Tuesday, January 06, 2009

ACLU Wants Kids Barred from Church Program

A parent is suing an Indiana school district for allowing students to voluntarily attend a non-taxpayer-funded religious education program that meets on school property NOT during instruction time.

-- From "Mom sues school over religious ed class" by Associated Press 1/2/09

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - School officials in a northeastern Indiana district deny that a religious education program offered during the school day illegally advances religion, as a federal lawsuit claims.

The Huntington County Community School Corp. argued in a response to the lawsuit that the release time program neither advances nor inhibits religion.

Similar programs at elementary schools have been protected by a 1952 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed students to receive religious education during school hours but not on school property.

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