Kentucky’s Republican Governor on Tuesday signed a new bill into law that will allow public schools to teach the Bible as part of their Social Studies curriculum.
“The idea that we would not want this to be an option for people in school, that would be crazy,” WDRB reported Republican Governor Matt Bevin claimed at the bill signing. “I don’t know why every state would not embrace this, why we as a nation would not embrace this.”
The ACLU of Kentucky vows to monitor the situation.
“You could be an atheist, and you would appreciate there’s a lot of wisdom in the Bible,” Governor Bevin suggested.
Last December, Governor Bevin officially proclaimed that 2017 is the “Year of the Bible” in Kentucky. Governor Bevin’s plan to respond to a violence epidemic Louisville’s troubled West End is roaming prayer groups.
“A Bible literacy bill that, on its face, may not appear to be unconstitutional, could in fact become unconstitutional in its implementation,” said the ACLU of Kentucky’s Kate Miller. “We want to make sure that teachers can teach and make sure that they don’t go in to preach.”