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Judge Strikes Down Biden’s Head Start COVID Mandate And More – U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty strikes down Biden’s new head start COVID mandate, Virginia Governor overhauls transgender student policies and more!

Air Date: 09/30/2022

On-air Personalities: David Barton, Rick Green, and Tim Barton


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Rick:

Welcome to WallBuilders Live. It’s Good News Friday. This is our chance to dive into so many of those good things that are happening out there. Most of those things are happening because you, because the audience, because you’ve been taking action, you’ve been involved to end the culture, you’re not sitting on the sidelines anymore. And so we’re going to celebrate some of those good news items today.

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Alright, guys, time to dive into some of that good news. David, what’s our first piece of good news? What part of the country are we headed to?

David:

Philadelphia. Are you going to act surprise good news out of Philadelphia?

Rick:

Philadelphia, wait a minute, yeah, come on. Now that is Independence Hall, we used to love going to Independence Hall when you could go without getting shot or perhaps showing up when the emperor was giving one of his galactic takeover speeches with the red lights and all. No, there are other parts of Philadelphia. Is it at Independence Hall or somewhere else in Philadelphia?

David:

It actually wasn’t Independence Hall. And actually, last night I was in Philadelphia, I was in inner city church and I was in Baltimore and inner city church at lunch, I was inner city church in Philadelphia last night and the comments they made when we left was, hey, this is a really successful meeting, nobody got shot. And I go, oh, my! And it wasn’t a joke. It’s like, oh wow, this is a whole different approach to things. And so there is so much good stuff and so many good folks there and man, they’re in such a bad situation for the leadership they have and the Soros kind of district attorneys that are just turning people loose.

And the crime in Philadelphia has gone through the roof. A guy had killed someone else, and he was out the next day, $50,000 bill on a pure murder. I mean, it’s just unbelievable kind of stuff that was going on. But all that to say is Philadelphia has got some really rich history. You got the Ben Franklin, and you’ve got the Benjamin Rush and all these great guys out of Philadelphia. And Philadelphia actually did something very positive regarding history, and that is they just changed the name of one of their major streets, and they named it Absalom Jones Street. And Absalom Jones is a black minister from the founding era who is really wholesome, really good. He had been in slavery, he gets free, he goes to Philadelphia.

He and Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration, and you have Richard Allen, another minister who had been a slavery in Maryland, who was able to get free, they both bought their own freedom, and they come to Philadelphia. And Richard Allen and Absalom Jones started the first black churches in Philadelphia, and they become pastors there. And so Absalom Jones goes on to be the first black man in America to be ordained in a major denomination. He became an Episcopal priest. He ran St. Thomas’s church there in Philadelphia, just an old ancient church, really cool.

But he is such a positive guy, worked so well, blacks and whites together. As a matter of fact, when the yellow fever epidemic hit Philadelphia in 1793, and I know that we talked about New York City and how bad it was with COVID, it had the highest death rate of anybody. But even at that, even with the cooked numbers, it was still less than 1% in New York City. The death rate in Philadelphia was 25% from the yellow fever epidemic.

And so guys like Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, they report that they were burying up to 120 bodies a day. I mean, they took on the role of being doctor as well as being minister. But it’s such a wholesome thing. It’s not a divisive figure. It’s not an angry figure. It’s not a Malcolm X kind of, we need to throw the country over figure. He’s a really good, God-fearing, solid guy from the founding era that doesn’t fit the CRT stuff at all. And for Philadelphia to honor him is a really, really, really good deal.

Rick:

Did they have some kind of ceremony morning, I’m assuming, when they name the street, or do you know?

David:

Yes, they had a ceremony, and it was very positive. I’ve read through some of the speech and it was very positive, very uplifting. They talked about all the great work that he did and the racial work that he did and it was positive. It wasn’t like pick and choose kind of history. And they really did a good job of honoring him. And the crowd apparently was in the thousands when they did it, which is a very large crowd for a dedication of the street. It was really good thing to see. So it’s just kind of fun to see that wholesome history.

And as it turns out, I didn’t see this article till this morning. But last night, Absalom Jones was one of the guys I talked about in inner city Philadelphia and what he had done and went through some of the history of that with the folks there. So it’s just really good to see that you have a very positive hero who’s being honored in a very strangely un-positive city that they got it right on history with this one.

