Thursday, February 09, 2006


An effort to introduce a Bible literacy class in Alabama public schools has fallen short:
The Alabama House has turned down a bill that would have allowed public high schools to offer a course teaching the literary and historical significance of the Bible.

The bill was sponsored by House Majority Leader Rep. Ken Guin of Carbon Hill and supported by Speaker Seth Hammett of Andalusia. But Republicans objected to the bill naming a specific textbook to be used in teaching the class.

Surely naming a textbook is legislative micromanaging. Perhaps it will come back up without the specificity.

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