Last Thursday was Bring Your Bible To School Day, a relatively new “holiday” foisted upon us by the Religious Right organizations Focus on the Family and Alliance Defending Freedom. An annual event that began in 2014, Bring Your Bible to School Day encourages students to “share God’s love with their friends” – in other words, it’s the organizations’ attempt to turn schoolchildren into conservative Christian missionaries.
“Col. Huser did the right thing. Our military is diverse, and Col. Huser’s decision to replace the Bible with a book that respects all faiths and the nonreligious was an elegant solution. She deserves to be applauded, not assailed," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser.
So-called “Bible literacy” classes that are being taught in some Kentucky public schools violate church-state separation by promoting Christianity, asserts the state branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).