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Blog:  Elective Bible Class in Public Schools.

Update  1/22/18; 9/25/17:  
XVII. Blogs: 1st Amend.   These three blogs indicate the activity of, and links to Faith, Freedom & Public Schools 2015-2018 projects: 
  1. Pinellas County, FL School Board,   (a.k.a. /Blog_FFPS_Educator Workshop/ )   [This Faith, Freedom & Public Schools (FFPS) activity i.e. 1st Amendment Seminar and Blog was diminished because it's focus has been redirected to FL state representatives in  #'s 2 & 3. below.]  [This was the citizens first effort to get Faith, Freedom & Public Schools (FFPS) Workshops into our local schools because the citizens had successfully presented a Comprehensive Religion Policy which  was adopted by the Pinellas County School Board about 2009.  We thought the Educator Workshops should follow the policy.  A Blog was started but now discontinued because it's focus has been redirected to FL state legislature in # 3. below because it is interested in a statewide religion policy which should have Educator Workshops with CEUs.]
  2. CEUs for Teachers and Administrators,  (a.k.a. /Blog_FFPS_Educator CEUs )   [This FFPS activity and Blog began at the state level and became more relevant and more necessary as a result of the FL legislature passing the Freedom Law in  # 3. below, which became effective on July 1, 2017.]   [This activity and Blog is being monitored to include the needs of school personnel of #4 below. ]
  3. New FL's Religious Freedom in Public Schools Law.  (a.k.a. /Blog_FL_Religious_Expression/ )  As a result of this new law The Faith & Freedom in Public Schools Workshop initiative is highly valued and now more important for the FL school personnel; and, so is the potential for awarding FL CEUs for the Workshop or its equivalent.
  4. You are here.   New BLOG: Elective Bible Class in Public Schools.  (a.k.a.  /Blog_Elective_Bible_Class/  )  Proposed bill would require all schools to offer an elective Bible class.  Let's get an elective Bible Class in FL schools!
Related link:  /Church vs State Tyranny/
 

Abstract:  This is the background information on Elective Bible Class in Public Schools

        It is not a big mystery why there is so much character missing from our public school children.  
Some CURRENT reasons to have a elective Bible Class in public schools and to avoid threats and potential expensive law suits.
  1. Proposed bill would require West Virginia schools to offer Bible class By WSAZ News Staff ; WHSV newsroom | Posted: Jan 15, 2018  Senate Bill 252, sponsored by State Senators Mike Azinger and Sue Cline, would apply to private schools, as well as public ones.  If the WV bill/text is moved we have a copy of the original bill submitted here: WVirginiaElectiveBibleClass-BillSB252-2018.html
  2. OK state senator authors bill to allow Bible as classroom subject Monday, January 26, 2015 | Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)| An Oklahoma state senator has introduced a bill that would protect public schools from lawsuits when the Bible is taught as history. ... The class would be an elective and not mandatory. Sen. Kyle Loveless says the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that's not unconstitutional and his bill would protect public schools from lawsuits. ... "The class on the Bible that deals with its historical and literary effect on our nation and world is perfectly permitted under the First Amendment," he claims, adding that it is not a violation of church and state.  [Do not know the status of this bill.]
  3. Iowa Public School Students Could Soon be Studying Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament Talia Wise : Jan 30, 2018 : CBN News  "The courts have not ruled that the Bible is off limits in our schools, only the promotion of religion.  Schools can use the Bible as a historical, cultural, and literary subject of study, but not as a devotional resource.  Or in other words, you can teach it, but you can't preach it." ... Similar laws have passed in Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Here are our current activities in chronological order.

Senator Jeff Brandes
12/15/15, Initial email (#1) without reply: (here) to:
     The Honorable Jeff Brandes, State Senator, Dist. 24
     (727) 563-2100
      Regarding CEUs for Faith, Freedom and Public Schools Workshop  (references Blog: #2)
 

Representative Larry Ahern
12/15/15, Initial email (#1) without a reply: (here) to:
    The Honorable Larry Ahern, State Rep., Dist. 66
    (727) 395-2512
      Regarding CEUs for Faith, Freedom and Public Schools Workshop  (references Blog: #2)

Senator Dennis Baxley ,
01/23/18, Initial email (#1 & # 2) without reply: (here) to:
     The Honorable Dennis Baxley, State Senator, Dist. 12  the author of FL's Freedom of Religious Expression Law. (See Blog: FL's Religious Expression Law.)

WV Senator Michael T. Azinger, the author of WV's Senate Bill 252  Requiring schools provide elective course on certain religious texts.
01/26/18, Initial email (#1) without reply: (here) to:
     The Honorable Michael T. Azinger, WV State Senator, Dist. 3
        Regarding incentives for elective social studies class and CEUs for a Faith, Freedom and ​Public Schools Workshop to "certify teachers" for Bible class.
     


Sincerely yours,

staff, Hisways USA, Inc.




  References:

  1. Gateways To Better Education home page with workshop links: 
  2. Sonya L. March Esq. is an Pinellas County resident and attorney affiliated with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF & email).
  3. Hisways USA, Inc. This Blog page:  http://hisways.org/about/Blog_FFPS_EduCEUs/index.html
  4. 04/27/16, (PCSB-Wkshop em3) Rejection email of the Faith, Freedom and Public School Education Workshop from the School Board Attorney.  How many other Florida school board attorneys have the same excuses?
  5. Other Hisways USA, Inc. Blogs in the series: 
    1. New bill effective July 1, 2017.Blog: FL's Religious Expression Law.  Great law for students and school personnel.
    2. BLOG: CEUs for Faith, Freedom & Public School Education Workshop.  (Presented to some FL state representatives.)   /Blog_FFPS_EduCEUs/
    3. BLOG: Pinellas County FFPS: Faith, Freedom & Public School Education Workshop. (Presented to the Pinellas County School Board.)
      • 04/27/16, (PCSB-Wkshop em3) Rejection email of the Faith, Freedom and Public School Education Workshop from the School Board Attorney.  How many other Florida school board attorneys have the same excuses?
  6. Biblical Christian Standards vs. Common Core Standards. By Exodus Mandate,
 
Miscellaneous FL statutes of interest that may apply.

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