Ray Moore, a GOP — naturally — candidate for the Lieutenant Governor’s job down here in South Carolina just said that public schools are pushing a “silent holocaust” in churches by turning young people away from Christianity.
This is just the latest attack on public schools made by Moore in his goosestep toward political office as he also urges South Carolina to close its public schools and replace them with an education system led by "churches, families, and private association” and warning that public schools will turn students into anti-Christian "janissaries” — soldiers — like Hillary Clinton.
Yes, he did.
Moore also claims that studies show that “80 percent of Southern Baptists youths are leaving the church and abandoning the Christian faith, and we think all of this is pretty much attributable to government schooling.”
And this is what he calls the “Silent Holocaust.”
I don’t think he’s aware that maybe young people are leaving their churches, especially the Southern Baptist Church, because they are extremely narrow-minded, homophobic, anti-women and just plain bassackward. And so, of course, he rants about the so-called “viruses” of same-sex marriage and abortion rights:
“The pastors go on and on oblivious like nothing is happening and they’re out there preaching against same-sex marriage and abortion, so why is same-sex marriage and abortion and all of these viruses latching on to our society so readily? And we think part of it is government-sponsored education where they’re thoroughly and aggressively teaching socialism, humanism; turning their hearts away from Christ; teaching them evolutionism; Common Core has pervaded the system even in the so-called Bible Belt South; we have sex education apart from covenant marriages being taught and homosexuality is being taught in the Bible Belt as well as the Northeast and the far-west. So the system is thoroughly handed over to egregious and harmful teachings, and it’s just wrecking and causing havoc in our churches and in our family.”
Or maybe people are just learning that there can be all sorts of people, and orientations and viewpoints, and we don’t all have to agree on everything, but we simply need to understand that there isn’t just one way in this world.
It seems Moore’s anti-public school crusade started back in 2007 when he learned that California, that heathen state, enacted new laws to protect LGBT students. So he released a statement which said that California was “mandating that public school children be indoctrinated to accept as normal the homosexual lifestyle and other forms of sexual deviancy” and warning that “California’s schools are now promoting behaviors and lifestyles that are physically and spiritually dangerous for children.”
See, in Ray Moore’s mind, protecting LGBT students from bullying is the same thing as promoting being gay, and we all know that fools like Ray Moore think that promoting gay people will turn other people gay because, you know, we have that power.
Here’s the deal, Ray, if people are leaving the churches in South Carolina, especially the Baptist churches, perhaps you should start looking at what the churches are doing and saying for the answer, and not try dismantling public education in this state.
Cuz you, sir, are in desperate need of some learnin’.