allie beth stuckey interviews rebecca friedrichs: Exposing the Mafia-Like Tactics of Teachers Unions

Today we're talking to Rebecca Friedrichs, a former teacher who now speaks out against the state and national teachers' unions. She provides personal experience and other evidence that the teachers' unions at those levels have been infiltrated by ideological Marxists who want to fundamentally change the United States. They strong-arm their opponents into submission, their ideas on history and sex can hardly be considered "education," and the millions of dollars teachers unions collect in dues each year are more likely to be spent protecting abusive teachers rather than empowering the good ones.

Oregon Communists Brag about ‘Preschool for All’ to Indoctrinate ‘Next Generation of Democratic Socialists’

"Tax the Rich. School the Children. Pay the Teachers."

ALERT: Oregon Communists Brag about ‘Preschool for All’ to Indoctrinate ‘Next Generation of Democratic Socialists’

EXCERPT FROM: https://ips-dc.org/tax-the-rich-school-the-children-pay-the-teachers/

"Olivia Pace, along with Sahar Yarjani Muranovic and Emily von W. Gilbert — two other Multnomah County activists on behalf of universal preschool — are part of a coalition fighting to transform early childhood education in their community. They have lofty goals, from addressing racial disparities in access to preschool and paying educators a living wage, to helping women stay in the workforce amidst the pandemic."

SEE: https://www.keywiki.org/Portland_Democratic_Socialists_of_America

BY RENEE NAL

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/alert-oregon-communists-brag-about-preschool-for-all-to-indoctrinate-next-generation-of-democratic-socialists/;

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“…we must begin educating and valuing the input of the next generation of Democratic Socialists.” – DSA Resolution 25: Childcare

The Portland, Oregon branch of America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), is bragging about winning “Preschool for All”, a communist program similar to one being proposed by Joe Biden which undermines parental authority and indoctrinates children. The initiative would raise $132 million by taxing households that make over $200k per year, a Leninist strategy.

Socialists have long been promoting “Universal Preschool.” Unsurprisingly, it was reported in July that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a $775 billion plan for “universal preschool, child care and elder care” “that aims to fundamentally shift the way American families care for each other, both at the beginning of life and at the end.” Joe Biden’s unconstitutional effort includes a “public health jobs corps of 100000 people.”

The Universal Preschool campaign in Multnomah County is completely driven by communists, and supported by subversive “progressive” organizations. One of the main organizers of Measure 26-214 in Portland is Emily Von W. Gilbert, a self-described “anti-fascist socialist feminist”.

“At our April 2019 General Meeting, Portland DSA voted to put a measure on the Multnomah County ballot through Oregon’s citizens’ initiative process,” Portland DSA explained in an email sent to supporters on November 21, 2020. “The measure would tax the rich, pay preschool teachers a fair wage, and give preschool to every kid in the county…And on Election Day 2020, we had 64% of the vote and WE WON,” they bragged.

RAIR Foundation USA warned Americans over a year ago about Measure 26-214, which was a part of the larger national DSA resolution #25 to “educate” the “next generation of Democratic Socialists”. Other approved resolutions included solidarity with Cuba and a resolution to work closely with Antifa groups.

From the DSA childcare resolution:

“Socialism recognizes that childrearing should be a communal undertaking, and that by providing welcoming and supportive spaces for children, we can support both those children’s own social, political, and emotional development, along with ameliorating their primary caregivers’ alienation and atomization under capitalism;

Our own organizing spaces must be inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to people of all ages, including families with children, and we must begin educating and valuing the input of the next generation of Democratic Socialists.”

The childhood-robbing initiative was supported by “more than 30 groups, including at least 10 labor organizations: Northwest Oregon Labor Council, PAT, Reynolds Education Association, AFSCME Local 88, UFCW Local 555, ILWU, CWA Local 7901, PSU-AAUP, PCCFAP, and National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 82,” as reported at a newsletter for unions in the northwest.

The parents who will take part in the “Universal Preschool” program in Portland, Oregon are likely unaware of the real goal of “free” childcare.

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POLICE STATE N.J. Seeks to Mandate LGBT-approved Books

BY ALEX NEWMAN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/n-j-seeks-to-mandate-lgbt-approved-books/;

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Lawmakers in New Jersey are considering legislation that would ban textbooks that are not in a database approved by radical homosexual and transgender activists, sparking alarm about religious liberty and government indoctrination of children.

The proposal, dubbed S1512, would force the state Department of Education to maintain a list of textbook publishers that include “inclusive material” in their products. However, “inclusive material” does not include being inclusive of people of faith who reject LGBT propaganda in the classroom.

Critics blasted the legislation, warning that it threatens religious freedom, strips parental rights, silences First Amendment-protected freedoms, shatters the innocence of children, forces divisive indoctrination into the class, and represents taxation without representation.

Parents and faith leaders are also warning that the legislation would encourage bullying of children who come from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim homes. By teaching that there is something wrong with those who consider homosexuality sinful and believe that there are only two genders, the schools would stigmatize and demonize children from religious homes, critics warned.

Under the bill, local school districts would be stripped of their authority to purchase textbooks that did not include “diversity” in “such areas as gender, … gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation.” In other words, books that do not peddle homosexuality or gender confusion would be banned from school.

“This legislation will force publishing companies and textbook authors to elevate sexual attractions and gender identities in their publications in order to be approved by the state of NJ to sell books to your school district,” explained Director of Advocacy Shawn Hyland with the Family Policy Alliance before urging parents to get involved in the fight.

“Elected school board members, in collaboration with parents serving in curriculum committees, should decide what is best for their community — not the all-encompassing overreach of state government,” Hyland added in an email to activists. “Education is best left to local school boards and parents.”

Conservative grassroots groups across the state are gearing up to fight the bill, too. The Morris Patriots of Northern New Jersey, for instance, sent out an e-mail alert over the weekend including Family Policy Alliance’s warning and urging activists to reach out to legislators to stop the bill before it comes up on November 16 at noon.

“There is no longer religious freedom in NJ when school boards will be mandated to purchase and students will be mandated to read textbooks that normalize LGBTQ behavior,” the Morris Patriots organization said in its mass email encouraging N.J. activists to get involved.

Another group fighting back is Team PYC – Protect Your Children, which has been organizing people of faith all across the state to stand up for religious liberty and against anti-Christian indoctrination in public schools.

In an email about the legislation, Team PYC urged those who value parental rights to prevent the far-left from transforming the state with radical LGBT legislation and tax-funded propaganda targeting children.

The group also warned about another piece of legislation in New Jersey, S2781, set to be considered next month. It would order school districts to “provide instruction” on “diversity” in sexual orientation and gender identity as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.

Among other concerns, Team PYC, which is active across the state, blasted the idea of teaching a 10-year-old child that children should get a sex-change or that it is normal to have “fluid ever-changing sexuality or identity.” And yet that is coming, with these bills paving the way.

“The Inclusion Bill (if passed into law) will mandate changing terms and definitions and that is 100% going against the HOLY WORD of GOD how God has made man and woman, not a combination of the two,” explained Victoria Jakelsky, state director for Team PYC.

The extremism that has engulfed New Jersey schools and lawmakers in recent years is getting worse. And it is hardly limited to New Jersey. The consequences will be devastating. Americans across the nation must take action, or it will be all downhill from here.

This article originally appeared at FreedomProject Media and is reprinted here with permission.

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SEE TEXT OF BILL: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2000/1512_I1.HTM

 

 

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY then and now…Christian Learning Center, an apostate, ecumenical partner

BJU'S PRESIDENT STEVE PETTIT & HIS GROWING APOSTASY

BY MACHEN.WHITE

SEE: https://bjugrad2004.blogspot.com/2020/11/bju-then-and-nowchristian-learning.html;

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     Christian Learning Centers of Greenville County (CLC) is a self proclaimed gospel ministry ministering to public school students through the Released Time program in Greenville SC area public schools. The CLC mission statement reads, "[CLC] exists...to encourage [children] to embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ". CLC's ministry verse, John 4:34, carries with it a clear missions meaning. The CLC calls us to "worship with us" on its fundraising page.

Janice Butler Founder and CEO of CLC

    CLC, however, is not what it seems. The CLC leadership and sponsoring churches are made up of everything from conservative evangelicals, to left leaning charismatics, to rank theological liberals. The Chairman of CLC board, Kevin Brady, attends Advent United Methodist Church. Board member, Richard Furman, attends First Presbyterian Church of Greenville. Board member, Gabe Vicks, attends Word of Life. Board member, Todd Hyneman, attends Holland Park Church of Christ. Among sponsoring churches, three United Methodist churches, a liberal Presbyterian church, several charismatic churches, and a half dozen SBC churches are listed on the CLC website. Social justice is often promoted on CLC podcasts. In the CLC doctrinal statement, the gospel is at best supplemented and at worst replaced with social justice. Three podcasts produced by the CLC present a wildly liberal view of race relations and a posting of this extremely worldly music video promoting social justice/social gospel can be found on CLC's official Facebook page. For the 2019 event, far left actor Kevin Sorbo was the keynote speaker.

 

Kevin Brady
   On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 CLC had as their special guests for its fundraising event North Greenville University (NGU) president Gene Fant and Dr. Steve Pettit president of Bob Jones University (BJU). From a video recorded on BJU campus, Pettit gave lavish praise and full endorsement of the CLC. "We are fully engaged in helping the [CLC]...Dr. Bobby Wood one of our vice presidents is now a new member of the [CLC] board and we are so glad he is there...as a university we are FULLY SUPPORTIVE of the CLC...I'd like to to highly encourage you to consider a financial gift to the CLC because they are a FRONT LINE MINISTRY GETTING THE GOSPEL OUT to those who live in darkness".
Pettit 
    On Thursday, October 22, 2020 the CLC again had as their special guests for its fundraising event  NGU president Gene Fant and Dr. Steve Pettit. Pettit once again paid lavish praise to CLC. "I'm joining you for a few moments this evening to ENDORSE the work of [CLC] and to encourage you to SUPPORT their ministry...[BJU] has the privilege of PARTNERING with [CLC] in providing the gospel and biblical training to public high school students...we SHARE a common mission...we share the gospel...We feel privileged to sew into the spiritual harvest WITH [CLC]...we are thankful for the opportunity to FULLY ENGAGE with the center...this is the kind of PARTNERSHIP we so value...let me challenge you to determine how you could PARTNER with the Christian Learning Center to promote the gospel...so I encourage you to make a gift to this ministry. They are worthy of our support. This is an organization that is on the front lines of ministry...and it is a ministry that we can get behind".
    The CLC is NOT front line gospel ministry. At the helm of this organization are those who attend churches that deny gospel. They go into schools to teach what their own denominations teach - a false gospel. Pettit is not only solidifying his position of fellowship with highly compromised SBC Gene Fant, he also, along with Dr. Bobby Wood, finds himself shoulder-to-shoulder in MINISTRY COOPERATION with new evangelicals and apostates. Dr. Pettit has fully engaged himself in a classic ecumenical relationship; a relationship which is strictly forbidden in Scripture. Of the likes of CLC, the Scriptures are clear..."do not receive him into your house nor greet him, for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds (2 John 1:10) "...[anyone] who preach[es] another gospel to you than what we have preached to you, LET HIM BE ACCURSED (Gal 1:8). 
  Dr. Pettit says endorse, support, partner, share, fully engage with an apostate. The scriptures say let them be accursed, do not receive him or greet him, have no fellowship. This partnership is not just an issue of secondary separation, it is that of primary separation. Dr. Pettit is not continuing in the footsteps of the biblically separated leadership of the past, he is following in the footsteps of the late Dr. Billy Graham. Graham contaminated the gospel for untold generations and led God's people into sin by welcoming apostates and gospel deniers into ministry cooperation with him. Dr. Pettit's compromise and disobedience, I believe, will snuff out the Greenville gospel light and remove the Bible from the "buckle of the Bible belt." 
WARNING: Please understand the BJU of today is nothing like the BJU of yesterday. Pettit continues to insist that BJU remains a biblically separated fundamentalist institution of yesterday.
NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH
Machen White
Ephesians 5:11
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Pakistan: Teacher at Islamic school beheads Macron effigy, ‘This is the punishment of the Prophet’s slanderer’

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/pakistan-teacher-at-islamic-school-beheads-macron-effigy-this-is-the-punishment-of-the-prophets-slanderer;

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The children cheered.

Counseling Muslim children to commit murder in response to insults to Muslim sensibilities constitutes severe psychological abuse by Western standards. One can only imagine the horror and outrage if any Western teacher did something similar in her classroom.  It is worthwhile to remember the obvious: barbaric practices sanctioned by Sharia do not magically stop with migration into Western countries.

