Written in 1986 and re-published here with permission of Rev. G.I. Williamson see his essay Some Thoughts on Theonomy here.
This is the flier which is being passed out the morning of Nov. 18, 2017 to hundreds, if not a few thousand, people attending a Pro-family conference held at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Southwestern is the largest SBC Seminary in America. The conference is to help Christian parents deal with the LGBTQ / Trans agenda in the public schools coming in to Texas.
Such conferences have the impact of impeding the exodus of Christians from the Christ-less public schools.
Rescue the Perishing’s goal is counter these efforts and encourage the youth to implore their parents to get them out. Co-sponsors of our flier are Crown and Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church, Conroe, Texas and Exodus Mandate of Columbia, South Carolina.
A pro-life evangelical girl who testified in front of her state legislature on a pro-life bill was, three years later, still steeped in fornication.
I wrote this linked FAX in June of 1994 after being confronted by a Christian, pro-life, young woman, (who had testified in the South Dakota legislature for “pro-life” legislation) while I was picketing outside a so-called Christian, prolife Crisis Pregnancy Center on May 10, 1994. The CPC is called the Alpha Center, located in Sioux Falls, SD. Allen & Leslee Unruh, the founders of the Alpha Center a few years later went on to establish the phony National Abstinence Clearinghouse to do harm on a much larger scale.
This fax was sent to Jody Clemens, then a counselor at the Women’s Care Clinic, Fargo, ND. I had never met Jody but found their clinic was one of three I could locate in the U.S. (others were in Cumming, GA and St. Paul, MN) that did not conform to the wicked policies of Care Net and NIFLA regarding “absolute confidentiality” when counseling a pregnant woman who was considering aborting her child. Fargo’s Women’s Care Center would reserve the right, as policy, to contact those in authority in a young woman’s life regarding her sexual sin, pregnancy and possible abortion. (I.e. Boyfriend, father/mother, husband, pastor, etc.).
I had previously called and visited with Clemens about the policy and commended them for it. And was sure they would understand my point in this FAX. Her supervisor took my FAX, blotted out the names, city and state and added her comments in hand-writing on the bottom of the 2nd page and mailed it out to their supporters.
On the link above, I have attached their hand-written comments on the bottom half of the un-redacted original. And Mrs. Houle recently gave me permission to leave her name in it.
Here were my concluding remarks with that “evangelical, pro-life Christian” young woman on that May 10, 1994 day.
“I said young woman, this is how I see your picture:
You fornicated as a youth and haven’t repented of it; you gave up your child for selfish motives; you gave her to a couple that could (statistically) be wanting her because of the results of their prior fornication; you are fornicating still; you are pumping your body full of abortifacient chemical hormones that are statistically killing one 2-week-old baby each year; the hormones if taken long enough in conjunction with your continued fornication will render you sterile; and finally you and your husband will turn around in 5-10 years and put pressure on some CPC, adoption agency, or private adoption lawyer to get you a child because of your sterility. The vicious circle of sin goes round and around. And this, in your case, is all done in the name of Christ and the pro-life cause.”
If nothing else, please read the first three pages of Rev. Peter Allison’s (Conroe, TX) biblical analysis of deception versus concealing the truth from evil doers. The various Hebrew/Greek word usages are on the remaining pages. You can find it here.
Facebook Discussion With Texas Mass Resistance
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
RTP has been a financial supporter of Mass Resistance out of Boston, Mass. No group has been more willing to confront the most radical of radical homosexuals in America, than Mass Resistance (MR) MR is led by Brian Camenker who is of Jewish background. In the streets, in academia, in legislative testimony, etc. they have been fearless! They put to shame 99% of Christian groups.
Yet their solution of ‘cleaning up’ public schools (not closing them) is wrong. (In particular they want to throw out the homosexual material and use abstinence education.) They are now starting new state groups around the country. Their Texas chapter recently did a large neighborhood leaflet drop in Austin, inviting concerned parents and citizens to a recently held meeting where they can learn more of the perverse new homo-sexual/transgender sex-ed curriculum being introduced into the Austin Independent School District.
