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Published:November 20th, 2012 10:04 EST
15 Years in Homeschooling Movement Celebrated

15 Years in Homeschooling Movement Celebrated

By SOP newswire2

The Exodus Mandate, a project owned by Frontline Ministries, Inc. and one of the leading advocates for K-12 Christian education and home schooling, celebrated its 15th anniversary on November 3, 2012 with a barbecue. The barbecue was held at the residence of E. Ray and Gail Moore. The Durocher family singers ( entertained approximately 100 guests with their American acoustic music with a blend of traditional hymns and spiritual songs using guitars, banjo, cello, mandolin, flute, violin, etc. Paul Durocher shared briefly regarding homeschooling 12 children as well as performing 200 events per year as they travel in a massive RV across our nation. "Our life together as a family has been a journey of incredible faith and trust in God," says Paul.

Joaquin Fernandez, co-director and co-producer with Colin Gunn, of the documentary film, IndoctriNation, spoke on the history and making of the film and what impact there has been since its release in October 2011. To date, over 28,000 copies of the DVD have been sold and distributed. There was also a book signing for the new IndoctriNation companion book which was just released in September. "Our film has been received by homeschoolers and public schoolers in a way that has far exceeded our expectations. We have received letter upon letter from both parents and teachers who are getting out of the system (public school) and turning to God`s Word alone as their guide," says Joaquin.

IndoctriNation has garnered support from Christian ministries and influential leaders across the U.S. as it explores the origins and social impact of America`s public school system and has sparked debate among Christians and atheists over the roles of faith, and government in education. IndoctriNation won the Jubilee Award as the Best Documentary at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival on February 25, 2012. ( Ray Moore is an executive producer of IndoctriNation.

Exodus Mandate was launched on Oct. 4, 1997, by E. Ray Moore, a retired Army Reserve Chaplain (Lt. Col.) and veteran of Gulf War I. Ray and his wife, Gail, began home schooling in 1977 and were among the first who pioneered the modern home schooling movement. The Exodus Mandate Project has become a leading advocate in America today for K-12 Christian and home-based education as an alternative to state-run public schools. As a result of the work of Exodus Mandate and similar organizations, an estimated 2.05 million children will be homeschooling this year and millions more will be attending Christian and private schools.

"The state-sponsored school system has become resolutely hostile to Christianity and to this country`s founding principles. I believe the call to Christians to leave public schools in favor of homeschooling and private Christian schooling is based on Scripture," says E. Ray Moore.

Christian Newswire