The important work of being different together

A heartfelt congratulations to former Duval County School Board Chair Elizabeth Andersen for answering god’s call to head another pointless community nonprofit.

Right on cue, our local print, online and broadcast media are dutifully doing their part to help promote Andersen’s new taxpayer funded career move.

Now… I can’t let them have all the fun. So, before I tell you all about the new gig, I would like to join in the celebration by honoring all the self-serving sacrifices Andersen made for the betterment of Duval’s children.

How could we ever forget Elizabeth Andersen? She holds a special place in thousands of local parent’s and student’s hearts following her abysmal performance and highly political tenure as Duval County Public School’s Board Chair.

As Board Chair, Andersen advanced student achievement by shutting down schools, mandatory child masking for a year and a half, mocked and ignored concerned parents, spent millions renaming schools whose Confederate namesakes a majority of Duval’s students and faculty couldn’t even name, hyped up protestors during Jacksonville’s Black Lives Matter race riot of 2020, and built support for public schools by telling local women they have the right to kill their unwanted babies at pro-abortion rallies around town.

Just for the record… here is a picture of Andersen’s diverse family.

Over and above all those noteworthy accomplishments, Andersen’s greatest testament to her leadership is helping more than 10,000 students leave the school district to attend private and charter schools instead.

Outstanding work on behalf of all Jacksonville’s children from a dedicated public servant and licensed mental health counselor.

Following COVID, bullying of parents and her dirty reelection campaign, the good people of District 2 finally had enough and kicked the board chair to the curb.

However, Mayor Donna Deegan was so impressed with Andersen’s willingness to sacrifice the mental health and social lives of Duval’s children to protect adults, Donna picked her to lead the mayoral subcommittee on mental health.

Following her stint with the mayor’s office, Andersen decided to drop her patients and her practice for the CEO spot leading Jacksonville’s interfaith nonprofit OneJax.

So, what is OneJax?

The Florida Times-Union warmly describes OneJax as an “interfaith organization that promotes racial, religious and cultural tolerance in the Jacksonville area.”

Andersen said she became the new CEO because she was “inspired” by the organization’s mission to “promote respect and understanding among people of difference faiths, races, sexual orientations and other dimensions of identity.”

Really? Dimensions of identity?! Honestly, this is all so stupid. And yet, our city government, academia and local media completely fall for it.

OneJax is really just another race-hustling, sacrilegious, Marxist activist group pretending to be an “interfaith” nonprofit preaching the gospel of diversity equity & inclusion to people willing to come to their indoctrination camps masquerading as community events.

Events like… Community Conversations and civil discourse moderated panel discussions where people with “deeply held beliefs” on “controversial topics” are invited to argue with each other in a “civil and respectful way.” As well as community suppers for folks to “break bread and hear different perspectives on pre-identified, timely topics.” Honestly, who wouldn’t want to be invited to a dinner where the host asks unacquainted attendees to argue with each other over pre-selected hot-button topics?

During the nonprofit’s chaplain gathering event, local pastors can learn about important topics like “caring for self.” Because one of the most important totally non-sacrilegious traits for pastors to possess is selfishness.

What’s more, OneJax provides a safe space to give thanks for all the DEI blessings bestowed upon us throughout the year with the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Gratitude Service. The free event is open to a “variety of faith perspectives” to express gratitude. Who needs God or a church family for “specialized pastoral care” and community fellowship when it is provided by government/corporate funded nonprofits.

Onejax is also molding the spirituality of future generations by indoctrinating children into believing the most important thing about themselves is skin color, who they want to have sex with and their feelings. The group lures in children by explaining the “benefits of becoming an agent of change.” And by agent of change, they mean Marxist activist.

The grown-up agents of change help children “elevate their levels of awareness” and explain how “understanding difference” somehow “builds communities.” Again, why would children need religion when the worship of people’s differences is really the tie that binds.

Just like OneJax’s annoying stupid oxymoronic slogan of Different Together, the group promotes “civility” by welcoming “differences of opinion and disagreement” to “elicit better ideas and outcomes.” Sure, because arguing with people whom you have nothing in common with magically brings y’all together.

Another great way to highlight everyone’s unifying differences is with the “I am Jacksonville Initiative.” The idea is to promote how diverse Jacksonville really is and “no matter who you are, where you come from or how long you’ve been here, everyone is Jacksonville.” The campaign released three commercials featuring people the nonprofit believes best represent our city.

Like… an overly happy lesbian couple with two young children.

Or a Chinese woman who is proud of being born and raised in another country and now randomly lives in Jacksonville.

Understand, this is purposeful. The whole point of the campaign is to make it seem as though heterosexual couples and lifelong residents are no longer the norm and therefore no longer deserve recognition in Jacksonville’s interfaith representation campaign.

OneJax has done such great work uniting students at UNF, the state university system’s Board of Governors recently recognized their efforts by finally kicking them out of its on-campus office space occupied for the past decade. The move comes after Senate Bill 266 passed last year,

banning the use of federal or state funds for all diversity, equity and inclusion programs throughout Florida’s university system.