The material is so truly offensive there is little left to shock people with. The next and last thing left will be sexual acts leading to death. So I messaged them on their Facebook page. See the problem in its fullness below. This dialog was held on Friday, September 8, 2017.
My message to TMR:
I’ve been down all these roads in the 1990s. Even the population control/US Govt. (HHS)-funded abstinence programs are fatally flawed. My ministry did the first-ever interview of a repentant abstinence instructor. The question she could no longer answer was, “How do you talk about marital union apart from Christ, His Word, the parents and a Godly pastor in the pulpit?”
The flaw in your approach is that you are battling sinful human nature and the devil on the devil’s playing filed. Get out!! At great love and sacrifice to your (grand) children, de-legitimize public education by pulling the children out and placing Christ at the foundations of your children’s education. Once yours are protected then go on the attack of the public schools. But all new recruits to your cause must first get their own out!
You are all sounding just like my generation did back in the late 1980s and early ’90s. This same response failed then (and it got MUCH worse) and it will fail now. Public schools are now under a generational compounding curse. And children ‘opting out’ does nothing because your son or daughter will be, like a little goldfish, swimming in filth-pool filled with sexual sharks. Almost all of their peers in the halls, classrooms, gyms and locker-rooms will still have been perversely sexualized. This culture remains an unjust setting for the ‘opted out’ child.
I have taught a class in Lakeway, TX a few years ago on de-funding Texas public schools at the ballot box.
Final summary. You are fighting a defensive, rear-guard battle that has been losing since George H.W. Bush fist pushed thru legislation in the early 1970s to (Title X) fund classroom sex-talk, shortly after Mary Calderone (medical director of Planned Parenthood) with then-Monseigneur James T. McHugh’s (of National Conference Catholic Bishops) assistance, launched SIECUS (Sex Information and Education Council of the United States). (Search “Rubbers” Bush.) [Editor’s Note: Their speaker in Austin was referencing Calderone and SEICUS in her remarks. But I heard no mention of the Catholic Church’s or the Bush family’s involvement in her remarks.]
A truly offensive approach would be to pull the children out of these ‘damned’ government schools and then go after their funding.
But then that might upset the Texas Baptists and their idolatrous love of football. Let them slump back and keep fighting their civilization (family) destroying, rear-guard battles – all to assuage their consciences while they can celebrate their Friday night lights! I can’t wait until God in heaven darkens those idolatrous lights!
You guys need to lead the Exodus out of the schools!
Replacing publicly owned public education controlled by secularists with privately owned public education controlled by parents is not a solution until it succeeds. MassResistance favors the long-term solution, but we are more focused on the immediate need to “resist” rather than the long-term need to “replace.” The latter goal is better addressed by organizations dedicated to it. Trying to accomplish both goals through one organization doesn’t work well for us.
“Privately owned public education controlled by parents”….what is this referring to?
In all due respect, your approach has not been a solution or succeeded over the last 45 years. I have been a financial donor to Brian Camenker (Mass Resistance) for some time but may need to reconsider.
Let me suggest you consider a legislative front to repeal all compulsory age laws, repeal state income tax and property tax levy laws used to fund public schools, repeal the corporations of Texas ISDs and get rid of the system. When successful, the tidal wave of cash in each local community would make high quality, God-fearing, parent-directed private schools easily affordable. And there would be boatloads of cash left over to fund charitable donations so that the children of the poor would start to receive a real education, instead of serving as a mere warm seat/enrollment unit needed to get access to state aid. And serve to further fund their opulent system.
One never gets down the road to such a reality until they first get past the snickering “You can’t be serious!” stage.
Abstinence education was created as a ruse in the late 1970s because the sexual perverts were panicked that so many Christians (especially in the Midwest and South) were pulling their kids out and starting private schools in response to George H.W. Bush’s and SEICUS’ new push to introduce classroom sex talk. The perverts responded with a two-fold approach.
