Is New York Times Preparing Hit Piece on Christian Education?
Published : January 29, 2019
The increasingly discredited newspaper, widely ridiculed by President Donald Trump and virtually all non-liberals as “fake news,” appears to be preparing a nasty hit piece on Christian schools and education. Writing on Twitter, Times “journalist” Dan Levin let the cat out of the bag, asking social-media users who attended Christian schools to contact him and share their stories to help expose Christian schools.
The nature of the stories he was seeking was not difficult to discern. Shedding any pretense of impartiality, Levin made clear what the real agenda was when he used the hashtag #exposechristianschools. The hashtag began making the rounds after the fake media concocted a phony “scandal” about Mrs. Pence's school expecting employees to adhere to biblical ethics on sexuality.
Indeed, the hashtag itself was created by notorious anti-Christian bigot Chris Stroop, who said he developed the concept to show “how traumatizing those bastions of bigotry are.” Of course, applied to any other religion — Judaism, Islam, or anything else — such language would no doubt be considered “hate speech” by the Times and other bastions of anti-Christian progressivism.
But Levin loved it. “I'm a New York Times reporter writing about #exposechristianschools,” Levin wrote. “Are you in your 20s or younger who went to a Christian school? I'd like to hear about your experience and its impact on your life. Please DM me.” DM refers to direct messaging, which is a way to privately send and receive messages among Twitter users.
Essentially, the hashtag was being used by anti-Christian bigots to demonize and terrorize Christians for their beliefs in God and His moral standards. In particular, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement used the opportunity to express vitriolic hatred against those who view homosexual activity as sinful and uphold marriage as a holy union between a man and a woman.
After being roasted on Twitter for hours, Levin attempted to allay concerns. “I write about American youth, and the hashtag #exposechristianschools, which I didn't create, went viral in recent days,” he said in an effort to defend his use of the loaded hashtag. “I'm writing about the response to it and want to hear about all experiences, including positive stories/impact about your time in school. Plz DM me.”
Another hashtag now being used in conjunction with #ExposeChristianSchools is the self-explanatory #ExposeChristianHomeschooling. Ironically, in response to the anti-Christian hate, a number of additional hashatgs were launched, including #ExposePublicSchools, which even received backing from some Fox News personalities. Countless Christians also used the #ExposeChristianSchools to celebrate their wonderful Christian educational experiences.
The reality is that students in Christian schools or Christian homeschools do better than their peers in government school on every metric — academically, socially, spiritually, and more. And Christian parents and schools do it all for a fraction of the cost. The educational establishment in charge of the government's indoctrination centers understands this well.
And so, instead of exposing the deliberate dumbing down of children, the abuse, the drugs, and the myriad crimes of government schools, the New York Times and other propagandists for the establishment would rather highlight a few negative anecdotes from “Christian” schools to demonize alternatives to official indoctrination. Fortunately, the tactic is already blowing up in their face.