Are They Really YOUR Children?

It takes a village to raise a child.”

Hillary Clinton

It has long been asserted that the left believes that children don’t belong to their parents, but is there any proof of this claim? The answer is a resounding “yes.” In this post I will let prominent progressive leaders and educators speak for themselves.

However, I think it is necessary before we before we begin to remind you that to a certain extent the state DOES own your children – at least when you drop them off at a public school. This is why I caution every parent to understand the legal concept of “In Loco Parentis.” “In Loco Parentis” means “in place of the parent.” It is the legal responsibility of schools to act in place of parents when students are in their care.

It is also necessary to remember that whenever the government is using “their money” to provide a service or administer a program they are going to expect oversight, accountability, and results. This is exactly why, as homeschool parents, we should be extremely cautious of “school choice” programs, which offer government money to private schools and homeschools. While the allure of “free” money is enticing, privately funded, parent-directed homeschooling is currently the only way to ensure true parental rights and autonomy from government intervention in the most private and sacred aspects of your family. 

If you are ready to take back your children but don’t know where to start, let me suggest the Free Homeschool Survival Kit. This 70+ page resource will give you the encouragement and tools you need to start strong and finish well. 

America’s Kids Belong To Communities, Not Parents – Melissa Harris Perry

“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children. ‘Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility.’ We haven’t had a very collective notion of ‘these are our children.’ So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that ‘kids belong to their parents’ or ‘kids belong to their families’ and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility and not just the household’s we start making better investments.”

Why caring for children is not just a parent’s job, Melissa Harris-Perry

“My inbox began filling with hateful, personal attacks on Monday, apparently as a result of conservative reactions to a recent ‘Lean Forward’ advertisement now airing on msnbc, which you can view above. What I thought was an uncontroversial comment on my desire for Americans to see children as everyone’s responsibility has created a bit of a tempest in the right’s teapot. Allow me to double down.”

“One thing is for sure: I have no intention of apologizing for saying that our children, all of our children, are part of more than our households, they are part of our communities and deserve to have the care, attention, resources, respect and opportunities of those communities.”

“I believe wholeheartedly, and without apology, that we have a collective responsibility to the children of our communities even if we did not conceive and bear them.”

The Principles of Communism, by Fredrick Engles, 1847

“What will be the course of this revolution?”

Education of all children, from the moment they can leave their mother’s care, in national establishments at national cost. Education and production together.”

“What will be the influence of communist society on the family?

It will transform the relations between the sexes into a purely private matter which concerns only the persons involved and into which society has no occasion to intervene. It can do this since it does away with private property and educates children on a communal basis, and in this way removes the two bases of traditional marriage – the dependence rooted in private property, of the women on the man, and of the children on the parents.”

Do kids belong to their parents, or their community? Peter Weber

Hillary Clinton popularized the saying “It takes a village to raise a child” in the mid-1990s, but it was hardly a new idea. Clinton was citing a traditional African proverb, but Africans don’t have a lock on the idea of collective responsibility for the welfare of children, either. ‘Your children are not your children,’ wrote the Lebanese-born poet Khalil Gibran in 1923. ‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.'”

Despite what you hear, parents aren’t in charge of schools. That’s a good thing. Brian Dickerson

“Parents aren’t in charge of our public schools – and they shouldn’t be.

That’s not a problem; it’s a best practice, and one that has prevailed in this country for a hundred years. It also happens to be the law.

Maybe you don’t like that law. Maybe you believe that parents alone should dictate what goes on in the classrooms their children attend. If so, you’re in luck: Dozens of private and parochial schools are in frenzied competition for your tuition check. Almost certainly you can find one whose curriculum, library catalogue and hiring practices are compatible with your own political views, religious values and cultural preferences.

But my concern here is public schools, which Merriam-Webster defines as ‘”‘free tax-supported schools controlled by a local governmental authority‘ (emphasis mine).

See? Not a word there about moms, dads or legal guardians. 

Because public means everyone – or at least, every citizen eligible to vote in the election for whatever local government authority calls the shots in the school district they reside in.”

Biden tells teachers students are ‘like your’ kids, ‘not somebody else’s’ while at school, by Ryan Foley

“Biden made remarks at the 2022 National and State Teachers of the Year Event in the East Room of the White House Wednesday.

‘And the reason you’re the Teachers of the Year is that you recognize that,’ Biden said. ‘They’re not somebody else’s children; they’re like yours when they’re in the classroom.’”

