Tuesday, August 09, 2005

America's Public Schools

The Christian Law Association posed the question, "What is going on in America's Public schools?"

When I was in school, we had Bible reading. Each morning, in High School, a student gave a reading of scripture or devotional over the intercom at the beginning of the school day. It was expected, and I never heard one person state that it was wrong, or that they objected to the readings.

In 1963, the Bible was taken out of the schools. My children grew up without the chance of hearing the Bible being read to start their day, and I regret that. But, now, some schools are beginning to offer electives in Bible literature. There has been a renewed interest in the Bible being taught in schools. One school district in South Carolina, Lowcountry, is going to offer the Bible as a literature elective.

Most schools are reluctant to teach the Bible in any form because they are afraid of a lawsuit. But, the Supreme Court, which banned devotionals, has said:

The Bible is worthy of study for its literary and historic qualities.

In California schools, although Christianity is mentioned in the text books, it's with critical tones. Judisam and Christanity are brushed over, while Islam is taught as the true religion. Extra credits are even given for students to learn parts of the Koran.

We need to pray that more schools become more aware of what the law really says, and begin to give the students a chance to once again have the Bible in school. It may not be able to be presented in a morning devotional, but it will be a beginning, and get more students involved in what the Bible says.


Kirby Brayton said...

Where can I to learn abt it in detail?

Barbara said...

Do you mean the law? Follow the link to the law site. There may be something else there where you could ask questions.

You might also do a google search.