Christian Heritage Academy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Christian Heritage Academy
Motto Isaiah 58:12b "and thou shalt be called , The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in ."
Type Private
Established 1972
Headmaster Josh Bullard
Location Del City, Oklahoma, United States
Colors Red, white and blue
Nickname CHA
Sports Football, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, baseball, cheerleading, soccer
Mascot Crusader
Website www.cha.org
Ok-christian-heritage-150.png

Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) is a private Christian school located in Del City, Oklahoma, United States. Established in 1972, CHA instructs its students in an American Christian philosophy of education through the Principle Approach methodology. Enrollment includes students from grades Pre-Kindergarten through twelve. The students are residents of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. There is also a "Christian Heritage Academy" located in Northfield, Illinois.

Curriculum[edit]

Mission Statement[edit]

CHA's mission statement is as follows: The purpose of Christian Heritage Academy is to assist the home and church in building a solid foundation in the life of each student--a life which is characterized by a personal salvation experience, the development of Christian character, the Christian conscience and Christian self-government. The ultimate goal of the Academy is to produce true Christian scholars who will be used of God to propagate the Gospel to the whole world and to restore our American Christian Republic to its historic, Biblical foundation.

Principle Approach[edit]

CHA's curriculum is based on the Principle Approach[1] developed by Verna M. Hall and Rosalie Slater".[2] This approach to education states that "the pinnacle of classical education was reached in [the United States of America]...two centuries ago".[3] The Principle Approach concept of "Providential History" maintains that "God commands us to make nations Christian" nations, that only "Providential history is true history" as taught by the Principle Approach, and that "the failure to teach Providential history has led to the secularization of America".[4]

Mascot and colors[edit]

The mascot of the Christian Heritage Academy is the Crusader. The school colors are red, white and blue.

Standards of Conduct[edit]

According to the CHA Standard of Conduct, each student is expected to honor the agreement both in school and out of school. "The school, therefore, expects each student to maintain Christian standards of courtesy, kindness, morality, and honesty. The school further requires each student to refrain from profanity, indecent language, gambling, cheating, sexual immorality, stealing, the use of any type of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, and pornographic materials, and from participation in unlawful, violent, or destructive acts." The Standard of Conduct agreement "should be understood that this is a joint agreement between the school, the parent, and the student. It should be obvious to the parent that the school will enforce these standards. It should also be obvious to the school that the parent enforces these standards while the student is associated with CHA during the school term and the summer".[5]

Dress code[edit]

Christian Heritage Academy has a dress code which is different for both sexes and for elementary students and secondary students.[6] CHA’s dress code policy serves to create a learning environment free from distractions and to encourage students in exercising individual responsibility and Christian self-government."

Historical overview[edit]

Opening[edit]

On September 1, 1972, Christian Heritage Academy opened its doors as a new private Christian elementary school in south Oklahoma City, meeting in the facilities of Sunnyside Baptist Church but separately incorporated. It was one of the first of such schools in the area. The school was small, having only 200 students in the first year. Toward the end of the first year, Ralph Bullard was hired as headmaster[citation needed].

School grows[edit]

In the midst of philosophical development, the school was growing. At its founding, CHA enrolled students in the first through eighth grades. Thereafter, a kindergarten was added and one upper grade each year until the school had a complete high school program, graduating its first senior class in 1977[citation needed]. Two senior traditions were established with the first graduating class: The American Christian Heritage Tour of the cities of Boston, Plymouth, Lexington, Concord, and Salem, Massachusetts taken in the spring before graduation and the unique graduation ceremony which CHA adopted, in which each graduating senior is individually recognized and lauded for their positive character qualities and impact within their class[citation needed].

On October 20, 1978, CHA sponsored its first American Christian Teachers Seminar. During the seminar, faculty of CHA shared the Principle Approach and the American Christian Philosophy of Education with representatives from other Christian schools within Oklahoma. As of 2010, CHA remains the only Principle Approach school in Oklahoma[citation needed].

