Down in Georgia they’re bringing the Bible back to school:
The legislation, which passed 151-to-7, would allow high schools to form elective courses on the history and literature of the Old Testament and New Testament eras. The classes would focus on the law, morals, values and culture of the eras.
State Representative James Mills, the proposal’s House sponsor, said the legislation would withstand a court challenge because it treats the Bible as an educational supplement.
Under the proposal, the Old Testament and New Testament would be the primary text for each class and the local school board would decide which version of the text to use. Students would also have the option to use a different version of the text.
You may be surprised by this, but I’m not necessarily opposed to this plan. They don’t go into details on exactly what this course is teaching so my approval is dependent on the details, but I’ve said before that I could support some classes dealing with the Bible and/or Christianity, though I’d prefer a good comparative religious class instead. As long as the class is an elective and avoids flat out proselytizing I wouldn’t have much of a problem with it.