Proposed Bill Seeks to Add Bible Classes in Florida Schools

October 17, 2019

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A proposed bill seeks to make elective Bible courses a requirement in Florida public schools.

House Bill 341, introduced by Jacksonville Representative Kim Daniels, calls for "each school district to offer specified courses relating to religion, Hebrew Scriptures and Bible to certain students as elective courses." Currently, Florida schools have the option of offering religious courses, but they're not required to do so.

Opponents of the legislation fear the classes would subject Florida's schools to lawsuits over not representing other religions in the curriculum.

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