Public eduction is hostile to Christianity
Over the past century, public education in America has abandoned its original Christian foundation to become increasingly secular and now indoctrinate students into a philosophy antagonistic to Christianity. Consider the following record:
- In 1948 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious groups could not teach religious courses on school premises during the school day (McCollum v. Board of Education). On June 25, 1962 (Engel v. Vitale) the Court ruled that school-sponsored prayer was unconstitutional and on June 17, 1963 (Abington School District v. Schempp) that Bible readings were not allowed in public schools.
- In January 1963 Congressman Albert S. Herlong, Jr. read into the U.S. Congressional Record (Vol. 109, 88th Congress, 1st Session, Appendix, pp. A34-A35) the following goals for American public education (as cited in Mike Riddle, “Erasing Our Christian Identity, One School Day at a Time,” The RenewaNation Review vol. 7, no. 1, spring 2015, p. 15):
- “Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of ‘separation of church and state.’”
- “Discredit American culture. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and divorce.”
- “Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as ’normal, natural and healthy.’”
- “Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a ‘religious crutch.’”
- “Control schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum.”
- “Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.”
public education promotes sexual perversity
Increasingly LGBTQ philosophy is promoted in public schools, leading to gender confusion and sexual misconduct. (One can view examples of such perverse materials present in public schools at ProtectOurKidsNow.org, “The Curriculum,” then “Comprehensive Sexuality Education,” then “K-12 Sample Curriculums.”) Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Sexual Rights, both contrary to the biblical pattern for marriage, are becoming increasingly common in public schools. (For a description of Comprehensive Sexuality Education, see Mark R Schneider, “Comprehensive Sexuality Education” YouTube video available at ProtectOurKidsNow.org, and for Sexual Rights, see Gheorghe Rosca, Jr., “What Is Social and Emotional Learning?” YouTube video available at ProtetOurKidsNow.org.)
The Bible should be taught at all grade levels
But the Bible should be not only present but, in fact, prevalent at all levels of Christian education, since the most important lesson we can teach our children is to obey God’s commands. Consider the following:
- Paul commended Timothy, that “from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:15-17).
- Solomon wrote that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Prov. 1:7).
- Solomon concluded Ecclesiastes, saying, “Fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person” (Eccles. 12:13).
It is incumbent on parents to educate their children where biblical, not secular values dominate. Logos Academy seeks to help parents to this end by providing an environment where biblical values are taught, modeled and enforced and an affordable curriculum where biblical studies are prominent at all grade levels.
Logos Academy promotes biblical values
It is incumbent on parents to educate their children where biblical, not secular, values dominate and where marriage is honored according to the biblical pattern. Logos Academy seeks to help parents to these ends by providing an environment where biblical values are taught and modeled and an affordable curriculum where biblical studies are prominent at all grade levels.
For further study, see:
- Bill Blankschaen, “Debunking Eight Popular Myths about Public and Christian Education,” RenewANation vol. 11, no. 2, spring 2019, pp. 34-36
- Jeff Keaton, “Six Deficits Students in Secular Schools Must Overcome,” RenewANation vol. 9, no. 1, spring 2017, pp. 24-27
- Dr. R. Albert Mohler, “Is Public School an Option?” RenewANation vol. 6, no. 1, spring 2014, pp. 36-39
- Mark R. Schneider, “The Triple Threat to Our Children in the Public Schools,” 8/19/22 YouTube video available at ProtectOurKidsNow.org
- “Reasons to Exit” in PublicSchoolExit.com