THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

Panel Approves Bible Classes For Public Schools

FRANKFORT (AP) – Kentucky may follow the lead of Texas and a handful of other states in allowing Bible classes to be taught in public schools.
     
The Senate Education Committee on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would effectively return the Bible to classrooms across Kentucky.
     
“The purpose is to allow the Bible to be used for its literature content as well as its art and cultural and social studies content,” said state Sen. David Boswell, D-Owensboro, chief sponsor of the bill that is modeled after a Texas measure.
     
Under the Kentucky proposal, Bible courses would be offered as electives, meaning schools could choose whether to offer them to students as a social studies credit and that students could decide whether to take them

Read more: Lex18

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February 19, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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