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West Virginia parent who challenged Bible in the Schools files appeal


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON, W.Va.  – A parent challenging Bible classes in Mercer County has filed an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) announced Tuesday.

The Wisconsin-based group Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Mercer County Board of Education in January 2017 seeking to end the Bible in the Schools program based on the claim it violated the First Amendment.

Months later Mercer County Schools terminated the employment of all Bible in the Schools teachers and the Mercer County Board of Education later voted to suspend the program for at least a year to ensure thorough review and modification to the program.

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