1981 September 8

Iowa School District Voters Reject Bible as Textbook


Voters in the Clear Creek, Iowa, school district voted overwhelmingly on this day to reject a proposal to make the Bible a textbook in the district’s schools. The vote was 689 to 90. The Iowa Civil Liberties Union hailed the vote as a victory over “religious zealots.”

Learn more about religion in public schools: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/category/religion

Learn more about the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment: T. Jeremy Gunn and John Witte, No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty (2012)

Learn more at First Amendment Schools: http://www.firstamendmentschools.org/about/aboutindex.aspx

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