aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Religion Today Blog Christian Blog and Commentary

Idaho Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Bible in Public Schools

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Mar 22
  • Comments

A bill that would allow the Bible to be used in the classrooms of public schools has passed the Idaho legislature and now goes on to Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter’s desk for approval. reports that the bill would allow the Bible to be used as a reference for subjects such as literature, history, music, and world geography. Teachers would be allowed to use biblical texts in their lessons, although the bill states that the Bible cannot be used for scientific subjects.


“A lot of teachers are scared to use the Bible,” said Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, who sponsored the bill.


Public schools are already allowed to reference the Bible as well as other religious texts in the classroom, but this piece of legislation specifically focuses on the Bible and makes it clear that it can be used in public school instruction. notes that no student or teacher would be forced to use the Bible if they did not want to.




Publication date: March 22, 2016