Kentucky Approves Teaching The Bible In Public Schools
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Kentucky Approves Teaching The Bible In Public Schools

August 26, 2019


KENTUCKY HAS SIGNED A LAW
ALLOWING PUBLIC, STATE-FUNDED SCHOOLS TO TEACH
COURSES ON THE BIBLE. THE GOVERNOR, MATT BEVAN, EVEN
PARTICIPATED IN THE BILL SIGNING CEREMONY, WHICH OPENED
WITH A CHRISTIAN PRAYER. A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THIS BILL. STATE REPRESENTATIVE DJ JOHNSON
SAID THE BIBLE “REALLY DID SET THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FOUNDING
FATHERS USED TO DEVELOP DOCUMENTS LIKE THE CONSTITUTION,
THE BILL OF RIGHTS… THE CLASS WOULD BE ELECTIVE, NOT
A REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS, AND EACH SCHOOL HAS THE OPTION
TO OFFER THE CLASS OR NOT.” THE DIRECTOR OF THE ACLU, KATE
MILLER, SAYS, “WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT TEACHERS CAN TEACH AND
MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON’T GO INTO PREACH. THOUGH, MISTER JOHNSON NOTED
THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COURSE WOULD NOT BE
CONSTITUTIONAL ñ WOULD NOT BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THE DEPARTMENT, LIKE EVERY STATE
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTRY, RECEIVES FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT FUNDS. SO, THIS BILL GOES INTO EFFECT
ON JUNE 30, WHICH IS TOMORROW, AND I WANT TO GET A REACTION
FROM YOU GUYS, WHAT DO YOU THINK? BECAUSE I THINK IT COULD BE
COOL. WHAT? THIS IS HOW I THINK IT COULD BE
COOL, AS A CHRISTIAN MYSELF. IF THEY ARE TEACHING YOU THE
HISTORY OF THE BIBLE AND WHAT WENT INTO IT, AND THE TIME
PERIOD. NO. NO. WHY WOULD YOU TEACH THE KORAN? THAT’S ANOTHER THING, NO OTHER
RELIGIOUS TEXTS ARE INCLUDED. THAT’S MY ISSUE WITH IT, BUT IF
THERE WAS A CLASS ABOUT RELIGIOUS TEXTS ñ GREAT, THAT’S NOT WHAT THEY ARE
TALKING ABOUT THOUGH. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT KENTUCKY,
SO WE KNOW WHAT THEIR INTENTIONS ARE. OKAY, TAXPAYER MONEY IS NOT
SUPPOSED TO GO TO TOWARDS ENDORSING A SPECIFIC RELIGION,
THAT IS ESSENTIALLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING THERE. YOU WANT BIBLE STUDY? SEND YOUR KIDS TO SUNDAY SCHOOL,
TO CHURCH, SO THEY CAN LEARN. THIS IS ABSURD, ESPECIALLY WHEN
YOU CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT SUPPOSED
TO PROMOTE ONE PARTICULAR RELIGION; THEY ARE DOING THAT
HERE. WILL THIS BE CHALLENGED IN THE
TRUMP ERA? I DON’T KNOW, ESPECIALLY WITH
SOMEONE LIKE NEIL GORSUCH IN THE SPRING COURT? I HAVE NO HOPE AND NO FAITH AT
THIS POINT. NO FAITH, GET IT? SHE KNOWS HOW TO BUTTON IT UP. BY THE WAY, WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE
NOT RELIGIOUS? WHAT IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN ANY
RELIGION? YOUR KIDS DON’T BUY DOES ANY
RELIGION, ARE THEY GOING TO BE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS CLASS? IT’S AN ELECTIVE. THAT’S THE WAY IT STARTS, AS AN
ELECTIVE. WOULD YOU BE COOL BUT THIS IF IT
WAS MULTIPLE RELIGIOUS TEXTS? YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT WHO WAS
WRITING IT. I THINK THE HISTORY BEHIND
RELIGIONS IS ñ HAS ALWAYS REALLY FASCINATED ME. SURE, SOCIOLOGICAL HISTORY,
WHATEVER, I MEAN, SURE. BUT IF THEY ARE TEACHING FROM
THE BIBLE ñ WE ARE HAVING A CONVERSATION
ABOUT RELIGION IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, CAN WE MAYBE
TODAY CLASS ABOUT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? CAN WE DID A CLASS ABOUT, THIS
IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU GO TO COLLEGE, THIS IS HOW
YOU MAKE DECISIONS SO THAT YOU GO INTO DEBT. CAN WE ACTUALLY TEACH THINGS
THAT MATTER INSTEAD OF FANTASIES? WE ARE GOING TO TEACH THEM ABOUT
SNAKE SECOND TALK AND GARDENS. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE AN ETHICS
CLASS. IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET INTO
THE WHOLE RELIGIOUS THING, THERE SHOULD BE AN ETHICS CLASS
IN HIGH SCHOOL. I AGREE WITH THAT, THERE ARE A
LOT OF OTHER NOBLE CLASSES WE CAN BE LOOKING INTO. ALL RIGHT, KENTUCKY HAS SPOKEN.

