Richard Christy’s Heritage Christian School was the first to join a group called FreedomWorks that promotes conservative values, including opposition to same-sex marriage, abortion, and other issues.
The school’s website calls itself a Christian university with a mission to promote “the fundamental principle that our freedom, justice and prosperity depend on the rights of every human being.”
Heritage has also funded several other conservative organizations that are critical of President Barack Obama and progressive policies like the Affordable Care Act.
FreedomWorks says it has “exclusively endorsed the mission of Heritage Christian Academy and its efforts to help promote Biblical values, such as the sanctity of human life, the right to bear arms, and respect for human rights.”
According to the group’s website, the school “stands out for its strong Christian principles.”
In 2015, FreedomWorks announced it would fund a “new initiative” called Faithful America that would provide financial support for Heritage Christian, a group that has called for an end to gun violence and support for the rights and freedoms of religious minorities.
Freedomworks also said it would support the creation of a “religious freedom law” in Congress that would allow for “a license for Christians to exercise their religious freedom.”
That legislation was defeated by a Republican-controlled Congress in 2015.
According to a press release announcing the donation, “the FreedomWorks Education Fund was created to ensure that the Heritage School’s mission and commitment to biblical values are upheld in the classroom, in our public schools, and in our government.”