AP: High schools across the nation are considering an elective course in Bible literacy. That’s pitting advocates of church-state separation against proponents of the class who say their mission is purely scholarly.

Lawmakers in Alabama and Georgia in the past few weeks have introduced legislation clearing the way for their high schools to offer the course, which is based on the textbook The Bible and Its Influence.

Truthdig says:

The high school course on the Bible’s influence on society would be an elective. story
It’s such an obvious end run around the Constitution’s Establishment Clause that we’ll hold fire. But check this: The course textbook contains a boxed feature that shows how the Bible was used “to justify and even encourage anti-Semitism.” Wow! A whole boxed feature? We wonder if there’s a footnote about that whole Spanish Inquisition thing….

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