Get ready America!! Times, they are a changing!!!!
A local Christian school is under attack from worldwide atheists and others for having their 4th grade science class watch a video from AIG about creation and dinosaurs. She then gave a small quiz regarding the information. One of the children's parents showed a "friend" who then took a picture and posted it online. This photo has gone viral:
You can read the AIG article here . Our local news also had a bit of coverage on the situation here.
A couple of my brief thoughts:
#1 What would people expect to be taught in a Christian school other than Christian beliefs and faith based curriculum? Since the school is private and NOT funded by public tax dollars, why do they care? I should be the one upset!! My hard earned tax dollars are funding schools that are graduating children that CAN NOT READ!!!!!
#2 We are talking about a private, non-tax dollar funded Christian school. It is their right to teach what they want!! If you don't agree, simply do not send your child there. I consider the belief of evolution quite insane! I mean, why would anyone what to believe they came from apes? However, I have never taken a public schools tests or quiz and posted them anywhere claiming them to be ignorant or below the average of a standard child's learning. Yep, some have went so far as to say the school's level of learning is of concern if this is what they teach!!! For those that want me to tolerate their beliefs and ideas, they have very little tolerance for mine!!
Unfortunately, this school is set to close down after this year due to financial hardships. I'm hoping and praying that the recognition they are getting from this will provide some funds and relief by those that stand with them. My children do not attend there, however we know some children that do. We attend church with some and play football with others. They would love to see their school doors remain open for years to come and I know the administrators and teachers would as well. I believe the Answers in Genesis article has a link to the school, but if not here it is
I think of Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Please help pray for this school and many others who are standing firm on what they believe regardless of what is said about them. Share the situation of what is going on here in little ole South Carolina, it could be your little local Christian school next!! If possible visit their school web site, donate, and help them keep their doors open to raise up a generation of children who love God and want to serve HIM!!!