To not allow a “stranger” (non-student, non-parent, non-teacher) onto a campus is one thing. This story is something else.
If the Bible is not open for discussion during recess, then what is?
The story from CitizenLink:
A five-year struggle for one Tennessee student’s religious liberties entered a new legal phase on Tuesday.
In 2005, the then-10-year-old Karns Elementary student and a few classmates read and discussed their Bibles during a recess period. When an unnamed parent complained, the principal ordered the student-led study to be stopped.
The Alliance Defense Fund, representing the minor and his parents, Samuel and Tina Whitson, appealed the case this week after receiving a negative jury verdict and being denied a new trial. The case now goes to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Christian students shouldn’t be prohibited from reading and discussing their Bibles at public schools during non-instructional time,” said ADF Senior Counsel Nate Kellum. “That continues to be our primary concern in this case. The Constitution does not prohibit Bibles during recess; it prohibits the banning of Bibles during recess.”