Interview with Blaine Galliher on Religion in Public Schools

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INTERVIEW: Ala. Rep. Blaine Galliher, Sponsor Of Bill To Allow

“Release Time” Religious Instruction In Public High Schools


The First Amendment says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” But does that mean public schools can give credit for creationism classes? What if they’re off campus and privately funded? A bill in the state Legislature would authorize school boards to set up such “release time” programs. Southern Education Desk reporter Dan Carsen spoke with its sponsor, House Rules Committee Chairman Blaine Galliher: