The Bible in Texas Schools? Why Not?

Americans United for Separation of Church and State,

Houston Chapter

 

Is Proud to Present

 

The Bible in Texas Schools?

Why Not?

auhFlyer01071550 years ago, 16-year-old high school student Ellery Schempp sued his school over being forced to read the Bible in study hall – and won his case (Abington v. Schempp) in the Supreme Court’s landmark First Amendment ruling that state-mandated Bible reading in public schools is unconstitutional.

 

50 years later, Texas students could be forced to read the Bible in history class – as literal history! Most Texas Bible courses cross the constitutional line by promoting certain religious perspectives over others and religion over non-religion.

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Back to the Future???

Join the Houston Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State in celebrating its 20th anniversary at a stimulating forum on present-day threats to our First Amendment guarantees. Our featured speakers are Dr. Ellery Schempp, physicist, adventurer and lifelong defender of constitutional separation of church and state, and Southern Methodist University Professor of Religious Studies Mark A. Chancey, author and leading expert on legislative efforts to promote Bible courses in public schools. First Amendment scholar and attorney David Furlow will moderate this important discussion and comment on developments in Texas and AU’s vital role in safeguarding Americans’ First Amendment freedoms–today and into the future.

 

The Bible in Texas Schools?

Why Not?

Monday, February 9, 2015

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Auditorium

Houston Community College – Southwest

5601 West Loop South

Free Parking

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Accreditation for 1.0 hour of MCLE has been approved by the State Bar of Texas

 

For more information, go to http://auhouston.org/educational-events/