Christian Fundamentalist Urges Rotary Club Members to Defeat Funding of School Building and Renovation Projects in Effort to Win Culture War
On October 6, 2010 At 6:50 am
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Speaking before the Aiken Sunrise Rotary, Ray Moore of the Exodus Mandate Project urged his audience to block the school construction referendum sought by the Aiken County School Board. South Carolina's Aiken Standard reports that school board members are hoping to raise $236 million to build or renovate six schools in the county.
Moore laments that 70 to 80 percent of children who attend public schools are abandoning the Christian faith. The Standard quotes Moore,
This is a culture war for our children. If a foreign power had attempted to impact on America the mediocre education program that exists today, we would have viewed it as an act of war.
There are a group of people who want to fundamentally alter the system. We can make a theological case for church-based education. It's not enough to have a good feeling about God. It's about free market schools versus public school funding.
The Exodus Mandate Project describes its mission on its website:
Exodus Mandate Project is a Christian ministry to encourage and assist Christian families to leave government schools for the Promised Land of Christian schools or home schooling. It is our hope that this fresh obedience in educating our children according to Biblical mandates will prove to be the key for revival in our families, churches and nation.
The Exodus Mandate Project is promoting the movie titled IndoctriNation, Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America, which "contends that public school curriculum is antagonistic to Christianity, promotes Darwinian propaganda and socialist, Marxist agendas." Here's the trailer, in case you have not seen it: