Well, given that the guy in question is local (I could probably walk to the school in less time than it takes me to write this post) I knew that it wouldn't take long before he showed up on the local radio talk shows. He did. From what he says, the truth is way more boring than the controversy in the articles. Although he is a self-described born-again Christian, the class discussions and the handouts he was proposing were pretty innocuous. However, the school administration behavior was also not extreme - there was a check on his handouts that was unique to him due to his admitted religious standing and given their natural desire not to be sued, but it was one he was perfectly willing to comply with since the previous school year. The principal came by when there was any class mention of God (probably at the prompting of a nervous parent), but was satisfied by the explanations given. There wasn't any event that triggered the lawsuit. It seems that he was just picked to be the poster boy for "Christian persecution".