After receiving a letter from Americans United in June informing them that a big cross atop their chapel and Bibles inside it violate church-state separation, Eastern Central University (ECU) officials in Ada, Okla., decided to form a committee to review the situation.
A Department of Veterans Affairs employee was escorted away by police after asking whether it’s a violation of separation of church and state to have religious proselytizers handing out Bibles at the federal hospital in Phoenix.
Change can be difficult, but it’s often necessary. Just because you’ve been doing something for a long time doesn’t mean you should keep on doing it – especially if what you are doing isn’t legal.
Public education officials in Buncombe County, N.C., are learning this hard lesson right now. The community is ensnared in a flap over the role of religion in its schools. Officials are crafting new policies, and we hope they do the right thing.