On October 15th the Orange County chapter will be presenting the film "The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today" which has won two Emmy Awards. This is the story of how the separation of church and state in public schools began in America, with the landmark First Amendment case 'McCollum vs. Board of Education.'
In McCollum, the high court voted 8-1 to strike down allegedly voluntary religious instruction on-site in the Champaign, Ill., public schools. The case against the "released time" program was brought by Vashti McCollum on behalf of her son, Jim. The family endured much harassment but stayed true to the cause of church-state separation.
Jim McCollum has been active in Americans United for many years and has served on AU's National Advisory Council.
Following the screening, AU Board Members will facilitate a discussion.
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