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What is the State of the Church in Culture Today?

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February 16, 2022 5:00 am

What is the State of the Church in Culture Today?

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February 16, 2022 5:00 am

In a culture of legalized abortion, transgender issues and the indoctrination of Critical Race Theory, Jonathan Jakubowski, the author of “Bellwether Blues, A Conservative Awakening of the Millennial Soul” joins Dr. Chris Hughes to talk about the Church and culture today.

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Your chosen Truth Network podcast starting in just seconds. Enjoy share it, but most of all, thank you for listening and choosing the truth. Podcast network. This is the Truth Network and get ready. It's one of America's most important, influential and respected voices on cultural policies and apologist first political advocate and author. Here is the founder and chairman of the America foundation competencies Christian perspective, overlooking God's word in order to modern culture. If you Newsmax and you're going to know Jonathan Jakubowski. Jonathan has been a high level football player.

He's a columnist he's an author, Jonathan is on the cutting edge of our culture and has a keen knife what's happening. I think he's like a modern-day Paul Revere.

Jonathan is raise the alarm to let us know the dangers that we are facing our nation and across the world today.

It's an honor to have them on the show.

Jonathan, welcome to the Christian perspective. What a compliment. I have never been compared to Paul rewrite I don't know what to do it well when I was looking at your articles and things you do you really address the issues of what's going on our culture in the world today, which is really the focus of our show and in your telling people wake up and see what's happening in our country and you know Paul Revere is the most famous God to do that but I think you're right on this trail and it is truly an honor. I let you print your leadership throughout the years here in our nation and the inspiring figure that allow us to move forward and I think that you got in this older giant men like Paul Revere and his bravery, and many others given inspiration to share the truth today we do. We need people like that you will wake people up to the coming dangers talk about politics and football and all kinds of cool stuff today. But before we do I really want to focus some time on a ministry that you have called champions in action because you're doing a great work around the world and in so before we get into the fun stuff of politics.

I want people to hear what you're doing and find out how they can help you. So what is champions in action when you giving Tuesday where almost ministry like ours are moving into good about final month of fundraising year to end the year can't get this started because I was a missionary in Guatemala in high school and then I came back to the state and played college football. The godlike vision in my heart to reach out to kids without dad. Basically, young girls and boys without fathers in the most dangerous deepest darkest Guatemala City code red zone Guatemala to this place called the northern triangle. By the way, makes me intimately acquainted with the immigration debate. I understand it, the stories of people that I connected with on a personal level but these these children who have had their lives ravaged by violence by poverty, by malnourishment, by fatherlessness that was really the heart and soul of why champions in action started in the purpose of champions that could connect you to life-changing mentors through soccer and board of God. The Bible is the foundation to watch me communicate any coach in tray not just soccer, they called on the football but also life and we seen so many stories thousands of stories of children would like to been transformed by the gospel and who are living differently because of that transformation. So is it like a league that you have set up down there with different teams is pretty comprehensive so it is not six-year program where it's an Academy redemption Academy in their own region. We identify our coaches and churches and famous coaches through a mentorship Academy coaches go to six-month the training and then by most Americans start with campus and a premier elite camp that is five hours in the capital city would take them out. We treat them liking the Queen on the best meals with food they've never had before. Three meals a day to a place they've never been before. With ecstasy a body of water near the Caribbean, kind of in the Gulf of Mexico area and day for a week, play a lot of soccer next incredibly tired at the hear a lot about the gospel of Christ and experience the transformation of perspective and upon the transmission perspective and for most of them except as the Christ is alive back home. Nothing's changed.

That's where our garments were really step up because they discipled these children to return back into their communities now at soccer Academy that's being established with a practice a couple times a week and ate dinner into a soccer league.

We create a Guatemala soccer leagues like we have here for our high schools and junior highs right there. We created a soccer league.

That's premier. They get jersey uniforms on top pitches top fields with referees with these statistics with advertisements and promotion and that the only way know that they can play at the Scripture verse theme that etched into every one of the training center.

Mentors teach. If the child is not sure that Scripture verse exactly verbatim at the thought of the Way the big incentive to get them on the field. The medallion maybe as a member I've ever won a great ministry habit that's got to be your one for kids.

It's a big deal because I get these nice uniforms get to play with professional equipment that their peers probably don't get in and to get this great training were that they know they might be able to go on.

