Californina Colleges: Bible Verses Contaminate Textbooks

High School students in California who use textbooks that include references to Christian viewpoints may not be allowed into the University of Californian system. According to Robert Dynes, UC president, Biblical verses and Christian perspectives in textbooks do not qualify for core requirements, and students applying to the University of Californian system could be denied admission.

A lawsuit has been files against the University of Californian system to reverse its decision.

Officials at the highest levels of the University of California system are stomping on constitutional religious rights by banning Christian perspectives from educational materials high school students may use to prepare for college entrance, according to a case scheduled for trial later this year.

The case was triggered by the university system's decision that basic physics, American literature and biology textbooks by major Christian book publishers such as Bob Jones University Press and A Beka Book wouldn't qualify for core requirements in the state because of the inclusion of Christian perspectives.

The Association of Christian Schools International, which represents schools serving more than 1.1 million students worldwide, brought the lawsuit against the system run by Robert Dynes, UC president, alleging violations of the freedoms of speech, religion and association, and U.S. District Judge S. James Otero has refused the university's demand for a dismissal. (Source:

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