Trump Kicks Off Week Advocating "Bible Literacy" Classes in Schools

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Trump Kicks Off the Week by Pushing ‘Bible Literacy Classes’
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President Donald Trump, fresh off an embarrassing loss on the shutdown and his wall to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is turning his attention from the Southern border to an entirely different topic: religion.

The President, desperate to shore up his rapidly dropping polling numbers, kicked off the week with a tweet aimed at the only segment of his base that is still sticking by him: Christian Evangelicals. (And the cult members participating on here Defending the Truth)

"Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible," Trump tweeted. "Starting to make a turn back? Great!"

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It was not clear what he meant by, "Starting to make a turn back?" but presumably he meant toward God and religion.

In many if not most cases, "Bible Literacy classes" are just ways to get around the fact that public schools cannot use religion in class. By claiming to study the Bible as a work unrelated to the religion it preaches, some think they can sidestep the constitutional wall between church and state.


Trump may have been motivated by an article in last week's USA Today that reveals a "wave of 'Bible literacy' bills" are "emerging in state legislatures."

"Some of the lawmakers – and leaders of Christian groups supporting the bills – say they want to restore traditional values in schools and give students a chance to study the religious text deeply," USA Today notes.

"The Bible is an integral part of our society and deserves a place in the classroom,” said Republican state Rep. Aaron McWilliams of North Dakota, a co-sponsor of a bill that would require the state's public high schools to offer an elective on Bible studies.


UPDATE: 10:31 AM ET –
NCRM would like to apologize for suggesting President Trump might have been reading a newspaper. Apparently the tweet was likely in response to a Fox News segment:

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"In many if not most cases, "Bible Literacy classes" are just ways to get around the fact that public schools cannot use religion in class. By claiming to study the Bible as a work unrelated to the religion it preaches, some think they can sidestep the constitutional wall between church and state."



Does anybody else find it appalling that these state legislatures are using deceit and dishonesty in order to break the law and teach the Bible and about Christianity? Do you think any of them even consider the hypocrisy showing?
 
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Um...they do entire sections on islam, in world history, art and probably other classes. Those are just the two i know for sure. So a bible class as an elective i see no problem w/. Much less than jamming islam inside of other classes.
 
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ABSOLUTLEY NOT. This shit better be taken to court right away. You want to study religion, go to church!
Unless its Islam. The exceptions must be made comrade

I fundamentally agree with you, and although you may not be, your side of the aisle is such a bag of hypocrites on this it makes me vomit. I really hope you idiots can get behind Tulsi Gabbard.
 
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Unless its Islam. The exceptions must be made comrade

I fundamentally agree with you, and although you may not be, your side of the aisle is such a bag of hypocrites on this it makes me vomit. I really hope you idiots can get behind Tulsi Gabbard.
WTF are you even talking about? Quit putting words in my mouth. I am opposed to religion being taught in schools, that means ALL religion. You don't know me, so don't assume you know what I believe or support. Perhaps you also missed my comments head scarves in congress?
 
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Unless its Islam. The exceptions must be made comrade

I fundamentally agree with you, and although you may not be, your side of the aisle is such a bag of hypocrites on this it makes me vomit. I really hope you idiots can get behind Tulsi Gabbard.
Do you see that part where I said although you may not be?
WTF are you even talking about? Quit putting words in my mouth. I am opposed to religion being taught in schools, that means ALL religion. You don't know me, so don't assume you know what I believe or support.
Apparently not
TDS Strikes again
 
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I have no problem with private schools offering this. I have no problem with public schools offering electives for religious studies classes. I don't even have a problem if they offer a bible literacy class. But in doing so, they'd need to offer a Quran literacy class, Torah literacy class, Tripitakas literacy class, Granth Sahib literacy, Satanic Bible literacy, etc.
 
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Trump Kicks Off the Week by Pushing ‘Bible Literacy Classes’
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President Donald Trump, fresh off an embarrassing loss on the shutdown and his wall to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is turning his attention from the Southern border to an entirely different topic: religion.

The President, desperate to shore up his rapidly dropping polling numbers, kicked off the week with a tweet aimed at the only segment of his base that is still sticking by him: Christian Evangelicals. (And the cult members participating on here Defending the Truth)

"Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible," Trump tweeted. "Starting to make a turn back? Great!"

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It was not clear what he meant by, "Starting to make a turn back?" but presumably he meant toward God and religion.

In many if not most cases, "Bible Literacy classes" are just ways to get around the fact that public schools cannot use religion in class. By claiming to study the Bible as a work unrelated to the religion it preaches, some think they can sidestep the constitutional wall between church and state.


Trump may have been motivated by an article in last week's USA Today that reveals a "wave of 'Bible literacy' bills" are "emerging in state legislatures."

"Some of the lawmakers – and leaders of Christian groups supporting the bills – say they want to restore traditional values in schools and give students a chance to study the religious text deeply," USA Today notes.

"The Bible is an integral part of our society and deserves a place in the classroom,” said Republican state Rep. Aaron McWilliams of North Dakota, a co-sponsor of a bill that would require the state's public high schools to offer an elective on Bible studies.


UPDATE: 10:31 AM ET –
NCRM would like to apologize for suggesting President Trump might have been reading a newspaper. Apparently the tweet was likely in response to a Fox News segment:

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"In many if not most cases, "Bible Literacy classes" are just ways to get around the fact that public schools cannot use religion in class. By claiming to study the Bible as a work unrelated to the religion it preaches, some think they can sidestep the constitutional wall between church and state."


Does anybody else find it appalling that these state legislatures are using deceit and dishonesty in order to break the law and teach the Bible and about Christianity? Do you think any of them even consider the hypocrisy showing?
Just so long as it is OPTIONAL and NOT required.
 

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