TALLAHASSEE – A newly proposed bill would make Bible courses a requirement in every public school in the state of Florida.
Under the current law, schools have the option of offering the courses, but it is not required.
House Bill 341 was introduced by Jacksonville Democrat Rep. Kim Daniels.
According to the proposed bill, it “requires each school district to offer specified courses relating to religion, Hebrew Scriptures, & Bible to certain students as elective courses.”
If passed, students would be given a chance to learn about the New Testament and the Old Testament in the Bible. While schools would be required to offer the course, students would not be required to take it.