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Kentucky Schools Go P.C.

by  Dave Miller, Ph.D.

There appears to be no end to the capricious desire of the social engineers of “political correctness” to sanitize our society by expunging every indication of America’s Christian heritage. Western civilization’s reckoning of time is based on the Gregorian calendar that reflects a Christian worldview by dating the whole of human history in terms of the birth of Christ. “B.C.” (“before Christ”) refers to the years that preceded the birth of Christ. “A.D.” (anno Domini—Latin for “year of our Lord”) refers to the years that have transpired since the birth of Christ. In recent years, academicians and atheists have solved the “problem” by embracing the designations “C.E.” and “B.C.E.,” i.e., “Common Era” and “Before the Common Era.”

Now school textbooks in the state of Kentucky are expected to incorporate the secular dating abbreviations of B.C.E. and C.E. as recommended by the Kentucky State Board of Education. The move is simply another step in a long series of steps across the country that champions a systematic cleansing of America’s Christian roots. Promoters of the politically correct agenda maintain that their actions are simply the natural result of their “sensitivity for tolerance and diversity.” However, the truth is they are hostile toward the moral principles of Christianity. Their actions are actually weakening the foundations of our civilization, and expunging the very features that made us a strong and prosperous nation. Indeed, the P.C. stance flies directly in the face of American history and the will of the Founders. (NOTE: For a discussion of the abbreviations B.C. and A.D. and their relation to America’s origins, see Miller, 2004).


“Kentucky Goes P.C. on B.C., A.D.” (2006), World Net Daily, April 18, [On-line], URL:

Miller, Dave (2004), “A.D. and B.C. are no Longer P.C.,” [On-line], URL:

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