Idaho Republicans: Public Schools Should Use Bible For Biology, Law

| by Michael Allen

The Idaho Republican Party State Central Committee recently proposed bringing the Bible into public schools as a way to teach science-based lessons and other topics.

According to the Friendly Atheist, the committee agreed on this resolution:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Idaho County Central Committee encourages the Idaho legislature to draft and support a bill stating that the Bible is expressly permitted to be used in Idaho public schools for reference purposes to further the study of literature, comparative religion, English and foreign languages, U.S. and world history, comparative government, law, philosophy, ethics, astronomy, biology, geology, world geography, archaeology, music, sociology, and other topics of study where an understanding of the Bible may be useful or relevant.

Another resolution called for elective Bible classes to be offered at public schools, however, that proposal was taken out because the Republicans feared other religious books, such as the Quran, might be used in public schools, noted Melissa Davlin of Idaho Reports.

RawStory.com reports that another proposal called for investigating the U.S. Forest Service for "federal agency overreach and/or neglect" in regards to a national forest in North Idaho.

Sources: Friendly Atheist, Idaho Reports, Dropbox.com, RawStory.com
Image Credit: Idaho Republican Party Logo