A Christian activist from New Jersey is asking students to bring Bibles to school this week and use passages in assignments and classroom discussions.
Bob Pawson says he scheduled the “academic evangelism” event to coincide with a nationwide See You at the Pole event Wednesday.
“The only people keeping Bibles out of America’s public school are us Christians,” Pawson says on his Web site, bringyourbible.com.
Some separation of church and state folks are concerned about the project, but say there’s nothing unconstitutional about bringing Bibles to school.
What do you think? Certainly the Bible is a work of literature and a great inspiration to Christians, but does it have a place in a science classroom? Would the discussions it generates lead to classroom disruptions or thought-provoking debates?
What if a Muslim group was pushing a similar agenda: toting the Quran to class? Would that be OK too?
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Susan Simpson, Education Writer