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It's one of America's most important, influential, respected voices on cultural and political issues and apologist political advocate and author. Here is the founder and chairman of the citizen for America foundation, Dr. Chris what the Christian perspective will be looking God's word and worldview in modern culture. I'm Chris using today's guest as a copastor of Antioch international church outside of Charlotte along with her husband. She's an author or speaker dedicated wife and mother, and her love for her children inspired her to start an organization that were to talk about today called patriotic students of America.
Recently I spoke a few months ago at at at a conference called the mom rise Summit put on by moms for America and the doctrines hosted this event in our church and we met and she shared with me, something that she's doing to change the hearts and minds of students, particularly high school students where they can impact the culture for Jesus whenever what she is doing. I knew that we had to have her on the Christian perspective to share with you what she's done to engage students in the culture for Jesus.
Dr. Elizabeth ends welcome to the Christian perspective while I'm so excited because I love what you're doing in our organization, citizens for America tries to educate Christians on on issues that are important to culture new abortion, homosexuality, transgender school board's critical race theory all the different things that are going on a culture so Christians can can learn about these issues and know how to discuss these issues when they enter the culture, but a real problem we have is young people today are not grounded in the word of God. In many cases, like they should be. Most pastors I know you and your husband are not like this, but most pastors across the country.
Never address issues that we have to face daily in the culture. Most Christians never read the Bible, so they don't know what God has to say about these issues because they don't read the Bible there pastors don't ever talk about or if they do, they only sit there for 20 or 30 minutes hear a sermon and may not know exactly what to do or how to carry it forward and I think were seeing in our younger generation. A desire to be engaged in to make a difference and I know as a mom you got some students in your house and in and realize some needed to be done is to tell us what you've done and why you did it 33.1 elementary and critical medical and very great to be engaged and can be involved in out and every year ago I went on a vascular avid pastor on that cure any travel in different reading the election encouraging people to vote and based on colicky and a question that came up everywhere we went directly to your prior young all and thank you Start patriotic and that people are like what I would be nice if we knew what to do and people didn't know what.
When I got home I started researching and looking for some type of patriotic clouds that I could encourage other people to go to Kent.
I didn't feel the need to reinvent the wheel. Like Clifford something and encourage other go with this group it'll be great. I couldn't find anything. Then I decided that I needed are an organization to launch patriotic clad aged children kindergarten, middle school and high school and then I started looking for curriculum. I reached out to all different group curriculum, are they not have a book for a club curriculum. Then I realized they needed to write my own hand and wrote a line here. Let curriculum for students that are in school eight health from reading reading ability of the lake. Your height will relent and launch that the curriculum that you developed.
Is it different for different age groups now.
Now it one basic curriculum put together in such a way that depending on locating the group.
You can make it very understandable for a second grader third-grader or ill engaging and cool for teenagers and high school. So how long ago did you start this organization we launched officially on July year 2021.July 4 with appropriate and we are first batch of course curriculum arrived in August and we just went for forward from there. So what I understand. Don't know enough about it. The curriculum I believe is nonpartisan and nonreligious.
So if it's not religious. How does it reflect the biblical worldview here right nonpartisan reach across the aisle in every direction that I am very and also a born again Christian and believe in the biblical worldview and throughout the generation and how you write one basic very pro-Constitution and in teaching about the Declaration of Independence, they line that they are endowed by our Creator said that the creator. God and we know when we understand that we are made in his image throughout the curriculum.
Everything the month can't I encourage you be great and look for great and they are currently being found you. You are here for a reason and for no known you great because part of who you were created to be in cell inspiring people to realize that there's a perfect kinder life yet, and we understand that there is always going to be is only going to be evil. There's always going to be dark until the Lord return now. It is our job while were trying to push back the darkness so he into people live in cell throughout the curriculum. Learning about Great American in their creativity, their problem-solving ability.
Positive feedback you be inspired.
What kind of you to create what you call what I did you end Irene Young people that look you mentioned learning about Great American's do you focus just on the founding fathers are even moderate history. What Martin Luther King or you do you look at modern people's will in your curriculum, or is it just founding fathers a little bit of everything.
So and I'll look for Great American that not all group in America might consider great and again so that it can reach across the aisle and fell at night not aligned with our biblical view or might not aligned with our our political understanding something that they get finding one thing, something that they did. That was something great and and fell from as recent as not to go and then back to our founding father and other nonpolitical people from Amelia Ehrhardt and Billy Armstrong, Booker T. Washington different Great American in between six this is so important because you don't like history books in public schools at least are teaching some of the stuff and so it's great for us to understand that there are people who went to the trials of many of these young people go through throughout their life and they overcame certain circumstances and some of them went on to accomplish great things. Does your curriculum cover the founding documents of the Constitution.
