By Graham McDowell
Christian Action League
July 16, 2020
In light of the Governor’s much-anticipated announcement about reopening schools, pandemic-weary parents may be too focused on how and when their students will head back to class to consider precisely what they will learn there. In Wake County, their studies could include a significant dose of Marxist ideology, compliments of the school system’s Office of Equity Affairs.
The OEA last month unveiled a Black Lives Matter-themed website designed to give teachers resources to promote the movement and challenge them to embrace what it calls “racial equity work.”
“Encouraging people to identify and condemn racism is an undeniably laudable undertaking by these school administrators. That’s not what’s really happening, however,” wrote Sloan Rachmuth and Katie Jensen in the Federalist. “By bringing BLM into the classroom, activist educators are allowing the most radically divisive movement in modern American history to warp children’s worldviews.”
A self-described “queer-affirming network” that disrupts the “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement,” Black Lives Matter is led in part by Patrisse Cullors, who is featured prominently on the OEA website, and co-founder Alicia Garza. Cullors has described herself and Garza as “trained Marxists … super-versed on ideological theories.”
The Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, warns that those ideologies, cloaked as efforts to combat racism, are most dangerous.
“There is an old saying, ‘As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.’ For some time now, the public schools have turned into indoctrination centers that have been undermining everything traditional. The role of our founding fathers is downplayed, multiculturalism is emphasized, and whatever is politically correct is required. The public school system has believed and practiced what some have called the state’s ‘right of eminent domain’ over our children’s minds,” said Rev. Creech. “They are no longer training our children for individual pursuits but creating citizens who will enforce the mindset and objectives of the state.”
Creech said the public school system itself operates off socialistic principles, and it trains youngsters in a socialist framework.
“Black Lives Matter, which is, in essence, a Marxist organization, fits the public school system’s agenda,” he said. “Socialism and Communism have always sought to sabotage sexual convention, the traditional family, and supplant it with its collectivism. Many in academia today believe socialism is necessary, even imperative, for blacks to attain material equality. My advice is threefold. If your child is in a public school, find out from the Superintendent’s office if BLM is being taught or offered to the children where your child attends. Second, recruit, support, and vote for good Christian people to be on your local school board. You need them to protect your kids and reverse this kind of nonsense. Third, get your children out of the public school system now! I have always believed the third suggestion is what Christian parents need to do anyway, if at all possible. Christian children ought to have a Christian education; without it, they are apt only to become educated pagans.”
Creech said he fears the day will come when Christian parents ask themselves, how did my child become this adult who seemingly hates everything right and godly, everything that made this country great? What did I do wrong?
“Well, you didn’t know you were doing anything wrong,” he said. “Perhaps you didn’t understand the state-run school you were sending your child to every weekday, six hours a day, was molding them by a world-and-life view that excluded God and marginalized His commandments.”
Jeff Moore, the editor of First in Freedom Daily, says, “the acute anti-police, anti-white positions of Black Lives Matter and others have become not only tolerated but embraced as a mainstream view.… Now Wake County taxpayers are forced to finance the dissemination of these views.”
But Wake is not alone in embracing BLM ideology. New York City is rolling out Black Lives Matter lesson plans this fall, as are many other school systems across the nation. The charter school network KIPP Philadelphia announced that its staff is busy “learning mindsets and practices rooted in Black liberation.”
“This is not about racism,” added Creech. “BLM’s roots and leaders are entrenched in Marxism, which is a vicious ideology, an ideology which will in no way serve to foster racial reconciliation or justice. The slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ precipitates adulation for what seems to be a righteous cause, but it’s a Trojan horse.”