It's part of a nationwide effort to recruit young people into Christian nationalist ideology. How is this happening even in blue America?
This is unconstitutional. Separation of church and state is one of the pillars of our democracy. Also, this church is obviously placing itself in the
environment where high school students spend time learning, socializing and developing a sense of self/identity. It sickens me that these Christian Nationalists are invading the school space where they don’t belong.
Alienated youth can be attracted to cults and that's the pull of Christian nationalist theology. Young people do not have mature judgmental ability. Similar to Hitler Youth. Get 'em young and indoctrinate them with bullshit.
This does not surprise me, the fascist right wing in this country has been politicizing schools for a while and trying to privatize public education just like they privatized health care and the prison system. We must fight them tooth and nail because they are like termites infesting the House of Freedom that our country has been for a couple hundred years. There seems to be only one solution:
like the vermin
that they are.
At the ballot box, of course.
Dominionists, not just one brand of church, but across all brands, they want to take control of the “7 Mountains of Society”: Government, education, media, arts & entertainment, religion, family and business. They’ve been steadily & aggressively gaining on those goals for half a century and we can clearly see the results over just the last few years. The Supreme Court is plain scary now and younger lifetime appointees shaping the laws of our nation. American Taliban, Handmaid’s Tale, a highly clamped down society is the end goal, morality police peeking in bedroom windows and parked cars, cruising the streets seeking infractions of new tightly battened down religious laws. They’re so damn obsessed with other peoples’ most private consenting adult lives. Obsessed !! But anything Biblically questionable they themselves are up to is fine, overlooked, at most frowned on. It’s just additional R hypocrisy heaped on top of a ginormous mountain of R hypocrisy. That’s one mountain they surely can claim. No objections.
Michelangelo, thank you for exposing another gross decision with regard to this Radiant church misuse, and probably illegal use of public school property . I just wrote a letter to the School Board suggesting that they reconsider their badly thought out decision before they find themselves in some legal quagmire.
Across the South, many churches start in public schools. I know, I live here, and a retired public school teacher. 😳
Mike, it’s the 7 Mountain policy put forward by the evangelicals...in action in NY. The theory as I understand it... every aspect of our culture Must be under the evangelical ideology... schools, business, government, the arts...I can’t remember the rest but I’m sure you get the idea. These folks feel it is the right time to impose their beliefs on American society, because these procedures will bring about the Rapture sooner rather than later. As a non Christian, raised in a Jewish home and continue to be a member of our tiny community in AZ I am very familiar with this movement and their tactics. Mike, keep up the good work you are doing to make all of us aware of what their ultimate goal is, methods and goals.
Hard to like something that's this insidious. I'm a non-practicing believer but taking advantage of youth is a bridge too far. Thanks for the heads up about Tallahassee, Inspector Clouseau will be contacted...
I would guess a majority of public schools already rent space to smallish startup churches on weekends, and most of them are evangelical. Spoken as a kid who grew up setting up and taking down a lot of folding chairs in high school cafeterias on Sunday mornings. While the ideology and strategy of these groups is appalling--they absolutely see “blue America,” as you call it, as a sin ridden mission field and everyone knows college is the time and place to get people to your side--I don’t think there’s been a separation of church and state case here under this or any previous court. Rent money is blind.
Rick, yes I am outside the school district and state.. I certainly think we should send a message to these people who are intent on forcing their religion( generally fake christians)on to us.