The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Only after school

Bibles can no longer be distributed in classrooms, ruled a federal appeals court. It upheld the decision of a lower court in a suit brought by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State against a Missouri school district that had given out Bibles to fifth-graders for 30 years. The ruling also allowed that the school district could enact a policy permitting “any printed material” approved by the superintendent to be offered to students outside classroom time.


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