A conference meant to push for an end to government involvement in the education of America’s children will take place this month in Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by the Alliance for the Separation of School & State and HonestEdu.org, the event, entitled SepCon2004, brings together 45 speakers, including WorldNetDaily’s founder and Editor Joseph Farah. Giving the keynote address, Farah will present a speech entitled “The Homeschool Revolution: Prelude to Taking America Back.”
Also scheduled to speak at the conference, set for Nov. 20-22 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, are: Michael, Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association; John Taylor Gatto, New York State teacher of the year, speaking on the “paradox of extended childhood”; and syndicated columnist Joseph Sobran.
Marshall Fritz is president of the Fresno, Calif.-based Alliance for the Separation of School & State.
“When textbook and teacher contradict what mom and dad are teaching at home about human origins, purpose and destiny, it gives children the anti-education of today’s typical ‘public school,'” Fritz said in a statement. “Confusion stops children from even wanting to understand reality. Most fall into the postmodernist trap of believing there are no moral absolutes and that decisions should be governed by feelings rather than moral principles.”
At the 10th-anniversary event, Fritz will announce a new affiliate organization, GetTheKidsOut.org, and introduce its executive director, the Rev. Grady Arnold, a Southern Baptist minister. The mission of GTKO is to encourage evangelical Christian pastors and parents to rescue their children from “officially godless public schools.”
Fritz said his organization chose Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel because “it’s the only convention hotel around Washington that doesn’t rent adult movies. We’re taking a stand against hotels that are just porn shops built to look like a hotel.”
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