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Group defends SW Idaho school's use of Bible

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NAMPA, Idaho. - A religious advocacy group has written a 15-page document citing the Idaho Constitution to defend a charter school in Nampa being scrutinized for its decision to use the Bible as part of its curriculum.

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Alliance Defense Fund on Wednesday presented the document to the Idaho Public Charter School Commission on behalf of Nampa Classical Academy.

The Commission is reviewing whether the Bible and other religious texts used in the classroom for historical purposes should first be approved by the state.

The Academy in southwestern Idaho is scheduled to open September 8 in Nampa with more than 550 students and plans to use the Bible as a primary source of teaching material.

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