Southern Baptists to Consider Leaving Public Schools

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The nation's largest Protestant denomination is considering creating an 'exit strategy' from public schools.

The proposal before the Southern Baptist Convention comes amid concerns about how public school classrooms are handling subjects ranging from homosexuality to intelligent design.

A committee at the denomination's annual gathering in North Carolina is to report today on the proposal to form a strategy for pulling Southern Baptist youngsters from public schools, and instead have them home schooled or educated in private schools.

A similar proposal two years ago did not pass, but past resolutions have put Southern Baptists on record as supporting home schooling and Christian schools.