4:00 - Christian Teacher Sues NY Public School District for Restricting Her Religious Speech
On June 22, 2012, Silver, a devout Christian who has taught in the School District for seven years, received a “counseling letter” signed by the superintendent. In the letter, the School District ordered Silver to remove all religious items from her classroom, including, among other things, a poster with an inspirational Bible verse superimposed over an American flag and school books. The School District ordered Silver to remove small, personal sticky notes that contained inspirational Bible quotes and religious messages that she kept discreetly on her desk. To add further insult, the School District informed Silver that if she needs “to occasionally glance at inspirational Bible verses between classes during the course of the day” she should “keep such material in a discreet folder that only [she] will have access to” and only “so long as [she took] precautions not to share it or disclose its content to [her] students or their parents or guardians.” Her attorney, Rob Muise, is with us.
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5:00 - The Immigration Debate is Not Complete Without Catholic Perspective
While Catholics were split politically in the last election, Catholics should stand together on immigration as an issue of human dignity. So says Kim Daniels of Catholic Voices USA. Kim joins us to talk about how we as Catholics have a duty to stand up and make Catholic Social Teaching a factor in the public debate on immigration reform.
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