Skip to comments.Bible Bill Passes (TN) House
Posted on 05/14/2008 8:53:00 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
Nashville, TN (WRCB-TV/Associated Press) A controversial bill requiring Tennessee's public schools to offer an elective bible course is making its way to Gov. Phil Bredesen.
The legislation unanimously passed the Senate last week and was approved overwhelmingly in the House Tuesday. If Gov. Bredesen signs the legislation, public schools will soon be required to offer bible as an elective course taught with an approved textbook. The Tennessee Department of Education would create a uniform bible curriculum.
This legislation does come with some safeguards. It prohibits the use of any religious test when assigning teachers to the bible class.
For many Tennessee school districts, this idea is nothing new. In Hamilton county, schools have offered an elective bible class for the last 87 years.
Stay with Eyewitness News and wrcbtv.com for the latest updates on what Gov. Bredesen decides.
How long will it take for the ACLU to scream ????
Are there bitter folks clinging to guns and religion there?
Yep, that there is we’uns
Except we’uns is sweet..
atheists, liberals, ACLU, dimoRATS -— the enemies of God are already lining up
great, all we will need then is creationism science taught alongside all evolution teachings and we will see a big drop in juvenile crime and alot happier kids. I would rather work 25 hours a day than send my kids to a public school nowadays...that is when I have kids.
Yep, another gun totin’, Bible thumpin’ Tennessean checking in!!!!
Bredesen won’t sign this bill.
F15 Eagle, I wish I knew how to post the pics of the legendary moonshiner busted here recently (for the fifth, sixth time), Popcorn Sutton. I posted a thread on “Popcorn” when they busted him, and other freepers posted lots of pics of him. They are hilarious/classics!!!
keep us posted and good luck!
A “Controversial” “Elective” Bible course.
Controversial & Elective?
The leftist scum sure hates the idea of choice when it’s not involving the murder of innocent unborn babies, don’t they?
Thanks for the ping Nana. You are right girl.... Bredesen won’t sign it. He is not from around here (I don’t care how long he has lived here... he isn’t a southerner at heart...) so he won’t sign it.
its not the governments business to educate religious doctrine.
like sex education in the schools. It has no business there. It should (or should not if you feel that way) be taught at home.
3 years ago he vetoed 2 good Bills about the illegal aliens...
One of them had much off the same words as GA..
At about the same time he threw thousands of senior citizens off TennCare so that he could balance our state budget (required by the TN Constitution..) Many of the seniors were dying of cancer etc and needed medicine...They either died or their children are still paying their medical bills..
He and Jimmy Naifeh stopped some good Bills this year...
One of them would have required proof of American citizenship before the applicant received bennies and TennCare...
The Bill would have saved us millions but was considered unfair to illegal aliens...
Now Gov Bredesen is crying again that he has to cut $500 million from the budgect...
Which American citizens will suffer this time ????
The illegal aliens in TN are a protected group, but it’s always open season on the American citizens ..
We had an elective Bible class in our high school 25 years ago.
I don’t care if it’s elective. If I am Jewish, will some part of my tax dollars go to pay for this Bible class for others? How is that fair??
If those taking the class want to pay for it, that’s fine. But keep your hands out of my wallet! I’ll teach my own kids religion, thanks very much.
That is a good point, but half of the Bible is the Old Testament...
The words of Moses, David, Isaiah and the other prophets who are part of the Torah, etc...
In Israel, the New Testament of The Bible is taught in the public schools because it contains a history of the Jews...
> That is a good point, but half of the Bible is the Old Testament...
Well, let’s see... why don’t we teach Christian Science then? Since the Bible is one of their holy books, and the other is by some potty old Boston lady. It’s half of what you want. Is that good enough for you?
Sounds like a generally good idea, but it could have been done better, and more resistant to the ACLU. How about authorizing elective religion courses in general? Courses would be developed and taught based on parent and student interest. The first one out the gate of course would be one on the Bible because that would have the most interest. After a while you’d probably end up with courses on the the Tanakh and Talmud for Jews, and maybe the Koran for Muslims.
As long as it’s educational and not proselytizing I don’t see how any reasonable person can have a problem with such a system. I know, I know, we’re not dealing with reasonable leftists here.
Comparative Religions ???