A liberal group with a pro-homosexual agenda is attacking a
Georgia school-choice scholarship program with allegations they
know are false.
According to David Cortman of Alliance Defending Freedom, the Southern
Education Foundation (SEF) is going after Christian schools,
claiming they have "draconian anti-gay policies and practices."
"This specific attack, I think, is pretty
egregious, basically because they want to exclude these Christian
schools just because they don't share the same sexual agenda as
this far-left activist group does," he says.
Cortman says the Foundation is falsely claiming that taxpayer
dollars are going to Christian schools for the scholarship program.
He says, however, the scholarships are supported by private
"I think this is just rhetoric. I think they clearly understand
that the money comes from private donations," he tells OneNewsNow.
"So I don't think it's a matter of being misinformed. I think this
is clearly a tact because of their hostility against biblical
values and beliefs that Christians and other religious folks
SEF has asked the Georgia Department of Revenue to conduct a
full-scale, statewide investigation into the matter, and to attempt
to recover all tax funds it says have been used "unlawfully" in
support of private school scholarships across the state.
But because he contends the accusations are based on falsehoods,
Cortman doubts very much that SEF's efforts to exclude Christian
schools from the program will gain much traction.
As school reform measures pick up steam, millions of Americans
in all 50 states took part this week in a host of National School
Choice Week events.