A warning from the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina is a scare tactic and school districts should investigate claims, for example, that “Teachers may not cite the Bible or other sacred texts as authority,” according to a new letter being sent by a team of legal experts on religious freedom.
“While a teacher may not use the classroom to indoctrinate students, a teacher may disseminate information about religion in an objective manner so long as the information is reasonably related to the curriculum,” states a letter from the Alliance Defending Freedom.
The organization, which specializes in fighting battles over religious rights and responsibilities, sent the recent letter to schools in the state to follow an ACLU demand to the schools for information. The demand was accompanied by the advice that schools would do well to follow the ACLU instructions.
The ADF called the ACLU letter a “new public school intimidation campaign.”