A tiny Texas high school has been allowing its cheerleaders to use out Bible verses on signs. A humanist special-interest pressure group located in Wisconsin has threatened the school district with a law suit. The district superintendent has announced that there will be no more Bible verses from the cheerleaders.
Once again, the humanists have won a battle for a Bible-free zone: tax-funded education.
The U.S. Supreme Court began its series of school decisions back in 1948. It has not deviated from its perspective: no Christianity in tax-funded schools.
The Christians, true to 1800 years of compromise, have responded by trying to invent a Christianity-free education that in some way is supposed to be Christian, yet neutral. Why? To justify sending its children into schools run by humanists. The Court has banned all such attempts. But the Christians keep trying.
This began in the late 1830s, when Unitarians took over public education in Masssachusetts. The key figure here was a Unitarian lawyer, Horace Mann, who took over the newly created state schools program. Christians have meekly gone along with this, since they believe that education should be funded at taxpayers’ expense, not by parents. They long ago abandoned the idea of Christian education. Why? For the sake of the famous free lunch. This political tradition is as old as mom and apple pie (tax funded).
Now the ban has extended into the holiest sanctuary of Southern Baptist Christianity: Friday night football in Texas. If cheerleaders are not allowed to spell out Bible verses, the game is over. “Push ’em back, push ’em back, way back” is now hopeless. Christian parents have put up with Darwinism in the classroom for half a century. But the holy of holies has now been successfully invaded.
So, they will grin and bear it. They will still send their children into the temple of humanism. Why? Because it’s free! They pay their taxes, so they will collect on their taxes. At what cost? Intellectual schizophrenia.
They gripe about taxes, but they tithe their children to the state.
The cheerleaders should spell out one last passage at the next game: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. But they won’t. It is the forbidden passage in Texas public schools, on all sides. It always has been.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.