The West Virginia Senate is considering a bill that would allow public schools to offer classes that teach about the Bible. Often, these Bible classes resemble Sunday school lessons, rather than public school courses.
Advancing the misguided top priority set forth by President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the proposed federal budget would divert a billion dollars in desperately needed public funds to private, mostly religious schools.
It’s obvious that Rep. Steve Scalise is no fan of separation of church and state. He has the right to hold that view – but he has no right to draft Thomas Jefferson as an ally in his ill-considered crusade.
Among the most important current civil rights figures is the Rev. William Barber II, a civil rights activist, author and member of the NAACP who built on the momentum of social justice work in North Carolina to expand his grass-roots activism nationwide.
Americans United filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Supreme Court of Kentucky telling the court that businesses like Hands On Originals print shop cannot discriminate against customers using the guise of religious freedom.