Lighthouse Christian Academy: a press release...

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Here's the press release Lighthouse Christian Academy issued this morning in response to the Huffington Post's faith-shaming of Christians. 1 

Lighthouse Christian Academy Statement Concerning House Appropriations subcommittee hearing of May 24, 2017

Lighthouse Christian Academy exists to partner with families in providing a Christian education for students in pre-K through 12th grade. Consistent with Christian learning through the centuries, Lighthouse trains each student to grow in knowledge without neglecting moral character. We delight in teaching students about God, His wondrous Creation through all its manifold academic disciplines, and what God requires of us.

Of course, this work isn’t easy. But we are blessed to pursue this educational mission in a country founded on religious liberty. Parents are free to choose which school best comports with their religious convictions. For a real choice and thus real liberty to exist, the government may not impose its own orthodoxy and homogenize all schools to conform to politically correct attitudes and ideologies.

Increasingly, dissent from politically correct ideology on sexuality subjects the dissenter to harassment and ridicule. Christian schools are forced to decide whether to bow under pressure and depart from Biblical sexual ethics or stand in solidarity with and submission to Jesus Christ, Who set forth the divine standard of marriage and sexuality. (Matthew 19:4-6.)

While some politicians may scorn this standard and hector poor families and their children who want to enjoy its beneficent effects, we see no reason why socio-economic status should bar a child from an educational environment committed to a transcendent moral order. Why should the poor have less freedom of conscience? It is a hallmark of our nation’s founding and constitutional liberty that the poor have as much right to this freedom as the wealthy and powerful. They have as much right to stand on the protections of the First Amendment and should be able to direct their own tax dollars in choosing how best to educate their children. And we welcome them.

C.S. Lewis spoke truly when he said, “When the modern world says to us aloud, ‘You may be religious when you are alone,’ it adds under its breath, ‘and I will see to it you are never alone.’”

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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