(Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL) speaks at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on March 5, 2017. (Hillel Maeir/TPS)
Israel 365 News: In an Aug. 27 speech at the Nashville Women’s Conference, Laurie Cardoza-Moore, head of announced that she was working with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to make his state the first to teach “the Hebrew Bible” a requirement in Civics in Florida public schools.
“They will learn about the Hebrew Bible and the role it played in the founding of our nation,” Cardozo-Moore explained. “They will learn about the Hebrew Bible and the role it played in the drafting of our founding documents. They will learn about the Hebrew Bible and the role it played in the structure in our form of government. Our nation was founded on the Torah.”
“Florida is the only state in the nation now that is teaching what God commands us to teach our children,” she said.
Opinion: “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Excerpt, Bible Knowledge Commentary, Walvoord/Zook:
God’s people were responsible to mediate on these commandments, to keep them in their hearts. This enabled them to understand the law and to apply them correctly. Then the parents were in a position to impress them on their children’s hearts also. The moral and Biblical education of the children was accomplished best not in a formal teaching each day, but when the parents, out of concern for their children, for their own lives, as well as their children, made God and His word the natural topic of conversation which might occur anywhere and any time during the day.
Article: Right wing media watch, a far-left organization, saying it posted the clip “to expose the agenda of the extreme right.” The organization slammed her speech, describing Cardozo-Moore as a “Trump-loving, anti– Islam, religious-right activist who has recently begun to focus her efforts on ensuring that public school textbooks eliminate what she claims is anti-Semitic, anti-Judeo/Christian, Anti-American, pro-Islamic indoctrination of students.”
Walvoord/Zook: Israel’s great General Joshua who would lead God’s people into the promised land gave the Israelites a choice: Go with God or with the the people of Canaan.
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
So it is today, God or Right wing media watch?