Bible study class as public school elective

“When the school board in Odessa, the West Texas oil town, voted unanimously in April to add an elective Bible study course to the 2006 high school curriculum, some parents dropped to their knees in prayerful thanks that God would be returned to the classroom, while others assailed it as an effort to instill religious training in the public schools.”

According to a Southern Methodist University professor, “the course suggests the Bible, instead of the Constitution, be considered the nation’s founding document.”

Related reading: musings on the role of the Good Book in law and education.


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