First Liberty Live: Defending a Ministry that Helps Students Study the Bible

April 26, 2024
Lifewise Live | First Liberty Insider

by Jorge Gomez • 1 min read

On this week’s episode, you’ll get to hear from Joel Penton, Founder & CEO at LifeWise Academy, a nonprofit organization that works with public schools to integrate a Bible class into students’ weekly schedule during school hours.

The ministry sends a bus to schools to pick up students so they can attend their Bible class. Participation is voluntary and parents are required to give their consent for their kids to attend. The program is privately funded and the class takes place off campus.

First Liberty represents LifeWise. They’re actively being opposed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, known for complaining about virtually any public expression of faith. Attorney Holly M. Randall explains why LifeWise’s work is entirely legal and constitutional.

Watch below.

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