Pending SB 1146 Would Mean the End of Christian Education in California

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TylerR's picture

Editor

For those involved in Christian higher education, what on earth can be done to plan for this kind of bad-news scenario? I have to assume that our brethren at fundamentalist Seminaries and Bible Colleges are devoting some time to thinking about this. Very troubling.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

T Howard's picture

Don't ever plan on accepting government money and be prepared to lose your tax-exempt status.

TylerR's picture

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If you peruse the links from today's issue of The Briefing, you'll see that leftist secularists are now beginning to publicly question why certain Christian institutions have opted out of Title IX. They are starting to clamour for the names of all such institutions to be made public. Obviously, this is the beginning of a bullying campaign that will simply not stop until it achieves victory. This secular agenda of erotic freedom reminds me of how Reece described The Terminator (aka "Arnold") to Sarah Conner as they hid inside a parking garage; "It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear - and it absolutely will not stop. Ever! Until you are dead."

It is clear that, sooner rather than later, formal conservative Christian education (as we conceive it now) will not be allowed to operate in this country without significant harassment.

Listening to Mohler each day is both profoundly depressing and edifying at the same time. I can't quite explain why that is!

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Bert Perry's picture

....if pastors reclaim their role in training new deacons and elders, really.  Yes, the law treads at least close to the boundary of the 1st Amendment's "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof", but prohibiting pastors from refusing to train unrepentant fornicators/homosexuals/etc.. in theology falls squarely on the wrong side of that clause, and moreover you could only enforce it with a very comprehensive police state.  You would, more or less, end up putting Bunyan in jail again, so to speak--and that was wonderful for the church, just like the oppression of house churches in China and in ancient Rome.  

Used to own a home with a great sun room that I thought would be great for a house church.  Except for that police surveillance, I guess.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.