Joseph Farah
Behind The Lines

� 2001

What would you say if I told you there is a movement under way,
endorsed by groups as diverse as People for the American Way and the
Christian Legal Society, to bring the Bible back into government

You'd probably say I was nuts. But it's true.

Even more bizarre, perhaps, now I'm going to tell you why this plan
is a bad thing - a ruse, a sop to Christian flight from the
government-controlled education system, a conspiracy designed to fool
you into keeping your kids in that crumbling, decaying, corrupt

Here are the facts:

Two years ago, the National Bible Association, a longtime advocate of
teaching about the Bible in government schools, got together with the
Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, a charity well-endowed by the
Gannett Corp., to create an organization called, "Teach About the

This new group came up with guidelines for teaching about the Bible
in government schools in the context of history and literature
lessons. Amazingly, it got agreement on these principles from the
American Association of School Administrators, the American
Federation of Teachers, the American Jewish Congress, the Anti-
Defamation League, the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs, the
Christian Educators Association, the Christian Legal Society, the
Council on Islamic Education, the National Association of
Evangelicals, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA,
the National School Boards Association, People for the American Way
and even the National Education Association.

Now what could possibly bring such a diverse coalition together?

Well, if you read the guide to "The Bible and Public Schools"
produced by Teach About the Bible, you find it is pretty innocuous.
The program outlined in the guide is designed that way - to avoid
opposition. Yet, a story found on WorldNetDaily recently shows the
plan is not without some opposition. The American Civil Liberties
Union is fighting a plan in Louisiana to study implementation of this
kind of program in the schools.

Those are the undisputed facts. Now I'm going to tell you what's
behind the facts. You may not believe it now, but I suspect you will
as events begin to unfold over the next year or two. Remember where
you read it first.

To understand what I'm about to tell you, you have to have some
knowledge of Marxist principles - particularly the Hegelian
dialectic. An idea or event generates its opposite leading to a
reconciliation of opposites, or a synthesis. That is how progress is
achieved - through conflict, whether it's real conflict or phony
conflict manufactured by two or more conspirators.

When you see a schism between groups like the NEA and the ACLU,
understand what is at work. There is no schism. It's not real. They
are play-acting. They are reading off the same page. It's the
dialectic at work. The fix is in.

Here is my prediction about the way this will all play out in the
next year or two. You will see more test cases such as the one in
Louisiana. One of these cases will make it all the way up to the U.S.
Supreme Court. I'll even predict that the ACLU will be opposed by the
American Center for Law and Justice, a group founded by Pat
Robertson. The ACLU will lose this case. It's been predetermined. The
ACLJ will win. You'll no doubt see Robertson smiling about this as he
interviews Jay Sekulow on "The 700 Club." It will be a "great victory
for Christians, for truth, justice and the American Way."

But it will all be an illusion.

It's all part of the dialectic.

What's the goal? It's about saving the government schools. It's about
staving off the exodus by Christian students. It's about reassuring
those who are considering home-schooling or parochial schools that
the government-run system is really OK - it's really safe for you,
your children and your values.

It's two steps forward and one step back. This is the step back. It's
planned. It's meant to hook you and your kids in the system. It's
designed to make you believe America is not really going to hell in a
handbasket. It's a plot to get you to let down your guard.

Am I suggesting all these groups and individuals are plotting
together? No. Many of them are well-intentioned. They will be duped -
just as many Christian groups now are being duped into participating
and supporting President Bush's "faith-based initiative," another
plan to extend government control - not limit it.

I told you you'd be skeptical. But mark my words.

If you think I'm exaggerating, make sure you get the upcoming October
issue of Whistleblower magazine, WorldNetDaily's offline monthly. In
that issue, we will explore the way the dialectic has been used to
corrupt the schools in the past, to turn your kids into "change
agents," and we'll tell you what you can do about it. You won't want
to miss this one - especially if you think I'm overstating the case
in this column.