Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
Anti-Christian Discrimination in Public Schools
Religious freedom is under attack in our nation’s public schools, where millions of students are bombarded with anti-Christian propaganda intended to advance their schools’ secular agenda. Students are taught that God doesn’t exist and that the Bible is a book of “fairy tales.” And Christians who seek to share their faith are singled out for discrimination – and punished.
This is exactly what happened at Hicksville High School in New York. Students at this public school wanted to start a Christian club – like the 35 non-religious student groups on campus – but the principal denied the club official recognition simply because it’s Christian.
The Agenda to Indoctrinate Children at School
"You may come to the conclusion that growing up
means rejecting the values of your parents.” ~ Public school health textbook
There is an intense battle for the mind and soul of children at publicly funded schools where the dominant secular culture is undermining the Christian teaching of parents like you. Students are under great pressure to conform to the schools’ radical, anti-Christian views on issues such as abortion and homosexual behavior, which are imposed on them by secular textbooks, administrators, and teachers.
In fact, in states like Massachusetts – where same-sex “marriage” has been fabricated – school children as young as kindergarten are forced to learn about homosexual behavior in class – with or without parental permission.
As a result of this anti-Christian indoctrination in school, countless students begin questioning their faith and ultimately turn away from the Church by the time they graduate from high school.
If we do our jobs right, we’re going to
raise a whole generation of kids who don’t
believe [the claims of Christianity].”~ James Anderson, the former communications director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Providing Hope for Religious Freedom
ADF is committed to creating a public school environment where students and employees are free to live out their faith without fear of censorship, reprisal, or punishment. Because of the generous support of Ministry Friends like you who want to protect religious freedom in America, ADF has been able to provide hope – and free legal assistance – to these and thousands of other Christians in need:
In Tennessee, a 4th-grade student was told he could not read or talk about the Bible during recess.
In California, an elementary school principal was demoted and given a pay cut for appearing in a short video promoting a community prayer breakfast to honor school teachers.
In Wisconsin, a straight-A high school student who drew a picture in art class containing a cross and Scripture reference received a zero for the assignment, a formal reprimand, and two days of detention.
By God’s grace, ADF and our allies have fought – and won – more than 80 percent of all cases litigated to conclusion over the past year, including a precedent-setting victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, which allows taxpayers to participate in a school tuition tax credit program that enables parents to choose the best educational option for their children, including Christian schools.
Christians at Public Schools Need Your Help
The faith of Christians in public schools is systematically being attacked – and many students are crumbling under the pressure. You have the opportunity today to provide them with hope.
ADF has been blessed with a $370,000 matching grant to grow our efforts to protect religious freedom in America’s public schools. You can help keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel by giving a generous gift that will be doubled today!