Today is national “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” a day when kids are being encouraged to take their Bible to school and talk about it during non-instructional time.
Focus on the Family, a leading organization behind the effort, has set up a website specifically devoted to this day. The website reads:
“Did you know that students have recently been ordered to stop reading their Bibles during free time at school? Here at Focus on the Family, we believe the Bible is a powerful message of hope and love for humanity—something to be celebrated, not banned. We also believe in the cherished religious freedoms our Founding Fathers fought to protect.”
The Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal firm, published a statement Wednesday in support of the day.
Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom, said:
“Christian students don’t abandon their constitutionally protected freedoms at the schoolhouse gate. Their freedom to express their beliefs includes the right to bring their Bible to school, to read it during their free time, and to engage in other activities as part of ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day.”
The Alliance Defending Freedom released a memo intended to clear up confusion related to students bringing the Bible into the classroom. It deals point by point with First Amendment issues related to the day.
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What do you think? Do you think having a “Bring Your Bible to School Day” is a good idea or not?
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