Thursday, March 05, 2020

West Virginia Legislature Enacts Law To Permit Courses On The Bible

The West Virginia legislature yesterday gave final passage to House Bill 4780 (full text) which authorizes public schools to offer elective social studies courses on the Bible in grades 9 and above. Such courses are to:
Teach students knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry, and narratives that are prerequisites to understanding the development of American society and culture, including literature, art, music, mores, oratory, and public policy....
The bill now goes to Governor Jim Justice for his signature.  WV Metro News reports on the legislation.