This is the inaugural issue of GTKO News

Our mission is to assist Christians to work within their own denominations to alert parents of the staggering loss of faith and morals in children who attend the officially neutral “public schools,” and help them find ways to move children into Christian education, whether in campus schools or home schooling. We’re building on the excitement from the Pinckney-Shortt resolution to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting held in Indianapolis June 14-16, 2004. Below is the news release sent June 21, 2004 to over 2,000 U.S. news outlets, including 800 religious media.

Please visit www.GetTheKidsOut.org to see reports on Indianapolis and why those involved consider it, in spite of electoral defeat, a major, unquestionable victory for advancing the GTKO cause.

In his announcement to the Alliance’s 25,351 supporters, Fritz wrote,
“These studies show that the officially Godless government schools are anything but neutral. Instead, they pose an unacceptable risk to all families who want to raise their children as believing Christians.”

Separation of School and State Opens New Front in Battle to Improve Education

To: National Desk, Religion Reporter

FRESNO, Calif., June 21 /U.S. Newswire/ — Marshall Fritz, president of The Alliance for the Separation of School & State, announced a major expansion in his organization’s effort to improve K-12 education. A new division, “GetTheKidsOut.org” will alert Christian parents of the staggering loss of faith in children who attend “public schools.” See www.GetTheKidsOut.org
Studies by George Barna, the Nehemiah Institute, and the Southern Baptist Convention show that 70 percent to 88 percent of children from Christian families will leave the faith after graduation.

In his announcement to the Alliance’s 25,351 supporters, Fritz wrote, “These studies show that the officially Godless government schools are anything but neutral. Instead, they pose an unacceptable risk to all families who want to raise their children as believing Christians.”

Inspired by the Christian Education Resolution submitted by T.C. Pinckney and Bruce Shortt at the recent Southern Baptist Convention, GetTheKidsOut.org plans to assist Christians to propose similar resolutions within their own denominations at the national, regional, and even the local-congregation levels.

According to Fritz, “The outpouring of media coverage and popular interest began a much-needed national dialogue. We’ll see to it that the conversation continues.”

Future plans include a study kit for local congregations to evaluate just how serious the loss of faith by youth has been in their local area, what temporary measures might help their students practice “safe school,” and what creative schooling options might make Christian education more widely affordable.

GetTheKidsOut.org will hold its first national meeting Nov. 20-22, 2004, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C., as part of the Alliance’s “SepCon2004.”

The Alliance was founded by parents and educators to promote the improvement of K-12 schooling by ending local, state, and federal government involvement. Over 25,000 people have signed the “Proclamation for the Separation of School and State.”

The Alliance is a non-profit educational organization with
501(c)(3) IRS status.

The Alliance is strictly educational and leaves all lobbying, electioneering, referenda, and litigation to other groups.
The Alliance neither seeks nor accepts government grants.

 

Marshall Fritz
President, HonestEd.com
(Alliance for the Separation of School & State)
Advisor, GetTheKidsOut.org
1071 N Fulton St, Fresno CA 93728
(559) 499-1776 fax 499-1703