AD Fact Check | Governor JB Pritzker’s attack on Senator Darren Bailey’s school


ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections, News 4 has been digging into political ads to verify them. News 4 reviewed the details of an ad funded by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker against his Republican opponent, Illinois State Senator Darren Bailey.

Here is the breakdown of the claims made in the ad.

“Did you know that Darren Bailey runs a school?”

This claim is: True

On Senator Bailey’s website, his biography states that he and his wife, Cindy, founded Full Armor Christian Academy in Louisville, Illinois in 2016.

“…..and they use the curriculum quite well. The same one who taught lessons like women in the workforce has been harmful to America.

This claim is: True

Bailey’s school uses the Bob Jones University curriculum. Scrolling through the school’s Facebook page, photos surfaced this summer showing staff bringing home the university’s curriculum.

The quote about women in the workforce hurting America is a direct quote from a BJU textbook on US history.

In a letter sent to News 4, BJU Press said this was taken out of context when describing the contribution of women on the home front during World War II.

News 4 obtained a copy of the page from which the quote originated. He said: “Women also became more financially independent, which in some cases led to marital strain when husbands returned after the war.”

“Evolution is not real. Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on earth at the same time.

This claim is: True

Although not an exact quote, an excerpt from BJU’s 2007 Life and Science book read, “The biblical account of creation says that God created the earth and the animals on the sixth day, the same day he created Adam and Eve. Therefore, dinosaurs and humans had to live together.

“Homosexuals have no more special rights than child molesters and rapists.”

The claim is: True

In the letter sent to us by BJU, they stated: “They are not sure of the origin of this alleged quote.”

Continuing in the letter, they said: “They could not locate the statement.”

News 4 ordered the book and found the quote on page 33 of BJU Press’s “Current Events Teacher’s Resource Guide for Christian Schools.”

The statement is under a title, “A right to immorality? »

He went on to say that the constitution was never designed to “protect immoral actions.”

“The majority of slavers treated their slaves well.”

The claim is: True

BJU Press Admits This Is A Real Quote From One Of Their Books, but they also admit that the statement is “irresponsible and untrue”.

When News 4 contacted the Bailey campaign for a response, they sent the letter from BJU Press which confirmed the majority of the quotes.

“The school doesn’t teach any of these things, and never has,” the campaign said.

Watch the video above to see the announcement and breakdown of claims.

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