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Friday, March 10, 2006

Missouri School Board Candidate Loses Support for Professing Faith

When Colombia Missouri school board candidates were asked about the teaching of evolution, Elton Fay, who supports the teaching evolution as a "theory," commented that "God has been around a lot longer than you and I have been." This caused many to reconsider their support for Fay. Other candidates were not able to respond, but when contacted the next day, professed the "separation of church and state" doctrine of banning any profession of faith in public government settings.

The U.S. Board of Education document, Religion In The Public Schools: A Joint Statement Of Current Law, states: The Constitution permits much private religious activity in and about the public schools. Unfortunately, this aspect of constitutional law is not as well known as it should be. Some say that the Supreme Court has declared the public schools "religion-free zones" or that the law is so murky that school officials cannot know what is legally permissible. The former claim is simply wrong...

Religion enters schools talk ‘Evolution as a fact’ troubles incumbent Fay

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