Declaration of articles that kind of thing yet we have an introduction history class.
You inspire a lifelong learner to kind of wet with all that was really cool and actually I get that and put that fire to want to know more we learn about the competition Declaration of Independence. We look at the Federalist paper bill of right different things like that just to bring endowed foundation because people nowadays understand the Constitution and and for those who understand like the Constitution that is alive and well in our nation right now. Now is not the original little Constitution handbook that people read it had it had grown with lot different things have changed it when people understand the original Constitution and the way that they can run it will help us get back to the original intent of so important for young people to understand nothing. Most people today don't realize how important the Constitution states is we have the greatest of the longest running free form of government in the history of the world, but most Americans have never even read the Constitution United States so I applaud you for having our young people learn about our founding documents on read like a couple questions ago about whether Great American one from the past wheel you a video broadcast one about Great American right now and my son Asher can you get little video called the light ocean to ocean 62nd and highlight Great American dream great right now in present day that we have highlighted children that are helping the needy or children that are coming up with a solution to problems in their community or or veterans are different people every day people that are doing great things until we also have a modern day right here right now real time that we still have a nation full of great people's will is what is your website and for someone who does dark patriotic students of America club in their school how to do when www.patriotic.com and they can check out our website and all of our information and all of our books and even some connections to other great books that are out there that are good tool to have our own website. Kids are starting club in their school and they find a teacher who would be willing to sponsor them and go through that channel they would order our course curriculum and there's a few different packages.
There's just the basic manual or you can get that complete package that comes with manual of the course manual and nine honor coins or challenge going. We had a custom-made coin designed for that every man club can award you didn't or someone in the community honor corning our challenge claim for something great that they're doing because what we honor we get more up until have we honor or doing something great or their great character. Other young people will begin inspired. He survived that into something great because they want to be honored. All felt so they come in starting a club can order a course manual in order to complete package with comments with nine points that every month the school year. They can hand out coin, you can always order more and that we get that you can adhere package is we have made little hand out magazines for each month that every your club can take on their own copy of what you got studied that month that they can share with family share with a friend have their own copy to go back in reference back to it. That's also another possibility to add on what you order now it's not just happening in all critically have youth groups that are doing this. We have families that are getting whether we have neighborhood groups that are getting together. We have different political groups that while the grown-ups are meeting or the mom group of their meeting that they have their kids meeting you patriotic America. While the while the grown-ups are working on how to we think the world on the ground level working on how to prepare ourselves in you and in an apparent shoulders and go forward for God and for our country is as you say, that was with them. Thinking of.
I know you're familiar with the skull moms for America and and that we recently had a show with Julie Jackson who is their national vice president. She was encouraging moms to have cottage meetings with laws for America. I'm just thinking you as the moms are meeting at the cottage meeting this might be something as you say that the kids the younger adults could be meeting separately while the moms or have the cottage meeting Vic. The students could be having their patriotic students of America meeting the magazine or the booklet that you mention so I am assuming there's a topic that is covered each month and that that publication is reinforcing what they learned in their meeting. Yet it is exactly what in the course manual on smaller taillight paper that can take it home with an like to think a little magazine tell you that if they like it they don't want to work against Detroit.
Not a big deal. This would also be a great organization you mention churches.
Have you had any success with homeschool groups of starting up a chapter for patriotic students of America, yet not different. We have currently we have about 70 club in 16 different well and some of them are homeschool group. Some of them are public school, private school, church youth group neighborhood groups, like I said though all several different years are starting club and they will have the cool thing that I didn't really have time that we have grandma club and so we have these grandmother that are meeting with their grandkids once a month. Typically you patriotic America. The kids all come to grandma's house and they they look at the content for that monster naked activity-game and grandma and teaching her grandchildren about you need important need important documents from our nation but also then I go into something great because every month is an action challenging to gather work on the challenge we even have one grandmother that all of the grandkids are across the nation and you patriotic America you do call club once a month she had the book and get out Oliver grandkids.
They have their own copy, and then they meet on them one month to have their gluttony. Elizabeth is know this is not a scouting program or their merit badges or anything like that students are earning or is it just the knowledge they gain from attending the meetings.
