Bible-ReadingThe Kentucky Senate passed a bill, 34-1, that will add Bible classes to the curriculum in public schools.

The measure would direct the Kentucky Board of Education to create guidelines on a curriculum around the Bible. According to the proposal, students would be able to take a Bible course as a social studies elective centered on the Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament of the Bible, the New Testament, or a combination of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament of the Bible.

Sen. Joe Bowen (R-Owensboro), the bill’s sponsor, said the purpose of the legislation is Bible literacy.

He said the intention is to acquaint students with a book that has had tremendous impact on American society and western culture, according to The Associated Press.

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