A similar effort was turned down flat by the Presbyterian Church of America. (PCA) Westminster Presbyterian's Rev. Steve Warhurst in Kingsport, Tennessee was behind that effort at the PCA convention.
believes the Bible requires parents to provide their children with a Christian education.
says they're not getting it in public school systems.
However, the PCA's General Assembly
in Chattanooga voted to reject Warhurst's resolution that encouraged parents to home-school or place children in private schools.
To quote Warhurst
,"a truly Christian education begins with fear of the Lord, and teaches children to think biblically about all of life...The public schools are not doing that...people on both sides would say that's obviously not happening...We believe there is a Biblical way to think about history and literature and science, and it has a different perspective than what would be taught from an atheistic perspective, or even a Muslim or Jewish perspective...We think the children should be taught to think biblically."
continues, "I'd say that's a good reason to home-school children...I'm not really interested in the socialization...When I see the effects of socialization on children, it seems to promote rebellion...30 hours of public, anti-Christian education a week are hard to override in an hour of church..." But what's the problem with private Christian schools?
The rhetoric from Warhurst
and others is Reconstructionism almost verbatim.