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Missouri law protects public schools to use religious books


Public schools in Missouri are now protected under law to use religious books as teaching methods in elective courses.

State Representative Lindell Shumake of Hannibal sponsored the bill that became law.  Shumake said it was never illegal for public schools to use religious books to teach literature or history, but he wanted Missouri schools to use these methods without fear of doing it.

"Because of challenges, people are afraid to use religious books and themes and so forth in schools and basically it mirrors what is true on the federal level," Shumake said.  

Shumake said this law protects any form of religion being taught in elective courses.

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