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Two Friends with a Tablet

"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray,

seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear

from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land."

                                                             2 Chronicles 7:14

The U.S Supreme Court Ruled...

Yes, It Is Legal!

Not only that, the State of Tennessee passed a law that gives parents the right to have their child released from school to attend religious moral instruction.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision

"Under § 3210 of the New York Education Law and the regulations thereunder, New York City permits its public schools to release students during school hours, on written requests of their parents, so that they may leave the school buildings and grounds and go to religious centers for religious instruction or devotional exercises. The same section makes school attendance compulsory; students not released stay in the classrooms; and the churches report to the schools the names of children released from public schools who fail to report for religious instruction. The program involves neither religious instruction in public schools nor the expenditure of public funds. Held: This program does not violate the First Amendment, made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment."

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision


TN Code § 49-2-130

"(h) A public school shall, upon the request of a student's parent or legal guardian, excuse a student from school to attend a released time course in religious moral instruction for one (1) hour per school day, regardless of whether the local board of education has adopted a policy"

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TN Code § 49-2-130

Separation of Church and State

Thomas Jefferson believed that God, not government, was the Author and Source of our rights and that the government, therefore, was to be prevented from interference with those rights. Very simply, the “fence” of the Webster letter and the “wall” of the Danbury letter were not to limit religious activities in public; rather they were to limit the power of the government to prohibit or interfere with those expressions.

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Separation of Church and State

View the news reporting of Governor Lee signing the Released Time Bill 49-2-130 into law.

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