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  1. Can I learn about Harry Potter, Pokemon, Leprechauns, Star Wars, Big Foot, Sailor Moon and Alchemy in schools now?

  2. 85,000 views isn't bad, well maybe it is when other more reputable sources on the opposing side have nearly 540,000 views, seems about right considering the implosion we are seeing with the left. I wasn't alive during Hitler's time but I'm almost sure the division started like this with this pc culture and equity panels popping up on college campuses. Next will be the burning of books that don't support the main narrative. Kinda like the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, except in this case it's the ones who scream the loudest, not necessarily the majority, just annoyingly the loudest you know the squeaky wheel gets the oil and so on… I digress but you get the point.

  3. LEts not forget that the United States constitution and many other founding documents were inspired directly by the truth and common sense found in any holy book, but particularly for the United States of America that holy book happened to be the bible. So makes sense to offer the option to learn of its importance in history and the present. Common. Sense.

  4. People from Kentucky aren't known for being intelligent. They want their ugly kids to be as stupid as they are.

  5. My mom wanted me to have religious and biblical studies in school, so she did the craziest thing… she took out her wallet, paid tuition and sent me to Catholic School!!!…WOOOOW! Mind. BLOWN!!!

  6. Hummmm….Biblical Archaeology…I would like that so I could see which cultures influenced the rebuild of Solomon's Temple. Oh…oh, and where were King Solomon's Gold Mines…show me where I can get my hands on some bling baby!

  7. I agree with Grace – I don't find it that bad if it's an elective course, but if they're to teach Bible, they should also teach Quran, the Vedas and Confucius' Analects as well. And teaching the Bible should be taught in a non-denominational way, teaching all the different ways Catholics, Jews, Lutherans, Pentecostals, etc. interpret different verses and why different variants of Christianity emerged off the differing interpretations of these. Otherwise it's clearly discriminatory not just towards irreligious people of people of other religions, but also towards people of a different version of Christianity than the one of the teacher.

  8. Just saw a video of Ana Kasparian saying undocumented aliens contribute to this country by paying their taxes. That has to be the funniest thing this idiot has ever said. Since she sucks at reporting, she should take up stand=up comedy.

  9. Teaching a course on the Bible is not the same as "teaching the Bible." Think about the religion courses offered by colleges. In theory, why can't a high school student take a similar course?

    Now presenting the Bible stories as objectively true is a different matter. The intentions and qualifications of the teachers is really the question at hand here.

  10. I do wish that the restrictions on even mentioning The Bible were loosened a bit so that we could teach it in the same way that we teach Beowulf, Gilgamesh, The Iliad & The Odessey, the same way that we were able to discuss it in my literature courses in college. Understanding some elements of The Bible and religious traditions are incredibly important to understanding a lot of our history, art, and literature. So much of Shakespeare's oeuvre can be better understood once you understand the religious stories and practices he was drawing from. Nonetheless, I can't imagine they would be open to teaching the Quran or Mahabharata.

