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Christian Charter School Kicked Out of Voucher Program for Biblical Views on Sexuality
The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers

Posted on 06/27/2019 2:55:50 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Don’t say America wasn’t warned. During the oral arguments for same-sex marriage in 2015, a question came up about the fallout for Christian education.

Asked if religious schools could be punished for holding a natural view of marriage, U.S. Solicitor Donald Verrilli was surprisingly honest. ” … [I]t’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is going to be an issue.”

Four years later, that prophecy is coming to pass. Out in Maryland, a Christian charter school was told by state officials that it can’t participate in the voucher program anymore because of its biblical beliefs on marriage and sexuality.

The leadership of Bethel Christian Academy was stunned. After all, it relied on that money to serve the school’s 280 low-income kids. For two years, those vouchers were what made their option to public school possible.

Now, intolerant bureaucrats are telling Bethel that not only is it barred from the program, but it has to pay back the $100,000 it received—which, to a small academy like this one, is a financial death sentence.

“Bethel Christian Academy offers an academically rigorous and caring Christian education in a diverse environment,” said the school’s attorney from Alliance Defending Freedom.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailysignal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Maryland
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1 posted on 06/27/2019 2:55:50 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We’re next...


2 posted on 06/27/2019 2:57:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Churches should not be beholden to the powers and principalities. You become a slave to an evil master. There’s a price for everything.


3 posted on 06/27/2019 2:58:14 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: 100American; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Combined General and Maryland “Freak State” PING!


4 posted on 06/27/2019 2:58:20 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Modern Democrat Party: America's largest hate group.)
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To: HighSierra5

No man can serve two masters, and all that.


5 posted on 06/27/2019 2:58:45 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Modern Democrat Party: America's largest hate group.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Those warning bells are deafening.

Time to heed them.


6 posted on 06/27/2019 3:00:16 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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Folks, if you think about it, this is why Free Republic has chosen not to take money from outside sources.

We foot the bill so that others can’t dictate to us what we post here.

That being said, it’s only a matter of time before FR will be attacked as a hate site.

No, it’s just a site that supports common sense and the first amendment.


7 posted on 06/27/2019 3:02:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: HighSierra5

“Churches should not be beholden to the powers and principalities. You become a slave to an evil master. There’s a price for everything.”

That should be shouted from the rooftops of every Church in the country.


8 posted on 06/27/2019 3:06:17 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The voucher program is open to all American schools, or none at all. It is an “all American” program, all taxpayers have paid for. It cannot discriminate against religious points of view anymore than it can against non-religious points of view.

The LEGAl issues about LGBT are ONLY about what of those behaviors is LEGAL behavior or not. That is not a MORAL position the legal position empowers the government to teach and preach. It merely represents non-discrimination in an academic sense and in academic administration. It is not a legal position that places the government on one side or the other of any moral position, or places that position in the curriculum as what must taken with regard to any “LGBT” matter. The “LGBT” beliefs don’t get their bible preached in PUBLIC classrooms anymore than do Christians.


9 posted on 06/27/2019 3:07:17 PM PDT by Wuli
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“That being said, it’s only a matter of time before FR will be attacked as a hate site.”

... and then Jim served with a subpoena to provide names of members.


10 posted on 06/27/2019 3:07:40 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If you take the King’s Shilling - you do the King’s Bidding.

However - Taxpayers should have a right to say where their money should go.


11 posted on 06/27/2019 3:08:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: plain talk

Call it the List Of Witnesses!


13 posted on 06/27/2019 3:13:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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Churches should not be beholden to the powers and principalities. You become a slave to an evil master. There’s a price for everything.

Excellent, EXCELLENT point. What more could I add? That God Himself furnishes the price to pay for anything that's worthwhile.

Get out of the mushy middle, O school. Be a Christian witness from alpha to omega, at the price Jesus gladly paid on the cross.

14 posted on 06/27/2019 3:14:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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To: HighSierra5

I understand your view on this. I went to a university which refused to accept government support (although it did some projects on a quid pro quo basis which is separate from support). I support that stand completely.

But the time to stand up and fight is now, because this is the nose under the tent situation. Once a government decides it wants to control an entity, it can “find” government support at any time. It has already argued that a student on a veteran benefit or a government-guaranteed loan is the same as government support. It can go further to assert that roads to and from a school are government support, as is fire and police protection, utilities and garbage collection, zoning benefits, etc. ad infinitum. If it wants to find government involvement, it can and will. So, rather than capitulate at this point, the schools should fight and other potentially threatened organizations should join in the fight.


15 posted on 06/27/2019 3:33:57 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

promo


16 posted on 06/27/2019 4:05:53 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L,J,Keslin posting for the record hoping some might read and pass around)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Mike Farris, the President of ADF is an absolutely brilliant constitutional attorney. I predict he’s going to have fun with this one.


17 posted on 06/27/2019 4:14:41 PM PDT by cyclotic
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To: DoughtyOne

“Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”


18 posted on 06/27/2019 4:15:30 PM PDT by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This will be overturned and Bethel will receive enough money to last them a lifetime. Think Jack Phillips.


19 posted on 06/27/2019 4:16:15 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: DoughtyOne

It can be deplatformed.


20 posted on 06/27/2019 4:17:12 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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