Friday Five: Chaos in the virtual classroom, and more

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1. LIFE SITE NEWS: Trump commemorates Susan B. Anthony: She fought for rights of women and ‘innocent unborn babies’

Marking the birthdate of famed women’s suffrage advocate Susan B. Anthony, President Donald Trump praised her for advocating for “the founding principles of our Nation” and her pursuit of “equal rights...for all human life, including innocent unborn babies.”

This week was Anthony’s 199th birthday.

“She advocated tirelessly for life, liberty, and equality for all Americans, regardless of sex, and she is best remembered for her role in the women’s suffrage movement,” Trump said in a February 15 proclamation, noting Anthony’s “crusade for equal rights has benefited every subsequent generation of Americans” and that today, there are more women and minorities serving in Congress than ever before.

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2. DAN FOREST: A Conversation of Hope with Lt. Gov Dan Forest and Rev. Franklin Graham

This week, instead of streaming a new episode of the NC Values Voice, we encouraged individuals to tune in to Dan Forest's debut of his conversation with Rev. Franklin Graham. During this powerful video conversation, the two discussed the Church’s heart for service, the power of prayer, and how God can heal our state and our nation.

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3. DAILY WIRE: School District Forced To Cancel Monday Reopening After Teachers Stage ‘Sickout’

"A half dozen schools in the Durham Public Schools (DPS) system in North Carolina will operate six “learning centers,” and families who send their children there will pay $140 a week, plus a $35 registration fee.

'Opening our school year remotely is the right decision to protect our students and staff from COVID-19,” said DPS Superintendent Pascal Mubenga, WRAL reported. “However, there are many families in Durham who need additional support during the school day. It will take a community effort to support each of these children, but DPS is doing its part.'"



4. WRAL: Intruder posts racist pornographic content in Lee County virtual classroom

We've seen several first hand reports from parents across schools who have had similar experiences this week where individuals got into their child's virtual classrooms and posted inappropriate content. One parent had it happen to all three of her children (two of which are in middle school). Another parent reported that in her child's science class, students were asked to give a 1 minute introduction video, and one of the students opted to hold up their middle finger the entire minute.

Check out this example reported by WRAL that happened in Lee County: "On the first day of online classes for Lee County High School in Sanford, an online intruder gained access to a virtual classroom and displayed racist, violent and pornographic content for the whole class to see. . . . Parents were shocked to hear that this happened as early as the first day of classes on Monday."



5. THE TENNESSEE STAR: Rutherford County Schools Tell Parents Not to Monitor Their Child’s Virtual Classrooms

What are they hiding?

"Parents of students who attend Rutherford County Schools (RCS) must agree not to monitor their child’s online classroom sessions.

Officials at all county schools are asking parents to sign forms agreeing not to watch these virtual classes."




LORD, you have blessed us with a spiritual liberty that is so wonderful and beyond description, that it can only be understood through experiencing a life-giving relationship with Christ. However, we also recognize that in your grace, you have blessed our country with a political liberty that enables us to openly proclaim the experience of a life lived in the freedom of the Gospel.

LORD, as individuals and as a nation, may we never take the inalienable right of religious freedom for granted. Right now our country has faced a rapid increase in the number of attacks made against this cherished right. We have seen groups across our public arena increase in boldness and frequency their smears against religious liberty. They claim it is bigotry, when we know it is the security of the greatest of all possible loves.

Be with your people and our country as it continues to protect the constitutional right protected by our nation's Founders. Be with legislators and the Supreme Court, as they determine through their actions the protection of this particular and fundamental freedom. 

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)

"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." (Galatians 5:13)

"Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God." (1 Peter 2:16)



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