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“Texas Parents Prevail in Fight to Stop Controversial  Study Curriculum”

By Darlene McCormick Sanchez, August 31st, 2022 – The Epoch Times

Dr. Rick Scarborough Quoted in article

AUSTIN, Texas -In win for conservative parents, the Texas state education voted to shelve changes to the social studies curriculum after dozens parents objected to adding gender, Critical Race Theory and LGBT into education standards.

More than 100 parents and group representatives signed up to dicuss the proposed curriculum and state requirements.  State Board of Education members said they received thousands of emails and hundreds of phone calls from parents and teachers.

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“Christian Nationalism”

By Rick Scarborough, August 16th, 2022

Opinion: Christian nationalism shows a lack of faith in the power of God
Robert Montgomery
OPINION COLUMNIST for the Ashville Citizen Times
August 16, 2022

I read the author’s article with great interest. I have been referred to often by critics as a Christian Nationalist. Mr. Montgomery’s column, like so many I’ve read start with premises and build straw men which he then spends considerable time to tear down. Perhaps spending some time face to face with those of us he thinks he’s saving Christianity from would benefit him and the church he seeks to protect. I will illustrate by starting with his initial words in the article.

When the United States was established, our founders broke with the ancient alliance between religion and the state. This is the real American exceptionalism! Many nations have made alliances between the rulers and the majority or traditional religion in their countries. Some governments are virtually fused with a traditional religion. It is vitally important for Americans to be aware of the distinctive stance of our nation in both restricting religion from having government power and at the same time giving everyone the freedom to choose or not choose a religion. Some people in America want special government favor for Christianity by having the nation declared “Christian.” They are going backward in history.

Our founders objected to the abuse of the church by governmental authorities in the Old World who controlled the church with their money and paid the priests and pastors to comply with their wishes, often leading to wars and conflicts with other European nations which embraced different branches of the Christian church, ie. Catholicism vs Anglicanism. In America a different approach was birthed by our wise founders who had tired of the endless wars of Europe. They allowed Christians to establish and fund their own churches and then protected the full amount of their contribution to their church from being taxed. This unique approach enabled each congregation to conduct their affairs, including setting the pastor’s salary and all policies without any governmental intrusion.

Meanwhile, these same Christians were allowed to express their views on government, including running for and securing positions in the government as they wished. What the author seems to misunderstand, as do most who write on this subject and assess motives to men like me who believe Christian involvement in the civil arena to be a good and healthy enterprise is this: We do not practice our religion. It is who we are. I cannot divorce my politics from my religion as it is who I am. What makes true Biblical Christianity distinct from all other religions is this: To be a Christian means that I have surrendered my life to Christ and have invited the Spirit of the living God to indwell in my heart as an act of my will. He then lives His life through me. Religionists like Mr. Montgomery seem to believe I can put my “religion” aside while I’m not in Church much like I hang up a coat in the vestibule on a cold day. He misses the central point of Christianity as taught by Jesus…Christianity is “Christ-in-u-ity, and Christ-in-me-ity.”

Christians who share my view desire that enough Christians engage in the public square to legally make a difference by passing legislation that reflects their views. I make no apology for believing and desiring that America’s laws reflect Biblical morality. For almost fifty years I was forced to live under a Supreme Court edict that I found to be repulsive and wrong: The Roe v Wade decision gave us abortion on demand, resulting in 70 million innocent unborn babies being mutilated and in many cases, having their body parts sold on the open market for profit. I didn’t scream at and follow judges with whom I disagreed to restaurants and terrorize their families outside their homes. I prayed and acted by supporting legislators and Presidential candidates who shared my view that all life is sacred and a gift of a sovereign God, until the day a majority on the Supreme Court agreed with liberal Jurist and activist, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who wrote before her death that Roe v Wade was based on a poor interpretation of the law, and the slaughter was finally ended.

Those like Mr. Montgomery who accuse pastors like me of being Christian Nationalists, inadvertently compliment us. Before all else, I am a follower of Christ. I was saved at age 7. At age 20, while attending a major university on a football scholarship, I became the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and truly fell in love with Jesus. During my sophomore year, I was asked by the pastor of the First Baptist Church to become their part time youth pastor, through which I discovered a gift for and love of preaching the gospel. I have been in the ministry ever since.

Of all the nations in which I could have been born, I was born in America, the greatest and freest nation the world has ever known. I am very grateful to be an American, recognizing as all do that she is not a perfect nation. Twice America has been called on to save the world from tyrants, most recently in 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and Germany was about to destroy England, the sole remaining European nation resisting Hitler and Nazism, forcing America to fight a two-front war.
America is again fighting a two-front war: A Satanic assault on the nation and a Satanic assault on God’s church, and unless the true church arises quickly, America and all she stands for will be lost. If America loses her freedoms, she will never get them back. Christians must recognize we are at war, and like the sons of Issachar mentioned in I Chronicles 12:32, we must understand the times and know what to do.

