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FOUNDATION FOR MORAL LAW SUPPORTS BIBLE COURSE
MONTGOMERY: The Foundation for Moral Law, an Alabama-based legal organization dedicated to religious liberty and the strict interpretation of the Constitution as intended by its Framers, encouraged the Morgan County Schools to
go forward with their plans for an elective Bible course and offered the Foundation’s support if the course is challenged in court.
In spring 2019 the Alabama Legislature passed SB14 which allows elective courses on the study of the Bible, and the Morgan County Schools plan to implement a Bible course in partnership with Piedmont International University. But the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has protested the course, saying it violates the First Amendment and infringes upon the rights of non-Christian students.
Foundation for Moral Law President Kayla Moore disagreed with the FFRF. “This course doesn’t violate anyone’s rights,” she said. “It’s an elective. Anyone who is offended by the Bible doesn’t have to take the course.”
Foundation Senior Counsel John Eidsmoe added, “In 1963 the Supreme Court recognized in Abington Township v. Schempp that religion has been closely identified with our history and government and that without a knowledge of the Bible, one’s education would be incomplete. We applaud Morgan County’s determination to give their students a complete education and trust they will not cave in to the FFRF’s demands for censorship.”