By Mark Curtis
After a sometimes heated debate, the House voted to let individual counties decide if they wanted to have classes on biblical history in public schools. The move is voluntary and the students could decide if they wanted to take the elective courses, or not.
Bill backers say these are to be non-religious history lessons.
“It was the Bible that influenced our country more than any other book,” said Del. Tom Fast, (R) Fayette.
“It allows county school boards if they would choose, to offer an elective course to high school students ninth through twelfth grade, a study of the Bible in its historical, academic, and its literary setting. Not the theology,” said Del. Kevan Bartlett, (R) Kanawha.
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