With more parents working from home during the “covid 19” epidemic, it caused parents to pay more attention to what their children were being taught in public schools.
One St. Louis area school district, “Francis Howell District,” – immediately west of St. Louis County in St. Charles County – created a reaction among parents in the district. Chris Brooks is one of the parents doing research and investigating the issue. He shared information about Critical Race Theory in our interview and how parents need to be and can be involved.
Upon learning that one concept was having a huge impact on their children’s learning – what is known as the “Critical Race Theory,” – the Brooks and parents of the district eventually organized into the “Francis Howell Families, “ (See francisholwellfamilies.org)
Their purpose is stated on their Facebook page:
“Great Schools for a Great Community!”
“Francis Howell Families recruits, supports and educates candidates for school board who support academic excellence, transparent accountability, and fiscal responsibility while encouraging in students a strong work ethic, good character, and respect for our nation’s founding principles.
“We reject attempts to divide people by race, gender, or other immutable characteristics or to teach that those characteristics determine their destiny. Instead, we work to create a district that provides high-quality, knowledge-based education for all students so they can be fully prepared to participate in civil society.”
“Francis Howell Families PAC – Vivian Gontarz, Treasurer”
For the followers of Jesus Christ, the teachings espoused in CRT are hostile and opposed to the teachings of Biblical faith, for Jesus taught …”A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this will all men know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34, 35)
From the interview copy with Dr. Mary Byrne, cited below:
“Karl Marx — famous in history for fueling Communism — taught: If you want to create a revolution, you identify two opposing groups and make them hate each other: The Oppressor and the Oppressed.
“Today’s Critical Race Theory promotes black and brown people as the oppressed, and white people as the oppressor.
In response to “Critical Race Theory,” I have begun a study of how white people who have turned to personal saving faith in Jesus have loved and delighted to help people of color. There are many examples, but one example here: a short-term mission team of Jesus followers I assume all white — in Houston, Texas went to Kenya, Africa in the early 1990s. They came home appalled at the polluted water that those particular black people were consuming for drinking water. They formed an effort to address the issue: “Living Water International.” That movement has since produced more than 21,000 water wells for most people of other colors around the world! See www.water.cc
Adolph Hitler’s Germany in World War II picked up on this CRT principle. They pitted Germans in their own country against Jews, the descendants of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3). The result? The Nazis murdered 6,000,000 (6 million) Jews!
In contrast, in the middle of the night, I felt a strong leading from God to call attention to the World War II story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family. They had a loving commitment to the living God. (See Mark 12:29-31) They risked their lives hiding Jewish people from certain death at the had of the Nazis. Corrie and her family built a “hiding place” in their apartment above their jewelry store in an Amsterdam, Netherlands suburb to save the lives of Jews.
She wrote about their love for Jesus and the Jews that motivated them to take such risks … and in time, imprisoned them in the Nazi death camps during WW II. Corrie wrote about those days in her book, “The Hiding Place!” Multiple stories from Corrie are found at Betsie ten Boom: A Life Cut Short at Ravensbruck | Shortform Books and Corrie ten boom – Bing.
A tree was planted by Jews in Israel in the honor of Corrie Ten Boom and is growing at the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.
“In CRT today, minority groups are encouraged to exploit racial hate, rather than love as Jesus taught!
“Thus, if you don’t go along with the CRT movement, white people are automatically “racist!”
(“But ‘racism’ is not exclusive to any one race. And we are all members of the ‘human race!’”)
Related radio segments for anytime listening completed earlier …
To hear … “DR. MARY BYRNE EXPLAINS AND EXPOSES ‘CRITICAL RACE THEORY,’ AND WHY IT IS HOSTILE TO THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST… click on … Dr. Mary Byrne explains and exposes “Critical Race Theory,” and why it is hostile to the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are invited to the gathering. – Harold Hendrick;
To hear … “DAVID SMITH, CEO, ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE, UPHOLDING, DEFENDING BIBLICAL VALUES. Greatly concerned about the anti-Jesus teachings of ‘Critical Race Theory.’” … click on … David Smith, CEO, Illinois Family Institute, upholding, defending Biblical values. – Harold Hendrick.
To hear … “DR. JERRY WILES, FORMER PRESIDENT, NOW PRESIDENT EMERITUS, LIVING WATER INTL (WWW.WATER.CC) HAS OVERSEEN THE DRILLING OF 21,000+ WATER WELLS FOR THOSE IN NEED WORLDWIDE” … click on … Dr. Jerry Wiles, former President, now President Emeritus, Living Water Intl (www.water.cc) has overseen the drilling of 21,000+ water wells for those in need worldwide. – Harold Hendrick;
To hear … “DR. JERRY WILES: HOW JESUS-FOLLOWERS IN RECENT YEARS HELPED ABOUT 500,000,000 (1/2 BILLION) MORE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE ACCESS SAFE, HEALTHY` DRINKING WATER!” … click on … Dr. Jerry Wiles: How Jesus-followers in recent years helped about 500,000,000 (1/2 billion) more people worldwide access safe, healthy drinking water! – Harold Hendrick.