Georgia Poised to O.K. Bible Study in Public Schools

The Georgia State Senate passed two pieces of legislation that pose a serious threat to the separation of church and state. One would create state-funded Bible classes in Georgia public schools. The second would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed by county governments. 

Both bills are on Governor Sonny Perdue's desk, and he is contemplating whether to sign them. That's why we need you to take action today.

The religious right will stop at nothing to push their theology in the public square or our public schools. And now, they want to use public dollars to do it!

Take action now and demand that Governor Perdue defend the Constitution and Georgia's citizens from these attacks on the doctrine of separation of church and state.

I am deeply troubled by the Georgia legislature's decision to challenge our nation's Constitution and approve two bills that clearly defy the separation of church and state. The bills in question would create Bible study classes in Georgia's public schools and allow county governments to display the Ten Commandments. By singling out the Bible and the Ten Commandments as symbols to be promoted in the public sphere -- one in classrooms and the other in government buildings -- the government of Georgia is showing preferential treatment to a specific religion and violating the rights of its citizens.

I urge you to veto these bills and protect the sanctity of our nation's founding document as well as the freedom of all Georgians.


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