School Sued Over Religion Class

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"The parent of a Huntington elementary school student sued the school district in federal court because of a religious education program the parent wants shut down.
Filed Wednesday by attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union in Indiana on behalf of an unnamed parent and her child, the lawsuit accuses the Huntington County Community School Corp. of violating their constitutional rights.
The woman, identified only as “H.S.,” is the mother of an 8-year-old, identified as “J.S.,” a student at Horace Mann Elementary School in Huntington. The elementary school offers third- and fourth-grade students a “release time” program for “By the Book Weekday Religious Instruction” through the Associated Churches of Huntington, according to court documents.
H.S. is asking a U.S. District Court judge in Fort Wayne to prohibit the Huntington schools from allowing the program to continue on school grounds during school hours and from providing the program with any assistance, such as the use of school utilities."
If this was an after-school program, independent of the school district itself, I would not object. It wouldn't be really any different from lunchtime student-run Bible studies in empty classrooms.