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The answer is yes. Today we're going to meet one national company who is impacting the culture for Jesus. I'm Chris Hughes and welcome to The Christian Perspective. You know, guys, every day I talk to you about the need to become educated on the issues, the need to develop a biblical worldview so you can take that biblical worldview into the arena of public policy and politics.
And all the time that people have been working to educate and train Christians to engage, I've seen people get involved that very few companies have ever accepted the challenge and taken up the mantle. By the way, if you can't tell, I'm a little under the weather today. I'm sorry that my voice is messed up, but we've got an important show.
You're going to want to call your friends, tell them to listen in. And when it's released as a podcast later today, after the radio broadcast, you're going to want to download this and share this show with your friends on social media. You know, I have a great business partner, Generous Joes. In my opinion, they're the best coffee company in the world. And they're one of those companies.
They get it. They are the coffee company with The Christian Perspective. But just a few months ago, while I was an event in Florida, I met some people from another incredible company. And this company also practices what they preach. I've never heard of them before.
I'm embarrassed to say that. But that company is Patriot Mobile. Patriot Mobile is a Christian and conservative cellular phone company. Patriot Mobile is America's only Christian conservative wireless service provider.
That's right. They are the only one. They provide a broad coverage and they have, I got to tell you, first-hand knowledge. I know they've got a very dependable nation, 4G and 5G LTE networks. They're committed to providing their members dependable wireless service. I also know from first-hand experience that they have exceptional support.
But you know what else? They are relentless and fighting for sharing their values and their love for Jesus Christ with everybody they come in contact with. Patriot Mobile donates a portion of every single dollar they earn to support organizations that fight for first amendment religious freedom, for the freedom of speech.
I love this. They also take a stand like we do here at The Christian Perspective on the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. They take a very vocal stance on the sanctity of life and the needs of our veterans and first responders. I couldn't believe that they were the real deal, to be honest with you. I mean, I heard what they said.
A lot of people in commercials, you all know, tell you things, but you don't always have to believe it. So I checked them out. I went and I met with their founder and their president, Mr. Glenn Story. I got to meet several members of their top leadership team.
Then I also talked to people on lower levels too. I want to tell you that Patriot Mobile is the real deal. They love Jesus.
They take a stand for conservative Christian values in our culture and in a culture that hides from the truth. It's not easy being a business that takes a stand for Jesus today, but Patriot Mobile does it. So not only did I check out their beliefs, but I wanted to find out if their phone services were any good. When I talked to my wife, Vicki, and I said, we need to get service with Patriot Mobile. Now I want to give a disclaimer. You're saying, oh, Chris, they pay you to do that.
No, they don't. Patriot Mobile is not a sponsor of my radio show, but I do support them. This is one of those cases where somebody didn't have to pay me to make me want to go use them.
This company is incredible. I ordered a phone from them. I didn't I didn't just want to switch. I wanted to see what it would be like if somebody bought a phone from them online because they don't have retail locations across across the country. So I went online. I ordered a phone. I activated the phone.
And guys, I am not a tech person at all. Matter of fact, every experience I've ever had. Well, I won't name any big companies that start with a V that we had service with before, but it was a nightmare. This was the most painless experience in all the years that we've ever had in signing up for a phone. So I want to tell you, when I signed up for Patriot Mobile, it was painless. It was user friendly and their customer service was incredible.
And again, they are not paying me a penny to say this. This company is an incredible company and I love them. I want to encourage you to visit PatriotMobile.com today. That's PatriotMobile.com today and switch your service. It's time for Christians. You know, the liberals won't support a conservative Christian company, but Christians will go to Disney World even though they support transsexuals.
They do all these other crazy things. It's time for us to quit supporting liberal phone companies. You need to go to PatriotMobile.com today and sign up to get their phone service. It is an incredible company and they proudly proclaim their love for Jesus Christ. Well, Patriot Mobile Action is a newly formed separate entity, conservative impact. And they're already making a huge difference in local elections. They recently endorsed 11 school board candidates.
And guess what? They won all 11 races and they won because of a lady that is my guest today. My guest today is the one who led the challenge. She is the brains behind this operation. She's going to kill me for saying that. But Lee Wansguys is the vice president of government and public affairs at Patriot Mobile.
And she also serves as the executive director of a separate entity called Patriot Mobile Action, a new political action committee formed by Patriot Mobile. Lee, I am so excited to have you on the show. Welcome to the Christian perspective. Thank you so much, Chris. It's just a blessing to be here and it's a blessing to have gotten to know you as well.
