Passionate about God's truth, Pastor John Amanchukwu Sr. didn't mind driving a total of eight hours to speak for three minutes. He didn't get paid for his appearance, nor did he care.
All he wanted to do was let the Asheville, North Carolina, school board know that many people are fed up with their shenanigans, and they aren't going to take it anymore.
In this Twitter video, Amanchukwu went on a three-minute tirade to the board about a "woke" book, "It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, Gender and Sexual Health," that is being pushed upon children in that district.
Amanchukwu believes it is pornography—and rightfully so—as the school board members soon discovered after Amanchukwu began reading from the book and was told to stop. Amanchukwu's reaction to the school board's reaction was priceless.
"Was it something I said?" the pastor asked. "If you don't want to hear it in a school board meeting, why should children be able to check it out of the school system?"
Amanchukwu is known as a rising voice for conservatives and Christians who is exposing the racist ideologies of abortion and critical race theory, among other things—like the pushing of pornography and the LGBTQ agenda in schools.
"I'm passionate about truth. I'm a pastor, and I've been pastoring youth and young adults for over the past 10 years," Amanchukwu tells Charisma News' John Matarazzo in a recent interview. "I'm a father of three children, I'm a husband and I want our children to go to school and not be indoctrinated into ideologies like critical race theory, gender theory, queer theory, and intersectionality.
"So, I drove a total of eight hours," he says. "I wasn't going to pick up a check or anything like that. I was going to really address the school board there because Asheville is known as the 'wokest city' in North Carolina. It's deep, deep, deep blue. And I believe the entire school board is Democrat. So, there's a lot of political indoctrination in Asheville as well.
"And so I want it to go to that city and to address this book," Amanchukwu adds. "It's a book that is for children ages 10 and up. There are students in elementary schools and middle schools who can get their hands on this book. And this book is not soft porn; it's hard porn. It's hard core, it would give 'Swank' and 'Hustler' magazine and 'Playboy' a run for [their] money. Hugh Hefner has nothing on this."
The book, the pastor says, features images of straight sex, lesbian sex and gay sex, and he says that's not "perfectly normal" material to put before a child—or anyone else for that matter.
"That's perfectly perverted," Amanchukwu says. "And we have to call out the perversion. I'll say this as well. I don't want to get political, but you know, you kind of have to these days because we're dealing with political issues. There is one political party in this country who supports this kind of stuff, who supports the mutilation of children, the castration of children, the indoctrination of children, the annihilation of children, the murdering of children, and that's the Democrat Party.
"The entire board in Asheville, they're Democrats," he says. "So to them, this is perfectly normal to sexualize children at a young age and to rob them of their innocence; to put things before them that they should not know before their time. The Bible talks about not awakening love before its time. When you crack that egg, that egg is now open. When you take the lid off of passion and lust—because these things are natural even within us—but the Bible tells us that 'in our flesh dwells no good thing.'
"But when you begin to put things before them—pornographic materials—and make it accessible in libraries in the name of diversity, inclusion and equity, you're on a slippery slope," Amanchukwu says. "I went to Asheville to remind them of the dastardly deeds that they are doing to children. And this book is not simply in Asheville only; this book is in schools all around the country."
A contributor to Turning Point USA, Amanchukwu also works with an organization called The Pavement Education Project, which he says has archived all of the "woke books" in North Carolina—books that talk about critical race theory, intersectionality gender theory or queer theory.
Amanchukwu says all of these books are pornographic, and that The Pavement Education Project has "gone out of its way" to catalogue these books so parents can visit the website and see what books are in their schools in North Carolina.
"This organization is epic," he says. "I've worked with them throughout the state. Go and follow them and support them and see more about what they are doing."
The first time he read "Perfectly Normal," Amanchukwu says he was "disgusted."
"I had multiple emotions," the pastor says. "I was angry. I was filled with righteous indignation. I was sad, and I was perplexed."
In the meantime, Amanchukwu warns parents about what their children are exposed to in public schools and asks what they would think if they were that age and had this type of material put in front of them.
"When I was 10 years of age, I could only imagine going to the library and seeing this," he says. "I tell a joke to people that if this book was in my school library, it probably would have been checked out once and I would have kept it at home and told the librarian I didn't know what happened to it. I turned it in, and no one knows where it's at.
"This type of material, to a child, they want to see it because it's explicit," he says. "When I went to that school board meeting and read from this book, the school board members, in particular the chairman, told me to stop reading. After 10 seconds I stopped reading, and he said he pretty much didn't want me to read it aloud. If you can't read the book in a school board meeting, why on God's earth is that book in the library? It makes no sense."
Amanchukwu says as long as the anointing of God is in him, he will continue to crusade against such atrocities being committed in our public schools.
"I depend upon the third part of the Trinity—the Holy Spirit that dwells within me and gives me the words to say in proper timing," he says. "I believe that when you have the Holy Spirit, it will testify of Christ beyond just speaking in tongues. You will testify and be a witness to the truth. And that's what I did in that moment."
Shawn A. Akers is the online editor at Charisma Media.
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