Do you have any stories or kids you may be going on in their college system or out of office like our system here in America but maybe went to the next level with the skills that you taught him hundreds of stories. There are a few kids that have moved on to be elite professional soccer level through the years we been doing this we started in 2010 and we we just have countless stories of up to. Glad to have been changed but one story that I will share to your listeners. Today is not something that succeeded on in the professional level but somebody I met at the very first All-Star was 15 years of age and through his mentor. We learned that he had killed three bus drivers, as a member of a gang in a gang had a are the red zone. They had fees that they would charge the bus driver. Basically, extortion can there was no policing there and at 15 years of age. Costar was recruited three years prior to divorce his father immigration his father had left the home.

He was without a dad in his home. He was with his mom into three younger siblings that he was required not to put money in the table. The only option that he could see was to sell drugs again. What I kinda just grew in responsibility at next. You know he's exit killing people to be a part of that that gang when the better soccer camp randomly and I look at Emily that I learned the story no way this could could kill the bus drivers and it was amazing because I really had Dignity and extent that you can see the eternal value of the small deck that God has for all of us and the love that you received from that camp.

The recognition of God's calling on his life, except that the Christ is split into his life transformed his perspective when he returned he left the gang but in most games.

You leave the penalty of death that we had to help them evacuate from that area.

Him and his family. They were really relocated and he ended up becoming a worship minister at his church story for most card life is an incredible story. Thank you for sharing that. You mentioned that you were missionary were your families full-time missionaries down there you just short-term trip was a six-month training school that I attended on at the age of 18. Like I like a gap year. If you would never six-month and good school was it was a smaller school but it was meant to train missionaries to live internationally for perpetuity. But I really sent from that that I was in called to live in Guatemala. I really felt like I was going right of Guatemalans to minister to Guatemalans.

Their discipleship done in the local context on my I really had a calling here and in my country in America and in my state, Ohio to be engaged and invested so that's why Jeff is an action is fully focused on raising up local champions and we have enough staff that are from Guatemala that run it immediate and manage it you speak Spanish. Yes, I learned how to speak Spanish, that they left them all to think them was this love for these children ended the ability to speak for you can communicate with them. When you go I'm sorry to spend so much time on this, but I really have a heart for ministry in a and I just love what you're doing here.

I want to share with our listeners so how can people support you and then do you take teams look like you take people orders money the best way for people to help you out. No need to apologize and then the passion of my life.

You can go to champions an

There they have all you know that we have all the information necessary for connecting and we do have teen coping with coffee Guatemala shut down. Like every other nation be informal, economy suffered more formal economies are ministry really turned into not only delivering tenant Dr. instructions online but also just basic necessities of life. 70% of our families of the kids that are programmed in absolute we became kind of a food aid ministry of each precedent, but not ever getting back to normal function. We have all reopened the ability to bring teams all over the country manning me from coast-to-coast. We had theme that a common support is that the soccer camps in the summer. I think there are some openings for a couple of camps that we have that is great.

So the focus is champions an and in Java you don't know this about me, but I have a ministry in the Philippines and just like what you said we use indigenous people. It is so much more cost-effective to use people who were already in the country, but there also trusted more than Americans would be nearby using someone who speaks their language looks like themselves like them in that kind of thing so folks, I would really encourage you go to champions an and make a donation today because every penny counts, but they will only have five or $10 you what I tell people you release the Philippines is probably the same way. In Guatemala if your family would just not go to McDonald's one day a month.

The money you spend at McDonald's literally would feed a family for a month, probably in Guatemala so I encourage you to please go to champions an and make a donation today and help Jonathan's ministry out because he's reaching young men for Jesus in a place where they really need to hear about him.

You started this soccer ministry, which I think is funny because your real football player origin right you know I think I'm working with. I and that you need to use a hardheaded football player who had very limited limited bills that beat Dr. field to study soccer ministry that that's funny so you play tell us a little bit about your football career because I think you played some for famous coach. I did yeah coach Urban Meyer was the first my first year coaching college I played football at Bowling Green, Max cool here in Northwest Ohio. It is a Division I program, which was always my dream of the clay Division I college football and it was on the experience my life. One of the hardest colleges on my came on. Actually, the preferred walk on it and have a lot a game film because I had that time Guatemala but ended up earning a scholarship in contributing and playing in, and ironically I become a motivational speaker for the football team. Why I speak to them before each game. I didn't realize he chose their so this entry did.

