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Focus (Education/Religion: The Bible in the Classroom) #611903

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 13, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Abernethy) The use of the Bible in the public school classroom despite Supreme Court mandated separation of church and state featured. [Reidsville, North Carolina, teacher Paul GAYNIER, National Education Association Bob CHASE, Baptist Joint Comm. on Public Affairs James DUNN - talk about the teaching of religion.] Controversy on the state level cited: the Mississippi legal case brought by Lisa Herdahl against the Pontotoc school district and the Florida dispute over whether the Bible should used in schools outlined. [People for the American Way Judith SCHAEFFER, Christian Legal Society Steve McFARLAND - offer differing opinions on whether the Pontotoc classes are education or indoctrination.] [Reidsville high school principal Eddy DANIEL - comments.]

Abernethy, Bob;
Williams, Brian

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