Bill Proposed in Florida That Would Require Public Schools to Offer Bible Courses

A proposed bill in the Florida legislature would reportedly require public schools to offer Bible courses.

Under the bill, all public school districts in the state would be required to offer elective courses relating to religion, Hebrew Scriptures, and the Bible to students in grades nine through 12. The bill states that the courses must include “an objective study of religion” and an “objective study of the Bible, including, but not limited to, a course on the Hebrew Scriptures and Old Testament of the Bible; a course on the New Testament of the Bible; and a course on the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament of the Bible, and the New Testament of the Bible.”

Under the bill, school districts must “follow all state and federal laws and guidelines in maintaining religious neutrality and accommodating the diverse religious views, traditions, and perspectives of all students in the school.”

Source: Proposed Florida bill would require public schools to offer Bible courses | TheHill

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