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‘The Bible Is the Foundation’: OK Lawmakers Urged to Pass Off-Site Bible Program for Public Schools

‘The Bible Is the Foundation’: OK Lawmakers Urged to Pass Off-Site Bible Program for Public Schools

Education, International
A group of national faith leaders is urging the Oklahoma State Legislature to pass a bill that would empower parents in the state with the choice to enroll their children in a Bible education program during public school hours. Troy Miller, President and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters (NRB); Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council; Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, President of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; and a host of other Christian leaders are advocating for the Oklahoma State Legislature to pass House Bill 1425 which would create clear guidelines for religious release time programs for public school students.  In 1952, the Supreme Court ruled that public school students could be released from school during school hours, to receive religi...

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