“A Teacher At Islamabad Islamic School Beheads Effigy Of Macron In Front Of Students,” MEMRI, October 30, 2020:

A video posted on social media outlets on October 30, 2020, shows a teacher at Islamabad’s Jamia Hafsa Madrassa beheading what was described as an effigy of French President Macron with a sword in front of her students. The scene is accompanied by a song stating that “this is the punishment for the Prophet’s slanderer” and pledging to crush to dust the makers of the [Charlie Hebdo] cartoons.

Music: “This is the punishment of the Prophet’s slanderer. The head chopped off from the body. This is the punishment of the Prophet’s slanderer. The head chopped from the body. The makers of the cartoons. We shall crush them to dust…

“Pakistani girls’ school stages mock BEHEADING as cleric vows vengeance on France for ‘insulting the Prophet,’” RT News, November 2, 2020:

A girls’ religious school in Islamabad staged a mock beheading in front of its young students as a cleric preached that Muslims would exact vengeance on France – and on the West in general – for “insulting” Prophet Mohammed.

A woman in full face veil uses a scimitar to behead an effigy in front of hundreds of assembled students, many holding signs sporting protest slogans, in video posted to the official Facebook account of Jamia Syeda Hafsa, a Pakistani girls’ seminary, last week.

The disturbing scene and excerpts of a fiery sermon that accompanied it have since been picked up by Muslim-skeptical English language outlets, at least one of which claimed the effigy is of French President Emmanuel Macron, though there is no evidence in the video that this is the case. Macron has come under fire from Muslims around the world for his government’s recent efforts to crack down on Islamic extremism following the beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty last month by a Chechen Muslim immigrant.

Video of the beheading is set to a song that lyrically vows to “grind into dust” those who draw the Prophet Mohammed and declares beheading to be the only fitting punishment for insulting him. The grisly pageant was accompanied by a sermon in which the female cleric vowed vengeance on the enemies of Islam, especially France.

“So far only one of your brethren has gone to hell,” the cleric declared, adding that “we will never stop until we exact vengeance for your insult” – presumably the obscene cartoon drawing of the Prophet that Paty reportedly showed his class as part of a lesson on free speech….

 

Trump Signs Executive Order Establishing 1776 Commission

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-establishing-presidents-advisory-1776-commission/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-protecting-americas-founding-ideals-promoting-patriotic-education/

BY WARREN MASS

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/trump-signs-executive-order-establishing-1776-commission/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

A notice posted on the White House website on November 2 stated that President Trump had just signed an order to establish what he calls the 1776 Commission — an idea he first proposed in September.

Trump began his executive order by summarizing some of the principles cherished by Americans since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He explained that the purpose of the 1776 Commission is “to better enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776 and to strive to form a more perfect Union.” (The phrase “to form a more perfect Union” comes from the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.)

In outlining the purpose of the 1776 Commission, Trump included the following points:

• The American founding envisioned a political order in harmony with the design of “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” seeing the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as embodied in and sanctioned by natural law and its traditions.

• The formation of a republic around these principles marked a clear departure from previous forms of government, securing rights through a form of government that derives its legitimate power from the consent of the governed. 

• Throughout its national life, our Republic’s exploration of the full meaning of these principles has led it through the ratification of a Constitution, civil war, the abolition of slavery, Reconstruction, and a series of domestic crises and world conflicts.  

However, Trump lamented, despite these proud accomplishments, our heritage is being maligned:

Against this history, in recent years, a series of polemics grounded in poor scholarship has vilified our Founders and our founding. Despite the virtues and accomplishments of this Nation, many students are now taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but rather villains. This radicalized view of American history lacks perspective, obscures virtues, twists motives, ignores or distorts facts, and magnifies flaws, resulting in the truth being concealed and history disfigured.

While the absence of quality education that upholds our nation’s historic values has existed for decades, the timing of Trumps’ proposal was made more urgent by the publication in a September 2019 issue of the New York Times Magazine of an article by Nikole Hannah-Jones launching the 1619 Project, which asserted that “anti-black racism,” slavery, systemic oppression, and other evils are embedded “in the very DNA” of America.

Support for the article was not even unanimous among the Times’ writers. Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens wrote an opinion piece October 9 calling the 1619 Project a “failed” enterprise that was built on the faulty premise that slavery, not the Declaration of Independence, was the driving force that forged the nation.

Related article:

The Hate-America “1619 Project” Fed to Kids

 

Donald Trump’s Lawyer Rebukes Southeastern Seminary Professor For Being a Liberal

SEE: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2020/11/02/donald-trumps-lawyer-rebukes-southeastern-seminary-professor-for-being-a-liberal/;

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), increasingly one of the most liberal seminaries in the Evangelical Church, recently hired a liberal English professor — who supports ministries that promote woman-to-woman and man-to-man intimate relationships — from Liberty University. Karen Swallow Prior, who served many years on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) as a research fellow, has been outspoken in her support of “gay Christianity” over the years.

Prior makes no qualms about her unbiblical positions as many have been warning about her for years. It wasn’t until recently, however, that Swallow Prior has completely unveiled herself as a totally “woke” leftist without a conservative bone in her body and people are finally starting to notice.

Recently, Donald Trump’s lawyer, who also represented John MacArthur’s church in a battle against Los Angeles over religious freedom, called out Swallow Prior for defending far-left radical Vice-Presidential candidate, Kamala Harris. While conservative Malachi O’Brien tweeted favorably that Kamala Harris had been “canceled” because of a lack of support in Texas, Swallow Prior jumped in to defend Harris.

Swallow Prior’s defense when Trump’s and MacArthur’s attorney, Jenna Ellis jumped in:

Here is where Ellis’ response was gold.

Karen Swallow Prior is a liberal activist and sadly, she represents a large majority of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Evangelical Church. Increasingly, the divide between the liberals and the conservatives is growing, and thankfully so. Christians cannot in any way support the Democrat party — to do so is to support the things that God hates.

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https://ratherexposethem.org/?s=KAREN+SWALLOW+PRIOR

 

Jerry Falwell Jr. Sues Liberty University for ‘Damaging His Reputation’ Following ‘Forced’ Resignation

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2020/10/30/jerry-falwell-jr-sues-liberty-university-for-damaging-his-reputation-following-forced-resignation/;

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LYNCHBURG, Va. — Jerry Falwell, Jr., former president of Liberty University, which hails itself as the world’s largest Christian university, has filed a lawsuit against the school to allege that officials “needlessly injured and damaged his reputation” via statements made following his resignation. Falwell had been placed on leave after posting, and then deleting, a photo in which he had his pants unzipped, and then was asked to resign after a former business partner revealed that he had an affair for years with Falwell’s wife and claimed that Falwell was privy to it.

According to a press release, Falwell argues that Giancarlo Granda, who engaged in sexual activity with his wife, Becki, had made false allegations against him in an attempt to extort money out of the couple. He says that Liberty University board members accepted the allegations without investigation in order to “force” his resignation.

The suit states that officials then released statements that, by effect, served to “tarnish, minimize, and outright destroy the legacy of the Falwell family and Mr. Falwell’s reputation.”

“We attempted to meet several times with the Liberty University Board of Trustees Executive Committee but were unsuccessful in doing so. Thus, we were forced to seek remedy for Mr. Falwell’s ongoing injuries and damage to his reputation through the court,” attorney Robert Raskopf of the law firm Quinn Emanuel said in a statement.

As previously reported, Falwell, the son of the late Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell, Sr., resigned from Liberty University in August after acknowledging that his wife had a years-long affair with a young business partner.

Granda, who worked with the couple surrounding a hostel that he owned in Miami, Florida, took the story to the media, claiming that Falwell sat in the room or watched from a camera while sexual encounters happened over the course of seven years.

He also released a recorded phone call in which Becki Falwell expressed that she struggled with the idea of him dating other girls, even to the point of tears, and Jerry Falwell Jr. remarked, “You’re going to make her jealous, Gian.”

Falwell denied having any participation in the affair, stating that he “learned” about it and became so upset that he lost 80 pounds.

“Becki had an inappropriate personal relationship with this person, something in which I was not involved,” Falwell said in a statement to the Washington Examiner after Reuters first reported on the matter. “It was nonetheless very upsetting to learn about.”

He stated that he forgave his wife, and the couple sought to put distance between themselves and Granda, but he became “aggressive.”

“Eventually, he began threatening to publicly reveal this secret relationship with Becki and to deliberately embarrass my wife, family, and Liberty University unless we agreed to pay him substantial monies,” Falwell alleged. “We were doing our best to respectfully unravel this ‘fatal attraction’ type situation to protect our family and the university.”

Thursday’s press release from Falwell’s attorney also contended, “Based on research and investigation, this individual appears to be supported financially by political opponents of Mr. Falwell in the midst of a heated presidential campaign, likely including the anti-Trump political action committee called The Lincoln Project.”

Granda has denied that engaging in extortion, posting a statement to Twitter that read in part, “[L]et me be clear, I am not profiting in any way, shape or form from coming forward and telling the truth about the Falwells.” He said that Falwell was lying in an attempt to “discredit” him.

“[A]s recently as last year, [Jerry] participated in video calls where Mrs. Falwell was naked and Jerry was watching,” Granda wrote.

He also alleged that Falwell sent him an inappropriate photo of a student, but Falwell sought to defend himself by telling the Washington Post that it was a screenshot from a video where his daughter-in-law’s friend showed her “granny panties” under her skirt, which he thought was funny and subsequently shared with others.

Falwell had already been placed on indefinite leave two weeks before his resignation after he posted — and then deleted — a vacation photo to Instagram where he mimicked his wife’s pregnant assistant, but was photographed knowing that his pants were unzipped.

Falwell told WLNI “MorningLine” that neither he or the assistant were able to button their pants.

“She’s pregnant, so she couldn’t get her pants up,” Falwell stated. “I had on a pair of jeans that I hadn’t worn in a long time, so I couldn’t get mine zipped either.”

“So, I just put my belly out like hers,” Falwell continued. “I should never have put it (the photo) up and embarrassed her.”

The photograph was taken at a “Trailer Park Boys”-themed outing on a yacht, where the Falwells were on vacation. The vile Canadian-based show filled with profanity, alcoholism, drug use, sexual immorality and other ungodliness features episode titles such as “[Expletive] Community College, Let’s Get Drunk and Eat Chicken Fingers,” “I’m Not Gay, I Love Lucy … Wait A Second, Maybe I Am Gay,” “Gimme My [Expletive] Money Or Randy’s Dead”, and “You Want The Lot Fees, [Sexual Vulgarity]”.

A coalition of Liberty University alumni, students and faculty soon launched a petition calling for the Board of Trustees to permanently remove Falwell from his position as president and “replace him with a responsible and virtuous Christian leader.” They said that the matter was not over a single incident but a pattern of behavior throughout much of his tenure.

“I was never called to be a pastor. My calling was to use my legal and business expertise to make Liberty University the evangelical version of Note Dame,” Falwell told ABC News surrounding the resignation. “Some of us are called to be preachers, that wasn’t mine. I was called to make Liberty University the greatest Christian university in the world, and I couldn’t have done that as a preacher.”

A week after his departure, it was revealed that Becki Falwell called 911 after being contacted by her husband to advise that he had fallen and was hurt. She broke into the house to find him bleeding and admitted to the operator that Falwell had been drinking, but when asked how much, she replied, “I’m not going to answer that question.”

In his most recent statement, Falwell accused Liberty University of “jumping to conclusions” about the Granda matter. While it is not clear exactly which remarks from the school he takes issue with, the Executive Committee had commented in one press release, “[W]e have learned enough about the past to know that we had no choice but to take the leadership of Liberty University in a new direction.”

“I am saddened that university officials, with whom I have shared so much success and enjoyed such positive relationships, jumped to conclusions about the claims made against my character, failed to properly investigate them, and then damaged my reputation following my forced resignation,” he said.

“While I have nothing but love and appreciation for the Liberty community, and I had hoped to avoid litigation, I must take the necessary steps to restore my reputation and hopefully help repair the damage to the Liberty University brand in the process.”

As previously reported, Liberty University has hired a forensics firm to investigate “all facets” of the school’s operations throughout Falwell’s tenure as president, including financial, real estate and legal dealings.

It said in a statement on Aug. 31 that, going forward, Liberty University wants to ensure that its leaders reflect the spiritual mission of the institution by their “words, actions and example.”

