We released our documentary film almost a year and a half ago and what a ride it has been!
We won Best Documentary and Runner Up to Best of Festival at the 2012 San Antonio Independent Film Festival, have had our DVD picked up by dozens of retailers, have screened the film in numerous conventions, churches, homes and other facilities, we published a 374-page companion book, and have been blessed to read countless emails from people all over the world telling us about the impact our message has had on them. Here’s the most recent:
My husband and I just watched your movie Indoctrination last night and have been overwhelmingly convicted to not send our children to school. We have a 4 year old, 2 year old and a 6 month old so far and we have been agonizing over the decision of where to school our children. Our minds are made up now! We will be home schooling our children. Thank you for making God’s massage so clear as to our responsibility as parents to educate our children ourselves. — Janet, Ontario, Canada
This year, as we get ready to embark on a new season of homeschooling conventions, we are developing a new website for the IndoctriNation Project that will aim at equipping the saints, as it were, to continue to do the work of the ministry. The new site is being built more as a resource for homeschool evangelism (grassroots advocacy), than a movie or book website. Here are some of the exciting features we will be offering:
- A free, 30-minute web version of the film to share with friends
- The ability to watch the full-length film online
- An interactive map with events and screenings
- An easy way to host a screening or book club
- Testimonial videos from parents, students, teachers, pastors, and others
- An Education Manifesto to sign and share with friends and pastors, and
- An integrated social media platform, among other things.
We think of IndoctriNation as a movement, not merely a movie.
Would you be willing to upload a video of yourself and/or someone in your family, giving testimony of why you are not part of the public school system in 60 seconds or less?
Here’s a sneak-peak at our new design.
Would you like to be one of 50 people to get a free copy of the “IndoctriNation” e-book from iTunes? Keep reading to find out how!
If you haven’t heard about the Indoctrination book, it’s a companion book to the award-winning documentary “IndoctriNation“. This eye-opening book includes:
- An unforgettable introduction by a father who lost his son in the Columbine school massacre — “I put him in a pagan school where they teach there is no God.”
- 12 common reasons people give not to homeschool — and the manageable reality of this educational alternative.
- Revealing, firsthand accounts of Christian educators working in public schools — sharing the struggles they face in a hostile system.
- The classroom anti-Christian ideologies from humanism, Marxism, utopianism, educational psychology, and more confronting students in public schools today.
Look behind the comfortable myths of an educational system actively at work to alter your child’s moral values, worldview, and religious beliefs. Learn the history and philosophy of public school education — and discover it is based on neither Christian nor American values. Explore the biblical principles regarding education — and who is ultimately responsible for our children’s future.
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Cal Thomas, one of America’s most read syndicated columnists, addressing the future of the Republican Party and conservatives in general, had this to say: “If Republicans want to do something about the future, they should back a growing movement to pull children out of underperforming public schools where often their views, values, understanding of history and even faith are undermined. Home-schooling is an option.”
Increasingly, conservative commentators like Thomas are addressing this problem with the urgency that it demands. While most Republican politicians have their hearts set on capturing the White House and other centers of power, visionary conservatives will have to plan and execute a strategy that will impact generations to come. History will condemn them if they don’t.
As E. Ray Moore very insightfully said in IndoctriNation, “Christians realize that we are losing our civilization so they’re out there trying to get people elected to Office, when they’ve neglected their own sons and daughters sitting in their homes and in their churches. And I believe the Lord is not going to bless any of these efforts until we first turn back to our own children.”
Here is an excerpt from Thomas’ article:
The public school system, seemingly a “hot house” for growing new generations of secular liberals, is a failure on many levels. It makes no sense to me to put one’s children in a school system that will likely transform their minds and souls into something quite different from those of their parents.
I am deeply grieved by the news of yet another school shooting, this time in an elementary school. I am praying for the people of Newtown, who must be experiencing unspeakable horror. May the Lord heal the brokenhearted.
