Kentucky’s Governor signed a bill into law to allow public schools to teach the Bible as part of their Social Studies curriculum. No other religious texts are allowed to be taught, only the Christian Bible.
“The idea that we would not want this to be an option for people in school, that would be crazy,” WDRB reported Republican Governor Matt Bevin claimed at the bill signing. “I don’t know why every state would not embrace this, why we as a nation would not embrace this.”
“You could be an atheist, and you would appreciate there’s a lot of wisdom in the Bible,” Governor Bevin suggested.
The ACLU of Kentucky is concerned about how the law might be used in schools, and they will closely monitor the situation.
“A Bible literacy bill that, on its face, may not appear to be unconstitutional, could in fact become unconstitutional in its implementation,” said Advocacy Director Kate Miller. “We want to make sure that teachers can teach and make sure that they don’t go in to preach.”
Last December, Governor Bevin officially proclaimed that 2017 is the “Year of the Bible” in Kentucky. Governor Bevin’s plan to respond to a violence epidemic Louisville’s troubled West End is roaming prayer groups, reported Raw Story.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)