Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Opus 2012-50, Tax Dollars at Work: Teacher Haters

For you teacher haters out there I thought I would try to enlighten you to some of the more worthy concerns of teachers.  Okay, it isn’t the teachers’ concern but the concern of the unions.  On our district we received an update from our union under a title of “Bargaining Matters.”  I am not sure if they are clever enough to actually mean that as a pun, but let’s hope for the best.

Their first concern is what I want to share with you.  The union is upset that our district is saying they no longer have funds to send teachers to “Unconscious Bias Training” at a time when they would be needed to be paid extra to attend.  They are still planning the training.  They are planning on doing it during the time that is already set aside for training.  They have money for that, but not as an extra time expense.  And it will cost money.  There will be some kind of printed material.  There will be consultants.  There may actually be money for substitutes as selected individuals are sent off to be trained.  They never tell us how much this costs, they just say they don’t have money for books, lay off janitors and close down the library.

I am sure that you will be glad to know that teachers are going to be trained to deal with their “unconscious bias.”  Some innocent soul said to me, “Isn’t it good for us to realize that we just don’t like some kids for no reason?”  I guess that would be okay but what does that have to do with “unconscious bias?”  I am sure that in the last 25 years there have been a few students who remind me “unconsciously” of someone else.  It happens.  Deal with it.  That is not what this is about.  This is about digging out the hate crimes in our hearts against homosexuals.  It is to weed out those people who hide the thought in their hearts that there might be truth and that Jesus might have actually been God.  It is designed to chop off the weeds that dare to let their heads rise above the well cut lawns of the Progressive movement.  It has been going on in industry for years under titles like “Diversity Training” and “Sensitivity Training.”  And it is coming to a school district near you.

George Orwell would have called it thought control.  The Founding Fathers would have called it tyranny.  The Church should be calling it anathema. 

I am a teacher.  I never vote for more money to be given to education.  We have more than enough but we waste it.  It is not for the children.  It is for the elites who want to control our thinking and our children.

Have a nice, unbiased day.  Pay your taxes.  Vote the suckers out.

homo unius libri


  1. I used to be a Republican shop steward in a Democrat Steel Worker's local. That was fun! Not the same as your situation, but related.

  2. I have been a union rep twice. I always get tired of being patted on the head and ignored by the left wing union leaders. At least I kept them from having votes that were unanimous.

    Grace and peace.


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