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Safety Check: Woman Praying On N.H. School Steps Without Permission Could Have Put Students At Risk

Imagine if a stranger showed up at your son or daughter’s school every day and tried to address the students as they entered the door.

Would you be concerned? Most parents I know definitely would be. That’s why most schools simply don’t allow this sort of thing. If you don’t have legitimate business at the school, you have no right to be there.

Skiing With Jesus?: Federal Judge Says Religious Statue Can Remain On Public Land In Montana

When is a statue of Jesus Christ on publicly owned land an example of non-religious, private speech? When a federal judge says so.

This week, U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen bizarrely said a statue of Jesus that sits atop federal land on Big Mountain in Whitefish, Mont., can remain there because the statue does not necessarily convey religious meaning.   

Commandments Kerfuffle: Brave Oklahoma Student Fights For Equality At Public School

Many people today are content to criticize anonymously, happily hiding behind the veil that the Internet offers. That’s why it’s so remarkable that one Oklahoma  student chose to reveal his identity after complaining about Ten Commandments displays in his public high school.

Every single classroom in the Muldrow, Okla., school district has a Commandments plaque on the wall. That didn’t sit well with Gage Pulliam, so he decided to do something about it.

Michigan City Wins Legal Fight Over Nativity Display

The City of Warren, Mich., has won the right to exclude an anti-religion sign from a holiday display in the center of town.

In February, a federal appeals court said city officials did not violate the Constitution when they allowed a display of reindeer, snowmen and a Nativity scene on public property, while refusing to include a sign bearing an anti-religious message.

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s ‘Bible Man’: Alabama School Board Makes Super-Bad Decision

“Bible Man” isn’t a super hero, but it seems he has the power to control the minds of the Jackson County (Ala.) School Board.

Bible Man, also known as Horace Turner, Jr., leads monthly assemblies in public schools in which he tells biblical stories to elementary children. The original Bible Man, Horace Turner Sr., started this program at least 35 years ago.

Advice To Giles County: Thou Shalt Not Gamble With Scarce Public School Funds

Across the country, cash-strapped public schools are scrambling to keep it together. In many districts, teacher salaries are stagnant, and class sizes are growing.

This would not seem to be a good time for any public school to risk losing scarce funds by going on a Ten Commandments crusade.

Yet that’s exactly what’s going on in Giles County, Va. The school board there voted 3-2 earlier this week to bring a display of the Commandments and nine other “historic documents” to the district’s schools.

Commandments Clash: Va. County Has One Last Chance To Avoid A Lawsuit – And Should Take It

Public education officials in Giles County, Va., can’t say they weren’t warned.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) wrote to school officials recently telling them to remove Ten Commandments displays from the schools. The officials were also advised by their own attorney to take down the religious posters.

At first, they did. But when members of the community complained, the school board voted to put the Ten Commandments back into the schools.