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Conservatives Lash Out at Reporter for Reporting on Christian Schools

Jan 28, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

Earlier this month, after Karen Pence announced she was teaching art classes at an anti-gay Christian school, “Exvangelical” Christopher Stroop began a hashtag #ExposeChristianSchools encouraging people to share their own experiences.

A lot of them were obviously disturbing. There were stories about whitewashed history, misguided science, a lack of sensible sex education, and lots of bullying. They weren’t all bad, though. Plenty of people chimed in with stories about how their Christian schools were wonderful places that prepared them to be devout in a secular world.

After last week’s controversy involving students at Covington Catholic High School, the focus on private religious schools intensified.

So it makes a lot of sense why New York Times reporter Dan Levin wants to take a closer look at those institutions, using #ExposeChristianSchools as a point of focus. On Thursday, he posted this message on Twitter, asking people who attended Christian schools to reach out to him about “your experience and its impact on your life.”

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