Bill Seeks to Protect Religious Groups

Ed Colbert says the Houston Independent School District wouldn't let him host a Catholic Bible study group on school grounds after school hours because of his religious beliefs. 

In response to concerns like these, state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, has filed a bill that would codify in Texas law existing U.S. Supreme Court rulings that ensure that religious groups have the same rights to hold meetings at public school facilities as nonreligious organizations.

“The bill adds a little extra layer of religious liberty,” Krause said.

Under House Bill 1525, known as “The Religious Equal Access Act,” if ...

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