Video: Christian Messages Censored in California

August 9, 2018 | Posted in Religious Freedom, Video | By

A billboard company has censored a series of advertisements ahead of an upcoming evangelism crusade. Watch the video below to learn more.

Schools Cannot Prevent Student Prayer: State Commissioner of Education’s Memo

August 8, 2018 | Posted in Religious Freedom | By

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key’s yearly memo reminds schools that they cannot stop students from praying.

This week Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key issued an annual memo to public school superintendents statewide reminding them that schools that receive federal funds cannot¬†stop students from engaging in “constitutionally protected prayer in public schools.”

Public schools must file paperwork verifying that the school has no policy in place that would prevent students from praying at school.

While courts have ruled that teachers cannot lead students in prayer in the classroom, the Constitution and federal law generally protect students’ rights to pray, read scripture, and form religious groups or clubs on campus, provided that they do not disrupt school activities. Students also¬†are free to talk about religion or their religious beliefs as part of a relevant class assignment or with their friends during lunch or other free times at school.

That is why Family Council supports activities like Bring Your Bible to School Day, and it’s why we have said students are free to talk about Jesus or their church if a teacher asks them to write a paper about what’s important to them.

Commissioner Key’s memo is a good reminder that students do not check their religious liberties at the door when they walk into a schoolhouse.

Read Commissioner Key’s Memo Here.

Bring Your Bible to School On October 4, 2018

July 18, 2018 | Posted in Religious Freedom | By

Bring Your Bible to School Day is coming up on October 4, 2018.

Last year nearly half a million students participated in Bring Your Bible to School Day nationwide. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate religious freedom and the value of God’s Word.

To learn more about how you and your family can participate in Bring Your Bible To School Day, watch the video below or go to BringYourBible.org.