Steven Williams Case - more factual information
sjamar at law.howard.edu
Fri Dec 10 10:24:18 PST 2004
It is not an easy line to draw, but schools can teach about religion,
about religious beliefs, about the roles of religion in history, and so
on. But schools cannot teach the religion as truth. The school can
teach that Muslims belief there is but one god and Mohammed is his
prophet, but cannot teach that there is only one god and Mohammed is
his prophet. Schools can teach that most Christians believe in
three-gods-in-one or one-god-in-three and that they believe that Jesus
is the savior, but cannot teach that Jesus is the savior.
And it matters a lot whether it is a science class or a world
On Friday, December 10, 2004, at 12:32 PM, JMHACLJ at aol.com wrote:
> I will ask those who care to respond to it this question:
> Is there any circumstance in the American public schooling context in
> which any of these assignments may properly be given to students? If
> there are, what are they? If there are not, why not?
> Jim Henderson
> Senior Counsel
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"Love the pitcher less and the water more."
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