"Unwisemen" Seek Him in Nazareth
Contact: Dr. Wiley Drake, Second Vice President of Southern Baptist Convention, 714-865-8132
MEDIA ADVISORY, Dec. 20 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Why would any conservative (especially those calling themselves Christians), work in conjunction with a liberal like Charles Haynes of the Freedom Forum / First Amendment Center?
There have been many articles in the liberal press by Charles Haynes, touting him as an expert on issues of religion in the public arena, especially in the area of public schools.
It should be known that:
Charles Haynes is author of a Communitarian Manifesto on Religious Education.
The Communitarian Network, who Charles Haynes writes for, has been written about by both Joseph Farah, founder of World Net Daily, and General Ben Partin. Joseph Farah says “the best I can decipher of this popular new idea of Communitarianism is that it is not a new idea at all. To put it in its simplest form, I would describe it as a form of Communism for people who believe in God”. General Ben Partin says that the bottom line of the Communitarians is to bring in Communism.
Charles Haynes has also written "Public Schools and Sexual Orientation; A First Amendment Framework", which is endorsed by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network.
Charles Haynes used to work for the liberal Americans United for Separation of Church and State, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Charles Haynes is a board member of the Pluralism Project, along with a self-professed wiccan high priestess.
Charles Haynes is the author of "When the Government Prays, No One Wins", where he infers that the National Day of Prayer should be illegal.
Charles Haynes works closely with Oliver Thomas (a well known ACLU attorney).
Charles Haynes writes educational documents for the Council On Islamic Education.
The Temple of Understanding has a division called Hartley Films, which has endorsed some of Charles Haynes’ videos.
Charles Haynes of the Freedom Forum / First Amendment Center has developed the guidelines by which the Bible Literacy Project textbooks were written (both the student text and Teacher’s Edition). Five of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board members of the Bible Literacy Project are signatories to the Communitarian Platform.
A good question to ask is - why would the Bible Literacy Project be working closely with Charles Haynes and his Communitarian friends, including having him as a key speaker at both of their press conferences in Washington, DC, referring teachers to Haynes’ guidelines on how to teach Bible curriculum in public schools, and even having him as a contributor to the Bible Literacy Project textbooks?
It is amazing to note, especially at this time of the year, that while Charles Haynes promotes the Bible Literacy Project’s textbooks as a great scholarly accomplishment, both the student and teacher texts say that Jesus was born in Nazareth.