The Kentucky Post reports the state of Kentucky is considering allowing the Christian Bible to be studied in school.
From state Senator Bowen:
No doubt about it, the most important book ever written and obviously, it’s had so much influence on our society and all of Western civilization.
Senator Bowen sponsored the Bill “which would direct the state Department of Education to develop a course curriculum around the Bible, which local school councils could then approve for teaching in their schools.”
The bill was approved by Kentucky’s State Senate and now goes to the House for review.
Ostensibly the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that the teaching of the bible is taught in the context of literature or as a part of culture. That would be nice. Of course this blurring of the separation of church and state will cause overreaching by those who feel its their Duty to God as it has in the past.
I would love to see a comparative religion course made mandatory in public schools across the US.