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Concerns for Parental Rights in Anderson County

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4

On Monday night, hundreds of concerned people gathered at the Anderson County school board meeting to show overwhelming support for parental rights and the Brisco family. At the meeting, Brad Briscoe, who is the father of a teenage girl at Anderson County High School, spoke about his family’s experience in which his daughter had an inappropriate relationship with a high school employee.

According to Briscoe, a school counselor developed an inappropriate relationship with his daughter, attempted to ruthlessly manipulate the situation, and ultimately attempted to remove his daughter from his family’s home on the basis of accused “emotional abuse.” Briscoe shared that these attacks have come because of his and his wife’s desire to raise their family under the Biblical principles for human sexuality.

On November 5, 2023, Brad Briscoe spoke to a church courageously telling his family’s testimony on this issue. In a nutshell, Briscoe stated that the school counselor viciously undermined their parental rights by attempting to lead their confused daughter away from Biblical teachings on human sexuality, regardless of their desire to lead their family to live faithfully in alignment with the teachings of the Scriptures. Briscoe also said that the school counselor was concocting a plan to have their daughter removed from their home and that all of this was happening without them being aware for some time.

There is an ongoing investigation on this matter according to the Anderson County School District’s superintendent. Parents have a Biblical mandate to love, lead, and guide their children in the ways of the Lord, and it must be noted, that any attempt to undermine parental authority is in direct opposition to Biblical truth.

Father, thank You for the courage of the Brisco family to publicly share their testimony in an effort to protect parental rights. Lord, we pray that justice will be done at the end of this investigation by the Anderson County School District. Father, may parental authority always be supported and protected in our state and nation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.