  11. Hahaha! This is the same state that furnished taxpayer money to fund a friggin' Noah's Ark theme park (which is now officially a miserable failure). You know what? Let them keep going. When their own citizens are thoroughly fucked-over enough, they'll have to eventually come around to logic and reason.

  12. Kentucky is about to get even dumber. If you live in Kentucky and you have children, move out fast. WOW !
    "So Sad"

  13. If this bill is specific to the Bible and not also allowing schools to teach the Quran or the Torah, then we have a problem.

  14. Which version of the Bible and which Christian denomination will be best represented in Public Schools?
    KJV, NIV, Watch Tower, Book of Morman?

    Catholicism, Presbyterian, Christadelphian, Calvinist, Baptist, Pentecostal etc…???

  15. the founding fathers were not all Christians. Thomas Jefferson cut and paste his own bible.

  16. Atleast it's an elective, and I'm with grace on this one. While the bible is backwards and inherently compromised in my opinion it is still an important historical text. Also, ana is annoying af.

  17. it is not about it being elective or not. it is about tax money going to the course and thats illegal in principle

  18. Yes, the state run lock-down systems can instruct the bible( Hebrew Library) to the students. But, only if, it is not biased in it's examination of religion from it's scientific knowledge which has been engaging with mankind since the dawn of known time; of which one should by all means know !
    The base beliefs systems should include , history of the Hykso(sp), or the world wide mother earth think that Joseph Campbell brought with his myth of Man.ect
    To know the modern belief systems of earth man requires learning the base fields of view.
    OR WE JUST HAVE A BUNCH OF MOB CRIMINAL SPECIAL INTERESTS SHOWING UP NOW.
    TO DO HARM TO THE WORKING CLASS AGAIN.
    Maybe, we give them all the rope they think they need.
    creator spirit is here, can you hear that ? Off in the distance, creator spirit is !

  19. 0:13–0:22–When are conservative Christians going to get it through their pretty little heads that the United States wasn't founded based on "Christian values"? Most of the founding fathers were Deists, people who believe in a creator who makes things and then sits back and observes as opposed to intervening with creation.

  20. Just withdraw federal funding… if Kentucky taxpayers want to pay for this, let them do so but don't force me to do so…

  21. It'd be nice to see a better emphasis on history to reduce the number of people like Ana in the future.

  22. Shut up Ana, you hook nosed harpie, it's okay for kids to go to school and learn about white privilege, and having seminars where teachers are sent at taxpayer's expense, I'm sure you're on board with that you big nosed shitstain.

  23. I'd say learning a couple of religions is an absolute must in school, so they can compare the books and figure out they're all basically the same. Wouldn't hurt to go and actually read through all the BS in there, either. Actually read the words and take in the BS. Bound to cement your atheism soon enough.

  24. I don't like it. That's what private school is for. Also, public schools in San Diego are teaching Islam in the public schools now. Which is just as ridiculous. But where's the coverage on that?

  25. Seems like Ana described CALM (Career and Life Management) it covers about financial responsibilities, University, etc…

  26. Multiple Religion text is called "Comparison Religion courses" they used to teach it back in the day. Proving that we are all going to be buried one day, and we all have the same desire to live a better life and create a better world. What "entity" or "being" or "Deity" you believe in that will "get you there " is all up to you. When Christians start to plow their agenda into the schools then they are no better than the Taliban or ISIS. Terrible zealots who would kill anyone for their religion.

  27. I have no problem with teaching the bible in public schools… as a piece of literature, fiction. Nothing more.

  28. Will this bill also include teaching the Koran, Torah, Vedas, Tripitaka (thanks Google), etc? That's the only thing that would make teaching the bible valid.

  29. Just want to mention I am a high school student at a Catholic school in Canada and what's neat is that the grade 11 mandatory religion course is world religion where you spend just under a month on each of the main religions and have the opportunity to visit the house of worship for each religion. The grade 12 religion curriculum does actually have 2 option those being Ethics and equality or Philosophy. Only saying this to show that not all Catholic schools are trying to indoctrinate students with Christianity.

