the consciousness of children toward activism. He taught the philosophy of education at the Teacher’s College at Columbia where he was able to have a vast and profound impact. By 1950, already a third of principals and superintendents of large school districts across the country had been trained there and returned to their districts to spread these theories throughout the nation (cf. Awake, pg. 174).

This sentiment was echoed by Chester M Pierce, a notable professor of education and psychiatry at Harvard and consultant for such children’s educational shows such as Sesame Street, “Every child in America entering schools at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain alliances to our Founding Fathers, toward our elected officials, towards his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity,” Pierce argued. “It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well—by creating the international child of the future” (Awake, pg. 177).

The National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers’ union in the nation, grew under the thumb of Marxist and communist organizers in its commitment to override the influence of parents over their children. (cf. Awake, pgs. 177-78)

Here we have our answer to WHY. Enter the tempter, the Mysterium Iniquitatis. Satan does not have his own clay. He, along with men and women who have rejected God, can only twist, distort and seek to destroy the Imago Dei, the sign of Trinitarian Love – marriage and the family – that God created very good.   That which is most profaned by Satan is that which is most holy.  What better way to erase God than to defile the beautiful innocence of children through the “comprehensive sex education” and other perversions that have been thrust upon them?

How ironic in our so-called modern age, that we have fallen once again for that very old lie, “you can be like gods.” It seems that the words of Aldous Huxley ring true once again, “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” For without the Creator the creature would disappear…When God is forgotten, however, the creature itself grows unintelligible (Gaudium et spes, No. 36).

Yet God, the Father of Mercy, wishes to be reconciled to His lost children. The history of salvation–the salvation of the whole of humanity as well as of every human being of whatever period—is the wonderful history of a reconciliation.  It is the reconciliation whereby God, as Father, in the blood and the cross of his Son made man, reconciles the world to himself and thus brings into being a new family of those who have been reconciled (Reconciliation and Penance, John Paul II, no. 4.8).

It is decision time! History teaches that, in a sense, each person stands before the timeless Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The question put to each individual of every generation is “do I use my intellect and reason to build my life and the world around me on eternal truth, on God, or do I squander my freedom and choose instead ” …to be like gods who know what is good and what is evil?” (Gen 3:5).

Jesus said to His disciples, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt 18:5-6). Our hope for modern men and women is that they can overcome their hardened hearts, recover from their loss of the sense of sin, and once again turn to Jesus Christ and be saved.

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Jack Rigert is a co-founder of the John Paul II Renewal Center and the host of the "Become Who You Are" podcast. Jack was a professional chef and entrepreneur who owned restaurants, real estate, and a financial service company. Dramatic “encounters” with Jesus Christ at his dying brother’s bedside and again in the Eucharist at his brother’s funeral, brought him back into the Church after a twenty-year absence. While attending graduate school in Theology, Jack came across the teaching of Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.” He immediately understood that this was the treasure he had been seeking all his life, sold everything, and now travels the country presenting Parish Missions, Retreats, and Classes. Jack has three grown children and seven grandchildren. He lives in Elburn, Illinois with his wife, Jeannie, and is an active member of St. Gall’s Parish. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Matt 13:44). Follow the JPII Renewal Center on X @JP2RENEWAL.

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