Published March 7, 2017
Should the Bible be taught in public schools? House Bill 128, passed by the House of Representatives and currently awaiting a hearing in the Senate education committee, calls for the Kentucky Department of Education to develop policies that allow public schools to offer elective courses in Bible literacy.
At first glance, it sounds like a wonderful idea — one which all Kentucky Baptists could support. Indeed, Rep. D.J. Johnson is right: “The areas and aspects of life that it (the Bible) touches on goes from government policy, music, poetry, prose, literature styles, (and) historical content. It literally impacts everything we do in high school. Because of that, having a course on Bible literacy as a social studies course, will, without question, enrich the academic lives of our students.”