1980s[edit]

Establishment of a Christian philosophy of athletics[edit]

Once a high school program was established, it became obvious that athletics would not only be important, but also would be a venue in which the school would be viewed by many others outside the school. A Christian philosophy of athletics was written to guide the athletic development of students and to reflect Christian values on the playing field and in the stands. CHA's philosophy of athletics is as follows: Since we are ambassadors for Jesus Christ, let us conduct ourselves in word and action just as Christ would conduct himself. Therefore, all that we do, we will do with a total release of our mental and physical abilities and our emotional energies towards our performance, having in mind that Christ is our only audience. Concerning our attitude towards players and fans of the opposing team, we will strive "to love our neighbor as ourselves" and "do unto them as we would have them do unto us."[citation needed]

Establishment of a Home School Satellite Program[edit]

In the early days of the home school movement, Dr. Cynthia Bower taught phonics classes to groups of home school mothers in the summer, and the school began providing the service of annual achievement testing. The school’s philosophical stand has always been that parents are primarily responsible for the education of their own children[citation needed]. Believing this, CHA developed programs to equip parents to teach and to give them educational support. Out of this was born the Home School Satellite Program. The emphasis of the program has always been on preparation of the parent to teach, but there have been opportunities for students to participate in some school events and/or classes. Many of these students have found their way into the CHA day school program because of this association.[citation needed]

World Missions emphasis[edit]

While reading about the state of Christian education, Ralph Bullard noticed that suggestions for what Christian schools should do seemed shallow to him[citation needed]. He discussed his findings with Tom Elliff, the senior pastor of First South Baptist Church and a patron of the school[citation needed]. As they tried to answer the question, “What are we educating them for?” one of the answers was, “We are educating them to reach out to others, not just at home but abroad.”[citation needed] This led to an emphasis on missions, not just with money and local help but actually working with missionaries outside the United States. Since 1988, many students at CHA have participated in an annual mission trip to Mexico. There has also been one trip to Russia and two to Brazil.[citation needed]

1990s[edit]

Hosting Pat Buchanan, Presidential Candidate[edit]

In 1996 CHA hosted then Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan for his Oklahoma Republican pre-primary rally.[citation needed]

Controversy[edit]

Historical Context & Foundation[edit]

According to the Christian Heritage Academy website, the school began in 1972 with a vision of Sunnyside Baptist Church and its pastor, Harry Boydstun.[7] Prior to the school's founding, demographic changes in primary education were taking place in Oklahoma City and in other cities across America. In the 1971 Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of busing to end school segregation and dual school systems.[8] The federal courts began mandating that enrollment be racially balanced in the public school systems and be achieved through the forced busing of elementary students. Many parents were alarmed that the public schools were being radically reorganized and their children would be transported miles across town to be taught in some other place than their neighborhood schools. The movement of large numbers of white families to suburbs of large cities, so-called white flight and a string of Supreme Court decisions, reduced the effectiveness of the busing policy.[9][10]

Influence from the Gablers[edit]

In the spring of 1972, Sunnyside Baptist Church invited Mel and Norma Gabler to speak about their work during a Wednesday night service. In spite of the fact that neither of The Gablers had any college degrees, and neither attended secondary education for more than a year they were very active in school textbook issues in the state of Texas and made great strides in restoring that state’s public education system from the historical revisionism that they and many others saw in their students' curriculum. Neal Frey, who worked with the Gablers since 1972 and now runs the organization, said "that Mrs. Gabler’s larger public role was deceptive. "Mr. Gabler wore the pants in that family, and Mrs. Gabler wanted it that way".[11] The Gablers identified the changes that had come over the teaching of history as generation after generation of textbooks had the Christian founding of America expunged from them.[citation needed] They claimed that America was losing its Christian heritage because children were never introduced to it in schools: "Allowing a student to come to his own conclusion about abstracts and concepts creates frustration. Ideas, situation ethics, values, anti-God humanism - that's what the schools are teaching. And concepts. Well, a concept will never do anyone as much good as a fact".[12] During the service, pastor Boydstun sensed a mission to provide education within a Christian setting for the students of southwest Oklahoma City. After further discussion, the church established a committee to investigate the feasibility of a Christian school and later to begin the development of the school program.[citation needed]

Doors Open[edit]

By September 1, 1972, Christian Heritage Academy opened its doors as a new private Christian elementary school in south Oklahoma City, meeting in the facilities of Sunnyside Baptist Church but separately incorporated. It was one of the first of such schools in the area. The school was small, having only 200 students in the first year. Toward the end of the first year, Ralph Bullard was hired as headmaster[citation needed].