“That is why, in addition to starting a search for a new president, we are also reviewing options to establish a new role in the top leadership of the university for someone who will serve as a spiritual coach, mentor, and guide to help ensure that every member of the university leadership fulfills his or her spiritual responsibility to live out the Christian walk expected of each and every one of us at Liberty,” the committee outlined.

Acting President Jerry Prevo, a former pastor, has also been tasked with improving university operations “enrich[ing] the spiritual mission” of Liberty University.

 

 

Black Lives Matter teaching schoolchildren Marxist ideology

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/20d/BLM-Marxist-school-lessons/index.html;

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Black Lives Matter in schools across America: It starts by teaching young children its Marxist-based ideology.

Well-crafted propaganda lessons (including LGBT) designed for various age groups.

Starting in elementary school!

October 31, 2020

Second in our series on the Black Lives Matter agenda now showing up in schools across the country.

ALT TEXT The starting point of the national Black Lives Matter curriculum is indoctrinating children with its Marxist "13 Guiding Principles." Note the fist symbol - for revolution - implies violence.

When parents happen to watch their children’s Zoom classes and notice an offensive Black Lives Matter assignment or diatribe by the teacher during an academic class, they might assume it’s an isolated situation.

But in fact, the vast national and local Black Lives Matter (BLM) curriculum materials are very sophisticated and extremely well-planned. Their aim is to transform every child’s mind starting as young as possible. The BLM founders admit to being trained Marxists and LGBT activists – and the BLM ideology now flooding the nation’s schools fully reflects that.

Learning BLM’s “13 guiding principles”

Normal parents would want their young children told the truth that all people of all races have the same common humanity. They would not want them given the racist poison that one race is more “special” or “deserving” or “better” than the others. But there’s more to BLM than just that.

The starting point of the BLM curriculum is infusing children with their “13 Guiding Principles.” They are basically Marxist philosophy. These principles are drilled into the kids’ minds quite thoroughly.

The BLM 13 principles (based in Marxism) include.

  • Restorative Justice: This isn’t real justice. It includes reparations, etc., that white people must pay blacks (or perform other actions) because of alleged or real injustice by other people against other victims (i.e., police violence, slavery).
  • Empathy: This isn’t normal empathy. It’s contrived empathy for people BLM declares are victims of social or cultural injustice.
  • Loving engagement: For kids, this means telling their parents or friends that their old-fashioned values are wrong, or that their "privilege" makes them racist. Engagement for adults includes the “peaceful” protests (that often lead to violence), confronting people in restaurants, and even de-platforming others on social media.
  • Diversity: This is the Marxist philosophy of dividing people into opposing groups instead of ignoring racial and ethnic differences and concentrating on their common humanity.
  • Globalism: This is the idea that America (or any nation) is not special and exceptional, but we should have a global (socialist) government, and without borders.
  • Transgender affirming: This pushes the scientific quackery that so-called “transgenderism” is normal and not a mental illness. It’s also a way of introducing young children to “gender” ideology.
  • Queer affirming: Similar to Transgender affirming; includes gay/lesbian/bisexual behavior.
  • Intergenerational: This says that society should be “free of ageism.” But in fact, it tells children that they are qualified to instruct their parents and grandparents on “correct” ideas and behavior.
  • Collective value: This is used to justify not judging destructive ideas and behavior. It says that all ideas and behaviors have the same value – for example: sexual behaviors, immoral behavior, atheism, being an illegal immigrant, etc.
  • Black families …
  • Black villages …
  • Black women …
  • Unapologetically black: These four are all blatant racism, dressed up in various ways to sound noble. The “Black families” principle also includes the Marxist idea that the traditional family structure must be “dismantled” – as they put it.

Presented in “feel-good” language tailored by age group

Like all good Marxists, they dress all this up in “feel-good” sounding language on the surface. But that is just the starting point. Underneath the surface these “principles” are heavily refined and used consistently and to push the clear Marxist agenda that they were intended for.

These BLM Marxist principles are also presented differently depending on the age groups.

Here is the list devised for teachers and other adults:

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Here is the list presented for Elementary School children:

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Here is the list presented for Middle School and High School children:

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Moving the indoctrination forward

Once we start to look a little further in the curriculum materials, we can see where this is headed. The purpose is clearly to indoctrinate children in a larger, sinister Marxist ideology.

Black Lives Matter provides teachers a list of definitions of terms “to support your explanation of the 13 BLM principles.”  These terms include: privilege, white supremacy, heterosexism, gender, cisgender, patriarchy, dismantle, and others. That's what the "principles" are actually all about.

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These are the terms being used to “refine” the principles in the minds of children. The purpose is clearly to create a generation of very radicalized, confused, and angry young people.

What can people do to stop this?

We are committed to helping people confront this across the country. But we can’t do it alone.

The first thing people need to do is become educated about what is actually happening. That is the purpose of this series of reports.

Beyond that, people need to find out what is taking place in their local schools. (Most people, particularly parents, are shockingly unaware of any of this – which is what the schools want!) And then they need to have the courage to confront it and force the local officials to stop it. MassResistance is on the ground, has decades of experience, and can help with all of that. We’ve shown over and over that a small number of dedicated and educated citizens can move mountains!

ALT TEXT This is where "queer affirming" is leading children: "freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking." A parent's nightmare!
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English Departments in the Ideological Thrall of Identity Politics

When the curricula become all about "social justice."

BY RICHARD L. CRAVATTS

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/10/english-departments-ideological-thrall-identity-richard-l-cravatts/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Richard L. Cravatts, Ph.D., a Freedom Center Journalism Fellow in Academic Free Speech and President Emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, is the author of Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel and Jews.

In July, the English Department of the University of Chicago posted an odd statement on its website. In response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the supposed “thousands of others named and unnamed who have been subject to police violence,” the department announced that, “For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies.” What is the motivation for the targeting of that particular area of study now? The statement, in the tortured language academia is so adept at generating, explains that English as a discipline “has a long history of providing aesthetic rationalizations for colonization, exploitation, extraction and anti-Blackness,” and is “responsible for developing hierarchies of cultural production that have contributed directly to social and systemic determinations of whose lives matter and why.”

Apparently, the Chicago faculty believe that it is part of the mission of the English Department to mobilize its intellectual resources to address social problems and that the work of “undoing persistent, recalcitrant anti-Blackness in our discipline and in our institutions must be the collective responsibility of all faculty, here and elsewhere,” as the statement pretentiously proclaims.

While some observers lauded the department’s decision to focus graduate study on Black Studies, critics, including University of Chicago’s own president, Robert Zimmer, were quick to question a department committing itself to a political movement and activism supporting it. “[S]ome members of the University community have expressed concern that the exclusive disciplinary commitment effectively represents a political test for admission,” Zimmer wrote, in responding to the controversy, and “[t]he idea or even implication that there would be a political criterion applied to admission to our doctoral program would be incompatible with the fundamental principles of our University.”

Indeed, the language of the department’s statement is clearly political, pledging that the faculty “are committed to the struggle of Black and Indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality” and that “our commitment to the struggle for Black lives entails vigorous participation in university-wide conversations and activism about the university's past and present role in the historically Black neighborhood that houses it.” With such language, they revealed that the department would be mobilizing to align itself with a political and social movement outside the university walls, and whether or not that is appropriate in the first place is the central question.

The University of Chicago’s English department is not alone, since the death of George Floyd in May, in articulating a commitment to anti-racism and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and participating in this type of collective virtue-signaling that typifies woke academics falling over themselves in an effort to show how very tolerant they are. A stunning open letter written in June by Rebecca L. Walkowitz, the chair of Rutgers’ English Department—steeped in the language of social justice, racial equity, white supremacy, and racial oppression—for example, announced that the department will “stand with and respond to the Black Lives Matter movement . . . create and promote an anti-racist environment . . . and . . . contribute to the eradication of the violence and systemic inequities facing black, indigenous, and people of color members of our community.”  

Not content with making a course in African-American literature a requirement within the English curriculum, Walkowitz suggested that going forward, every aspect of Rutgers’ pedagogy and instruction would be suffused with layers of obsessive victimology and racism, including sponsorship of workshops that seek to “cultivate critical conversations for Writing Program instructors around the disproportionate impacts of covid-19; state power; racism; violence; white supremacy; protest and resistance; and justice.” Most troubling, perhaps, was the stated intention in the letter that Rutgers will be “incorporating ‘critical grammar’ into our pedagogy” as a way of accommodating, and excusing, a lower level of writing skills of minority students and “students from multilingual, non-standard ‘academic’ English backgrounds.”  The term ‘critical grammar,’ of course, suggests that the rules of English usage are merely social constructs, that the rules of grammar and the appropriate and accepted use of written English can be ignored and replaced, at will, with other styles of communication.

Instead of having to learn to write in a way that is articulate, grammatically correct, and conforms to university standards and expectations, Rutgers students will now be encouraged “to develop a critical awareness of the variety of choices available to them w/ [sic] regard to micro-level issues in order to empower them and equip them to push against biases based on ‘written’ accents.” Apparently, a professor who reads a composition by a student whose “written accent” is the language of the streets, or even the incomprehensible vernacular and fractured language of text messages, will potentially be considered biased if he or she tries to apply academic standards to the essay; in other words, anything written by any minority student, regardless of how inarticulate and grammatically incorrect it is, will henceforth meet the Rutgers standard.

As part of its virtue-signaling tool kit, the Rutgers English Department also has concocted something called the Committee on Bias Awareness and Prevention (CBAP), its purported purpose to be an “engine of workshops and forums related to anti-racist pedagogy, addressing bias in the classroom, and recognizing and eradicating bias in the workplace and academic profession.”  Clearly, none of the professors in these classrooms will be expressing racist thought, given that they are now required to attend workshops on “how to have an anti-racist classroom.”  Obviously, then, the only possible source of unacceptable racist thought will come from students, whose writing or interpretation of literary works will most likely be subject to intense scrutiny to ensure that no bias, bigotry, unacceptable views about race or justice, opinions about activism and protests as part of the BLM movement, or other controversial, and debatable, topics seep into classroom discussions.

Middlebury College’s Department of English and American Literatures chimed in also with its “Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter” in which the faculty authors wallowed in their collective white guilt, writing that “Black Lives Matter [and] they “acknowledge that the study of English and American Literatures has too often contributed to the larger history of racism, inequity, and the willful exclusion of Black voices. We recognize the ways in which white stories, writers, literary scholars, and professors have similarly contributed to this exclusion and are complicit in the current inequity and violence; likewise, we recognize that white privilege and white supremacy are not abstract ideas found only at the national and global levels, but operate daily at Middlebury College [emphasis added].

Middlebury, it will be remembered, is where, in 2017, Charles Murray, political scientist, libertarian, and author of the controversial 1994 book, The Bell Curve, was verbally assaulted by a crazed audience of students intent on shutting down his planned speech—a crowd that eventually physically surrounded both Murray and a Middlebury professor who was shoved with sufficient force that she was hospitalized. Murray is now considered by his critics to be a racist and white supremacist, and it is no surprise that the Middlebury English faculty included in their statement a “pledge to use our positions of institutional privilege to support Black students, Black writers, and Black scholars; we can and will use our classrooms and our scholarship to uncover and dismantle the system of racist oppression which has for centuries silenced, brutalized, and murdered Black individuals.”

The English Department at Fresno State also committed itself to the BLM movement, announcing that it condemned “in the strongest possible terms the continued targeting of unarmed Black citizens by law enforcement throughout the country,” stating as fact the false narrative that racist police officers regularly, and unjustifiably, are biased when it comes to law enforcement and minority suspects.

“We stand aligned with efforts to dismantle white supremacist ideologies as they necessitate a Black Lives Matter movement,” the statement reads, and to achieve the elimination of this so-called white supremacy that somehow pervades literature, the department will “teach non-dominant literature and histories; theories of race, social justice, oppression, resistance; and rhetorical approaches and genres to support efforts for a peaceful and just society.” And these English faculty, individuals whose specialty involves the analysis of literary works and the teaching of writing skills, apparently feel no compunction in assessing the underlying techniques and psychology of law enforcement, since they go on to suggest that “the law enforcement and criminal justice establishments as a whole must interrogate the extent to which they have internalized anti-Black mythologies that permit their members to perpetrate such violence, and, in most cases, to do so with complete impunity.” Absent from this analysis, obviously, is any attempt to measure the contribution of the criminals involved in the law enforcement “violence” they mention, including the fact that the most recent examples of black deaths at the hands of white police officers involved suspects who were shot or killed while resisting arrest, and hardly the victims of law enforcement officers engaging in random murders “with complete impunity,” given the high level of visibility the cases have enjoyed.