As I reflect on what this means for Christians, my thoughts are directed to the wisdom of Solomon, in Proverbs 24:10-11:
“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Surely we did not know this,” does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?”
My prayer is that the Lord would use His people to sound the alarm all the more loudly and call parents to bring their children safely home, for good.
Here’s a fascinating Behind the Headlines story about how—as we point out in IndoctriNation—teachers unions are not really in it “for the kids,” but are just doing what’s best for their members. Watch the video here: Behind the Headlines
How many second-chances would your boss give you if came to work drunk? Or high on drugs? Thought so. You’d be unemployed. Most businesses today have a zero tolerance policy.
They’re a bit more lenient on public school teachers in Bay City, Michigan. A teacher under the influence of alcohol gets a second chance. And a third. In fact, in accordance with the Bay City Education Association’s collective bargaining agreement, a teacher has to be caught five times before they can be fired.
You heard me right. Five times!
The rules are stricter for drug use. Just barely. Teachers must be caught a third time in the unlawful use or possession of illegal drugs before they can be discharged. Even teachers caught dealing drugs in the classroom can’t be fired for the first offense.
[The discipline section of the collective bargaining agreement is here and the entire collective bargaining agreement is here.]
Our new IndoctriNation book is now on Amazon and the reviews are starting to come in. Here are some of the more interesting comments.
HAROLD (PA): Because of various influences from outside the education system that have taken hold in our nation’s schools such as Humanism, Evolution, Modern Day Psychology, Atheism, and others our nation’s young people are being subjected to teaching that is contrary to what many parents and individuals believe or want their children to be taught. It is said that ignorance is bliss and well most parents are ignorant of what their children are really being taught in their schools which makes ignorance much more than bliss…it makes it dangerous and even deadly. By deadly I mean what is being taught and not being taught in our schools as well as what is happening within our nation’s schools to young people are causing a number of students to either kill themselves or to go to the school to shoot and kill as many people as they possibly can before they kill themselves. And this is a needless and terrible tragedy.
HAELIE (LA): I had a very hard time with this book. Just being honest. Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity is a companion book to the DVD by the same title. I have watched it and it is just as disturbing as the book. Disturbing, however is not bad. In this book and accompanying DVD, the filmmakers and editor have compiled a combination of first-hand interviews and article/book excerpts into one vast resource regarding the history and state of public education in America. Learning more about the history of American public education was quite enlightening to me…and disturbing as well.
TONY (WV): I’m always leery of the book version of a film, especially documentaries and other nonfictional media, mostly because the “novelization” tends to rehash the same ground that I just covered in the movie. But every once in a while, the book proves to be the perfect complement the filmmakers promised. Indoctrination is just such a book: relevant, readable and revealing.
SHAUN (MN): Prior to beginning IndoctriNation, I hadn’t seen the film. Fortunately I had an opportunity to watch the film as I was making my way through the book. While the book is fine as a standalone resource, it’s like trying to drink from a firehose. If you’re going to read the book, I strongly recommend that you watch the film first, so you’ll be better equipped to understand the context of how each chapter relates to the message of the documentary. If you have kids or grandkids, who are currently in the public school system or will be soon, I strongly encourage you to see the film and then read the book. If you are a part of the public education system or have friends and family who are, all of you should strongly consider watching the film and reading the book.
DAVE (ID): Much of what this book shared was new to me in terms of the history of how public education in America came into being, but it should be seriously considered by others because as the authors trace the history of public education they reveal that it has roots not in the Bible but rather in secular thought. Finally this book is important because it not only reveals why American children are having so many issues with learning, but also that what they are learning in schools today is anti-American and against the Judeo-Christian foundations America was founded upon.
When you read the book, please consider writing a short review on Amazon.