Yeah, that was his first head coaching experience you that Bowling Green two years before he went to Utah today. Neat how about that. Will you got a great story plus continue because you've done even more neat things tell us about smart solvent on what your role is there that I'm a volunteer in the capacity of Jack is an action in the other board that served on either at be some way that I bring funny of the table to feed my family by the way I married with four did the love of my life that one Scripture verse which motivates me every day. What profit the man to gain the whole world and lose it so I gotta make sure that I take care of my soul which includes my wife my kid. That means I got have a way of earning income.

I asked my company smart solvent as you as you noted, Chris and a smart solvent L's water-soluble paper-based materials and in an economy where more and more companies are driving for more sustainable packaging solutions were really meeting a niche it's the right material. The right technology at the right time and were growing like gangbusters. In fact, it's hard to keep up with demand.

Are you actually the manufacturer just to manufacture coding this US talk about Mark's office. Jonathan Jakubowski 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 daughter and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget you or causes you out knocking the fix 15 feet of Bible content length and I joined nationally for Canadian funding foundation to create life changes when the world of meaning, from all over the world to face one's religious clutter Christianity's most tragic limited to lambing rock again. Aligning alleyways to Nancy so that place that I think is the fee firsthand 92 in Israel with Dr. Chris Hughes travel on their financing creating and sharing his Americans from the halls of Montezuma to the shore of Tripoli, the Marine Corps anthem recalls when North African Barbary pirates were seizing American ships and cargo and selling the crew's slaves on February 16, 1804 and the most endearing act of the age to Stephen Decatur sale to ship the Intrepid at night into the pirate harbor of Tripoli burned the ship and escaped unharmed amidst fierce fire. The Arabic treaty offered by Tripoli stated we agree that if American Christians are traveling with a nation that is certainly neither he nor his Christian perspective with Chris use my guest today, Jonathan Jakubowski tells about smart you absolutely could growing out of your hiring hiring a workforce here to build out for more job opportunities you spend more time at work and anywhere else. So one of our goals within herself is to ensure that we use our employees with the recognition of their purpose and calling. And that work is not just work on work in the ministry, working a calling to make sure we redeem at times were not just slaving away Monday through Friday to get to the weekend. Oh what a terrible way to live life. Rather, let's find purpose in what we do every day I'm sore try to build really special culture around that an empty lot best so far with a small but very quickly going to meet you. We have never met before, we were on a radio show together a few weeks ago that a mutual friend Houston you're just fascinating to set up, doing it to know you on air here so so you have a ministry life you got your business life is smart saw and then somehow you find the time to write a book called all weather blues, a conservative awakening of the millennial slow, what inspired you to write the book and then tell us little bit about it yet. Notably pride.

I would never have thought of myself as an author writes a book that anybody can write a book. I totally would've would've agreed with him and that sentiment, but I find it really interesting fact about where I lived in the executive chairman of the look on your party and I found out that our county is a swing county so that means is noted with the president in the presidential election at that age.

He is so all way back to Jimmy Carter when county was accurate and really, as would county votes overloads the state of Ohio or something fascinating about that.

And one thing that really intrigues me is my generation on the millennial on the underside of the millennial generation but what makes millennial's note and is there any hope that Lester conservative. The winning millennial swords as I say conservative awakening of the morning of salt so those factors led to the authoring ballot moves in for quite a journey while selling your book you talk about millennial's and you say that millennial's are leaving the left that true yes it is, especially as you look at mainland America moving away from the coast in the mainland America. There's a lot of millennial's who have seen the left lurch away from things like the First Amendment, you know, things like basic tenets of religious freedom. When you see the left embrace of radical far-reaching policies. Even Canada coded measures that occurred over the last year a lot of millennial's started to sense the distaste for that and millennial's are there their agent right 25 to 40 now so there to pay taxes agile step kids the natural evolution of how we view the world that surrounds us, especially in children changes the way we pursue politics as to things that are happening and because of that left lurch looking like for example Joe Biden approval ratings a lot of millennial's are not satisfied with his job performance. La millennial's in the Virginia governor Tory election voted towards the right. Because of what they were seeing with the radical left while all my word yet it was it was a welcome one to a clinic comes a moment sooner to see a lot of that in the year to come because of Americans, frustrations with without largely on the left is governor nation were so idealistic when were in college, but when you start having children in the family and you gotta put food on the table. Then some of those things we thought in college were great not so great anymore when it's your pocketbook, this being affected and and you have to put food on the table for your own family, but when were looking at this group of millennial's how can Christians and conservatives embrace them not only to bring them into the Republican Party, but also into God's house and and into the family of God. For the next column and I think about how to the Casimir could separate guys were going very much besides because of how far politics is moved away from what looked like center governing if you would, 40, 50 years ago today. We now see these polarization were there dream that I decide and if you go further upstream to as the old saying goes, politics flows downstream of culture will further upstream what it is, that actually devises I think is that is a difference that we notice the declaration depended on these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. What are the self-evident truths and where did they come from.

