VIDEO: [RT News] Bible literacy classes in schools: ‘Great’ idea or blurring of secular lines? (DEBATE) [Feb 3, 2019]
“Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!” Trump tweeted after a “Fox and Friends” discussion of the topic.
USA Today reported last week that a growing number of US states are introducing bills that would allow more students in public high schools to study the Bible.
There are proposals in at least six states that would make public schools offer optional classes on the Bible’s literary and historical significance, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Bible literacy bills were introduced in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia in 2019, according to the ACLU, which said Bible literacy bills were considered in Alabama, Iowa, and West Virginia last year, but did not pass.
The “Fox and Friends” segment featured North Dakota state Rep. Aaron McWilliams, a Republican who is cosponsoring the measure in North Dakota to support Bible literacy classes.