Editorial: Public schools need Bible studies

Kentucky has passed a law that allows Bible studies in public schools.

According to the First Amendment, such a law should not be necessary but liberals, progressives, atheists, secularists and others have persuaded activists judges to intimidate public school administrators into banning study of the Bible, the most important book in human history.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, signed the “Bible Literacy law” that will require the Kentucky Board of Education to institute “an elective social studies course 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.”

Critics, including the American Civil Liberties Union, concede that teaching the Bible as literature is “constitutional” but they are deathly afraid that some teacher will interject his or her Christian faith into a Bible class. They think that objections from students who are Muslim, Hindu, atheists and others are more important that giving students information about the most influential book every written.

They do not want teachers to be “preachers.”

Well, America could use more exposure to the moral principles found in the Old and New Testaments, not to mention the life-changing experience of faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of mankind.

According to a recent Pew survey, 76 percent of the adults in Kentucky identify as Christians. Their faith is based on the Bible and the Bible teaches that faith should be expressed 24/7 in all areas of life – even public education.

Let’s hope other states follow the lead of Kentucky.