Missouri Residents: Oppose Bible Classes in Public High Schools

The Missouri House passed HB 267, which promotes electives courses on the Christian Bible and Hebrew Scriptures in public schools, and tomorrow the Senate Education Committee is holding a hearing on this bill. We need your help to oppose this legislation!

While high school courses focusing on the historical or literary aspects of the Bible are not intrinsically unconstitutional, they are certainly wasteful of scarce educational resources and expose schools to unnecessary legal scrutiny and liability. The Constitution places strict requirements on such courses, and schools are frequently unable or unwilling to meet those requirements. This legislation is a superficial attempt to proselytize children under the guise that religious texts are culturally and historically significant. Please tell the Senate Education Committee to oppose this bill!

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