Victim of Christian Education Claims U.S. ‘Founded on Gospel of Jesus Christ’

Victim of Christian Education Claims U.S. ‘Founded on Gospel of Jesus Christ’ June 8, 2015

Illustrating the intellectual dangers of a Christian education, a brainwashed young woman delivers a shrill and historically inaccurate vision of America, claiming the U.S. was ”founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

In a vulgar and demoralizing display of naive Christian imperialism, young Karis Peters delivered a spoken word poem at the 2015 ACE International Convention in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Peters, hailed by some Christian extremists as a “21st Century Esther” recited a revised version of Carman’s “We Need God In America Again.”

Declaring “The only hope for America is Jesus,” Peters delivered a shrill rant full of historical inaccuracies and Christian hubris. For example:

Our country was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We eliminated God from the equation of American life. Thus, eliminating the reason this nation first began. From beyond the grave, I hear the voices of our founding fathers plead: ‘You need God in America again.’

and:

If you want to see kids live right, stop handing out evolution and start handing out the word of God.

and:

The only hope for America is Jesus.

To be clear: Peters is a victim – a victim of parents and adults blinded by religious superstition and ignorance, a victim of parents and adults willing to use children as canon fodder in their holy war, their jihad for Jesus.

To be clear: The blame rests with the parents and other adults involved in the so-called education of this young woman.

One can only be sad and depressed after witnessing this obviously bright and talented young woman recite such foolish nonsense. We can only hope she manages to escape her bondage to ignorance in the service of extreme Christian dogma, and develops the critical thinking tools denied to her by her extreme Christian education.

Ultimately, when all is said and done, one is left with the following question: When does religious indoctrination become child abuse?

(H/T Christian Nightmares, Friendly Atheist)

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