The English Department at Portland State University was even more proactive in its commitment to racial justice, stating in an open letter in the student newspaper that the department faculty stand “in solidarity with the protests against anti-Black racism and violence, and we believe that Black Lives Matter.” But the English department even joined other campus groups in pushing for an even stronger action, namely, disarming the university’s police force. “Dismantling systems of oppression entails ensuring our Black, Indigenous, students of color, and students with disabilities are safe on campus,” the letter reads. “This means taking a stand against the ongoing over-policing of the entire Portland State community, which disproportionately affects people of color and people with disabilities,” suggesting that law enforcement is actually unnecessary and that minority groups are targeted by police just because they are not white and not because of their actual over-representation in criminal activity.

“PSU cannot both sympathize with the widespread protests against institutional racism and police brutality,” the letter suggests, “and also invest in the armed policing systems that leave our students, staff, and faculty of color vulnerable to the racist violence we have seen for decades in this city . . . .”  The suggestion that the presence of law enforcement—armed or unarmed—actually endangers citizens as opposed to protecting them from criminals is, of course, both naïve and ill-conceived, and is typical of liberals who believe that racism and oppression themselves are the cause of crime, not criminal behavior itself.

When did it become the role or purpose of English departments to make as a central feature of its teaching social issues which are only tangentially related to the subject matter? These are not social justice departments, or black studies departments, or institutes or programs that focus on race, social issues, and activism. This leads one to wonder why English departments—whose function is, nominally, the study of literature and the teaching of techniques of writing and composition—would craft their entire mission and curriculum around a slavish affection with an anti-racist, Black Lives Matter-inspired ideology.

Part of the answer to that question is that English departments, like other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, are populated by faculty who are overwhelmingly liberal, that there is essentially one way of thinking about race, oppression, law enforcement, and crime because of the liberal leanings of most of the faculty. One revealing 2018 study, “Homogenous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty,” as one recent example, conducted a survey of professors from elite universities and determined their political leanings based on their party registration. While the ratio of Democrats to Republicans in Chemistry, Economics, and Mathematics, for example, were roughly equal at 5.5, the ratio for English departments was, unsurprisingly, 44.1, 44 Democrats to one Republican.

For these liberal faculty members, obviously, the temptation is irresistible to pull racial activism, anti-police rhetoric, and other current topics in the victim culture into English department missions and curricula—even though they clearly do not belong there.

In their 2010 book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa researched student success in college and, after evaluating over 2300 undergraduates at twenty-four universities, they found that “45 percent of these students demonstrate no significant improvement in a range of skills—including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing—during their first two years of college.” Perhaps if English departments, those very places where writing and critical thinking are core skills on which teaching should be focused, concentrated more on their own academic discipline and less on genuflecting to the current hysterical campaign for racial justice, universities might produce graduates with the very academic skills they require to positively shape American into the just society for which they so assiduously seem to strive.

 

The Black Lives Matter assault in the nation’s schools is bigger and more intrusive than people realize. Along with that is a new wave of radical LGBT indoctrination.

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/20d/BLM-and-lgbt-school-assault/index.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Well-funded BLM working closely with LGBT movement already in the schools.

Activist teachers say: Parents should have no say in this!

See our multi-part series exposing it in detail!

October 23, 2020
ALT TEXT Most parents are completely unaware that this is being taught to schoolchildren across America - even in academic subjects such as English and math.

Right now, many people are focused on national politics, the elections, the banning of conservative thought, and the fear of more violence and destruction to come from Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa. But anyone who cares about the nation’s longer-term future needs to pay attention to the horrible transformation going on in the nation’s schools. It is on a scale that we have never seen before.

A flood of Black Lives Matter curriculum material – specifically tailored for various grade levels – is now showing up in public (and some private) schools across the US. Children are hit with insidious Marxist messages including:

  • America is a very bad place.
  • Police are racist and violent.
  • White people are naturally bigoted and have unfair privilege.
  • All black people are morally superior.
  • The traditional family structure is archaic.

The obvious purpose is to divide people, not bring them together.

But that’s not all. Two of the three founders of BLM are “out” lesbians, and “from the start Black Lives Matter has been about LGBTQ lives.” So along with the Marxist ideology – often mixed together – comes a new radical wave of LGBT indoctrination in the schools. From what we’ve seen, it is even more psychologically aggressive than before.

ALT TEXT A Black Lives Matter poster being used in the New York City school system mingles issues of race, 'queer' and transgender identities, diversity, and globalism.

A relatively sudden surge into the schools

As our readers know, for many years MassResistance has been successfully helping parents fight back against the LGBT agenda targeting their children in their schools.

Earlier this year, MassResisance activists around the country began confronting local BLM groups that were targeting their communities with their aggressive Marxist, anti-police, and racist demands. Much of this was centered around de-funding the police and pushing Marxist policies into city government.

When the new school year began back in August classes were conducted via Zoom because of COVID-19. Parents at home began noticing extremely offensive BLM lessons being pushed on students in supposedly academic settings such as English and math classes. It was frightening and very upsetting. MassResistance has helped some parents confront the school officials and get it stopped.

This has all been shockingly sudden. Last year there was almost no BLM material being taught that we could identify. But now we’re seeing that it’s a much larger problem than we could ever imagine. The sheer amount of material and the methodical way it’s being presented to children makes it obvious that the preparation for this has been going on for some time.

Where is this coming from?

This assault on children is being funded by Corporate America. The amount of money is staggering. Two years ago the National Football League announced a $90 million donation to Black Lives Matter and its “social justice” front groups, which was later upped to $250 million. This has been joined by Apple, Amazon, Walmart, and Google, Bank of America and many others. (See sample lists of funders here and here.)  The total by now has easily reached a billion dollars.

A substantial amount of this money goes to “educating” the nation’s schoolchildren. They have been able to create their extensive course materials and the methodologies for pushing it most effectively on children.

ALT TEXT Part of the "white privilege" propaganda in Middle Schools.

It’s moving so fast because the Black Lives Matter organization is working closely with the LGBT movement which infiltrated the schools over the past several decades – as well as the political entities that run them and universities that influence them. As a result, most of this new material is coming from the state or city level – and being pushed into the individual schools.

Teachers have also been put through indoctrination “teacher training,” much like the LGBT training that HRC and its “Welcoming Schools” have given them in years past (which is also pushed from the government entities).

ALT TEXT This Black Lives Matter teacher presentation in Buffalo, NY describes the various indoctrination sessions that the city's teachers - and even some parents - will be going through.

BLM is also working with other left-wing extremist groups already in the schools, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center and its so-called “Teaching Tolerance” curriculum.

Disturbing focus on Elementary and Middle School students

From what we are seeing, they are focusing particularly intensely on the Elementary and Middle School grades. They have a definite – and quite frightening - obsession in molding children’s minds as early as possible.

ALT TEXT From a Black Lives Matter coloring book for elementary school children.

This, unfortunately, is not a new concept among totalitarian movements. It’s something that we need to pay attention to.

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Militant attitude of teachers

One very disturbing thing that we’ve found in both writings and even video clips that we’ve come across is the extreme militant attitude of teachers.

In one video of a training session, teachers explain that parents don’t have a right to decide what their children learn – because the teachers are the ones who know best. And children need to be protected from parents’ bigotry.

A popular slogan is “Freedom to read.” They unabashedly say that young children have the “freedom” to read pornography, or children’s books promoting homosexuality or witchcraft, or any subject the teacher may choose.

Keeping parents in the dark is a goal. And in fact, most people have no idea what’s happening. But sometimes parents find out. So there are training sessions on dealing with pushback from parents - particularly “bigoted conservative religious” parents. They teach the teachers how to give such parents misinformation and confuse them to a point where they don’t oppose the material.

Can this be stopped?

Yes, we believe it can be stopped – school by school. None of this can be defended by the schools – if parents are educated and equipped to properly confront it. Because it is virtually all based on lies and discredited Marxist ideology, it is surprisingly easy to tear down.

The education establishment is used to intimidating and steamrolling parents and community members who are frightened and unsophisticated. But our experience has been that they cannot effectively deal with people who are aggressive and well equipped with the facts.

There are numerous strategies at our disposal – including demands that the ringleaders pushing this on children be fired – which we’ve successfully used.

(The only thing limiting us right now is the funding to manage a larger-scale operation. Conservative donors are historically reticent to be confrontational. But we’re working on that.)

Coming up: A series of exposés!

Over the last few months we have gathered a large amount of the new Black Lives Matter and LGBT material being pushed in the nation’s schools. Most of this has come from teachers (and even principals) who have been outraged – and reached out to us. It even includes some videos of secret teacher training sessions.

It’s far too much to post in just one article. So over the next several weeks we will be publishing a series of detailed reports. Our goal is for people to know what’s really happening in their schools – and hopefully get prepared to take action!

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SEE ALSO:

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/20d/BLM-Marxist-school-lessons/index.html

 

UK: Muslim writer condemns ‘French police’s brutal senseless murder of the Muslim’ who beheaded man on street

Police shot dead Paty’s attacker, an 18-year-old of Chechen origin named as Abdullakh Anzorov. A photo of the teacher’s decapitated head was posted to Twitter from Anzorov’s mobile phone, along with the message: “I have executed one of the dogs from hell who dared to put Muhammad down.”

“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. From Abdullah, the Servant of Allah, To Macron, the leader of the infidels, I executed one of your hellhounds who dared to belittle Mohammed, calm his fellows before you are inflicted harsh punishment,” the Twitter post read.

Dana Nawzar Jaf

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/10/uk-muslim-writer-condemns-french-polices-brutal-senseless-murder-of-the-muslim-who-beheaded-man-on-street;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Now he says he was being “sarcastic.” All right. Just imagine, however, what the outcry would be if a foe of jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women actually justified the killing of one of those largely fictional “far right” terrorists. Siding with jihadis and even jihad murderers, however, is increasingly acceptable among the Western intelligentsia. Dana Nawzar Jaf is unlikely to suffer any consequences for this endorsement of the Sharia death penalty for blasphemy other than a few angry tweets.

Note also how he drags the Islamic supremacists’ ever-present bogeymen, the Jews, into this. His argument essentially boils down to saying that students should not be exposed to material they find offensive. That’s bad enough in itself, as all students should be challenged to consider their assumptions and become able to defend them, or allowed to change their views if they discover what they held was false. But the Holocaust denial analogy breaks down on the fact that Holocaust denial is a monstrous falsehood, while Muhammad cartoons are neither true or false, but expressions of the freedom of expression, which is the foundation of any free society. There is nothing wrong, either, with students learning in school why Holocaust denial is false, with all the evidence presented, just as they should also learn why the freedom of speech is so important.

“Fury as New Statesman writer condemns ‘brutal police murder’ of Islamist terrorist who beheaded teacher outside French school,” by Abul Taher, Mail On Sunday, October 18, 2020:

A British-based writer sparked outrage last night by condemning French police for shooting dead the armed Islamist terrorist who beheaded teacher Samuel Paty.

Dana Nawzar Jaf – a former Chevening Scholar at Durham University – questioned the police’s decision to kill Chechen fanatic Aboulakh Anzorov, fearing the terrorist would attack them or others.

Mr Jaf, who describes himself as a Kurdish activist, had taken to Twitter, posting: ‘I fully condemn French police’s brutal senseless murder of the Muslim suspect last night.

‘Macron and his security apparatus should explain to the public what was the need for the use of the disproportionate force against someone suspected of a knife crime. France is in crisis.’

Mr Jaf – an occasional writer for the Left-leaning New Statesman magazine, did not condemn the beheading itself….

Last night, Mr Jaf, who is believed to have arrived in Britain as an exchange student from Iraq in 2009, said: ‘That was not meant to be a factual statement about the police. It’s meant to be a sarcastic comment towards Macron who is the number one fueller of terrorism.’

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Samuel Paty and the Muslim Who Murdered Him

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/10/samuel-paty-and-the-muslim-who-murdered-him;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

In France, another Muslim horror show. A teacher of history and geography, Samuel Paty, 47,was giving his middle-school class a lesson about free speech, as required by the French Ministry of Education’s national curriculum. He had decided, unsurprisingly, to include in his lesson the cartoons of Muhammad that Charlie Hebdo had published in 2013, and that had led to the murder two years later of nine of its cartoonists by Muslim fanatics. The story of Paty’s class, and his subsequent murder, is here.

The man who beheaded a teacher in a street in France waited outside the school and asked pupils to identify his target, anti-terrorism officials say.

The man then posted images on social media of dead victim Samuel Paty, 47, who had shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his students.

