NC pastor to parents: Ignore labels, fight 'false gods' in kids' schools

NC pastor to parents: Ignore labels, fight 'false gods' in kids' schools

NC pastor to parents: Ignore labels, fight 'false gods' in kids' schools

As local school boards have become a focal point in the culture war, John Amanchukwu has gone there to lead the charge – and not just in his native North Carolina.

A pastor, author and motivational speaker, Amanchukwu (pictured below) has spoken out against Critical Race Theory (CRT) and abortion across the country. His popularity increased earlier this year after Fox News' coverage of his appearance at an the Asheville City School Board in which he took members to task for not removing a book entitled "It's Perfectly Normal."

Book publishers call it a sexual health guide for families; Amanchukwu calls it "hardcore porn."

In a recent trip to a school board meeting in Temecula, California, midway between San Diego and Los Angeles, Amanchukwu delivered a message he entitled, "Ten things black students don't need in education."

"That message really riled people up in the wild, wild West in California. They're now calling me nationally, 'The book-banning pastor,'" Amanchukwu said on American Family Radio Tuesday.

Amanchukwu told show host Jenna Ellis he approaches these topics from a biblical worldview but has to fight through labels placed on him by CRT proponents.

"So many labels, white supremacists … they're telling me that I must be white or married to someone who is white to think the way that I do. Look at how condescending that is toward black men and women," he observed.

"My views don't have a skin tone. The labels are a result of being over the target, but it's gaining traction because it's something people want to hear."

While his opposition grows, so does his ministry. Amanchukwu has received invitations to speak in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas and for a return trip to California.

"We're seeing a groundswell of support. Parents, teachers, even school board leaders are saying, 'Come help us. We need your strong voice.'"

CRT teaches that racism is not merely a product of individual bias or prejudice but a time-honored tradition embedded in legal systems and government policies. Critics point out it labels people as oppressed or oppressors and promotes intolerance.

School districts focused on the wrong things

Amunchukwu says too many school districts are focused on "external features" such as slavery, racism or labels like "white supremacy." Meanwhile, classroom performance in some large city school districts is crumbling.

In Chicago, 55 schools reported zero students proficient in math or reading. In Baltimore, 23 schools have zero students proficient in math. Ten Baltimore schools have four-year graduation rates of below 50%.

"There's so much that we could be focused on other than calling people white supremacists, whether they are white or black, right? We could focus on reading, writing, and arithmetic. We can focus on education. But that is not the goal today because we are fighting against a triune false god called diversity, equity, and inclusion," Amanchukwu said.

And parents, he added, have a responsibility to get involved, to be aware of practices and policies within their public schools. If they will do those things, said the pastor, they can make informed decisions in key elections.

"My hope is that we will continue this movement throughout the course of this year, and then bring it into 2024," he told the radio audience. "We know what's coming in 2024: We're dealing with the forces of Hell … We're dealing with Satanic influence … We're dealing with a group of people who have made Marxism a religion."

And he reminded parents they have a responsibility to protect their children.

"So, tap into that defense mechanism that God gave you to be a protector, and go to the local school board meeting and address the issues that are going on every now and then," said Amanchukwu. "Take a walk through your library. Make sure you know what's in the library. God did not give the child to the state."