You talk about the real deal. We have been honored and blessed to be able to spend some time with you and a couple of events and get to know you and your heart. And, you know, we're all we're all going in the same direction and we're all just basically trying to serve God.
You know, Patriot Mobile is a company and it's a for profit company. But we give a portion of every dollar earned to those four pillars of ours. And we basically put our money where our mouth is. So when we run across like minded people, we love to build relationships. We're all about building relationships. But our company, while we are committed to providing exceptional cell phone service, we're on the same networks as big providers. We also value relationships.
And so that's why today is so very, very important. Our company is a mission based company. So while again, we are technically and legally a for profit company, our mission is dedicated to God and Jesus Christ is at the home of our company. And I want to invite all of your listeners every Tuesday at noon central time or as we say, Texas time. We broadcast our live Tuesday noon Bible study. And we are so blessed to have Pastor Rafael Cruz lead us in that Bible study every Tuesday. And all you have to do is go to it's on our Facebook.
Just go to Patriot Mobile's Facebook page and it's live streamed every noon. And it will bless you every Tuesday. And we also leave them up. So if you want to go up, go in and listen to previous Bible studies. We just we all cram in the conference room and we spill out into the hall and our employees are there. We have had employees accept Christ as their personal savior as a result of that.
Let me tell you, it's a blessing to come to work and know you can have a Bible study on your lunch break. That's pretty cool. Well, that is cool. You know, not many companies do that.
And then particularly a national company like yours to make it available on Facebook. So we'll share that again throughout the show. But, folks, that's every Tuesday at noon central time. I love how you said Texas time.
Can you all tell that Lee is from Texas? They are entities all their own. They're all their own.
Their own country in a sense. Well, Lee, before we start talking more about Patriot Mobile, we want to really dig into what you're doing in elections in Texas and probably eventually across the country. But can you let our listeners get to know you a little bit. Tell us a little bit about you and then you can share about how you came to Patriot Mobile.
Sure. Well, I started my career 100 years ago, actually, in broadcast journalism. I produced and anchored the news in Colorado. And my beat was with politics.
And I just fell in love with it. I fell in love with the passion and the difference you can make in politics. So I left the news, went to work for politics. And while I ran some congressional races, worked for the 104th Congress, the Republican Revolution, back when Newt Gingrich was the speaker. And, you know, if Republicans would have been less interested in reaching across the aisle and more interested in fulfilling the promises they made to voters back then, our country would be in a much better position today.
And I think that what we've witnessed recently with the national politics is the Democrats don't play, but then Republicans get into power and they're afraid to do what they said they were going to do. So politics is a passion of mine. So even when I went to work in the private sector and I have I owned my own business for 20 years before coming to work for Patriot Mobile, I've always run four or five elections in my volunteer time every year.
I've been an executive committee member with my county party, just been very active. And so that's actually how I met Glenn and Jenny. We did several events together and supported the same candidates and just ran in the same circles. And then when the Southlake Families group formed, which was really the first group that fought this critical race theory, Glenn and Jenny served on my executive committee for that political action committee. And so while we had known each other and done events together and supported the same candidates, that year being in a conference room multiple times every week, working shoulder to shoulder, we really got to know each other really, really well.
And just developed a deep, true friendship, brothers and sisters in Christ, you know, the real deal, and just had a mutual admiration for each other. Glenn has been talking to me for six years about coming to Patriot Mobile, and I keep telling him, I'm too proud. I'm never going to work for anyone else. I'm my own boss.
I own my own company. And I was sitting in, last spring break, I was sitting in Hawaii, watching the ocean, and Glenn calls. And it was a different tone to his voice. He was talking about, you know, we've got to get you here. And I'm like, you know, Glenn, you're crazy.
Not going to happen. And then he said, Lee, you're supposed to come to work for Patriot Mobile. And I said, OK, Glenn, I'm at the beach.
I'll call you when I get back. So I hung up, and I went and talked to my husband. I said, Andy, he said this differently. And the tone of his voice really struck me. He said, you're supposed to come to Patriot Mobile. And I felt the Holy Spirit.
And my husband said, Lee, you need to stop, and you need to listen to that. And long story short, I've been here full time since September. I am exactly where I know I'm supposed to be, both on the corporate side and the political action committee side, which we can talk about a little differently. But it's pretty special in life when you just submit your pride of being your own business owner.
By the way, I am now an investor in Patriot Mobile because since I've been here, I've been so impressed with it. And you know exactly where God has placed you. And I have a lot of peace in that. It drives me to work the long hours. It's just that that's how I got here.
