Don’t say America wasn’t warned. During the oral arguments for same-sex marriage in 2015, a question came up about the fallout for Christian education.
Asked if religious schools could be punished for holding a natural view of marriage, U.S. Solicitor Donald Verrilli was surprisingly honest. ” … [I]t’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is going to be an issue.”
Four years later, that prophecy is coming to pass.
In Maryland, a Christian charter school was told by state officials that it can’t participate in the voucher program anymore because of its biblical beliefs on marriage and sexuality.
The leadership of Bethel Christian Academy was stunned. After all, it relied on that money to serve the school’s 280 low-income kids. For two years, those vouchers were what made their option to public school possible.
Now, intolerant bureaucrats are telling Bethel that not only is it barred from the program, but it has to pay back the $100,000 it received—which, to a small academy like this one, is a financial death sentence.