In this Asian era, there is an attack specifically in the left to say that now God does not give rights there's no sovereign. There's no providential deliverables right those rights really defined by man, which is similar to what France would have viewed in 1789 words and on the side of conservatives are can attrition those who traditionally view the founding era they would understand and yes there is a creator goes about government and that creator does give us rights and government's role those rights comes right then comes government fundamental switch is critical because it really impacts how we look, look at the political scene of today and as I talked to could serve as a how you speak the millennial's going to is a guy like Thomas Paine, even if the millennial is an atheist, or doesn't believe in God is agnostic. Even Thomas Paine believe that that initial idea for the declaration depended that first comes right then comes government which comes from the idea of God giving those right even believe that that was the best possible form of government in an age where there was so much destruction and totalitarian chaos and anarchy. You believe that that was the right solution and I think a monster millennial friends the best way we can do that is by communicating directly with them, helping them under and that if we have a government that is formed around the majority and might going to make right and that's going to destroy the liberties and freedoms that we've experienced. However, if they can agree with us that no right makes my because God gives rights, it changes the fundamental way in which we view elections comes on the relationship. McKenna communicating those basic central truth. So is there a website where they can find your book about directly from you or do they need to go to Amazon making on Amazon but also know we have a website that what a blues where they can. Listeners can check out more information on the book itself some videos of the seven stories of millennial's, who I interviewed in the book that tell the stories about why what led them to go for voting for Hillary are siding with the left it in voting for Donald Trump to say Obama to trump. I sure hope that the leaders of the conservative movement will read your book and pay attention because that is a group that we really need to go after it and like you said, I think they are changing and that was opportunity for us to win them over and and also to lead them to Jesus.

We got a few minutes left. I want to hit a couple issues real quickly how you mentioned earlier open borders. What is your opinion of open borders as can be a problem in our country. What can we do about you and actually in my Newsmax red pill.

Note to blog, make the title of the article it open borders, destroy families, I think we have to make more holistic arguments on the border situation.

We know the devastation, chaos that open borders has caused our nation when a nation with no book with no borders is no nation at all. We understand that we recognize that we see the issues that follow it. But a lot of people don't know how open borders destroy families from the point of origin and I worked with personally, through our ministry worked with countless individual children who do not have fathers because they've emigrated out of the home family that I sent their daughters on these peerless journeys were an estimated 80% of those girls are raped or sexually abused on that perilous journey from the northern northern triangle to the United States where this process all that it does is it empowers those that are involved in human trafficking, traffic is the trafficking of drugs. These transnational organizations. The crime only grown increase, so I think understanding it from a more holistic viewpoint helps us thread the needle to gain a broader majority, a coalition of folks to join us in saying that secure this border for the good of those that were concerned about and Central America and on trial but also for the good of our nation just written a column about this or not but you mention human trafficking is such a huge issue and for up Democrat party in a bind administration that claims that they want to protect women and children by having these open borders is just the cartels have really turned this I don't know the drugs is as big business now is his human trafficking is for them. It's a huge problem and we are perpetuating in the United States by allowing open borders in these, not just girls but young boys too were being brought into our nation and this old around the world as sex slaves. Terrible day Joe Biden took office of the day the human traffickers because they found a golden ticket to an incredible profit-making and the and it's incredibly damaging to the dignity and sanctity of human life. I just, I mean I don't understand anything about this administration that he wants to shut down the border with countries that might have covert or might not have covert but you got the southern border United States wide open and they don't even test people for covert if he's so concerned about it. I'm aware you let hundreds of thousands of people come across our southern border and then secretly shipping them across the country and the cities all over the country. People don't even know that these immigrants are coming into their communities with COBIT and all kinds of other things going on. Bridging the rule of law handed it very hypocritical when you look at it be that you dabbled that because you just provided it is very unfortunate as damaging to our nation. But as as you get deeper into the argument. The reason why the Democrats really flip on what used to be an embrace of secure borders and think of for cavity with X to go after and persecute these grants that would come across and you see the left of hero. But that was the labor movement of the 70s and 80s now Democrat. He ate a meal ticket if you would exceed opportunity to get illegal immigrants become voters and in the process, embrace them in the states for them to change laws which might be to start your than allowing them to vote and they give them be the access to citizenship green card and resources in exchange they demand about is the primary motivating factor in why these policies are the way they are. Another big issue you written about this is is critical race theory. What is your opinion critical race theory D.

