Mother sues to stop Bible classes in West Virginia schools

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Source: Associated Press

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A kindergartner’s mother sued her public school system in West Virginia, saying a 75-year practice of putting kids in Bible classes violates the U.S. and state constitutions.

The woman, identified as “Jane Doe” in the federal lawsuit backed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, said her child will be forced either to take these weekly classes at her Mercer County elementary school or face ostracism as one of the few children who don’t.

“This program advances and endorses one religion, improperly entangles public schools in religious affairs, and violates the personal consciences of nonreligious and non-Christian parents and students,” the suit said.

The school district said the courses are voluntary electives.

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