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September 20, 2005

School principles stubbornly insists on banning Bible

In an apparent effort to waste school funding, Karns Elementary School Principal Cathy Summa (Knox County, Tennessee) refuses to allow students to use recess time to have a Bible study, even going so far as to order them to not bring their Bibles to school.

WorldNetDaily reports...

Yesterday's motion [pdf file] says, "This case is about a 10-year-old child who wishes merely to read his Bible and discuss passages found therein with a friend during recess time at school, and the school officials, who, acting under the authority and weight of the government, refuse to let him."

The lawsuit alleges: "Principal Summa abruptly interrupted certain fourth-grade students while they were in the midst of a Bible discussion during recess, demanded that they stop their activity at once, put their Bibles away and from that point forward, cease from bringing their Bibles to school."

The initial incident happened earlier this year, and in spite of the obvious Constitutional problems with a government school principal banning Bible studies on the playground, the principal as well as the school district seems to want to go ahead and waste the taxpayers money fighting and losing the case. Sadly enough if they lose and have to pay damages it'll be the children of that district who lose. Hopefully by that time the voters will have decided to clean house and removed the school board members who allowed the Principal and superintendent to who are wasting the time and money, to continue in their jobs.

Previous coverage:
•  Government school bans Bibles on the playground
•  Elementary school faces lawsuit for censoring Bible
•  Ten-year-old sues principal for banning Bibles

Posted by Danny Carlton at September 20, 2005 06:20 AM

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