Creationist School Shuts Down

Remember that appalling test from a Christian school that circulated a few months ago that was a bunch of young earth creationist nonsense? The school was the Blue Ridge Christian Academy in South Carolina. And it has now shut down due to lack of funding. Hemant has the story.

The media attention resulting from that “outing” seemed to do wonders for them. Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham encouraged his followers to donate money to the school, and they received donations “ranging in amounts from $1 – $1000.”

Administrator Diana Baker later said:

“It is unmistakable that our culture greatly needs well-equipped warriors for Christ. Even though the attack on the school was meant to be harmful, God has used it to provide affirmation regarding the importance of our work. We are hopeful that the recent unexpected interest in our school and in Christian Education will provide support for a future for BRCA.“

Turns out God isn’t a big fan of their school. While they ended up raising about $15,000, it was a long way from the $200,000 or so that they needed to keep the place open.

But I thought God would provide? I bet there were lots and lots of people praying for the money to keep the school open. Did they not work? Did God ignore those prayers? Were there not enough of them to get his attention? Or does he just not exist?

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