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Bible Class Bill Awaits Governor's Signature

Whether or not bible classes will be taught in Georgia High Schools is left up to the Governor. If approved, high school students would have a new elective course to choose from.

One that would study the history of the Old and New Testament. "In our district we would look at it from a block standpoint as being a full credit course and both of those course being intertwined into a one semester course for one carnegie unit,"says Keith Seifert, Director of Secondary Education for the Muscogee County School District.

According to Seifert, The proposal requires that the course be taught in an objective and nondevotional manner with no attempt made to indoctrinate students. "It's designed for an objective view and just study of what the history and literature of the old and new testament has brought to Western civilization,"says Seifert.

School Board Member, Brenda Storey has been backing this potential elective course long before lawmakers did. "I think an elective bible course of study of the bible adds to the debt and understanding of literature and history,"says Storey.

The bill is waiting for the signature of Georgia's Governor.

It's not clear yet whether it will automatically be included in high school curriculums or if local school boards will have to vote for it.

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