Proud of his handiwork, the Muslim murderer at once posted grisly images for his admirers. Imagine his interior monologue: “Here is the Infidel’s body, and over there is his head. Ha ha! Who says there is no fun in Islam? “

The attacker later fired at police with an airgun before being shot dead.

Nine people have been arrested and are being investigated for possible links to Islamic extremism.

The attack took place at about 17:00 (15:00 GMT) on Friday near the College du Bois d’Aulne, where Mr Paty taught, in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, some 30km (20 miles) north-west of central Paris.

Judging by the pictures of his mourning students, many of them were black but not, apparently, Muslim. Several of them have given moving testimony as to what a good, caring, and inspiring teacher Samuel Paty had been. Parents, too, have been stricken at the loss.

President Emmanuel Macron said the attack bore all the hallmarks of an “Islamist terrorist attack” and the teacher had been murdered because he “taught freedom of expression.”….

No, Paty had been murdered not because he taught “freedom of expression” – all the middle-school teachers of history in France do that – but because he practiced it; he had dared to show cartoons of Muhammad as part of his lesson on “freedom of expression.” These are different things.

There should be a national day of mourning for Samuel Paty. But beyond this observance, with crowds marching, carrying signs, or wearing sweatshirts, that say “Je suis enseignant” (“I, too, am a teacher”) the Republic of France should create a national day of remembrance and reflection, honoring all those who are to be regarded as martyrs, murdered for exercising their rights of free speech. The cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo, the history teacher Samuel Paty, and the others who will surely follow them, deserve this. And if Muslims don’t like this, if they think it is aimed at them – after all, it is only Muslims who have done the murdering — that’s too bad.

Details of the attack and investigation were given by the anti-terrorism state prosecutor, Jean-François Ricard.

He named the suspect as Abdoulakh A. – an 18-year-old man, born in Moscow of Chechen origin. He came to France with refugee status as a boy and was unknown to anti-terrorism police.

Why was Abdoulakh A., why were his 17-year-old younger brother, his parents, and his grandparents (other accounts tell us they all live in France) all given refugee status? Are Chechens persecuted in Moscow? No, they are not. Their economic lot is not a happy one, but that is very different from being faced with persecution. How did these obvious economic migrants convince French officials that they were fleeing a non-existent persecution? The final report by the anti-terrorism chief M. Jean-François Ricard will, one hopes, discuss how Abdoulakh A. and his family managed to be admitted to France, what claims of persecution were made and apparently believed, and what cornucopia of benefits these family members have collectively received from the French government since they first settled in.

Perhaps those who wish to enter France as immigrants should now be required to take a new psychological test before being admitted. If Christian, let them be given a cartoon of Christ and asked for their reaction. If Jewish, the same question, but this time about a caricature of Moses. And for Muslims – who are of course the real targets of such a test, for it is only they who have been murdering others for “blasphemy” — let them be asked to look at the very cartoons that Charlie Hebdo published and that Samuel Paty used in his lesson on free speech. They should have explained to them that these cartoons are protected in France as free speech, that they may be published far and wide, that they may even be used in their childrens’ schools as part of lessons in free speech. Some will answer untruthfully, that they don’t mind, they understand they have to conform to French ways. But many will be unable to contain themselves, and will truthfully, and angrily, denounce the caricatures; on that basis alone one hopes they will be kept out. And it should not be beyond the wit of the immigration authorities to come up with other lines of questioning to gauge the likelihood, or even the possibility, of a would-be immigrant’s ability to assimilate into a country of Infidels. Why not ask each Muslim asking to be admitted what he/she thinks of the Qur’anic verses that describe Muslims as the “best of peoples” (3:110) and non-Muslims as “the most vile of created beings” (98:6)? How that question is answered, how much taqiyya is tossed into the mix, should prove instructive. And why should other European countries not follow France’s example, and require the same tests of their Muslim immigrant applicants?

He [Abdoulakh A.] lived in the Normandy town of Évreux, about 100km (62 miles) from the murder scene and had no apparent connection with the teacher or the school.

The man had been before courts but only on minor misdemeanour charges

He went to the college [a middle school] on Friday afternoon and asked students to point out the teacher, Mr Ricard said.

The attacker followed Mr Paty, who was heading home on foot after school, inflicted multiple wounds to the head with a knife and then beheaded the victim.

Witnesses are said to have heard the attacker shout “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is Greatest.”.

After all these years, the BBC still can’t get the meaning of “Allahu Akbar” right. It does not mean “God is Greatest,” but rather, is in this context a Muslim supremacist war cry, meaning “Our God is greater than your god.” Among the thousands of BBC employees, is there no one who realizes this and can explain it to the bigshots at Bush House?

The man then posted photos of the victim to a Twitter account, along with insults to Mr Macron and French “infidels” and “dogs.”…

Not “photos of the victim,” but photos of the victim’s headless body and, nearby, his severed head. The BBC is presenting the scene as less grisly than it was. What fun for the murderer to show his fellow Muslims the result of his act of derring-do: “here is the Infidel’s torso, and over here – I hope you can see this clearly – his head.” And at the same time to curse not only the President of the Republic, but every last French infidel – the ones who have been supporting him and his relatives for many years — as “dogs.”

Mr Paty, a history and geography teacher, advised Muslim students to look away if they thought they might be offended.

According to other reports, Mr. Paty did not only suggest that Muslim students might want to look away, but that they could even leave the room if they so wished. He was solicitous of their feelings, not looking to disturb them. But he also had a lesson on free speech to give, according to the French curriculum. Clearly some of the students were out to upset him, for they reported their distress (fake or real) to their malevolent and dangerous parents. Which led to complaints, a call by a Muslim parent for him to be fired, and a video that was made and posted by one father, a video designed to whip up Muslim fury against the gentle teacher who had not expected such life-threatening malice.

A parent of one of the pupils reacted angrily to the incident, accusing Mr Paty of showing naked pictures of the Prophet Muhammad. The father lodged a formal complaint and produced videos demonstrating the anger at Mr Paty’s actions, and calling on people to go to the school to protest.

But he did not show “naked pictures” of Muhammad. He showed a caricature, not a picture; these are different things.

Furthermore, as others – but not the BBC — have reported, the child of this complaining parent was not even in class that day. The father had simply heard about the episode from another pupil, and decided to create as much anger among Muslims as he could. He first went to the principal and demanded that Mr. Paty be immediately fired. The principal stood by Mr. Paty. That’s when the video was made, and posted online, and a constant series of death threats began. As a precaution, Samuel Paty changed his walk home, so that instead of his usual path through woods, he walked in a residential area where he assumed the presence of many people would make an attack less likely.

The father is one of the people in custody, Mr Ricard said, adding that this man’s half-sister had joined the Islamic State organisation in Syria in 2014….

The father who made the video denouncing Mr. Paty, and thereby knowingly endangered him, should be prosecuted and imprisoned. It’s not only the killer himself who needs to be punished, but also those who were responsible for whipping him up.

Samuel Paty was determined to go through with the lesson on free speech, as part of civic education, a subject that was included in the national curriculum. The most recent, and most disturbing, assault on free speech in the advanced Western world has been the mass killing by the Kouachi brothers of 12 people, including 9 cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo. They were murdered in 2015 for cartoons of Muhammad that the journal had dared to publish years before, a deliberate exercise of the right of free speech in defiance of what they knew would be Muslim anger, but could not possibly imagine — the cartoonists were French, they were the humorful civilized products of the advanced West — and while Stephane Charbonnier, the Charlie Hebdo editor, had said “I prefer to die standing to living on my knees,” one doubts that he realized just how primitive and evil were those who wished to silence him and his colleagues.

Now the Western world has had another horrifying example of Muslim barbarism. What will it do? Will there be solemn marches of French men and women carrying signs declaring “Je suis enseignant” in solidarity with the murdered teacher Samuel Paty? Will President Macron address the nation? Will there be a day of national mourning, or better still, the permanent observance of a day set aside to honor the martyred victims who practiced, taught about, and defended the right of free speech? Or will the fury die down, the signs of solidarity with Mr. Paty be put away? And will teachers all over France be very careful to avoid discussing anything that might in the slightest offend a Muslim, signifying that, despite all the expressions of outrage, the grobianistic barbarians now inside our countries will have won?

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Biden Pushes Transgender Activism for 8-Year-Old Kids

A CATHOLIC'S MORAL RELATIVISM:

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/election/tyler-o-neil/2020/10/16/biden-endorses-transgender-activism-for-8-year-old-children-n1062451;

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During the ABC News town hall on Thursday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden explicitly endorsed transgender identity and activism for children as young as 8 years old. He suggested that he would force schools, homeless shelters, and other institutions to let biological boys into girls’ restrooms, changing rooms, other facilities, and sports in the name of fighting “discrimination.”

Mieke Haeck, who introduced herself as the “proud mom of two girls, eight and ten, my youngest daughter is transgender,” asked Biden how he would reverse President Donald Trump’s “dangerous and discriminatory agenda” on transgender issues. She framed Trump’s policy moves — which involve rightly referring to people by their biological sex over their ostensible gender identity — as attacks on transgender people.

Biden, who had earlier insisted that there are things “you can’t do by executive order unless you’re a dictator,” declared, “I will flat-out just change the law” on alleged “discrimination” against transgender people.

He went on to ridicule the idea that a transgender identity during childhood could be a phase. The Democrat mocked “the idea that an 8-year-old child or a 10-year-old child decides, ‘You know I decided I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be, it would make my life a lot easier.'”

He then added, “There should be zero discrimination. … There is no reason to suggest that there should be any right denied your daughter … that your other daughter has a right to be and do.”

Many parents and children would beg to differ.

Although Biden may have the best of intentions for supporting transgender activism, policies that open women’s and girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, homeless shelters, prisons, and sports to biological boys can foster various forms of abuse against women and girls.

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In Decatur, Ga., a 5-year-old girl claimed she had been sexually assaulted in a girls’ restroom by a 5-year-old boy who identifies as “gender non-conforming” and who uses the girls’ restrooms. Yes, kids can sexually assault one another.

“She went to the bathroom and she was pulling up her pants when one of her classmates came in the bathroom, a little boy. She tried to leave out of the bathroom, the little boy pushed her against the bathroom stall, basically pinned her up against there,” the mother said, summarizing her daughter’s story. “She asked him to stop, he wouldn’t.”

The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) investigated the case and “found conflicting evidence” about whether the boy “was in the girls’ bathroom and, if so, was there because of his gender identity,” but the boy’s father readily admitted that the boy uses the girls’ bathroom.

When it comes to sports, Biden’s policies would require opening girls’ sports to biological boys who enjoy tremendous biological advantages. Such a policy “deprives women of the opportunity to participate fully and fairly in sports and is fundamentally unfair to female athletes,” Attorney General Bill Barr argued. The Department of Justice has filed a statement of interest in support of female athletes in Connecticut who lost multiple state championship titles to biological boys who identified themselves as girls.

Perhaps the worst implication of Biden’s support for transgender identity at age 8 involves the experimental “treatments” doctors push on children in order to “confirm” their “gender identity.” Major medical associations have embraced transgender ideology, recommending experimental “puberty-blocking” drugs with long-term side-effects for kids and cross-sex hormones for older children and young adults. Endocrinologists have warned that the “treatments” actually cause a disease.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who has encouraged transgender “treatments” for some who suffer from gender dysphoria, has rightly warned about “a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay people, who are being set on a lifelong path of medicalization that may result in the loss of their fertility and/or full sexual function.” She shared a documentary about the gender clinic in Britain, where whistleblowers have voiced concerns that some parents push transgenderism on children because the parents prefer a “straight” transgender child over a “gay” child.

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Men and women who once identified as transgender have grown to reject that identity, lamenting the serious damage they did to their bodies. “I am a real, live 22-year-old woman, with a scarred chest and a broken voice, and five o’clock shadow because I couldn’t face the idea of growing up to be a woman, that’s my reality,” admitted one woman who once identified as a man and took cross-sex hormones. One man described his artificial female anatomy as a “Frankenstein hack job.”

Studies have shown that between 80 and 95 percent of children who express gender dysphoria (the persistent and painful identification with a gender opposite their biological sex) will come to identify with their biological sex if they are allowed to develop naturally.

Biden has promised to “ensure that LGBTQ+ individuals have full access to all appropriate health care treatments and resources,” including “covering care related to transitioning—including gender confirmation surgery.”

The Democrat has not clarified whether or not he supports “transition care” for 8-year-old children, but his statements on Thursday night suggested that he does. Would he consider it “discrimination” if a biological boy who identifies as a girl cannot receive experimental and potentially dangerous hormones to make his body more feminine or to prevent his body from going through the natural process of puberty?

