Stand with Loudoun County Christians

There’s something going on in Loudoun County, Va. The school board there is demonstrating extreme Marxist principles in handling dissenting opinion over its promotion of Critical Race Theory precepts and the abuse of school children through support of the LGBTQ agenda. For generations, the leadership in the black community have embraced Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Yet, the outcome of teaching Critical Race Theory is the exact opposite, where white people are judged by the color of their skin. Teachers and parents in Loudoun County are pushing back.

On August 10, standing before an empty Loudoun school board meeting—not because of lack of interest by the public, but because the Marxist school board locked out concerned parents—teacher Laura Morris, a Christian, resigned. She explained, “Within the last year, I was told in one of my so-called equity trainings that white, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools, and that ‘this has to change.’” She said the Critical Race Theory training program, labeled her an oppressor due to her skin color. She pointed out the school board’s “lack of consideration for the growing population of concerned citizens in this division, clearly evidenced by this empty room tonight where you shut the doors to the public.” She also said that the school board officially encouraged teachers to report dissent among their colleagues.

Perhaps the Loudoun County school board and other jurisdictions around the country could use a history lesson from Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I have a dream speech” where he admonished, “But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline…The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny.”

And perhaps every parent who has a child in the public school system could use a lesson from Laura Morris, a Christian who had the courage to stand up to this crazy nonsense, saying, “I quit your policies, I quit your training, and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas to our most vulnerable constituents: the children…I will find employment elsewhere. I encourage all parents and staff in this county to flood the private schools.” Laura Morris is an Ephesians 6:13 woman: “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ms. Morris identified the problem. She exposed it. She offered a solution. And she stood firm. Imagine what would happen if every public school parent across the nation did the same.

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Bill Wilson