Christian Education Awareness Network (CEANet) Presents

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Alliance for the Separation of School and State Conference

November 20-22, 2004

At the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Why Did I Go to SepCon 2004?

By James A. Boyes, CEANet Host

January 2005

My reasons for attending the November 20-to-22, Alliance for the Separation of School and Stateís 2004 conference in Washington, D.C., vary.  As the host of the Christian Education Awareness Network (CEANet), I have established quite a few "E-relationships" over the years with such folks as Dan Smithwick of the Nehemiah Institute, E. Ray Moore, Jr., director of Exodus Mandate, Pat Marcum, of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and of course, the former Marshall Fritz.  Iíve also come across other superior movers and shakers of important ideas such as Joseph Farah, CEO of, Denise Kanter of Considering Homeschooling.  

Over the past seven years, formation, growth and operation of the Christian e-newsletter network has allowed me to serve most of the above-named intellectual freedom advocates by providing them topic-related articles, essays, other related resources.  SepCon 2004 for me, was a culmination of this entire information gathering, sorting and sharing experience.  Quite a few of the people I have come to know over the years, would be at this conference.

My attendance at this unparalleled gathering allowed me the honor and privilege of meeting and talking in person with some of my intellectual and spiritual heroes.  SepCon 2004 was time well-spent in acquainting myself with these wonderful folks, soaking up their presentations and harvesting related handouts and other materials to share with the CEANet network once I returned home to Whidbey Island, WA.    

On the last day of the conference I chaired a "Volunteer Action" roundtable presentation which dealt with "Starting an E-newsletter" without loosing your shirt.  Notes for this presentation are available at the CEANet web site (pdf file).    I also took a few photographs of some of the conference presenters and attendees a few of which are available below.  

To sum up this whole extraordinary experience, SepCon 2004 allowed me to draw upon the expertise and experience of others, meet key people I may never meet again in person, and share what I have learned with the 200-member Christian Education Awareness Network (CEANet). 

Find out more detailed information about this important event by reading Cathy Duffy's "Get the Kids Out!" article which appeared in the May/June issue of Homeschooling Today magazine. 

Click here to access a this article ==> "GET THE KIDS OUT !" (PDF file)

Click here to visit the SepCon 2004 web site.

Photos from Conference

Dining Room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Wash, DCFront of the Omni Shoreham Hotel

Omni Shoreham Hotel Lobby and Building Front, Wash DC


SepCon 2004 Main Conference BannerAuthor, Speaker, Sam Blumenfeld 

SepCon 2004 Speaking Platform and Speaker/Author Samuel L. Blumenfeld


James Atherton, Oregon State Cordinator for Exodus Mandate,  and Author, Speaker, Cathy DuffyPat Marcum of Homeschool Headquarters with Joseph Farah, CEO of

James ?, Kathy Duffy, Pat Marcum, Joseph Farah


Rev. E. Ray Moore, Jr., Founder of Exodus Mandate with James AthertonMarshall Fritz, Founder of Allliance for the Separation of School and State with Sam Blumenfeld, and Speaker, Author, John Taylor Gatto

Rev. E. Ray Moore, Jr., James?, Marshall Fritz, Samuel Blumenfeld, and John Taylor Gotto


Denise Kanter of Considering Homeschooling Ministry (p/o MSEN) with media promo experts.Author and Professor William F. Cox, Dan Smithwick, founder of The Nehemiah Institute, and Rev. E. Ray Moore, Jr., of Exodus Mandate

Denise Kanter, TV Production Crew, William F. Cox, Jr., Dan Smithwick, Rev E. Ray Moore, Jr.


Rev. Wiley Drake, Host of the Wiley Drake Show, coordinated live broadcast of SepCon 2004 on the Internet.Dr. David Noebel and his wife Alice.  Dr. Noebel is founder and president of Summit Ministries and is the author of "Understanding the Times." 

Willey Drake, Mr. and Mrs David Noebel


Dr. Michale Farris, president of Patrick Henry College and co-founder of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), with Author, Speaker Dr Tim LaHaye and his wife Beverly, founder and chairman of Concerned Women for America (CWA).Your CEANet Host giving a round table presentation about how to set up a e-newsletter without loosing your shirt.

Michael Farris, Timothy & Beverly LaHaye, and James Boyes conducting roundtable discussion


Rev. E Ray Moore, Jr., Dir. Exodus Mandate Project, and Author of "Let My Children Go" with James Boyes, your host.

Rev. E. Ray Moore, Jr. and CEANet Host, James Boyes


Related YouTube:

Marshall Fritz Discussing The Separation of School and State (1996)

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