The Satanic attack on the nation is being waged by those who reject Biblical morality and embrace transgenderism, the LGBTQ- agenda and Wokeism, a term I use to include CRT, BLM, defunding the police, gender dysphoria, Climate Change religion and a growing list of new false philosophies coming from our elites in academia and government. They are united in silencing all opposing viewpoints and have allies in big tech, the media, and throughout governmental agencies.

The Satanic attach in the church is being waged by a new generation of preachers and mainline denominational leaders who have stretched grace to be inclusive of all the above and have declared war on anyone who preaches that a literal translation of the Scripture is narrow minded, a bigot and the enemy. Salvation no longer requires the blood of the lamb, the cross and an empty tomb, but rather the the pursuit of personal peace and happiness. Truth for them is relative and one man’s truth may not be another man’s truth.

I am a Christian who loves America with his whole heart, warts, and all, because America is an idea more than a geographical boundary filled with a single race of people. America is the idea that anyone from any place on the planet who comes to this country legally, has a legitimate shot at being successful if they agree with our national creed, expressed in our Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

But this idea is now under attack, and if we do not have the same spirit that drove the “Greatest Generation,” to leave their loved ones and shed their blood on foreign fields of war, we will not survive the attacks we are encountering daily.

I am looking for pastors who “get it!” Who are willing to stand up to the Woke crowd and to the transgenders and homosexuals and love them enough to tell them their lifestyle is self-destructive and will reap the judgement of Almighty God if they do not repent and seek His forgiveness on His terms. Unfortunately, most preachers fear saying those words because they have witnessed the attacks on others like Justices Kavanaugh, and Thomas, or preachers like John McArthur and my good friend Pastor Steve Smothermon, who have learned to live with death threats they receive or being doxed and de-platformed for preaching an uncompromising message.

Fear permeates preachers today, but I remind you that the Scripture says that… God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (I Tim. 1:7) and that…There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. If we truly love people as we say we do, then we will love them so much that fear of reprisal for telling them the truth is lost in love.
There must be a revival of courage and love in the clergy if America is to survive as a free nation. I believe that revival is coming to those who will count the cost and stand up for truth. After all, Jesus said, Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall mak you free. (John 8:32)

“God…Our Greatest Hope and Our Greatest Threat”

By Rick Scarborough, April 20, 2022 in Katy Christian Magazine

Now, more than ever, America needs the church to step up and provide the salt and light of the gospel to the myriad crises and challenges our nation faces. Some of these crises include rising crime, the invasion at our southern border, rising food prices, the indoctrination and sexual exploitation of our children, and the refusal of our government to allow oil companies to extract the needed the petroleum with which God blessed our nation so that we do not have to be dependent on evil foreign regimes, paying our enemies to plot our destruction.

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“Parents’ Rights Movement Spurs New Age of Advocacy in Local School Board Races”

By John Haughey, March 11, 2022 in The Epoch Times

 Two years ago, Ryan Girdusky was a New York-based reporter for conservative news sites, Tiffany Justice was a former Florida school board member and mother of four school-aged children, and Steve Maxwell was focused on growing his agricultural software business across the Southeast.
None had experience in orchestrating political advocacy, recruiting candidates to run for public office or financing elections on a coordinated national scale.
But when anger over closed schools and pandemic restrictions galvanized a parents’ rights movement in spring 2020, Girdusky, Justice and Maxwell were among chief influencers in spurring the grassroots formation of more than 200 parents’ groups in school districts across the country, according to a Washington Post canvass.

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“Parent-activists, seeking control over education, are taking over school boards”

By Hannah Natanson, January 19, 2022 in Washington Post

The end came unceremoniously for Superintendent Scott Baker.

At a contentious and chaotic school board meeting in Virginia’s Spotsylvania County this month, members moved into an unplanned closed session and voted to fire Baker, who had served in the role for a decade. The board probably violated Virginia open meetings law, and it failed to identify an interim superintendent. But it offered an undeniable show of strength — proof that the Spotsylvania school system, like many others around the country, is entering a new era, under new power.

Four board members who describe themselves as advocates of parents’ rights drove the decision, said Baron Braswell, a long-serving Spotsylvania board member who stepped down last year but has kept in touch with his former peers. That faction — which is difficult to characterize politically, Braswell said, falling somewhere between the tea party and libertarianism — now has a majority after last fall’s elections, which saw a mother who campaigned partly on parents’ rights win a seat.