  30. grace had a cool concept, but it already exists, lol.., it's called " world religions"… they go over all major religions. However, I don't agree with the new Kentucky bill…. just go to bible study or even a private school, lol, that's what it's for… to study the Bible. That bill is favoring one religion over the others, which is unconstitutional from what I understand. The separation of church and state.

  31. I'm in Canada, and I went to a public school and high school. In high school, we were offered a 'World Religion Class' (that wasn't complusory but maybe should have been). It taught the histories and ideologies and more about all the major religions (and some smaller ones). It was really well done, didn't preach nor put down religion. People across the religious spectrum took it, and found it positive. A class teaching a wider variety is beneficial; I don't think this is.

  32. religious, dogma, sexist, misogyny. as a use to be xtian I am appalled. no it shouldn't be taught unless all world religions are taught the history of and nothing else.

  33. a lesbian……liberal…..christian….wow,its amazing the spectrum of people outthere,the amount of gymnastics that are going on in her brain must be amazing,everything about christianity goes against what she is

  34. Wow, is this the beginning of the transformation of the US into a christian theocracy? Just like IRAN, who would of thought of it?

  35. I'm from Quebec (Canada) and we have a compulsory ethics and religion program that was implemented as a way to better explaim the ethos of the world's major religion in addition to Native beliefs. It has cons but it wasn't introduced as a Trojan Horse like the program in Kentucky…stay vigilant https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics_and_religious_culture

  36. How about a class in budgeting or anger management, or conflict resolution or running a household. They might help families to stay together.

  37. I come from Utah, we've already had something like this for years except instead of the bible it was the Book of Mormon (before you say, "but the Mormons believe in the bible too", I know that but if you meet Mormons from Utah, the Book of Mormon is way more important to them in their religious studies than the bible). It was an elective as well but not worth any credit, so the Mormon students who took these classes (which they all did because their parents made them) had to make sure not to fail any other class every year or else fear becoming Super Seniors (A term we use in Utah, maybe other places but I'm not sure, to describe people having to do senior year a second time to get all credits needed to graduate). In fact the classes were always held in a separate building, a seminary paid for by the Mormon church, from the main schools. So really what I am trying to say is that I'm surprised that Kentucky hasn't already done this yet.

  38. they did NOT use the bible, none of the founding fathers were Christians
    dumb Americans
    what about the constitution and the motto of the USA=
    E-PLURIBUS-UNUM
    ;~)

  39. Teaching a single religion is not education it's indoctrination. If you are going to teach religion, teach about multiple religious texts and where they differ and where they are the same. Allow students to study and choose the ethical and religious framework for their lives. This ruling is another attempt by Christian fundamentalists to force others to join their cult. Whatever happed to the separation of church and state.

  40. People getting so upset about this..should they stop teaching about Egyptian, Roman and Greek gods and goddesses in history classes then?  I think we had a unit on them just about every year in school, how is that different?  It's about how religions have influenced a society, not establishing a belief system, put down your guns.

  41. I'd only be ok with it if an atheist taught the class. Oh the fallacies of the Bible kids would learn then.

  42. i mean this isnt really a big deal… there are "world religion" classes in my towns high school. and they are electives too. so you arent required to take it. its basically Christianity 101

  43. I see no problem with teaching a course about the different religions and mythology's In human history however only teaching the history of one religion would in essence be establishing a religion especially if they taught the doctrine as well.

  44. Atheists should not be required to take a Bible study course in a public school since it is a well known fact that a larger percentage of Atheists worldwide know Scripture in the Bible better than most Christians. This is true do to the existing presence of priests or ministers whom govern a church and teach the Biblical Scripture to their congregation of ignorant followers composed mostly of foolish worshippers whom blindly placed their faith and trust in the teachings of Christianity without first having read the entire Bible (word per word, first page to last page) before making the decision to call oneself a Christian. People of other religious beliefs as well as those that lack them (Atheists & Agnostics) do their research before dedicating themselves to a particular spiritual faith. Atheists are persecuted heavily by devout Christians and as a result, arm themselves with almost all knowledge of the "enemy" thus becoming better educated than your average Christian in Biblical Scripture.