Influence of Popular Right Wing Dominionists[edit]

Ralph Bullard’s first meeting with Dr. O'Brien led him to adopt the school’s educational philosophy — The Principle Approach to America’s Christian History, Government, and Education[citation needed]. In her office he saw two reference volumes: Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America and Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History. Remembering these titles, he ordered a set for the school[citation needed]. Under the influence of these key texts, Christian Heritage Academy came to enjoy many years of association with R.J. Rushdoony associates and Miss Verna M. Hall and Miss Rosalie I. Slater, the authors of the books and officers of The Foundation for American Christian Education in San Francisco, California, and later with many other friends and associates in the work: Mr. John Talcott, member of the Evangelical Council for National Policy,[13][14] a director of the Ocean Spray Corporation and founder of Plymouth Rock Foundation, whose Plymouth Rock Seminars were foundational to the school’s philosophical development; Miss Katherine Dang, then the principal of the Chinese Christian Schools of San Leandro, California, and teacher at the pilot school in Hayward, CA under the direction of CHA development contributor James B. Rose; and Mrs. Ruth Smith of Pilgrim Institute. All of these friends provided counsel and advice to the school as CHA developed its program and became one of the leaders in the American Christian History movement (see Dominionism).

Ethnocentric Publications by CHA[edit]

CHA has published several ethnocentric viewpoints consistent with their Principle Approach methodology including the "God Fashioned the Continents for His Story" publication where CHA poses the questions "Are there physical signs of the intentional hand of Providence? If the Lord truly has foresight (which He does), and if He planned the story that would unfold on earth (which He did), then wouldn’t it make sense that He would create the continents to oblige?"[15] Claiming that "America fits into that plan" CHA's publication states that America can clearly be found in the Bible and that "His design should point to the work of Christ in human history-- the story of liberty." God is seen as a "Master Painter" who is putting together the continents with a purpose, thus Asia, Europe, and North America are described as having been "admirably prepared" as opposed to South America, Africa and Australia which are relegated to their plant, animal, and wildlife.[16]

Of Native Americans it claims that they "occupied but did not possess the land" echoing R.J. Rushdoony and other Christian dominionists. In spite of evidence that indigenous tribes in North America had a history and civilization for thousands of years,[17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26] CHA maintains the expansion of the Manifest Destiny across North America because it "was not designed to give birth and development to a new civilization but to receive one ready-made" and that it invited colonization through Manifest Destiny... "it seems to invite the European race, the people of progress, to new fields of action, to encourage their expansion throughout its entire territory."[15]

The publication also carries the following quote from Alexis de Tocqueville:

Although [North America] was inhabited by many indigenous tribes, it may be justly said, at the time of its discovery by Europeans, to have formed one great desert. The Indians occupied it without possessing it. The whole continent seemed prepared to be the abode of a great nation yet unborn.[15]

German geographer Friedrich Ratzel visited North America beginning in 1873[27] and saw the effects of American manifest destiny.[28] Later German publicists misinterpreted Ratzel to argue for the right of the German race to expand within Europe; that notion was later incorporated into Nazi ideology, as Lebensraum

Principle Approach's Use of Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary[edit]

In order to circumvent the indoctrination of students, this method of education uses Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828 as a part of its curriculum and maintains that "It will equip you for Christian leadership, strengthen your vocabulary, give you an edge in communicating your view and become your foundation for thinking and reasoning Biblically. This tool can be the turning point for you to be more effective in communicating Christian principles used in government, economics, and marketing or for your student to clearly understand how the Bible has influenced every area of life".[29] Also, it is taught that for one "to understand principles of liberty, one must return to the thought and writings of those whom God used to establish the first Christian constitutional representative Republic the world has ever known".[30]

