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Terry E. Moffitt   Barbara Monteith   Dr. Stanley Monteith   Charles Moore   Dr. Raymond Moore   Sam Moore   Thomas Slick Moorman   Dr. Henry M. Morris   Rev. Duane R. Motley   William D. Mounger  


Terry E. Moffitt - CNP 1996, 1998; executive director, Christian Policy Research Institute; trains evangelical volunteers, Promise Keepers; authored Uncovering the Books of the Law: The Bible in American Education; former high school principal; listed in "Who's Who in American Education" and "Who's Who Among America's Educators"; former city council member, High Point City Council; former vice president and national spokesman, National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools; North Carolina State Chairman, Alan Keyes presidential campaign; attends Network Church, High Point, NC

Barbara Monteith - CNP 1996, 1998; state chairman, Eagle Forum of Ohio 1 ; works with Northeastern Ohio Roundtable on issues including abortion, term limits, education, and health care; founder, Chapel Hill Christian School; founder, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy; volunteer for many Republican campaigns.   Footnotes 1

Dr. Stanley Monteith - CNP 1996, 1998; Host of Radio Liberty 2 ; author, AIDS: The Unnecessary Epidemic; publishes, HIV-Watch, a nationally circulated newsletter covering the HIV epidemic; spends three hours daily on talk radio in California; Speaker on Prophecy Club. See: The Prophecy Club and Elijah   Footnotes 2

Charles Moore - CNP 1984-85, 1988; Vice President of Thomas Nelson. Brother of Sam Moore , President of Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Dr. Raymond Moore - CNP Board of Governors 1982, 1994, 1988, 1998; Seventh day Adventist; chairman/CEO 3 The Moore Foundation; founder and president, Hewitt Research Foundation

"Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore are professionals known around the world; he for reorganizing colleges and universities and for establishing highly-successful work-study programs; she as a world class curriculum and reading authority; and both as child specialists who shared in the founding of modern homeschooling... affectionately known as the "Grandparents of the homeschooling movement." They have been involved with homeschooling for 55 years. Some of their successes include: The Moore Formula which has produced an unusual numbers of scholarships. 4 

See: Letters <> re: Homeschooling to Heritage Foundation. 

Regarding Controversy over Moores methods:

"...For the last few years, however, some of his ideas seem to have fallen into disfavor. His books are no longer as widely circulated and cited, and he is seldom invited to speak at conventions.... Great controversy surrounds the whole issue. Dr. Moore has disagreed strongly and publicly with other home school leaders (notably Gregg Harris) over issues such as when and how children should learn to read, whether and when traditional academic means such as textbooks and workbooks should be pursued, and whether home school groups should be exclusively Christian, or open to any and all beliefs. An effort at Christian mediation and peacemaking was made, but apparently with little lasting success. J. Richard Fugate, President of Alpha Omega Publications, even wrote a book refuting Dr. Moore's position that early reading is harmful to children, and tracing Dr. Moore's approach to humanistic origins. Clearly Raymond Moore is no longer in the lead, or even in the mainstream of home education in America...Though a professing Christian, Dr. Moore's main focus seems to be providing children a loving and warm environment where they may be free to blossom in their own way, at their time, without pressure. He emphasizes real work and service, lots of free play, and no formal academics until age 8, 10, or 12...A Seventh-Day Adventist himself, he made frequent reference to God, to family and religious values, and the value of service to others. His writings portrayed a childhood of peace, security, warmth, beauty, freedom, order, and natural, unforced discipline, where little ones could romp and play, learn and grow according to their own instincts." 5 

Hewitt Research Foundation, awarded a grant $250,000 by the National Institute of Education (NIE) to do "A Study Which Compares the Academic and Behavioral Measures of the Home-taught Child with National Norms." Dr. Moore was an Adjunct Professor of "Early Childhood Education" (ECE) at NOVA University located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NOVA University is part of the South Florida Education Center - a "master plane" for an "Education Park" of four elementary schools, a junior high school, a high school, a junior college, and a full university. It is part of the public school system of Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), Florida, operated and financed in cooperation with various educational institutions and foundations... NOVA University is an INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER OF THE WORLD FUTURE SOCIETY! 63"  6 See: Jay Gary & The World Future Society

The World Future Society held a 1982 conference, in which Al Gore welcomed and arranged for members of Congress to attend. He also moderated a session including New Age networkers Barbara Marx Hubbard and other New Agers and Club of Rome members. Gore was also plenary speaker at the 1986 World Future Society Conference. 7  

World Future Society 8 of which Jay Gary, David B. Barrett, founder and president Global Evangelization Movement (GEM) and Todd M. Johnson, GEM, and YWAM missionary, are also members. See: Jay Gary & The World Future Society; World Vision: Global Education; Jay Gary

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Sam Moore - CNP President, Executive Committee 1984-85, member 1988, 1996, 1998, 1999, Board of Governors 1996; CEO/President, Thomas Nelson Publishers 9, the largest and one of the oldest Bible publishers in the world and also a leading publisher of religious books.  In 1982, they acquired Dodd Mead Co. of New York and Everest House. 

