God Hates the Public Schools Speaking of the religious right, here's AgapePress columnist Rev. Mark Creech encouraging the destruction of the public school system:
I, for one, believe that Pickney and Shortt's leadership in this matter is not only heroic and courageous, but also a call from God. I see it as a breath of fresh air and something that actually gives hope for the restoration of education in America. Between 12 and 15 million evangelical Christian children attend public schools. If the mass majority of these students were to leave public education, it would cripple the one system that is doing more harm to our nation than any single thing except perhaps the popular media. Marshall Fritz, a Libertarian Party organizer and former computer programmer who started the Fresno, California-based Alliance for the Separation of School and State contends that should the public school system crumble, citizens would realize a $300 billion tax cut, which means two thirds of the population would be able to afford private school tuition. Fritz expects churches and charities might help pick up the tab for the rest. What is more, an exodus of the children of Christian parents from public schools would seriously diminish, if not destroy, the power that secularism now holds over our culture.
As Creech explains elsewhere in the column, Pickney and Shortt are planning to introduce a resolution at the summer meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention encouraging Baptist parents to remove their kids from “government-run schools”.
I've been staring at my screen for five minutes now trying to come up with some pithy comment on this.