Arizona puts Bible back in public schools…

Arizona puts Bible back in public schools

Bill: HB2563 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Terri Proud, and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer, HB2563 mandates that the Board of Education shall include in its standards an elective curriculum that covers the history and literature of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Objectives for the school courses include basic instruction in the historical, cultural, legal, literary, and social impact of the Bible. HB2653 provides course teachers with immunity against civil lawsuits or punitive action by school administrators. As of 2012, states that allow Bible courses in public schools include Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina.

Also: “Arizona school Bible course elective now law”

“Ariz. Law Allows Bible to Be Taught in Public Schools”

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