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Christian college offers little beyond religion

A Christian college in Alaska that predominantly serves Alaska Natives isn't accredited, doesn't offer degrees and has few other non-religious based classes, The Washington Post reports.

Yet the Alaska Christian College has received more than $1 million over the past two years, thanks to the state's Congressional delegation. The money has prompted a lawsuit by a group that says taxpayer funds shouldn't be used to promote religion.

ACC President Keith Hamilton told the paper the college, which has applied for accreditation beginning in 2007, offers non-religious classes like choir, physical education and leadership. He said the two-year school helps students make the transition from high school to college.

The school has just 37 students and is located in Soldotna. According to government statistics, 86 percent of the students are Native.

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Aid to Christian School In Alaska Spurs Lawsuit (The Washington Post 5/9)

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