Ironically, in his early years Noah Webster himself was a proponent of the American ideals of "liberalism" and "tolerance"[31] but in 1808 he became a convert to Calvinistic orthodoxy, and thereafter became a devout Congregationalist who preached the need to Christianize the nation.[32] Webster grew increasingly authoritarian and elitist, fighting against the prevailing grain of Jacksonian Democracy. Webster viewed language as a tool to control unruly thoughts. His American Dictionary emphasized the virtues of social control over human passions and individualism, submission to authority, and fear of God; they were necessary for the maintenance of the American social order.[33]

Courtship and sexual purity[edit]

Christian Heritage Academy draws focus to human sexuality, much of which is based upon the program school Headmaster Josh Bullard has created entitled "Created for Purity".[34] To help illustrate "what type of gift you want to give your future spouse" one of the program's exercises includes fathers presenting their daughters with two "purity rings".[35] One ring symbolizing virginity is "wrapped in white" representing a "pretty white package" that "they could give their spouses" which is then contrasted by the father "pulling another gift out of his pocket, which was tattered and torn".[34] Fathers are then told to explain that this torn and tattered package "which still contained virginity, but it was “beat up, battered and had been around the block.” Finally, Fathers can explain that "You can give them this pure, white gift, or you can give them the tattered one...that you can always be like the pure, white gift, but once you’re tattered, you can never go back to being like the pure gift.”[34]

The prescribed method of Courtship vs. Dating is taught in the classroom. Sexual purity is required as part of the code of conduct and is taught by the faculty.[36]

OSSAA Lawsuit[edit]

In 2007 CHA went to court against the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association, heard in the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. In "Christian Heritage Academy v. Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Ass’n, 483 F.3d 1025 (10th Cir. 2007)" CHA filed this action after years of OSSAA failing to accept CHA as a member in their athletic association, "claiming, in pertinent part, that defendant Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association's ("OSSAA's") membership requirements for nonpublic schools violated the Equal Protection Clause".[37] "For athletics, OSSAA determines athletic divisions, sets eligibility rules, and holds state play-offs and championships".[37] Although one of the judges described CHA's argument as a "doctorinal morass" OSSAA's decision was remanded.[38]

As of 2009, CHA along with other private schools, will not be forced to move "up" in the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association division classifications.[39]

As of 2011, CHA was categorized as an OSSAA 2A Football Program, with an enrollment of 216 secondary students.[40]

Association With Reclaiming America For Christ[edit]

CHA's association with "Reclaiming America" and "Reclaiming Oklahoma" center around the controversial Rev. Paul Blair,[41] football coach at CHA since 2008, Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association's ("OSSAA's") membership former OSU and NFL football player, who is currently the pastor at the Fairview Baptist Church, in Edmond, Oklahoma. The right wing evangelical and socially conservative political group called the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ was founded by the late D. James Kennedy but folded shortly after his death in 2007.[42][43] Pastor Paul Blair of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma is also a CHA football coach and the facilitator of the CHA North satellite which resides at the Fairview Baptist Church location in Edmond, Oklahoma.[44] Pastor Paul Blair started an initiative to create a similar social and political action group called "Reclaim Oklahoma for Christ" [45] and after some success took over the former Center for Reclaiming America for Christ now known simply as Reclaiming America for Christ with the full support and blessing of Coral Ridge Ministries although they are no longer associated.[46] Pastor Paul Blair's association with Reclaim America for Christ started with an association with John Birch Society member, politically right wing Evangelical activist, and former Oklahoma Congressional candidate Charlie Meadows, who during a breakfast meeting decided to form "Reclaim Oklahoma for Christ" with Blair.[47] Pastor Blair along with John Birchers Clark Curry, and George Wallace founded Clouds Over America, a similar organization to educate pastors.[48]

In 2007 CHA went to court against the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association, heard in the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. In "Christian Heritage Academy v. Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Ass’n, 483 F.3d 1025 (10th Cir. 2007)" CHA filed this action after years of OSSAA failing to accept CHA as a member in their athletic association, "claiming, in pertinent part, that defendant's requirements for nonpublic schools violated the Equal Protection Clause".[49] "For athletics, OSSAA determines athletic divisions, sets eligibility rules, and holds state play-offs and championships".[50] Although one of the judges described CHA's argument as a "doctrinal morass", OSSAA's decision was remanded.[51]

