Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:50 AM
cbayer (146,218 posts)
Justices deny appeal over SC religious classes
Updated 9:55 a.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal over a South Carolina program that allows high school students to earn elective credit toward graduation through off-campus religious courses.
The high court on Tuesday denied the appeal from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
In July, a federal appeals court upheld a lower court decision in favor of the program, saying Spartanburg District 7 properly accommodated religion without establishing it and acted within the First Amendment.
The 2007 policy allows students to earn up to two credits for off-campus religious courses offered by private educators.
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Response to cbayer (Original post)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:03 AM
appleannie1 (3,564 posts)
1. As long as it is elective, not in school, and no one is forced to study just one certain religion
I can't see the problem with it. If you don't want to study any religion, no one is forcing you.
Response to appleannie1 (Reply #1)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:40 PM
edhopper (16,078 posts)
2. I would only add
that what is being taught needs to be approved.
A student should not get credit for studying Creationism for example.