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Judge Phil Ginn: ‘Equity, entitlement, race baiting, sexual deviancy and promiscuity [education] are smothering not only the minds of our children but their very souls as well’

October 24, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Parents across the country are waking up to the harsh reality of America’s education system. A recent report revealed that most American parents believe public schools are too focused on race and expressed concern that parents do not have enough say over what children learn in school. With the recent push toward explicit sexual education, LGBTQ propaganda, and critical race theory, many parents are calling for a return to traditional education focused on the building blocks of academia rather than the politically correct content currently circulating in today’s federal schools.

Judge Phil Ginn, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), supports the rise of parents fighting for their God-given parental rights, claiming as the government attempts to indoctrinate American children, that parents and grandparents across the country need to be saturated in the Word of God in order to protect children from the dark way of the world.

Ginn stated, “Some years ago, the U. S. Soil Conservation Service got the idea of importing a plant called kudzu to combat erosion. What seemed to be a good idea has produced decidedly devastating results on ecological plant systems as the insidious invader smothered healthy, young growth underneath, thereby destroying the ecological system. 

“Just like the kudzu plant, ‘shiny new objects’ have been introduced into the educational system in America and the results have been even more devastating for our children. As a result, we have failed more than one generation because of these various nefarious experiments mainly promoting aberrant social agenda projects.

“Based on most any objective criteria, it is becoming extremely difficult to defend much of what is being passed off as education in America. While our children strain to add, multiply, divide, and write a complete sentence, they are being taught to twerk like drag queens, use innately useless pronouns to refer to themselves and each other, and to divide themselves from their classmates based on the color of their skin and their religious and moral values. Let’s be honest, the kudzu of equity, entitlement, race baiting, sexual deviancy and promiscuity are smothering not only the minds of our children but their very souls as well.”

Ginn continued, “A recent Fox News poll reveals that a strong majority of parents are expressing concern about the state of public education. The recent election in the state of Virginia turned to a great extent on the quality of the educational experience for that state’s students and the degree to which parents will be allowed to participate in what their children are being taught. Likewise, the state of Florida, in an action widely criticized by radical leftists, passed parental rights into education law. 

“In the meantime, parents and grandparents across this nation are rising up in unison to say that our children belong to us and not to the state. They are demanding that our schools return to the business of teaching our children the basic tools they will need to survive like math, science, history, English, and proper behavior through a true classical educational system. At the same time, they are realizing that the family structure is the most important component of our society, and that the government needs to support strong families instead of trying to destroy them.

“We at Southern Evangelical Seminary know full well that government is not capable of creating strong families. That can only occur through turning the hearts of the people of this nation toward God and his foreordained moral structure. But at the very least, we ought to expect our government to not be in the business of actively seeking to destroy the very thing that can save our nation. 

“If good people do not stand up now to be counted, the kudzu of these new social garbage experiments will overwhelm our nation and bring her to her knees. It is time for Christians and other like-minded people in America to begin once again to ‘train up our children in the way they should go.’ Perhaps as the Scriptures foretell, ‘when they are old, they will not depart from it.’”

Judge Phil Ginn was appointed president of SES in April 2021 after a distinguished career as both a lawyer and a judge. Over the course of his 22-year judicial career, he was privileged to hold court in almost 50% of the county seats in North Carolina. He holds a B.A. from Appalachian State University, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Prior to his appointment as SES president, Judge Ginn served as SES Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

The mission of SES is to train men and women, based on the inerrant and infallible written Word of God, for the evangelization of the world and the defense of the historic Christian faith. SES offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees (along with several for-credit certificates) that uniquely integrate theology, philosophy, and apologetics to build a complete and systematic Christian worldview. For more information on SES, visit its website at www.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (704) 847-5600.