Over the past week, I noticed search engine terms finding this blog looking for “terry moffitt [sic]” and “dr. terry moffitt [sic]”.
“Finally,” I thought. “My high school teacher and school administrator was googling himself and will respond to an open letter I sent to him and posted on this blog.”
Apparently it wasn’t Moffitt googling himself.
First, let me tell you about Terry Moffitt. I’ll get to who was searching for him in a few minutes.
UTT armed evangelical Christian students with counter-information against the secular, leftist, godless agenda found in colleges, universities and practically everywhere outside of the Christian high school utopia.
The UTT website says:
Intended for high school students, Understanding the Times outlines the differences between Christianity and the other prominent worldviews vying for allegiance in Western culture: Islam, Postmodernism, Secular Humanism, Marxism, and New Age. In a time when more than half of all Christians lose their faith in college, no other curriculum so effectively prepares students to defend the Christian worldview against all its competitors. For more information, please click one of the links below.
UTT is a fear-mongering hoax.
UTT is a foul load of steaming, worthless propaganda. I marched away from that class with pomp and gusto, only to be shattered by reality time and again. The long-sighted aspect of the curriculum was that it taught students to expect defeat from the opposition. It taught that god would smile on you when the world scoffed and laughed.
Its agenda was, You will often feel like a failure before man, but god will smile on you and show you favor in heaven.
The class taught against homosexuality, all other religions except protestant, evangelical Christianity, anti-evolution, anti-science, and anti-progress, from the standpoint of intelligence. The class resources were source intensive. It armed kids with books other than the bible, which in a way seemed good.
With this information, I felt erudite and empowered! UTT taught that the gospel must seep into every aspect of a person’s life, because the secular heathen lifestyle (oh no!) was winning the culture wars. By every aspect, I mean, UTT wanted students to talk openly about UTT information at their jobs, at the post office, waiting in line at Walmart, every time he or she is in public, he or she should talk about how wrong the world is and how right Jesus is.
Like I said, the class made me gungho for Jesus. What I discovered was that people don’t need Jesus. They need love and that there is a HUGE difference.
One time, this kid, who I’ll mention again below, timed a situation perfectly that I would walk into the UTT classroom, he turned off the TV and said, “Did you hear the news. It was just on, but finished moments ago?”
“Scientists found the missing link. Evolution is TRUE!”
With no ounce of hyperbole in this description, I gasped, put my hands to my face, put my back against a wall, sunk to the floor and welled up with tears. He later admitted it was a joke. It was one of my first memories in which I let Christianity slide for a few minutes. Should evolution be true, it would render all UTT curriculum, Christianity and, essentially, Moffitt as a farce.
UTT is a joke, and no one’s laughing
UTT is why I told Wendy, my high school girlfriend, that her gay cousin and her parents were hellbound. UTT is why I stood up in my bible class at my Christian college and said, “The earth was created in literally 6 days.” I felt so stupid after that day after class discussion that I walked back to my dorm and cried in my pillow. In biology, I spoke a few times about creationism. What a mistake. When the facts of creation, of science, of the bible are presented in an academic situation, classes like UTT are flushed down the toilet.
Government Class, Robert’s Rules of Order and You
Moffitt also taught government class. Moffitt showed us movies like, “Mr. Smith goes to Washington.” He made us read books about the history of the Supreme Court, from a Christian perspective of course. For a month or so we held a mock congress.
The mock congress gave us experience with Robert’s Rules of Order, and helped us see how committees worked. Ironically, I was a designated to pretend that I was Dick Gephardt (D), and would act as the majority leader.
As a whole, the kids in our class had republican parents. The kid above who joked about the missing link, his parents leaned democrat. In a stealthy act of what now is hilarity, the class democrats (or maybe the republicans, I can’t remember) passed legislation that included an abortion legalization clause. Nearly the entire class was in tears that day. We were pathetic brainwashed idiots.
Moffitt preferred the Old Testament God
Moffitt’s teaching and administrative style was extremely authoritarian. My mom was authoritarian, and he outdid her by a factor of infinity. I was convinced he was compensating for something; I didn’t know what.
Moffitt claimed he slept only three hours a night. The rest of his waking hours he claimed he read incessantly. He boasted these things to prove he was the smartest guy in the room, which isn’t hard in a room of gullible, self described Christians. His mantra was practically that he completed the research so you wouldn’t have to.
The man was 6’4″ or 6’5″, 250 lbs. or more, and he sweated profusely. There were days when he’d walk by your desk, I nosed him, and my eyes would water from acrid body odor. He reeked. It got to the point that I held my breath as stomped past.