That's my story. And it's an immense blessing to be in the place God places you. Isn't that wonderful? I mean, that does give such a peace when we listen to where God calls us and we do what He's called us to do.
And to be at a company, you know, a lot of people don't have the opportunity to work at a Christian company because there just aren't that many Christian companies that have the courage. I mean, it's just incredible the stand that Patriot Mobile takes. If you visit their website, patriotmobile.com, they clearly say that Jesus Christ is the head of their company.
And it's incredible. Leah, a while ago, you mentioned the four pillars. What did you mean by that? And what are the four pillars of Patriot Mobile? So we have four specific pillars we support, and that's the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the sanctity of life and supporting our military and first responders. And I can certainly go into more of that now or maybe in the next segment. I think we're running short on time.
But I'd like to go into detail of the ways that Patriot Mobile supports all of those pillars. That sounds great. Folks, we're going to take a quick commercial break. I'm talking to Leah from Patriot Mobile. We're going to come back and talk about what she's doing with Patriot Mobile Action and how specifically they're making a difference in the hearts and minds of children across the country by getting engaged school board races. Stick around. We'll be right back. We'll be right back.
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Welcome back to Christian Perspective. I'm Chris Hughes. My guest today is the Vice President of Patriot Mobile. I'm so honored to have Leigh Wansgon with us today. Leigh is not only the Vice President of Patriot Mobile, she's the executive director of a fairly new political action committee that they have. And for those of you that listen to the show every day, you know, we talk about just about every day the importance of being engaged in the political arena and public policy. And even though this is an election year where a lot of people are excited about what's happening in the United States Senate, United States Congress, those are all important. And I personally believe that probably the most important political position in any area is in school board, because the local school boards are an area where Christians can make a difference. It's I mean, I won't say it's easy to elect people to school board, but if churches and Christians would turn out to vote in their own communities, we can make a huge impact and we could change the curriculum and just the filth that is being taught in our public school systems across the country. It is a disgrace when you look and see the sexual perversion is now being taught even to kindergarten, first and second grades.
Yeah, even in second grade, children are being taught mutual masturbation. And that's not the purpose of the show today, but we've got to make a difference in our school boards. And I'm so thankful for Patriot Mobile and Patriot Mobile Action for their willingness to get involved and take a stand. Lee, before the break, we had just started to mention your four pillars and you're with Patriot Mobile. And folks, again, if you have not switched, you need to go switch today to Patriot Mobile dot com.
And they can it's very easy process to switch your phone service to Patriot Mobile. They have a great team that will help you. But you all recently formed a political action committee.
You've had a lot of great success. So if you don't mind, we have a lot of people. I mean, Lee, you and I are political junkies.
We live it and breathe it and all that. We know what a political action committee is. But if you don't mind, can you explain to everybody what a political action committee is, why you all did that, what the difference is between Patriot Mobile Action and Patriot Mobile, the phone company?
Absolutely. So they are two separate entities, two separate companies, if you will. The Patriot Mobile Action is a nonprofit organization. We're registered both in Texas and federally so that we can get involved in in all levels of government.
And our lawyers want to always make it very clear that it is a separate entity and it is a separate role for me. Several of us formed this Patriot Mobile Action simply because we saw a need. When Glenn and Jenny and I worked together on the Southlake Families PAC, we saw a need for other school districts that were struggling with not having any expertise, not having any help, not even able to afford to do campaign mailers to fight the lies going out by the left.
And again, putting our money where our mouth is, decided to form Patriot Mobile Action. It is a political action committee. We advocate on behalf of candidates that we research and recognize and identify as people we should support. And those candidates have to have shared values, Christian conservative values. They have to appreciate the sanctity of life. They have to respect the Second Amendment and be willing to defend it and to respect our first responders. And a lot of people say, oh, well, you know, we're talking about Congress. We're talking about the red wave in November. We don't care about local.
We want to win national. Well, let me tell you, Joe Biden in 1970 was elected just by a few thousand votes to the New Castle County Council in Delaware. That launched his political career. Two years later, he was in the U.S. Senate.
And the rest of the story we're sadly living through today. My current Congresswoman, who I adore, Congresswoman Beth Van Dyne, started at City Council and then was the mayor. My previous Congressperson, Congressman Kenny Marchant, started at City Council and then was the mayor. My current state senator served on school board.
