When HR6 was brought to Congress in 1994, homeschool families realized their power.With an alert from HSLDA, homeschool families flooded the lines of Congress demanding that they exclude private, home and religious schools from the bill. The reach of HSLDA to activate the homeschool community has only grown since then.The Right has given a tyrant power and fame; he will do whatever they want him to do in order to keep it.
As students, we were taught critical thinking skills but given only a narrow view of what was acceptable to argue for.
We were, after all, being trained to take over the country for Christ, literally.
“No,” I said, “but don’t tell me, I need to get through the next hour.” I guarded my polling location from news of what was happening because we still had to close – I still had to close – and needed to be able to focus without dealing with the sheer terror of reality. Shock bombarded and horror filled me as I scrolled through my timeline.
I grew up in the far-right evangelical conservative (Christofascist) movement; specifically, I was homeschooled and my parents were part of a subculture called Quiverfull, whose aim is to outbreed everyone for Jesus. I was taught by every pastor I encountered that it was our job as Christians to outbreed the secularists (anyone not a far-right evangelical Protestant) and take over the government through sheer numbers.
We knew how to perform logical gymnastics about abortion, Christianity and any evangelical talking point you could throw at us.