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August 19, 2005

Alabama to educate teacher about religious rights

From the Montgomery Adviser...

Two booklets containing instructions on handling religion in Alabama's public schools are being distributed to some 50,000 teachers statewide by the Alabama Education Association.

The state teachers union is distributing the 16-page "The Bible and Public Schools" and the 20-page "A Teacher's Guide to Religion in Public Schools." An AEA spokesman, David Stout, said the goal is to dispel the notion that the Bible and prayer aren't allowed in public schools.

Stout said Wednesday no particular school event led AEA to distribute the booklets. He said AEA was encouraged to do it by the Montgomery-based Redeem the Vote, a national voter-education organization chaired by Montgomery physician Randy Brinson.

Brinson said the booklets give guidance so that "people of faith can talk about their faith without fear of repercussions."

Nice words, but considering the hostility toward religion (other than the religion of Evolution, and apparently Islam) displayed in most public schools, I would have to wonder how effective such a venture is.

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 19, 2005 09:38 AM

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