Don’t Allow Your Child to Be Taken Hostage

January 30

“We who are engaged in the sacred cause of education are entitled to look upon all parents as having given hostages to our cause.”
Horace Mann
Father of the American Public-School System


Do you believe your child is a hostage in a larger scale war for the future of our nation? The extreme nature of such an outrageous thought inevitably leads us to dismiss any relative facts that would substantiate its claim. Nonetheless, the term is not mere hyperbole to exaggerate my urgent warning to rescue your children from the full and comprehensive indoctrination that awaits them.

Hostage – One that is involuntarily controlled by an outside influence. Miriam-Webster Dictionary

Let me share with you the story of Kelly from Cape May County. Her child was forced to watch a video that elevates same-sex kissing and relationships to normal heterosexual relationships. Kelly contacted the school principal, objecting to the video on the grounds it was not only inappropriate but conflicted with her religious beliefs. The principle emailed Kelly back the following:

“It is appropriate, and it is in line with the curriculum:

  • Discuss topics regarding identity, sexual orientation, and cultural stereotyping
  • The values acquired from family, culture, personal experiences, and friends impact all types of relationships

 I am sorry, but this is not something that parents can opt their children out of.”

Let me share with you the story of Joanna from Ocean County. She attended a community forum I spoke at this past Friday night covering the LGBT curriculum. Like the story above, her 7th grade child was forced to watch a cartoon video about two boys who identified as LGBTQ. This student was then required to write an essay on why they should be an ally of the LGBTQ agenda. This assignment was part of a choir class!

These two moms contacted our office this past Monday. Unfortunately, their stories are becoming the norm throughout our state.  The radical LGBT agenda is eroding away parental rights and the ability of parents to protect their child in the classroom. This agenda is also eclipsing the religious liberty of families, our most basic and fundamental right as citizens of this country.

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey® will not stand by and allow our rights to be trampled in the classroom. I am excited to inform you that our national legal team wrote the “Protecting Parental Involvement in Curriculum Act” for the state of NJ. It was introduced this week in Trenton and is now awaiting a committee hearing. Nearly 10,000 people have already signed our petition in support of this legislation! I will explain more in the weeks and months ahead!

Please continue to pray for the students of NJ, the toxic atmosphere of public schools, and the resources for parents who choose to homeschool or send their child to Christian schools.

Our children are worth the fight!


Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

Len Deo
Director of Alliances, Family Policy Alliance
Founder & Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council