Do you think it's hurting our country.

Well, I went on a journey to learn about. I honestly didn't know much about it before I traveled the Minneapolis Minnesota Ground Zero about two months after George Floyd was killed in that whole process of meeting all the various interest groups that were involved in that led me on a journey to really study deep into critical race theory, so they studied it and came to understand that what I found it to be was a sinister theory that has the power to really like a train the engine because a lot of goodwill throughout America will oppose racism. We can't candidate wretched mark on her history is something that we stand against oppose using that goodwill and compassion to get that through the door and in a bring along with it all for all sorts of other things like transgender theory. All of these other implications and motivations that basically surrender a kindergartners not only have to be told that that they are racist on the basis of immutable characteristics, but also need to embrace all these radical center ideologies by thought what I was very early on race theory is an American from the halls of Montezuma to the shore of Tripoli, the Marine Corps anthem recalls when North African Barbary pirates were seizing American ships and cargo and selling the crew was slaves on February 16, 1804 and the most endearing act of the age to Stephen Decatur sale to see the intrepid knife into the pirate harbor of Tripoli burned the ship and escaped unharmed amidst fierce fire. The Arabic treaty offered by Tripoli stated we agree that if American Christians are traveling with a nation that is certainly neither he nor his show is brought to you by generous jokes. The coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's.and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget you love or causes you out. The conservative Baptist network is a dynamic movement of Southern Baptist pastors and churches and Christians committed to standing for the sufficiency of God's word in the face of a culture of compromise, passion and prayer of the conservative Baptist network is that God would help Southern Baptist staple for the gospel so that we might see revival in America and the Christ. Visit our website to learn how you and your church can join and support this exciting movement. Christian perspective, this is Chris Hughes.

I guess today is Jonathan Jakubowski and we are talking about law issues in the country right now, really, how this is a critical time in our nation, how God is called us as Christians to become educated and informed and engaged voters and in our country and learn about the issues and what the Bible says about issues so we can discuss them with our friends and hopefully affect the culture. By doing so, so we just talk about abortion, never to jump to a real hot topic around the country right now and that's an issue called critical race theory. A lot of politicians say there's no such thing as critical race theory, but we all know that it's real and it was a huge issue in the recent gubernatorial race in Virginia and I think as we enter into the 22 election cycle.

2022 election cycle you going to see this become a bigger issue is a critical race theory and other items are discussed in school systems as parents are being told it should not be involved in the school system and is the federal government under the direction of the Biden administration are investigating people and trying to tell parents that they cannot get engaged in this process or Jonathan if you don't mind explain a little bit to our listeners were critical race theory is and what's happening across the country.

Do you have the resources or understanding it by.

I got deep into it after the 20 I visited Ground Zero Minneapolis where I George Floyd was killed on the sidewalk and that led me on this journey to really understand what the appropriate responses were to that cultural moment and hearing what culture was saying it helped give me a pretty solid foundation in understanding apprehension of critical race theory which really is directly critical theory where it came from them. It looks like the first resource I recommended Chris Russo young men's work over the past two years to expose the dangers and evils of seeing critical race theory played out and taught in institutions all across the country, especially if you get it to the education of the lower-level K-12 event institutions of government. Another person that I to the books that are coming out, but one that I read that really help me understand the framing of this cultural moment is the rising triumph of the modern self by Carl Truman is a professor from Grove city and what does that was really helpful as he takes us all the way back 400 years, as we know, the sexual revolution didn't cause the sexual dilution price revolution then called the French Revolution the moment and was rear-ended because it was something else use it as antecedent and historical patterns and processes of thought that lead to where we are today. Back to Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Shelley and went through the French policy took this idea process of thought. That used to be think this is been a little deeper. Chris try to really know this is a list out so the way that you would talk to 16th-century fire and would ask them match the farmer.

