• Civics 101: When Good Americans Do Nothing, Bad People Go After Their Children

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    Surge Summary: Some pro-Drag Queen activists are openly declaring they are coming after America’s children, because decent and righteous citizens have remained uninvolved, making it possible for them to do so. Until that situation changes, things will continue as they currently are … plunging the nation into deeper darkness.

    by David Lane

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich recently authored an opinion piece titled Confronting Evil.


    “When I learned that a group of activists at New York City’s annual drag queen parade were chanting ‘We’re coming for your children, it was the final straw’.

    “This calls for a blunt, straightforward repudiation of those who would destroy our children and civilization.

    “The audacity of the perverse minds who have been undermining, insulting, and attempting to destroy American civilization’s core values is infuriating.

    “Just a few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers honored a sick, hateful group called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This is a hate group designed to show contempt for thousands of women religious around the world.”

    The former Speaker’s rightful indignation may be laid straight at the feet of contemporary secular education as this state-funded apparatus remains the principal device for inoculating America’s youth with evil and depravity.

    In light of the fact that 37 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence held the 18th-century equivalent of seminary degrees1, we cannot help but wonder why American Christendom is not pushing for a mass exodus from public education. The same type of exit with the capital E of Exodus liberated the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt in the 13th century BC, under Moses’ servant leadership and God’s guidance. “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” [Exodus 33:14]

    Despite such divine assurance, the Church has not woken from its slumber.

    All culture and political thought rests on a given foundation; one religious worldview or another invariably forms the basis for all political philosophy, principles, and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people.2 Scripture, established by America’s founders as the central cohesive source of virtue and discernment, has been discarded by intellectual elites as antiquated.

    The claim that present-day public education is religiously neutral is an absurdity inconsistent with reason or logic. There is no such thing as neutrality in religion; to reject God is every bit of a religious decision as to embrace Him. Secularism instilling its unhallowed doctrines and dogmas in America’s youth is as much of a religious activity, albeit of an infernal quality, as the teachings of Christianity about Jesus Christ, Son of God and Lord of Life.

    That the chickens have now come home to roost can be simply deduced from the steep decline of contemporary culture and education. American Christendom’s abandonment of the public square has been catastrophic. Aside from the spiritual ramifications of an impotent and disengaged Church, from a political point of view it’s just Civics 101. In a democratic republic the constituents vote to select their representatives for political office, thereby empowering them to create and pass legislation, and so codify into law the preferences, wishes, ideology, and values of their voters.

    The Church has by and large been absent from this process of election, instead choosing to hunker down behind the four walls of the building. With half of the estimated 65 to 80 million Evangelicals not being registered to vote [i.e. having never voted], half of that half [25% overall] only vote in a presidential year election. Worse still, no more than 12 to 18% of the 65 to 80 million vote in off-year elections. Catholics show equally low numbers in voter registration and voting.

    Christian relinquishment of basic civil government citizenship – in disobedience to the Gospel of the Kingdom of God – has sanctioned those living in rebellion against God to hold sway over the nation’s spiritual, intellectual, educational, economic, vocational, and cultural levers of power. Thus, those mountains of influence exalt and normalize sin, mirroring secularist values and religious beliefs of following ‘science’.

    Missouri Pastor Joe Nicola ran for Missouri State Senate District 8 in 2022. In his excellent work Ekklesia: The Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth [Spring Mill Publishing, 2014], he writes: “Any casual observer of Christianity will immediately recognize the disparity between what Jesus said He would build and the modern church.

    “Unfortunately, we have lost sight of Jesus’ original aims. Our Bible translation was corrupted by the mistranslation of a single word – church [Gr. ekklesia] – representing an intentional power grab by hell intent on controlling the Christian religious structure as the serpent did in the garden: by deception. 

    “Like ‘apostle’, ekklesia is a name that describes a function. Ekklesia is not the Kingdom of Heaven; it is the government of the Kingdom of Heaven. Ekklesia describes the function of that government.

     “We moved from apostolic leadership to pastoral leadership. We went from developing an army of leaders to merely feeding flocks of sheep.”

    Pastor Nicola concludes that the current model of butts, buildings, and budgets is based on the success of one’s business or church, whereas it should be based on the question of how one’s community or region is doing. “Is my city or region looking more like the Kingdom of Heaven or the domain of darkness?”

    We conclude with a note from Speaker Gingrich in an email on December 14, 2022. “What you’re doing is historic,” Newt told me in reference to the 2022 NC ekklesia model where 50 North Carolina pastors and spiritual leaders ran for local offices, with 25 winning their primary, and with 10 of the 25 being elected for local offices across the state on November 8, 2022. He added: “You’ll never see it in your lifetime, but 30 years from now [this model] is going to have changed America.”

    Praise and Salutation on Independence Day 2023 to the Gideons and Rahabs now entering the public square! A long-awaited awakening has begun.

    David Lane

    American Renewal Project

    1. David R. Reagan, America’s Suicide; Lamb & Lion Ministries, 2021.
    2. Joseph Boot, Ruler of Kings: Toward a Christian Vision of Government; 2022.

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