They first funded development of the Christ-less, abstinence sex-talk curriculum, (I.e. Sex Respect was one of the first….have you ever looked at their “Teachers Manual”?) to trick parents into thinking their public school was OK as long as my kid can ‘opt out’ or be taught these pervert-created “abstinence” courses. Second, they made sure that all these new private schools were accredited by the state. (The root word to accreditation is credo or creed. So what is the state’s “creed” which these Christian schools seek to conform to?) In time, most private schools are now teaching the same crap. The Exodus of public schools was thwarted by their superior educational/legislative manipulations.
True resistance will begin with free-falling public-school enrollment numbers. God is not blessing their system. Like the Berlin Wall, Texas (and American) public schools will collapse. Personally, I think it will be sooner than we can imagine.
BTW, one of the first mainline pro-family organizations in the country has now joined our cause. See https://illinoisfamily.org/education/christian-parents-must-exit-government-schools/
Is there any way for us to exist in some kind of friendly way with you without us totally agreeing with you on every point of strategy in dealing with immediate needs? I’ve already said we agree with the preferability of privately owned, public schooling that is accountable to parental needs. (Privately owned, public schooling (POPS) is a phrase that comprehends Christian schools as well as other privately owned schools. It’s useful in recognizing two things: (1) Christian schools are open to the public, and (2) the problem with government-owned public schools (GOPS) is they are government owned, not that they are public. Most people involved in disinvesting government from ownership of public schools are well aware of why the preceding points are useful.) We don’t expect to turn GOPS into Christian schools. Our intent is to make them as tolerable as possible for people who have no other immediate choice but to use them. There is no need to browbeat us with info we already know. As far as our solution not working for 45 years, the situation we are dealing with is the result of your approach being corrupted into the mess we presently see. Your attempt to recover from that is laudable and we eagerly support it, but it’s no solution for parents whose only option tomorrow is a public school. In not seeming to understand that, I think you need to appreciate the difference between what is good and what is right— there’s a difference.
My further reply:
Tyranny and many failed solutions have been rationalized by the urgency of the “immediate”. This ‘immediate’ problem has been around for 45 years.
You seem to disparage me as not one of the ”most-people” who are aware of your definitions. But awareness of such a definition is a bit challenging, when your ‘definitional’ target is moving. In your first reply you wrote “privately owned public education”. Your next reply then ignores that and asserts what you were talking about was “Privately owned, public schooling (POPS)”
Public education, for the millions involved in it, has a fixed definition. It is schools incorporated by their given states, funded with taxpayer (income and property) dollars, accessible to all, with parent’s subject to the state’s compulsory age laws. There is no ‘private ownership’ of them of these government institutions.
Then you switch over to privately owned, public schooling, complete with your cool little acronym POPS. Aside from the fact that this looks like a term invented by a graduate student in a thesis written for some social welfare graduate program and he/she is offended that their work is not being recognized by a critic, I know most of the leaders involved in an informal national coalition ‘to exist public education’ and I’ve never seen POPS used in any of their writings.
Now let me help you become aware of the divergence in your moving target: Public education is funded by money extracted from taxpayers by force of law. Privately owned schooling is not.
Further, Christian schools being open to the public is NOT the same as public education schools being so open. The Christian schools can, should and must limit who of the public is so allowed in. Yes, they can be employed as tools of evangelism but an adopted child of a lesbian couple who has been given ‘orders’ to advance their cause in such a school, should not be a member of the public permitted into a Christian school. But true public education cannot so limit.
Let me apologize for any confusion I may have written which drew you to conclude, “As far as our solution not working for 45 years, the situation we are dealing with is the result of your approach being corrupted into the mess we presently see. “
To be clear, I have resisted your approach since the mid-1980s. My peers didn’t as few to anyone has picked up “my” approach. Again, the organic effort to start Christian schools was aborted in the mid-1970s by the legal/educational gamesmanship of the perverted sexologists and their public policy friends.
The mess we currently see is the fruit of the pro-life movement’s failed response – which I opposed starting in the mid-1980s – and yet the one you folks are browbeating people into following still today. The only recovery will come when Christians abandon these schools and in time the public schools close. That will be both good and right. Even with all the great work Judith Reisman did, I never read where she called for closing public schools and getting the children out NOW!
