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A Missed Opportunity--Baptists Reject Exodus from Public Schools

 

Southern Baptists Address Schools, Blogging, and Baptizing
On the second and final day of its annual business meeting, leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention refused to support a resolution that would have called for an exodus of Baptist youngsters from public schools.

Baptists to Weigh Public-School Exit Plan AP, Tim Whitmire, 6.14.2006

Baptist Families Encouraged to Stay Active in Public Schools

Southern Baptists Refuse to Back Pullout
AP, Tim Whitemire, 6.14.2006

SBC Meeting Addresses Leadership, Mission, Money, Personal Morality
Messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention's 2006 annual meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina, have hammered out some critical decisions about the denomination's leadership, mission, and witness. Among the actions undertaken during this June 13-14 gathering are the election of new officers and some controversial measures regarding outreach funding and alcohol use.
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Why Baptists and other families of faith as well as anyone concerned about the secularist, anti-religious, atmosphere of today's public schools should seriously consider an exodus from this detrimental environment:

Hymn at talent show becomes court case
A federal judge must decide whether officials at a New Jersey school went too far when they banned an 8-year-old girl from singing a hymn in a talent show.
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America's Schools: Hostile Environments?

Last April, students at Springfield High School in Oregon were told they could not wear t-shirts that said: "I am a Christian and I am against homosexuality, abortion, pre-marital sex and drugs." Alliance Defense Fund Lawyer Tim Chandler said: "The Supreme Court has said schools have the right to censor student speech only if it's disruptive, only if it's vulgar, only if it's lewd...[Schools] can't ban speech just because they don't agree with it..." Students who were participating in a pro-homosexual campaign were not prohibited from expressing their views, Chandler noted. Now, Springfield High School has officially apologized to the Christian students. That favorable outcome in Oregon contrasts cruelly with this story from Lexington, Mass. You'll recall that in that birthplace of the American Revolution, David Parker was arrested and barred from school property after protesting pro-homosexual material distributed in his son Jacob's elementary school. Now comes word that Parker's son Jacob, 7, was beaten up on the playground on May 17--to mark the second anniversary of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Estabrook Elementary claims it is a "Safe School" as a show of tolerance for students who are said to be homosexual. But apparently such "tolerance" is a one-way street.  Family Research Council (15 June 2006)

 

  

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