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos did not press Biden on this important question.

Americans should be concerned about Biden’s support for childhood transgender identity and activism. They should also be concerned about Biden’s rush to “flat-out just change the law” to push radical transgender activism at the expense of other key concerns like religious freedom, potential child abuse, and more.

Any reforms to recognize transgender identity should come through Congress and the state legislatures, not a presidential executive order or a sweeping Supreme Court decision. Bans on transgender “discrimination” may be helpful and necessary to a limited extent, but they also open up a Pandora’s Box of issues, including religious freedom, stigmatization of gay and lesbian people, privacy rights, and experimental “treatments” that will likely do more harm than good.

Ironically, Biden seems to understand that he cannot declare tax policy by executive order, but he appears to be chomping at the bit to ram new transgender laws on Americans while bypassing Congress. Even if that doesn’t entail pushing dangerous experimental drugs on 8-year-old children, it should terrify Americans.

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Southern Baptist Seminary Implements Program to Pay Reparations to Black Students

SEE: https://news.sbts.edu/2020/10/12/sbts-trustees-retain-building-names-address-history-establish-5-million-scholarship-for-african-american-students/

SEE: https://sbts-wordpress-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/news/uploads/2020/10/The-Burden-of-History-and-the-Blessing-of-Heritage.pdf

SEE: https://www.sbts.edu/southern-project/

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SEE: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2020/10/13/southern-baptist-seminary-implements-program-to-pay-reparations-to-black-students/;

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The woke movement in the Evangelical Church has taken a nosedive directly into the muck and mire of leftist and progressive thought. Evangelicalism no longer stands apart from the world, but is now neck-deep into the same progressive garbage the world is part of. Partiality — a sin which God hates — is now par for the course in Southern Baptist institutions, and, somehow, the people who practice it have come to the conclusion that it’s a good idea.

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last.” — Winston Churchill

The Southern Baptist Convention’s flagship seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), under the leadership of Al Mohler, has now implemented a reparations program for blacks. The program will pay $5 million to black students over the course of fifteen years. Mohler proudly announced that SBTS would be practicing partiality on Twitter.

In a press release from SBTS, the plan is laid out:

Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, SBTS will set aside $1 million of endowed and restricted funds as an endowment to assist qualified black students at SBTS through the Garland Offutt Scholars Program, honoring the legacy of the seminary’s first African-American full graduate. Additionally, the seminary will set aside $1 million for this fund every three years until a goal of $5 million is reached. “We hope to assist in the development of African American pastors and theologians and scholars and leaders by means of this historic new initiative,” Mohler said. These funds will be in addition to the current scholarship and student aid programs of the Seminary.

White students are disqualified from this scholarship based on their skin color — or lack of. That Mohler and the leadership of this seminary think this is a good idea speaks volumes of his qualifications as a leader.

But what makes this really interesting is that while the seminary has decided to pay reparations to blacks out of a “special debt to African American Christians,” as Mohler puts it, is that the same leadership decided against changing the names of buildings on the campus that were named after slave-owners despite the repeated requests of Marxist Southern Baptists like Dwight McKissic.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously voted not to remove the names of the school’s founders from several campus buildings, but embraced steps to lament the institution’s racial history and provide up to $5 million in scholarships for African American students over the next few years.

“We’re not going to erase our history in any respect or leave our history unaddressed,” [Mohler] said. “We’re trying to do what is right for a Christian institution. I’m incredibly thankful to this board of trustees for its careful deliberation of these issues and its unanimity in supporting Southern Seminary in dealing honestly with the burden of history and dealing respectfully with the blessing of a heritage.

“We stand in conviction on the great truths of the Christian faith and in confessional agreement with our founders. Their theological orthodoxy and Baptist confessionalism are an invaluable inheritance, and we stand with them in thhttps://news.sbts.edu/2020/10/12/sbts-trustees-retain-building-names-address-history-establish-5-million-scholarship-for-african-american-students/eological conviction, period. But we deal honestly with their sin and complicity in slavery and racism. We are seeking to respond to the moral and theological burden of history by being a far more faithful institution in the present and in the future than we’ve been in the past and in this central respect we acknowledge a special debt to African American Christians.”

Clearly, this type of partiality is treated as sin by the Scriptures.

“My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory … Have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?” — James 2:1,4

“For God shows no partiality.” — Romans 2:11

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” — Galatians 3:28

This is not biblical. This is not right. That skin color is the qualification for scholarship is nothing more than appeasing the woke crowd and walking in the ways of the world. It would be one thing if the scholarship were offered to anyone needing financial assistance irrespective of race or ethnicity. But to disqualify one ethnicity while qualifying another is punishing one ethnicity's sins they did not commit while rewarding another ethnicity for plight they did not experience. This is partiality and there is no excuse for it.

 

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Student lawsuit over Fordham dismissal alleges university ties to Chinese Communist Party

CATHOLIC MORAL RELATIVISM & DECEPTIVE DEALINGS WITH COMMUNIST CHINA

Austin Tong claims that Fordham tried to 'silence' him

BY PETER AITKEN

SEE: https://www.foxnews.com/us/lawsuit-fordham-alleges-university-ties-chinese-communist-party;

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New York college student who was threatened with expulsion over two social media posts has sued the school and his lawyer is now alleging it may have tried to hide ties to the Chinese Communist Party, according to legal documents.

Fordham University threatened to expel Austin Tong, a Chinese-born senior, for two social media posts from June. In a written response to Fordham’s motion to dismiss his suit, Tong’s lawyer, Edward Paltzik, alleged that Fordham has ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and that university officials have been “extraordinarily dishonest" in disclosing their dealings with the foreign nation.

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During an appearance on "The Ingraham Angle," Tong said he believed the university took issue "with anything they disagree with and they want to silence any voice they don't like and that's really what happened and they silenced me because they don't like what I said."

One of Tong's posts featured a photo of a former St. Louis police captain who was killed in a June riot, with the comment, “Y’all a bunch of hypocrites.” A second post depicted Mr. Tong holding an unloaded rifle and the phrase “Don’t tread on me” – a reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre.

The second post is the one that ultimately led to the university’s threat to expel him. Fordham’s letter to Tong on June 8 informed him that he was guilty of violating university policies on “bias and/or hate crimes” and “threats/intimidation."

Fordham requested an apology for the posts, but Tong responded with the lawsuit.

Paltzik’s argument regarding alleged ties to China's Communist Party appears to be based on a letter from the Department of Education that informed Fordham it was seeking information on a possible discrepancy in foreign funding disclosure.

“It is the Department’s experience that Fordham’s extensive international operations are very likely concurrent with substantial foreign source gifts and/or contracts, despite the dearth of disclosures by Fordham,” the letter read.

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“As a result, the Department is concerned that Fordham’s reporting may not fully capture all qualifying gifts, contracts, and/or restricted and conditional gifts or contracts from or with all foreign sources.”

Despite attempts to dismiss the suit, Fordham has found itself facing federal investigations for allegedly accepting undisclosed foreign gifts from China as well as for violating its own free-speech guidelines in contravention of federal law.

Fordham’s mission statement claims, "Fordham strives for excellence in research and teaching and guarantees the freedom of inquiry required by rigorous thinking and the quest for truth."

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A court filing argues that Fordham Department of Public Safety agents visited Tong at his family’s home on Long Island and interviewed him, with one agent saying that the posts were “not threatening to me.”

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School Suspends Student Over BB Gun in His Own Bedroom, Provokes Widespread Backlash

Ka'Mauri Harrison with his family and Jeff Landry

AG sends letter to state education leaders about virtual learning concerns

BY NRAHQ

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2020/09/school-suspends-student-over-bb-gun-in-his-own-bedroom-provokes-widespread-backlash/;

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Ka Mauri Harrison was suspended in September because he had a BB gun in his room that a teacher noticed during a remote teaching session. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Public education’s war on children who keep gun-like toys or sporting goods in their own homes claimed another in September with the suspension Ka Mauri Harrison, who was banished from school activities for six days after a teacher glimpsed, via video feed, a BB gun in the fourth grader’s bedroom. Fortunately, Ka Mauri’s parents are not backing down in their attempts to clear his record and his reputation, and their cause is attracting some notable allies.

According to a local news report, Ka Mauri’s saga began on Sept. 11, while he was taking an English test at home monitored over video feed by a teacher employed with Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Public School System. Ka Mauri’s brother entered their shared bedroom and stumbled over a BB gun (which at the time was unloaded). Like any good brother and responsible air gun owner, Ka Mauri picked up the BB rifle to move it out of harm’s way, placing it next to the chair on which he was sitting.

A school behavior report, however, described the incident as follows: “Harrison left his seat momentarily, out of view of the teacher. When the student returned, he had what appeared to be a full-sized rifle in his possession.”  

No one claims that Ka Mauri intentionally brandished the BB gun in a threatening manner. According to his father, it appeared only momentarily onscreen, with a portion of its barrel visible after it had been moved.

Nevertheless, when Ka Mauri did not respond to his teacher’s calls over the computer (because he had muted the sound to concentrate on his test), he was disconnected from the class. The school later called his parents to notify them Ka Mauri had been summarily suspended and would be facing a disciplinary hearing, with the school recommending expulsion.

School officials characterized the incident as “a violation of weapons in the classroom setting and a violation of the internet usage policy.” A hearing officer sustained the six-day suspension during the disciplinary hearing for what the officer described as “displaying a facsimile weapon while receiving virtual instruction” (the school’s request for expulsion was declined).

Yet when the attorney Ka Mauri’s parents retained to represent their son inquired about the specific rule the 9-year-old had supposedly violated, the school referred her to its prohibition against weapons on campus. In other words, the school apparently maintains that it can enforce the same rules that apply to its own facilities against whatever location happens to be used for online distance learning.

Another local news story even indicated the school referenced possible criminal penalties for Ka Mauri’s behavior and humiliated the young boy by encouraging his classmates to “write letters about the incident.” That report also notes that the school referred Ka Mauri for a “social work assessment” and summarized the offense leading to his punishment in an official record as “Possesses weapons prohibited under federal law.”

There is no federal law, however, against possessing an air gun on school grounds, much less in one’s own home. Indeed, the manufacture and sale of air guns and certain replica guns is affirmatively protected under federal law.

Fortunately, the injustices perpetrated against Ka Mauri are not going unnoticed or unchallenged.

“It’s not ending here,” the family’s attorney, Chelsea Cusimano, told a reporter. “It’s our intent to explore further options.”

The case has also attracted the attention of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who has launched an investigation into the incident. Landry issued a statement, saying, “I am alarmed by what appears to not only be multiple violations of both the State and Federal Constitutions, but also blatant government overreach by the school system.“ He continued, “For anyone to conclude that a student’s home is now school property because of connectivity through video conferencing is absurd … It is ludicrous for this All-American kid to be punished for taking responsible actions just as it is for his parents to be accused of neglect.” Landry concluded by promising that “[m]y office and I will take a deep dive into all the irreparable harm caused by this egregious incident and take appropriate actions.”

Also weighing in on Ka Mauri’s behalf was Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, a historically black college in New Orleans. In a letter to the superintendent of Jefferson Parish Schools, Dr. Kimbrough noted that the school’s reaction to Ka Mauri’s behavior “begins to track him in a way that we both know disproportionately harms Black male children.” He went on to point out that neither of the cited policies supposedly violated appear to encompass the situation at hand, given that Ka Mauri was in his own home and was “clearly trying to be responsible.” Dr. Kimbrough’s letter urged the school district to reverse the sanctions levied against Ka Mauri and issue him a public apology.

We agree that Ka Mauri’s sanctions should be lifted, his record expunged, and a public apology issued.

We have reported for many years on how gun control advocates have leveraged the idea of “gun-free school zones” to ban not just actual firearms on school grounds but anything that even remotely suggests the idea of a firearm. This has included NRA or military-themed apparel, a screensaver depicting a firearm, a toy that generates soap bubblespointing with an extended index finger, and even food chewed into what was claimed to be a gun-like shape.

This persecution causes real harm to real young people. No offense has been too small, harmless, or inconsequential for school officials to brand students with an official record for violating policies against “weapons” or “guns” on school grounds, with all the potential for harming their future prospects that such a paper trail entails.

With the advent of virtual distance learning supposedly necessitated by the COVID-19 outbreak, these witch hunts have taken an ominous new turn, as school officials are getting an unprecedented glimpse into students’ homes via video feeds used for online classes. This has kicked off a new wave of punishments and even police activity stemming from the incidental appearance of toy or replica guns that were never used to threaten or intimidate others and that never even left the student’s own home.

