With this kind of “education”, in a few years the religious freedom in the U.S. will be pretty much the same we can find today in countries like Pakistan.
This is hyperbole.
Still, I don’t see how it’s clear that teaching this stuff to kids will actually recruit them as the Child Evangelism Fellowship intends. Do kids latch on to this part of the Bible? It is, after all, pretty dark stuff.
As a Southern Baptist child, I didn’t latch on to it, while going to church regularly, but then I was the kind of kid who would grow up, eventually, to be an agnostic. I don’t recall that these kind of harsh stories from the Bible seem to have had much relevance, and were not the typical Sunday School faire, anyway. Maybe if it seemed like part of my school curriculum, it would have seemed more salient. I don’t know.
Anyway, I don’t like the idea of fundamentalists having our schools as a platform for promoting this sick part of the Christian doctrine, just as I would not want Muslim fundamentalists to have the potential to spread some of their socially sick ideas through the public education system.