Skip to comments.Gov. Matt Bevin publicly signs bill allowing Kentucky's public schools to teach the Bible
Posted on 07/11/2018 6:50:19 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
Gov. Matt Bevin publicly signs bill allowing Kentucky's public schools to teach the Bible The bill allows school districts to offer an elective course on the Bible.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Public schools in Kentucky can soon teach reading, writing and the book of Revelation.
At the Capitol on Tuesday, Gov. Matt Bevin gave his public Amen to a bill allowing Bible courses in public schools.
Normally, a bill signing does not open with prayer, but in this case, it may have been appropriate. At a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, Bevin signed House Bill 128, which allows public schools to teach courses on the Bible.
The bill's sponsor says students need to understand the role the Bible played in American history.
It really did set the foundation that our founding fathers used to develop documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights," said Rep. D.J. Johnson (R-Owensboro). "All of those came from principles from the Bible."
The bill, which easily passed the House and Senate, gives local school boards the option of developing a Bible literacy class as part of their social studies curriculum. The course would be elective, not required.
The idea that we would not want this to be an option for people in school, that would be crazy. I don't know why every state would not embrace this, why we as a nation would not embrace this, Bevin told the crowd.
The ACLU of Kentucky said its concerned about how the law might be used in schools.
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.
Miller told WDRB News the ACLU will monitor the law closely.
We want to make sure that teachers can teach and make sure that they don't go in to preach, Miller said.
Supporters point out that the state Department of Education will help schools develop the course.
"As long as we're careful with the curriculum itself, there won't be any constitutional issues," Johnson said. "And we'll do that."
Bevin said the law should not even be controversial.
You could be an atheist, and you would appreciate there's a lot of wisdom in the Bible, he said.
The Bible literacy bill and others passed by the General Assembly in the 2017 session take effect Friday, June 30.
It would be better to get students into private Christian schools.
Sure to be struck down by some liberal judge.
But this is real fighting.
No doubt, but appealed to higher courts.
Outstanding ! With the way muzzies and every other so called religion act ...they will now want a class for their belief...personally our republic is founded on judeo-christian principles and our laws are/were based on such . I think it is a great idea to offer bible teaching for students that are interested.
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[ FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) — Public schools in Kentucky can soon teach reading, writing and the book of Revelation. ]
Oh no! This is the end of the world!!! /liberal heads exploding
Well, actually, the end of this age....eventually....a few things must take place, first.
At the middle of the 7-year Tribulation, the Antichrist sits in the (3rd) Temple of God of Israel, showing himself and the world that he is god - yes, there will be a 3rd Temple.
Matthew 24:15-23 King James Version (KJV)
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
“It would be better to get students into private Christian schools.”
that would be small picture take care of your own family’s butt type thinking.
This bill, Gov signed is seeing and doing some thing about the big picture - all glory to God :)
Maybe some kids who have not had exposure to the bible will have an opportunity to choose to find out more about it?
Nothing in ancient history is more documented than the Holy Bible. It should be taught. They’re ignoring history ..........
Yes. I know the Bible is far more than history but it should be taught because there is so much history in the Bible.
Kudos to Governor Bevin.
I wish more Conservative politicians would go on offense.
Elective not forced
Attorney General Andy Bershear (D) just announced he will run for governor. He is the son of the previous governor. I don’t see him challenging this law. His dad wanted to throw county officials in jail for not signing documents recognizing gay marriage and is an avid abortionist. Andy is a chip off the old block. He will let the ACLU do his dirty work.
WAAAAY overdue especially since CAIR is making incredible inroads in the San Diego district. Qatar is doing great stealth jihad in teaching “Arabic” language to Pre-K to 5 th graders in a Houston Public madrassa.
Will be interesting to see if this issue lands in front of BRETT
As an elective course, sounds legal to me.
Tribulation temple Isaiah 66
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