Last week, David Barton spoke at Charis Bible College’s “Summer Family Bible Conference” to promote the Seven Mountains based “School of Practical Government” that he is establishing at Andrew Wommack’s Charis Bible College in Colorado for the purpose of training right-wing Christians how to take control of all levels of government.
Barton, who is currently in Cleveland helping to shape the GOP platform ahead of the Republican National Convention, said that Christians must “regain this arena that God has originally given to us.” To this end, the main purpose of Barton’s school will be to instill in students the proper “biblical worldview” because having the correct biblical worldview is key to implementing biblical public policy.
People who haven’t read the Bible “won’t have a clue about marriage, they won’t have a clue about abortion, they won’t have a clue about God made them male and female, end of story,” Barton said, which is why these are “not the kind of people that we want to put in office.”
Graduates of Barton’s school, on the other hand, will know the Bible verses that set out the proper public policy for everything from the minimum wage to estate taxes.
“You’ll know what God says about the capital gains tax,” Barton promised, “you’ll know what God says about the progressive income tax, you will know what God says about due process rights … All of these are public policy issues and if you know the position that God has taken on public policy issues, then you get much better policy coming out.”