Charter school to art teachers: Get rid of Bible reference

A charter-school network in California has been sued for blacklisting a family art-education company because of its declarations of Christian faith.

The company, Our Peculiar Family, run by four sisters, states on its website, “We believe the world around us reflects the beauty and glory of its Creator.”

The sisters, Elisabeth, Hannah, Melissa and Christiana Macy of Rosamond, California, allege violations of First Amendment protections for free speech and religious liberty in their complaint against Inspire Charter Schools.

Inspire’s vendor director, Caleb Jones, confirmed that the decision not to accept the company was “based upon the content included on your website.”

“All services and content on websites must be secular in nature for a vendor to be eligible for enrichment funds,” he told the company.