Texas School District Defends Elective Bible Class

When they offer a class at a school as an elective, there shouldn’t be any beef about it. – Parent 

By DOUG HUNTINTON
Christian Post

July 5, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post

Attorneys on behalf of a Texas school district filed a motion Monday to the federal court supporting a Bible class that officials say has been taught appropriately.

The motion is in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and People for the American Way Foundation against the Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) in Odessa on May 16 in which the two groups asked school officials to stop offering the class.

The school board members feel the lawsuit is unnecessary, however, since the class is in no way violating individual’s religious rights.

“Their claims are wrong,” explained Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel for the Christian legal group Liberty Legal Institute, according to the Associated Press. “The allegations are invalid.”

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