JUST AS CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS SEEING ITS LARGEST GROWTH IN DECADES AFTER CRT/BLM/DRAG QUEENS AND COVID COMBINED TO EXPOSE THE ROT IN PUBLIC ED-THE OPPORTUNIST ARE MAKING THEIR MOVE. FAUX CONSERVATIVES LIKE TPUSA WANT TO CEASE THE DAY.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Many faithful ministries, teachers and parents have been dedicated to providing alternative Christian education as Public Schools continued their steep decline. Often with small budgets and big hearts- these efforts have continued to lay and solid foundation and meaningful alternatives to progressive public education which openly seeks to make global justice warriors of our children and grandchildren. Covid’s remote learning from home brought fresh light on the trash seeking to indoctrinate children in public schools and has set in motion a massive migration into existing homeschool and Christian school models.
NOT NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Many faithful ministries like Exodus Mandate, Public School Exit, American Association of Christian Schools, Association of Classical and Christian Schools, Foundation for American Christian Education, National Black Home Educators, Family Renewal, National Home Education Research Institute, HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association). have been dedicated to building and strengthening options in Christian Education. These organizations are committed to a non-voucher or no direct government subsidies model and encourage parents to GET THEIR CHILDREN OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL and prevent their INDOCTRINATION. Now that the growth is surging for Christian Schools and Christian homeschools the opportunist and grifters are moving in as well.
ALL THAT IS LABELED CONSERVATIVE AND CHRISTIAN IS NOT WHAT IT CLAIMS
Enter Turning Point USA and Charlie Kirk into the Christian education arena with “Turning Point Academy”. Pay close attention to what this June announcement means and why Kirk and TPUSA are NOT the trusted conservative Christian partner for your child’s education… IF it’s Christian Academies have the same values as Kirk and TPUSA have been promoting for the last decade at its “Teen Summits” and other events and publications.
TPUSA /KIRK JUST EXPANDED -BIRTHING “TPUSA FAITH ” BRAND COMPLETE WITH CONSERVATIVE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS FOR KIRK AND PASTORS CONFERENCES.
Charlie Kirk and TPUSA has a clearly Libertarian message which is NOT in step with Christian Conservative Faith and Family Values foundations of the movement. Kirks TPUSA Teen Summits platform multiple LGBTQ speakers and Transgender personalities of the “LGBTQ for Trump ” world share the stage with Kirk . In late May 2022 TPUSA terminated a young “TPUSA Ambassador” for a social media post connecting Monkeypox and homosexuality in a post from the CDC.
Struggling denominational movement the Southern Baptist Convention is in undergoing a massive progressive take over from the inside. The deadly politicized #MeToo agenda has rolled through the SBC since 2018 invited in by inside operatives resulting in the movements future being placed in the hands of Diversity Equity and Inclusion compliance reforms. CRT and Intersectionality have been officially recognized as “useful analytical tools WITH th Gospel since 2019…a decade before that in the SBC Seminaries.
CONSERVATIVE BAPTIST NETWORK -THE SBC’s HOPE ?
In the last few years one group that has formed to offer hope to the SBC “liberal drift” is the “Conservative Baptist Network” yet CBN hosted Libertarian / TPUSA leader Charlie Kirk as a keynote speak at its 2022 June meetings during the SBC annual meetings. This was the very same- EXACT DAY that the newly launched TPUSA Faith announced it’s Pastors Conference announcement and the same month that TP Academy was announced . TPUSA and Kirk are expanding the BRAND and Christian pastors and Christian Education are in cross hairs.
Word on the Street among Collaborators with Kirk is that “Kirk has changed” and the Libertarian pro gay Kirk of “2 years ago”has moved to the right on these issues. Nothing in the TPUSA/Kirk programing supports these claims .Only the marketing to a new audience a the TPUSA / TP ACADEMY brands are launched and expanded.
If you know how these political organizations and branding work THEN you will know doubt smell $$$ here. Time will tell if this is what is driving the expansion – along with the desire to further infiltrate and dilute the conservative Christian movement with Libertarian and left leaning social policy.
TPUSA/CHARLIE KIRKS MOVE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION- THE PLANS AND THE PARTNERS.
“PHOENIX, June 7, 2022—Turning Point USA is thrilled to announce the launch of Turning Point Academy, a new ambitious educational collaboration with Dream City Christian, the first in a growing network of schools that will launch across the country in the coming years. Dream City Christian, a Turning Point Academy, will be focused on raising a generation of well-educated, courageous, patriotic, and principled leaders ready to impact their communities, their country, and the culture at large. “
“Dream City Christian, a Turning Point Academy, is a traditional, K-12 brick-and-mortar school offering best-in-class curriculum, competitive team sports, and access to extracurricular learning opportunities throughout the school year. Enrollment is now open and will welcome over 600 students beginning in the fall of 2022. Currently there are over 30 teachers and administrators on staff, with many more to be added in the coming weeks as part of the launch of Turning Point Academy. “
THOUGH MARKETED AS A NEW SCHOOL LAUNCH BY TP ACADEMY “DREAM CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS “HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS .
