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Written by Don Byrd   
Friday, 05 March 2010

In a quick about-face, the head of the Dallas Housing Authority has now agreed that worship services for senior citizens may take place in public housing apartment buildings. Earlier, DHA President MaryAnn Russ had claimed otherwise, citing the separation of church and state.

The Oklahoma Senate yesterday passed a bill authorizing an elective class on the Bible in public high schools. Courses would be required to remain neutral on religious matters, but would use the controversial National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools. The measure now goes to the State House.

Recently-fired employees of the Ohio Workers Compensation Council allege widespread religious discrimination and coercion at the state office.

The Texas Freedom Network Insider blog analyzes election results for the Texas Board of Education. Incumbent and former chairman Don McLeroy - a leader in the effort to add religious perspectives to the science and social studies curricula - was very narrowly defeated in a Republican primary.

Louisiana Legislator Pulls State Book Bill
On second thought, Louisiana State Representative Thomas Carmody has decided to end his bid to make the Holy Bible the official state book, just ahead of a scheduled vote of the House yesterday. The Times-Picayune has more: The bill had become a distraction, he said. ... Initially, ...
Details will Determine Propriety of New Public School Bible Curriculum Offering
Hobby Lobby founder Steve Green has already made a name for himself in the world of constitutional law by bringing the contraception coverage lawsuit the U.S. Supreme Court will decide later this year. But if he has his way, he may have an even bigger impact through his public school Bible c...