Heather L. Weaver is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief.
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Monday, March 14, 2016
Ida-NO: Gem State Lawmakers Consider Bill to Allow Bible in Science Classes
Idaho’s public school students may soon have an additional reference text in science class — the Bible. Senate Bill 1342 , which will be heard this week by the House Education Committee, would authorize the use of the Bible “for reference purposes” in any class where “an understanding of the Bible...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Supreme Court Turns Blind Eye to Exclusionary Prayers at Government Meetings
This morning, the Supreme Court issued a disappointing and troubling decision upholding a town board's practice of opening its meetings with Christian prayers. For more than a decade , the town board of Greece , New York, has started meetings with prayers delivered by local clergy, all of whom,...