Saturday, October 21, 2006

WorldNetDaily: Baptist 'exit strategy' means get kids out of public schools

This time, the Southern Baptist Convention is doing more than talk about having parents take their children out of public schools. Now a prominent California pastor is leading a movement to persuade the SBC actually to build its own network of schools. So that now, in addition to government schools and Catholic schools, we will now have Southern Baptist schools. Or perhaps the SBC will set up a clearing house for home-schooling families.

This paragraph indicates the seriousness of their purpose:

...Christian parents are obligated to provide their children with a Christ-centered education. Anyone who thinks that a few hours of youth group and church will have more influence on a child's faith and worldview than 40 to 50 hours a week of public school classes, activities, and homework is simply not being honest with himself.
Especially if youth group is short on Christian education and a little too long on partying, like some youth groups that I personally have seen. The trick with youth ministry is not to "go native" with the youth, but rather to treat them as the adults that they once were expected to be.

Here's another paragraph:

Since the convention already owns buildings that could be used, has on staff many teachers who could contribute, and can take advantage of satellite and Internet technologies, there should be no major obstacles, officials said.
As I said, the time for idle chit-chat seems to be over. If this account is accurate, then the SBC is ready to answer with deeds, not words. This is likely to cause an explosion.

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