Senate approves public school Bible classes

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to
allow Bible classes to be taught in public schools across Kentucky.
The bill that would effectively return the Bible to classrooms
across Kentucky cleared the Senate on a 37-1 vote and now goes to
the House for consideration.
Democratic state Sen. Kathy Stein of Lexington cast the only
dissenting vote. She questioned the constitutionality of the
measure sponsored by Sen. David Boswell, also a Democrat.
Under the Kentucky proposal, Bible courses would be offered as
electives, meaning students could decide whether to take them.
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The legislation is Senate Bill 142.

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