Thursday, May 24, 2007

Texas Senate OKs bill for school Bible classes

The Texas Senate passed a bill to add Bible study to public school curriculum.
Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, sponsor of the legislation in the Senate, said his legislative intent clearly is to require school districts to offer the Bible course if at least 15 students sign up for it.

However, Rep. Scott Hochberg, D-Houston, noted that the House Public Education Committee specifically removed "shall" from the original legislation, House Bill 1287, which, he said, allows local school districts to decide whether to offer the course, intended to give students a fuller appreciation of religion's role in society.
This is just another attempt to use public schools to indoctrinate children in Christianity. Here is more misleading commentary:
The bill, which awaits approval from the governor, would allow for the study of the Bible to help high schoolers better understand contemporary art, literature and government.
I wonder if the same legislators would favor studying the Koran, Talmud or other religious literature in an effort to better understand "contemporary art, literature and government."

If you want to study the Bible go to Church. There are more than enough of those around.


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