Families accuse Tenn. county’s schools of promoting Christianity


Well, first of all, we’re talking about Tennessee here. This is the state where the John Scopes trial took place. John Scopes was a biology teacher in a public school accused of violating the state’s Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach evolution. Imagine that, a law against the teaching of evolution.

With the backwardness of many of the people of this state, and naturally that of their elected officials, what can one expect from even the public schools in terms of how these fundamentalist Christians will push their agenda. Fundamentalist Christianity; a faith of ignorance and fanaticism for the brain-dead among us. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Three Sumner County families are accusing the local public schools of illegally promoting Christianity through Bible giveaways and prayers since at least 2006.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, on behalf of the families, has sent a complaint about the activities to the Sumner County Board of Education. The complaint requests the board stop the religious activities, but it is not a lawsuit.

One of the allegations outlined in the complaint is that members of a Bible study club at Madison Creek Elementary were permitted to “pray over the loudspeaker for all school children to hear” on a daily basis. Principal Robin Hood denied the allegations, saying the school observes a moment of silence but does not broadcast prayers.

The complaint also alleges students at Indian Lake Elementary were instructed to line up outside their classrooms and pick up a Bible from a table, if they wanted one.

At T.W. Hunter Middle School, the complaint claims a local Baptist church threw a party for Hunter students in which they were taken on county school buses to the church for a day of movies, treats and games. Those who did not wish to attend remained at the school, where they were given additional work.

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