Administration

Trump touts proposed Bible literacy classes in state schools

President Trump on Monday embraced proposals from lawmakers in six states that would allow public schools to offer Bible literacy classes.

The president’s tweet came shortly after the subject was discussed on “Fox & Friends.”

{mosads}”Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

 

Trump’s tweet came roughly a half-hour after North Dakota state Rep. Aaron McWilliams (R) appeared on “Fox & Friends.” McWilliams is co-sponsoring a measure in North Dakota to support Bible literacy classes.

Similar measures have been introduced in Missouri, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia and Florida.

USA Today reported that the proposals would require or encourage public schools to offer elective classes on the Bible, with a focus on its historical significance.

Critics of the measures have argued that they could violate the constitutional separation between church and state, USA Today reported.

Trump has often courted the support of evangelical leaders, with many defending him despite criticism over his rhetoric toward immigrants and on the campaign trail.

Tags Bible classes Donald Trump fox & friends Separation of church and state Trump tweets

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video