New Bill Seeks to Introduce Bible Classes in Florida Public Schools

A new bill introduced by a Florida Democrat seeks to introduce Bible classes as standard across the state’s schools. House Bill 341, which was put forward by evangelist and Jacksonville politician, Rep. Kim Daniels, specifies that schools must offer classes covering both the Old and New Testament.

The introductory text to the bill declares that each school district must “offer specified courses relating to religion, Hebrew Scriptures, & Bible to certain students as elective courses.” While students would not be forced to attend the classes, they must all be presented with the option to enroll.

In addition, the state’s Department of Education would also be required to add the courses to the Course Code Directory, as per the bill.

Should the legislation be successful, it is slated to take effect July 1, 2020.

Daniels, the founder of “Spoken Word Ministries,” has had mixed success in her attempts to bring Christianity into the classroom. In 2017, she was instrumental in the passing of the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act,” which prohibits school districts from discriminating against students, parents, & school personnel on the basis of religious viewpoints or expression.”

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Source: Christian Headlines