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Lawyers want to dismiss the mother’s lawsuit over Bible classes

PRINCETON, W. Va. Attorneys for a West Virginia public school system is asking a judge to maintain a 75-year-old practice of putting children in the Bible classes.

WVVA-TV (http://bit.ly/2mDA9xU reports lawyers for the Mercer County Board of Education and Mercer County Schools filed a motion with the court this week to dismiss a mother in the lawsuit over the board of directors of the “Bible in the Schools” program.

Supported by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the unknown mother had argued in the January lawsuit that her kindergarten child will be forced either weekly Bible classes in the lower school or be ostracized as one of the few children who do not.

The defendants’ lawyers say that the plaintiff lacks standing to sue because the damages are hypothetical, as the classes don’t begin until the first grade.

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Information: WVVA-TV, http://www.wvva.com

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