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• To what extent can a university professor share his religious beliefs during class? That was the issue before a federal district court in Alabama. A state university professor occasionally referred to his religious beliefs during class lectures, and organized voluntary, after-class meetings to discuss the religious implications of the course material. When a few students complained of the classroom comments and after-class meetings, the university investigated the matter and issued a memorandum prohibiting the professor from injecting his religious beliefs and preferences during instructional time, and banning his after-class meetings. When the professor's attempts to have the university rescind the memorandum proved unsuccessful, he filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the school was interfering with his constitutional right to freely exercise his religion. The court agreed ...

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  • September 3, 1990