BIBLE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: ARGUMENTS IN THE CASE OF JOHN D. MINOR ET AL. VERSUS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF CINCINNATI ET AL.
Item #: 1217
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.
Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, RELIGION/THEOLOGY & THE LAW
In 1868 the school board of the City of Cincinnati ended thepractice of reading passages of the King James Bible inclassrooms. Immediately challenged in the Superior Court,the school board's decision was revoked, in part, on thegrounds that the readings were non-sectarian. In a ringingdissent, Justice Alphonso Taft, the father of William HowardTaft, declared: "This great principle of equality in theenjoyment of religious liberty, and the faithful preserva-tion of the rights of each individual conscience isimportant in itself, and is essential to religious peace andtemporal prosperity, in any country, under a free govern-ment. But in a city and State whose people have been drawnfrom the four quarters of the world, with a great diversityof inherited religious opinions... Reprinted by The LawbookExchange, Ltd. Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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