The discussion became less than productive after this. But now you see the problem. That which has no Biblical warrant to exist, public schools, and which are anything but free, remain ‘a given’ in their eyes. It remains an issue we will deal with some day down the road. But not now! This ultimate faith in the Christ-less government school systems has only made matters ‘compoundingly’ worse for each new generation. When will leaders have the heart of sacrificial service to Christ and to children?
I still think we need to begin leaflet-dropping these compromised gatherings with a flier on the “Sin of Public Education”. I am confident there will be some in the audience whom the Holy Spirit has prepared their hearts to hear His Word and save their children.
~~Paul R. Dorr, Director
THE WAR FOR THE SOULS AND MINDS OF CHRISTIAN CHILDREN ALONG WITH THE SPIRITUAL WAR TO CLOSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS LONG OVERDUE!
Martin Luther was right. Schools not founded in Christ are hog-pens, they are of Satan and they will perish!
“For, it is my serious opinion, prayer, and desire that these hog-pens and Satan’s schools either be sunk into the abyss or changed into Christian schools”. ~Martin Luther, To Magistrates and Councilmen
“Gerhard Groote, a wealthy and educated man from Holland, saw a need and founded the Brethren of the Common Life schools. These schools stressed piety and Christian living…These schools were foundational to the Reformation insomuch as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and other reformers were trained in Brethren of Common Life schools or ones inspired by them…
“These schools, existing primarily in Holland and Germany, maintained, as do Christian schools today, “Learning without piety was rather a curse than a blessing.”” (Kienel 189).
“Above all in schools of all kinds the chief and most common lesson should be the Scriptures….but where the Holy Scriptures are not the rule, I advise no one to send his child. Everything must perish where God’s Word is not studied unceasingly”. ~Martin Luther
E. Ray Moore Director of Exodus Mandate has submitted a paper to Liberty University’s 500th Anniversary celebration of the Reformation. The quotes above were taken from it. It is titled and can be found here: What Once Was Can Be Again. In it, Moore documents the clear connections between the Reformation and the Biblical training/education of children.
Many Christian schools have lost their way today because they sought the humanist state’s money and accreditation. R. J. Rushdoony says here that the Christian school should be so superior in knowledge and training that all other schools will be seeking the Church’s accreditation, not the other way around.
Failing Christian schools will be restored once they also end their idolatry of the state.
Having done plenty of sidewalk counseling at abortion clinics several years ago RTP was drawn to penning this text, recently, to be used by any ministry who want. This, below, has received positive critiques from Christian men with more years of sidewalk ministry than ours. Use as you desire.
When I submitted this letter to one of the most award winning weekly newspapers in America, I never thought they’d publish it. I was quite surprised to see they did. In its entirety. You can read it here.
Yes, this christian, pro-life adoption agency is very pro-choice. See here.
Rescue the Perishing has long seen the threat to Christian civilization posed by the sexual revolution as being much greater within the Christian churches than from unbelievers. The silence, acquiescence, apathy and finally capitulation, has occurred in about one generation. The power of the Gospel and our Lord’s Law-Word was taken off the table and replaced with fear and/or deceptive sophism’s.
In the homosexual realm we once confronted the fundamental lie of “sexual orientation” being advocated on the “Christian” campus of Central College, Pella, Iowa in the Spring of 2003. We distributed this attached flier all over Pella.
A few years later a public television crew from New York City (WNYC) came to Ocheyedan to film my objections to a Lutheran girl setting up a homosexual GLSEN club at M-OC Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, IA. (They nearly pleaded to interview me when after they spent two days of contacting over 40 pastors in the Sioux County, Iowa area and couldn’t find one willing to go on camera and challenge this high school girl’s public rebellion.)
Their question of me was, ‘How should Christians treat someone in the Church who has been born with a homosexual orientation but has not acted on it; that is, had not engaged in a homosexual act‘ (which was this girl’s claim). My response had the audio/video crew members sporting the “we’ve been had” grin by the time I was done. To my knowledge, my interview was never broadcast. Below is a close summary of what I said on camera. (Their question, BTW, was an accurate repeat of the sinful doctrine held by the Christian Reformed Church denomination.)
