✍🏻Men Yell At Me | Raising Up an Army for God
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From Lyz Lenz’s latest, “Raising Up an Army for God:”
“Fear is ruling America again. A combination of backlash to the Black Lives Matter Movement and the 1619 Project has once again created a racist panic. There is a new push to homeschool, one tied to this current moment of racial and homophobic panic. The renewed effort to encourage families to flee public schools is finding fertile ground in parents frustrated with school closures, a lack of childcare, and exhausted and burnt-out teachers, women being forced out of the workforce, and parents afraid of gun violence in America. And it will destroy public education. Already the scaffolding is being built—states are seeking to cut school funding, are outlawing CRT and discussions of LGBTQ issues in the classroom.”
Read the rest of the post for a brief summary of the homeschooling movement, and a list of great resources on fundamentalism - including Empty The Pews and other familiar works.
On Christian Reconstruction, Rushdoony, and homeschooling, be sure to listen to this Powers & Principalities episode with Julie Ingersoll:
I contextualized the importance of Ingersoll’s work in this recent post:
For resources on white evangelicalism & Christian nationalism, check out the entire first season of Powers & Principalities:
Blake Chastain @brchastainIn fall 2020, I recorded a season of interviews about white evangelicalism & Christian nationalism. I'm very proud of it. It feels more relevant today than it was then. You can listen to it here: https://t.co/ATwDd5QMnE
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