Member of National Religious Broadcasters Board of Directors, current or past> See: The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Mel Gibson's The Passion Recut and also see: The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Michael Rood

In 1969, Sam Moore purchased Thomas Nelson Publishers, vowing to return it to its once proud place among the leading publishers of the world. 10 In 1958, Sam founded the National Book Company. Three years later, he incorporated Royal Publishing, a Bible publishing company. He sold stock in 1962 to about 250 people including Billy Graham's mother...With popular authors ranging from Robert Schuller and Charles Stanley to Jack Hayford and John Hagee, Nelson's distinctive mission is to serve the entire Christian community in all its diversity...Thomas Nelson has also grown by bringing other companies into the publishing family, including Here's Life Publishers, J. Countryman, and the Spanish- language publisher Editorial Caribe, Inc...In 1992 Nelson took a significant step forward with the acquisition of Word, Inc., one of the world's foremost Christian publishers and home to many popular authors including Billy Graham, Charles Swindoll, Max Lucado, Barbara Johnson, and Frank Peretti. Today, Nelson and Word titles consistently dominate the Christian bestsellers lists..." 11 

CNP's Robert Wolgemuth was former president Thomas Nelson Communications; former vice president of sales/marketing/publishing division, Word, Inc.

He co-founded and was chairman Wolgemuth & Hyatt Publishers in 1986, with now Senior Vice President and Publisher of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael S. Hyatt. The company was eventually sold to Word in 1992. Hyatt and Wolgemuth then formed a Christian literary agency which represented several of the most successful authors in the industry. In 1998, Hyatt sold his interest in the business to Wolgemuth and joined Thomas Nelson, Inc.  12 

Thomas Nelson debut the New Testament of the Revised Standard Version (RSV) in 1946. In 1976, Nelson Publisher initiated the New King James Version. Two meetings of the North American Overview Committee 13 met at Nashville and Chicago in 1975 to assist in preparing guidelines for the NKJV. Members of that committee and a Nashville Convocation of 1984 included the following CNP/Religious Roundtable members: Tim LaHaye, D. James Kennedy, Jerry Falwell, Ben Hayden, Mary Crowley , W.A. Criswell, E.V. Hill, Henry Morris, Bill Bright and Charles Stanley.

"The business was being managed primarily by George M. Brown (Thomas Nelson's son-in-law) and John Buchan, a noted novelist (of such popular works as Prester John and The Thirty-Nine Steps), biographer, and political correspondent. John Buchan, a close friend of Tommy Nelson became instrumental in expanding the company's offerings of classic works and educational resources... 14 

In 1906, John Buchan of the Rhodes-Milner Round Table became a partner in the publishing firm of his old classmate Thomas Nelson which was located in Edinburgh, Scotland. [See: Cecil Rhodes]

"Buchan was not a member of the inner core of the Milner Group, but was close to it and was rewarded in 1935 by being raised to a barony as Lord Tweedsmuir and sent to Canada as Governor-General. He is important because he is (with Lionel Curtis) one of the few members of the inner circles of the Milner Group who have written about it in a published work. In his autobiography, Pilgrim's Way, (Boston, 1940) he gives a brief outline of the personnel of the Kindergarten and their subsequent achievements, and a brilliant analysis of Milner himself...Buchan went to Brasenose College, but, as he says of himself, 'I lived a good deal at Balliol and my closest friends were of that college.' He mentions as his closest friends Hillaire Belloc,... T.A. Nelson,... Edward Wood (the future Lord Halifax)..."

"Buchan went to South Africa in 1901 on Milner's personal invitation, to be his private secretary, but stayed only two years... he left in 1903 to take an important position in Egypt. This appointment was mysteriously is...likely that Milner changed his mind because of Buchan's rapidly declining enthusiasm for federation. This was a subject on which Milner and other members of his Group were adamant for many years. By 1915 most members of the Group began to believe that federation was impossible, and, as a compromise took what we know now as the Commonwealth of Nations -- that is, a group of nations joined together by common ideals and allegiances rather than a fixed political organization...The present Commonwealth is in reality the compromises worked out when the details of the Milner Group clashed with the reality of political forces. As a result of Buchan's failure to obtain the appointment of Egypt, he continued to practice law in London for three years, finally abandoning it to become a partner in the publishing firm of classmate Thomas A. Nelson (1906-1916)." 15  

"Born in Perth in 1875, John Buchan, 1st Baron of Tweedsmuir, is one of the fathers of the modern detective thriller. These days, the term 'Buchanesque' is used to describe well-written, fast-paced and subtly plotted spy novels. As well as a prolific writer of fiction, John Buchan was a statesman, a director of Nelsons the publishers, President of the Scottish History Society, Governor General of Canada and Chancellor of Edinburgh University - the list of his appointments is too lengthy to give in full detail." 16  Although trained as a lawyer, Buchan became private secretary to Lord Alfred Milner 17 , high commissioner for South Africa. In 1903 he returned to England where he became a director of the publishing company, Thomas Nelson & Sons. 18   Footnotes 9-18

Thomas Slick Moorman-  CNP 1998; member, advisory board, The Salvation Army; President, Moorman Land and Cattle Company; member, The Argyle, San Antonio Country Club, German Club, Order of the Alamo and Town Club; director, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association; director emeritus, San Antonio Livestock Exposition; former member, finance committee, Republican Party of Texas; chairman of the board, Foundation for Christian Education and Vital Food Sources.

