Legislation submitted by a Missouri lawmaker could have a stifling effect on lawsuits claiming a violation of religious liberty.
Last week, the Missouri House passed legislation authorizing the creation of public school courses in the Old and New Testaments, rejecting an amendment to broaden the sacred texts covered.
As the Kansas City Star Editorial Board argues, legislation creating classes about the Bible promote the appearance of religious preference.
Missouri Appeals Court Declines to Inquire into Religious Truthfulness in Ruling for Baptist Convention
An appeals court ruling in Missouri relied on the First Amendment principle that judges may not inquire into areas of religious doctrine or answer essentially religious questions.
Two years away from an election, hosting a guest speaker may not imply endorsement in a way that it will two weeks from the start of voting, when all attention on that individual revolves around their candidacy.