2021 – Resolution on the Protection of Our Children in Their Education

Whereas children are a “heritage of the Lord” granted to us to raise up “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord,” for whom parents have the primary responsibility to “train up a child in the way that he should go,” and

Whereas parents can choose from a variety of means to accomplish the proper education of their children, whether in person in public school, in person in Christian schools, or virtual variations of public and religious education that can be accessed anywhere, and

Whereas the primary focus of public education has radically changed from instruction in the teaching of basic subjects, such as History, Social Studies, and English, unto the primary objective of the indoctrination of our children in Marxist ideology and antiAmerican philosophy/doctrines that undermine confidence in the Constitution of the United States, the American system of representative government, the trustworthiness of elections, and the objectives of the Civil War, and

Whereas the efforts to infuse Marxism into American education has been aggressively undertaken for more than 25 years in America, beginning with colleges and universities who were bribed to accept such inroads as Confucius Institutes that indoctrinated college students who participated in radical Marxism and anti-Americanism, and

Whereas teachers’ unions, including the largest one in the US, the American Federation of Teachers, have endorsed and promoted in school classrooms such anti-American programs and philosophies as Wokeism, Antifa, Critical Race Theory, BLM, etc. to the detriment of teaching the essential subjects of English, History, Mathematics, Science, etcetera, and

Whereas increasing numbers of parents and family members have met with radical opposition by school boards and faculty members, denying their rights to object to the indoctrination of their children to turn them from the authority of their parents and undermine their loyalty to our country, as it was founded, and

Whereas this indoctrination will undermine the confidence of children and families not well grounded in the Authority of the Word of God and the necessity of Salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, as well as undermine the work of the Church to teach the “whole counsel of God,”

Be it therefore resolved that we, the members of the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America, meeting in Attleboro, MA, June 22-24, 2021, do hereby resolve that we awaken to the threat of these movements in our country, seeking to destroy our freedoms and our churches that preach the whole counsel of God’s Word and warn our people of their threats, especially where families of our congregations have children in public education, from kindergarten through college, because these false doctrines are becoming a priority in their education to the detriment of the learning of essential subjects such as English, Writing, Mathematics, and Science.

Be it further resolved that we encourage church families with school-age children to consider the alternatives to public education because of this threat and carefully evaluate alternatives, since some church and private schools have been infected with the same anti-American dogma.