These latest actions – which punish behavior occurring remotely and is therefore incapable of causing physical harm – betray the fact that schools aren’t just trying to keep kids safe from firearm-related violence; they’re trying to marginalize and stigmatize any student who shows any interest in guns. What Ka Mauri’s attorney called “robotic” enforcement of zero-tolerance polices against weapons is as much or more a matter of social engineering than of maintaining a safe educational environment.


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ZOOM CANCELS JIHAD TERRORIST LEILA KHALED’S WEBINAR AT SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

Zoom cancels academic event with Leila Khaled - www.israelhayom.com

Congressman Calls for Federal Investigation of San Francisco State  University for Hosting Convicted Terrorist Leila Khaled — Stop Antisemitism

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/09/zoom-cancels-jihad-terrorist-leila-khaleds-webinar-at-san-francisco-state-university;

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Zoom canceled Leila Khaled, not San Francisco State University. SFSU was ready to host her. SFSU should be held responsible for aiding and abetting jihad terror.

Leila Khaled does much more than simply engage in “offensive” speech. Being “offensive” is very different from inciting to violence and murder, or celebrating those who have participated in the commission of terror attacks.

Zoom’s decision to cancel Leila Khaled’s webinar at San Francisco State University  demonstrates that Zoom is not giving preferential treatment to Muslims out of the prevailing political correctness and intimidation, and that violence and jihadist incitement to violence will not be tolerated. Kudos to Zoom.

“Zoom cancels Leila Khaled webinar at San Francisco State University,” Jerusalem Post, September 23, 2020:

Due to the concerted efforts of many lawyers and activists, Zoom has canceled a webinar hosted by San Francisco State University which was slated to feature Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled as one of its guest speakers.

“Zoom is committed to supporting the open exchange of ideas and conversations, subject to certain limitations contained in our Terms of Service, including those related to user compliance with applicable US export control, sanctions, and anti-terrorism laws,” Zoom said in a statement, according to the Lawfare Project. The newly established #EndJewHatred movement was also involved in pressuring SFSU to prevent Khaled’s talk.

“In light of the speaker’s reported affiliation or membership in a US designated foreign terrorist organization, and SFSU’s inability to confirm otherwise, we determined the meeting is in violation of Zoom’s Terms of Service and told SFSU they may not use Zoom for this particular event,” the statement continued.

After the announcement by Zoom, Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen tweeted: “Glad to see @Zoom_us preventing PFLP terrorist Leila Khaled from abusing its platform to spread her bigotry and calls for Jewish State’s destruction at a @SFSU event today. Tech companies need to uphold policies & protect the safety of all of its [sic] users against such hate-speech.”

Khaled, who as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked El Al Flight 219 on September 6, 1970, was due to address an event hosted by SFSU’s Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) study program, titled “Who’s Narratives? Gender, Justice and Resistance: a conversation with Leila Khaled,” on Wednesday, September 23.

SFSU rejected previous requests to withdraw the invitation, including a request made by Rodney Khazzam, a passenger on Flight 219 who almost lost his life when Khaled attempted to detonate a grenade while the plane was aloft. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, president of Shurat HaDin, a Tel Aviv-based law firm that specializes in defending the right of the State of Israel to exist, has now written to the university on Khazzam’s behalf.

FLIGHT 219 was one of four planes hijacked that day by the PFLP, and the only one where the hijacking failed: Khaled’s coconspirator Patrick Argüello was killed by an air marshal, while Khaled was subdued and handed over to British authorities in London.

Three other planes were successfully diverted to Dawson’s Field, a remote desert airstrip in Jordan, where the 56 Jewish passengers were separated from non-Jews and held hostage.

Three days later a fifth plane was hijacked in an attempt to force authorities to release Khaled and other PFLP prisoners, and a deal was struck on September 30 which saw the hostages released in return for their freedom.

SFSU has come under criticism for antisemitism thanks to on-campus support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against the State of Israel, and other anti-Israel activities….

 

CULTURAL MARXISM FOR THE KIDS ( AND ADULTS TO AGE 39)~THE LEFT’S PLAN TO DISFIGURE AMERICA MOVES FORWARD

AMERICA'S DECONSTRUCTION FULLY IMPLEMENTED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WHILE EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS FIDDLES, BUYS A HUGE YACHT, AND BUILDS AN ENORMOUS MANSION

SEE OUR RECENT POST: https://ratherexposethem.org/2020/09/07/trumps-right-our-children-are-taught-to-hate-america-and-betsy-devos-should-take-radical-action-to-fix-it/

BY LARRY SAND

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/09/cultural-marxism-kids-larry-sand/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The results of a survey released last week revealed that two-thirds of 18-39 year-old Americans do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. One-half of the respondents could not name a single concentration camp. One-fourth said the holocaust was a myth and one-tenth blamed it on the Jews.

I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise. It is very much in line with other recent polls which find that just 27 percent of those under the age of 45 nationally can demonstrate a basic understanding of American history. Additionally, 57 percent  of all Americans don’t know we have nine Supreme Court justices, 60 percent don’t know which countries we fought in WWII, and only 32 percent can correctly name all three branches of government.

Instead of cleaning up its act, the education establishment is doubling down. In fact, America’s children are in the process of having their brains scrubbed clean. Instead of teaching actual history, we are seeing more and more curricula that is pointedly critical of America and its traditional values. Facts are irrelevant. Objectivity is non-existent. Lies are truth.

The new indoctrination is for the most part of the far-left race-obsessed variety. In Virginia, the state Board of Education is in the process of discussing recommendations set forth in a report commissioned by Governor Ralph Northam. It proposes revamping Virginia’s school curriculum, to include “critical race theory,” which claims that “whiteness” is a moral blight and that all white people are complicit in oppressing people of color.

The largest school district in North Carolina has just launched a website that provides Black Lives Matter lessons for teachers. Yes, the appropriately named Wake County will tell white kids to recognize the fact they are privileged, and importantly instruct them on how they can recruit allies to the BLM cause.

Perhaps the biggest splash made by the cultural Marxists is “The 1619 Project,” which is making its way into classrooms across the country. The core of this agenda-driven fantasy claims that one of the primary reasons the colonists revolted against England was to preserve the institution of slavery. However, this was a bridge too far even for Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the fraud, who now claims that she meant to say “some of” the colonists fought to preserve slavery, not all of them.  Hence, the thrust behind the project has been eviscerated, but that change will not deter the zealots from forcing the bogus project on kids all over the country.

In California, where “wokeness” supersedes godliness as an admired attribute in some circles, it’s coming down to crunch time for the embattled Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC). As I wrote last month, the 2020 adaptation of the guidelines is somewhat better than last year’s version, but there are still many problems with it. The ESMC is still advising that students study “modern day movements and intersectional struggles for social Justice like the Immigrant Rights Movement, The Black Lives Matter Movement, the Environmental Justice Movements, Feminist Movements, LGBTQIA Queer Movements, and others.” Also, kids will learn about “strategies and approaches of these movements and apply them to problem solving struggles, challenges, or problems that we identify in our communities. In addition to rigorous reading assignments, information is drawn from student life experiences, major newspapers, culturally conscious musicians, and alternative media. The current information will allow us to see historical trajectories, contemplate social action, and make course material relevant.”

So not only is there an obvious far left slant to the curriculum, students are directed to become social justice warriors.

The good news is that many groups are up in arms about the ESMC. Jewish organizations are outraged that the ESMC states that America’s Jews and Irish have gained “racial privilege.”

The Alliance for Constructive Ethnic Studies, “a grassroots group of parents, teachers, students and immigrants representing all backgrounds, races, ethnicities and political affiliations,” is on the case. Its press release quotes Vera Hartford, a lawyer and political refugee from communist Czechoslovakia. “For those of us that grew up in Soviet bloc countries, the ESMC is like déjà vu. We are dumbfounded by a curriculum that consistently elevates Socialism, Marxism, and Communism as the way students are encouraged to become socially responsible. We are familiar with an educational system that proselytizes this specific political dogma that is proven to be unworkable and discriminatory in itself. It grooms and conditions impressionable minds to an ideology in service of a political agenda. Intolerance, bullying, and loss of freedom inevitably follow.”

Governor Gavin Newsom has until September 30th to sign AB 331, the bill mandating that a one-semester ethnic studies course become a high school graduation requirement for California public school students even though the course contents are not finalized. In fact, the ESMC proponents are in the midst of a “public comment period” which will end on September 30th. Then, in November, the Instructional Quality Commission will consider revisions, and pass its findings along to the state Board of Education. In March 2021 the Board will take action on the proposed curriculum.

The ESMC is nothing more than a Marxist blueprint whose purpose is to indoctrinate California’s children, and it’s now time for all of us to voice our opinion on the manifesto. If there are no major changes and you are a parent, please, please consider homeschooling your kids if at all possible.


DAVID CLOUD’S “WAY OF LIFE” LATEST ARTICLES

SEE: https://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/21-39.php;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
PRO-ABORTION FEMALE BIBLE TEACHER AT SBC PRESIDENT’S CHURCH (Friday Church News Notes, 
September 25, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from 
“Pro-Abortion Female Bible Teacher,” Reformation Charlotte, Sept. 21, 2020: “Rebecca Shrader refers to herself as 
a ‘pro-life feminist, pro-choice Christian’ who authored a ‘statement of lament’ for white people to sign denouncing 
their skin color. 
Shrader is a small group Bible teacher at J.D. Greear’s Summit Church in North Carolina, and proudly boasts it. 
[Greear has twice been elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention.] Shrader is a very confused person 
who believes that she is ‘pro-life’ because she chose not to kill her own children. However, Shrader is continually and 
adamantly clear that she believes every woman should have the ‘choice’ whether or not to end their own children’s 
lives. She defends Planned Parenthood and does not believe that life begins at conception. ... So it should come as 
no surprise that Shrader, a teacher and member in good standing at the Southern Baptist Convention president’s 
church, praises one of the most anti-Christ, pro-abortion, pro-sodomy Supreme Court Justices ever to walk the 
face of this earth, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”

ALL SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND REQUIRED TO TEACH LGBT-AFFIRMING CURRICULUM(Friday Church News 
Notes, September 25, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted 
from “All Schools,” CBN News, Sept. 9, 2020: “Beginning this month, all schools in England are required to teach an 
LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. High schools will educate students on sexual orientation, gender identity, and healthy 
relationships while primary schools will teach children about different families--including LGBTQ members. The 
new guidelines indicate that an updated curriculum will allow students to achieve ‘mental wellbeing’ and ‘to know 
how to be safe and healthy.’ ... Last November, parents in Birmingham protested against their children learning 
about LGBTQ equality, arguing that lessons on same-sex relationships go against their religious beliefs. Parents 
held signs saying ‘My Child My Choice,’ ‘Let Kids Be Kids,’ and ‘Say No to Sexualisation to Children.’ ... Despite the 
resistance in Birmingham, members of the English Parliament voted 538-21 in favor of the new curriculum to 
begin in September 2020.”