Heritage Banquet[edit]

Notable Heritage Banquet speakers include:

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Edmond Sun", Fairview Baptist Church, Christian Heritage Academy open CHA North, The Edmond Sun 
  2. ^ "The Foundation for American Christian Education", Our Founders, The Foundation for American Christian Education 
  3. ^ "The Foundation for American Christian Education", Frequently Asked Questions, The Foundation for American Christian Education 
  4. ^ McDowell, Stephen; Arcieri, Jim (2005). America's Providential History Teacher's Guide. Providence Foundation. ISBN 1-887456-17-1. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  5. ^ "Christian Heritage Academy", Standard of Conduct, Del City, OK: Christian Heritage Academy, 01/04/06, p. 1  Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
  6. ^ "Christian Heritage Academy", Basic Standard of Dress, Del City, OK: Christian Heritage Academy, p. 1, This is an abbreviated form of our Dress Code. A detailed copy is available upon request or at the scheduled interview appointment. 
  7. ^ "Christian Heritage Academy: School History". Christian Heritage Academy. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Supreme court: 1971 Year in Review, UPI.com". Archived from the original on February 12, 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  9. ^ Orlow, Barri A. (2002). "Fifty years after Brown V. Board of Education: Resegregation of America's public schools". Widener Law Symposium. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-01-11. According to researchers, post-Brown I and II integration within elementary and secondary schools failed, due, in part, to a line of cases decided by the United States Supreme Court between 1974 and the mid 1990s. 
  10. ^ "Desegregation Rulings and Public Attitude Changes: White Resistance or Resignation?". American Journal of Sociology. 84 (3): 698–705. doi:10.1086/226833. 
  11. ^ Martin, Douglas (2007). "Norma Gabler, Leader of Crusade on Textbooks, Dies at 84". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  12. ^ Deckman, Melissa Marie (2004). School Board Battles: the Christian Right in local politics. Georgetown University Press. p. 13. Allowing a student to come to his own conclusion about abstracts and concepts creates frustration. Ideas, situation ethics (sic), values, anti-God humanism - that's what the schools are teaching. And concepts. Well, a concept will never do anyone as much good as a fact 
  13. ^ Dillen, Vicky. "Council for National Policy (CNP) Selected Member Biographies". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  14. ^ Freedom Writer ""Council for National Policy Membership Directory 1988"" Check |contribution-url= value (help), Council for National Policy Membership Directory 1988, 513 Capitol Court, NE Suite 200, Washington, DC 20002, 1988 
  15. ^ a b c "Christian Heritage Academy truView" (PDF), God Fashioned the Continents for His Story, Christian Heritage Academy 
  16. ^ "God Fashioned the Continents for His Story" (PDF). truView. Christian Heritage Academy. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-28. The fulness of nature's life is typified by Africa, with its superabundant wealth of [creatures], South America with its exuberance of vegetation, and Australia with its antiquated forms of plants and animals. However, in the grand drama of man's development, Asia, Europe, and North America, the “Continents of History,” have played distinct parts, for which each seems to have been admirably prepared.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  17. ^ Dickason, Olive. Canada's First Nations: A History of the Founding Peoples from the Earliest Times. 2nd edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  18. ^ Deloria, V., Jr., (1997) Red Earth White Lies: Native Americans and The Myth of Scientific Fact.
  19. ^ Hillerman, Anthony G. (1973). "The Hunt for the Lost American", in The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other Indian Country Affairs, University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 0-8263-0306-4.
  20. ^ D.E. Dummond, "Toward a Pre-History of the Na-Dene, with a General Comment on Population Movements among Nomadic Hunters", American Anthropological Association, 1969. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  21. ^ ^ Fagan, Brian M. 2005. Ancient North America: The Archaeology of a Continent. Fourth Edition. New York. Thames & Hudson Inc. p418.
  22. ^ "Hopewell-Ohio History Central". 
  23. ^ Chenault, Mark, Rick Ahlstrom, and Tom Motsinger, (1993) In the Shadow of South Mountain: The Pre-Classic Hohokam of 'La Ciudad de los Hornos', Part I and II.
  24. ^ Townsend, Richard F., and Robert V. Sharp, eds. (2004). Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand. The Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-10601-7. 
