E. Ray Moore, a Republican candidate running for South Carolina Lieutenant Governor, warned Christian parents at an April 12 "Liberty Rally" in Charleston, S.C. about the dangers of public schools, which he referred to as “Pharaoh’s school system.”
“We cannot win this war we’re in as long as we keep handing our children over to the enemy to educate,” said Moore, noted RawStory.com (video below).
“It’s fundamentally and largely responsible because of the public school system we’ve had six or seven generations, when most of us have put our children in the godless, pagan school system," added Moore.
"It cannot be fixed, the socialistic model, and we need to abandon that," said Moore. "As conservatives and Christians, if you think you’re going to win this war you’re in, and leave your children in those schools, it will not happen.”
The GOP candidate is a former chaplain for the Army Reserves and the founder of Exodus Mandate, which describes itself as "a Christian ministry to encourage and assist Christian families to leave Pharaoh’s (government) school system for the Promised Land of Christian schools or homeschooling."
Moore told the conspiracy website WorldNet Daily that his campaign will "focus on a restoration of pro-life, pro-family, pro-private, Christian and home education and pro-sound money (or a return to the gold standard) principles."
He does not support South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) spending $160 million on the education of poor children and classroom technology, which Moore calls “a failing public school system.”