Last Thursday, the Alabama legislature passed one of the worst “Bible class” bills we’ve ever seen.
SB 14 not only allows public school teachers to discuss the Bible as a source of “morals” and “values,” it encourages them to teach “public policy” through a biblical lens.
Can you imagine the discussions Christian extremists will be having with their impressionable students on LGBTQ rights, women’s healthcare, and their false and ahistorical version of “religious freedom”?
Under SB 14, a school principal may authorize the display of “religious materials,” including crosses, during elective courses in history, civilization, ethics, comparative religion, and literature.
This is pure indoctrination of children!
But that’s not it. Under SB 14, parents can’t sue the school district if teachers try to indoctrinate children.
Yes, by shielding schools and teachers from liability, SB 14 encourages teachers to break the law and proselytize.