Resolution To Urge PCA Members to Pull Their Children Out of Public Schools

Reading the General Assembly blog, I saw the news of the Resolution To Urge PCA Members to Pull Their Children Out of Public Schools. It’s also covered on WorldNetDaily.

As both places mention, the resolution is “similar to one that was presented, and later defeated, at the Southern Baptist Convention last year.” The difference in this case is that “the resolution has some prominent backers in the PCA – Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Presbyterian in Ft. Lauderdale, and Joel Belz, founder of World Magazine and former moderator of the General Assembly.”

Anyone know what the word on the GA street is?


  1. J East said,

    June 16, 2005 @ 10:40 am

    Thanks, for keeping tabs on the GA Blog. I read the linked story and all of the comments on the blog. I have been out of touch with what is going on down there.

    For myself I hope that the resolution does not pass. While I think the intent is good. (The resolution does make a lot of sense) I don’t think that this is something that should be passed down through the GA.

    Just one aspect that troubles me is our denomination “urging” something that is impossible for the majority of its members to do. Many parents struggle to make ends meet as it is. Without the worry of paying for a private education or taking time off work to homeschool.

  2. J East said,

    June 16, 2005 @ 11:02 am

    Looks like the Bills & Overtures committee is recommending that this Resolution be denied on the grounds that:

    “the education of covenant children is best left to the wisdom of Christian parents under the pastoral guidance of local church sessions”

  3. Paul S. said,

    June 16, 2005 @ 12:13 pm

    Blogger is so lovely…I started writing my post @ 9:30, didnt post it till 3 hrs later, yet it saved the time I opened the post page, instead of using the actual posted time. So it appears before Matt’s post. Weird.

    Anyway, I thoroughly agree with the decision of the committee.

  4. JosiahQ said,

    June 16, 2005 @ 3:02 pm

    They’re going to vote on this soon, and we’ll make sure to get the results up on the blog. Stay tuned!

  5. Ron said,

    June 17, 2005 @ 10:12 am

    I’m sure everyone is already aware of this, but after much procedural blah, blah, blah with the originators of the minority report submitting a substitkad,…zzzzzzz,zzzzzz

    Oh sorry, fell asleep at the wheel there. Anyway, thankfully it didn’t go anywhere.

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