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“The Real War… Christians Fight to Rescue our Children through School Board Values Voting”

By Dr. Rick Scarborough, December 1, 2021 in Katy Christian Magazine

Many people that I meet know that our nation is deeply divided, but few seem to understand the nature of the true war that is raging right now for the soul of our country.  If you poll people on the street, most will say that the battle is between the Left and the Right or perhaps the Republicans and the Democrats, but that response misses the real players.  The true war is between those who acknowledge and revere God, believing that every person will one day stand before Holy God and account for their lives, and those who do not.  Those who reject such notions are still religious, but their religion is Secular Humanism which holds that man is in charge of his own destiny and that he can define right and wrong any way he pleases.  For these humanists there are no absolutes with one exception…they are absolutely certain there is no god to whom they will account. And people who hold such views are found in both political parties.

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“John Solomon Interview of Dr. Rick Scarborough” 

November 2, 2021

“It’s Time to Say Enough is Enough! The Time for the Church to Recover Our School Boards is Now!”

By Dr. Rick Scarborough, November 1, 2021 in Katy Christian Magazine

For the past decade America has been at war with China. The perplexing question is why most of our leaders did not seem to understand this. We were told that trading with a Communist dictatorship would show the virtues of capitalism, lifting the Chinese people out of poverty and eventually convincing China to join the family of Western free societies. Instead, China lured our manufacturing away with cheap and often slave labor providing huge profits, all the while covertly stealing our patents and intellectual property, advancing artificial intelligence, and building advanced military capabilities including hypersonic nuclear weapons. Then one day, America awoke to a threat unlike any we have ever faced.

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“Christians… The Time to Stand is Now!

By Dr. Rick Scarborough, October 15, 2021 in Katy Christian Magazine

America is in deep trouble. The COVID-19 Pandemic was real, but whether or not our Government reacted appropriately will be for the historians to decide. One thing is certain, allowing the government to do determine that gathering for worship was not essential while going to liquor stores and Walmart was, has had a devasting impact on our country. 

The 2020 Elections, conducted during the pandemic, left those who were watching, with legitimate concerns about the integrity of the results. There is growing consensus that voting irregularities occurred, raising much concern about future elections. Gratefully, many citizens are investing time and talent to make sure that such irregularities cease.

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“Educating Christians on the Importance of Voting

By Dr. Rick Scarborough, October 15, 2021 in Houston Business Connections

Recover America Friends in the News

“How local school boards function in Texas, how to get involved”

By Danica Lloyd, August 30th, 2022 in abc.com

Public school board members in Texas are unpaid volunteers elected to their positions by voters living in the communities they serve. School boards provide local governance of their school districts and can only take action by a majority vote at public meetings.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

School boards oversee management, policymaking, planning and evaluation while the superintendent implements these matters and manages the district’s day-to-day operations, according to the Texas Association of School Boards.

1. Adopt goals and monitor success

One of the functions of a local school board is to develop goals and priorities for the district. Administration regularly presents reports on district operations and progress toward those goals. State data can also help trustees compare performance to other districts.

2. Adopt policies and review for effectiveness

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“Nobel Prize winner dismantles transgenderism as ‘unscientific,’ at odds wth fundamental biology”

August 25th, 2022 in lifesitenews.com

(LifeSiteNews) — A biologist and Nobel Prize winner made headlines this week when she asserted basic biological reality in opposition to the claims of radical transgender ideologues.

In an exclusive interview in German language feminist magazine EMMA, German developmental biologist and Nobel laureate Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard explained that the basic biological principles regarding sexuality disprove transgenderism.

“[A]ll mammals have two sexes, and man is a mammal,” said Nüsslein-Volhard, who won the 1995 Nobel prize in Physiology and Medicine for her research in early embryonic development.

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“Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) Radical Rewrite of Texas and US History”

By Joseph Menslage, August 22th, 2022 in katychristianmagazine.com

The future of Texas as a national and world leader is under attack. The United States has been inspirational to the world and a world leader for generations as a direct result its foundation of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights all documents on a Judeo-Christian framework. The State of Texas won its independence from Mexico through bravery and fierce combat, became its own country, and eventually joined the United States.

The Texas independent spirit has inspired generations to make the State of Texas a national and world leader for generations. Right now, there is a concerted effort to dilute the independent spirit our children’s education and destroying what is unique about Texas. It is essential that our children are taught the principles and history of the brave men and women who fought and gave their lives, careers, fortunes, and family to create the incredible state and country that we have today.