SO WHY MARKET IT AS THE TP ACADEMY LAUNCH ? THE REALITY LOOKS MORE LIKE TP ACADEMY WILL SIMPLY BE BRANDING EXISTING CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS.
WILL THE AFFILIATION WITH TP ACADEMY BRING FUNDING WITH IT – OR WILL IT ENCOURAGE SCHOOLS TOWARD PUBLIC FUNDING AND VOUCHERS? SUCH FUNDING IS A DEADLY MISTAKE – MORE ON THAT AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE .
THE PARTNERS-DREAM CENTER FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIP FOUNDERS
“Building Christian leaders to serve for His Glory in an ever-changing world.”
“Dream City Christian School in Glendale is building Christian leaders through a Bible-based curriculum, high academic standards, comprehensive fine arts programs, exciting and engaging chapels, championship-level athletics, and state of the art STEM program. With small class sizes and a low student-teacher ratio, your children get personalized attention geared to their pace of learning. Discover the difference a loving Christ-centered community makes.”
DREAM CITY CHRISTIAN ,THE BARNETTS AND THE “DREAM CENTER MODEL”
In 2011 Christianity Today featured to founders of the Dream Center and its “Presidential award winning ” Faith Based Partnership Model .
SO WHY IS TPUSA/ CHARLIE KIRK CHOOSING A SCHOOL PARTNER WHOSE FOUNDERS AND DREAM CENTER TEMPLATE MATCH THE SAME EQUITY AND JUSTICE IDEOLOGY WHICH HAS ALREADY SPILLED OVER INTO THE CHURCH ?
LOOKS LIKE KIRK HAS NOT CHANGED AND TURNING POINT ACADEMY IS THE LATEST VENUE FOR THE SAME AGENDA.
HOMESCHOOLERS BEWARE- KIRK/TP ACADEMY WILL BE WORKING ON HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AS WELL.
according to Kirk in his announcement about TP Academy- they will also be developing Christian Homeschool curriculum.
Globalist interest have already invaded Christian education with Bio-Logos and other ill funded efforts to promote Multi Faith collaborations and the merger of Faith and Science / Theistic Evolution into Christian Education .
ALSO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COVERING ORGANIZATIONS ARE BEING INFILTRATED WITH THE LGBTQ JUSTICE AND INCLUSION AGENDA.
NOW MORE ON TURNING POINT ACADEMY PARTNER SCHOOL-FBP ORIGINS
(FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY 2011)
A Dream of a Center: ‘A Model for Faith-based Organizations’
“An interview with the head of one of the most effective Pentecostal social missions in America.”
INTERVIEW BY ROBERT CROSBY|AUGUST 15, 2011
“The dream first took shape in Los Angeles in 1994, when Tommy Barnett, pastor of Phoenix First Assembly of God, extended his church’s outreach. He bought an abandoned behemoth of a building, the 360,000-square-foot Queen of Angels hospital complex, and, with the help of his then 20-something son, Matthew, started the Dream Center (DreamCenter.org). Today the center is a joint effort of the Assemblies of God and the Foursquare Church.”
“The nonprofit outreach involves hundreds of volunteers and staff, carrying out over 250 ministries that weekly touch over 40,000 people living in the inner city. Ministries include food trucks, a shelter for human trafficking victims, a mobile medical clinic, and the Dream Center Academy. In 1998, George W. Bush visited it and called it “a model for faith-based organizations.” Pastor Barnett has seen the movement spawn almost 200 similar “dream centers” staffed by Pentecostals in cities and towns across the nation. Robert Crosby interviewed Matthew Barnett for CT.”
(NOTE -AGAIN – “In 1998, George W. Bush visited it and called it “a model for faith-based organizations.”)
“What is the Dream Center’s mission?”
(CT NOR THE BARNETT’S WILL TELL YOU THE LONG GAME IN PLAIN ENGLISH-BUT THE GOAL OF FBP IS TO HARNESS THE RESOURCES OF CHRISTIANS AND THE CHURCH…INCLUDING OUR CHILDREN -AS PART OF THE GLOBAL GOALS- EQUITABLE WORLD–SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE DISTRIBUTION AND DELIVERY CONDUIT.)
“Being a 24-7 church in the community—a church that never sleeps, meeting all kinds of human needs.”
“What are some newly launched ministries at the Dream Center?”
“We recently opened the largest rescue center in America for human trafficking, with 60 beds. To our knowledge, prior to this there were only 39 beds [at one site] devoted to this kind of effort in the country. We now also have an on-site college that is regionally accredited. It serves as a bit of a “Peace Corps” and niche college experience.”
(NOTE :MERGING CHRISTIAN MISSION WITH PEACE CORP AND AMERICORP ARE OUTLINED IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S REFROMS OF BUSH ERA FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIPS.-
SO KRK AND TPUSA LOOK TO BE CONTINUING THE FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIP MISSION BY EXPANDING THEIR BRAND OVER ONE OF THE MAIN PROMOTERS OF FBP.)
