But when it comes to marriage, I think this is a pointless battle to deny gay people marriage.
1. They are already in sin with or without legal marriage. Their legal standing with the state has nothing to do with the sin they commit.
2. God defines marriage. If the government told you the sky was green and the grass was purple and put it on official documents, would that make it true? Not at all. We act as if somehow this government has power of this word we call marriage. The state's "marriage" is just a piece of paper that grants currently a man and women some extra benefits. This "marriage" can be broken for very trivial reasons. Christian marriage is much deeper than this and is defined by God. If we absolved legal marriage all together, I believe that Christian marriage is still there. Do you think that if the state got out of marriage, you would no longer be marriage as a Christian couple? Of course you would still be married.
3. Presenting the power of Jesus to the lost is greater than advocating amendments or changing laws. PERIOD. I think the gay marriage "battle" is very divisive in the long run. Don't blame me when there is "blowback" and gay people advocate to limit your rights as a Christian.
First of all not 100% of public school is this humanistic progressive agenda. So it's not actually 14,000 hours of programming.
Secondly, good parents don't rely on the church service + sunday school to teach their kids. Leaving your kids to be taught by the church institution with none of your own daily input is just asking for failure.
I got enough from the hours each day my parents gave to me to understand when someone in the public school system (or any system) was talking about non-Christian values.
I don't want to take the spiritual element out of it, but I might sound like it when I write this.
Kids who go to church normally have parents or at least a parent who is involved in their lives. They are the same kind of parents who will not only make sure the child is attending church but also doing their homework, studying, doing chores, etc.
So probably the difference is parental involvement more than church attendance.
From a teaching perspective, I can say that the kids with parents involved in their work (Christian or not) tend to do much better in school than kids without parental involvement.