A Pennsylvania statute requiring the daily reading of the Bible in the public schools has been challenged in Federal Court here in a test which may end up before the United States Supreme Court.
Suit was brought by Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Schempp of Roslyn, Pa., who charged that the Pennsylvania law–part of the state school code–was unconstitutional. Their son Ellery, in what he termed a test of religious freedom, attempted to read the Koran but was told he had to listen to the Bible recitations.
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