Huffpost Religion

Bible School Uses Hitler Quote To Promote Education For Children (PHOTO)

Posted: Updated:
Print Article
HIETLER
Blaker Hooper

Alabama-based Life-Savers Ministries (LSM) has admitted that it was probably a poor decision to select a quote from Adolf Hitler for use on a billboard supporting children's education, reports Raw Story.

The large sign depicted a diverse group of smiling kids and incongruously declared, "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future," attributing the quote to Hitler. Hitler said the phrase in 1935 during a speech at the Reichsparteitag in order to encourage young people to join the Hitler Youth.

Below the Hitler quote was a Bible verse which said, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

James Anderegg, founder of LSM, told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that he was taking down the sign and "certainly never intended to cause confusion." He added, "Herbert Hoover would have been a far better one to quote when he said, 'Children are our most valuable resource.' We are a children's organization and had honorable intentions and nothing less."

Curiously the board did not include the name of Life-Savers Ministries, leading some Alabama residents to wonder about its origin. Lamar Advertising, the owners of the billboard, told the Ledger-Enquirer that it had been rented out by Life-Savers.

Life-Savers Ministries was founded in 1996 in Opelika, Alabama and provides Biblically-based activities for children coming from at-risk areas, according to their website.

Also on HuffPost:

The Onion Religion News Coverage
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Hitler quote featured next to Bible verse on billboard in ... - AL.com

Alabama ministry uses Hitler quote in shocking billboard: 'He alone ...

Alabama Bible school puts Hitler quote on billboard to encourage ...

Comment on Alabama Bible school puts Hitler quote on billboard to ...

Alabama ministry uses Hitler quote in outrageous billboard: 'He ...

Alabama Bible school puts Hitler quote on billboard to encourage youth ...