Jun 29 2024
06:40 am

Effective immediately, Oklahoma schools are required to incorporate the Bible as part of the curricula in grades five through 12, according to a memo Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters sent to all school districts. Schools are instructed to refer to the Bible and the Ten Commandments for their “substantial influence on our nation’s founders and the foundational principles of our Constitution.”
“This is textbook Christian Nationalism: Walters is abusing the power of his public office to impose his religious beliefs on everyone else’s children,” Rachel Laser, the CEO [of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a nonprofit civil liberties group], said in the statement.

Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) approved of regulations that include "time for prayer in schools and acknowledgement of a “Creator” and the existence of good and evil." But, the governor did not approve of the Superintendent of Public Instruction hiring "a public relations firm at $200 per hour to help him get national media attention."

All of this comes after, "The state Supreme Court ruled this week that a state contract to fund a Catholic charter school violated both state and federal law and must be voided. It would have been the country’s first religious charter school."

I wondered which bible they would use. Maybe The New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition?

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