I am a member of a grassroots committee in Oklahoma that handed the State Superintendant of Public Instruction, Ryan Walters, a list of three recommendations for our state public schools.
- Hold a minute of silence at the beginning of the school day with the following announcement: “We now pause for a minute of silence in which students and teachers may use this minute to reflect, meditate, pray or engage in any other silent activity.”
- Display a “durable poster or framed copy” of the Ten Commandments in each public school classroom.
- Require a “Western civilization” course for graduation “to strengthen the heritage integral to the nation’s founding and its Western culture, as well as to foster gratitude and informed citizenship.”
BUNYAN’S FIRST ABSURD STATEMENT
1. “Using prayer and the Ten Commandments as props to promote one religion in schools is a blatant attempt at promoting religious superiority.”
NEWSFLASH: God is superior to man.
Belief in the God of Nature and the Laws of Nature is the basis of our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.
This is about statehood, not religion.
People who confess to diversity in our nation are demanding total conformity.
The diversity editor demands that talk of God not be in the public classroom, that Nature’s Laws exit education, and that Western Civilization be mocked for its alleged “superiority.”
The people of Oklahoma are pushing back against the diversity editor’s demands.
The Ten Commandments form the moral basis for our nation’s historical existence. They’re emblazoned above the heads of the Supreme Court Justices in Washington, DC.
But when education and diversity editors demand conformity to a secular, godless, Marxist ideology, enabling boys to self-identify as girls and children to self-identify as furry animals – all the while pushing godless Marxism over God-centered morality – Oklahoma education is in trouble.
Godless classrooms enable moral and intellectual stupidity, ultimately destroying real education.
That’s not me saying it. Our Founding Fathers said it.
President John Adams, author of the Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson, made it clear. He said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Morality and virtue are the foundation of our republic and necessary for a society to be free.”
A minute of silence to contemplate Nature’s God and our accountability to the Creator and a historical display of the Ten Commandments in the classroom beside the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence serves an existential exercise for our nation, not a religious exercise for any denomination.
BUNYAN’S SECOND ABSURD STATEMENT
2. “We’re 49th in education, with kids’ overall well-being at 46th in the nation, according to the recent Kids Count report. Yet, side shows of culture wars that blow up into undignified churlish, brawl-like events continue at Board of Education meetings.”
NEWSFLASH: Our Secretary of Public Instruction has been in office for less than a year. You remove Oklahoma City and Tulsa Public schools from the statistics; Oklahoma is 17th in education.
Ironically, it’s OKC and Tulsa newspapers and schools promoting diversity, inclusion, and conformity to a godless ideology that got us to 49th.
If there is no God, everything is permitted. Proper education is downgraded and ultimately destroyed when classrooms are permissive and evil.
But suppose local school districts can acknowledge God in the classroom, focus on the discipline of learning, and teach the historical values of our country. In that case, the educational scores of our Oklahoma schools will skyrocket.
Our rural schools and rural teachers already practice this (much to the chagrin of Marxists). That’s why their schools, classrooms, and education schools are superior.
It’s ignorant to blame the low scores of OKC and Tulsa schools on State Superintendent Ryan Walters.
He has a plan to save these schools from self-destruction. Oklahomans overwhelmingly elected him into office, and we’ll push back on diversity editors and Marxist agitators who try to remove Ryan from office before he can effect his plan.
BUNYAN’S THIRD ABSURD STATEMENT
3. “To imply that Oklahoma classrooms are dens of immorality is ludicrous. If morality is the problem, then grown-up leadership needs to speak, act and behave in a manner we want all of our children to model.”
Ludicrous? Is it ludicrous not to want biological boys in your daughter’s restroom? Is it absurd to want your children to be taught that sexual immorality, stealing, lying, coveting, and other violations of the Laws of Nature are an offense to Nature’s God?
I’ll tell you what’s ludicrous.
It’s ludicrous to fight to expose sexual predators in religious institutions (like I did) and not speak out when the Oklahoman promotes Pride Parades, where grown men stand in front of children, exposing their genitalia to these children. It’s ludicrous not to be offended at street marches where queers parade about naked and shout, “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re coming for your children.”
I believe them.
The immorality of our culture cannot be allowed in our Oklahoma public school classrooms because diversity editors and educators mock the moral foundation of our country.
Most Oklahoma teachers are wonderful, moral men and women who believe in God and His Laws. We simply want them to be free to teach our children the truth about the heritage of the United States of America.
We are building a firewall to prevent diversity editors of Oklahoma’s state paper from yielding influence to turn our classrooms into a moral morass.
Oklahomans used to drink Budweiser. No more. Oklahomans used to read the state newspaper.
Oklahomans won’t subscribe anymore if The Oklahoman becomes The Wokelahoman.