America under attack for being America? It seems so, according this headline, “Leftists attack DeSantis civics education initiative as ‘white Christian nationalism'”, published by The Washington Examiner, on Tuesday, July 5th.
If the Founding Fathers were alive today, they might be labeled supporters of white Christian nationalism.
It’s an accusation the Americans United for Separation of Church and State leveled against Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) $106 million “Civics Literacy Excellence Initiative,” which focuses heavily on teaching America’s philosophical underpinnings through primary source documents, by launching an investigation Friday.
Americans United President and CEO Rachel Laser said her organization is “considering all options” to address the new curriculum.
“We’re not going to sit by while politicians smuggle white Christian Nationalism into public school curriculums under the guise of good citizenship,” Laser said in a July 1 statement. “This is another attack in the long war religious extremists and their lawmaker allies have launched on our public schools, as is the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, which shamefully takes effect in Florida today.”
The National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Harrison, Arkansas, Thomas Robb said this, “Why didn’t the Americans United for Separation of Church and State make a fuss about Critical Race Theory being pushed down the throats of White, American children? Can you imagine a non-white country being called racist for teaching their children the culture, heritage, and history of their native countries? The headline states alot by saying, ‘White Christian Nationalism’, because our country is just that! A White, Christian Nation! What else would we be teaching our White, Christian children? Just as any non-white country, we teach our children the culture, heritage, and history of their native land, America. How is this considered racist? Our forefathers were defininately White, Christian Nationalists, and no American should find any shame in that. If you do, maybe you don’t belong in America. Move to where you’re happy, but don’t expect us to change for you.”