  25. ^ Woods, Thomas E (2007). 33 questions about American history you're not supposed to ask. Crown Forum. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-307-34668-1. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  26. ^ Wright, R (2005). Stolen Continents: 500 Years of Conquest and Resistance in the Americas. Mariner Books. ISBN 0-618-49240-2. 
  27. ^ Mattelart, Armand. The Invention of Communication, pp. 212–216. University of Minnesota Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8166-2697-9
  28. ^ Klinghoffer, 2006, p. 86.
  29. ^ "Principle Approach Foundation Bookstore- American Dictionary of the English Language, Daniel Webster, 1828". Principle Approach Foundation. Retrieved 2011-01-27. It will equip you for Christian leadership, strengthen your vocabulary, give you an edge in communicating your view and become your foundation for thinking and reasoning Biblically. This tool can be the turning point for you to be more effective in communicating Christian principles used in government, economics, and marketing or for your student to clearly understand how the Bible has influenced every area of life. 
  30. ^ "The Foundation for American Christian Education", Study, The Foundation for American Christian Education 
  31. ^ Ellis, Joseph J. (1979). "Chapter 6: Noah Webster, the Connecticut Yankee as Nationalist". After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture. London and New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. p. 170. ISBN 9780393322330. America sees the absurdities—she sees the kingdoms of Europe, disturbed by wrangling sectaries, or their commerce, population and improvements of every kind cramped and retarded, because the human mind like the body is fettered 'and bound fast by the chords of policy and superstition': She laughs at their folly and shuns their errors: She founds her empire upon the idea of universal toleration: She admits all religions into her bosom; She secures the sacred rights of every individual; and (astonishing absurdity to Europeans!) she sees a thousand discordant opinions live in the strictest harmony 
  32. ^ Snyder, K. Allen (1990). Defining Noah Webster: Mind and Morals in the Early Republic. London and New York. p. 421. 
  33. ^ Rollins, Richard (1980). The Long Journey of Noah Webster. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 19. The life of American educator Noah Webster is recounted, with an analysis of the reasons for his change from an enthusiastic optimist during the Revolution to a critical pessimist in later years 
  34. ^ a b c Williamson, Associate Editor, Dana (2005). "'Created for Purity' helps parents teach sexual purity". The Baptist Messenger. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  35. ^ Williamson, Associate Editor, Dana (2005). "'Created for Purity' helps parents teach sexual purity". The Baptist Messenger. Retrieved 2011-01-27. "He talks about the fact you can wrap your virginity up in a nice pure white package, but you want to give more than just your virginity,” Sanders reported. “It’s about a pure lifestyle, how far is too far, and what kind of a package are you going to present to your future spouse.” Sanders said he told his girls they could give their spouses one of the pretty white packages, or pulling another gift out of his pocket, which was tattered and torn, he said they could give this gift, which still contained virginity, but it was “beat up, battered and had been around the block.” “ I said you can still provide your husband with your virginity, but what I hope you will do is provide your husband with your purity,” Sanders related. “You have a choice. You can give them this pure, white gift, or you can give them the tattered one. I added that you can always be like the pure, white gift, but once you’re tattered, you can never go back to being like the pure gift.” Sanders said the looks on their faces told him they got the message. 
  36. ^ "Pilgrim Institute", Josh Bullard, The Pilgrim Institute 
  37. ^ a b CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY v. OKLAHOMA SECONDARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION, No. 04-6342. 483 F.3d 1025 (United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 2007).
  38. ^ CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY v. OKLAHOMA SECONDARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION, No. 04-6342. 483 F.3d 1025 (United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 2007) (“"it is not necessary to wade into this doctrinal morass”).
  39. ^ "Private schools won’t move up". Muskogee Phoenix. June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-27. Non-public high schools in Oklahoma won’t be forced to move into a higher classification for the next school year...Nineteen of the state’s non-public high schools are private.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  40. ^ "FOOTBALL CLASSIFICATIONS 2010/11 – 2011/12" (PDF), OKLAHOMA SECONDARY SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, OKLAHOMA, Revised 7-22-09  Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
