Bible in schools court case begins

The case began after a school made a girl sit and read a book because she didn't want to learn about the Bible. Photo / Getty Images
The case began after a school made a girl sit and read a book because she didn't want to learn about the Bible. Photo / Getty Images

The Human Rights Commission and the Secular Education Network will this morning find out if they can join a High Court case to ban Bible in New Zealand schools.

Both parties are at the High Court at Auckland, as part of a long-standing battle between Jeff McClintock and Red Beach School.

It began after the school made his daughter sit and read a book because she didn't want to learn about the Bible.

It has morphed from there, into a case to ban nationwide Bible in Schools classes.

Secular Education Network's David Hines was part of a small demonstration of about 15 in front of the courthouse.

He says they all want to ban Bible in Schools and all other evangelical programmes, to remove any religious bias.

- Newstalk ZB

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