Teaching comparative religions as part of classes on history, culture, and religious pluralism is one thing. Having Bible study in public schools is another — and the AZ legislature is opting for the latter. Test case: are the Koran, the Baghavad Gita, and the Torah also allowed to be taught? Or just the Bible?
Bible class in public high schools? Sure, says Arizona House
The Arizona Legislature has never been shy about weighing in on hot-button issues. (Exhibit A: SB 1070 , the state's illegal immigration law.) The latest such move: a vote to allow public and charter schools to teach students about the Bible.