  41. ^ PRZYBYLO, ROBERT (2009-09-27). "High school notebook: CHA assistant Paul Blair, a former OSU player, ejected from Friday's game". The Daily Oklahoman. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  42. ^ Samuels, Robert (September 21, 2009). "Coral Ridge Presbyterian votes to retain controversial new pastor". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  43. ^ "Powerful pastor D. James Kennedy dead at 76.". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. September 5, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  44. ^ "Fairview Baptist Church: Announcements". Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-11. Josh Bullard, Headmaster of Christian Heritage Academy, and Paul Blair, Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, would like to announce the opening of CHA North this fall at Fairview Baptist Church....The church sits on the corner of Sooner Road and Danforth. At this very location, immediately after the Land Run of 1889, the "Old Jack School" was established. Blair stated, "Until 1931, the facilities on this corner had a dual purpose. They served as a classroom to educate our youth from Monday through Friday and then as a Sunday School and Community Church on Sundays. We are thrilled to come full circle and return to that calling and work hand in hand with Christian Heritage Academy." 
  45. ^ "Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ: About Us". Retrieved 2011-01-11. Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ is not a club to join. There is no membership list and there are no dues paying members. Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ is not a para-church organization and is not an ecumenical movement. Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ is an organized effort to remind pastors of our Pastoral Heritage...Fundamental, evangelical preachers nearly all agree that God established three great institutions on earth – the family, human government and the church. We know and preach that the family must be built on the Rock of Jesus Christ. We know and preach that the Church must be built on the Rock of Jesus Christ. So too, government was designed by God to be subject to and built on the Rock of Jesus Christ. 
  46. ^ "Reclaiming America For Christ: About Us". Retrieved 2011-01-11. Although we are not affiliated or connected with Coral Ridge Ministries or its former initiative, the Center for Reclaiming America, we have been granted permission by those entities to use the name “Reclaiming America for Christ” as we expand this vision across America. We hope to honor the name and legacy of Dr. Kennedy as we strive for another Great Awakening in this nation. 
  47. ^ Holt, Kelly Taylor (2010-03-03). "Oklahoma Offensive: Restoring Good Govt". New American. Retrieved 2011-01-11. In 2005, not long after OK-SAFE formed, Meadows threw his own hat into the congressional ring. Twenty-one days later he withdrew, but not before meeting Pastor Paul Blair, former Chicago Bears offensive tackle, and they became friends. During a subsequent breakfast meeting, they decided to establish Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ — an organization designed to reach pastors and Christians battling the culture war. Curry says, “Paul Blair has been an asset to the work we do. He’d really been burdened about our nation’s Godly heritage. Recently, local John Birch Society members drove to Haskell County, Oklahoma, to more than 90 percent of the churches there because of an issue regarding a monument of the Ten Commandments on the county courthouse grounds. 
  48. ^ Holt, Kelly Taylor (2010-03-03). "Oklahoma Offensive: Restoring Good Govt". New American. Retrieved 2011-01-11. Along with Blair and Curry, OK-SAFE president and JBS member George Wallace worked to organize Clouds Over America, an effort cosponsored by Oklahoma chapters of the John Birch Society and by Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ to educate pastors. (Clouds Over America 2 was held January 22–23 with over 40 pastors in attendance, one traveling to Oklahoma from as far away as Wyoming.) 
  49. ^ CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY v. OKLAHOMA SECONDARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION, No. 04-6342. 483 F.3d 1025 (United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 2007).
  50. ^ CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY v. OKLAHOMA SECONDARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION, No. 04-6342. 483 F.3d 1025 (United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 2007).
  51. ^ CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY v. OKLAHOMA SECONDARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION, No. 04-6342. 483 F.3d 1025 (United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 2007).[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°26′13″N 97°26′21″W / 35.436815°N 97.439035°W / 35.436815; -97.439035