Tag: separation of church and state
The Arizona State Senate recently approved a bill that would allow public schools to offer an elective class teaching the Bible’s role in Western culture and its influence as a literary work. Critics have been quick to pounce on the bill, claiming that enacting it would equate to forcing religious indoctrination upon public school students.
In a small, religious town in Rhode Island, a local student complained about a prayer displayed on a banner at her public high school. The prayer, unsurprisingly, makes direct reference to “Our Heavenly Father.” On Jan. 11, a judge ruled that it was unconstitutional for the banner to hang in the school. However, the community continues to resist the ruling.