Complaining from the Religious Right to the contrary, we at Truth Wins Out support the rights of private Christian institutions to set their own policies. That right is very important to them. But see, the thing is, they always want their piece of the federal dole. That’s no bueno. Here’s a story about a Christian school in New Mexico which receives taxpayer funding to the tune of $60,000 a year, nonetheless denying a child being enrolled in the school because the parents are gay. I have absolutely no idea why a gay couple would want to send their kid to a school like this — in my experience, primarily religious schools provide a subpar education at best, so the educational options in the area must really suck — but, if the school has any integrity, they need to stop taking public money. Here’s the report:
To give everyone an idea of what sort of subpar education a child at Hope Christian School in Albuquerque will be getting take a look at what they believe:
We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, was given by inspiration of God, and is our only rule in matters of faith and practice. We believe in Creation, not evolution; that man was created by the direct act of God and in the image of God. We believe that Adam and Eve, in yielding to the temptation of Satan, became fallen creatures. We believe that all men are born in sin. We believe in the Incarnation, the Virgin Birth and the Diety of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe in His vicarious and substitutional Atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the Cross. We believe in the resurrection of His body from the tomb, His ascension into Heaven and that He is now our Advocate. We believe that He is personally coming again. We believe in His power to save men from sin. We believe in the necessity of the New Birth, and that this New Birth is through regeneration of the Holy Spirit. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the atoning blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe that God is almighty and deserves our praise and worship. The method used to worship God is not as important as the fact that we do worship Him. We are created for the pleasure of God and to fulfill this purpose. God seeks true worshipers to worship Him in spirit and truth.
We believe that this statement of faith is a basis for Christian fellowship and that all born-again men and women who sincerely accept it can, and should, live together in peace and harmony through promoting the cause of Christ.
Good luck preparing a child for a career in science or medicine.