If you were home educated, or home educate your children, please take a few minutes to listen to the history of how home education became legal in the state of Georgia the early 1980′s. The story is inspiring and is both a testament to God’s providence and to the faithfulness of a Christian father who wanted to educate his children at home, in the love and admonition of the Lord. That man was my father, and by God’s grace He used him in a mighty way to help shape our State’s current education laws to accept home education as a valid right and option for parents. If not for him, and other men and women like him, things may have been much different – both for myself and for you and your children as well. And for that you and I should be deeply grateful.
I will forever be indebted to my parents for the faithfulness and courage that they exhibited in embracing their biblical responsibility to train up their children in the instruction of the Lord. The challenges that early home education parents faced were numerous, and my parents were no exception. Parents in those times were often faced with legal challenges, condemned as societal pariah’s, ostracized by family and friends, and yet they remained faithful. They paved the way for a new generation of home educators, like myself, to be able to enjoy the blessing of walking alongside our children as they grow and learn.
So please take a few minutes and learn some Georgia history and how God’s providence reigns supreme, regardless of who is in office. And how faithful men stand up for truth and righteousness.
We just received this beautiful communication from a mother in Florida. Please continue to pray for the Lord’s work to be done.
As Christian parents we always had that tug on our hearts that we should be teaching our children at home.
My husband and I went to a showing of your movie in Tampa, Florida, and it totally opened our eyes. We knew of some of the things but it was a big reminder. Since then, we prayed, and we made the decision to home school our children. I am sitting here today (yes, on Labor Day) with my children in our school room doing lessons!
I want to thank you for your movie and obedience to God. God changed our hearts and minds but He used your movie to move us in this direction.
It blesses us immensely to hear how our film has impacted your thinking and how God is using it for His own glory in reforming His people.
We recently received an email from Angela, a mother living near Lansing, Michigan, where we had two screenings of IndoctriNation at the INCH homeschool convention this past May. Our guess is that she was loaned a DVD by someone who purchased it there.
Here is part of Angela’s email, published with her permission. May it encourage you to share the film with your own friends and family.
My children were enrolled in a Christian school last year, and while we were unsure how we would meet the financial cost of tuition this year, my husband did not want them in public school. I thought about homeschooling, but honestly, I was a little concerned whether I could or should do it.
My concern and hesitation over homeschooling was getting me to lean towards the idea of public school, thinking, ‘really, it can’t be that bad….they’ll fall into things fairly easily and quickly….no harm, it’s just public school…’ I decided to attend a homeschool group meeting to see what it was all about, where I was loaned a copy of IndoctriNation to watch.
Words cannot express how thankful I am to you for bringing to light the reality of our education system. I will mention your movie to everybody I know, and hopefully they’ll tell their friends and so on.
While I may still have concerns about homeschooling my children, I do know that my children will never be part of the public school system. EVER.
May God continue to bless you and your family as you continue to spread His message.
In His blessings,
We grieve for the senseless carnage that recently took place in Aurora, Colorado. James Holmes, the man who allegedly killed 12 people and injured 58 others at a packed midnight screening of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is in custody and we pray will receive the due penalty from the civil magistrate for his crimes. May the Lord have mercy on his soul, and may He bless the families of those who were killed and wounded.
Thirteen years before, but only 30 minutes from Aurora, in another Denver suburb called Columbine, another massacre took place that shook the nation. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a shooting spree in which a total of 12 students and a teacher were murdered and 24 others were injured. The murderers committed suicide.
Now, as then, people are blaming guns for the killings. But Brian Rohrbough—who lost his teenage son Dan at Columbine—said on Crosswalk with Gino Geraci, says the problem is not guns, the problem is evil. Asked if the solution is more gun control, Mr. Rohrbough, who shared his heart-wrenching story in IndoctriNation, and wrote the introduction to the upcoming IndoctriNation Book, answered,
“At Columbine, they got most of the guns illegally, these are criminals. Someone who is willing to kill innocent people is clearly willing to break any law to get the weapons they can do this crime with. At Columbine, had their bombs gone off, that would have killed far more people than the guns. What would the argument have been then? That we need to outlaw propane tanks?”