Article by Bryan Howard
January 26, 2019
The State of Indiana is attempting to be the next state to add ‘In God We Trust” motto to their classrooms with posters. The new proposed bill would have elective religion courses in the classrooms as well. However, there are critics of the bill calling it unconstitutional.
Fox News Notes, “State Sen. Dennis Kruse drafted the “Education matters” bill, which would require public and charter schools to display both the U.S. and Indiana state flag along with the national motto “In God We Trust” on posters in each classroom and library.”
Fox News Continued, The proposed bill also requires public high schools to offer an elective course “surveying religions of the world,” which may also include “the study of the Bible,” but must be taught in a “neutral, objective, and balanced” way that does “not encourage or promote acceptance of any particular religion.”
The new bill will require schools to teach creation science for the beginning of life in their curriculum.
Currently the State of Indiana allows students to leave school for up to two hours a week in order to go to a church for Bible studies. If this bill were to pass then students will receive credit hours for attending Bible studies.
The ACLU director of advocacy for the Indiana chapter, Katie Blair, called the bill unconstitutional to Evansville Courier & Press.
Blair stated, “I’m hopeful our legislators would see this for what it is, which is a blatantly unconstitutional bill.”
However, Blair is either ignorant of history or a complete leftist zealot. The Founders had full intention on the Bible being taught in school systems and that is exactly why Thomas Jefferson assigned the first book to public schools as the Bible. The Founders created our constitution from the bible hints ‘inalienable rights.’ The Founders did create separation of Church and State, but it was to keep the state out of the Church and not to keep Church out of the State.