Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Theocrats Making Their Move in Our County

Now the Center for Reclaiming America is getting into the act. They just sent a letter to the school board, the County Executive, and a bunch of other Montgomery County and Maryland officials, complaining about the new health curriculum, which they do not seem to have read yet. Said things like:
We've just learned that Montgomery County's new sex-education curriculum--set to be implemented next school year--is an outrageous attempt to desensitize our children or grandchildren into embracing homosexuality.

We live in Montgomery County, and we are concerned about the direction of Maryland's schools, please read on and take action.

Here is what our school board has prepared for our children:

++Redefine family to include "same-sex parents."
++Soft-pedal homosexuality as being the normal and natural equivalent to heterosexual sex.
++Encourage "sex play" with friends of the same sex.
++Eliminate words like "marriage," "wife," "husband," and substituting the word "partner."

Essentially, this new sex education curriculum plans to aggressively reshape and redefine traditional roles.

And it gets worse.

The school is brazenly ignoring a parent's right to opt their child out of the 10th grade Mental Health Unit that contains this new sexual orientation material.

In other words, if our child or loved one is a tenth grader next year in the Montgomery County public schools, the students are defenseless against their being indoctrinated into a homosexual lifestyle!

... and so it goes.

It's not like we haven't heard this kind of ... stuff (I'm being nice now) already, but we haven't heard it from the Center for Reclaiming America.

And, you ask, just what might the Center for Reclaiming America be? At the bottom of this letter it explains a little bit:
The Center for Reclaiming America, established by Dr. D. James Kennedy, is an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries to inform the American public and motivate Christians to defend and implement the biblical principles on which our country was founded. The Center, led by Executive Director Dr. Gary Cass, provides non-partisan, non-denominational information, training, and support to all those interested in impacting the culture and renewing the vision set forth by our Founding Fathers.

In other words, it is an organization dedicated to establishing theocracy in America.

Don't laugh. These guys have managed to pull off a lot of stuff in the past couple of years.

Let's look at their web site, at On their "About Us" page, they say:
As a means to accomplish this mission, the CENTER focuses on five key fronts of the modern-day culture war: (1) Religious Liberties, (2) the Sanctity of Life, (3) the Homosexual Agenda, (4) Pornography, and (5) Promoting Creationism.

They have a page linking to "news" stories, as well. Top story, I see that the Center for Reclaiming America is a member of the National Coalition to End Judicial Filibusters. They want their judges to win, y'know, without a lot of complaining by any minority party, especially when that would be the Democrats. Oh, here's a headline: Court: Texas Can Bar Funding of Abortion Mills. Wow, abortion mills, I never heard that one before. And another story: Mississippi House Votes to Display Religious Texts. This is the kind of stuff they stand for, the complete interweaving of church and state.

You might have heard these kinds of people argue that America is a Christian country, the founding fathers intended it that way, and it's being run down by atheists and other immoral types.

So here's the plan. Conservative Christians are going to "take back" America. They will eradicate evil and make sure that all Americans live according to the Gospel. You won't have to let Jesus into your heart, exactly, but you will be "expected" to act like you have. You will dress modestly, abstain from liquor, cigarettes, dancing. Your daughters will learn about sex from their husbands when they marry. (And where do the husbands learn it? I don't know, maybe they travel abroad.) You will obey the scriptural laws of the country, and will attend services, of course.

I wonder what that would be like?


Anonymous PaulT said...

Of course they want to create a theocracy. It's one of the 14 points of facism that the conservatives and the religious right haven't fully implemented yet. (Number 8 on this list.)

Great post Jim, keep up the good work.

April 07, 2005 8:27 AM  
Anonymous North Texas Stud said...

That Dr. James Kennedy is a crazy man alright, and he is always interfering with my search patterns.

April 08, 2005 3:45 PM  

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