Thursday, March 08, 2007
According to this article, the Wilson County (Tennessee) school board has adopted an elective course on the Bible, supposedly for its historical and literary value.
The curriculum is studying the Old and the New Testaments," Wilson County School Board member Don Weathers said. "It has been talked about for numerous years.
However, this article from October of last year by Jim West, a pastor of a Baptist Church in Tennessee, indicates that the class materials under consideration may be those created by North Carolina-based National Council on the Bible Curriculum in Public Schools.
Favored by the Religious Right, this material has been shown to be utterly inadequate and quite skewed in the direction of very conservative thinkers. Other curricula are available, of course, but no matter what curriculum is chosen, it will have its detractors.