Florida bill seeks to require religious courses in public schools – By OAN Newsroom (OANN) / Oct 16 2019
A new Florida bill could make it mandatory for public schools to offer a Bible study course. The bill was filed last week by Representative Kimberly Daniels. It would require schools to offer courses relating to religion, Hebrew Scriptures and the Bible to high school students.
The bill outlines that the courses must be offered from a neutral perspective.
“A course offered pursuant to this section may not endorse…or show hostility toward a particular religion, religious perspective or nonreligious faith,” read the legislation.
Daniels introduced a similar bill last year. Opponents have used precedent as an argument against the bill, suggesting that varying interpretations of religious texts may make a curriculum impossible to standardize.
If passed, the new measure will take effect in July of 2020.