Do you want your kids to have a two-week internship in the “historic library of [Glenn Beck’s ) Mercury One?” You can participate in this internship program with Beck’s studio historian David Barton for $375.
If you want to be part of this Beck-Barton attempt to promote Christian America you can expect to learn things like this:
Mercury One is opening up our library for a hands-on experience to research original historical documents from our incredible collection, providing specialized teaching and instruction, and the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge from our speakers and guest lecturers.
This unique, once in a lifetime experience is two weeks of nonstop projects, research, lectures, and outings for people who want to know more about America’s incredible history, learn about the people directly involved with the founding of our nation, and identify the philosophies and ideologies that shaped our laws and original documents.
We spend our mornings in a classroom-like setting and each afternoon we dig through online resources as well as our unique, original library. We will delve into topics such as:
- A Biblical Worldview
- The Truth in History
- America’s Godly Heritage
- Early Education in America
- How the Bible Influenced America
- American Exceptionalism
- God and the Constitution
- Reclaiming the Land
We will research our Founding Fathers, discovering their accomplishments, families, and faith, giving individual presentations at the end of each week.This is a specialized training for 18-25 year old. Apply now for this limited space opportunity. The cost is $375.
All interns are required to provide their own transportation, food and lodging in the Dallas area.
Let me take a guess about how the topics listed above will be taught:
A Biblical World View: This means that Barton will teach you that the founding fathers upheld a view of the world just happens to be identical to the “world view” of the Christian Right wing of the Republican Party.
The Truth in History: I am guessing that this means you will be learning some form of providential history.
America’s Godly Heritage: You will learn that all or most of the founding fathers were Christians and that they were trying to build a Christian nation.
Early Education in America: You will learn that all of the founding fathers were graduates of theological seminaries and Bible colleges.
How the Bible Influenced America: You will learn that the separation of powers actually comes from the Old Testament and that preachers used the Bible to serve their own political ends. You may even learn that the use of the Bible to serve political ends is a good thing.
American Exceptionalism: You will learn that America is a “city on a hill.” It is exceptional because it is the new Israel–God’s chosen people.
God and the Constitution: Not sure how this one will be taught since God is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
Reclaiming the Land: You will learn about Seven Mountain Dominionism and the need to restore America to its supposedly Christian roots. In other words, you will learn the same lessons that Ted Cruz learned from David Barton.
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