Report: Over 350 Public Schools Teaching the Bible
More than 350 schools in 43 states have implemented courses on the Bible for the 2009-2010 academic year, a new report reveals.
Leading the pack is Texas where more than 50 schools are teaching the course this fall, according to data from the Bible Literacy Project, which publishes The Bible and Its Influence, a student textbook designed for public school courses on the Bible.
Right behind Texas, schools in Georgia, California and Indiana are widely teaching lessons on the Bible using the Bible Literacy textbook. More than 10 percent of Georgia public high schools and more than 5 percent of public high schools in Alabama, Indiana and South Carolina are utilizing the program, said Chuck Stetson, chairman of the Bible Literacy Project board....
Many of the states, that don't have this course on the Bible, are Mormon controlled or have large Mormon populations in them. They would not want anything that is more modern than the obviously highly flawed, 1611 version of the KJV, Errors in the King James Version? (and this article is talking about the AV which did correct many errors in the 1611 version!)
No matter what version of the Bible is used, I don't think it should be in a secular school setting where it will be attacked by unbelievers.
Matthew 13 57 And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his home town, and in his own household." 58 And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. I Corinthians 1 26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, NASB
The Bible is such more than literature and history, and it should be studied as the Word of God.