AZ Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Bible Classes in Public Schools
Governor Jan Brewer
Over the past few years, Arizona has become a hotbed of domestic controversy. The ongoing debate over the stateâ€™s immigration policies will now be joined by an equally-controversial decision: The inclusion of Bible classes in public school curriculum.
Back in January, The Blaze first told you about Arizonaâ€™s consideration of a bill that would ensure that the Bible found its way into public and charter schools. Rather than using proselytizing as the basis for the law, proponents have argued that the Bibleâ€™s historical significance warrants its study in the classroom. Well, it seems these individuals have won the debate â€” at least for the time being.
This week, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer made it official and signed the controversial bill into law. Arizona is now the sixth state to offer courses in Biblical studies. Now, itâ€™s important to note â€” before critics find themselves getting worked up over...
Praise God--Bible classes! For the commentator that remarked that reading the Bible can result in a negative outcome--this is the complete opposite. The outcome is completely positive--it outweigh the negatives! No comparison whatsoever.
Do you think if everyone reads the Bible, all will be well? NOT! A friend and his pastor rode home on the mass transit train; saw a guy reading the Bible. They got into a big argument that ended as they got off with raised voices and huge misinterpretations of basic doctrines.
If you live in Arizona, you could not say that in good conscience. You may not agree with obeying the law, but there are still a few of us that do. And please do not waste your time talking about the inhumanity of the bill unless you have seen firsthand the inhumanity at the border itself.
When I was in public school in the 1970s and 1980s, we had a class called "The Bible as Literature", which I don't remember anybody complaining about. Maybe Bible opponents back then were less militant than now.