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Bible Classes: Kentucky Senate Approves Law To Allow 'Academic' Teaching Of Text In Public Schools

Bible In Schools

First Posted: 02/11/11 02:45 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

It's a thin line between church and state.

In Kentucky, the Senate has approved new legislation allowing the Christian Bible to be studied in public school. It has been submitted for House review.

Kentucky Sen. Joe Bowen told WLKY that he believes biblical rhetoric has played a huge role in the development of the modern world.

"No doubt about it, the most important book ever written and obviously, it's had so much influence on our society and all of Western civilization."

He maintains that the bill would require teaching methods to be strictly academic. He told the Kentucky Post,

"This bill ensures it will be about education, not indoctrination."

State Rep. Reggie Meeks told WLKY that he believes the bill to be a method of political posturing in an effort to win over their Christian constituency.

"It's like waving meat in front of a dog... You give them what they want."

Last year, a similar bill was introduced by former Sen. David Boswell. Although passing in the Senate, was rejected by the House.

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