• Texas Public Schools Required To Teach Bible Science This Year

    August 17, 2009 11:40 am 24 comments

    Logic has finally prevailed in the Texas Public school system. Legislation now requires the literature of Bible Science to be taught in all public Texas schools and the students will be better for it.

    New state law requires that every school has copies of the Bible for all students, and that the curriculum includes information relating to the Bible.

    The legislation for this measure was first introduced in 2007, with opposition coming from several evolutionary science and atheist parenting groups. Their dissent was not enough to dissuade the majority to go against the best eduction for the state’s children.

    The point of the program is not to indoctrinate students or force them to become Christian. It is simply to educate them about the points of Christianity, its impact on society and how Creationism is a viable alternative to the false principles of evolution and speciation.

    A local social studies teacher, John Keeling from Whitehouse, Texas, had this to say about the new requirements and his students’ perception about the new academic benefit:

    “By the end of the year, what they begin to realize is that it is pervasive. You can’t get away from it. The kids came back and were like ‘It’s everywhere.’” Mr. Keeling continued, “The purpose of a course like this isn’t even really to get kids to believe it per say. It is just to appreciate the profound impact that it has had on our history and on our government.”

    Several schools, such as Keeling’s, had implemented the law since it passed in 2007. The 2009-2010 school year will mark the first year that an entire state will be forced to teach about the Bible.

    Residents of East Texas have mixed reactions to the law. In a nation that has already stripped prayer out of school, Christ out of Christmas and forces kids to learn about atheism, Hinduism and secular science, it only seems fair that they gain a moral perspective about their nation’s history and creation of our world.

    Resident Laura Tucker speaks on the sentiment: “‘I think it is a good thing because a lot of kids don’t have that experience, and they already want to take prayer out of school as it is– and you see where our kids are ending up!’”

    Statistically, kids have become more violent and more prone to teenage pregnancy, violence and drug use since prayer and reference to the Bible was barred in most public schools.

    On the counter, many secular atheists and those with suspicious names seem to be against a fair initiative and the law. These people who denounce the laws of peace and equality cite petty, bigoted concerns as grievances.

    “I don’t want anybody teaching their religious beliefs to my child unless they want to send their child to my house and let me teach them my religious views. There is no difference,” said Havis Tatum in an interview with KLTV.com. Such shocking words against a bill that promises to instill morality and values in a failing school system should not part the lips of concerned parents.

    Schools who had not yet enforced this great new addition to curriculum stated their hesitance was due to confusion over the bill’s wording and lack of state funding; excuses.

    But now, by state mandate, every school district must meet the requirements before one student is seated. This is a great day for our nation and a great victory in our road to reestablishing our nation’s Christian heritage and foundation.

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    Pat Heinkel Pat Heinkel is the senior church organist for Shellington Pres., where he also proudly serves as a volunteer firefighter, distinguished lecturer and has the town's (maybe region!) largest collection of Coleoptera. Email Pat

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