(LifeSiteNews) – “Modern society is in the middle of formulating an anti-Christian creed, and if one opposes it, one is being punished by society with excommunication.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict
A creed is a brief summary of the religious beliefs of a certain group. The term comes from the Latin word credo, which literally means “I believe.” As far as I can tell, it probably originated in the Catholic Church, which has been saying the Nicene Creed and Apostle’s Creed, “I believe in God the Father…,” every day since at least the year 325 AD.
In my middle school, a new creed is now hanging above the doors of our gymnasium. But this time, instead of using the first-person singular “I,” the creed takes on a more totalitarian tone with the plural “We believe,” as if everyone who enters into the gym must believe the same thing. Here’s some of what the creed says:
“In this classroom, we believe Black Lives Matter, women’s rights are human rights, no human is illegal, science is real, water is life, in religious freedom, love is love, kindness is everything.”
While I’m sure the intention is good, the fact remains that the poster constitutes a creed, “a formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.” Perhaps this is the new creed and new religion that Pope Benedict was talking about in the quote above. At the risk of being excommunicated (or cancelled in the new religion) by my fellow teachers and administrators, I am now opposing it.
Why am I opposed to this creed? It’s not what the creed says. It’s largely what it doesn’t say, the oversimplifications that make this creed so offensive. The creed says just enough to mislead people and to make it seem like anyone who opposes its banal platitudes is either racist, homophobic, unscientific, unkind, or all of these. In fact, it is possible to disagree with this creed and be NONE of these.
The dangerous ideas of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are being forced on students in public schools around the country.
This is wrong and parents have had enough! It's time to join them in saying "STOP!" to this harmful and racist propaganda.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which says "No to CRT" in public schools, and "Yes to parents' right" to strongly protest CRT.
But, what is CRT anyway and why is it so dangerous?
Critical Race Theory is a hateful system of indoctrination which teaches that one race is either superior or inferior to another race, and that the United States is inherently racist.
CRT is dangerous and hateful precisely because it teaches children who are not white to despise and envy white children simply because of their skin color. And, as a result, it also teaches white children to despise themselves simply because of the color of their skin.
CRT also erroneously teaches that American society is inherently racist, and that different, detrimental policies (like reparations for slavery and race-based pay scales) should be imposed on the population to redistribute wealth from whites to non-whites.
This type of racist/marxist propaganda should have NO place in public, taxpayer-funded schools!
And, thankfully, American parents of EVERY COLOR are raising their voices and ballots against it!
Indeed, parents understand the destructive ramifications of CRT and, despite outrageous threats from Biden's Justice Department to prosecute them, they have been strongly protesting CRT at school board meetings across the country!
And now, in the first test of its kind, a candidate who was campaigning hard against CRT just won the governorship of Virginia in a huge upset victory.
That's great news, but we now need to contact every state legislature about this crucial educational issue.
And, we need to DEMAND that they BAN Critical Race Theory from every public school in their states - both primary and high schools, and colleges!
Whereas advocates of CRT seem more intent on vengence than on teaching children of every race to respect everybody, regardless of skin color, American parents of every race understand that it is not the color of one's skin that matters, but the content of one's character (to paraphrase Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition asking all state legislatures to BAN Crititical Race Theory from public schools in their respective states.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'States are fighting the Left over the morally bankrupt critical race theory' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/states-are-fighting-the-left-over-the-morally-bankrupt-critical-race-theory/
'Parents who oppose Critical Race Theory in schools could be prosecuted by FBI' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/attorney-general-tasks-fbi-to-move-against-parents-protesting-leftist-agenda-in-schools/
Ohio parents testify: Yes, critical race theory is in our schools, and we say NO! - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/ohio-parents-testify-yes-critical-race-theory-is-in-our-schools-and-we-say-no
An excellent Heritage Foundation document on CRT: Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It
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For example, by saying “science is real,” it is implied that there are people (namely Christians and conservatives) who do not believe in science? Catholic Christians invented the scientific method, founded the field of genetics and came up with the Big Bang Theory, to name a few.
By saying “No human is illegal,” it is implied that a nation should have open borders. Naturally, humans are not illegal, but humans do illegal things.
By saying “Black lives matter,” it is implied that the BLM organization, whose founders are trained Marxists and whose stated goal is to bring about the end of the nuclear family, is untouchable and sacred. One should be able to agree that black lives matter without agreeing with Black Lives Matter.
By saying kindness is everything, it is implied that one must be kind under all circumstances and that in the event kindness is at odds with truth, one must default to kindness at the expense of truth. Truth hurts. Kindness is NOT everything. In fact, it is only one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit: charity (or love), joy, peace, patience, benignity (or kindness), goodness, longanimity (or long-suffering), mildness (or gentleness), faith, modesty, continency (or self-control), and chastity.
I do hope that the creed will come down, but if not, perhaps it’s time for me to hang up the Apostles’ Creed outside my classroom. That may be the better compromise. If the acolytes of the new religion can be so vocal and open about their faith, why can’t the followers of Christ?
RL Martin blogs at rlmartinwrites.com.