Christian Reconstructionism is to the 1990's what the Moral
Majority was to the mid-1970's and mid-1080's.
Local politics is now the major focus. One group, the
National Association of Christian Educators/Citizens for
excellence in Education (NACE/CEE), boasts of having helped
to elect 450 born-again Christians to school boards across
the nation in 1990. NACE/CEE's director, Robert Simonds, is
a member of COR's Steering Committee. Simonds has expressed
his Christian Reconstructionist beliefs in his book How to
Elect Christians to Public Office. The how-to manual has
been used in hundreds of successful political races. In the
books Introduction, Simonds states: "The Christian religion
(the Bible) is the basis for all morality (right and wrong).
Yet the Church has layed [sic] down its Biblical mandate to
impact and transform society."
"Atheistic secular humanists," Simonds continues, "should be
removed from office and Christians should be elected." He
adds, "Government and true Christianity are inseparable!...
There can be no morality (right or wrong) without the Bible--
man's only reliable book on right and wrong." He emphasizes
that "only Christians can properly apply Bible principles to
government, because they are the ones reading the Bible and
trusting its teachings to be true." Simonds concludes,
"Holding up Christian standards can be done by electing
Simonds also promotes a book called The Political Mission of
the Church, by Billy Falling, head of the Christian Voters
League. The book shows churches "how to evangelize the
community through the political process."
To date, Simond's groups, which I've dubbed "CEE-cells," have
been established in more than four hundred school districts.
They've also organized over 220 Public School Awareness (PSA)
committees. PSA's are organized in churches to help the
church "fulfill the political mission of the church for
According to Kathi Simonds, NACE/CEE's National Operations
Manager, "It takes a couple of years to control a school
board." She said that in school board races, "we are usually
completely defeated, or we usually completely win." Last
year, in San Deigo County's fifteen to twenty school
districts, Simond's group won an astounding thirty school
The Christian Reconstructionists are probably the only
special-interest group in the country that has targeted the
nation's 17500 school districts. Their successes have gone
almost unnoticed. To defeat them, we need to identify them,
and then, through the media, expose their radical agenda.