A For God’s Glory Alone Exclusive
Jerry Esquivel, my wife Margaret’s cousin, was given a four day suspension for advising kids on Abstinence and the need for spiritual guidance while discussing the issue of Teen Pregnancy in Valencia County. Jerry is an instructor Lunas video cinemetography and robotics at the School of Dream Academy Charter School in Los Lunas. He was discussing with the students in developing a video on Teen Pregnancy and during the course of discussion the subject of how to deal with the issue came up. He provided his own counsel to his 10 year old daughter. He mentioned Abstinence, spiritual guiidance and God and a student overheard and engaged in the discussion. The student complained to her mother, who in turn contacted the School Administator.The School Administrator initially placed him on suspension Wednesday for one day until the hearing which was held Thursday . At the hearing he was placed on three day suspension. The charges were given to him in writing but I don’t have the details. The Administration is sending a clear message to teachers don’t talk about religion, don’t mention God and don’t discuss sex in class in any context. Jerry is going to stand for truth at all cost and I need to stand with him.Please pray regarding this situation. I recommended him to contact the Alliance Defending Freedom.
It is becoming abundantly clear that religious freedom is vanishing in our nation’s public schools. The courts have made it abundantly clear that Christian values can be taught to our children, however, school administrators continue to find a false separation of school from religion and use this false narrative as a reason to punish educators who teach ethical behaviors, such as abstinence. Meanwhile, these same administrators see nothing wrong with advancing the humanist agenda including such perverse sexual behavior like homosexuality and acts I would not even mention.