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By Michael Alexander | April 12, 2007
Proponents of a Bible as Literature class in local high schools are pushing hard to add the elective course to the Huntington Beach Union High School District's curriculum for the next school year, but school board members want to study the issue more, pushing off a vote on the proposal until June at the earliest. About 60 supporters who want the class offered next year attended Tuesday's school board meeting. But the board effectively declined to place it on the next agenda for study and action, leaving the issue essentially where it was before.
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December 25, 2003
MICHELE MARR Last week, one of my mother's neighbors gave me a music box that plays "Silent Night" ensconced in an elaborate nativity scene. There are the familiar characters and settings: Mary and Joseph stand and stoop in a hay-strewn stable, doting on the infant Jesus, who is not asleep, but looks quite lively in his manger. Shepherds tend their sheep not far outside the stable's entrance. Three men, two wearing crowns, one wearing a jeweled turban, ride by on their steeds.
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April 19, 2007
Is it a good idea to study the Bible? Of course it is. It's a wealth of great literature and much of our society is based on the principles featured in it. How clueless would a student seem if they did not know the story of Noah's Ark, Adam and Eve, David defeating Goliath, or Jesus' resurrection? The Ten Commandments, Moses parting the Red Sea, the Tower of Babel, Cain's battle with his brother Abel, the scandal of Bathsheba, Sodom and Gomorrah — these are all familiar stories to most.
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By Michael Alexander | July 23, 2008
The Huntington Beach Union High School district finally voted definitively on a proposal to mandate a Bible as Literature elective in its curriculum. But most said they only wanted to vote so they could reject it for good. School board members voted 4-1 against the proposal, which had been brought up in various ways for more than a year. Only member Matthew Harper, who asked for it to be placed on the agenda at every meeting since last summer, voted yes. Those who voted no said the district’s curriculum committee had already nixed the idea twice, partially for lack of interest among teachers.
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October 11, 2001
ADDRESS: 16351 Springdale Street TELEPHONE: (714) 846-6330 WEB SITE: o7 http://www.redeemer-lutheran.net f7 DENOMINATION: Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1963 SERVICE TIMES: Sunday worship services in English are at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible classes meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship in Vietnamese is at 9:30 a.m. A Wednesday evening Bible study and...
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By Van Novack | January 21, 2010
The Hughes Brothers, Allen and Albert, made an auspicious debut when they released their explosive and gritty first feature film, “Menace II Society,” in 1993. The twins were barely 21 years old when this film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. “Menace II Society” was a smashing success and ended up grossing nearly 10 times its modest budget of $3 million. The Hughes Brothers’ record since has been spotty, with a modest success or two along the way, but perhaps not to the extent suggested by their earliest work.
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April 19, 2007
Bible class violated church-and-state I would like to thank the Huntington Beach Union High School board for proceeding with caution on the Bible as Literature issue ("Bible class in limbo," April 12). This is a very complicated and emotionally loaded matter that is better left alone. This proposal is obviously a thinly veiled attempt by the faith-based people to get their foot in the door in violation of the separation-of-church-and state principle, despite the proponents' claims to the contrary.
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By Van Novack | January 21, 2010
The Hughes Brothers, Allen and Albert, made an auspicious debut when they released their explosive and gritty first feature film, “Menace II Society,” in 1993. The twins were barely 21 years old when this film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. “Menace II Society” was a smashing success and ended up grossing nearly 10 times its modest budget of $3 million. The Hughes Brothers’ record since has been spotty, with a modest success or two along the way, but perhaps not to the extent suggested by their earliest work.
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By MICHÈLE MARR | July 30, 2008
Rose Molina approached the podium with a pink, leather-bound Bible clutched in one hand. She held the book up and shook it slightly. That book, she told those in the room, is required reading for her daughter this summer. I got the impression she was angry but in the next breath she said she thinks it’s fine. Her daughter is a student at Huntington Beach High School, the same school where Molina teaches economics. This summer, her daughter is enrolled in an English Honors 3 Bible as Literature unit, taught by Amy Wilson, which is intended to prepare students to read books like John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden.
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By Michael Alexander | July 23, 2008
The Huntington Beach Union High School district finally voted definitively on a proposal to mandate a Bible as Literature elective in its curriculum. But most said they only wanted to vote so they could reject it for good. School board members voted 4-1 against the proposal, which had been brought up in various ways for more than a year. Only member Matthew Harper, who asked for it to be placed on the agenda at every meeting since last summer, voted yes. Those who voted no said the district’s curriculum committee had already nixed the idea twice, partially for lack of interest among teachers.
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July 22, 2008
The Huntington Beach Union High School district has voted down a proposal to add a “Bible as Literature” elective to its curriculum. School board members voted 4-1 against the proposal, which had been brought up in various ways for more than a year. Only member Matthew Harper, who asked for it to be placed on the agenda at every meeting since last summer, voted yes. Those who voted no said the district’s curriculum committee had already nixed the idea twice, partially for lack of interest among teachers.
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By Michael Alexander | June 25, 2008
The Huntington Beach Union High School District wants to bring the question of a “Bible as Literature” course into high schools to a possible decision at its next meeting. But many board trustees expressed little interest in letting it get any further than that. Board members voted 3-2 Tuesday to bring the issue back for discussion as an “action item” — which would allow for a vote whether or not to mandate one or more schools offer the class, which some residents and students have been pushing for in recent years.
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April 19, 2007
Bible class violated church-and-state I would like to thank the Huntington Beach Union High School board for proceeding with caution on the Bible as Literature issue ("Bible class in limbo," April 12). This is a very complicated and emotionally loaded matter that is better left alone. This proposal is obviously a thinly veiled attempt by the faith-based people to get their foot in the door in violation of the separation-of-church-and state principle, despite the proponents' claims to the contrary.
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April 19, 2007
Is it a good idea to study the Bible? Of course it is. It's a wealth of great literature and much of our society is based on the principles featured in it. How clueless would a student seem if they did not know the story of Noah's Ark, Adam and Eve, David defeating Goliath, or Jesus' resurrection? The Ten Commandments, Moses parting the Red Sea, the Tower of Babel, Cain's battle with his brother Abel, the scandal of Bathsheba, Sodom and Gomorrah — these are all familiar stories to most.
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By Michael Alexander | April 18, 2007
Proponents of a Bible as Literature class in local high schools are pushing hard to add the elective course to the Huntington Beach Union High School District's curriculum for the next school year, but school board members want to study the issue more, pushing off a vote on the proposal until June at the earliest. About 60 supporters who want the class offered next year attended Tuesday's school board meeting. But the board effectively declined to place it on the next agenda for study and action, leaving the issue essentially where it was before.
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