American Fundamentalists
(Christ's Entry into Washington in 2008)
by Joel Pelletier
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Activists: Robert L. Simonds
Citizens for Excellence in Education

Signer of "A Manifesto for the Christian Church" (download PDF).

"Robert Simonds (1985), head of the Citizens for Excellence in Education (CEE), has written How to Elect Christians to Public Office. There he states:

"We need strong board members who know right from wrong. The Bible, being the only true source on right and wrong, should be the guide of board members. Only godly Christians can truly qualify for this critically important position. (p. 4)"

A "stealth" strategy for gaining power was recommended by Simonds (1985).2 Simonds advised his Christian candidates to be up-beat and avoid saying things that could sound "kooky" and cause a backlash. He even noted that "the name 'Citizens for Excellence in Education' was adopted because it is a 'friendly' name to a school board. No one is against citizens, or excellence, or education" (pp. 30-31; emphasis in original). With Simonds's book you can also get a Public School Awareness (PSA) kit, which teaches how to organize committees to win school elections. Audiotapes in the kit have Simonds telling his listeners that there is demonic activity going on in the schools and that the schools are persecuting Christians. In fact, in his newsletter he claimed that "it now appears that Christians in America are beginning to share the treatment Jews received in Nazi Germany" (Kaplan, 1994). How effective have these efforts been? The CEE claims that its efforts resulted in the election of 7,153 board members in 1993, and the CEE appears to have had a budget of $710,000 in 1994 (Kaplan, 1994). By January 1995, 1,700 politically active committees had been set up in school districts to elect Christian school board members (Gaddy, Hall, & Marzano, 1996). (David Berliner, Educational Psychology Meets the Christian Righ, 1996).

Quotes "There are 15,700 local school boards in this country. It is our intent to take them over one by one. All we need is majority...and then we will determine what is taught, we will determine who is hired and who is fired...we will be the stealth candidates, and you must carry out our mission in such a way that the public won't know what we're about until we've won control. I'm a fundamentalist Christian, and as far as I'm concerned, that's the only kind of Christian there is." --Dallas Morning News, May 1995


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