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God created the family as an ideal place for children to be nurtured, grow, and mature into adults. Parents are responsible for their children before God. This is not something He takes lightly. The Lord said He chose Abraham, so he may command his children and his household to keep the ways of the Lord (Genesis 18:19). The Bible tells children to obey their parents, and tells parents to instruct, discipline, and love their children (Colossians 3:20-21, Proverbs 22:6, 15, Ephesians 6:4, Proverbs 29:15-17, Proverbs 13:24, Proverbs 23:13-14, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Psalm 127:3-5). We don't read of a government being responsible for raising children. Parents raising children in a family atmosphere is God's mandate.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
CRC is a treaty which appears to protect women and children but threatens parental rights and freedom. Sponsored by the United Nations, 194 nations have accepted it since 1989, including all members of the U.N. except Somalia and the United States. The United States has signed it but it has not been ratified by the Senate. President Obama was in favor of it. At issue are such things as religious freedom, parental rights, homeschooling, abortion, prostitution, the death penalty and life imprisonment for juveniles, adoption, and foreign law (such as Sharia) taking precedence over U.S. law.
by Patrick Fagan PhD / The Heritage Foundation
Interactive Map: Status of U.N. Treaties
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act sounds like something that could pave the way for the CRC. The 2008 amendments to the act include the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Family Maintenance, of which Muslim countries are signatories.
The concern is that acceptance of this act with these amendments would allow Sharia law/Islamic law to have a place in American courts. There is nothing stated in the act to prohibit foreign law from overriding American law, thus allowing the possibility of some Americans being unprotected, as well as the danger of giving Sharia law a foothold in American courts.
Video Series: How to be a Hero to Your Kids
by Josh McDowell
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