People say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Then there’s this guy. On April 12, E. Ray Moore, a South Carolina candidate for Lieutenant Governor stood on the steps of the U.S. Customs House in Charleston and told the crowd that Christians face a pervasive evil. What was it? Go ahead, guess!
If you guessed that it’s “godless” and “pagan” public schools, you were spot-on!
“We cannot win this war we’re in as long as we keep handing our children over to the enemy to educate,” he said after telling the crowd that he had home-schooled his son. “It cannot be fixed, the socialistic model, and we need to abandon that. As conservatives and Christians, if you think you’re going to win this war you’re in, and leave your children in those schools, it will not happen.”
Moore, who founded a “Christian” ministry aimed at encouraging Christians to leave the “Pharaoh’s school system (i.e. government schools) for the Promised Land of Christian schools or home schooling.” In case you are wondering, it is tax-exempt. The Exodus Mandate even has a nifty tagline: “Let my children go!” We assume he means that they should be released from any chance of a quality education.
If you wonder if he opposes Common Core standards, of course he does! On his campaign web site he wrote, “In CCSS are the basic tenets of a totalitarian government. The best answer for your church, family and children is to withdraw from the K-12 public schools and to utilize private, Christian schools or home schools for your children’s education.”
Since he can’t even keep his analogies straight, he compared Hillary Clinton to a Janissary, a soldier for the Ottoman Empire he claims is a Christian kidnapped by the Ottomans and trained to fight against Christians–because why not wrap up five minutes of batshit f*cking crazy with more batshit f*cking crazy?
See it for yourself, below: