Ruling Allows 'God' In Schools
A friend and supporter of the National Network of Youth Ministries, high school teacher Brad Johnson has won his court case regarding Christian heritage and patriotic banners in his classroom.
In his federal court ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez offered,
"May a school district censor a high school teacher's expression because it refers to Judeo-Christian views, while allowing other teachers to express views on a number of controversial subjects, including religion and anti-religion? On undisputed evidence, this court holds that it may not."
"That God places prominently in our nation's history does not create an Establishment Clause violation requiring curettage and disinfectant for Johnson's public high school classroom walls. It is a matter of historical fact that our institutions and government actors have in past and present times given place to a supreme God."
The judge further reprimanded the school, stating that while teachers at the district "encourage students to celebrate diversity and value thinking for one's self, [they] apparently fear their students are incapable of dealing with diverse viewpoints that include God's place in American history and culture."
For more on this story, go to http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=126621. I have a PDF copy of the full judgment. If anyone would like a copy, please let me know.