Opinion: Want true equity? I propose, modestly, forcing California parents to swap children, Joe Mathews

          “If California is ever going to achieve true equity, the state must require parents to give away their children.

          My solution is simple, and while we wait for the legislation to pass, we can act now: The rich should give their children to the poor, and the poor should give their children to the rich. Homeowners might swap children with their homeless neighbors.

Now, I recognize that some naysayers, hopelessly attached to their privilege, will dismiss such a policy as ghastly, even totalitarian. But my proposal is quite modest, a fusion of traditional philosophy and today’s most common political obsessions.”

McAuliffe says parents shouldn’t tell schools what to teach, handing Youngkin a campaign ad, by Emily Brooks

“’I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision,’”’ [Virginia Governor (D),] Terry McAuliffe said. ‘I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.’”

Heard Enough? It’s Time to Bring Your Children Home!

Jill Biden Dismisses Parental Control of Books in School Libraries: ‘This Is America. We Don’t Ban Books.’ By Gillian Richards

“’Parents and politicians are now weighing in on what books should be in our school libraries, and what their kids are being taught,’ Jones began. ‘Where’s the line, in your opinion, with how much of a say parents have when it comes to what their kids are learning in school? Is there a balance between, you know, “This book should be in the library, this book is under review … “

Before Jones finished the question, Jill Biden jumped in: ‘All books should be in the library. All books. This is America. We don’t ban books.’”

Children do not belong to their parents, Roy Hattersley

“A common complaint – voiced most vociferously by the newspapers that also glory in the good old cliche about the nanny state – is that the authorities do too little to protect desperately vulnerable children. I agree. Perhaps Ms Hodge’s critics forget that the constant defence of social workers who fail in their jobs is the claim that they did not want to intrude into family relationships.”

Head of teachers union praises op-ed claiming parents don’t have right to shape kids’ curriculum, by Sam Dorman

“’Great piece on parents’ rights and #publicschools,’ tweeted Randi Weingarten, who serves as president of the American Federation of Teachers. Her tweet on Monday came amid an uproar over the op-ed, which was published in The Washington Post. 

The title of the article, Parents claim they have the right to shape their kids’ school curriculum. They don’t.'”

Your Kids Don’t Belong to You, and That’s Okay, by ParentCo

“There are parents who think they made their children for themselves, and parents who think they made their children for the world; those who regard their children as belonging to them, as opposed to belonging to the world.

Now, I’m really not the back-to-the-earth, Paleo-Parent, ‘It Takes a Village’ type, but in this case, I’m of the latter persuasion. My daughter is the world’s child.

Don’t be sad when she gets on that bus for her first day of kindergarten, or walks into that classroom with her tiny hand in someone’s besides yours. That’s her job. That’s why she’s here. That’s why you had her. This is what you prepared her for. This is her first step to fulfilling her ultimate destiny; becoming one with the world, which is exactly where she belongs.”

Despite what you hear, parents aren’t in charge of schools. That’s a good thing. Bruce Dickerson

“Parents aren’t in charge of our public schools – and they shouldn’t be.

That’s not a problem; it’s a best practice, and one that has prevailed in this country for a hundred years. It also happens to be the law.

…[M]y concern here is public schools, which Merriam-Webster defines as ‘free tax-supported schools controlled by a local governmental authority.’

See? Not a word there about moms, dads or legal guardians. Because public means everyone – or at least, every citizen eligible to vote in the election for whatever local government authority calls the shots in the school district they reside in.

…[T]hose with no children of their own are stakeholders, too – and they have every right to expect that the schools they subsidize with their tax dollars will prepare students to live and work in a democratic society that includes people with political and religious views different than their parents.

…[P]arents worried that any exposure to any perspective incompatible with their own views may prove noxious can opt out entirely by joining the ranks of home-schoolers,”

This is, by no means, an exhaustive compilation of examples of progressives intent on undermining the role and rights of parents. So, what should we think? Do children belong to their parents, to the village, to the schools, or to the state? God’s Word tells us “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” Psalm 127:3 ESV

It turns out that the Bible has a lot to say about the relationship between parents and their children, especially when it comes to who should be teaching them and training their hearts.

“Train up a child in the way he should go;
    even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6:6,7

“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.” Proverbs 1:8,9

Not surprisingly, the Bible also includes instruction for children on how they should respond to the instruction of their parents.

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:1-4

The Lord is calling parents to turn their hearts back to their children. Me must face down the enemy of our families and heed the Word of the Lord. “And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” Malachi 4:6

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Dr. James Dobson Said What?

