Religious Studies P/Timer Sues BCC

IN 12 YEARS of teaching religion part-time at Broward Community College, James W. Johnson prided himself on approaching the sensitive subject objectively. But the college does not, Johnson said in a lawsuit filed in Broward County Circuit Court in September. Johnson says BCC’s philosophy and religion department favors evangelical Protestant professors, textbooks and perspectives, using tax dollars to advance a particular religious viewpoint. “The approach to the instruction of religion … promot[es] a religious agenda,” Johnson maintains in court documents. Johnson, who is Catholic, says religious differences ultimately cost him his teaching job. He’s seeking a return to the course […]
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