Friday, June 4, 2010

Abington School District v. Schempp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Abington School District v. Schempp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Abington Township School District v. Schempp (consolidated with Murray v. Curlett), 374 U.S. 203 (1963),[1] was a United States Supreme Court case argued on February 27–28, 1963 and decided on June 17, 1963. In the case, the Court decided 8–1 in favor of the respondent, Edward Schempp, and declared school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools in the United States to be unconstitutional."

It really bothers me that this happened because of the fact it was not put to the voters to vote on this issue. Nor was there any type of agreement made where the children who WANTED to learn the Bible in school could. Should the Bible have been banned? NO. I wonder how many students who cannot afford to go to private religious schools would love to learn about the Bible in regular schools? Why couldn't they have settled this case where this was an elective course where students who wanted to learn, could and those who don't want to learn shouldn't elect the course?

We are witnessing moral decay in our school systems and in America as a whole. More on this in another post.

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