It isn’t every day you get a letter from Dr. James Dobson, but by the grace of God, recently we received a really encouraging letter from him congratulating us on the release of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution. You see, Dr. Dobson is a huge fan of home education and was very excited to see a powerful new tool to encourage parents to take back their children and train their hearts at home.

Schoolhouse Rocked is excellent and a wonderful testimony to the growing popularity of home schooling and the superior education that it provides young people.”

Dr. James C. Dobson

Here’s a short quote from the letter: “I’ve been concerned for decades with the effect the public education system is having on our nation’s youth. And it has only gotten worse in recent years. Our precious children (and grandchildren) are much too important to entrust to a system that seeks to indoctrinate them with the radical ideology of the Left. Schoolhouse Rocked is excellent and a wonderful testimony to the growing popularity of home schooling and the superior education that it provides young people.”

We couldn’t be more grateful for the encouragement and endorsement from Dr. Dobson, but in everything we want to turn all the attention and glory back to the one who actually deserves it. God has been good to allow us to make this movie and he has been good to use it to impact families around the world. Even more, God has been good to use people like Dr. Dobson and families like ours to serve him, to grow his kingdom, to demonstrate his goodness to the people he loves. To him be all glory and honor forever!

You can find excellent resources from Dr. Dobson here.

Prayers and Help Needed -Urgent Update

Prayers and help urgently needed.

Last Monday, Garritt was racing down the sidewalk with our daughter, Lacey, when he fell and broke his elbow really seriously. After a full week of extreme pain and very little sleep, today he had surgery to have his elbow replaced. As you can imagine, this has meant a ton of stress and exhaustion for our whole family, and he is just starting the recovery process now.

This injury has already meant a canceled trip to show the film to a large group and to attend NRB (the National Religious Broadcasters Association) convention for a bunch of very important interviews. Additionally, it has made keeping up with the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast and other critical work impossible. In addition to your prayers, we need your help. So much of what we do each week revolves around promoting Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution to a world that desperately needs this timely film. You can do this so much better than we can!

For the next few weeks, please do everything you can to get the word out about the film. Share the website, https://SchoolhouseRocked.com , everywhere you can. This is where you can see the trailer, buy the DVD, and stream the film – along with listening to the podcast and downloading the free Homeschool Survival Kit. And if you haven’t already seen it buy two copies of the DVD. I promise you will want one for yourself and one (or more) to loan out to friends and family.

We’re counting on you. Be creative and totally show us up.

Soli Deo gloria!

Schoolhouse Rocked DVDs are Here!

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKED is available on DVD today! Join the revolution that’s transforming education outside of the classroom. The new feature-length documentary, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKED: The Homeschool Revolution, examines the incredible growth of homeschooling and looks at why millions of families across the country are choosing this path for their children’s education. This is a film you’ll want to see with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Here’s what some of our friends are saying about the film:

“Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! Don’t miss this important film!” – Kirk Cameron

Incredibly, incredibly well done.” – Rick Green, Wallbuilders

“This phenomenal movie is a must-see for every parent and every American. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” – Alex Newman, Liberty Sentinel

“This is one of the most empowering tools I’ve seen for parents!” – Israel Wayne

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKED was created by homeschoolers, for homeschoolers! The film follows host and homeschool mom, Yvette Hampton, as she travels the country with her family talking with education experts, curriculum developers, college and university faculty and administrators, and homeschooling families at every stage in the process.

So many families are curious about homeschooling, but don’t have any idea how they can make it work. This film encourages families that aren’t yet homeschooling to dive in by breaking down misconceptions and negative stereotypes. It also validates and equips families that have already chosen homeschooling to start strong and finish well. As viewers follow Yvette on this journey and share in her challenges and victories, they will gather the necessary tools and encouragement to homeschool their own children with excellence.

Don’t miss this important film. Get the DVD today!

What About “School Choice”

“School Choice” is usually intentionally conflated to mean “government money for private schools and (sometimes) homeschool families.”

Here’s my very quick take on REAL school choice. In all fifty states families already have school choice, meaning the ability to pull their kids out of their local public school and educate them at home or put them in a private school. While that choice inevitably creates different levels of financial burden for every family, that choice is not impeded by the “school choice” laws or programs in each state and locality. That said, there are serious consequences to consider when taking government funds for any type of education. This short post can only touch on a few, but here are the big ones.

1) Whatever the government funds the government tracks and controls (there are no exceptions to this rule).

