The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a request Nov. 14 by the State Department of Education and Ryan Walters, Superintendent of Public Instruction, to intervene in a case about a potential Catholic virtual charter school in the state.
After the attorney general of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the nation’s first religious charter school on grounds that its establishment violates state and federal religious liberty protections, the school has responded that the suit “twists the law of religious liberty beyond recognition.”
A proposed Catholic charter school in Oklahoma, slated to be the nation’s first publicly funded religious school, received its first legal challenge in a lawsuit filed on Monday.
A state school board in Oklahoma voted June 5 to approve the nation’s first publicly funded religious school.
Bishop David Konderla of the Diocese of Tulsa has requested prayer for all involved in a mass shooting at a medical office building near the city’s Saint Francis Hospital, which has left five dead, including the gunman.