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KENTUCKY PASSES LAW TO PROTECT STUDENTS’ RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
March 22, 2017
Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky signed into law on Monday, March 20, a bill protecting students’ religious freedom against attempts to quash and forbid religion, and especially Christianity, in schools. The new law grants students the freedom to express religious and political viewpoints, hand out religious and political literature, wear clothing with religious messages, and announce religious meetings over school media, reports Church Militant.
The inspiration for the bill came after one Kentucky elementary decided to put on a production of the Christian play A Charlie Brown Christmas, but to remove the monologue in which Linus recites Holy Scripture to explain the true meaning of Christmas, citing freedom from religion as their motivation. The morning of the school production, Glenn Beck suggested on his radio program that parents stand up in the audience and recite the text of Linus’ monologue, quoting Luke 2:8-14, at the appropriate point, and parents did just that.
“The parents in the bleachers basically quoted the verse from the book of Luke, and it was just an amazing moment—it really was,” Joey Collins, parent of one Kentucky student, said. “Everybody was pretty much in tears and clapping. It was just a great time.”