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Abington School District v. Schempp

Reading The Bible In Public School

Even though the Supreme Court has struck down state-sponsored Bible readings and clubs in public schools, these rulings have not ended the debate as to whether or not the Bible has a place in public schools. At issue is whether the Bible should be used as a history textbook in schools. Opponents say that while the Bible may be an historical document, it is not an accurate portrayal of history. They argue that to use the Bible as a textbook gives a religious view of history and thus an infringement of First Amendment religious liberties.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1963 to 1972Abington School District v. Schempp - Significance, Court Articulates A Test For Establishment Clause Questions, Reading The Bible In Public School