Abraham Hamilton, III Faults the Nation’s Educational System for Turning Americans Away from God

American Family Radio Host of‘The Hamilton Corner’: ‘Our Children Are Being Indoctrinated in Godless Public Schools’

February 22, 2021

TUPELO, Miss. —Abraham Hamilton, III, host of The Hamilton Corner radio program on American Family Radio, is passionate about uncovering where America’s cultural demise began. Like many distinguished researchers he has studied, Hamilton, who is the American Family Association (AFA, http://www.afa.net) general counsel and public policy analyst, has determined that the root of this evil can be found in the American educational system.

Hamilton has discussed this topic at great length on The Hamilton Corner.  Hamilton references a statement that Charles Francis Potter, Leader and Founder of the First Humanist Society of New York, Inc. and advisor in the Scopes Trial, made over 90 years ago: “Education is thus the most powerful ally of humanism and every American public school is a school of humanism.”

“What can theistic Sunday schools meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?” asked Hamilton. “If you study history, you know, the ‘progressive movement’ really began to gain steam in America, the latter half of the 19th century and these wicked people saw they had a goal that we want to change America: They wanted to transform America into our image.

“Mr. Potter said that the most powerful ally of humanism is every American public school. Good, bad, and the ugly. We look at the albatross, that is the Leviathan that is government. It has enlarged itself. There’s a normalization of godlessness that we kind of live at, and we’ve been content to live there.

“Repentance is the only way forward repentance to a godly sorrow conviction from the Lord results in a change in heart and mind that causes a change in conduct.”

In an American Enterprise Institute report prepared by Lyman Stone, it is explained that the present decline is striking in its speed and uniformity across different measures of religiosity.

Stone’s data suggests evidence that specifically secular education might reduce religiosity is more compelling. Indeed, statistically, most researchers who have explored long-run change in religiosity find that education-related variables, which Stone has argued are a proxy for secular education, can explain nearly the totality of change in religiosity.

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Visit AFA Action Alerts here.

AFA—founded in 1977—has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 160,000 subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner.

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