Alabama School Board Approves 2nd Bible Textbook

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The State Board of Education is giving
Alabama's public schools a second choice of books for teaching about the Bible.

The board has voted unanimously to approve "The Bible in History and Literature," which was developed by the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools.

The vote came a year after the board made Alabama the first state to approve the use of "The Bible and Its Influence," published by the Bible Literacy Project. That textbook had drawn criticism from some conservatives.

State Superintendent of Education Joe Morton says the board approved "The Bible and Its Influence" first because it was the only book submitted last year for Alabama's elective course on the Bible.

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

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  • by Leah Location: Malvern on Nov 15, 2008 at 09:49 PM
    Bring the Bible back everywhere. If you have a problem with it then go to another country where Christ or his father; our GOD, is not recognized. Go to a country where Hitler, Saddam or Bin Laden stand before you on a statue to bow down and stoop to their levels.
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