School board and City Council is the launching pad for higher office. It's the farm team. And the left has known this for years. The left has been cultivating these local races for many, many years. And if if you think they haven't been throwing money into this, let me tell you something. We've lived it. We've seen it. They have.
We recently traced over six hundred eighty thousand dollars straight from Michael Bloomberg to local ISD races in North Texas, as well as our state board of education. They've been doing this for years. They've had the ground game.
We haven't. And at Patriot Mobile Action, we decided to change that and to step in. And we knew we were going to be attacked. But as we were forming this, one of our when we were having the conversation, you know, when we do this, we're going to be attacked. Pastor Rafael Cruz said, well, you know, you're only attacked when you're doing the right thing.
The enemy only raises up against you when you're when you're fighting evil. And so it's absolutely true. And the other response to that is, well, we're doing this because that's what patriots do. Wow.
What an incredible testimony. So did you just form this political action committee this year? Yes, it just we were just formed it in January. And, you know, it takes a while to get all the legal and everything together.
We really didn't launch until about March and became very active. We identified four ISD races in Tarrant County. Now, we're starting in Tarrant County, Texas.
That's where we're headquartered. But let me explain the importance of Tarrant County to the nation. Tarrant County is critical to keeping Texas red. It's one of the three major counties in the state. And it is, to give you an example of how important it is, the number one targeted county by Democrats.
So we are literally fighting Susan now. You know, Trump lost Tarrant County by twenty four hundred votes in 2020. And we're we're working to change that. A lot of people for a lot of years in Tarrant County, in our county, didn't. They took for granted that we were red. They took for granted that we were conservative Republican. They just didn't vote. So we've been motivating people to get out to vote.
We've instilled a sense of urgency in them that they can no longer sit on their couches, that this is nothing that anyone can take for granted. And there really is an unprecedented sense of urgency in saving Tarrant County and saving Texas. And we started with these school board races and we immediately shifted to the November election. But let's talk about the school board races, if you don't mind. We we targeted four ISDs and 11 candidates.
We defeated. So if we can interrupt you for just a second, just for the people who are good or not involved in politics, when you say ISD, can you let them know what you mean there? Absolutely.
Independent school district. So these are races. So you targeted these, just in this area for the beginning was just in Tarrant County, Texas, right?
Right. And it's really about money and resources and the highest priority being, you know, if we don't save Texas, if we don't save Tarrant, we can't save Texas. If we don't save Texas, we'll never have another Republican president again. Texas is critical to the nation. Well, the scary thing, Lee, is and you know, since you live there, it's the liberals really have targeted Texas. You know, the Austin area has really become liberal and a lot of people are moving from California and New York to Texas.
And the problem is they're bringing their liberal values with them when they come. So, so Texas, as you say, is key. We've got to maintain Texas. And part of the way we do that is with the strategy that you've developed is to secure these local school board races. So anyway, so you targeted these independent school districts in Tarrant County. I'm sorry to interrupt you.
Tell us more about it. Now, that's a really important point. I'd like to piggyback on that because it is true. We have a lot of folks moving into Texas because of our great business practices, low taxes and conservative values. The problem is a lot of those are bringing a lot of those companies that bring their employees are bringing liberal employees with their liberal voting habits. But I'll tell you another thing that I'm seeing, Chris. I have a ton of new volunteers who moved here from other states and mainly California, who said, Lee, I have picked up my life at great financial cost, moved to Texas for freedom, and I am not going to let them do that here.
These people walk hundreds of houses for me. These people will show up to get out the vote, texting parties. So let me tell you, we've got a lot of California and conservative Californians that we call them refugees that have escaped California and come to Texas, and they are working side by side with us.
So that just want to piggyback on that. We do have a lot of woke people moving here, but we also have a lot of conservative people moving here that are willing to stand with us and protect our state. So back to the school board races. What we just did is really unprecedented we we targeted 11 candidates in for school board at school districts the Mansfield district, the South Lake Carroll district, the great fine Collieville district and the color district and for your national listeners that is all North Texas, and all of those districts are mainly in Tarrant County. The overview the 40,000 foot result of that is we defeated three liberal incumbents, we retained two conservative incumbents and we won six open seats.
That's really unprecedented, particularly for a fact that it's just getting started to win 100% of your races. How did you pick, you know, I don't want to get too much in the weeds for guests either but I'm just kind of thrilled and excited to learn how you did this, because you need it and you needed to have victories coming out of the gate, you needed to be selective with the candidates that you picked. How did you pick the candidates, did you have trouble, you know, I've worked in hundreds of races like you over the years and sometimes it's very difficult to get candidates to listen to you and, you know, to trust your advice, how did you pick your candidates and then, you know, what involvement did you have in those races. Well, our pack is a special pack because we have to do work on behalf of candidates, we can't coordinate directly with candidates so we did a lot of op ed, we have been watchdogs for issues and votes happening in school boards across North Texas for a while.
