School apologizes for censoring Bible verse in homework

(Las Vegas Review-Journal) Somerset Academy apologized Friday to a 12-year-old student who had been denied the use of a Bible verse in a school project in February, according to the Liberty Institute, which represents her family.

Sixth-grader Mackenzie Fraiser had originally been told by a teacher at the North Las Vegas public charter school that she couldn’t use the John 3:16 verse in a PowerPoint presentation titled “All About Me,” which had to include an “inspirational saying,” Liberty Institute said.

When Mackenzie’s father, a pastor, found out about the incident in late April, he contacted the school and received a letter from Assistant Principal Jenyan Martinez telling him that when Mackenzie submitted the project, “the matter became one of having a captive audience that would be subject to her religious beliefs.”

Mackenzie on Friday was being allowed to resubmit the project with the verse included, the Liberty Institute said.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/school-apologizes-for-censoring-bible-verse-in-homework/#4zWoRzyTVz7iAcB8.99

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