Woman vows to keep pushing for Bible course in public schools

One Soldier refers to his Bible during 1st Sgt. Edwin Kerns' Bible study session at the Division Chapel at Camp Victory North. Many of the Soldiers present at the session had highlighted points in their Bibles and took notes while Kerns spoke. (U.S.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa woman and self-described Christian
activist says she's disappointed but undeterred after seeing her
petition to have the Bible taught in public schools rejected.

Rochelle Arnold, who operates Change the World Ministries, delivered petitions with 576 signatures to the Waterloo Board of Education in August asking that the elective class be offered to middle or high school students.

She said the teacher's guide prepared by the National Council on
Bible Curriculum in Public Schools "fully complies with the Constitution" even though it would have used the Bible as the only textbook.

Debbie Lee, who coordinates the district's high school curriculum, suggested in a memo that any class focusing on religious texts should also include the literature of other major world religions.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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