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Feds Fuel Anti-Christian Bigotry in Schoolchildren

Friday, 25 May 2001 12:00 AM

H.R. 1, the education bill that recently passed the House, promotes a host of left-wing agenda items, many of which

What is equally disappointing to cultural conservatives is what the measure does NOT do. It does nothing to eradicate federally sponsored anti-Christian bigotry. That program is left over from the Clinton administration. Conservatives are urging the Bush administration to move against it.

Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) cites a Justice Department Web page featured in the Clinton years that admonished children to monitor their homes for "bigotry” and to report infractions to teachers and others.

The program was begun during the publicity on violent crimes in schools against minorities, which sparked a congressional stampede to promote so-called "crime prevention” programs.

TVC says the program goes way beyond preventing any crimes.

By "labeling Christianity as the root of violence,” warns the Washington-based values organization, "the federal government has attacked the very foundation of decency…”

Programs funded by federal departments "embrace and teach an anti-Christian message to society’s most vulnerable — our children.”

Although the national juvenile crime prevention program purports to address the evils of bigotry based on such characteristics as one’s skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability, in fact, "they establish a pervasively political program that targets the religious views and beliefs of school children and their families,” alleges TVC,

The teacher is instructed to identify hate in its "broadest sense.”

"Hate prevention” training turns out to be little more than what Traditional Values calls "indoctrination of a liberal, anti-Christian, pro-homosexual political view.” The goal is to teach children that all "lifestyles” are equally acceptable and that believing otherwise is "the root of hate.”

TVC cites another chapter in the federally supported curriculum that implies that those who speak out against the promotion of the organized homosexual agenda are Nazis.

One illustration of anti-Christian bias in the curriculum is the story of a white supremacist youth who attended a Baptist and a Pentecostal Church and was taught the "battle of Armageddon would be a race war.”

The manual "Preventing Youth Crimes” recommends a "partnering” with homosexual advocacy groups.

What upsets the TVC is that the current education bill has done nothing to eliminate what the group calls "anti-Christian bigotry.”

TVC Executive Director Andrea Sheldon Lafferty told NewsMax.com Friday that her group has urged conservative lawmakers to change the bill in conference committee negotiations between House and Senate lawmakers. She believes the Senate version is even worse than the House provision, allowing the "hate crimes” section to continue. She has also urged the Bush White House to nudge the lawmakers by saying that the "hate crimes” section could make the bill veto-bait.

Of course, it would be politically difficult for President Bush to veto legislation that has been touted as a cornerstone of his own agenda. But TVC says the so-called "crime prevention” section is "a very real step toward the regulating of speech within the schools, homes, and the workplace.” That is why Lafferty thinks the White House may want to take preventive action so as to avoid being put in precisely the position of vetoing his own bill or allowing these dangerous provisions to survive.

The cultural Marxist ethic of "political correctness” that has manifested itself on college campuses with a vengeance in recent years now is being thrust on younger children.

If nothing else works, conservative lawmakers are being urged to fight back by eliminating federal dollars in appropriations bills that would fund the curriculum.

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