Bible Banned from "Free Reading Time"
A South Florida teacher banned a student from reading the Bible during “free reading time” causing an outrage in the community. Fifth grader Giovanni Rubeo was ordered to not read his Bible by his teacher. The child told the instructor to call his father, who reached out to advocates.
Liberty Institute Director of Litigation Hiram Sasser told the media that Giovanni’s rights had been violated by the Broward County Public School. “Banning religious books like the Bible violates Giovanni’s civil rights to religious free speech and free exercise,” Sasser said.
“The school’s actions exemplify the hostility to religion that the U.S. Supreme Court has condemned.”