How to secularize our school system or legalize Gay marriage by a few easy steps.
First delude oneself by believing America is a Christian nation. One can do this my misquoting scripture to read American into the bible. Start with John Winthrop twisting of Mathew 5:14; twisting scripture the light is not the Gospel but American exceptionalism. Build on this fallacy by reading America into Israel’s redemption Exodus. Proclaim American a Christian country even though one must ignore the lack of sound biblical support.
Second deny the doctrine of total depravity and original sin. Ignore and disregard scripture that shows we all are dead in sin and trespasses Roman 1: 16-32 and the natural man cannot obey God nor understand spiritual things Ignore verses 1 Corinthians 2:14-16, and Romans 8:5-8.
Now the fun part, in respect to the above step, entrust reprobate persons in government with promoting , encouraging and providing benefits for marriage and education while we are at it.
As a result in 200 years be befuddled why sinful men who you gave the keys of institutions of marriage and educations twist the institutions to be secular and hostile to Christianity while you still vainly try to win back culture for Christ by you self righteousness and works while neglecting proclamation of the gospel to a sinful world.
Now I am being facetious but there is a important point to be made about culture: we Christians share the blame for this current gay marriage mess by intrusting power to regulated marriage to a secular state on a false assumption America at any time was a Christian nation; that such nationalism cannot be found in Scripture.
Perhaps we need to lean we are not, and never was and never could be a Christian nation and need to get back proclaiming the Gospel.
English Standard Version (ESV) 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
(Not it the gospel is the power of salvation not politics nor culture wars)