Have you ever heard of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child? If you are an American parent, it could soon dramatically affect your parental rights. A new optional protocol has been approved that will create an international tribunal that will receive complaints from individual children. Parental rights under the U.S. Constitution will not trump the ruling of this tribunal. The implications of this are staggering. For example, if a "children's rights" group finds out that you are spanking your child, they can file a complaint with this U.N. tribunal on your child's behalf, and before you know it your child could be taken away from you forever.
The ironic thing is that negotiations for this new protocol were spearheaded by the nation of Maldives, which has a horrific record of human rights. When Maldives signed and ratified the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child back in the early nineties, it specifically rejected the religious freedom section found in the CRC. You see, the constitution of the Maldives requires that all citizens be Muslims. So when they "opted out" of the religious freedom portion of the document, they explained themselves this way: "The Government of the Republic of Maldives expresses its reservation to paragraph 1 of article 14 of the said Convention on the Rights of the Child, since the Constitution and the Laws of the Republic of Maldives stipulate that all Maldivians should be Muslims."
Regardless, due to the efforts of the Maldives and others, this new protocol has been approved.
So exactly what will this new protocol do?
Well, according to one Maldivian news agency, the "protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), will create a procedure whereby children who are being abused or their representatives (such as national child protection NGOS, lawyers, and doctors) could seek assistance from international human rights protection mechanisms when domestic institutions are failing to offer protection."
These words are chilling.
Can you imagine some radical leftists coming in to your home and dragging your kid before an international tribunal just because you were trying to raise your child in a Biblical manner?
It could happen.
We didn't think our health care system would ever be socialized either.
The good news is that this new protocol is optional.
The bad news is that Barack Obama is in the White House and the Democrats control Congress.
The Obama administration has publicly announced its desire to see the U.S. ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In addition, those spearheading the push for the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child to be adopted in the United States have announced their support for this new optional protocol.
So the threat to parental rights is real.
Please share this information with as many Christian parents as you can.
The world is dramatically changing and international institutions are taking over.
Now is the time to stand up and say something about it. Later will be too late.