There are a few profound changes on the horizon that I think will riven the Union as much as slavery had, and in these instances the Democrats are attempting to aggravate the situation by limiting options which I feel will cause this division. I didn't know what to title this thread, I wanted to title it: Whoever Controls the Schools Rules the World a title used by Voddie Baucham Jr., in his sermon against public schools. But I think he quoted Dr. Albert Mohler the best when Dr. Mohler said, "It is time for Evangelicals to begin thinking of an exit strategy from public schools." What Dr. Albert Mohler was getting at is the perversity of the public school, ruined by the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the ACLU, these schools have heinous education programs that not only inadequately educate a person for secular life, but are ruinous against Christian beliefs. Warning to Baptists: Turn or burn The basic call is being sounded. Southern Baptists I believe are being alarmist, but just in their alarm. For instance the SBC claims they will lose half their membership by 20 years or so...well the simple fact is that SBC has planted more churches this year than last year, and last year more than the previous, and so on. So if missionary work is as good now as before, the SBC should grow considerably in the next 20 years. But, the SBC is rightly directing their fire against public schools which have abandoned the Christian Worldview. And this is what it is about, worldview. Whether you believe in Christianity or not, your worldview is constructed by ideology, political and social, by religion, etc. And the Christianity worldview is highly persecuted now in the United States. This brings me to gay marriage. Gay marriage will likely take-over the north east and possibly the north west, but I think it will stop there. I don't even think it will win California. As this occurs, you will see Evangelicals begin a movement to leave public schools, the battle cry being to at least allow homeschooling, if not going further to refusing to pay taxes for public schools they do not participate in. Evangelicals will have a tightening grip on states that disallow gay marriage, as gay marriage has been legal for some time more and more the issue will revolve around the limited problem of employment. In anti-Gay states, gay couples could not work for charities, or religious groups; but this is already being dictated in Gay states by the governments forcing churches to accept homosexuals for employment as turning them away is "discrimination". This returns back to schooling, the more hostile the secular world becomes to Christianity, the more Christians will remove themselves from our "civil rituals" such as public school, and the states will diverge from the federal government where ever they can. In 40 years I think things will be as bifurcated as they were during Segregation.