We do a ton of research, I have a lady on my team that is a mastermind, she actually has a degree in legal research, and tons of public information requests, watched tons of videos of school board meetings to see how people vote, and identified candidates that needed to, you know, the incumbents that needed to go. And we also felt it was very important to see that there was already a grassroots movement on the ground in these groups so people already getting information out and people willing to work. So, really, also targeting really high profile school boards that had been in the news for example Mansfield had recently had a shooting, and the previous administration, really was very lackluster on discipline and pro social emotional learning, and that is not what keeps students safe. In Keller, they recently made national news because that is where we found a horrifically pornographic material. Grayvine Collieville has had woke leadership for a very long time and they're our neighbors so we were acutely aware of that. And of course Southlake is where the majority of our executives live, and we were absolutely passionate about the Southlake Carroll district so that's how we chose those four. If we had more money we could do a lot more, you know, at some point you do what you can with what you have and we feel like we maximized our resources. Folks, I'm talking to Lee Wong's guns from Patriot Mobile and Patriot Mobile Action we're talking about their involvement in political races and school board races, specifically, when we come back we're going to talk more about how they won those races and how you can help them as they're trying to impact the culture for Jesus around the country.
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Welcome back to Christian perspective. I'm Chris Hughes. My guest today is Lee Wamskans. Lee, thank you so much for being with us today and talking about what y'all are doing at Patriot Mobile.
To me, it's encouraging to see a Christian company finally, you know, there are not many of them that are stepping up and saying we can do something to make a difference in this liberal culture today. And personally, my passion is for school board races. I'm so thankful that y'all chose to start with school board races first. You were talking just before the break about curriculum, but I don't know how much y'all have taken a look at this. If you haven't looked at it, I encourage you to Google a common sexuality education, Lee. It's a terrible, terrible program. President Biden's administration has invested over $120 million this year alone to put this filth.
It really is a radical sexual transformation that they're brainwashing kids really at an early age in our country and it's terrible. And that's why these school board races are so important because local school boards can have the determination of what curriculum is taught in their schools, what schools are in their, excuse me, what books are in their libraries. It's so important and it frustrates me when we see, you know, and I know you've seen this, Lee, all across the country, people want to get involved in flashy campaigns. Oh, you know, I volunteered for President Trump or I'm working for this U.S. Senate campaign or congressional campaign and those are important. But ladies and gentlemen, the school board candidates, those people go to your churches, their kids go to your schools, they play in your parks and your playgrounds.
They're the people you should know. And these are races that you can easily engage in and make a big difference. And as Lee said in the first couple of segments, you know, the liberals have done a great job of engaging in these local what she called farm teams almost, you know, because they're developing candidates. President Biden started out on a local level.
I live in the northwestern North Carolina, my Congresswoman Virginia Fox, who's probably the third or fourth most powerful member of the Republican side in Congress right now. She started Lee as a school board member. So it is important not only for the training ground for future candidates, but also for the policies as we're seeing right now where school boards across the country are trying to shut parents out. They don't want parents to have a voice. Did some of the stuff that happened in Virginia, you know, a couple of years ago encourage all to get involved in school boards?
What was it? I mean, when you were looking because you could have gotten involved anything you could have said mayor's raises legislative. Why did you pick school board? Well, I'll tell you, my background, especially working for Congress was very nationally focused.
And prior to coming to work at Patriot Mobile and it was really a volunteer job I did and I did that with Glenn and Jenny story their volunteer job. We, we worked on the Southlake families pack because it was a, it was before Loudoun County. The Southlake-Carolius D released a plan the summer of 2020 called the cultural competence action plan. And this plan was just terrible. It targeted students for microaggressions it defined those as everyday verbal or nonverbal snubs or insults whether intentional or unintentional. Imagine a second grader walking down the hall, and someone says hi to him and he, he is thinking about something else or has, you know, ear pods or whatever they're called and there is enrolled designs or something that could have been counted as a microaggression plan. And this plan was intended if one student was one color and another student was another color and it could be documented with no due process in his permanent record. And this plan wanted it to go in the permanent record and the advocates of this plan and people who were pushing this plan said we want it also reported to potential colleges and we want it reported to potential employers.