Last year, UNF spent more than $3 million dollars on DEI indoctrination programs.

OneJax is now just a P.O. Box at a random UPS store in one of the underrepresented and marginalized crispy white neighborhoods of St. Johns, Florida.

New homes around the UPS store are priced anywhere from $700,000 to more than a million dollars. What an inclusive and convenient location for all of Jacksonville’s unified agents of change to enjoy during this transitional period.

The nonprofit’s new CEO is trying to drum up financial support for office space, by stopping by a completely nonbiased “community owned” radio station, for an interview.

The host asks Andersen how she is preparing and what is the job, ‘as you understand it?’ Andersen says her job is being the “face” of OneJax to bring in the cash so her staff can continue the mission of bringing different people together.

That mission started more than 50 years ago with the founding of the NCCJ.

Notice the ideological tradecraft here… Andersen wants to make sure listeners believe OneJax is a religious organization by mentioning its past connection with ‘NCCJ’, meaning the National Coalition of Christians and Jews.

Elizabeth says her organization is simply doing the work to continue the mission NCCJ started decades ago.

Back in 1927, the group was originally founded as the National Coalition of Christians and Jews for the Advancement of Justice, Amity and Peace.’ However, OneJax isn’t that.

After decades of name changes, financial dissolvement and restructuring, the NCCJ is now known as a self-described DEI institute called The National Conference for Community and Justice. The organization specializes in race hustling shakedowns of companies and organizations by helping ‘humans human better together.’ I kid you not.

The radio conversation continues…

The host suggests Elizabeth’s tenure on the school board only became “contentious” and “difficult” because she was just a victim of the “disparities” and “the differences” groups like OneJax are trying to mend.

Elizabeth explains we are living in politically polarizing times and issues that would have been “easily agreeable” are now, somehow “strangely disconnected.”

Ya know… come to think of it, she is right. I did feel strangely disconnected when school board members decided to force my healthy 5-year-old to cover his face with bacteria filled Chinese paper all day, without my consent, to “protect” unhealthy irrational adults. And no doubt, the voters in District 2 also felt strangely disconnected when their elected school board member admittedly ignored emails from those with whom she disagreed.

But that was way back in the long-ago uncertain times of 2020. So, no apologies needed.

Today, Elizabeth tells the host, she is excited to “do the work that brings people together.”

Part of that work is explaining ideological concepts with more stupid phrases. Elizabeth used notes to help explain OneJax guiding principle of recognizing “creative tension.” She continues… “we face disagreements and discord to elicit better ideas and outcomes.” Ahh yes, because when disagreeing adults bicker over whose feelings are more important, society advances.

The host then asks Andersen if she learned anything from her experience leading divisive school board meetings. I think she was trying to give Elizabeth the moment to show some humility or at the very least admit a smidge of regret. But nope. Andersen instead took the moment to talk in circles about different people coming together. So, no. She didn’t learn a thing.

The conversation ends with a discussion of Andersen’s top priorities as CEO.

Her first idea to bring different people together is to make more “I Am Jacksonville” commercials. After that, the prep work begins for the annual awards show that awards people for doing absolutely nothing while pretending to unify the city by highlighting everyone’s differences.

Maybe one day I could get an award for bringing awareness to all the taxpayer-funded awareness-ness goings on around town.

We do not need any more awareness. Everyone is aware individuals are different. It’s axiomatic.

What people really need is for all the noise to stop.

These people are not bringing us together to sing kumbaya. They are using corporate donations as well as local and federal tax dollars to bring people together to convey their god of diversity, equity and inclusion is far more appealing than the God of Jacob, Abraham and Isaac.

The idea society is so far disconnected we need taxpayer-funded nonprofits to save us from each other is silly. We are more connected than we have ever been as a species because of social media. People living in places without paved roads still log in to Facebook.

I would argue we are more disconnected than ever because of organizations and nonprofits like OneJax pushing society destroying tenets of Marxism. There is no doubt people like Andersen probably believe they are simply doing their part to make the world a better place… for some. Keep in mind, history proves they are spreading a toxic message.

You might as well watch the full interview… We paid for it. Twice.

On a personal note, I am forever grateful to Andersen. Without her cruel masking policy and vindictive behavior during school board meetings, as well as teacher’s childish groupthink psychosis on display at every shockingly ignorant COVID meeting she chaired, my children would have never left Duval’s public school system.

I’ve been waiting to do this for a long time. So, thank you Elizabeth for elevating my awareness and allowing me to become an agent of change for the health and safety of my children.

Lindsey Roberts

Lindsey Roberts graduated from the University of Florida where she studied history and journalism. She was a multimedia producer at First Coast News for five years and then pursued her career as a Mommy to two beautiful children. She has always followed political news and anything specifically related to issues affecting the family and the American way of life. She is ready to get back to her roots by writing for Eye On My City. We are thrilled to have her onboard!!


One response to “The important work of being different together”

  1. Great article exposing this fraud! ! We have a few more on that school board to get rid of! Vote for Becky, Reggie, and Melody to get our kids back to learning and stop the race bating and hate!

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