Christian Students Claim They're Persecuted in Public Schools (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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The organization "Reach America" recently released a video (below) called "The Thaw," which it claims was created by the "youth of Reach America."

The professional-looking video features young Christians claiming they are being bullied in public schools and complaining that America is no longer one nation under God.

The Reach America website states:

Christianity is being frozen out in America. It is time for a thaw! Without a doubt, Christian youth are living in an increasingly anti-Christian culture. This isn’t the America that we, as parents and grandparents, once knew.

According to, the young people in the video are "public school students" who have allegedly been ridiculed for their faith.

In response, they ask numerous questions such as: "Why can't I pray in school? Why are they taking God out of the history books? Why can't Tim Tebow praise God after making a touchdown without causing a national uproar?"

However, some of these questions have obvious answers. Students can pray in school if the prayer is student-led. History classes are not religious classes. People who oppose Tim Tebow have a right to free speech.

The students also express support for Ridgeland, Georgia High School football coach Mark Mariakis who was called out for taking his players to local churches for meals where they had to listen to preaching from pastors, which was reported by WRCB-TV.

The students describe their sex ed class in public school as "pornography."

Later, they claim that America was founded as a "Christian nation," which is not in the U.S. Constitution.

The students falsely claim that the "bible was declared unconstitutional in 1963," when in reality, the U.S. Supreme Court merely ruled that school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools in the United States was unconstitutional.

"The students who created the video are determined not to be frozen out," said Gary Brown, founder of Reach America, who has reportedly been an education consultant for more than 20 years.

"The founding of this nation is based on three things: the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bible, which provides the moral foundation on which we built the country," stated Brown.

Brown claims the students who created the video are "determined to see their country as one nation under God, again."

Sources:, PBS,, WRCB-TV