BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A bill in the Alabama legislature would allow public school students to get elective credit for religious instruction. The Southern Education Desk recently interviewed Blaine Galliher, the bill’s sponsor and a proponent of such “release time” programs. The programs would have to be approved by local school boards and would not cost the schools any money. And, Galliher said, students would not be coerced in any way. But a day later, Dan Carsen discussed the bill with renowned legal scholar and religious liberty advocate Professor Douglas Laycock, who had a different take on the issue and the potential legislation.
For the extended interview, click here and then click the bottom link.