Hey, did you find purpose in your work is your work meaningful.

They would probably look at you with crossties and because they would say, of course, I'm putting food on the table that's all that mattered in that era of life.

They had been called a new Macy's perspective, a perspective that was outside in the institutions of society, the church local political institutions of commerce, the family, my neighbors, my community, all of these institutions exist that help me understand what my purposes is an outside in life and your life is very much dependent upon whether or not those things were made or broken whether the weather controlled by by God that made a partner recognized that his wife was in the hands of God will fast-forward out of the 21st century and the question that I just asked that make sense to all of you find purpose in your work is your work meaningful is not in the question. The bad thing knowing that that answer the batting addition simply reflects a major shift that you can see as a part of the poets built this structure and that perspective is call the police East perspective. If an inside out perspective on so when you define reality from the inside out. I now use the institutions to express what I believe and I semi Macy's places me in a few thousand employees inside out. Shelley, you go back to Jean-Jacques Rousseau activities can appoint poets in France and in Europe and it was used to this train of thinking that I my purpose in life is being suppressed by the institutions that surround me out of these institutions the sexual morays the church the government. All of these institutions are preventing me from being who I am called to be in effect. Russo says in his book managed rebutting chains everywhere.

This idea that it were born free, but all dead oceans are the problem in preventing me from the freest that I want to be the movement and into the 1930s and 40s and see the rise of Nazi Germany and the counter response to that. It was an appropriately today critique that the Nazi rise for the evil that it was the best of people.

The communist mindset critique that was through the lens of critical theory, and it was developed.

Ironically, in Germany. It was this theory that the only way to appropriately live life and define human flourishing is to destroy the institutions. These harsh critiques to tear down those institutions and the primary institutions that prevent human beings from prospering and succeeding is to be found in the church because the control theology and in the institutions of government where you have the wrong fingers in place.

These thinkers and philosophers are representing the wrong version when it is it very much is that this is philosophy enforced deconstructing society to accomplish the aims so critical theory and that the basis of that at the Frankfurt pool in Germany was what was used by many of the proponents in the early thinkers of critical race theory you critical gender theory and you critical economic theory of critical race theory in the 1970s you starting to see his nations like Harvard and other schools, UCLA and many thinkers begin to raise up ideas of how they can. They could see critical race theory being used as a framework destroy and overthrow existing systems of power by using its own version of critique to society.

So click race theory was largely Inside of the higher learning until 2020. And while there was movement and momentum 5019 project is a great example of how critical race theory is played out.

It's criticizing the founding of America, arguing that that the institutions built upon that are all fundamentally flawed and need to be overthrown as a revolutionary style, thought, and used the moment of 2022 ramrod that into the K-12 institutions right as we were moving to homeschooling. So when you're at home and school in your listening to your son being told that is as white privilege needs a six-year-old kid is white privilege. He lives in a nation that fundamental and inherently in and in cannot irredeemably racist. That really makes some parents take a step back and questioning whether or not Benton should be in that pool that I think that the effects that led to this explosion of conversations that I think is actually the end of the deposit was all businesses know no better sanitizer than that of light like transparency and I think that was available last year finding things happening in our K-12 visitations that are dangerous and is pretty scary right now with what's going on, particularly the school system kids are being accepted into colleges based on their skin color. We work so hard for the Civil War to the 1960s to do away with looking at people based on skin color and in I think I read somewhere just recently been in some areas. The federal government is directing people as they go get covert shots directing medical institutions to prioritize people based on skin color. Whether not they get a booster shot or to get the vaccination critical race theory seems to have entered every aspect of our lives you the framework of intertextuality enters functionality, which is a part of it Kimberly Crenshaw who was one of the leading proponents of it I think. The founder of the idea initiate an interim this idea of intersect Odeon. Basically you get right the moral trust that you are if you're minority you get points if your non-binary in your identification of your gender, you get points if your sexuality is different from anybody that great. You get points thank you get the more influence and more of a voice. You deserve whereas those that are opposite of that framework. Think white, male, Protestant, straight married. Those individuals are lower on the running don't have points in the role of those that don't have, especially to repent best of the sin of white privilege body Balkans book which I read midway through last year, and I think the title escapes outlines faultlines. It's all right but thank you yes faultlines CD is an out banding job explaining how even if practice of their sexuality is entered into the church and critical race theory uses that framework to especially around race make arguments that if you're not a minority then your role is good to give power to destroy the wishes that exist.

