Education: A Case for Moral Absolutes

Christian schools go forth and multiply

When students at the Irvington Pentecostal Academy in Houston have a question about their lessons, they signal for the supervisor's attention by raising either an eight-inch American flag or a small blue and white Christian flag at their desks. Each day they recite pledges of allegiance to both flags, and to the Bible. They all wear an eye-catching school uniform of red, white and blue; for men (including the school's principal), blue pants, red shirts and flag-studded blue neckties; for women, plaid jumpers or blue skirts and vests...

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