Arizona Allows Bible Class in School
By: Faith Report
ARIZONA(ChristianPost) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that allows the establishing of elective classes that focus on the Bible and its influence on western civilization. The new law means that “A teacher who instructs a course offered under this section in its appropriate historical context and in good faith will be immune from civil liability and disciplinary action.” The Bible class elective would teach students “the contents of the Old Testament and the New Testament and the influence of the Old Testament and the New Testament on laws, history, government, literature, art, music, customs, morals, values and culture.”
Representative Terri Proud, sponsor of the bill, says that she “worked with attorneys to ensure this bill is constitutionally sound.” Arizona becomes the sixth state to allow school districts to create elective classes studying the Bible. The other states are Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina.