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October 13, 2019

FL Lawmaker Files Repeat Bill Forcing Public High Schools to Offer Bible Classes

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Education, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 10:57

A forced theocracy anyone!  State sponsored religion?   Would they want the same for a different religious book?  The Quran Maybe?   Hugs

FL Lawmaker Files Repeat Bill Forcing Public High Schools to Offer Bible Classes

But high schools would still have to offer a “secular program of education” that included:

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. A student may not be required to use a specific translation of the Hebrew Scriptures or Bible as the sole text for the course.

The problem with that legislation was that forcing high schools to offer these classes in Christianity could be seen as an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. (It’s not like anyone was teaching the Qur’an as an elective.) Also, by requiring districts to hire teachers for these classes specifically, Daniels would force them to use money that could have been used to hire teachers in other core subjects. (In theory, by demanding schools hire a Bible teacher to work with, say, a few students per class, an English teacher could be stuck with an excessive roster that could have been alleviated with another teacher in that department.)

Daniels even skipped the first day of the legislative session to go tape a segment for Pat Robertson‘s The 700 Club promoting her bill. When asked about opposition to the bill, Daniels said the only reason people opposed it was that “people hate Christianity so much that they don’t even want people to study the Bible historically or culturally.” She added that the bill revealed “there’s a lot of persecution going on in America against people of faith.”

Daniels, by the way, has a history of promoting Christianity through the government and looking like a fool in the process. In 2017, she condemned witches and warlocks while calling on everyone to pray for Donald Trump. (It didn’t help.) She responded to the Parkland massacre by getting public schools to put up “In God We Trust” signs. (It doesn’t help.) She’s even insisted she cured a friend’s cancer using an audio CD of Bible verses. (She was wrong.)

And she once told a church crowd that she thanked God for slavery.

7 Comments »

  1. people hate Christianity so much that they don’t even want people to study the Bible historically or culturally

    People don’t hate Christianity, but they DO dislike (hate is a harsh word) people who try to force (through laws) Christian beliefs on everyone. Historically or culturally.

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    Comment by Nan — October 13, 2019 @ 12:44

    • Hello Nan. Well said! She would be the first one to freak out if a bill advocating the same thing but with the Quran substituting for the bible. It is clearly her Christian privilege showing, and her desire to spread her faith’s message. The people like her hope that by making kids in public school get taught the words in the bible it will fill them with that emotional holy spirit and cast them on the path to the nearest church for life long tithing. The do not care about the religion of the parents or the nonreligious parents wishes. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — October 13, 2019 @ 13:05

      • They do not care about the religion of the parents or the nonreligious parents wishes.

        You summed it up well.

        Liked by 2 people

        Comment by Nan — October 13, 2019 @ 14:25

  2. O.M.G. If people really do study the Bible, they will certainly see how people like this legislator are polar opposites of the Person for whom
    Christianity is called. Sheesh-talk about shooting themselves in the feet!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by ali redford — October 13, 2019 @ 21:44

    • Hello Ali. They say the most common way to people become atheists is to read the bible. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — October 14, 2019 @ 06:59

  3. Could someone “exact words” them and teach an actually objective class on the Bible? You know, one that examines the way it was influenced by older myths, and that compares the historical claims to actual known history.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by D.T. Nova — November 1, 2019 @ 23:04

    • Hello D.T. Nova. It would be nice if it could be done that way. But it is a very fine line a teacher would have to walk. Depending on their biases it would be hard not to push an either pro Christianity, or the reverse. I personally think unless it is a comparative religion class specific religions should be taught in the home or church, not in public schools. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — November 2, 2019 @ 04:51


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