External Links: A Self-Guided Tour of the First Amendment and Public Education

**http://www.gtbe.org** Gateways to Better Education
Mission: “…create faith-friendly public schools where students have the freedom to express their faith and learn about the importance of the Bible and Judeo-Christian history, thought, and values. . . . We envision public schools as learning communities enriched by appropriately and lawfully including this important information. Gateways does this by equipping parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members in America's 97,000 public schools.


*links to “The Bible and Public Schools” document providing legal parameters

*contains various resources regarding the First Amendment; informative links under “Religion”

http://www.wallbuilders.com/WallBuilders' goal is to exert a direct and positive influence in government, education, and the family by (1) educating the nation concerning the Godly foundation of our country; (2) providing information to federal, state, and local officials as they develop public policies which reflect Biblical values; and (3) encouraging Christians to be involved in the civic arena.”

http://aclj.org/ American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
Mission: “Freedom and Liberty are God-Given rights”

http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/ReligiousFreedom (ADF)
Mission: “ADF is a servant organization that provides the resources that will keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel and transform the legal system through the legal defense and advocacy of religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and marriage and the family.”

http://www.christianlegalsociety.org/ Christian Legal Society

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/ current news and views on First Amendment issues

http://www.nae.net/government-relations National Association of Evangelicals

http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=17812#faqs Liberty Counsel’s mission: “restoring the culture by advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family”

Mission: “Answers in Genesis” is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible.”

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/socialissues.aspx Focus on the Family
Mission: “To cooperate with the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide.”

http://www.nsba.org/Publications National School Boards Association

http://www.aasa.org/ The American Association of School Administrators

http://www.nea.org/ National Education Association

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