FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2014 (Chicago)
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Mass Meeting to have the Bible Taught in Chicago Public Schools
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1PM
Captain’s Hard Time Restaurant 436 East 79th St.
Dr. Spencer Leak, Owner of A.R. Leak and Sons Funeral Home, will host an Informational Meeting to discuss the effort to have the Bible taught in CPS Classrooms. Mayoral Candidate William Dock Walls, will participate. Walls believes course study of the bible should be offered throughout CPS, as an elective class.
A huge number of Religious and Community Leaders from across the city will be be present, to represent the interests of tens of thousands of constituents. The public is invited to attend.
Dock Walls said, “Many people mistakenly believe it is unconstitutional to teach the bible in public schools. In fact, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that teaching about religion and using the Bible in the classroom may both exist in any curriculum if they are not a part of religious worship, but are integrated as a part of the offerings within a secular program.”
The Supreme Court in Stone vs. Graham, 449 U.S. 39 (1980). stated that “the Bible may constitutionally be used in an appropriate study of history, civilization, ethics, comparative religion, or the like.”
Engle v. Vitale (1962) and Abington v. Schemp (1963), The Supreme Court noted that the Bible could be taught as a text but not read for religious purposes.
Spencer Leak who advocated for the bible in schools at the last meeting of the Chicago Board of Education, stated, “I will continue to pressure CPS to teach the bible in our classrooms.”