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“The Brew: Feds Recruiting 87,000 Secret Policemen and Other News From a Desperate Regime”

By John Zmirak, August 11th, 2022 in stream.org

And you thought the FBI were the only feds you needed to fear. No, the 87,000 new IRS agents Congress just funded aren’t going to be nosy accountants. They sound more like soldiers of an internal security army like the East German Stasi. Look at this (authentic) job posting courtesy of the IRS:

“The IRS is hiring new special agents!

“Requirements include working min ‘50 hours per week, which may include irregular hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends’ and ‘Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.’”

Yeah, checking on people’s deductions really does need fit young people ready to “carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force” doesn’t it? According to National Review, the job posting was deleted after that tweet resulted in many “interactions” with the agency. Don’t you wish you could read some of those “interactions” by outraged citizens?

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“The Brew: Feds Recruiting 87,000 Secret Policemen and Other News From a Desperate Regime”

By John Zmirak, August 11th, 2022 in stream.org

And you thought the FBI were the only feds you needed to fear. No, the 87,000 new IRS agents Congress just funded aren’t going to be nosy accountants. They sound more like soldiers of an internal security army like the East German Stasi. Look at this (authentic) job posting courtesy of the IRS:

“The IRS is hiring new special agents!

“Requirements include working min ‘50 hours per week, which may include irregular hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends’ and ‘Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.’”

Yeah, checking on people’s deductions really does need fit young people ready to “carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force” doesn’t it? According to National Review, the job posting was deleted after that tweet resulted in many “interactions” with the agency. Don’t you wish you could read some of those “interactions” by outraged citizens?

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“Who Are the Real Insurrectionists”

By Victor Davis Hanson, July 3rd, 2022 in amgreatness.com

For 120 days in summer 2020, violent protesters destroyed some $2 billion in property and injured 1,500 police officers in riots that led to over 35 deaths.

Because blue-state mayors and governors saw BLM and Antifa instigators as useful street soldiers, most of those arrested were never tried in court. Street thugs paid no price for declaring themselves de facto owners of downtown areas of Seattle, which police themselves conceded were no-go zones. Why did public officials in blue states ignore the violence? They were certain that it enjoyed majority support among their leftwing constituencies.

Indeed, some leftist icons cheered on the violence. Well after the failed attempt to storm the White House grounds, in June 2020, the Democratic candidate for vice president Kamala Harris warned us that protestors were “not going to let up, and they should not.” What did Harris mean by “should not?”—when she knew numerous protests that summer had ended in terrible violence? Was she reckless in the manner Trump was said to be by encouraging a demonstration on January 6?

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“Best Pride Month Ever”

By Erick Erickson, June 28th, 2022 in rightandfree.com

In 279 B.C., at the Battle of Asculum, King Pyrrhus of Epirus beat the Roman Republican armies. Pyrrhus poured his forces into the battle against the Roman might, overwhelmed them, and crushed them. Pyrrhus lost most of his troops, many of his top generals and several friends, but he won the day. Unfortunately for Pyrrhus, Rome had reserve forces. Pyrrhus had none.

“If I achieve such a victory again, I shall return to Epirus without any soldier,” Pyrrhus reportedly said. Because of the devastating casualty toll, Pyrrhus had to withdraw against the Romans despite his victory. All of his territorial gains would be taken by the Romans. To this day, we remember Pyrrhus’s defeat through victory as a pyrrhic victory.

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“More Implosion of Hutchinson’s J6 Claims as Adam Schiff Steps in It Big Time on CNN”

By Nick Arama, June 28th, 2022 in RedState.com

Now we already watched the January 6 Committee do themselves in, effectively, with the “witness” that they put on during the hearing on Tuesday, Cassidy Hutchinson.

First, they put on someone testifying to something she hadn’t seen, basically relating a conversation she claimed she overheard, so she had no real knowledge herself as to the veracity of the story. Then her story contradicted what the Committee was claiming.

But you would have thought, at least, if they were putting her on they would have checked the story with the people who she supposedly heard the story from — the alleged agents involved. It would appear they did not, as we reported that NBC says the Secret Service says Bobby Engel and the driver of the vehicle are willing to testify that what Hutchinson said happened didn’t happen. Now, more media are reporting they are hearing the same thing from their Secret Service sources.

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“The Appeal of Ron DeSantis”

By Thomas D. Klingenstein, June 27th, 2022 in americanmind.com

Like many of you, my junk mail folder is groaning under the weight of emails from hat-in-hand politicians. Most of these emails consist of a rat-a-tat-tat of one-sentence paragraphs screaming in bold text. Most try to gin up urgency: “You MUST contribute by sundown; otherwise, crazy, tax-and-spend Nancy will retain control of Congress.” If not crazy Nancy, then it’s the RINOs I need to fear. Pelosi and RINOs are the Republicans’ favorite stalking horses. Often the emails describe the candidate as being up against the wall: “My opponent outspent me 3-1 last month” so “I need your money right away.” Some of the emails are petulant, even whiney. “I have sent you 4 texts. Why haven’t I heard from you?”

