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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Religion is Part of Mustang Oklahoma Academic Curriculum

In December of 2004, the Mustang Oklahoma Public School system created an uprour in the community when Superintendent Karl Springer banned a nativity scene, assuming it to be a violation of the "separation of church and state." Since then, the school system has installed a Religious Liberty policy to address the mishandling of religion in the school system.

Dave Bryan, pastor of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church and one of the co-chairs of this policy, read a portion of the document - “Public schools may neither instill nor inhibit religion. They must be places where religion and religious conviction are treated with fairness and respect. Mustang Public Schools uphold the First Amendment by protecting the religious liberty rights of students of all faiths or no faith.“The proper role of religion in the public school curriculum is academic and not devotional."

Okla. school system adopts religious liberty protection policy

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