2) Government funding and light control today are a Trojan horse for much heavier control, regulation, and even bans in the future. Legislators and bureaucrats know that once homeschool families get hooked on government money they are unlikely to give it up in the future, when the screws are tightened, and the existential purpose of government agencies is to ALWAYS take as much control as they can, by whatever means they can.

3) These programs require adherence to prescribed curriculum standards, attendance standards, and testing standards. These are the exact same standards that are considered a complete failure in public schools, but parents completely let down their guard when “they are the teacher”. Parents, not the state, are the ultimate authority over their children’s education – they should have 100% control in educational decisions.

4) When a critical mass of “homeschoolers” are accepting government money and control, legislators and bureaucrats see this as an opportunity to impose the same rules, regulations, and oversight on INDEPENDENT homeschool families.

The state-by-state fight for homeschool freedom in the United States took decades, and the right of families to homeschool (and truly the right of parents to PARENT their children) is constantly under attack. It is never a good idea to cede ground to the enemy after you have fought hard to gain it, yet this is exactly what homeschooling families do when they take government money.

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An Investment in Eternity

One of the greatest privileges of being a part of this ministry is getting to hear how God is using Schoolhouse Rocked to impact families. While it is always encouraging to hear about hearts being changed now, it is humbling to consider that the real impact of the ministry will reverberate for generations – and truly into eternity. You see, when parents are encouraged to take back the hearts of their children and train them in TRUTH, it doesn’t just yield immediate benefits, but many of those children will follow in their parents’ footsteps and raise their children to be set apart, warriors for the Gospel. This is the start of a generational cycle that is the only hope for regaining the spiritual, moral, and cultural ground that Christians families have lost to the enemy.

You see, when you look out at the crumbling culture, the slumbering church, and the faltering republic, you have to realize that we didn’t get here overnight. What we are seeing is the direct (and predictable) result of generations being indoctrinated in the godless philosophies of state schools. We understand that “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” Luke 6:40 (ESV) So, the only way to reverse this trend is to change WHO THE TEACHERS ARE! That’s why we are here.

The ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked is to encourage and equip parents to take back the hearts of their children – to train them in righteousness – and we can only do it with the support of families like yours. Every month, Schoolhouse Rocked is able to bring this eternally important message to thousands of families through the film, the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, and free and low-cost resources like the Homeschool Survival Kit and the Homegrown Generation Family Expo, but it takes the donations of countless families to get it done. That’s why we are asking you to make a donation today, and to consider a monthly contribution, to continue this important work. 

What People are Saying

“Schoolhouse Rocked is the movie this confused, convicted, unconfident mother wishes had been available to watch from the first moment I considered homeschooling.  This film addresses most every area of doubt and insecurity that a Christian parent faces when tossing around the idea of exiting the public school system.  It lays those doubts to rest and I walked away feeling a renewed joy and confidence that homeschooling is the RIGHT choice and we CAN do this!” – Heather

“I wish I had seen this when my oldest daughter was starting school. It would have saved us 5 years of struggling with the public school system. All the issues addressed were the ones I expressed when my husband wanted to homeschool right away and I said no. Now I know I can.” – Carrie

My favorite podcast!
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“I look forward to new episodes weekly! It’s always the first I want to listen to! I’ve learned so much to help on our homeschool journey and it has helped me feel prepared for what’s ahead as well as helped guide friends who are starting their journey! It’s the first resource I recommend to everyone interested in homeschooling. The only “drawback” is that I now I have quite a big list of books I want to read from all the amazing resources suggested.  It has truly helped in my walk as a homeschool mom, a wife, and a believer of Christ.”

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“As a homeschooler it is easy to fall victim to insecurities and doubt. Schoolhouse Rocked has encouraged me and reaffirmed my call from God to homeschool my children. I feel empowered and regularly challenged to improve as a mother, teacher, and more importantly Christian daughter of Christ. It is exciting to be part of a community of people who are taking the responsibility to train up the next generation. Thank you for your wonderful podcast!” 

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In Loco Parentis

Parents, did you know that you forfeit your legal rights as parents when your children are in the “care” of their school. “In Loco Parentis” means “in place of the parent.” It is the legal responsibility of  schools to act in place of parents when students are in their care.

