To school teacher Isaac Moffett, the Bible is not just a religious document.
“It’s so much more,” he said. "It’s a primary source of history. It’s a primary teaching source of actually people who lived during the time period.”
Moffett is making his case as he walks across a dirt field in Nampa, Idaho.
“This used to be our campus,” he said. “This is where the classrooms were. Everything was right here.”
That was last year. This year it’s all gone, and all because Moffett and his fellow teachers used the Bible and other “religious texts” in their classrooms.
It’s a shocking set of circumstances that has one of the most conservative states in the country defending one of the most liberal views of the Constitutional separation between church and state.
At issue is the Nampa Classical Academy, a charter school, founded by Moffett in 2009.