Talk about the ultimate cancel culture of children. This plan also required diversity, equity and inclusion curriculum as a requirement for graduation. It included LGBTQ reviews for for every club which would by the way their Supreme Court case law decisions against that because it infringed upon the religious liberties of people. This plan created, wanted to spend millions of dollars to hire director of equity and inclusion to oversee the implementation of this plan.
It created biannual surveys to determine if people were woke enough to call people either oppressors or being oppressed due to the amount of melanin in their skin. I have for many years tried to get people involved in local elections and no one ever would. When this plan came out, I simply published it with my own money.
There was no PAC yet. I simply got a guide to a landing page and I didn't have to spend anything or do any political speak. I simply published it and I targeted parents in the South Lake County school district and I don't know, probably it was just several thousand dollars and put it on digital marketing and I thought if I could get maybe 300 people to sign a petition and maybe 20 or 30 to show up at the school board meeting and speak against this, it would be a huge victory. Well, in 48 hours, I had 3,000 signatures from parents in my school district. It was a watershed moment and we immediately formed a political action committee and that's when Glenn and Jenny Story, who are the founders of Patriot Mobile, came in and served on my volunteer committee.
This was all volunteer and it was a movement. We won that election. We supported two school board candidates and three city candidates. We won that election by a 70-30 margin and literally the next day, I pulled up my email to the info at southlakefamilies.org and I had a couple thousand requests from across the country.
I helped counsel people from Las Vegas to, I was on a conference call with Loudoun County just to help train them. Something that's really great that's happening across the country is that parents are showing up. Parents are waking up and it is the silver lining of COVID that parents got to see the trash that their kids were being fed in public schools. It is great that they're showing up, speaking out, learning to have their voice heard. The problem with that is, if that is all you are doing, you are going to be speaking and never making any difference. So I want to encourage everyone to keep the main thing. The main thing is that is flip these school boards.
You have to create your army. You have to get the messages out because people, even good parents, they don't want to know that critical race theory is in their school because they don't want to have to stop their comfortable lives and get involved and try to make change. And that is exactly what you're seeing now as parents are starting to do that. So that's kind of how it started. So I kind of like, I was against critical race theory before being against critical race theory was cool. When I started this, when I got the CCAP, I didn't even, I had never heard the words critical race theory.
I had to research it and see what it actually was. But that's how all of this sort of launched and got started. Again, God places things in our path for a reason. We were attacked nationally.
NBC was ruthless. If I would ever have the time to stop and document all of the lies they told about me, I could probably have a huge case against it. My motto is move on, your best revenge is to win and to make a difference and to follow God. And God is telling me to work saving these schools. Chris, I do want to make another point and that is that I am a parent of private Christian school students. I've had my kids in private Christian schools for 10 years.
And so people said, why are you doing this in public schools? Well, when you look at Antifa marching in the streets and you wonder how many Americans, young Americans can hate this country so bad, it is because Christian conservatives by and large, not all, but by and large have abandoned the public school system because they are homeschooling. They have their kids in private Christian school and they feel like they don't have a responsibility. It is a civic responsibility, whether your kids are in public school or not, to fight for those kids in public school. And here's one of the many reasons, if you want to take away the moral and godly reason of it, it is the majority of the people of the population that our homeschool and private Christian school kids are going to be doing life with.
And it also is the majority of voters. So if we're going to save this country, we have got to be invested and involved in saving public schools, whether your kids are in them or not, whether you're retired, whether your kids are in alternative education. We cannot abandon public schools anymore because when we walk out, who walks in? Evil, woke indoctrination.
The sexualization of children is horrific. The critical race theory and the saying one person is better than another due to the amount of pigment in their skin is hugely racist and immoral and un-American. The practices of equity instead of equality are hugely racist and immoral and we have got to fight against this. You know, they even want to put critical race theory in math and the reason for that is the left want to destroy truth because what is God? God is truth and if they can try to destroy truth, they feel like they can destroy God. God's truth is in every element of education. God created order to this universe. God is math. God is history.
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Welcome back to Christian Perspective. I'm Chris Hughes. My guest today is Leigh Wamsdon. She is the Vice President of Patriot Mobile and Executive Director of their political action committee called Patriot Mobile Action. Leigh, I was thinking about as you were talking before the break, you were talking about how you all got engaged there in your local, really it was your community.
It was something that was happening in your community and you started there. That reminded me of one of the judges in the Old Testament, a guy that's only mentioned twice in the Bible. When I say only mentioned, I think if you're mentioning it all it's a pretty big deal, but he's only in two verses.