Dr. Henry M. Morris- CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1988, 1996, 1998; founder, former  President/Director for the Institute of Creation Research 19 ; co-founder and former president, Christian Heritage College 20; co-founder and former president, Creation Research Society 21; co-founder and president, TransNational Association of Christian Schools 22 (TRACS); From 1957 to 1970 he was Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Henry Morris was TRACS' founder and chairman. Henry Morris's own Institute for Creation Research was accredited via his TRACS.

The Institute for Creation Research was first established in 1970 and reorganized with its present name in 1972 to meet the need for an organization devoted to research, publication, and teaching in those fields of science particularly relevant to the study of origins. It was originally formed as the research division of Christian Heritage College (also established in 1970, but became separate and autonomous in 1981).

The first graduate courses were taught in the summer of 1981, and all degree programs were then examined by the Office of Private Postsecondary Education of the State of California and received the State's "Approved" rating in June 1981. In 1989, the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction attempted to withdraw this rating and close the school because of its creationist perspective in science. Legal actions taken by ICR, however, prevented this, so that full "Approval" was reconfirmed early in 1992. In 1995 the Council for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education confirmed that ICR/OS met the exemption requirement as defined in California Education Code 94303(B)(2). The exemption from the approval process is related to ICR/OS's national accreditation under TRACS and is good for the calendar years 1992-1996. 23 

TransNational Association of Christian Schools (TRACS) 24 

Currently: 25 

TRACS is a nationally recognized accrediting body of Christian schools and colleges, and welcomes the affiliation of institutions which seek to excel in the pursuit of Christian higher education....

TRACS is a voluntary, non-profit, self-governing organization of Christian postsecondary institutions, and is recognized by the U.S.Department of Education (USDE) 26  and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 27 as a national accrediting agency authorized for the accreditation and pre-accreditation of postsecondary institutions that offer certificates, diplomas, and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.  The USDE recognition was reaffirmed for five (5) years in December of 1999.  CHEA recogntition was granted May 1, 2001, for a period of ten (10) years...."

Some of the executive.... 28

....TRACS Executive Director, Russell G. Fitzgerald, holds a B.S. from Frostburg State University, and an M.A. and Ed.D. from West Virginia University. Having been with TRACS since 1988, Dr. Fitzgerald assumed the Directorship of the agency in 1997 ...

Dr. Jeff McCann, > Associate Executive Director>...received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and previously served as Executive Vice President of Piedmont Baptist College. He joined with TRACS as a Regional Coordinator in 1996 and continues in the capacity of Associate Executive Director...

Dr. David Beck > Regional Coordinator >...received his Ph.D. from Boston University. Dave has spent many years traveling and teaching abroad (which he continues to do) and has been with TRACS since 1998....

According to Steve Levicoff, in his book Name It and Frame It, from Chapter 10, which discusses TRACS historically... More

As Levicoff stated:

"TRACS has a category called "associate status." Unlike candidacy or full accreditation, associate status is not a membership category, but is a way for Christian schools who agree with the doctrinal standards of TRACS to identify with the agency. Unfortunately, some degree mills have subscribed to TRACS as "associates," implying legitimacy through an agency that has been recognized by the Department of Education."    Footnotes 19-30

Two of the diploma mills that Levicoff referenced are found in connection to the credentials of the Don and David Hargis. See:

Rev. Duane R. Motley - CNP 1996, 1998; founder, President and registered lobbyist, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms; founder and president, New Yorker's Family Research Foundation; board member and executive director, New York Association of Christian Schools; member, New York State Education Commissioner's Advisory Council for non­public education; legislative director and member of board of directors, American Association of Christian Schools 31; host, weekly live, call­in radio program; produce, and distributes, weekly radio and monthly TV programs on political issues; former associate pastor and business manager, First Bible Baptist Church, Rochester, N.Y.; former director, North Star Bible Institute, First Bible Baptist Church. Spencerport, NY. Footnotes 31

William D. Mounger - CNP 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998; President, Delta Royalty Company/Mounger Oil Company; Vice President, former Executive Committee member and National Membership Chairman, Independent Petroleum Association of America; Mississippi Republican Finance Chairman, 1966-1977; Mississippi Finance Chairman for Nixon campaigns 1968-1972; Chairman Reagan Campaign, 1976; Chairman, Campaign '80 for Mississippi; Finance Chairman, Mississippi, Reagan-Bush '84... 

ELF Member: Both Dudley and Robbie Hughes [CNP]  are members of Mississippi State University's The Radvanyi Chair in International Studies 32, Executive Lecture Forum (ELF). "...It hosts internationally respected speakers from around the globe to address the membership. Its publications reach government agencies, think-tanks, and major libraries. The Executive Lecture Forum is managed by Dr. János Radványi. Through his wide ranging contacts - military leaders, diplomats, and government dignitaries worldwide..."  Footnotes 32


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