BLACK LIVES MATTER LEADERS PRACTICE VOODOO (Friday Church News Notes, September 25, 2020, 
www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Black Lives Matter 
Co-Founder,” ChristianNews.net, Aug. 28, 2020: “In an interview posted to social media, Black Lives Matter (BLM) 
Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors, along with BLM Los Angeles Co-Founder Melina Abdullah, discussed the ‘spiritual’ 
component of the movement, explaining the practices and ‘rituals’ performed to remember and ‘invoke’ the spirits 
of deceased African Americans. ‘We speak their names … [and] you kind of invoke that spirit, and then their spirits 
actually become present with you,’ Abdullah, a professor at California State University, stated during the discussion
 hosted by Fowler Museum at UCLA. Cullors said, ‘In my tradition, you offer things that your loved one who passed 
away would want, whether it’s honey or tobacco or things like that,’ she said, referring to the creation of an 
‘ancestor altar,’ which is sometimes practiced in African cultures. ... As previously reported, in 2018, Abdullah 
poured libation and summoned the spirits of a number of deceased African American leaders during an event at 
Hollywood United Methodist Church.  She instructed those gathered to declare ‘ashe’ as she made declarations 
and poured bottled water into a plant. According to the website yagbeonilu.com, ‘ashe’ ... is an ‘African 
philosophical concept through which the Yoruba of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce 
change.’ ... Abdullah said during her recent interview with Cullors, ‘When we first started, I remember us going to 
the ocean and doing these rituals and really feeding our spirit.’ ... As previously reported, Black Lives Matter was 
formed by Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 
shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. Cullors is a self-described ‘queer’; Garza identifies as lesbian; and 
Tometi is a self-described feminist. ... the BLM site’s ‘What We Believe’ page also outlines, ‘We foster a queer‐
affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of 
heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose 
otherwise).’” “There shall not be found among youany one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through 
the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter 
with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: 
and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee” 
(Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL CALLS MAINSTREAM MEDIA “A COLLECTION OF LIARS”(Friday Church News 
Notes, September 25, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted 
from an interview by U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr with Townhall, Sept. 11, 2020: “They’re basically a collection 
of liars. 
Most of the mainstream media. They’re a collection of liars and they know exactly what they’re doing. A perfect 
example of that were the riots. Right on the street it was clear as day what was going on, anyone observing it, 
reporters observing it, it could not have escaped their attention that this was orchestrated violence by a hardened 
group of street fighting radicals and they kept on excluding from their coverage all the video of this and reporting 
otherwise and they were doing that for partisan reasons, and they were lying to the American people. It wasn’t 
until they were caught red-handed after essentially weeks of this lie that they even started feeling less timid. The 
press has dropped, in my view--and I’m talking about the national mainstream media--has dropped any pretense 
of professional objectivity and are political actors, highly partisan who try to shape what they’re reporting to 
achieve a political purpose and support a political narrative that has nothing to do with the truth. They’re very 
mendacious about it. It’s very destructive to our Republic; it’s very destructive to the Democratic system to have 
that, especially being so monolithic. It’s contributing to a lot of the intensity and partisanship. ... I think there are 
a handful of reporters in the mainstream media that still have journalistic integrity, and there are some, but the 
overwhelming majority don’t have it anymore.”

SOUTHERN BAPTIST APOSTASY: PRO-ABORTION FEMALE BIBLE TEACHER AT JD GREEAR’S CHURCH PRAISES DECEASED, PRO-ABORTION SCOTUS JUDGE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

SEE: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2020/09/21/pro-abortion-female-bible-teacher-at-jd-greears-church-praises-ruth-bader-ginsburg/;

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You would think that the top leader of the Southern Baptist Convention — the largest Protestant denomination in America that calls itself “conservative” — would hold his own church accountable to the Scriptures on issues that shouldn’t even be debatable — like women teaching in churches and holding to theological positions that are opposed to the revealed will of God.

No. Instead, JD Greear props up a Jezebel named Rebecca Shrader who continues to defy God while representing his church.

Rebecca Shrader refers to herself as a “pro-life feminist, pro-choice Christian” who authored a “statement of lament” for white people to sign denouncing their skin color. Shrader is a small group Bible teacher at Greear’s Summit Church in North Carolina, and proudly boasts it.

Shrader is a very confused person who believes that she is “pro-life” because she chose not to kill her own children. However, Shrader is continually and adamantly clear that she believes every woman should have the “choice” whether or not to end their own children’s lives. She defends Planned Parenthood and does not believe that life begins at conception.

She has also stated that she would join hands with the pro-choice escorts at abortion clinics to protect them from hearing the gospel from pro-life groups.

And she, a “bible teacher,” is apparently clueless as to why Christians believe murder is wrong and should be illegal.

So it should come as no surprise that Shrader, a teacher and member in good standing at the Southern Baptist Convention president’s church, praises one of the most anti-Christ, pro-abortion, pro-sodomy Supreme Court Justices ever to walk the face of this earth, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

People, if you want to know what’s wrong with the Evangelical Church today, look no further than Rebecca Shrader, and particularly, her pastor, JD Greear. That a woman like this is allowed to remain in good standing in a Southern Baptist Church while her pastor says nothing of her wicked behavior while propping her up and supporting her Black Lives Matter statements, speaks volumes of the problems in the Church. No wonder God is angry. Will anyone say anything? No, but you can rest assured that all the Evangelical leaders will complain about social media etiquette.

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY TAKING STUDENTS ON “SPIRITUAL JOURNEY” WITH CONTEMPLATIVE EMERGENT LEADER RICHARD FOSTER

SEE: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newsletters/2020/newsletter20200922.htm;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

LTRJ Note: For 18 years, Lighthouse Trails has been warning about the contemplative prayer movement and its role in creating an “emergent” “progressive” church. Part of our investigative research scope has included Christian universities and seminaries, a majority of which now promote contemplative spirituality. Liberty University, one of the largest Christian universities in the U.S., has been on the contemplative/emergent path for many years. We take this matter extremely serious because the “fruit” of contemplative prayer in a person’s life is the formation of a “new” spiritual outlook that resembles more of a New Age thought (interspirituality and panentheism) than a biblical one. As for contemplative pioneer, Richard Foster, please read our article/booklet “A Serious Look at Richard Foster’s “School” of Contemplative Praye.” and make sure your children and grandchildren are not being influenced by a deceived school.

Dear Lighthouse Trails:

I have a grandchild at Liberty University, so I occasionally view their convocation meetings. 

As I was viewing LU’s Wednesday eve’s (9/2/2020) gathering of thousands of LU students, the pastor who was addressing those students announced that they will be embarking upon a five-week spiritual journey based on Richard Foster’s book, Celebration of Discipline.

I’m an angry and sad Grandpa . . . thousands of young people will be duped by theologians who should know better.

Here is the vid. The pastor lays out the need for God’s people to “go deeper” with God. He then introduces Foster’s book and LU’s five-week journey. Also, he tells his audience they will be experiencing prayer labyrinths and prayer stations.

Begin listening at 1:06:00, and end at 1:17 58.

https://www.facebook.com/LibertyOSD/videos/850357718829726/?vh=e&extid=KqIgjYayCgBbzm1W&d=n

Michael

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TRUMP’S MISGUIDED EFFORT TO GIVE KIDS A “PATRIOTIC EDUCATION”

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/rick-moran/2020/09/18/trumps-misguided-effort-to-give-kids-a-patriotic-education-n941754;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
Donald Trump announced that he will sign an executive order that to “restore patriotic education” to America’s schools. The “national commission to support patriotic education” called the 1776 Commission will teach our children “to love America with all of their heart and all of their soul.”NBC News:

Trump said the framing of history around race was “toxic propaganda” and “a form of child abuse in the truest sense of those words” — specifically calling out critical race theory, a concept that was started around the idea that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist. He accused Democrats of pushing education that makes students “ashamed” of America’s history.

He also took aim at the 1619 Project, a New York Times-backed initiative that focused on the “consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country.” The project, which won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, was released last year to coincide with the anniversary of slaves’ being brought to the Virginia Colony 400 years ago.

The New York Times 1619 Project sought to alter America’s national narrative by artificially imposing a dishonest template to our history — an overlay that made race the primary mover of events and people. They’ve been called to account for it by historians of both the right and the left.

So what’s the difference between a dishonest attempt to trash American history and Trump’s efforts to glorify it? Well, his supporters applaud the president’s actions, so that’s one difference.

But propaganda is propaganda, whether from the right or the left.

Trump has been increasingly opposing anti-racism education efforts while denying that the country has a problem with racial inequality. When asked about the country’s history of racial discrimination at a town hall gathering this week, Trump said “I hope there’s not a race problem” before going on to talk about his support in the polls from Black voters.

Contemporary politics aside, the real problem with Trump’s idea is that it’s far too limiting to talk about American history in such a monochromatic way. There is not a “patriotic” view of history, nor is there a “non-patriotic” view of history. There are the basic facts of “what happened” and then there are interpretations of what happened. The argument isn’t necessarily about America, it’s about the prism that we all look through as individuals to glean understanding from those facts of history. If you’re black, I daresay your interpretation of the same facts that a white person interprets will be different.

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Is it a “wrong” interpretation? It is if the events being interpreted are wrenched out of context and other facts are ignored. That appears to be what Trump is railing against and what many of us on the right have been railing against for decades. The selective choice of “facts” that radically alters the interpretation of our national narrative is dishonest and does schoolchildren a disservice.

But is the best way to address the problem offering a counter-narrative just as dishonest, just as one-dimensional? I was given a “patriotic education” by the Sisters of Mercy (God bless them) at a private parochial school. The way that our “history” was taught guaranteed that we would love America, admire our founding, feel bad for the slaves and Indians, and celebrate the fact that we were the greatest nation on earth because God loved us and blessed us.

Not exactly penetrating scholarship.

America is a place of myth and legend. Its myths are glorious, its legends heroic. The reality of America has been shown to bring out the very best of the human race and let shine its noble qualities. But always, running underneath the glitz and gold has been a dark current of suffering, oppression, and evil.

The amazing thing is that the overseer’s lash existed alongside the miracle of American agriculture, the genius of the cotton gin, and the courage and fortitude of the southern soldier whose determination in the face of overwhelming odds can still be admired today — at least until we’re ordered not to admire it anymore.

America was born schizophrenic. “How is it we hear the loudest yelps for ‘freedom’ by the drivers of negro slaves?” asked the English man of letters Samuel Johnson during the Stamp Act crisis of 1764. What many on the left refer to as “hypocrisy” is an intellectual duality that allows our free self to exist in exactly the same place at exactly the same time as our oppressive self. It has been so since before our founding and will continue through Trump and on into the future as interpretations of what America means wax and wane between the extremes of self-love and self-hate.

Of course, American history isn’t locked up in a closet, guarded 24 hours a day by CIA agents. It’s all there, all of it. The good, the bad, the heroic, the ugly. Every sin ever committed by our government. Every sublime act of heroism and charity. It’s right in front of our noses — every possible interpretation of what happened in America’s past just a few keystrokes away.

In the end, how we interpret American history is a choice. And it would be far better to show kids how best to make that choice by teaching them a wide variety of viewpoints and interpretations than propagandize them by indoctrinating them with only one.

 

“NEVER FORGET?”~UP TO TWO-THIRDS OF YOUNG U.S. “ADULTS” IGNORANT OF THE HOLOCAUST

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/09/16/never-forget-up-to-two-thirds-of-young-u-s-adults-ignorant-of-the-holocaust-n935390;

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The Holocaust generation who lived through the horror and those that fought in the war to end the atrocities are almost all gone. Will the memory of the greatest crime in history go with them?

It seems incredible but a generational ignorance about the Holocaust is taking hold and threatens to make hollow the promise of our fathers and grandfathers never to allow such evil to exist ever again. The evidence is startling, appalling. A survey commissioned by the  Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany discovered a radical deficiency in knowledge of the recent past by young Americans ages 18-39.

Guardian:

Almost two-thirds of young American adults do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, and more than one in 10 believe Jews caused the Holocaust, a new survey has found, revealing shocking levels of ignorance about the greatest crime of the 20th century.

According to the study of millennial and Gen Z adults aged between 18 and 39, almost half (48%) could not name a single concentration camp or ghetto established during the second world war.

The ignorance is deliberate. We know that schools teach a curriculum that includes a survey of the events of the 1930s and 40s. We know that schools also teach specifics about the Holocaust. The Holocaust is part of popular culture — movies, plays, even YouTube videos.

If they don’t know about the Holocaust, how little must they know about Stalin’s Ukrainian famine, the Khmer Rouge, and Mao’s mass murders?

How is this possible?

Almost a quarter of respondents (23%) said they believed the Holocaust was a myth, or had been exaggerated, or they weren’t sure. One in eight (12%) said they had definitely not heard, or didn’t think they had heard, about the Holocaust.

How to reverse this trend?

“The results are both shocking and saddening, and they underscore why we must act now while Holocaust survivors are still with us to voice their stories,” said Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) which commissioned the survey.

Taylor added: “We need to understand why we aren’t doing better in educating a younger generation about the Holocaust and the lessons of the past. This needs to serve as a wake-up call to us all, and as a road map of where government officials need to act.”

The ignorance may very well be a by-product of the information age. Young people are bombarded with messages, news, hype, ads — information of every kind. This has resulted in young people become quite discerning in the kinds of messages that are accepted and understood. When your face is stuck on your smartphone for most of your waking life, anything longer than 140 characters is usually dismissed.

The information is out there — all over the place. It’s not hiding. It’s not subliminal. It’s right in front of them — the horrific images, the testimony, the evidence.

But they don’t see it because they don’t want to see it. It’s not connected to their lives. And since they have no memory of it, it simply doesn’t exist.

We may have to rethink the entirety of our system of education. If kids and young adults are changing the way they learn, we are going to have to change the way we teach.

Until Bill Gates invents a Krell Mind Machine that can transfer knowledge to young people’s brains effortlessly, a way is going to have to be found to fight through the everyday clutter that kids have to deal with and impart essential and meaningful truths.

 
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