This is in response to a thread at odonnellweb.
Don't label me as a Christian homeschooler. I am a Christian, I am a homeschooler, but I do not homeschool for religious reasons. I do not define myself as a Christian homeschooler.
Don't label me as gay. I'm not.
Don't label me as anti-gay. I'm not.
Don't label me as a Marxist. I'm not.
Don't label me as anti-Marxist. I'm not.
Don't label me as an Atheist. I'm not.
Don't label me as an anti-Atheist. I'm not.
Don't label me as a Libertarian. I'm not.
Don't label me as anti-Libertarian. I'm not.
Don't label me as an ACLU Supporter. Sometimes I am, sometimes I am not.
Don't label me as an ACLU hater. I'm not.
Don't label me as an anti-Christian. I am not.
Don't label me as a person who hates people that are different and unique and that have different opinions or ideas, a different faith or lack of faith than I do. I do not hate them.
Go ahead, label me as an Home-Educating Parent. I am.
Go ahead, label me as someone who is trying to polarize the Christian community. I am someone who is trying to "spread the news" that physically punishing your child is wrong, wrong, wrong.
Go ahead, label me as an action hater. I don't hate people. I hate some of their actions. Hitting a child with a hand or anything else is something I hate.
Don't label me as having a hidden agenda. My agenda is loud and clear: STOP CHILD ABUSE
Do not assume that because we share a belief that Jesus died for our sins, that all our beliefs are the same.
Don't think that I will actually believe this boycott will do no good and will make homeschoolers in general "look" bad.
It is time for "THE OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS" to speak up and out. We're not all denim-jumper-wearing, husband-obeying, blind-faith people. Some of us educate ourselves on issues. Some of us can think for ourselves. Some of us can separate ourselves from our husbands. Case in point, as I blogged earlier, my husband does not support this boycott only due to "the censorship" issue. Because I am a Christian, that does not preclude me from stepping up to the plate and honoring my beliefs. I have a voice. I will use it. If it causes a polarization of the Christian community, so be it. I guarantee it will NOT reflect poorly on the homeschooling community.
The point, though, is that if saves just one child from being hit, then "we" have won the battle. Hopefully it will save many more, I hope we will win the war.