President Trump endorses efforts from legislators to allow some states to offer bible classes in public schools.
Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019
Some states offered Bible literacy classes because it will give students the chance to read the Bible. President Trump said, “Numerous states are introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!”
Conservative lawmakers in West Virginia, North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, and Florida are pushing the bill that allows teaching the Bible in schools, but it became controversial. Critics such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who feared teaching the Bible might put the separation of the state and church in danger.
The Fox News report states that West Virginia, Iowa, and Alabama considered the Bible literary bill. However, their proposal was denied.
Republican Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky signed the legislation last 2017, so the Bible can be taught in public schools. On the other side, the ALCU-KY said, “Without more specific guidance, we fear some classrooms will once again be filled with preaching, not teaching.” The ALCU added, “Religious education is best left to parents and churches, not the schools or government.”
Evangelicals and other Christian groups applaud President Trump’s support of Bible classes in public schools.