A Florida judge ruled Jan. 21 in a case involving a Bible class proposed for a public school, but the question is far from settled.
The Lee County School Board voted 3-2 Oct. 21 to adopt the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools program, developed in North Carolina and supported by the Christian Coalition.
In a split decision, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich said the school board can implement a course based on the Old Testament, but may not teach a planned companion course based on the New Testament.
The ruling came in a lawsuit brought against the district by the American Civil Liberties Union and People for the American Way. The lawsuit said that the planned course would unconstitutionally present the Bible as history.
– E.P. News