The only thing like that would be the coin challenge going to the honor coin that get awarded for doing something great or showing great character and at least in the schools of the meetings pretty much student would yeah they are typically are what happening is there student led to facilitated and depending on another wall in Ohio that the teacher had found out about it, but understanding the way a work basically each year she'll look for a student that would be into the Internet and propose the idea of you be interested in meeting our patriotic club here because age out. You still need another person at school so if there's a teacher who's really passionate about that.
They can just look for leaders in the student who would really thrive with the opportunity to meet there. You mentioned earlier videos think you said your substance videos so what does a meeting look like with a show of videos from the national organization and then is like a video that teaches the lesson about you mention people who have impacted history are not outstanding things or is the student leader him to learn all this in advance and then and then teaches themselves at the meeting. Generally, a leader or meeting will learn at a time.
Curriculum is pretty simple. That you don't you don't need to memorize it. You don't need to put it into it what you put into it. You get out of it, but you don't have time to really repair any way.
There's enough said yes read it over and refresh yourself before going into your club meeting and your group go through it and had a great time there on.
Currently, what we have for video is just one month and 50 seconds that if they have the technology available where they meet at the club watch that video or just encourage the club members to go on the website it out later and there there is a growing library of how to fill might be how to play this game recently. We put how to make coffee and we want to encourage people to honor veteran will wear a poppy at Bayer Memorial.
There, that kind of thing to honor those who have served and given so much for our freedom and our liberty like that. So after they learn about history you are people or other action items were their charge to go do things in their community or put in place will he learn yet every action challenge no one find someone in need and then help them. Another I think in the month of November. It is kind of veteran and have with them. Share with the world and then email start.
Let us know what you learned and then to compile with them to share another action item might be to think of the top my head lately. I'm sorry, but only for about finding finding solutions. I think on a month where they learned about Ed and we talk about how ever the problem that one dark, it's hard to get anything done. Found a solution to bringing the life of that you could do things in the evening with better light and fill to encourage the student find something around you that the problem or left and be inspired to find a solution to that and let us know about your solution and different things like that. Whether it personal or whether it in the community and think out word and getting out and doing something I love the model that you set up your folks. If you're just tuning in his patriotic students of America.com is patriotic students of America.com will always with us also love when you mentioned a while ago talking to veterans. I think that something every young person should do years ago we were stationed in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor in if you've ever been there but there's a monument to remember what happened there on that that dreaded day in there's probably not many live mail but there were some that were still love them and they would come the men who would actually serve that day and then I took my kids and let them sit down and talk to these men because that's a generation that was dying in the kids get to learn firsthand what happened on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack and to be Pearl Harbor, but so many veterans have so much to offer. November every year's Veterans Day and so I think it's great that you're doing that will will you have about three more minutes. I wanted to ask you because this is such a wonderful organization so many liberal groups are opposed to the true teaching of American history or anything patriotic these days being in the school system. Have you had negative feedback from liberal groups until grateful to be able to say that when I first wrote the curriculum. I intentionally ticket to neighbor and friend that were voted differently than I do so I could get you libertarian friendly ticket. Some Democrats ran to my know care about the nation and care about children, but have different perspective on things and I intentionally said could you please look at that than I would love your feedback. Your constructive criticism and everyone that I can pick you thought that it would great pride that what they thought and and so at this point I am happy to report I have any any backlash any negative feedback. I have group that are are starting club in in different spheres like children and then think about it very much nonparty fan and and they're looking for an excuse to say no to you the kind of thing, but they've had open door through it because because it been written so intentionally will just want to thank you for what you've done folks again if you're listening. This is a way for your student to get involved is called patriotic students of America. The new organization that they about 70 clubs in 16 different states. You can go to patriotic students of America.com to learn how you can start a club. It doesn't have to be the school could be in your church. It could be your homeschool group or just for the kids in your community to teach them about the founding documents of our country and of people not only the United States but around the world who have influence world that we live in today that encourages our kids to get involved a daughter lives with them. Thank you for seeing a need. Thank you for meeting that need. And thank you for helping educate the next generation of students and leaders in the United States of America. We sure appreciate what you're doing it. It's truly an honor and a pressure close thank you for joining me today on Chris use of this is the Christian perspective please subscribe like a podcast to share with your friends or social media so as to change the culture for Jesus Christian perspective. Learn more about impacting the culture as a Christian perspective, US this show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's.even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget you or causes you care about. This is the Truth Network