The class would be struck down faster than it would be to set it up. State funding to a public school class teaching about The Bible would fly in the face of the Establishment Clause.
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I have no problem with it, but I doubt the Courts can let it fly if someone brings a challenge.
"Green explained his goals for a high school curriculum were to show the Bible is true, that it’s good and that its impact, “whether (upon) our government, education, science, art, literature, family … when we apply it to our lives in all aspects of our life, that it has been good.”"
That bolded part is where he's really going to run into issues. A public school can't espouse one religion as being true. Its going to be really hard to teach an accurate history of the Bible in a secular manner and also achieve Green's goals here. A class about the history and impact of the Bible taught in an unbiased way? Sounds interesting. Sign me up. I really doubt that what's going to happen though. I just can't imagine a person who is very devout can create a curriculum that gives a secular examination of the history and impact of the Bible without injecting a personal bias in there. Never mind the atheists or non-Christians who may object to this, what about the Protestants, the Baptists, and other denominations who might interpret the historical meaning of parts of the Bible in a very different manner. How do you teach the historical accuracy of the creation story or the resurrection?
Also, what does the test look like?
Question #1: The Bible is true. (True or False) _______
There is no shortage of offerings outside of schools for bible study, places where it is more appropriate, and more tuned to individuals particular beliefs.
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