Trump Gives Boost To ‘Bible Literacy’ Classes In Public Schools: ‘Great!’

Great news indeed. Taking God out of the classroom is why we have so many problems today.

The Daily Wire is reporting:

“President Donald Trump threw enthusiastic support behind states looking to implement Bible literacy classes in public schools. Most taxpayer-funded schools offer general teachings on world religions including Christianity, but Biblical literacy classes would go much more in-depth.

“Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible,” the president wrote in a Monday morning tweet. “Starting to make a turn back? Great!”

Trump’s tweet was posted after a “Fox & Friends” segment discussed Biblical literacy measures being introduced by six state legislatures. The proposals look to allow public school students be given the option to learn the about the Bible in historical context if they so choose to as an elective.

As noted by The Hill, Rep. Aaron McWilliams, a Republican legislator from North Dakota, was on the Fox morning show to discuss such a measure, which he is co-sponsoring.

“The Bible is an integral part of our society and deserves a place in the classroom,” Rep. McWilliams said.

Five other states – Missouri, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, and Florida – have considered such bills, notes The Hill.

In the same flavor, Gov. Matt Bevin (R-KY) signed a law which would allow public high schools in Kentucky to offer electives “on the literature of the Bible and Hebrew Scriptures,” reports USA Today.”

Though the measures look to explore the Bible historically, POLITICO notes that critics are concerned the classes “could blur the constitutional line separating church and state.”

“There’s a separation of church and state but there’s not a separation of books from education,” said McWilliams, responding to such criticism. The Republican added that the Supreme Court decided in 1963 that “it was okay to do a Bible reading in school as long as it’s from a historical and literal context. As long as we’re not teaching the faith in the school, we can go for it.”

Some conservatives have already backed the notion of Biblical literacy in schools, emphasizing that understanding Biblical texts is fundamental in understanding the formation of our nation and its founders.

“Bible literacy is only ‘controversial’ because we live in such an aggressively stupid society,” said The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh. “Obviously kids in school should read the most influential and important book ever compiled. You can disbelieve every word in it and that doesn’t change its impact and importance.”

“Impossible to understand letters from the Founders or speeches of Lincoln without Biblical literacy,” The Federalist’s Inez Stepman noted. “Shockingly ignorant journalists (& tbh, Presidents who say ‘two Corinthians’) could use some Biblical literacy too.”

“Amen,” said Epoch Times writer Adrian Norman. “We need more God, not less.”

I was raised in a Christian household and attended my uncle’s Christian school from the 2nd to 8th grades. When I went to public schools after that, the difference was notable. Gangs, drugs, violence, and lack of respect for others was evident everywhere. Those public schools didn’t offer Bible education courses. Of course, there was no prayer in the schools, either. Biblical literacy courses is a good start. If we allow God back in the classroom, many of today’s youth wouldn’t find “socialism” & reliance on government to take care of them from cradle-to-grave so appealing. They’d learn there actually is a God who cares for them & who will help them get through any difficulty life throws at them.

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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls and counter-terrorism efforts of other countries. He runs the Rainforth Report on Substack. In 2022 Jeff embarked on a border crisis tour, documenting cartel trafficking of drugs and humans. The year before he was contracted to film on the border with Ben Bergquam of America's Voice News and also for Women Fighting for America. Jeff was the videographer for the March for Trump bus tour which crossed the country twice and ended on January 6th, 2021 in DC at the Capitol. He filmed the events that took place at the Capitol Building. Jeff was the videographer and news editor for We Build the Wall, the organization founded by triple-amputee vet hero Brian Kolfage. He was the sole photographer allowed to be on site to document the construction of the first ever privately built border wall. Jeff has worked on Kolfage's projects since 2015. Steve Bannon sent Jeff to embed with the Hong Kong protesters, covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. Bannon also sent Jeff to film for a documentary on border walls in mainland China as COVID was about to emerge from the country. Bannon and Kolfage then sent Jeff to film walls and counter-terrorism efforts in Thailand, Malaysia, Israel by the Gaza Strip, Hungary & Serbia, France, Spain, and north Africa. As of 2022 Jeff is an editor at Populist Press and other news sites. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30-person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."

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