Pastor Steven Warhurst
introduced the resolution on the floor of the PCA's General Assembly
in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
"We are people who drank heavily from the trough of state education and realized that it's poisonous," Warhurst
says, "and now we've found cisterns of living water, so to speak -- and we'd love other people to join us.I'd love to see every family in the Presbyterian Church in America take their children out of the public schools and train them in the fear and admonition of the Lord."Warhurst
, whose church consists mostly of home-schooling families, says Christian pastors have been silent on the issue far too long.He
knows why that is.
"I think one reason pastors don't speak out against public schools or encourage Christian education is because people will get mad and leave [their church].That's probably the primary reason: fear," he
says.Additional factors, he
says, could be "some ignorance of the public school system and what is really going on there" and "a lack of understanding of the Christian worldview."
The Tennessee pastor contends that many people do not understand that history, literature, and science can be taught from a Christian perspective.He
remains optimistic about the chances of his
resolution, despite what he
hears to the contrary."There are a lot of folks [in the PCA] who support Christian education," he