His name is Shamgar. A pastor friend of mine preached a sermon one time and really stuck with me. His three principles of Shamgar, which really applied to all of us as Christians, are start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. That's start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.
And that's what Patriot Mobile has done. You all saw in me there in your local community, you started where you are. And then Glenn was smart enough to see, to use what he had. He had this friend that was a great political strategist named Leigh and he called you and I love the way how the Holy Spirit moved you.
You thought you were in Hawaii, probably just on a vacation, but God had other plans for you. And now you're doing what you can. So y'all started there in Tarrant County, Texas. Is this just going to be a county action or do you plan for Patriot Mobile action to expand at some point across the nation?
What's next for you? We absolutely plan that. So our first step were these municipal elections.
In Texas, most of our municipal elections are in May and then we have the general elections in November. So this was just the first step. The second these elections were over, we've already shifted our focus to November. And while we're starting in Tarrant County, simply because that's all the money we have, and we do have a website where people can donate, PatriotMobileAction.com. We really, we need the donations. The plan for 2022 is to save Tarrant County in Texas. 2023 is to expand to other counties in Texas and start investigating what states we can make the most impact in. And ultimately, we plan to be in every state in the nation. So we are, our company is a national company. We want this separate entity of the political action committee to be a national political action committee.
So that is, that's the long game. That's the plan. Well, I think that's a great plan, because we need you all over the country. So people, I would encourage you to go right now, not only to PatriotMobile.com and to get a cell phone service from PatriotMobile.com, but even $5 makes a difference, particularly in these school board races. You can go to PatriotMobileAction.com, that's PatriotMobileAction.com, and even a small donation helps. So maybe you know somebody in your area that can help Patriot Mobile raise money.
They need your help to raise money in these races. So Lee, you talked a little bit a while ago about critical race theory and, I mean, I'd love to have you back where we could do a whole show to talk about some of the sexually explicit materials in school districts. But if I'm a parent listening to this across the country and I'm wondering, are they teaching critical race theory in my school or, you know, I hear Chris talk every day about this junk in the libraries and schools and what teachers are teaching, but I don't think it's in my school, my local school. How can parents find out what materials are being taught in their local school district?
So that is the best question of the day. We really advocate for parents' involvement in several ways. You know, a lot of parents discovered this over COVID when schools online, but there's a lot of ways this is in the school district. If you call your school district or if you email your school district and say, I want you to tell me is critical race theory in my school. Or if you do a public information request that says, please send me all the critical race theory curriculum you have.
Your answer is going to be, we don't have it. So what you need to understand is there are several ways that it is in your district. It's through social-emotional learning. They hide it through what they call additional mental health programs. We've had situations where kids have spoken to their teachers thinking that they are bisexual mainly because of the curriculum they're being fed. And the teachers have been specifically told by administrators, do not share that with the parents. Parents have to, it takes time.
There's no easy bullet. Some school districts for many, many districts we found across the country, it's right there on your website. If your school district has a director of equity and inclusion or director of diversity, equity, inclusion, it is in your district because that is the start of where the curriculum comes in. There's several other places where it comes in. And the library is where we're finding a lot of the problems. And people want to talk about book burners and all of that. No one's book burners. I tell you, there's a lot of classics that liberals want taken out that we want to keep in.
What the left has done when they realize they're losing with this critical race theory, very real issue happening in America is their national speaking points have become book burners. But let me tell you, we do need to pay attention to the books. The things that we have seen are horrific, full out, fully sexually graphic, accessible to elementary kids. And there's a couple of movies that your parents can watch that I highly recommend. Patriot Mobile as a company does educational programs and we showed the movie Mind Polluters and we showed the movie Whose Children Are They?
To packed houses here in Grapevine, Texas. Very educational. Highly recommend. I highly recommend Vodie Bakken's book on critical race theory called Fault Lines. It's very educational. It debunks every BLM talking point there is.
And by the way, he's a black pastor. But something to look for that parents might not expect, your parents need to volunteer for these book fairs because these companies, Scholastica and the like, they have very inappropriate books. And I'm not talking about just, you know, borderline gray area. Really terrible books. That's how some of these books make it in. Additionally, when books are donated to libraries, librarians take them and don't get them. There's a lot of public information requests for some of these terrible books. We even were able to see which librarian or which school employee signed for them to purposely get them in.
