Alabama school district will not have a planned bible class partnership (March 24, 2020)

The Morgan County School District has indicated it is not moving forward with a planned bible class partnership, thanks to FFRF’s intervention.

FFRF was alerted to a potential partnership between Morgan County Schools and Piedmont International University, which would establish a bible class for the district.

FFRF Staff Attorney Ryan Jayne wrote to the district’s attorney, pointing out several constitutional concerns with this pending arrangement. First, Jayne wrote, Piedmont University professors are experts in training Christian ministers, not teaching secular history. Additionally, Piedmont discriminates in its hiring based on religion and is flagrantly anti-LGBTQ. The university’s handbook states that homosexuality is a “sinful perversion” and that “God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.”

FFRF was informed that the district has no plans to move forward with this dual enrollment program.

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