Friday, June 26, 2020

Brazil’s new Minister of Education is evangelical black


Brazil’s new Minister of Education is evangelical black

By Julio Severo
ATTENTION: After the countless scandals that were revealed about Professor Decotelli after the publication of this article, it was necessary to write another article, which is found here: Brazil’s first black evangelical minister of Education fell for cheating with fake credentials before being inaugurated.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Carlos Alberto Decotelli
Brazil’s new Minister of Education under Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is 67-year-old black evangelical professor Carlos Alberto Decotelli.
In an interview with the Brazilian newspaper Estado de S. Paulo on June 26, 2020, Decotelli said:
“I grew up inside the First Baptist Church in Rio and I am focused on New Testament issues in the traditional evangelical core, such as the Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian churches. I attended Sunday school since I was two years old and today I am a member of the First Baptist Church of Curitiba, Brazil. In the convictions that are in the Bible, in the New Testament, I believe. A matter of faith. This is how I proceed in my life.”
With these principles, there is hope that he will take stances against gender ideology. There is no better and greater moral and ethical manual than the Bible. All who follow it are honored. Despite this, in the interview he favored a notoriously left-wing point: the quota system. He said:
“The quota system is one of the public policies that are positive.”
However, because he respects the Bible, evangelicals can guide him to examine all issues, including quotas, under the guidance of the Bible, which values merit, work and personal effort.
It is not new that evangelicals, who were considered vital for Bolsonaro’s election, yearned for a position as Minister of Education. Early in 2019, televangelist Silas Malafaia had recommended evangelical Guilherme Schelb to the Ministry of Education, but his recommendation was defeated under the influence of esoteric guru Olavo de Carvalho, who chose his adherent Ricardo Vélez.
A good quality of Velez: he did not like socialism. Two bad qualities about him: He didn’t like Trump, but he liked Hillary Clinton.
When Vélez became a disaster at the Ministry of Education, Bolsonaro himself confessed that he had chosen him blindly. He said:
“I was wrong at the beginning when I appointed Ricardo Vélez as minister. Was it an indication of Olavo de Carvalho? It was, I won’t deny it… Then I called him: ‘Olavo, where did you know Vélez from?’”
Despite Vélez’s failure, Bolsonaro gave a new opportunity to Carvalho, who chose Abraham Weintraub in May 2019. Without delay, Weintraub announced that one of his priorities would be to increase the number of daycare centers. My reaction came in the article “Brazilian Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub and His Right-Wing Socialism or Right-Wing Statism,” in which I said:
“The concept of daycare — to move the child away from the mother as early as possible — is a concept embraced, defended and widely practiced in socialism.”
With Vélez and Weintraub, the tentacles of Olavo de Carvalho’s ideological indoctrination threatened 57 million children and young people in schools in Brazil.
It is assumed that Bolsonaro did not give Carvalho the opportunity to make a third (disastrous) choice because right at the beginning of June 2020, Carvalho called the Bolsonaro administration “sh*t,” saying he can overthrow it.
Now Bolsonaro has decided to give evangelicals a chance.
Although Professor Carlos Alberto Decotelli is black, left-wing organizations in Brazil and the U.S., who love to praise every rise of blacks to power in Western nations, have not praised the rise of this evangelical black Brazilian. On the contrary, the Brazilian left is constantly criticizing him.
With prayer and wisdom from the Word of God, he will overcome obstacles and bless the education of millions of children in Brazil.
Portuguese version of this article: Novo Ministro da Educação é negro evangélico
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