(CHRISTIAN HEADLINES) – A West Virginia School district has agreed to pay $225,000 to end a lawsuit filed by a prominent atheist group over the district's former elective Bible class.
As reported by The Christian Post, Mercer County Schools agreed to a settlement with the Freedom From Religion Foundation in a lawsuit that began in January 2017 when the FFRF sued the school district over its Bible in the Schools program. The Bible in the Schools program was first started at Bluefield High School in 1939 and eventually spread to other schools across the county.
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"We are pleased that this violation involving the illegal proselytizing of youngsters has come to a mutual resolution," said Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-president, according to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. "But it should not take a lawsuit and years of effort to stop blatantly unconstitutional school programs."