David Barton was recently given an award by Ohio Christian University and during his talk there he was asked by someone going to school to become a teacher how they could use their job to influence students to become Christians. He offered a number of ways they could sneak it in.
Barton suggested that the student get a job as an English or History teacher because that would allow him to sneak in discussions of the Bible or read Christian prayers in the classroom under the guise of simply teaching these subjects.
For instance, Barton recommend that, as an English teacher, he could have his students read the works of Shakespeare, which Barton claimed contain quotes from over two thousand Bible verses. “So what you can do,” Barton said, “is look up that phrase he just said; well, that’s right out of Matthew 7:23. So you’re just simply using English Lit.”He could do the same as a History teacher, Barton said, suggesting that he could teach his students about Founding Father Thomas McKean who used to deliver altar calls in the courtroom when he served as a judge. “You can read an altar call,” Barton said, “here’s what was done in 1779 in Thomas McKean’s courtroom. It’s an altar call, but all you’re doing is reading history.”