What if I could convince the Rockefeller, Robert Woods Johnson and the Packard foundations, who’ve been well known to fund research on sexual anarchy, to donate up to $750 million to the top five research universities and medical schools in North America and Europe, telling them to look for a genetic DNA code that proves some people are born with an orientation to steal their way through life? And, also, look for another genetic code demonstrating that others are born with an orientation NOT to be sexually faithful to their spouse? What if they told these universities and medical schools that they would start with provisional allocations of the money and based on their reports of “promising” research data, more millions of pledged dollars would be freed up to continue their research. No one would be surprised to see these institutions responded by hiring researchers, PhD’s, and lab technicians; then open new labs and go to work doing self-proclaimed objective research.
Who’d be surprised to learn after a few years the research did “look promising” and as a result, millions more dollars came to each university? After 5 to 7 years of this process who would be surprised to see the research directors of these top universities stand with the Executive Directors of these foundations at the National Press Club announcing major scientific ‘breakthroughs’?
Like the following, “We can now prove with scientific certainty that some people have been conceived with a deterministic orientation to commit adultery and others to steal. The research data proves it,” they would sanctimoniously announce.
The response? There’s a big PR hoopla. “Now the problem with stealing and crime is understood! Now the problem with divorce and societal family breakdown has a scientific explanation to it!”
Soon the media and cultural tools are unleashed. This new “science” is showing up in Hollywood scripts, day-time talk shows, videos, songs, etc. The publishing industry gets millions and soon biology textbooks for high schools and universities now report this “scientific evidence” as fact. Soon schools are teaching this new science and people with these new-found genetic orientations are coming around to speak to student assemblies sharing their struggles with such. A full-blown propaganda system has been executed for a few years when suddenly, a few members in your church now conclude that this is their deterministic biological orientation.
How are the rest of us in the church to know such fellow members have been born with this orientation? Easily. They are telling their fellow member that this new scientific “fact” applies to them. And they are asking for our love, prayers, kindness and sacrificial compassion.
Now consider these incidents in my church.
What if after worship one Sunday Pieter came up to Rod and said, “Rod you know I have not done well in life. It’s because I was born with a genetic orientation to steal my way through life, and not work. Would you pray for me brother? Your $70,000 pickup is the best looking set of wheels in the church parking lot. My orientation is to come out late some night to your garage and steal your pickup. I know that would be sin and I can’t do that, but please pray for me, because I’m really tempted and struggling with my genetic orientation to steal.”
Or how about when Helen approached Gertrude and said, “Gertie I need your prayers. You know God made me with a genetic orientation not to be faithful to my Herman. Your Leo is the best looking man in church and I’m really tempted to seduce him some night and sleep with him. Now I know it would be sin to do this, but I need your prayers and compassion so I don’t act on my genetic orientation to commit adultery.”
When the redeemed sinner struggles with lustful thoughts and desires, both material and sexual, and doesn’t act on them in any fashion – then the limit of his/her sin is between them and God. They need to repent of these thoughts, seek a closer walk and dependence on Christ through reading His Word, prayer, right worship, service to the needy and striving to obey His law in all areas of his/her life. If they have not sinned against a brother or sister in Christ (or any others), yet continue to struggle with temptation, he/she must go to their pastor or elders and their spouse (if any), and quietly share their struggles and ask for prayer and spiritual guidance.
But for some reason the person in the Church struggling with the sin of his/her desire to engage in sodomy gets to transform the name from “lust” to “orientation”, go around the church advertising it and asking for everyone to support and love him/her. If the potential thief or adulterer tried this he/she would be firmly advised to stop and come talk to Pastor for counsel the first time. The second time they employed such “coarse talk” (Eph. 5:4) they’d be sternly rebuked and the third time they’d be shown the door as a trouble-maker.
But somehow the rules are different for those with homosexual thoughts/lusts in the Church? I’m not buying it. Homosexuals need to repent of their sinful thoughts and turn to Christ like the rest of us redeemed sinners.
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