And that's also a really good way to track them. If you look at the history issues in America, if you've got the 1619 Project people involved in your district, you are teaching anti-American history. Untrue history. You know, the 1776 Project that Trump helped launch.
And by the way, that 1776 Project is still moving, teaches the truth of our American founding. It is in every subject and it's everywhere. You have to read the books your kids are reading. And no, it's not fun.
And no, we don't have time to do it. But you have to do it. You have these kids. It's your responsibility to read what they're reading, to look at what they're looking, to preview movies before they see them. It's just called good parenting.
Boy, you just stepped on a lot of toes right there, Lee. But that's what happened during COVID is when kids came home, a lot of parents had no clue what was being taught in school across the country. And when the kids were learning online, you know, the mom might be working in the kitchen or dad doing something and they heard what teachers were saying online and it scared people to death.
And that's why groups like yours are popping up across the country. Do you all have on your website a list of some of these books that parents would know what to look for in the library? Or is there a resource where they could get the names of some of these books to find out if they're being used in their local schools? You know, we have a list of books that were put out by one of our state reps, Matt Kraus. Tell you what I'll do. That is a fabulous idea. I'll post that for you and I will let you know when that's posted.
That's a great way to look for things is to look for this list of books. I'd also like to tell you, I want to prepare your people for the attacks of the left when they come up against this stuff. I'll tell you when we started fighting this stuff, one of our main volunteers, her 14-year-old son got a tweet, not a tweet, a message on social media that said, I can't wait to watch your face as I put my seven-inch blade into your mom's throat. I had people drive by my house with bull horns screaming my children's names.
Multiple social media fake profiles were set up. Many of our businesses were physically entered and our sweet receptionists screamed at. What I need to tell you is, parents, don't be afraid of this. No, this is going to happen. I have a rule with my girlfriends, you can cry once.
When you're a warrior with me, you can cry once and then you pull up your bootstraps and we move on. Because if parents don't fight this and are being willing to be prosecuted for it, our kids aren't going to be able to. Either we do this or we're leaving this to our kids. We have got to stand up in the face of all of this leftist attacks, leftist media, and just keep going. One of the things we did that was really successful is e-mailed that thousand-person database where the school board meeting was, where the public information portion was on the agenda.
Our parents didn't even know the difference between our city government and our school district government. Basics like that, if you can help get out the word, that is hugely important. Organizing, interviewing your candidates. And yes, when you are talking to school board candidates, it is completely necessary to talk about issues that the left says isn't important at the local level. I have for 34 years asked every local candidate, where do you stand on the second amendment? Where do you stand on life?
Oh, that doesn't matter. Yeah, it does, because many school districts across the country, let's plan parenthood, handle their family planning and their health and science and sexuality training. The second amendment, yes, it does. In South Lake, Texas, several years ago, our school administration allowed a student walkout or gun control. All of those issues are very important, especially in the light of needing SROs in all of the schools. This CCAP movement, who was trying to get the CRT implemented in South Lake Carroll, they have in one of their activism, sort of a sidebar activist group, literally put in their document, they want to get rid of all school resource officers and immediately disarm them until their contract starts.
So all of these issues really matter at the local level, not only because they're the farm team for higher office, but these issues are in the local level. Lee, you've given us such great information today, and we've barely scratched the surface. I need to have you back again to talk more about how we can engage in parents and really get into the weeds of more training and what they can do in the coming months of the election.
So I hope that you'll come back and be with us again. I want to thank you also for the stand that Patriot Mobile is taking. Again, folks, visit patriotmobile.com today and switch your phone service.
You can learn more about what they're doing in school boards at patriotmobileaction.com. And when Lee gets the list of the books up, I'll be sure to share that with you on air. This will be released later today on the podcast format. Please share this. This is important information that applies all over the country.
It's time for parents to stand up and engage. Lee, thank you so much for being with us today on The Christian Perspective. Thank you. Well, God bless you guys. Remember, hey, every Tuesday at noon central time, or as Lee said, Texas time, you can go to Patriot Mobile's Facebook page and hear Senator Ted Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, share a great message and Bible study each and every Tuesday at noon central time on the Facebook page of Patriot Mobile.
I hope you'll be able to do that. Folks, thanks for joining us. Thanks for listening to our favorite radio station, and please share this podcast later today with your friends and family on social media. Now you've been challenged today and learned what to do. Let's go impact the culture for Jesus. Thank you for listening. The Christian Perspective with Chris Hughes. Learn more about impacting the culture for Jesus. Visit citizensforamericafoundation.com. This is the Truth Network.
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