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Bible Study Could Become More Popular
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
One State Lawmaker has a plan to bring the Bible to your child's
Dresden Senator Roy Herron's proposal would help create a state
curriculum for classes on the Bible. Currently only 5 school districts
in the state offer a Bible elective class.
This school year, Wilson County became one of them. Religion itself
isn't endorsed in the course, but students do learn how the Bible has
impacted culture and politics.
"You're learning about the Bible and how it's impacted literature,
history, art and science," said Mt. Juliet High School Principal Mel
Senator Herron says he believes more districts would offer the class if
his bill passes.
"They can offer a Bible course to their students without having to worry
about being sued," said Sen. Herron.
The bill goes before a Senate Committee this week. If it passes,
supporters believe the classes could be offered as early as 2009.