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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bible thumping: Altes' bill on agenda

Posted By on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 6:21 AM

Rep. Denny Altes' bill to allow school districts to teach Bible in an academic fashion could be up for consideration in amended form in House committee today. It's been amended to have school districts draw up the course and choose course material in a manner consistent with the non-proselytizing dictates of the statute. Given that the sponsor doesn't believe in separation of church and state, many remain suspicious. I received this morning an e-mail from a couple that had written Altes about their concerns. His response to them:

Need to read the amended version, it does nothing.

Speaking of symbolism in the written word ....

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