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Newsletter 3/17/23

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Dear Recover America Friend,
May 6th, school board elections for many of our public schools will take place across Texas. Please pay attention to your local races and make sure you get informed as to what the candidates believe and what they propose to address issues in your local school district. If you are fortunate to have your children in private schools or have home-schooled your children, please have concern for the children who are trapped in our government schools, many of whom are being sexualized and indoctrinated by “educrats” who refuse to listen to their constituents and believe they know what is best for the school-age generation.
Increasingly, parents, candidates and concerned citizens are coming to us for assistance. Recently we received a letter from a parent in one of the major ISD’s in the Houston metro area who followed the prescribed process for protesting a disgusting book she found in the library of her child’s school. The book was filled with vulgarity, and discussions about a boy wanting to transition to become a girl, which is medically impossible. The parent listed page numbers and her objections to the book being in the school. The parent cited 7 pages that carried vulgar language, 10 examples of “obscene material,” and 4 pages she deemed “harmful materials.”

On January 18, 2023, she received a letter from the principal, which in part stated: “The book is educationally suitable for the school library collection” … “The book is not pervasively vulgar,” and, “The material is a part of developing and presenting multiple viewpoints related to issues impacting our students.” These are standard “excuses” for doing nothing and the book remained in the library
I have a copy of this book on my desk. It is one of the milder of many books that are on our public-school library shelves that are nothing short of pornography. There is no redeeming value in them, and they should not be available and promoted by our schools and administrators. However, as illustrated above, it is extremely difficult, and in some school districts impossible to successfully challenge the illicit views of what books are acceptable to our school children.

I salute the efforts of the parent and others because they have exposed themselves at school board meetings to rebuke and challenge, often without the support of other parents. I understand this quite well. Following an address I made to a local conservative women’s meeting, I was attacked because of a single statement taken out of context by the Houston Chronicle and Right-Wing Watch, both far left-leaning organizations. Providentially Michael Berry read the article in the Chronicle and came to my defense on his wildly popular Houston KPRC radio show. You can listen to our interview with Michael Berry by clicking here.
My newest book, "America at the Crossroads…Choosing Normal over Crazy", is co-authored with Steve Feazel, who has co-authored a number of books with such notables as Governor Mike Huckabee and Dr. Carol Swain. Governor Mike Huckabee wrote the foreword to the book, and it should be available by late spring or early summer. It is a hard hitting but truthful look at our culture and the war that is being waged for the soul of America. Please pray that the book gets a wide audience.

We are on the front lines of the war being fought for our children.
We have a 4-year plan to address the anti-God and anti-American curriculums in Texas public schools, by informing and mobilizing pastors and concerned Texas citizens to get involved in civic matters at the school-board level. We are committed to winning the war, but we need partners to join us who will pray for us and financially invest in our work. You may do so by clicking the donate button below. I pray that everyone who reads this latest report will be inclined to help us.
I remain…

His and Yours,
Dr. Rick Scarborough 
Recover America 

Dr. Rick Scarborough

15311 Vantage Pkwy West Ste 315, Houston, TX 77032


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Upon graduation, Bill went to work for Humble Oil and Refining Department in the Marketing Sales Engineering Department. During his 38 career, he held various management and executive positions in Exxon USA’s Refining, Marketing, and Human Resources departments. Bill retired from Exxon in 2000 after a special assignment to coordinate the world-wide merger of the labor relations activities of Exxon and Mobil.

In 2000, Bill worked for a year during the start-up of Vision America, and then served as a member of the Board of Directors for Vision America until 2016. Bill and his wife built aretirement home in the mountains of Colorado. After 15 years they moved back to Austin to be closer to family. While in Austin, Bill was engaged with Keller Williams in residential real estate. They moved back to the Houston area in April of this year, and has worked with Recover America since.Bill is married to Deborah Gattis, a wonderful wife, mother of their children, grandmother, and worship leader/vocalist. They will celebrate their 40th anniversary this September. They have been richly blessed with 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

Dr. Scarborough is an ordained Minister and served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Pearland, Texas from 1990 to 2002.  During his time there, he encouraged his congregation to live their faith and consider running for public office. Eventually, his church members occupied most of the seats on the city council and local school board.

Three church members later served with distinction in the Texas State Legislature, one of whom is now in the U.S. Congress, and another who served as a District Judge. A former member is currently the Mayor of Pearland, TX.

Since resigning from has First Baptist Church of Pearland in 2002, Dr. Scarborough personally addressed thousands of pastors, encouraging them to active in the civil arena, leading their congregations to vote their values and be salt and light, while never compromising their faith. He has been the focus of two award winning tv documentaries and has been featured on the front page of the Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News and Time Magazine, to name a few. He has frequently appeared on National TV standing up for Conservative Christian Values.

In 2018, Dr. Scarborough founded Recover America, a 501c3, which is a Christian non-profit organization, and in 2021, he founded Recover America Action, a Christian 501C4.

Dr. Scarborough is the author of five books. His latest release America in the Balance … “the American Dream vs. the Woke Nightmare was released in August, 2023. His one-minute commentaries,I’m Rick Scarborough and This is My Take” are currently airing daily on over 300 stations on the Bott Radio Network and the American Family Radio Network.

Dr. Scarborough received a B.A. from Houston Christian University, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Tommye, have three children, one of whom is in Heaven, four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.