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Paying the Price for Defending Religious Freedom in South Carolina

Paying the Price for Defending Religious Freedom in South Carolina

By Heather L. Weaver, ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at 2:21pm
"What's the harm?" That is the question we are often asked when the ACLU steps in to stop public school officials from including official prayer in school events and proselytizing students. It was a question posed by many community members in the Chesterfield County School District when we filed a lawsuit on behalf of middle school student Jordan Anderson after the district invited Christian rapper B-SHOC and a youth minister to evangelize students during a school-day assembly and continued to subject to students to a variety of other religious practices.
The New York Times Highlights ACLU's Religious Freedom Work in Public Schools

The New York Times Highlights ACLU's Religious Freedom Work in Public Schools

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 12:29pm

Contrary to what you might see elsewhere on the Internet, the ACLU is not trying to eliminate religion from public schools.

Second-Class Citizens in the Classroom: Promoting Religion in Public Schools Is Hurting Our Family

Second-Class Citizens in the Classroom: Promoting Religion in Public Schools Is Hurting Our Family

By J.A. & Jonathan Anderson & J.A. at 2:09pm

An ACLU lawsuit filed today challenges a pervasive practice of school-sponsored prayer, preaching and religious activities in a South Carolina school district.

Don't B-SHOCked: Settlement Shows Public Schools Can't Proselytize

Don't B-SHOCked: Settlement Shows Public Schools Can't Proselytize

By Heather L. Weaver, ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at 4:25pm

A federal judge signed and entered a consent decree and order today in the ACLU’s case challenging widespread and pervasive religious practices in South Carolina’s Chesterfield County School District. The ACLU brought the lawsuit on…

A SHOC-king Disregard for the Constitution

A SHOC-king Disregard for the Constitution

By Daniel Bullard-Bates, ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at 10:27am

A public school in South Carolina flagrantly violated the Constitution recently by holding a Christian rap concert for students on school property during school hours. While most people would go to great lengths to avoid being caught breaking the law,…

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