I don’t think that any true, believing Christian in America would doubt that atheists, communists, and liberals are involved in a crusade to reduce Christianity to a non-entity, with all of our governmental institutions thoroughly cleansed of Christian presence and influence. Among them are many members of the judiciary, the psychiatric establishment, and leaders in government education.
What are we to do about it?
The homeschooling movement will be a major part of the solution.
The Fruit of One Evil Woman
The public schools, as we know, expelled Jesus Christ from their buildings in 1963 when they banned school prayer. The case against prayer in school was brought before the Supreme Court by a blasphemous communist woman, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, on behalf of her junior high school son. William J. Murray, however, has since become an active Christian, and has said of his mother, “She was an evil person who led many to hell.” And so one evil communist woman was able to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to eliminate a simple prayer from the lives of millions of children who desperately needed it.
As a result of that anti-Christian decision, we find that even the celebration of Christmas has been changed to that of a pagan solstice, a worship of the sun and the beginning of longer days. The length to which the public schools have gone to expunge any religious meaning from the Christmas holiday borders on paranoia and dementia. Some schools forbid the singing of any carols that have any religious content. This heathen nonsense is accepted by many parents as a sign of secular progress.
The Fruit of One Lying Woman
We know that abortion on demand was imposed on this country in 1973 by a Supreme Court that listened to and agreed with the arguments of a woman who now admits that her case was a fraud, and who has since become a pro-life Christian and has asked God for forgiveness. She is Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” in Roe v. Wade, who lied that she had been gang-raped. Yet the court will not reverse its decision, because Roe v. Wade is established law. Lest we forget, it was a Supreme Court’s decision in 1857 that ruled that human slaves were property — the famous Dred Scott decision that led to the Civil War.
I don’t think that any of us could have predicted or thought it possible that one atheist, communist mother could be responsible for depriving millions of children of their spiritual heritage or that a lying young woman could be responsible for the murder of millions of unborn infants. Unfortunately, we have had judges who were not Christians and who were ready and able to advance the leftist agenda. And who appointed these judges? Presidents of the United States who either didn’t know what they were doing, or were working with the leftist cabal.
A Majority of One
The latest moves against Christian presence and morality — the removal of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building, and the U. S. Supreme Court’s legalization of sodomy — have shocked Christians and left us wondering what next will be done to reduce Christianity to total public oblivion and impotence. The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled, 4-3, that preventing homosexuals from marrying is an unconstitutional deprivation of equal rights and is therefore discriminatory. And so, by a majority of one, gay marriage will become legal, refuting thousands of years of human custom and religious sanction.
But we all realize that we cannot sit back and let the leftist atheists continue their rampage against Biblical religion. We cannot sit back and let these miscreants steal this nation and create a pagan America.
What Can Christians Do?
So what do we do about it? First, we have to admit that the anti-Christian, secular humanist movement has taken years to get to where it is today. Second, we have to realize that their leadership has been drawn from the 1960s radicals now in power. Replacing them with Christian leaders will not be easy, but it must be done if we are to restore America to what the Founding Fathers gave us, a nation under God, humbly thankful for God’s great blessings, and determined to live in accordance with God’s Word.
Already that crusade is underway, and its most important mission is to create the judges, senators, and state legislators of the future. And in the vanguard of that crusade are the Christian homeschoolers.
But the effort must begin with Christian parents who are truly concerned about their country’s future. They must have a vision about their children: that they are rearing a new, vital generation of Christian leaders. The children themselves must be imbued with the deep sense of purpose that they are to be Christian leaders, young men and women who will strive to bring Christianity back into the public square and restore its cultural values on a national scale.
These young men and women must be encouraged to enter those fields of activity that will have the greatest impact on our society. Well-educated homeschoolers, as well as graduates from good Christian schools, must be led by their parents, teachers, and mentors to become a force for the restoration of Christian morality and religion as the norm.
Whatever field they enter, they must do so with a purpose, just as when the Jews of the Diaspora decided to take back the Holy Land. They faced horrendous opposition, but in less than a hundred years they were able to create a modern Jewish state of over five million people. They did so as farmers, teachers, builders, tradesmen, sailors, soldiers, lawyers, architects, and artists. Whatever they did was part of a gigantic spiritual effort to build a nation out of nothing, strongly propelled by a religious imperative.
The Christian leaders of tomorrow must base their own careers on a Biblical imperative to restore America to its Christian roots. They must be fruitful and multiply. And we see this happening, especially in the growth of homeschooling families, where sometimes the norm is to have six, ten, or even more children. Humanists who don’t choose to strictly limit their families through birth control are murdering their children through abortion. But Christians love their children, and understand fruitfulness as a blessing from the Lord.
The only way to victory is through a Biblical imperative that compels Christians to build a society that honors God. That is the challenge facing all American Christians today.
- Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Samuel L. Blumenfeld (1927–2015), a former Chalcedon staffer, authored a number of books on education, including NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education, How to Tutor, Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers, and Homeschooling: A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Children.
He spent much of his career investigating the decline in American literacy, the reasons for the high rate of learning disabilities in American children, the reasons behind the American educational establishment’s support for sex and drug education, and the school system's refusal to use either intensive phonics in reading instruction and memorization in mathematics instruction. He lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad and was internationally recognized as an expert in intensive, systematic phonics. His writings appeared in such diverse publications as Home School Digest, Reason, Education Digest, Boston Magazine, Vital Speeches of the Day, Practical Homeschooling, Esquire, and many others.