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Monday, October 11, 2004

ScrappleFace: Court Upholds Teaching Bible as Fiction in Schools

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld a lower court's ban on a weekly Bible class which has been taught in public schools for the past 51 years in Rhea County, TN, because the morality lessons treated the Bible as "religious truth."

However, the court ruled that public schools may "teach moral lessons from the Bible as fiction."

According to the ruling, "As long as the students understand that the Bible is not true, then its moral lessons--honesty, integrity, etc.--are constitutional." Read more


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