Friday, January 20, 2017

West Virginia School District Sued Over Bible Lessons

As announced in a press release from Freedom From Religion Foundation, the organization has filed suit against the Mercer County, West Virginia schools challenging  the "Bible in the Schools" program which provides Bible study to elementary and middle school students in 19 schools.  The complaint (full text) in Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Mercer County Board of Education, (SD WV, filed 1/18/2017), contends that Bible classes have been taught in the county schools for over 75 years, and that the Bible instruction by teachers who travel from school to school violates the Establishment Clause.