Rick:

Love it. Alright, Tim, you have to pick something out of your good news stack that is a very blue city with a George Soros-funded prosecutor and find some good news in another city. And Philadelphia is off the table. Any luck? Do we need to go to break so you have…?

Tim:

Basically, I can choose any major city in America and just find something good from there, is what it sounds like.

Rick:

Just something good, only 100 people died in Chicago this week, something like that.

Tim:

Well, interestingly enough, the first article I have in my stack does deal with a very blue project and program, it deals with the Head Start program. And the Head Start program was an initiative that started back under LBJ, Linda Bane Johnson, his great society, his “War on Poverty”. And the idea was that they would find people who were in need and they would offer them assistance. And of course, any time you’re asking the government to come help solve problems, they end up creating way more problems than they solve in almost every one of these scenarios, especially when it comes to dealing with individuals, not dealing with securing the border or self-preservation for the nation, etc, things that actually would make sense, the federal government does. That’s what we’re talking about here.

Well, the Head Start program specifically interesting on this article, it reminds us that under President Obama, actually correction, President Biden, I feel like I’ve had a few of those Freudian slips with Obama and Biden recently because frankly, we know basically Biden is just representing Obama’s third term, not to digress; President Biden came out and under his leadership, there was a mandate that said anybody who’s in Head Start has to get vaccinated, which presumably also includes boosters along the way.

They are required to wear masks. In some of these, there’s like an early Head Start which literally goes from a pregnant mother all the way up to three-year-olds and then there’s like pre-K, so four and five year olds. And to do anything you had to get a vaccine and you have to wear a mask at all of these programs, from parents and kids. And here’s the good news is the title of the article I have starts off “Exceeded their authority, Judge strikes down Biden administration’s head Start COVID mandate”.

And so a judge came out and identified that, and this was by a US Judge, the judge said, the court finds the agency defendants have exceeded their authority by implementing the Head Start mandate because Congress only gave agency defendants the power to modify Head Start performance standards. Now, imagine modifying performance standards meant that you can force everybody to get a vaccine now, right, this vaccine that depending on what we’re talking about, some of these vaccines we’re talking about, not even in human testing and trials, was on eight mice. All the mice ended up dying. Like it is unethical some of what has happened in the name of science and really it was really in the name of making money and padding pockets for some of these major companies.

Not to digress, really, it’s a crazy standard that we’re implementing. The good news is the Judge came out and there’s a lot of this decision about how the agency has just totally gone off the rail for what they did with their mandates requiring masks and the vaccines. And it goes through a whole bunch of states. But the good news in the midst of this and actually give lots of examples of some of these situations, but the good news is that we have a Judge who recognizes if your job or what you are allowed to do is modify performance standards, that does not include medical requirements of a vaccine mandate or a masked mandate in order to be part of this welfare program. It seems utterly ridiculous. That’s what the government was doing. The good news is a Judge came out and said, yeah, you can’t require people to get a vaccine before they’re can be permitted to receive government assistance. That’s the good news.

Rick:

So that’s not just one blue city that we’re talking about here. Tim, you manage to hit every blue and red city with that good news, especially the blue cities, of course, with Head Start being a program that’s probably more used there than other places. But man, I mean, maybe the walls are finally coming down, guys. Maybe all of this, we’ve been wanting the Judges to rule like this for two and a half years and now we’re getting victories on the military decisions and this decision with Head Start. Of course, the President said the pandemic is over. His staff came out and said, oh, no, don’t listen to him. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about the next day. But if the pandemic is over, then none of this stuff should be happening. But little by little, we are going to have to literally pry it out of their hands because they don’t want to let go of the power.

David:

We really thought two years ago that this was going to get knocked down by the courts. There’s no way that they’re going to sustain this and it is getting knocked down by the courts. I mean, it’s victory after victory after victory, but it’s just two and a half years later. It’s not what we thought it was going to be. So I think I’ve seen out of the last ten cases, I think I’ve seen only one judge that’s upheld some part of the administration’s COVID policy. It’s like 9 out of 10 are just whacking it now.

And then you look at what our friends are doing, Kelly Shackleford and Mat Staver and Mike Ferris, they’re just running the table on this stuff. So we are winning. But mentioning that I was in Philadelphia, the officials there are still requiring people to wear masks, still requiring government employees to wear masks. When I went to the Philadelphia airport this morning, it looked like it was back in the middle of COVID, just masks everywhere. It’s really unfortunate that those people are still subject to that type of stuff, but nonetheless, the courts are getting it right. Rick, you’re exactly right, we thought it was going to be two and a half years ago, but we’re winning it now.