Society and enable racism as recently as a few months ignored the Sec. of transportation is arguing that are road races. Also in the fight racism anywhere, and then using that argument based struck society without a clear vision from how you reconstruct society other than public that totalitarian communistic approach to making right Jonathan. The scary thing about this is how it's entered the church a lot of churches about it.

A critical race theory and it's a separate religion. It violates the word of God.

It basically says there's no redemption for you. If you're wide and some of these other categories at your mentioning that's not what the Bible teaches.

The Bible teaches that the redemption comes to the saving grace of Jesus Christ and we as a church cannot fall for critical race theory is it's a terrible problem that is really I think starting to take over a lot of churches and denominations, and it's really corrupted seminaries on the southern Baptist that are seminaries. Even though all the students are not Southern Baptist. We train more probably more pastors and that in our seminaries and any other denomination around the world and critical race theory has now entered in our seminaries to is producing a whole generation of pastors who were not preaching the true word of God. My eyes ratio critique which is an apologetic organization and they had a document critical race. Intermittently back in life 2020 early and as I was doing my research and one of the things they said that really put out to me that if you accept the present conditions of critical theory, Jesus himself was a sinner. Why will he was a male in a patriarchal system of power.

So your sin is on the basis of your identity and usually we know that any claim that Christ himself was a sinner and that is that his anti-truth is the opposite of talk about race theory race theory one. In a world crowded with viewpoints of voice missing after a seven.

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They got involved and they begin to go to school board meetings and as they went to school board meetings, school boards across the country were refusing to let parents speaking and it became really a national issue. Jonathan, where do you think we go from here with CRT and in public schools need to get behind the school choice movement but one resource that I did also references Chris Rufo needed an incredible resource for information is happening in the country and on this topic. Specifically, all of these for battle think there's been a shift at the greatest shift that we've seen in the last 30 years of any issue particular towards school choice of over 70% of American accept the idea that the parents decide whether to go to school and are open to the idea of funding being free of the parent decides where that child going to go and that government funding goes with it private, public, you name it comes to the school choice movement that is now been accelerated as the result of the events in 2021, and we thought crystallized in the debate between McAuliffe democratic candidate for governor of Virginia and young can Republican candidate for governor McAuliffe said that parents do not have a right to have a voice in their children's education. That statement and Duncan's response, which I thought was brilliant and often became the basis of this campaign is no parents need to be fundamentally charged instruction and need in that the process of the children's education that debate really represent. I think what we see across the country as more states are advocating it, advancing educational freedom, school choice, educational freedom legislation in many states and I interviewed in my news next. One of the major components and one of the most expert matter Cory DeAngelis to check out his data but the data is irrefutable in terms of what was done and states that it or years in Florida and Arizona. I think you need to do is their argument be places where maybe some parents mother could be called racist one like the framework of critical theory and critical race theory these things to be taught can do so to do so as long as I don't have to send my candidate school. If I have a choice to send my kids to another school that those principles are going to talk Reading because of the declaration of dependence will be taught. I think it creates.

It diffuses a bit of what it were seeing with tremendous targeting of lines in the parents the right to decide putting the kids putting students not funding systems.

That's why elections are so important. Jonathan, as I travel around the country and speak at conference. I tell people I believe are the most important elected positions as a local school board. We get all excited about Pres. and all these more glamorized positions with the local school board is one where we can have a great impact. There is a ballot drop off his many more people vote for president than they do for local local issues and local positions and really of two or three churches in your community get together you could control and take over the school board this election year if if you work together and if you did that to talk about critical race theory. But that's not the only thing that is entered into our public schools, and Jonathan. I don't know if you've written about this review heard about it but there's another curriculum called the common sexuality education curriculum.

