Sunday, April 20, 2008


*From the Grace Christian Academy Handbook (Fayetteville, GA)

The purpose of Grace Christian Academy (GCA) is to work hand-in-hand with the home to, “Train up a child in the way he should go” (Prov. 22:6). This training includes academic as well as character growth.

Many themes that are present within the music and movie industry run counter to the Christian principles GCA is trying to promote. They seek to undermine authority by implanting seeds of rebellion in a young heart and mind. Listening to and viewing these unscriptural messages can be detrimental to the spiritual, moral, and intellectual life of a young person.

We recognize that Grace Christian Academy does not have the authority to tell the home what type of music to which the young person should listen or what movies they may attend. However, it is also recognized that students who exist on a steady diet of rock, rap, or country music have difficulty growing spiritually, can become cold and indifferent to the things of God, and may hinder the growth of other students. Therefore, the policy of GCA is to be opposed to secular forms of rock, country, or rap music that promote an anti-God message. Tapes, CDs, pictures, magazines, emblems or any other rock, rap, or country music paraphernalia are not to be brought on the campus of Grace Christian Academy. This includes the singing or whistling of any rock, rap, or country song or the drawing of a rock, rap, or country emblem or rock, rap, or country group’s name on any text, text cover, notebook, etc.

In addition, we would encourage our students to exercise godly judgment in the movies they choose to see. We would encourage parents to take an active role in what you allow your children to watch. Discussion with other students about movies that the GCA administration deems inappropriate will not be allowed to take place while students are on campus. Grace Christian Academy reserves the right to discipline a student who is found in violation of these guidelines.

B. Brown's Opinion: I commend and fully support GCA's Music and Movie Policy. We as a society has gotten away from a lot of fundamentals that proved very effective in the past. Our young people are definitely being exposed to things at an early age due to technology and the changing of time in general. Because of this, we have parents that are ignoring their children and letting TV, Music, Video Games, Movies, etc. raise their children. That kind of parenting is not going to work out well for the child in the long run. Literally, a lot of our young people do not know the proper way to conduct themselves. They could not do it even if their lives depended on it. That is a major problem. Parents, their are more jails being built while funding for schools is being cut! Parents, do not be afraid to love, teach and discipline your children. We all will benefit from it greatly as we move forward. Let's not let our greed and selfishness overtake us. PUBLIC SCHOOLS, please take note. We can do something to help our children if we stand up for what is right and stop accepting wrong actions and objectives that are literally killing our young people!

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