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Its high-level "friends" may threaten the Church far more than its obvious enemies. One such dubious ally, the nice-sounding Freedom Forum, has won the support of many Christian leaders by joining their quest for "religious freedom" in public schools. Few seem to realize that the cost of this questionable partnership is the purity of God's Word. Remember, the Bible's message ceases to be God's uncompromising Truth when slashed by inter-faith criticism, judged by group consensus, and molded to fit politically correct standards.  

Yet, Christians across the country praise this revival. With their approval, a compromised view of the Bible blends with other sacred writings and religious messages in the classroom. By a strange consensus, these religions are being adapted to fit a new interpretation of the First Amendment -- one that twists its promised freedom into pretext and control. Thus, schoolchildren learn "about the Bible" through a pre-planned group process which twists God's truths into the evolving ideals of the planned global spirituality. (See Mind Control)

Leading this movement is Charles Haynes, former director of the First Liberty Institute and "senior scholar for religious freedom" at the Freedom Forum. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Character Education Partnership (see Character Training For Global Citizenship) and edited the acclaimed book, Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion and Public Education. His popular inter-faith program has joined such unlikely partners as:


The National Council of Churches and the National Association of Evangelicals


The liberal National Education Association (NEA) and the Christian Educators Association


The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD, curriculum arm of the NEA) and the National Association of Evangelicals


People for the American Way (PAW) and the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs


The National School Boards Association and the Christian Legal Society


The Anti-Defamation League and the Christian Coalition [i ii iii]

These strange alliances alone should raise questions about Charles Haynes' First Amendment Guide. So should his membership on The Pluralism Project's Advisory Board, which includes Wiccan author Margot Adler and Professor Diana Eck, an authority on Hinduism who chairs Harvard’s Committee on the Study of Religion. 

"Pluralism is an achievement.... It requires relationship, it requires engagement around a common  table, so to speak, of our civic society."   

Dr. Diana Eck, whose Pluralism Project CD, On Common Ground:  World Religions in America, won praise from Charles Haynes.

But there is a bigger reason for concern. His program plays a vital part in a worldwide movement that demands religious compromise, a pre-planned community consensus, and a global ethic which turns God's values upside-down. Take a look at this context for Dr. Haynes' program:  

Promote the UN vision for global solidarity. For more than half a century, UNESCO has pursued the goal of its first Secretary-General, Julian Huxley -- an avowed Socialist leader like his brother Aldous.  Now as then, the UN agency in charge of education, science and culture has shown little tolerance for those who refuse to bend to its goals:

"The mission of UNESCO... is that of advancing... international peace and the common welfare... We have witnessed... the resurgence of nationalism, the growth of fundamentalism and of religious and ethnic intolerance. The roots of exclusion and hatred have shown themselves even deeper and more tenacious than we had feared... Peace... requires, in the words of the Constitution, 'the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind'." [5] (emphasis and link added)

To achieve solidarity, UNESCO must win public consent for mind-changing psycho-social strategies that would mold and monitor the way people think everywhere. To win this consent, it needs a public crisis -- one that's either real, exaggerated or merely an illusion. Reality matters far less than public perception. 

The crisis summarized in the UNESCO mission fits the need. With help from the media, it has already persuaded people around the world that "the resurgence of nationalism, the growth of fundamentalisms and of religious... intolerance" is a global threat.  

This perception can now be used to conform, not only nations and "fundamental" Christians to the UN vision, but also the Bible itself.  

Christians who love God's Word know that His family is made up of people from "every tribe and nation." In Christ, people from every race and culture become one. Yet, Biblical Christianity is considered too narrow and divisive for the globalist leaders who have been planning the new solidarity since 1945. Notice the blatant intolerance toward Biblical truth and other "certainties" in this 1946 statement by Dr. Brock Chisholm, first head of the World Health Organization:

"We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties fed us by our parents.... The results are frustration, inferiority, neurosis and inability to... make the world fit to live in....

"It has long been generally accepted that parents have a perfect right to impose any points of view, any lies or fears, superstitions, prejudices, hates, or faith on their defenseless children.... [People with] guilts, fears, inferiorities, are certain to project their hates on to others.... Such reaction now becomes a dangerous threat to the whole world...."[6]

God's absolute, unchanging truth simply doesn't fit the new ideology. His absolute truth offends those who pursue conflicting  beliefs and lifestyles. It seems "intolerant" and "hateful" to those who seek public approval for their own ways. Charles Haynes summarizes this view well:

“Bitter culture wars over abortion, homosexuality and other social issues are acerbating (sic) our religious differences. Exploding diversity is changing the face of our nation, unleashing fear, intolerance and hatred in the process. And many Americans are fast retreating into their own cultural and ethnic ‘tribes.’" ["21st-century America must build ties, not rifts"]

Our leaders have a new word for this crisis: separatism. During a 1991 speech at a Communitarian Conference in Washington D.C., Al Gore said, "Seeing ourselves as separate is the central problem in our political thinking." (See Clinton's War on Hate Bans Christian Values)

The opposite of Mr. Gore's separatism is the other "s" word: solidarity. To understand its ominous meaning, come with me to Habitat II, the 1996 UN Conference on Human Settlements. It included a day-long mini-conference on "Solidarity" held at an elegant Turkish palace in Istanbul. Here, a panel of global leaders moderated by Robert McNeil (of McNeil and Lehrer), outlined the UN agenda for religious unity and social control. I taped and transcribed their comments. Compare some of their remarks (in boxes) with the comments by Charles Haynes and others who have joined his crusade.

Use spiritual unity to build the global community  

 “I have gathered leaders with tremendous wisdom and prestige. They are bringing the spiritual dimension—the only ingredient that can bind societies together.” (Conference Secretary-General Wally N’Dow)

“What’s needed is an interfaith center in every city of the globe. The new interfaith centers will honor the rituals of every… faith tradition… and provide opportunity for sacred expressions needed to bind the people of the planet into a viable, meaningful, and sustainable solidarity.”  (James Morton, Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Temple of Understanding)

The Temple of Understanding, housed in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, serves as a meeting place for various occult, inter-faith, and UN groups. Here international policy-makers have planned

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