  45. The dumbing down of America was by design. Progressives, liberals, moderates… please run for school board.

  46. Former Christian, now Atheist.

    Ana, you were not so kind to Grace here. Ana, I know you are an atheist, however, you have to be kind to liberal atheists or you risk alienating them.

  47. They are not "PROMOTING "a particular religion, that's just what YOU want to believe Ana. The school board is merely adding a new curriculum to their school WHICH IS NOT EVEN MANDATORY to do, the students select whether or not they want to take it, its an elective – last time i checked, that's freedom of choice…

  48. "what if the kid is not religious?" Well what if the kid doesn't want to have two gay fathers and would like to have a normal family? You would never ask something like that now would You.

  49. What a low opinion of kids all you against this must have.  As if a high school course is going to "brainwash" a bunch of teenagers into believing something.  Try to convince any high schooler of ANYTHING, they won't believe it if they don't want to.  These kids have brains, provide them with as much varying info as possible, and trust them to find their own way.  How many of you were raised in strict religious backgrounds and managed to think for yourselves?  The kids will be fine, relax.

  50. I hope they're ready to also teach the Qur'an and the Bhagavad Gita and the Dhammapada and the Book of Mormon and about a dozen more…

  51. this is using the exception to separation of church and state, namely that the bible and Christianity can be taught as a historic or cultural/mythology topic, in order to bring in bible study in public school. The lying so-called Christians are big on the end justifying the means, and will even kill or commit worse crimes to further their agenda of a theocratic police state, with them enforcing christian sharia on horse back, no doubt. These fascists need to be rooted out and destroyed.

  52. If u were to do this this can't be a theology class but a class where u study the history of the Bible and Christianity as well as analyze the scripture but not teach it as fact. Edit: I am open to criticism, but I think the history of Christianity is something that should be taught because it is important to current society, but the scripture should not be taught as fact. I am an Atheist

  53. The schools have an option to include the class as a elective, not requirement. They didn't add other religions like Islam because the class would have nobody in it. There are plenty of classes that teach you about what you are bitching about.

  54. The bible isn't anything but population control…….do this, don't do that or you are gonna burn in hell…….bunch of bullshit!!!!

  55. idaho and other states have already done this

    thx for this ha bisky vid on why only stupid people have babies unless they are going to home school even then there child will be isolated because that child might actually be smart and be treated like a moron

  56. Because America is a theocracy in all but name. Teaching the bible is no different to teaching any other mythical bullshit. Do they also teach the OTHER side as they want in their stupidity on evolution? They expect creationism to be taught in science classes. Then atheism should be taught in religion classes. How hypocritical are these morons? The bible is drivel. It contains nothing but inane bullshit. A bit like drumpf. Empty crap, guised as truth.

  57. I live in Florida. My oldest daughter graduated high school last year. We sent her to a private Christian school when she was very young, and eventually put her in public school while still in Elementary. We never pushed any religious belief on our children but have always given them the choice to at least learn and ask questions. Our oldest does not believe in Christianity, and to us that is fine. She has that right to decide what she believes. We ask that she doesn’t cram her beliefs down her younger siblings throats. This way, they too are able to choose for themselves as we did with her. She actually took a world religion elective in high school that taught about every religions history. It was one of her favorite classes. She enjoys learning about all religions. For her it was mainly about understanding why people put so much emphasis on their chosen religion, which has caused so much of the fighting, wars and hate throughout time and still to this day. I respect all religion, and appreciate that we live in a country where we have the right to choose. Teens that want to take the course can, and those who don’t obviously don’t. Again that’s the beauty of America and our rights to choose. I wish people would stop trying to cram their own beliefs down each other’s throats as if they are the only correct ones. What happens in your home and life is your own business and does not affect me, and vice versa. Politics and religion are two of the most difficult topics to discuss if the parties discussing it don’t see eye to eye. Arguing and name calling isn’t going to get them anywhere because they each believe what they believe and nothing will change that, and guess what? That okay!

  58. Prayer and bible elective classes will be coming back very soon. Roe vs. Wade will be overturned. HalleluYah!

  59. Instead maybe we should require reading/teaching of the US Constitution in public schools…specifically the part where they talk about separation of Church and State!

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