Rick:

Yeah, and it may be a big part of that, too, two and a half years ago, instead of following the law and following the Constitution, everybody was scared. So, even the Judges acted out of fear: they didn’t want “blood on their hands”, so they were afraid: somebody might die if I render this decision and don’t allow the government to step in. And so now, two and a half years later, they’re looking at the data and common sense is starting to seep back in, even though the Constitution should have been the winner two and a half years ago. But it’s all good news today.

David:

So, Rick, just is there a correlation between the fact that COVID kept us out of public school for a year and we’re now starting to get common sense, do those two things go together?

Rick:

It actually makes sense if you think about the negative learning at college and universities that longer they’re there, the less they know. So, maybe that works with the little kids too, and the whole family rubs off on the whole family. Everybody gets more common sense if you stay out of the public schools.

Tim:

Yeah. And just in case anybody has not heard this before what, Rick, you’re referring to the American School Board Journal did a study of education. This was a couple of years ago. I think the study was actually called the Coming Crisis in Leadership. And what they concluded, it really kind of the results of the study, they identified that elementary students, when they were tested, comparing it to the globe, that elementary students performed above average to the rest of the world. Our middle school students compared at average, they performed at average, and our high school students were below average.

So notice the scale. Elementary, we’re really high; middle school, we’re a little lower; and high school we’re performing below. All these other industrialized nations in the world. And what the American School Board Journal identified, they said that the longer US students stay in school, the less they seem to know. And they called the condition “Negative Learning”, that they stayed there so long that they’re beginning to learn negatively, aka, they’re becoming dumber. So, yes, all that to say maybe getting kids out of the public school, although obviously we want kids to be able to read and write, we want kids to be able to do basic math.

But right now in public schools, a lot of them are teaching reading and writing in basic math. They’re teaching genders and human sexuality, not the things students need. So, yes, removing them from these toxic environments can only help for those students and their souls.

Rick:

Alright, guys, we’ve got more good news coming at you when we come back from the break. Stay with us, Good News Friday here at WallBuilders Live.

AMERICAN HISTORY

Hi, friends, this is Tim Barton of WallBuilders. This is a time when most Americans don’t know much about American history or even heroes of the faith. And I know oftentimes we, parents, we’re trying to find good content for our kids to read. And if you remember back to the Bible, to the book of Hebrews, it has the faith Hall of Fame where they outline the leaders of faith that had gone before them. Well, this is something that as Americans, we really want to go back and outline some of these heroes, not just of American history, but heroes of Christianity in our faith as well.

I want to let you know about some biographical sketches we have available on our website. One is called The Courageous Leaders collection. And this collection includes people like Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Francis Scott Key, George Washington Carver, Susanna Wesley, even the Wright brothers. And there’s a second collection called Heroes of History. In this collection, you’ll read about people like Benjamin Franklin or Christopher Columbus, Daniel Boone, George Washington, Harriet Tubman; friends, the list goes on and on. This is a great collection for your young person to have and read and it’s a providential view of American and Christian history. This is available at www.wallbuilders.com. That’s www.wallbuilders.com.

Rick:

Welcome back to WallBuilders Live. It’s Good News Friday. We appreciate you staying with us. We got more good news coming your way. And David Barton’s got our next piece of good news.

David:

Talking about blue cities, we’re going to talk about a formerly blue state. Virginia, just a couple of years ago, was that formerly blue state under Governor Northam and they did some crazy stuff there. They started the trend that we’re seeing in the nation. The governor there said, hey, if a baby survives an abortion, if it lives through an abortion, we’re going to go ahead and let the baby die comfortably after it’s born. And you go, wait a minute, if it’s born, you don’t let it die comfortably. Well, the governor of Maryland said, we can beat that. We’re going to have abortions up to 28 days after you’re born. So you can kill a baby up to 28 days later and still call an abortion.

And then California said, well, we can beat that, we’ll make it 30 days and they’ve already passed that through one of the houses out in California, one of the chambers. And so they’re saying you can abort a baby up to 30 days after it’s born. It’s just crazy stuff. And we saw all the craziness that’s going into the schools, Loudon county and Fairfax two and a half years ago when the guy had his daughter raped by a guy who claimed to be a girl so he could be in the girls’ bathroom, and all the craziness that went on. And so there’s just so much nonsense there.

