Kentucky Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Bible Classes In Public Schools

Apr 21, 2017 by Will Maule

Republican governor Matt Bevin has signed a bill that authorizes the running of elective Bible classes in public schools. House Bill 128 overwhelmingly passed the state Senate last month 34-4 after clearing the House 80-14, reports Christian News. The Bill's purpose is "to provide guidance, uniformity, and constitutional support for the local school boards that may be wanting to offer such courses, but are unsure of the way to proceed.”

Under policies to be crafted by the Kentucky Department of Education, the course would “teach students knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry, and narratives that are prerequisites to understanding contemporary society and culture, including literature, art, music, mores, oratory, and public policy.”

During debate over the bill in the House, Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, also declared that America was not founded on Islam or other religions—it was founded by men who read and followed the Scriptures.

“This country—whether some people want to believe it or not—wasn’t founded as a Muslim nation, wasn’t founded as a Hindu nation, wasn’t founded as a Hari Krishna nation. It was founded as a Christian nation,” he said.

“It’s been said on the floor today that teaching the Bible ain’t going to get it done. Well, let me tell you what didn’t get it done: Kicking God out of school, kicking the Bible out of school, kicking prayer out of school,” Lee proclaimed.

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