The Australia Senate voted Monday to move to call upon the federal government to prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the national curriculum.
The Senate voted 30-28 to support the notice of motion, promoted by One Nation leader Sen. Pauline Hanson, that urges the conservative coalition government to reject the Marxist ideology, the Daily Telegraph reported.
CRT is an ideology that views all social and cultural issues through the lens of race, ethnicity, and gender, and divides people into the categories of victims and oppressors.
“Thanks to One Nation, the Government has been sent a strong message and is now on the record rejecting critical race theory,” said Hanson, adding:
Now the fight is on to make sure the Government keeps its word and keeps our children’s schools free of this type of divisive, radical left-wing indoctrination. While many would rather just bury their heads in the sand and ignore this problem, One Nation is at forefront of the fight to ensure the children of Australia receive an education, not an indoctrination.
The Australian curriculum was the subject of intense controversy earlier this year when opponents to CRT observed its concepts seeping into classroom teaching, replacing Australia’s British and Judeo-Christian heritage, the report noted.
At a recent Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority Conference, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently denounced CRT as “bigoted” and compared the ideology to “Klansmen in white sheets.”
While the left is minimizing the divisiveness of CRT, claiming the outrage against it is an “organized” crisis engineered by conservatives, many outspoken black American leaders have condemned CRT as well, attributing their successes to the freedoms granted to every person, regardless of race, under the U.S. Constitution.
HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
In response to this news, Ken Ham explained that the only way to understand humanity is through the lens of Scripture:
The article states, “CRT is an ideology that views all social and cultural issues through the lens of race, ethnicity, and gender, and divides people into the categories of victims and oppressors.” Yes, it is an anti-biblical worldview.
The only way to understand humanity is to view the history of the human race through the lens of Scripture and understand all humans belong to one biological race, all descendants of one man and one woman, all sinners, and all need to respond to the free gift of salvation in Jesus Christ.
It’s not the outside that determines who a person is, but the inside, the heart, the spiritual state of a person.
“But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart'” (1 Samuel 16:7).
You can’t judge a person by their outside features!
When Jesus’ disciples came to Him and asked, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Jesus explained to them that one of the signs that would precede His coming would be “nations” rising against “nations.”
The word “nations” found in this verse (Matthew 24:7) is from the Greek word “ethnos,” where we get our English word for “ethnicity.” Therefore, this verse can also be read that “ethnicity shall rise against ethnicity” in the last days.
Racism is not new. However, what is new to our generation is the fabricated racism taught in schools, espoused by the media, and canceled by ‘culture.’ This stoking of division will, in the not too distant future, lead to genuine widespread racism. Racism is a sin. Creating division and hatred is a sin (Prov. 6:16-19, Luke 11:17, 1 John 2:9). All of these things are deeply rooted in a rebellion against God, His Word, and His design.