Well Hallelujah! Schools are finally standing up to the ACLU and exercising their constitutional rights. The ACLU has spent massive amounts of money and invested much of their time trying to censor Christianity. They’ve been largely successful in convincing schools that they can’t even teach American history if the rich history of Christianity and its influence on our founding fathers is mentioned. For the most part, school officials have cowered and given in to the religion police without much of a fight. It’s refreshing to see the censorship and dumbing down of students coming to an end in at least some schools.
Although the ACLU has declared the practice unconstitutional, the Bible is being used as a textbook in classes taught in 300 school districts nationwide, according to a curriculum provider.
About 1,000 high schools in 35 states are using material produced by the North Carolina-based National Council On Bible Curriculum In Public Schools in classes during regular school hours.
The organization says that while the ACLU is “up in arms” about it, there have been no complaints from administrators, teachers, students or parents.
NCBCPS says 93 percent of all the school boards it has approached to implement the curriculum have accepted it.
“This paradigm shift is not only taking place in the Bible Belt but in school districts in Alaska, California, across the board to Pennsylvania and down to Florida,” the organization says.
Elizabeth Ridenour, the NCBCPS’s president, explained to WND that people have been duped into believing that when the Bible was “removed” from public schools in 1963, that meant it couldn’t be used in any form.
But the U.S. Supreme Court consistently has upheld the teaching of the Bible as literature, as long as it is not employed for devotional purposes or indoctrination.
Mike Johnson of the Alliance Defense Fund told WND that, nevertheless, the ACLU is trying to intervene when any district considers the curriculum.
“They routinely will send a letter to the board and try to imply that what [the schools] are considering is unconstitutional,” Johnson said. “Of course, they know that is untrue.” . . . . . . .