Protecting religious freedom in school
Aug 3, 2012The Liberty Institute has announced the upcoming launch of a project aimed at protecting the rights of 50 million students in America this coming school year.
The advocacy organization is preparing to launch "The Angela Project" this month. Institute attorney Erin Leu describes how they will equip parents and students with important information regarding religious rights at public schools.
"We're letting students know that they are absolutely free to pray during non-instructional time, that if the school allows them to bring reading materials from home, that they can bring their Bibles or other religious material, that they are free to form religious clubs," she explains.
Erin Leu (Liberty Institute)Leu says the effort came about last year after a federal judge threatened Angela Hildenbrand, valedictorian at her Texas high school, with jail time if she mentioned God during her graduation speech.
"She stood up for her constitutional rights, and we successfully got that order dissolved," the attorney reports. "She was able to pray during her graduation speech ... so we are naming this project after Angela to encourage students to stand up for their rights the way that Angela did."
Original Article: OneNewsNow
Written By: Bob Kellogg