Bible Reading in Public Schools is Sustained by Minnesota Supreme Court

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Reading of the Bible in the schoolroom without comment and without compulsory attendance is lawful, according to a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Minnesota, the Bureau of Education has announced.

That it is lawful and no constitutional provision is infringed by the reading of the Bible in the schoolroom, without note or comment, permitting pupils to retire who do not care to listen to the reading, is the substance of a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Minnesota, the Bureau of Education announcement reads.

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled:

“The purpose of the defendant school board in having the Bible read in the public schools was to implant in the mind of the pupil higher moral and ethical standards and a knowledge of the Bible and was not for the purpose of teaching the doctrines of any religious sect.”

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