Thursday, January 19, 2006

Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bible Study Course

Georgia State Senator Doug Stoner, Democrat- Myma, who co-sponsored the bill, says that students will benefit by knowing the Bible. The Bible would be taught in an objective way and non-devotional, and teachers would not try to teach the Bible as a truth or falsehood.

Senate Bill 437 would authorize the state school board to approve a high school course teaching about the Bible’s influence on literature, art, culture and politics, promising a “nonsectarian, non religious academic study.”

No particular materials or books have been chosen. Instead, the state educational officials will chose the material. Georgia's teachers are already given the choice to create classes about the Bible and other religious states by Georgia law. They do not have to get approval first.

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RightDemocrat said...

I am all in favor of teaching the Bible in public schools and think this is a great proposal.

Barbara said...

I agree with you.It's not that they would be pushing A religion, just studying the Bible. I wish they'd get it into schools in our state.