Do you really trust your child’s school to act on your behalf when making decisions for your child? Do you trust them in every case, knowing that they DO NOT have to inform you of their decisions or actions? Do you trust your child, under their authority to properly represent the standards and values of your family, and do you trust the school to respect those standards? How about in the areas of birth control, gender identity, or pregnancy? Wouldn’t you love to know that the child you love is dealing with these issues and help them deal with them appropriately? The schools WILL NOT inform you if your daughter comes to them first, and they WILL counsel them to take actions that most of your would strongly disagree with.

It’s time to take our children back! They are your children, not the schools’.

Do you have questions about the legalities of homeschooling? We recommend EVERY homeschool family become members of HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association).

Read more on In Loco Parentis –

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_loco_parentis

Here is an example of the dangers of In Loco Parentis.

https://www.abc15.com/news/national/teen-given-birth-control-implant-at-school-without-parents-permission

Why “Opting Out” of CSE Isn’t an Option

As a natural people-pleaser, I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Consequently, I am always disappointed when I have to share stories about radical comprehensive sex ed (CSE) programs being pushed in school districts and states that you would never expect, transgender teachers demanding to use the restrooms of their elementary students of the opposite sex, and other, similarly infuriating and dangerous news items. But because I am dedicated to sharing the very real dangers of public schools, and I am deeply involved in this cultural and spiritual battle, I share them regularly.

While I am never surprised that these posts get a very strong response from homeschooling parents and from parents with kids in public schools, I am regularly shocked certain specific responses. Today I encountered a relatively common response, that I felt I had to address… with more bad news.

This morning, on the Schoolhouse Rocked Facebook page, I posted a letter that was sent to the parents of fourth grade students at Bridgeport Elementary school in Tualatin, Oregon. The letter informed parents that the fourth grade students would be participating in a series of lessons questioning the definition of “family,” considering the question “What Is Culture,” and examining “Perspective and Stereotypes” and how “understanding stereotypes can lead to prejudice and discrimination.” At first glance, these topics may seem relatively innocuous, but for those of you who have been paying attention, you will recognize that this letter represents a week of indoctrination in the finer points of “alternative family structures” and a heavy dose of pro-LGBT propaganda. To top it off, the parents who received this letter were simply being informed of the upcoming instruction and were not being given the opportunity to opt out.

This prompted a very common and innocent response from a concerned reader, which must be examined more closely here. Keep in mind, the intent of the commenter was appropriate: namely to protect the safety of students and the rights of parents, but her response indicates a common misunderstanding of the roles of schools, teachers, administrators, and parents, which is shared among the VAST majority of parents in this country – whether they send their children to public or private schools, or choose to homeschool them. In fact, this comment came from a “top fan” on our facebook page, which leads me to believe that she is likely very “plugged in” and well-informed.

My simple post read, “Sorry, no opting out. Parents wake up and WALK AWAY!”, to which she responded, “This makes me so mad! The government does not have the right to force these things on children, and take away the parents rights to say ‘no!'”

Here’s the bad news…

Actually, the government has the legal right to force anything they want on the children who are dropped off by their parents, at government funded, government run schools. Under the legal principal of “In Loco Parentis” these government schools become the legal guardians of their students while they are in their “care”. Parents who don’t want the government to determine how their children will be raised, trained, indoctrinated, and discipled (let alone, what type of medical treatments or birth control methods they will receive) must understand that the only way they have any say is if they keep them home.

Schools are not taking away any rights from parents, especially the right to say “no”. Parents forfeit their rights, their parental authority, and far too much of their influence the day they enroll their precious young sons and daughters in kindergarten.

It is quite presumptuous for parents to turn their children over to “more qualified” people to teach them and develop their character, then to complain about how they are being taught and trained. It is especially silly to expect schools that openly espouse anti-Christian and anti-family philosophies, such as evolution, secular humanism, multiculturalism, the LGBT agenda, and socialism to do anything other than raise anti-family, secular humanists who embrace multiculturalism, the LGBT agenda, and socialism. It is no surprise that this is exactly what we are seeing in culture, and the consequences are devastating. This is why the only option for “opting out” that has any effect is to take your children home!

Learn more about homeschooling here.

If you are considering homeschooling, but have no idea where to start, I encourage you to visit HomegrownGeneration.com, where you will find over 35 hours of homeschool encouragement and instruction and hundreds of dollars of homeschooling resources for just $20.

