Liberals are having a field day turning schools into incubators for the radical left, including:
- Gender-free bathrooms
- Extremist sex education
- Common Core
- Liberal textbooks
- Killing school choice
- Firing and silencing Christian teachers
Indiana’s Lighthouse Christian Academy has become embroiled in this fight after a Massachusetts congresswoman took aim at the students’ code of conduct.
At a hearing with new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Democrat Rep. Katherine Clark voiced her displeasure with an agency that refused to strip the school of taxpayer funding.
Why? For embracing a Christian worldview?
At issue: the Academy’s policy that it has the right to refuse a student struggling with same-sex attractions.
DeVos, to her credit, made it clear that the point of a voucher program isn’t to demand conformity on certain values.
“We believe that parents are best equipped to make choices for their children’s schooling and education decisions,” DeVos said. “Too many children today are trapped in schools that don’t work for them.”
What the public may not be aware of is that Lighthouse Academy has not turned away all students struggling with their sexuality.
As the Associated Press reported, alum Mary Wegener, now 24, said some of her classmates at the school were gay and received love and care.
The school’s attorney, Brian Bailey, added that the school did admit some students “tempted by same-sex intimacy … we teach our students to flee these sins.”
Of course, if a Christian school did not hold up its core beliefs, if they instead conformed to a politically correct worldview, then it wouldn’t be much of a Christian school.
No school or district should allow bureaucrats to redefine a Christian school’s beliefs as a condition of taxpayer funding.
Unfortunately for Rep. Clark, this is exactly the religious test the framers of the Constitution tried to prevent in the First Amendment.
As God’s word tells us in 1 Cor. 6:17-20 …
But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
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