TPN Part of Meeting

— TNPN’s Dale Walker to Introduce Special Guest Speaker Usama Dakdok at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 Meeting at Christian Life Assembly, as Concerned Citizens Gather to Address Pro-Islam Textbooks —

Tennessee Pastors Network (TNPN, www.tnpastors.net) President Dale Walker will be part of an informational meeting tonight, Oct. 20, to bring attention to Islamic indoctrination in White County schools, where parents and community leaders are concerned about pro-Islam textbooks.

Concerned citizens will gather to learn more about controversial content of textbooks. At the meeting, Walker will introduce special guest speaker Usama Dakdok, an Egyptian Christian who immigrated to the U.S. and leads a ministry that teaches the truth about Islam and Christ.

WHO:          Tennessee Pastors Network and other concerned citizens

WHAT:       Meeting regarding Islamic indoctrination in schools

WHERE:    Christian Life Assembly, 117 N. Spring St., Sparta, Tenn.

WHEN:       6 p.m. CT Tuesday, Oct. 20

TNPN has been keeping close tabs on this pressing issue. Walker spoke at the White County School Board meeting last month about the textbooks, specifically a social studies book that contains 30-plus pages on Islam and the Muslim faith—with little mention of Christianity.

Walker, who graduated from the district, represented several state pastors who have serious reservations about the presence of Islamic education in public schools while lessons about Christianity are glossed over.

“Now is the time for school leaders, educators, parents, elected officials and the church community at large to take action and work to remove this Islamic invasion from our local schools via textbooks,” Walker said. “Schools should be held accountable, and this critical issue of soft-peddling Islam to impressionable students must not be ignored. The sweeping Islamic infiltration is being deeply embedded into the Bible Belt and it has penetrated our public schools in Tennessee. Our founding fathers would be appalled.”

TNPN is a state chapter of the American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net), the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square.

The Tennessee Pastors Network encourages pastors to bring together biblical and constitutional principles in their sermons and provides resources to pastors throughout the state. For more information on TNPN, visit its web site at www.tnpastors.net, its Facebook page or call (931) 267-0816.

TNPN and APN offer pastors numerous online resources that help clergy choose sermon topics and find information for other church ministries. With some free and some paid resources, topics include abortion, apologetics, creation, the culture war, economics, education, the environment, history, homosexuality, Islam and marriage, along with many others.

TNPN is a group of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of scripture, take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture, encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues, examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits and engage their congregations in taking part in the political process on a non-partisan basis.

The American Pastors Network is the largest, national network of pastors who believe in the authority of scripture; who boldly preach the whole counsel of God with a disciplined application of a biblical worldview to public policy; who are building a permanent infrastructure of biblically faithful pastors and lay leaders; and who are mobilizing congregations to participate in the political process on a non-partisan basis. For more information on APN, visit www.americanpastorsnetwork.net, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. Those interested in forming a chapter in their state may contact amy@americanpastors.net.

The American Pastors Network is a Ministry Program Affiliate of Capstone Legacy Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian Public Community Foundation registered nationwide). APN’s daily short radio feature, “Stand in the Gap,” airs on more than 40 stations, and the American Family Radio Network airs the one-hour “Stand in the Gap Weekend” on 140 additional stations nationwide. A live one-hour program launched in 2015, “Stand in the Gap Today,” airs on several Pennsylvania radio stations.

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To interview Dale Walker from the Tennessee Pastors Network or a representative of the American Pastors Network, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com.

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