We are pushing one religion to be taught by schools and not all religions and to me that’s a violation of the Constitution and the separation of church and state. – Hinojosa, D-McAllen.
May 24, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post
AUSTIN, TX – High schools will be able to offer elective Bible courses under a bill the Texas Senate sent to the governor on Wednesday.
Republican Rep. Warren Chisum originally wanted to require high schools to offer the elective courses. But the House passed a watered-down plan and the Senate voted 28-2 to approve that version.
The legislation would allow schools to offer courses about the Old and New Testament that familiarize students with the contents, history and literary style of the scriptures and the influence they have had on everything from government to art.
“I think students that are not educated in Biblical literature have a real hard time understanding what motivated our founding fathers, what motivated Abraham Lincoln, what motivated Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Sen. Craig Estes, the bill’s Senate sponsor.