Once, one of my teachers for another class left early for a personal emergency. It was a small class and they put a few of us in different classrooms where seats were open. I sat in a classroom with a substitute teacher who wasn’t controlling a situation. Moffitt walked by noticing the disturbance. Out of frustration, he lost his temper (which was easy to do), and he issued everyone in the class a detention, including me.
I was the kid who never got detentions, so I made a private appointment with him and explained that I was simply sitting in the classroom, not remotely part of the disturbance. I was guilty by sheer coincidence that my teacher had a private emergency. Only a sleazy, repugnant, heartless reprobate would have said, “Life isn’t fair. Serve the detention.” That’s what he did.
Jesus loved people with grace, forgiveness and mercy. Moffitt did not.
Moffit should be removed from education for poorly and irresponsibly teaching students. He should issue an apology to all of them, and frankly, I think he should be sued for damages for swindling money from hard-working people to have him educate their children. While I grew up and learned how wrong he was, unfortunately gullible, naive parents fork out cash to send their kids into classrooms like his time and again.
UTT is an opportunity for failures like Moffitt to stuff kids with so much garbage that they ignorantly go out and do his dirty work.
Where is Moffitt now and who was googling him?
Like I said at the beginning of this post, someone was googling Moffitt, and it wasn’t him. It was a writer with a publication/blog called Mother Jones named David Corn. Corn wrote a story (link) about an Alaskan republican named Joe Miller and his extremely anti-gay adviser.
Who is this anti-gay adviser?
Dr. Terry Moffitt.
Corn bashes Moffitt for being even more extreme than most GOPers. Corn says, “… Miller did place on his campaign payroll a self-described “Christian educator” who leads a religious right organization so virulently anti-gay that it denounced Rush Limbaugh for hobnobbing with Elton John.”
If you look at Moffitt’s website Family Policy Network, he criticizes Glenn Beck. That’s huge.
Corn links to Le Café Witteveen and Moffitt’s webpage. I’ve been getting hit hard by Mother Jones readers, which speaks well for its readership.
On a poorly-made website, Moffitt lists an arsenal of services including (but not limited to): Christian School Accreditation Consulting, Christian School General Consulting, Church and Ministry General Consulting, Church and School Safety Audits, Radio and television interviews, Ghostwriting for individuals, organizations and businesses, and Consulting is regularly done in the areas of politics, security, education and ministry development.
His About page says:
It’s important to point out that Moffitt’s website is poorly made. That’s how Christian excellence works. While the creator (Moffitt) published it and said, “It is good.” The rest of us look at it, tilt our heads and say, “What a half-assed piece of crap.” For the most part, Christian music, Christian art, the Christian aesthetic is an inferior version of secular excellence.
When I was a Christian, my goal was to help Christians overcome this stereotype and improve the Christian aesthetic. What I found was that the Christian worldview promotes half-assery as a virtue. As an artist, perfectionist and a professional, that’s a gigantic reason why I had to let Christianity go.
Perhaps that’s why Moffitt promotes it so diligently.
Terry Moffitt doth protest too much, methinks
Moffitt graduated from embarrassing himself before a classroom of students to embarrassing himself before the nation. Apparently he speaks publicly often, and his face can be seen flickering on FOX News.
Among the myths of homosexuality, they list innate homosexuality twice.
Moffitt and his clan of defective, third-rate colleagues must sit around conference tables deep in the Yeshua Fog™ giving each other endless reach arounds pats on the back. Their piss-poor research isn’t based in science. Moffitt wouldn’t know science if it rammed him head on with a long-hard semi truck. His “science” reference is to a fellow named Joseph P. Gudel, who’s academic pursuit is furthering Christianity, not science.
This may be overly juvenile to use as a reference, but I’ve found a video (below) that is a perfect resource for idiots people who oppose homosexuality. The list of references on the video (I’ll post them below the video) are examples of excellent scientific references. The video is done in a way to make it accessible to everyday Joes and Janes, well, Christians to be exact.
Terry Moffitt should be ashamed and humiliated for his lack of academic pursuit, his inability to face reality and for steering gullible minds into dangerous and unfounded thinking. But he’s not. Why? Because when the world makes fun of him, he thinks god smiles on him.
Sorry Mr. Moffitt, you were wrong back in the 90s, and you’re wrong now. The world isn’t scoffing and laughing. They are repelled and offended by advocating such ignorance. You are contributing to a caricature of Christianity that many good Christians are fighting to get rid of. You’re making the situation worse, not better. Repent, sir. It’s not too late to do the right thing.