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AL: 'faith in schools' effort backed by teacher's union

This is twisted. Here’s another effort, this time in Tuscaloosa, to bring religion into the public schoolhouse. Notice that the groups that call for prayer in public schools only mean evangelical Christianity. Do you think they are fighting for followers of Scientology or Jehovah’s Witnesses? I think not. What a slippery slope this is.

The Christian band Casting Crowns is to perform tonight at a rally to promote acceptable religious expression in public schools. [WTF does that mean?]

The concert at Troy University in Montgomery is sponsored by Randy Brinson. Last year, Brinson, a Montgomery physician, organized Redeem the Vote, which registered 78,000 evangelical Christian voters.

The new effort is backed by a teacher’s union. The Alabama Education Association has produced brochures to be distributed to 50,000 school teachers outlining how to handle issues of faith in schools, such as the legalities of prayer groups and other rights for students and teachers.

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