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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

School District Reneges on Hobby Lobby’s Bible Course

Last April, the Mustang, Oklahoma school board unanimously approved a public school Bible Course developed by the Museum of the Bible and Hobby Lobby President Steve Green. The course was created to coincide with the Green’s Museum of the Bible scheduled to open in Washington, D.C. in 2017. The Bible course was slated to begin the January, but after a series of complaints from the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the ACLU, the Mustang Public School board reversed its decision.

“The Topic of a Bible course in the Mustang School District is no longer a discussion item nor is there a plan to provide such a course in the foreseeable future,” the superintendent said. Freedom From Religion Foundation’s president called this “a victory” to preserve the “right of a captive audience of students to be free from indoctrination in a public school setting.” In the 50 years since prayer and the Bible were removed from public schools, we have seen sharp increases in school violence and behavior problems. School children are inundated with progressive, socialist mumbo-jumbo every day in school, but the left wing claims that reading the Bible would defy “reason and the law” and infringe on students’ “right…to be free from indoctrination.”

But don’t worry – Steve Green and the Museum of the Bible will keep moving forward. Project Chairman Jerry Pattengale said, “Museum of the Bible remains committed…and continues to work on an innovative, high-tech course that will provide students and teachers with a scholarly overview of the Bible’s history, narrative, and impact.” Pattengale and Green also plan to move forward in other districts that have expressed interest in using a Bible curriculum. Three cheers for Hobby Lobby.

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