By Hemant Mehta
Florida State Rep. Kimberly Daniels, a Democrat, has a history of promoting Christianity throuigh the government and looking like a fool in the process. Last year, 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.)
Oh. And she once told a church crowd that she thanked God for slavery.
Now she’s introduced a bill that will require public schools to offer an elective Bible class to students. HB 195 is very similar to a bill filed in North Dakota earlier this week, but at least it takes measures to require objectivity and neutrality.
The bill requires high schools to offer a “secular program of education” that includes:
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.
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