Religion: The Bible in School

Religion, according to old (84) Atheist William McCarthy, is a racket. When McCarthy, angel and sparkplug of a group called United Secularists of America, learned that his own state of New Jersey had a law on the books requiring public schools to read pupils five verses of the Old Testament each day, he whistled up his secularist cohorts to the attack. A suit against the state was duly filed by Mrs. Anna Klein, as mother of a student, and Donald Doremus, as a taxpayer, on the ground that the law was unconstitutional (TIME, Nov. 28).

Last week, in an opinion written by...

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