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Archive for the ‘Church and schools’ Category.

 

Muslim and Christian Parents are Working Together

Muslim and Christian parents filed suit against their kids' school for not allowing them to opt out of lessons on gender and sexuality.

June 1st, 2023

Christians and Muslims have not exactly seen eye-to-eye over the years. After all, there was that whole business about the Crusades. More recently, tensions have been stirred up by conflicts in the Middle East, terrorist attacks, and so on. But it is important to note that there are certain things that Muslims and Christians agree on, and Read More


Student Suspended for Quoting the Bible

A student at a public community college in New Jersey was recently suspended after quoting the Bible, and now he has filed a lawsuit.

May 26th, 2023

The assumption is that when you send your child to school, they will be free to speak their mind. Schools – and especially colleges – are supposed to be places where new ideas can flow freely. These are places where intellectuals debate interesting ideas and challenge each other’s philosophies. As long as a student’s speech Read More


Maine’s Taxpayer Funding Lawsuit Explained

In Maine, a new lawsuit has been filed against the state for limiting religious exemptions for schools that receive taxpayer funding.

May 3rd, 2023

Many parents choose to send their children to religious schools for obvious reasons. During the early years of our life, we spend more of our waking hours at school than at any other place – especially if we stay after class to engage in extra-curricular activities like sports or clubs. The truth is that many Read More


Is the “Lemon Test” for Religious Law still Relevant after Kennedy v. Bremerton School District?

The Lemon Test had traditionally been used to determine the constitutionality of religious law, but this test was overruled last year.

April 21st, 2023

The First Amendment is clear when it comes to religion, and there are two provisions that cover the intersection between religion and free speech. The first is the Free Exercise Clause, and the second is the Establishment Clause. But while the wording is clear, the decision of whether to apply these provisions to any given situation is Read More


What is Title IX? Is it Putting Religious Schools in Peril?

Title IX is in the news after LGBTQ students failed to convince a judge that the law protects them from discrimination at religious colleges.

January 20th, 2023

The history of education and religion in the United States are heavily intertwined, and religious schools have always fought for the ability to teach their own religious doctrines free from governmental interference, including most recently, the role of Title IX. The first schools in the nation were Christian, and they were established by groups such Read More


Louisiana School Officials Overlook Concerns about Religious Field Trip

Thousands of public school students in Baton Rouge, LA were taken on a religious field trip that may have violated multiple federal laws.

December 6th, 2022

School workers are overlooking arguments raised by students who participated in a “Day of Hope” religious field trip. The students and their parents are arguing that the event was more a religious activity than either a career or a college event, which is how the event was billed. According to the school employees, the “Day Read More


Supreme Court Decides Maine Must Fund Religious Instruction

Muslim and Christian parents filed suit against their kids' school for not allowing them to opt out of lessons on gender and sexuality.

October 28th, 2022

This past June, the U.S. Supreme Court further eroded the separation between church and state by ruling that the state of Maine must fund private religious instruction if it also funds private secular instruction. In the case of Carson v. Makin, all six conservatives on the Supreme Court decided denying public funds to private religious Read More


Investigation Considers Whether Vermont School Discriminated Against LGBTQ+ Students

A Christian adoption agency in New York won a lawsuit against the state over its refusal to serve same-sex and unmarried couples.

October 13th, 2022

Vermont’s Department for Children and Families began investigating a Christian school in Bennington last year over potential discrimination against LGBTQ+ students. After a former Vermont state secretary of education tweeted a screenshot of a page from a handbook published by the school which labeled homosexuality as “sinful and offensive to God,” the state began its investigation. The Read More


Supreme Court to Reconsider Issue of School Prayer

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a Florida town of a lower court's ruling allowing a lawsuit to move forward over a prayer vigil.

June 10th, 2022

After Joe Kennedy was offered a job as a high school football coach in Washington state, he started praying after games. Kennedy was curious whether God agreed with his career change and accepted the position that would impact his faith. Kennedy claims that he left this prayer with confidence that God wanted him to coach Read More


Hilliard School in Ohio Considers Off-Site Religious Programming for Students

LifeWise Academy requested that Hilliard City Schools in Ohio let students choose to receive religious programming at off-site locations.

May 27th, 2022

The Bible education facility, LifeWise Academy, recently requested that Hilliard City Schools adopt a measure that lets students choose off-site facilities to receive religious programming. Some of the school board’s members do not condone the change. The district lacks a policy, even though the school board can implement one. Other nearby school districts including Upper Read More