MORE ON TP ACADEMY AND THE DREAM CITY CHRISTIAN PARTNERSHIP
“Dream City Christian is an amazing collaborator in this project and we’re so grateful to do this together,” says Charlie Kirk, Founder of Turning Point Academy. “They already have an amazing start, including a physical school, a faculty, and much of the groundwork laid. Turning Point Academy, for our part, is uniquely positioned to take the school to the next level. Having been in the educational world for 10 years, we have access to some of the best educational resources, teachers, academics and curriculums this country has to offer. We can bring those to bear as we relaunch Dream City Christian as the first Turning Point Academy, ensuring it is a model for others to follow as we launch additional Turning Point Academies around the country.”
“Dream City Christian, a Turning Point Academy, will be the first in a network of private schools the collaboration hopes to launch in the coming years. Turning Point Academy will offer both a classic, pro-American curriculum as well as a Christian educational programming option, allowing local stakeholders to determine their preferred model based on the needs, wants, and desires of that community.”
“There are so many parents, students, and even educators who have come to me throughout the years, but especially recently, asking us to start Turning Point Academy. The need is overwhelming, and we’re going to work around the clock to make sure there are schools that can meet this moment with excellence and the requisite, timeless values that will make America the shining city on a hill for a whole new generation. That project starts right here in Glendale, Arizona.”
UNESCO ADMITS WHY A FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIP MODEL LIKE DREAM CITY CHRISTIAN IS PROBLEMATIC …THE MONEY IS A HOOK FOR CONTROL.
Alex Newman who is a key researcher in the Christian Education movement found and reported on a UNESCO document that “School Vouchers” are at the core of plans to take over control of private schools .
UN Report: Use Tax Money To Control Private Schools
July 28, 2022
“Governments should use tax subsidies for private schools to bring them under government control and impose regulations mandating “equity” and other goals, according to a report commissioned by the controversial United Nations’ “education” agency known as UNESCO. “…
“The document adds urgency to longtime concerns expressed by opponents of “vouchers” and other so-called “school choice” schemes. Critics have long warned that “free” government money will come with strings attached at some point — and will eventually eliminate genuine school choice. “
“Of course, it is easy to see the appeal of tax money. Frustrated by the escalating indoctrination of children in government schools, desperate families — along with countless conservative and libertarian voices — have latched on to the idea of having education tax money “follow the child.” …
“The little-noticed report, released late last year and commissioned by UNESCO’s “Global Education Monitoring Report,” argues that there is a “need to establish appropriate governance and regulatory frameworks” over private schools funded by government. This is supposedly to ensure that UN-backed goals such as “equity” are achieved.”
“The alleged “need” to regulate private education providers is taken for granted. “Regulatory reforms must clearly define what public interest in education is and fix the rules under which private providers may participate,” states the report, dubbed “Regulating Public-Private Partnerships, governing non-state schools: An equity perspective.”
Even more alarming, the report starts with the outrageous premise that the government — not the parents — is primarily responsible for the education of children. Citing the UN’s so-called “Sustainable Development Goals,” described by UN bosses as the “master plan for humanity,” the report claims that “the State remains the duty bearer of education as a public good.”…
“It will allow for the collection of all children’s social and emotional data to measure compliance for their future social credit system driven by ESGs,” she added. “Don’t fall for it.” Parents
“Incredibly, parents are described variously in the report commissioned by UNESCO as “stakeholders” and even “vested interests” to be overcome by the government. Enter “Public-Private Partnerships,” often known as PPPs. “
“These PPPs represent a model in which profits can flow to private interests, as long as those interests do what the government wants. Critics have regularly derided the approach — widely supported among global elites at the World Economic Forum — as state socialism, corporatism, and fascism. Think Nazi Germany: Companies could remain in private hands, as long as they served the state.”
“According to the report, PPP schools are not “exempt from complying with centrally defined curricula, learning standards or student admissions criteria, among other public regulations,” the report says, ominously. “
Charlie Kirk and Turning Point USA venture into Christian branding with TPUSA Faith and Christian education with Turning Point Academy look to be suspect at best and dangerous upon deeper consideration. The Conservative Christian movement has had a powerful impact on America and the church in the past but is under threat of being co-opted by the very forces TPUSA has long been in partnership with. What it means to be a Conservative Christian is under massive efforts to redefine it along the Libertarian ideology and many in the movement are looking for fresh rallying cry as Roe V Wade was overturned. ( NOTE: this is possibly a huge opportunity for progressives as the pro life movement celebrates but also faces confusion over what the SCOTUS decisions really means.)
Christian education on the other hand is enjoying a huge boost of growth and interest and expansion opportunity. However Kirk and Turning Point and the Dream Center Christian Schools partners look to be well down the pathway with-and under the influence of the structures – funding – ideologies with the power to destroy Christian education.
Private School – Christian Schools need to stay privately funded and managed – and Christian in principle and practice -in curriculum and in commitment to the Bible. There are no safe options to partner with anyone who is tainted by the leaven of these mainstream deceptions.