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Written by Don Byrd   
Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the church/state challenge to a program in South Carolina that allows students to receive credit for off-campus religious instruction. AP reports:

The 2007 policy allows students to earn up to two credits for off-campus religious courses offered by private educators.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation and the parents of two Spartanburg High students who did not take the course sued in 2009, arguing the policy endorses religion and entangles church and state.

 The decision leaves an appeals court ruling in place, allowing the program to continue.

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