Have you heard of that I am not okay. I want to encourage you get so this can be your next article Newsmax you can say you got a Christian perspective, the Biden administration right now has allotted $120 million to develop a curriculum called the common sexuality education curriculum, and folks you need to Google this. There's a huge amount of information out there. So not only were seeing race is an issue, but were also hearing a lot about gender today the LGBT Q the use of pronouns in children as young as five years old in public schools are being asked to identify what their gender is that there five years old.

They don't even really know what a gender is and there's a brainwashing that is starting to take place in our school systems and this is a partnership. This curriculum development is actually in partnership with Planned Parenthood. There, helping develop these curriculum and they send these books if you I would challenge you a parents to go to your school library or public school library and look through and see what books they have on sexual education and you will be shocked with the graphic pictures that are being taught and shown to first and second graders across the country are you starting to see in your research. Jonathan, what, why do you think this push for gender is growing in our country right now.

Pronoun changes that got things back to go to an earlier about the Macy's perspective is a major philosophical shift and when you can yourself become a demigod.

You can define your own reality allows you to take things that are immutable, such as your gender and change it to you whatever you would like sexual revolution unleashed with internation forces that are tremendously powerful and resources and even less than 20 years ago, you would not see a conversation such as the lumber having more people would believe if I say I'm a male living in a female's body are female to male's body and he would be left out of the room.

It would be a sign of psychological illness.

On the last 20 years will be treated as an effort that is led over 22 states adopting sexual orientation and gender identity laws so you will and I Biden on day one of his presidency by an executive order that discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. I met a Christian are our responsibility as Christ commanded us to love others and to love them as he loved us. The show is true love is not only the embrace of a person in the elevation of who they are in the sight of God and the dignity and worth as a human being regardless of what they claim to be our live, but it's also the delivery of truth is refusing to allow them to live by. I and I think that one of the ways that we have to go about the current movement that like a Trojan horse staying this issue specifically being used tied to critical race theory bags and being that many parents will probably be willing to confess their sin of racism was much more easily to be called called racist and to respond in a very passive position to get done on one and to accept that and then if they can do that in the ideas as well.

Then we can get to the point where we can force you to allow us to have transit estates reading books to kindergartners happening in places throughout the country.

Yet they called the drag squeak drag queen story hour and it's really normalizing sexual deviancy to young children, the youngest ages and a lot of parents are clueless that is happening in their own school system.

These men usually dress up as women. A transvestite drag queens they they they dress up and pretty dresses and look like princesses and they go to the and they have story time and is being allowed in the public school system and they read books that are generally pushing their agenda that also correspond with how their dressing and acting to try to normalize the sexual deviant behavior to young children so the next generation. I think it's normal there's anything wrong with very dangerous and sinister ideology that is destroying the minds of children at such a young age. Such a formidable age with the strength of a lot.

People were advocating for the night that has been the highest rate that made it the highest but it's of people that had had a sex change surgery. So with either as high as 40% and when you go back to books like Ryan Anderson when Harry Met Sally about his band by big tech simply for declaring the truth that become the foundation of our nation.

But fire right when you look at the reality of the statistics and data on this. This ideology is incredibly dangerous and it destroys people's lives. We have to find a way to advocate and defend truth, but especially at the ages of children that are in school scaring these things there there so formidable. I public you talking about Socrates and Socrates makes the point of education for children really being about forming their character. The moral character active through tables and through stories like that. I am now would you like Narnia, but struggling with the teaching of some of the great God because those God did things that were evil. He was worried about that level of evil demonstration changing are negatively affecting the character development in the same way when you introduce these kinds of topics. The children at these ages you have the ability to damage them for a long time to have you back to talk about this Jonathan so close. If you list and check out Google common sexuality education curriculum are you be shocked with with what you see Johnson for relief. Can you tell people where they can find your book.

You have a website where they can learn more about you and with all your writing and in the what you're doing and where you travel around the country in my book and I wanted to lose out, find it on Amazon but also the bellwether and there's little more information relates to my story. Or you can go to Newsmax write about column with all the mental column, you'll see all the articles that I wrote last year on a variety of subjects. Leave the ones that we talked about today not yet sure you're my travel lead me.

I have four young children all under the age of 11 can I abduct the kind of discerning times really seeking our lives what God is for this opportunity. The confidence of the settlement you want you the assignment because step into an assignment from God is going to have the blessing and favor and anointing about which a lot of things that we can't control with this. Thank you for listening today I'm subscribed like a podcast rental social media is really a station every daychange the culture you're listening to the Truth Network and

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