And part of what they did back then was the governor, Governor Northam said, hey, we’re going to let students choose their own pronouns, they can choose their own genders, and we’re not going to have the school tell the parents if they’re going to do gender stuff and if they want to be involved in that stuff, that’s fine, but we’re not going to tell the parents about it. So it was just a whole undermining of the traditional structure we’ve had in America for so long.

And now we have a new governor there, and the new governor Youngkin, Youngkin comes in and he’s a whole different type of governor. I mean, on Inauguration Day, he prayed his own prayer and he prayed in Jesus name on the capital steps and didn’t mind taking a beating from the press for it because this is what he believes. And so he’s gone in and they’ve changed so many policies. And the latest policy that’s come out of Virginia under the new governor is, alright, what we’re doing is we’re putting parents back in charge of their kids’ education, and we’re not going to do anything at school without the parents knowing in areas like that.

And so in Virginia now, public schools cannot affirm a student’s gender without parents written requests. So the parents have to request in writing, I want my students to be affirmed at a different gender. And in addition, bathrooms and locker rooms, you use them based on your biological sex, not your mental sex, but your biological sex. And that’s as defined as birth. Whatever’s on your birth certificate when you were born, that’s the bathrooms you use, that’s the locker rooms you use and that’s also the sports in which you’re going to participate. And they said, we’re not going to do things leaving parents out on gender stuff or sex Ed or whatever.

So there’s a real change in Virginia, and that’s gone from a very blue state to what is now a very red state. And I’m just going to do a shout out to Faith Wins, because these guys went in there last election and they targeted 10 assembly seats, and they said, we’re going to get Christians involved in 10 of these seats here. And they flipped all 10 seats. They ran the voting numbers up really high. Conservatives turned out in a big way. 312 churches got involved. They found in their own congregations 77,000 people who had never before registered  to vote, but they had solid conservative biblical values. They got them registered, they went out and voted. And Governor Northam won the election by 64,500.

Well, that’s 312 churches, and there’s tens of thousands there. So it wasn’t a massive statewide surge. It was 312 churches that just looked around inside their own communities and made the difference. And they provided 1343 poll watchers and they were able to identify 5.2% of the ballots as being fraudulent, which that again, will win an election when you take that much off. So it’s a shout out to those churches. But now look what you’re getting. With a different governor, with a different philosophy, it’s affecting every kid in the state. And even the parents in Loudon County, Fairfax county, they’re praising Governor Youngkin for what he did. This is the stuff that set off the nation two and a half, three years ago under Northam, and it’s a real change now. So, good news from Virginia, a formerly blue state.

Rick:

And further evidence, right, David, that people that said you can’t win elections in a blue state or based on the election law there, I just have to point it out every time we have good news from Virginia, because some people say, I’m not even going to vote, I’m not going get involved because they’ll steal the election or whatever. Listen, Virginia had all the blue stuff and made it all the easy to cheat laws and because of the effort. And like you said, Faith Wins going in because of all the boots on there. I mean, we just have to reiterate that; when you do the hard work, when you get down on the trenches and you do the blocking and tackling, not just the Hail Mary pass, you can, in fact, get a good result. So let’s not forget that, folks, that’s very good news.

David:

Rick, let me point out, got back off the road. In the last week, I was in two different states. Governor Youngkin called the leaders in those states and said, hey, you guys can turn it around. I mean, here’s what happened to Virginia. Here’s what these churches did here. You need to get Faith Wins, if they get the churches involved, you’re going to have a different outcome. So here’s the governor being like the booking agent almost and say to these governors in other states and kind of in other states, is hey, if you want that result, you get the church involved. So Faith Wins, we’ve been doing a lot of meetings together, but two of the states we were just in was because governor of Northam, Virginia called them and said, you need to get churches going there.

Rick:

Well, before Tim, give us our last piece of good news. David, where would people go to have you guys come in and do a Faith Wins event in their community?

David:

Go to Faithwinds.org or.com, either one of them gets you there, but Faith Wins and there is a link there and you just communicate with them and say, hey, we want to sponsor an event in the community. We want the churches active, involved. Just let them know there and then we’ll see what we can do about getting on the schedule.

Tim:

And it’s worth noting, there’s really not going to be time on the schedule before the election. Just make sure we manage expectations for people because there’s probably a lot of people going, man, I want you in my town this weekend. Well, for all of us, we are pretty well booked at many days doing multiple events a day between now and really through the election.

