With Luther East closed, parents have few choices

2013-06-16T00:00:00Z With Luther East closed, parents have few choices nwitimes.com
June 16, 2013 12:00 am

I am saddened by the closing of Luther East High School. Economic conditions are making it difficult for parents to choose Christian schools for their children’s education. Other than home schooling, public schools are now their only option.

Public schools have effectively eliminated the Bible and Jesus Christ from their curriculum. They are building on a different foundation, a foundation that trusts in “man” for ultimate truth.

This becomes a real problem for Christian parents who believe the Bible is foundational to a stable, just and blessed society. Incidentally this was the same view that most of the founders of our nation had. This is the Christian's “public” world view. Both views are in the broad sense religious.

It will be a great day when our states and nation allow “freedom of religion” in education and let the public dollar follow the wishes of the parents to the schools of their choice.

- Carl R. Smits, Lansing

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