“Nope” graffiti – Photo by Daniel Herron on Unsplash

Red hand – Photo by Giulia May on Unsplash

“No” red sign – Photo by Gemma Evans on Unsplash

Hope Starts at Home

“No matter how bad it gets down here, no matter if everything comes crashing down, we know who wins in the end…”

Alex Newman

Alex Newman recently joined Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella on The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast and even in the face of all of the challenges of 2020 he was able to bring a message of hope. In this short excerpt Alex Reminds us that God is sovereign and Christian Parents have an important role in raising up leaders for revival.

Yvette Hampton:           Alex. Can you just offer some hope? Because this stuff is so heavy and it’s scary to look at our nation around us and know that we’ve got … We’ve all got young kids. You have them, Alex, Aby has them, I have them. And we look at the future of our nation. Offer some hope to …

Aby Rinella:                  Me.

Yvette Hampton:           … parents out there and to grandparents, to Aby. What can you say to just give us some hope?

Alex Newman:              Well, I think the most hopeful thing to know is that … You can read the end of the Book. We know where this is going.

Yvette Hampton:           That’s right.

Alex Newman:              So no matter how bad it gets down here, no matter if everything comes crashing down, we know who wins in the end …

Yvette Hampton:           That’s right.

“anybody who says, “I don’t know what God would have me do,” just open your Bible. There’s so much stuff you could be doing, and it starts in your home. It starts with your children.”

Alex Newman:              … and that is God, and you want to be on that side, trust me.

Aby Rinella:                  Amen.

Alex Newman:              I think that’s the most hopeful thing that we can know. And in the meantime, God has got us here for a reason. He’s given us plenty of assignments. I mean, anybody who says, “I don’t know what God would have me do,” just open your Bible. There’s so much stuff you could be doing, and it starts in your home. It starts with your children.

Read or watch more from Alex Newman

Yvette Hampton:           That’s right.

Alex Newman:              God will make a way. God is always faithful to His people. If the country goes down in flames … and it might. I’m not going to say that America’s going to see this great revival and we’re all going to be fine. It might not happen. But we just have to do what God told us to do, and that is to disciple our children, take good care of our families … If you don’t take good care of your family, you’re worse than an infidel, God said. So we’ve got to do those things that God has commanded us to do. And in the meantime, we have some great freedoms.

So moms, dads out there, let’s take advantage of these freedoms. Right now, we can yank our children out of school in all 50 states. We’ve got to fight to preserve these freedoms. I think there is an awakening going on in this country. There’s an awakening in the church, which is just … For me, this has just made my year. Just the sermon we had on Sunday. People are waking up to the lies of the enemy, to what the enemy is doing, and it’s so incredible to be even just a tiny little part of God’s plan. Even if all we do is raise up some children who raise up some children who go out and do something great for the kingdom, I’ll be so satisfied with that. That’s all I could ever ask for.

Equipping the Next Generation to Transform Culture, with Meeke Addison

Alex Newman:              So guys, take heart. God is so much more powerful than all of his enemies combined.

Yvette Hampton:           That’s right.

Alex Newman:              I mean, He could just flick them away and that’s the end of it. So we’re on His team.

Yvette Hampton:           That’s right. Those of you listening, I hope this has been a great encouragement to you. The ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked exists to encourage you and to equip you to disciple the hearts of your children. We love you guys. We pray for you constantly as a family. I mean, Garritt and I and our two girls, we constantly pray for you and we pray that God would use us to impact God’s kingdom and your lives. And so thank you for just being with us today.

If you would like to support the ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked, please click here. We are really in need of support. I mean, everything that we do … The movie is in post-production right now and it’s going so well, you guys. It’s been so very exciting to see it all coming together. Garritt has been working really hard on just getting this movie done, and it has brought tears to my eyes more than once. And if you know me, you know I do not cry easily. But it’s so exciting to see the movie coming together, and then the podcast, and everything that we have going on. It all costs a lot of money to do these things, and so if the Lord puts it on your heart to help support the ministry financially, you can go to SchoolhouseRocked.com and there’s a link there. You can actually make a donation and help support the ministry that way.

Otherwise, thank you guys. You are an incredible encouragement to us. Thank you for those who continue to send letters in and just comments and stuff, and letting us know that this ministry is a blessing to you. We love you guys. Have a fantastic rest of your night, and we will see you guys back here soon. Buh-bye.

Recommended Resources:

Alex Newman – Rescuing our Children Video

Rescuing our Children Special Report

https://www.theepochtimes.com/author-alex-newman

libertysentinel.org

Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children, by Samuel L. Blumenfeld and Alex Newman

Why Johnny Still Can’t Read: A New Look at the Scandal of Our Schools, by Rudolf Franz Flesch 

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