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Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Atheist-Socialists Are Trying to Destroy the United States From Within


“It happened gradually, and then it happened suddenly, as Hemingway would put it,” Pete Hegseth explained.                                                  

Hegseth is a best selling author, and co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend. His co-author, David Goodwin is president of the Association of Classical Christian Schools. They write that educational reformer John Dewey advocated progressive teaching in the 1920’s. And in 1935, after they fled Nazis Germany, Marxists from the Frankfurt School of Social Research introduced their views to students at New York’s Columbia University.

“These were all atheists. These were all socialists, or almost all of them were and their goal was social change, and they knew the schoolroom was the place they could do it. And it started with the removal of God,” Hegseth said.

David Goodwin believes the biggest change sidelining Christian education occurred when the U.S. Supreme Court, under Chief Justice Earl Warren, removed God from the classroom.

“They gradually took prayer out of school, they then took the Bible out of school, and they then forbid really any teaching of Christian instruction in school, ” explained Goodwin. “But that was the kind of the capstone of a long effort. It wasn’t the beginning, it was really the end.”

Also, Goodwin and Hegseth contend that progressives intentionally replaced classical Christian education with American nationalism. 

“We look at our Pledge of Allegiance – at least we do as conservatives and patriots and say, ‘Hey, that’s a great thing under God.’ Well, the original pledge was written in the late 19th century by a socialist who ultimately wrote it without under God, because the pledge was meant to shift kids away comfortably from God at the center of the class, from the cross, at the center to the flag at the center of the classroom, which was an easier sell to parents at the time,” Hegseth explained. “And now, of course, fast forward to today, and they’re happy to get rid of the flag.”

So, do Hegseth and Goodwin believe that America’s elites possess a well-devised spiritual strategy that transcends politics? 

“You see, we fight in terms of politics now and may win incremental battles here or there. What the left understood is they had to go to the heart of what made us who we are. What do we value? What’s our vision of the good life? What do we consider our virtues?” Hegseth explained. “And when they targeted that, they targeted at the foundation of who we really are, really the current underneath the top waters of the stream of cultures, the top waters, the current is paideia underneath, and they targeted that.” 

— Gary Lane, CBN News, ‘It Started with the Removal of God’: How Atheist-Socialists Have Fought America from Within, July 5, 2022

Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    Odd that he didn’t mention that person who wrote the pledge was a Christian socialist. Why would such this person want to lead people away from the god he follows?

    But I guess mentioning he was a Christian would not fit well with 20th century atheist Marxist’s trying to turn the american youth into Satan’s minions.

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    it’s always good to see how Christians try to pretend they are better than each other. Ah, “classical Christian”, as opposed to what Christian lite? Christian original?

    as usual, the Christian depends on outright lies in their need to gin up fear. I guess they just didn’t get that their god really hates lies.

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    MJ Lisbeth

    Leave it to Fundangelicals to selectively interpret or mangle (depending on your point of view) the Bible and history.

    What they and these Hegseth and Goodwin dudes can’t or don’t understand—or conveniently ignore—is that at the point their beliefs meet politics, nationalism is the only possible goal. All they can achieve, whether or not they can see or admit it, is a nation ruled by their interpretation of their holy book, theology and faith —in other words, a mythology —executed by whomever is deemed, by vote, fiat or force, to have the “right “ interpretation.

    In brief , nationalism—with white cisgender males in charge—is the only thing they really care about. “God,” “Jesus,”’”faith”’and’”scripture “‘are just the scaffolding for it.

    (I know I’m not Hannah Arendt, I am just a simple barefoot reader and writer who is trying to make sense out of what I see.)

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    Eye Roll

    Leave it to Fox to groom their viewers into going full Christian Nationalist. Their audience would be better off turning off the TV and going into their communities to volunteer at a soup kitchen or do something that’s actually useful instead of stewing in their outrage about how the “libruls” are “wrecking ‘Murica”.

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    I write for a small-town paper and the letters to the editor are regularly gummed up with rants about communists and socialists. In this case, the words are applied to anyone who doesn’t vote as the writers do. In point of fact, the writers seldom travel much farther than the local deer-hunting camp or the beach when forced by their spouses. Where the hell did these people meet communists?

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