Christian Chronicle

Religious freedom in public schools

Yes, it’s constitutional to teach the Bible during the school day.

First Place, Education Reporting, Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists

By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — Eight middle school students gather around a classroom table at the Holland Park Church of Christ.

Teacher Becky Mays asks if anyone has a prayer request.

“My grandma,” one student says.

“My uncle,” another says. “He might be paralyzed.”

“My dad because he lost his job a while back,” a third student adds. “He’s still going through a hard time.”

This is no extraordinary scene, except that these are not Sunday school pupils.
Instead, they are students from the public school across the street, studying the Bible during the regular school day on a Friday — and it’s totally constitutional.

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