So, the Jonas Brothers were educated using ACE. I knew there was a reason that band sucked so much. Adam Laats has a great blog on fundamentalism, so check it out. I have many thoughts on this, which I’m leaving as a comment below Adam’s piece.

I Love You but You're Going to Hell

I am happy to say I don’t know anything about the Jonas Brothers.

I survive the shame of my ignorance by putting them in a mental category along with Hannah Montana, Barney, and all other noxious pop culture targeted at America’s youth.  As far as I am concerned, these are things I do not need to know about.

So imagine my surprise to learn that this pop group has become a leading advocate of school choice.  Imagine my surprise to learn that this leading pop group learned about the world and everything in it from their conservative evangelical Protestant homeschool curriculum.  It appears the Jonas Brothers have been educated with the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum, one of the most ferociously conservative Protestant curriculum choices available.

But let’s start at the beginning.

This morning, I came across a story from the libertarian Reason TV.  The Jonas Brothers headlined a

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About jonnyscaramanga

I grew up as a Christian fundamentalist in the UK. Now I am writing a book and blog about what that's like, and what fundamentalists believe.

Posted on January 30, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. All I know of the Jonas brothers is when they’d do little guest appearances on some children’s programmes that my own kids would fleetingly watch. They never had the kind of exposure like that mini monster Justin Bieber, but I somehow wasn’t surprised to learn from your above posting about their educational background. Perhaps they were able to balance their beliefs and enjoy a little flurry of fame before they slinked back into the darkness of their spartan rooms and torture themselves with abject guilt for accomplishing a modicum of teen normality…They appeared from nowhere and quickly evaporated into the void. ACE could convert them into cartoon characters charting their lollipop beginnings and their transition into philistine lifestyles then their sudden disappearance into the ether!!

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