Recently, I received a fundraising email from Governor Ron DeSantis that was different from the others. Although the DeSantis email is written in the (cringeworthy) patois of its genre, it does, within the limitations of such an email, provide an unusually comprehensive, integrated view of our current circumstances. DeSantis sees the pieces and fits them into a reasonably coherent whole.

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“ ‘What Is a Woman’ Exposes Disturbing Transgender Agenda”

By Evalyn Homoelle, June 03, 2022 in The Daily Signal

“I’ve heard people say that there are no differences between male and female. Those people are idiots.”

Thus begins Daily Wire host Matt Walsh’s new “What Is a Woman?” documentary, which highlights the left’s ever-growing reluctance and inability to define gender. Think that defining the qualities of men and women is easy for most people today? Think again.

While some may struggle to “figure out” women, Walsh identifies that Western culture’s obsession with gender identity has paralyzed people from defining what a woman is. As the documentary progresses, we see further evidence that the transgender narrative has not only rejected the definitions of “man” and “woman” as insensitive and transphobic, but has dismantled the very concept of universal truth and reality.

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“Mama bears’ sweep school-board elections in Texas county”

By Art Moore, May 9, 2022 in WND.com

The revolt of the “mama bears” protesting COVID policies, Critical Race Theory and other far-left ideologies in schools was evident in four districts in the Fort Worth, Texas, area over the weekend.

All 13 candidates backed backed by conservative political action committees won their races Saturday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Among the biggest campaign contributors was the locally-based cellphone company Patriot Mobile, which describes itself as “America’s only Christian conservative wireless service provider.” The company gave $500,000 to a PAC to support candidates in the Carroll, Grapevine-Colleyville, Keller and Mansfield school districts.

The Fort Worth paper spotlighted one of the successful candidates, Andrew Yeager, who ran on a platform of teaching students how to think and not what to think. Yeager said his focus would be education, not “indoctrination.” Candidate Tammy Nakamura ran a campaign focused on giving power back to parents and removing political influence from “liberal Austin lobbyists.”

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“Rev. Franklin Graham: School board member is ‘most important elected official’ in America today”

By Maureen Mackey, April 19, 2022 in FoxNews.com

Speaking to Fox News Digital exclusively in a telephone interview late last week and then via emailed comments on Monday, Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO and president of Samaritan’s Purse and CEO and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, talked about the great need of Americans to turn to God today.

The Christian leader also noted the importance of elected office in communities across America — as, increasingly, concerned parents take a stand against a culture that does not embrace biblical values.

“People have turned their backs on God,” said Rev. Graham.”

“Our educators have taken God out of schools. Our politicians have taken God out of politics. Our nation is not better [for it]. Our nation is worse,” he said.

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“Tackling Critical Race Theory: What It Is and Where It Is Being Banned

By GQ Pan, December 2, 2021 on The Epoch Times

The presence of critical race theory (CRT) in K-12 education has become a prominent issue in some of the nation’s recent high-profile elections. In Virginia’s gubernatorial race, Glenn Youngkin, a Republican running on an anti-CRT platform, defeated former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who insisted that CRT isn’t being taught in Virginia’s K-12 classrooms and stated that parents shouldn’t tell schools what to teach their children.

An outgrowth of Marxism, the CRT interprets society through a Marxist dichotomy between “oppressor” and “oppressed,” but replaces the class categories with racial groups. Proponents of CRT see deeply embedded racism in all aspects of U.S. society, including in neutral systems such as constitutional law and standardized tests, and deem it to be the root cause of “racial inequity,” or different outcomes for different races.

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“Schoolhouse Rocked

By Hannah Meador, November 12, 2021 on America Family Radio

In today’s world, there’s one specific thing I’ve noticed on the rise. And no, it isn’t gas prices I’m talking about. Rather, homeschooling.

Here at AFA, we read stories every day of ways the culture is indoctrinating America’s children through the education system. From the LGBTQ agenda to CRT, it is clear that the public school system is up to no good.

Globally, more than 168 million children were sent home from school due to COVID-19. During that season, parents quickly became teachers. But afterward, many parents never returned to the workforce and remained at home to teach their children. According to the Census Bureau, between May and August, the number of homeschool families doubled. And as someone who was once homeschooled, I consider that to be a blessing from God.

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