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Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)

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The ChildCare Action Project: Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP) is dedicated to investigating and reporting on the impact of the American culture on the integrity, self respect, and coping skills of youth, and inherently on family unity and values. The CAP system uses the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ as the standards for conducting investigations.

Hundreds and hundreds of studies have been conducted by survey and other means to identify and quantify negative influences of our culture on peoples of all ages. Many studies seem to be quite subjective in their methodology. The CAP system uses objective Investigation Standards to generate a numeric score representing the relative morality content of a cultural or sociological system.







The CAP numeric scoring system is called the CAP Numeric Analysis Model, or the CAP Model. The CAP Model is applicable to any system or vehicle which imparts information to an observer which requires the observer to learn, to form an opinion, or which elicits emotion(s) or value judgment(s) in the observer.


The ChildCare Action Project: Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP) is founded in the teachings of Jesus: teachings expressed in Matthew 25:40 of the Holy Bible.

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.

We believe in the grace expressed in Matthew 10:42.

And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Prayerfully, the findings of CAP investigations will open your mind and heart further to the depth of the impact of certain cultural elements. In essence, we pray that we can help you to fulfill the guidance offered in Proverb 4:7.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.


We are not a fancy corporate conglomerate. We are a simple group of Christians discouraged with the way "things" are in our culture.

In September 1994, the founder was conducting project coordination at dark-thirty o'clock AM at a nuclear power station. In a setting of massive piping, pumps the size of a large shed, and intimidating risk, the anointing of the Lord filled him. Our Lord gave birth to a burden -- a burden for the condition of childhood and the family. From that burden a concept grew

the ChildCare Action Project: Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP).

In August 1995 the CAP was incorporated as a nonprofit organization. In April 1996 we received 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Service tax exemption. As a nonprofit Christian ministry, we are heavily dependent on public financial support.


The purpose of the CAP is to investigate elements of the American culture for properties to corrupt or destroy three key elements of the personal character of youth: integrity, self-esteem, and coping skills, and inherently, to corrupt or destroy family values and unity. It is our belief that strong and righteous family values and unity are indeed the basis for these three elements of personal character; that indeed these three elements are drawn from the teachings of Jesus.


Our goal is to combat influences of the American culture which seem to sway an observer from practicing previously embraced wholesome, traditional -- Christian -- ethics, or which prevent an observer from coming to know the strength and peace in Christian ethics.


Our target audience is parents, with ultimate benefit to their children. As a cooperative effort, our findings will be shared in an official manner with the psychological, sociological, mental health, medical, legal, educational, and other professional communities of America.


The ultimate number of objectives for CAP investigations is limited only by the breadth of our culture and by available funding adn resources.

Cap Media Picts1st OBJECTIVE

To scientifically prove a symbiosis between entertainment media preferences of youth and the relationship of youth with fair authority (parental, exofamilial, other youth). To do this, we investigate the impact of the entertainment media using the CAP Numeric Analysis Model.


To analyze and expose the content of Federal mandates that require local schools to incorporate programs which usurp parental authority and direction; which present pansexualism and freedom from accountability; which encourage re-examination of parent- and Gospel-taught ethics; which encourage modification and/or abandonment of righteous values; and which engage in other non-educational matters.


Three example CAP analyses follow. Note that the more red you see (the taller the vertical red bar inside the thermometer) the greater the amount of acceptable material in the media.


CAP Report - Addams Family Values
Addams Family Values is clearly R material in Wanton Violence/Crime, Impunity/Hate, and Sexual Immorality while PG-13 in Offense to God and Murder/Suicide but G material in Drugs/Alcohol. The CAP score for Addams Family Values is 56.

CAP Report - Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins is a very good example of family viewing, earning 100 in each of the six CAP Investigation Areas. The CAP score for Mary Poppins is 100.

CAP Report - New Crime City Report
New Crime City is a hardcore example, receiving zero in Wanton Violence/Crime, Impunity/Hate, Sexual Immoraltiy, and Offense to God, while being R material in Murder/Suicide but PG in Drugs/Alcohol. The CAP score for New Crime City is 16.


Parents should be awakened to the scope of cultural influences not previously understood. The parent will be better informed so s/he may take stronger [ChildCare] action to nuture positive cultural influences and to combat negative cultural influences.


CAP Kids

Children will benefit since the CAP combats the arrogance, bitterness, darkness, and freedom from accountability which seem to saturate the areas of our culture targeted at our youth.


America will begin her trek back to her solid foundation based on wholesome, righteous ethics: the ethics of Christ.


  1. Pray with your children, for all children, for the healing of our land, and for those responsible for the state of our culture.


  2. Foster active participation in wholesome cultural and social activities.


  3. Try to prevent involvement of your children in activities you find questionable or which make you feel even a little morally uncomfortable. More importantly, avoid such involvement yourself. Do not expect your children to not do that which you do. Avoid letting yourself be influenced by "everyone else is doing it, saying that, going there, wearing them, getting one..." etc. Please avoid putting too much trust in "Oh, that stuff won't influence me!" or "I don't pay any attention to that stuff!" or "I'm too intelligent to be affected by that stuff!"

  4. Share the findings of the CAP with your children, your friends, your pastor/minister, and with fellow church members.

  5. Write to us with your concerns. As funding permits, we will objectively investigate any substantiated concern.

  6. Support your church and the ChildCare Action Project.

  7. Read the Holy Bible and give praise and glory to God in all ways.

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In the name of Jesus:
Lord, Master, Teacher, Savior, God.

Thomas A. Carder