Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Indiana bill would attempt to prevent schools from sponsoring a certain religion or religious group

By Matt McKinney
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INDIANA---In an effort to keep schools from (accidentally or not) sponsoring certain religions, the school corporations would have to make disclaimers at graduation ceremonies, if a new Indiana bill becomes law. The bill, authored by Rep. John Bartlett (D-Indianapolis), would attempt to ensure schools don't sponsor a certain religion or religious activity in general. One requirement would have schools adopt a policy on student speakers at school events. A disclaimer would have to be read or available in print at graduation ceremonies, saying that the speaker's words are not an "endorsement, sponsorship, position, or expression of the public school." [link]