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‘Not Exposed to LGBTQ, CRT, or Woke Teachings’—Trump-Supporting Pastor Mark Burns To Open New Military Academy School

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FILE - In this July 21, 2016 file photo, Pastor Mark Burns speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Burns, a backer since the early days of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, said in an interview that “it’s important that religious leaders reach out to the president.” Burns contended that Trump’s struggles are partly connected to his Christian faith, adding that “Satan wants to remove a vessel that God has installed to again be a blessing to the religious community.” (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

As the pastor of The Harvest Praise & Worship Center and a political advocate for former president Donald Trump, Mark Burns has been publicly vocal about his views supporting Christian nationalism. Now, Burns is set to open a new “military academy” to “raise up God’s army.” He says the school will “instill good morals and a love for our country in our students while ensuring that they are not exposed to LGBTQ, CRT, or ‘woke’ teachings.”

Pastor Mark Burns Plans To Open School Free From ‘Woke’ Teachings

Burns told Newsweek, “I believe it is the obligation for the Body of Christ to protect our children from such liberal unbiblical ideologies, which is why I’ve founded the Burns Military Christian Academy.” Burns continued, “Our focus is not to wish harm on any LGBTQ persons but to pray for them and show them the love of Jesus Christ while teaching against that and other sinful lifestyles that the Bible warns us against.”

In a post on Facebook, Burns said, “Here at the BURNS MILITARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY we will raise up GOD’S ARMY. We will raise them in the way they should go; and even when they are older, they won’t depart from it.”

“Get your children out of schools that don’t believe Jesus is Lord and that it’s okay to choose your gender,” he continued. “They are after your children, and BURNS MILITARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY will cover them in the blood of Jesus! #GodFirst #JesusIsLord #ProtectTheChildren #SaveTheChildren #KingdomKids #Trump2024


A closed Facebook group has been created for the future school. At the time this article was written, 48 people had joined the group. According to Facebook, the school’s mission is “to educate and inspire so that each student will have an opportunity to achieve his or her maximum potential and gain the educational foundation to succeed in college and life as a productive, contributing citizen.” The school will “seek to develop self-discipline, encourage a commitment to excellence, and assist them in the development of Godly, Jesus-centered character.”

According to Newsweek, Burns said in a Facebook post, “Our school aims to instill good morals and a love for our country in our students while ensuring that they are not exposed to LGBTQ, CRT, or ‘woke’ teachings.”

“We believe that our children are more than capable of making their own decisions and that they deserve a safe and nurturing environment to thrive in,” he continued. The post also called for greater support from the community. Students will wear “military-inspired” uniforms, and the school is encouraging parents, grandparents, and mentors to participate by wearing the uniform, fostering “a sense of community and support.”

“We are at the very beginning stages of our school with the goal of launching in the Fall of 2024,” Burns said. He also explained to Newsweek the intentionality behind the school’s name, saying, “The term ‘Military’ is only used because we believe that we are in the Army of the Lord and believe in teaching our students good morals, discipline and respect for adults. We are not affiliated in anyway with the US Military.”