Rick:

Be thinking ahead of 2023 really.

Tim:

Exactly. Not something that we’re going to get happening now, but this is something that we need to activate the church forever going forward. We want to be part of the solution for the issues and problems and culture. So we need to be activated. Certainly look forward to 2023, how can we stay involved, how can we get involved in our community, get involved in schools and the city council and the mayor races, local events? How can we turn our community back with biblical and godly principles?

Rick:

Alright, Tim, we got time for one final piece of good news. Bring us home.

Tim:

Alright, guys, this one is dealing with a movie, which we actually had Kirk Cameron on to talk about Lifemark. And Rick, I know that you guys talked about wanting to go and see it. We’ve been on the road pretty much nonstop since, I don’t know, was that a week ago we talked to Kirk Cameron about this maybe two weeks ago. Now, I don’t even remember. I have not seen it yet. But it did well enough the first week that they got a second week showing and now it’s even still going on in some places in theaters.

But what is so cool about this, so Alex Kendrick is one of the producers behind it, right? The Kendrick brothers, Alex and Steven, I think is the brother’s name, did so many of the great movies: Facing the Giant, Fireproof, War Room, Courageous, so many of these great movies that we have really enjoyed that were done at a high quality, great value film. Now, they have done Lifemark. And when Kirk Cameron was kind of walking through the story, it was the one where there was a young man who’s adopted and his birth mother reaches out.

Well. What’s really interesting about this film and again, I haven’t seen it yet, Rick, you might offer clarity to it at the end if you’ve seen a little bit. But at the end of the movie, apparently, there’s about ten minutes where Kirk Cameron and Alex Kendrick are on screen and they’re talking about essentially God choosing us and God having a plan and purpose for every single life and the value of life. And then they end up giving a gospel message. And Alex Kendrick has come out and began telling the testimony that where he’s literally getting hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of testimonies from all these theaters of people who are turning their life over to Christ, people who are getting saved from this movie.

And guys, we’ve talked for probably the last several years that we think we are probably in a great awakening. That what we are seeing culturally and maybe we could talk about we begin to see some cultural transformation maybe back 90s and the early 2000s. But really since COVID, it’s been pretty apparent that God has been waking a lot of people up. And one of the really cool things that we are seeing consistently is how God is moving and reaching people in some really special ways where you have guys like Sean Feucht who’s doing these concerts all over the US and even places around the world and God is touching and ministering to so many people and I’m using him as an example. There are lots of people we can point to that are just going out and in the streets or on the beach or in the city, wherever it is they’re ministering.

Well, now this is another movie that it’s just a movie, but at the end there’s a gospel message and literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of testimonies are coming in to the Kendrick brothers about how this movie is transforming lives, people are getting saved.

And this is just so encouraging to me that in the midst of the craziness we see every single week. We’re wondering, what is the Biden administration going to do next? What are some of these crazy governors or crazy mayor is going to do next? What’s happening at school boards? There’s so much drama, there are so many issues, and yet in the midst of it, God is moving and doing some incredible things. And so, again, I have not seen this movie yet, but it just reiterates a desire in me all the more to want to go see this movie. So, Rick, I don’t know if you’ve had a chance to see it yet. I know that was part of your plan.

Rick:

Loved it, man. Loved it.

Tim:

To me, we definitely need to go see.

Rick:

Yeah, man. I’m telling you, it’s a blessing. I ball like a baby. I hadn’t ball that much since the opening of the movie up. Yeah, the cartoon movie up, yes, I cried in the opening. It was so powerful. I’m telling you, it’s a tearjerker powerful. I mean, you know as an adopted dad, what a blessing this is. And this movie is moving hearts and minds. And what you’re talking about is afterwards, man, it’s so cool. They sit around with Kirk Cameron and some of the other folks that are involved and just have a really cool, down to earth discussion after the movie. And I loved it, absolutely loved it. Encourage everybody to go see it and go see it while you can in theaters. If it’s already out of the theaters in your area, we’ll find a way for you to get it. But just be sure to check out that website and share it with your church and friends and family. What a blessing it is.

Lots of good news for everybody today. Thank you so much, David and Tim, for finding the good news that’s out there. And it’s not just bad and ugly, folks, there’s a lot of good as well. And there’s more to our website wallbuilderslive.com, check it out today. Thanks so much for listening to WallBuilders Live.